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We spent the first four night of our honeymoon at Hotel Ai Due Principi and we had a wonderful experience. The rooms are very a good size, modern and clean (the only complaint I have is the yucky shower curtain - it was time to...More
Rather unusually this hotel looks exactly as it looks on its website. We had room 201, with twin beds. It was just beautiful and the huge bathroom was stunning. Whirlpool bath with shower and separate huge shower stall with wall jets,fixed shower head and removable...More
This hotel is in an excellent location not far from St Marks square. It is easy to get to from the waterbus, and as noted by others, you don't need to lug a suitcase all over venice to get to it. The rooms are decent...More
I recently stayed at this wonderful hotel. The staff were very helpful and friendly.
The hotel in located in the Castello district of Venice very close to St. Mark's Square. One
of the nicest hotels around with elevator and recently remodeled. The room was quiet,...More
This hotel is fantastic. It is tucked away on a small canal, but only 2-3 walking minutes away from the San Zaccharia water bus stop. It is very important to note that there are no stairs or bridges that need to climbed when walking from...More
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$141 - $504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#81 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#102 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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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 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.