I took a risk and booked the Hotel Ala after doing a little research online and my wife and I just felt right at home from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We booked the Ala for a couple of days prior to a Transatlantic cruise and afterwards we wished we had arrived days earlier.
We had a very comfortable room with a nice bathroom and a window that overlooked the canal. We enjoyed being serenaded by the Gondoliers as they rowed their passengers by below us! The Ala also had an unbelievable buffet breakfast with too many edible options to list here and the breakfast easily kept us going for a full day of exploring Venice. As for the location; it's in the middle of every tourist point of interest that you could want. The staff were amazing and it has it's own dock that is great if you can afford to hire a ''private boat'' that will take you and your luggage right to the hotel.
The Ala also has internet access for free in the lobby and ''Wi-Fi'' in your room for a nominal fee. If you don't like to take risks on where you rest while on vacation, this is your place. It's not cheap, but it's reasonable for the excellent location, the room and the breakfast. By the way it's literally only five minutes walk to ''St.Mark's Square. We will return to Venice and the Ala will be our choice to stay for an extended visit to this beautiful city in the very near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ancient Noble House 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 yds) and direct access for taxi-boat and gondolas. Tarnowska's American Bar with best cocktails/wines in town. Complimentary American Buffet breakfast. Complimentary Water. 100% SMOKE-FREE Hotel. Best HYPER SPEED WI-FI in town. Check-in: 2 pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ala Hotel Venice
- Best Western Venice
- Hotel Ala Venice