Date of stay : 11th Dec to Dec 13th. Just returned after a 2 night stay for a late anniversary and christmas present trip with hubby. Neither of us have been to Venice before and boy were we pleased with our hotel choice. Felt like this should be 5 star to be honest. If , I could give more than 5 stars on here then I would !! This hotel was simply PERFECT......
We paid for a return transfer at the airport for 54 euro's for us both by water bus. We got off at the Rialto bridge, and within a few minutes we found the hotel. Location is prefect. The hotel is superb. On arrival, we were thrilled to see the reception area, beaufiful decorated with christmas decorations . Check in is fast and smooth and we felt very welcomed, we were taken to our room 106, on first floor, and bags delivered shortly afterwards..Lovely end of the corridor room. Standard room with double bed, tv, cd/clock player. Hotel bar (with charges if used). Clean and extremely comfortable. With adjustable heating system. Bathroom is a lovely size, and had compliementry bathroom smellies. You can listen to the tv whilst in the bathroom as there is a speaker in the ceiling. Maid service was top service. Making up room in morning and turning down in the evening. With a couple of chocolates and a card with next day's weather forecast, which is a fab idea and the chocolates were a lovely touch too :)
Breakfast was on first floor. Lovely and relaxing atmosphere. Contiental breakfast with cereals, pastries, fruit and yogurts. Also scambles egg and bacon. Fruit juices, tea and coffee. Perfect start to the day ahead. Venice is beautiful. And the hotel can arrange a Gondola trip and if 4 or more from hotel book is about 30 euro's each. We got our own Gondola trip though as we were offered same price for us both without others. What a lovely experience that was. And, I'd say a must do when in Venice. Tip : wear comfty shoes. This will be a walking trip away and it's very easy to get lost, we did lots of times but that was the fun of it. We saw parts we wouldn't of see else. And lots of little bridges to cross over too and then there's the Famous Rialto Bridge with shops on. The view from the top of the bridge was lovely.
The hotel also arranged for us to go over to Murano, to see the glass blowers in action and to see all their beautiful items for sale. Its expensive inside so you've been warned. We then got a boat back to Venice again.
We found this time of year to visit was perfect for us, there are visitors here, but I reckon its very busy during the summer months. I found this particulary relaxing and I suffer from anixety attacks, everything felt laid back and not in your face, if you know what I mean.
Now, back home Im missing Venice and the hotel A La Commedia.
I would differently recommend this hotel, in fact we did to a couple who were on the same boat back to the airport. If you looking for superb accommadtion, relaxing and comfty and in a great location, then this is the hotel for you !
We will differently like to go back to Venice and this hotel will be the one we book again, no doubt about it ..
My only disappointing thing was I fell in love with the Gold Teddie Candle's on their Christmas displays and really wanted to buy one for a lovely reminder of our stay in this hotel. So, if the manager ever wants to sell me one, Please get in touch because I'd love one please :) My picture is just not the same, lol xx
Thankyou to the A La Commedia for a lovely stay and for 100% lovely warm welcome, we throughly had a lovely short trip and saty with you x