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“Quiet Hotel in a quiet location” 4 of 5 stars
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Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fondamenta Della Sensa Cannaregio 3319, 30121 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Quiet Hotel in a quiet location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My husband and I spent 4 days in this hotel recently. It is in a quiet street so was not disturbed by noise. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was amazing, a good choice and really good quality. They are having some renovation work in the hotel but this was not a problem as we were busy exploring most of the day. The only problem we had with the room was the shower, which flooded the floor as the shower screen wasn't big enough otherwise it was spacious and clean. We wouldn't hesitate to return to the hotel and have recommended it to friends.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

This was at least our fifth visit to this hotel, and we have never been disappointed by it.
It is set in a quiet location but access is easy and there are some very good places to eat within a few minutes walk ( the hotel has no restaurant but does serve snacks in the bar). From the airport the Alilaguna Orange route will drop just a few minutes walk from the hotel (there are a couple of bridges to negotiate with your bags), or a water taxi will drop you at the door. There are two vaporetto stops nearby so getting anywhere is easy, even if you don't want to walk.
The hotel has just re-opened after refurbishment, but it has kept its character and oriental style whilst adding some modern touches and improving the breakfast room. I also understand that the ground floor rooms, which were not as good as the upper floor ones, have also been improved. There are some new faces and some old ones missing, but this is still the "Mori" that we know and love!
The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. The breakfast is good and plentiful, and served in the new breakfast room. The bar is always a good place to stop after a long day's walking.
So what are the bad bits? Nothing much really; I am not keen on the piped music in the public areas and perhaps more significantly, our bed was very firm, as were the pillows. I don't recall noticing that in previous years, and you do get used to it after a couple of nights. The rooms have safes, but they are very small and won't take an i-pad, let alone a laptop.
Don't be put off by these niggles, this is an excellent hotel in what we think is a perfect location in a quiet part of Venice.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

During the six years that my wife Judy and i worked on our bestselling book, Serenissima: Venice in Winter, we would pass ai Mori d'Oriente and figure this place was just out of our price range. Then we began leading photography tours covering Venice in winter and realized what bargains can be had in the Floating City after Xmas, but before Carnevale.
Our travel agent put us in touch with ai Mori and we (and our clients) could not have been happier. The somewhat 'out of the way' location in Cannaregio turned out to be a blessing--a welcome respite from the busier spots near Piazza San Marco and Rialto. And, in fact, nothing really is out of the way in Venice since it really is a small town. Everything about the hotel was welcoming and first-rate, from the staff to the lovely morning breakfast and cappuccino.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My Wife & I stayed here some years back . What a surprise this little hotel was. Kind of off the beaten track ,but just what we were looking for & more .Very clean, friendly staff ,beautiful rooms & a great breakfast room. We enjoyed chatting with other travelers in the cozy bar late into the night. Great local dining was just steps away down the canal. We really enjoyed walking all over Venecia .Great adventure based out of this very ,very cool hotel We both would love to return another time as the memories are all good ones. We highly recomend Hotel Ai Mori D'Oriente to travelers who want something "old world" & really special.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed here a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I asked for a certain room over email and got exactly the one I wanted, complete with bremed ceiling and four poster bed. A large continental breakfast selection and an airy breakfast room, a happy porter and a bar completed our 2 night stay.
The hotel isn't on a main stretch but we did find it in the dark after a while, using directions from a boat stop from their website.
The island flooded while we were there and we got lost but returning to our hotel at five in the morning, walking through water up to my thighs (!!) we were greated by the night porter offering to carry our umbrellas/coats/waterlogged shoes.
I would stay here agin when we next visit (in not so rainy season)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed here in April of 2010 and we loved our visit. They are a smart, clean, authentic hotel with great history. We paid somewhere in the range of 150 euros at the time and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms are very small, but the décor is authentic and comfortable. Why would you stay very long in your room in Venice anyway?! We walked so much around Venice and were very happy to return to our beautiful room at the Hotel ai Mori dOriente! Ah Venice!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

For anyone preferring a little peace and quiet out of the main tourist areas, the Hotel ai Mori d’Oriente is an absolute winner with very few drawbacks.

With its attractive ‘post-Moorish’ architectural features and own little quayside the hotel looks fairly small and unprepossessing from the outside. But inside it’s all polished wood, marble-floored elegance and deceptive space.

Being only a 20 minute stroll down to St. Mark’s Square is not what I’d call inconvenient, as long as you don’t mind walking. But that 20 minutes made all the difference. Because when you’re sitting at a little canal side table enjoying your (first) evening spritz, or standing on the Fondamenta with a delicious wake-up coffee before breakfast, you’re not fighting off swarms of tourists. You just see the occasional Venetian crossing the nearby bridge on his/her way to or from work. It was delightful to be able to return from a day seeing the sights to this haven of tranquillity.

The staff were all friendly and helpful if, perhaps, a little formal. Our bedroom was comfortable, if rather gloomily lit, and the well-appointed ensuite bathroom beautifully clean. If you want a view, though, don’t ask for one overlooking the rear courtyard. And do respect the stickers on the windows warning of mosquitos! I didn’t on the first night and was awoken in the early hours by a high pitched whine: fortunately I spotted the mozzy immediately and squashed it before any blood was spilled. Thereafter we used the aircon rather than opening windows…

The experienced bartender quietly prepared superb cocktails. Anyone familiar with ‘Fawlty Towers’ might detect more than just a hint of ‘Manuel’ in the ever-attentive hotel porter. And the reception staff were brilliant at recommending restaurants and sorting tables for us. Another big plus for this hotel is that there are 3 or 4 excellent eateries within 10 minutes’ walk – all friendly and offering superb value for fresh, high quality local dishes.

Breakfast here confused me to begin with. The coffee machine – whilst eventually delivering the goods - was not intuitive, and neither was the menu. You could help yourself to a buffet of gargantuan proportions if you wanted to. Muesli, other cereals, toast, yoghourts, fruit, cold ham, croissants, and tea and coffee by the gallon were all included in our tariff. Yet the boiled eggs nestling amongst these choices were extra, as was bacon and eggs. It would have been so much easier to include everything in the breakfast price. It surely can’t be based on cost because we could have fed a Roman legion on the cold ham available (or prepared ourselves packed lunches for the week). All I wanted was a couple of rashers of bacon and a fried egg, and paying extra for it was (like mosquitos) unnecessarily irritating.

Still, as that was our only slight niggle I can honestly say that we struck gold with the Hotel ai Mori d’Oriente, would recommend it and unhesitatingly come back here given the opportunity.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fondamenta Della Sensa Cannaregio 3319, 30121 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Venice
#13 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#15 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#23 Family Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charm & boutique renewed hotel in the incomparably enchanting Venice, overlooking the Rio della Sensa and della Misericordia in the Cannaregio district where picturesque hidden courtyards whisper ancient legends and where the rooms will cradle you in luxury and comfort.Quietly located in the city center near the Jewish ghetto and Campo dei Mori, the rooms at the Hotel Ai Mori d'Oriente instill a warm atmosphere of hospitality and tranquility where elegant Moorish touches evoke the trade along the Silk Road.For a romantic getaway full of elegance and comfort surrounded by astounding beauty, fall in love all over again with Venice on a vacation at the New Hotel Ai Mori d'Oriente. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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