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Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy

#81 of 387 Hotels in Venice
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San Marco 2494 | Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 30124 Venice, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Ala)
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Meaford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

The easy accessibility from the airport by water taxi to the door of the hotel was a plus. Staff were very accommodating and the check in was speedy. This was much appreciated after an overnight flight from Canada. The location of the hotel was fabulous. Walking distance to everything important. Breakfast was ample and varied. Everyone was very friendly and... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

Located near St. Mark's Square, the location was quiet & convenient, with an excellent breakfast, a clean (but small) room which was tastefully decorated, and was air conditioned. The hotel has a nice bar attached with very nice quality liquors and wine available. Staff seemed very professional. St. Stephen's Square, a source of more moderately priced restaurants is nearby. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

Hotel Ala was a fabulous find. Less than 5 minute walk from St. Mark’s Square and easily accessible by water bus (Giglio, stop 13), we couldn’t believe how centrally located from all the sights we were. Per usual, we had checked the hotel’s review on tripadvisor and found that it would be best to ask for a room on the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

Nice hotel with small but clean room. Wonderful breakfast included. Location was excellent 60 yard from vaporetto stop and 5 minutes from St. Mark's. 15 - 20 minutes (including photo stops) fro Rialto bridge. Dee & Dale Buck Wilmington, NC, USA

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

I would highly recommend this hotel. The decor is lovely and the buffet breakfast is yummy. The staff are helpful, however our room seemed dark at times as it only had a small window, that is my only negative.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Picking a hotel in Venice was a roll of the dice. But picking the Best Western Hotel Ala was a big winner. Hotel is great. Beautiful place, great service. Breakfast was terrific. The American Bar was a pleasant surprise; good place to end a busy day.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

I booked our stay at the Hotel Ala based on Trip Advisor reviews, and man were they right on. The location is great and very easy to get to by Venice standards. Just a short walk to all the major sites also helps, but the friendly staff and clean rooms makes the difference here. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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ALA2494, Customer care service at Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for preference given to our Hotel Ala and for your time. Your opinion is important to us and help us in growing and improving day by day. Thanks for your high evaluation and see you soon again Venice. Silvia - Customer Care More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

A group of 12 family and friends stayed here. Everyone was so friendly and location was great.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

Arrived at noon on 30th Sept. I was pleasantly surprised to discover a room was already available for me to take, even though it was a couple of hours before official check-in time. The big seller for this hotel is its location - under 5 mins walk to San Marco Piazzo, and you really do feel "right on the centre"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

I would highly recommend this hotel and it's only a short walk to the Square at St. Mark's. The staff was helpful and the breakfast was wonderful. It really is a gem ....

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old noble home, 3 Stars Superior Hotel, in the real heart of Venice, just few steps from St. Mark's Square, easily reachable by public service line 1 (dock S. Maria del Giglio at 50 meters) and direct access for taxi-boat and gondolas. Tarnowska's American Bar with wine/cheese tasting. Complimentary American Buffet breakfast. 100% SMOKE-FREE Hotel. Free Wi-Fi connection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy

Address: San Marco 2494 | Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 30124 Venice, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Ala)
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Price Range: $114 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Ala Hotel Venice
Best Western Venice
Hotel Ala Venice
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Venice
#83 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#89 Family Hotel in Venice
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