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After coming off a long cruise, we were tired. We came to this hotel fell into our very comfortable beds and slept. The room was nice and spacious, which is needed for a large family of five. There is a nice continental breakfast included as...More
This is one of the best hotels we have yet stayed in! It's perfectly located just a couple of minutes from Saint Mark's square, but is out of the way of most passing tourists.
The rooms are large and tastefully decorated, and the quiet location,...More
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a long weekend in May 2013.
When we arrived the water taxi couldn’t drop us off right by the hotel so we had a short walk with our bags up to the hotel. Aside from this minor inconvenience...More
We stayed 5 night to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary as we wanted to go somewhere really special & where we had not been before.
This hotel is in the perfect location for absolutely everything we wanted to do & see in Venice from shopping...More
This hotel is off the beaten path; has only 15 rooms, but has big, beautiful rooms with fabric covered walls, wonderful foam beds, a bath with a fantastic shower & I convenient to the square.
The breakfast is the best I have ever sen as...More
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
Response from patrick_adelaer | Reviewed this property |
You can easily take the municipal boat bus (water shuttle named alilaguna) leaving from the airport. We took the blue line and stepped out at station S. Zaccaria. It is a nice trip offering a view at Venice and surroundings... More
You can easily take the municipal boat bus (water shuttle named alilaguna) leaving from the airport. We took the blue line and stepped out at station S. Zaccaria. It is a nice trip offering a view at Venice and surroundings, but it takes approx. 75 mins by this shuttle. From S. Zaccaria it is a 10 minute walk.
When we returned back home, we took a water taxi to the airport, which costed EUR 110.
At the airport terminal of Venice (San Marco Airport) there is a joint water shuttle and taxi terminal. Very easy to find.
Response from aidueprincipi | Property representative |
Dear Jastheime, Thank you for asking. It is a short and accessible walk from San Zaccaria to Ai due Principi. Once you get off the public ferry boat stop (San Zaccaria) you will see a monument on the waterfront. Find the... More
Dear Jastheime, Thank you for asking. It is a short and accessible walk from San Zaccaria to Ai due Principi. Once you get off the public ferry boat stop (San Zaccaria) you will see a monument on the waterfront. Find the small alley behind that will take you to San Zaccaria's Church. When you will see the church on your right, turn left. Then you will arrive on Campo San Provolo and turn right. Few meters and you will find our entrance on your right handed side (on your left there will be a canal with gondolas passing by). Total walking distance forseen: five / eight minutes. We hope this information will help you reaching easily and with no doubts our hotel. Thank you for choosing Ai due Principi. We look forward to welcoming you. Deborah
Response from dannyc1967 | Reviewed this property |
hi, we stayed there last month and loved it. the best way to travel is to take the boat from the airport (no buses in venice, unless you meant the water bus, i.e. vaporetto), and stop at S. Zaccaria, which is the stop before... More
hi, we stayed there last month and loved it. the best way to travel is to take the boat from the airport (no buses in venice, unless you meant the water bus, i.e. vaporetto), and stop at S. Zaccaria, which is the stop before San Marco. This is the best stop for Ai Principi. from there, there's a very short distance to walk to the hotel, i would say under 5min, i've tried to include a google map route but it's now allowed by tripadvisor guidelines. if you go to google maps and input s. zaccaria and hotel ai due principi and choose 'walking', you'll see a very clear walking route of 4min and 350m.
the location is perfect, the staff is very welcoming and helpful, and the breakfast is not English! the quality of the bed/room we stayed in was brilliant. we had slept amazingly whilst there and it was very quiet. the only think i would say not to look at (and i mean, at all) is the tv. don't even bother. but who needs tv in venice?
if you stay 3 days (or more), buy a 3 day tourist travel pass which gives you unlimited trips on all the vaporetto's. they run very often and take you everywhere, don't bother with the water taxis and gondolas as they're expensive. venice can also be easily done by foot, but it's SO complicated to manoeuvre, you'l always need your google maps and internet ready on your mobile to guide you, the streets are a maze, and that's an understatement. the hotel is based in an area called castello which is great to explore, with many small restaurants. my advice also is, go as much as you can on foot. other areas that we enjoyed were dorsoduro and san polo. venice is an absolutely magical place, and if you have half decent weather, you'll be in for an absolute trip (literally and figuratively). enjoy. best regards,
ps wake up as early as possible and stay up as late as possible.