As with anyone booking a Hotel from overseas it is done with great trepidation.
Will it be as good as the photos indicate, will the location be convenient to restaurants and sites of interest and shopping etc etc etc ???
My wife and I have traveled a fair bit and I guess you would call us fussy
We had concerns about Venice hotels in so far as noise whilst we slept, breakfast, the room, the view and so it goes on. .... We arrived at the Hotel by water taxi to be greeted by the owner, Mateo, A greeting so warm as to immediately put aside any trepidation.
Mateo showed us to our room which loverlooked the Rialto bridge off a balcony and when I say overlooked "I mean in your face" - it was just stunning.
Looking down on to the main riverway and all its water traffic there couldn't be a better outlook in the whole of Venice.
The room was 5 star, spacious and I am talking normal spacious not Italian spacious; chandeliers and antique furniture and a great bed with 15 foot ceilings
The breakfast was typical European, simple by many standards, fresh eggs cooked to your choice (Mateo makes great omelettes!) , fresh bread and meats and cheeses and lovely lovely coffee - expresso not jug boiled
To wrap it up - our friends stayed at a 'very expensive' Venice Hotel and were very unhappy. We were absolutely delighted with The Ponte Antico, the surroundings, ambience and of course with Mateo who made us feel so welcome and very very special - we definitely got the better deal! We would always stay at Ponte Antico when in Venice - it is fantastic.
Book here and you won't be dissapointed!!!
Louis and Gail - Gold Coast Australia
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