And this hotel has many of them. Even on the last day of our stay we would take the wrong turning and end up lost!. However this is what you get with converted Palazzos becoming central Venetian hotels. It will be the same when Buckingham Palace becomes a Best Western in 2050. Viva la Revolutione, as Red Ken would say.
But what is rare here, is that the service is incredible. 5 star service for a 3 star hotel.
Everyone, and I mean all the staff were exceptional. From the porters, to the main reception team, right down to the guy running breakfast who let us take a tray and filled us up even when we were there after closing time. Thank you.
The hotel is very well positioned...close enough to St Marks Square to make it an easy walk there, but no so close you suffer the agoraphobia that it can induce when absolutely packed. Which it is. All the time. There is a vaporetto stop 1 minutes walk down an alley [Giglio] that makes it really easy to get around town. And if you feel like a wander, Rialto is only 15 minutes stroll away.
The room might have been small, but you don't go to Venice to lie in your hotel room do you?
So, I doff my tricorn hat to the Ala with a low bow. Fantastico.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ancient Noble House with its ideal location, in the middle of the action, 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. Leisure UPPER MID-SCALE Hotel, particularly indicated to couples, couples of friends, couples of every gender, single travelers and small family party. Don’t miss an evening toast to our Tarnowska's American Bar where you will meet our Bartender Damiano and Rey and his awesome Italian-soundy tongue. 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