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Hotel Ai Reali
Ranked #36 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Dijon, France
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8 reviews
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“Wonderful hotel, very nice and professional staff !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at Ai Reali Hotel. We stayed 4 nights with our son. The hotel has a very good location. Our room was very beautiful, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was excellent. All staff is very nice and helpfull (mille grazie Filippo !).We highly recommend this hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

This 3 day city break was a suprise for me by my partner, who later in the stay proposed :-)

The hotel was beautiful, we were upgraded to a suite with a view of the canal. The hotel has a gondola entrance which i loved. The staff were really approachable, pleasant and helpful, they couldnt do enough for you. The food was amazing both breakfast and the evening meal. The location was great, very central, minutes away from the rialto bridge.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone, i would go back in a heartbeat, i didnt want to leave.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gloucester
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

This hotel is in the best location. A 2 minute walk from the Rialto Bridge and 5 minutes from St Mark's square. We booked a comfort room which was beautifully decorated and elegantly furnished. The room is fairly small in size but definitely fit for purpose.

The only problem we had during our stay was with the air conditioning in the room. It was quite warm during our stay and the air conditioning was not adequate. The temperature did not get any cooler then 23/24 degrees inside the room. We spent 3 days explaining this to the reception desk. Although They tried to change it electronically they had no joy We were advised that an engineer would not be available until Tuesday (we left on Monday morning)

All the staff we came in contact with were very friendly and always happy to help. I would of happily given 5 stars if it was not for the the issues with the air con.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Just returned and had to write a review. What a great little hotel. Fabulous location, friendly staff, beautiful decor and exceptionally clean. Venice is all about the sight-seeing so you are out and about most of the time therefore, if you like nice hotels but don't want to spend the earth on a five star then this could be the hotel for you. The breakfast offering isn't great but it is adequate. The hotel is close to the Rialto bridge for easy airport transfers. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Pros
The hotel is in a perfect location (when you can find it! Coming from the Rialto bridge is it a few hundred yards down a side street next to the Disney store). Venice is mainly about walking around and therefore the hotel is in the best location to see most of the sights and eat well.
The hotel is finished to a high quality, all very clean and with a beautiful marble reception.
The staff are friendly and speak English.
The smart TV and free wifi in the rooms means watching YouTube or listening to music is not a problem, although there are little English channels, no movie channels and no DVD player.

Cons
The standard room is small for a 4 star hotel and the place was too booked up to accommodate a room change for our duration. That was a disappointing start to the holiday. The €20 charge per person just for access to the pool and sauna is ridiculous considering what we paid to stay there. There is no facilities to make tea, no iron to borrow and not a large range of breakfast options. There was no option to extend the check out time from 11am to 12pm. The air-conditioning unit made loud noises for a minute or so a couple of times during the trip.
We stayed in room 101. Luckily the area was mainly quiet but this room does face above the entrance and any noise would travel.

Venice is beautiful and is definitely worth exploring. Check out Alfredos Pasta to Go (best pasta we've ever had and the staff were amazing) and Arte Della Pizza (a bit of a walk and down a side street but the best pizza slices at €1.50). The ice cream place, Gelato D'Oro on the way is the best ice cream we've ever had as well. Yes - we ate well! Check out Tripadvisor for the details.
Be aware of the service charge to sit down in many cafes and restaurants, I'm sure there will be a sign to explain but otherwise it may come as a surprise the first time the bill comes.

Room Tip: Choose a suite or deluxe rooms if possible, standard rooms are quite small.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

An old palace/courthouse which has been converted to the highest standards. It is very well run by friendly and highly professional staff. The location is ideal - relatively quiet small square with it's own canal entrance but only 2 mins from the Rialto and the vaporetto. The spa is a little expensive but the rest of the place is good value. It would be difficult to go wrong with tbis place.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is the first time we have been to Venice and the hotel ai-reali was everything we expected and more. I am tempted to say it is the best hotel I have ever stayed in!
The rooms are brand new, designed in beautiful traditional Venetian style (we stayed in the 'classic' type room). The staff was very helpful and we also enjoyed a relaxing day in the hotel spa due to an unforeseen rain storm that flooded Venice.
The location is excellent, right in the heart of Venice next to the Rialto bridge which makes traveling to/from the airport a breeze (you don't need a special water taxi, just take the shuttle-boat to the bridge and walk for 5 min).
In total, the hotel is highly recommended for any couple going to Venice but it is less suitable to families with children.

Room Tip: The 'classic' room was quite adequate, I wouldn't take any of the more expensive rooms u...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barak S
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Property: Hotel Ai Reali
Address: Castello, Campo della Fava 5527, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Ai Reali 4.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ai Reali is located in Campo della Fava, a small quiet campo, few steps away from Rialto Bridge and only 5 minutes away from St. Mark’s Square. It’s a fantastic central location for who wish to discover the most real Venice. Experience the thrill to visit the old fish market early in the morning or have a cappuccino staring the Rialto Bridge, walking only moments from your hotel.The palace has been the residence of family Reali, a noble family who became rich with the trade of the sugar. The seal of the family is a double crown, the same crowns you find in the hotel logo. The Hotel is overlooking a canal and it has its own water entrance. Customers can easily arrive or depart by private transportation. In case you prefer to user the public transportation, the ferry stop of Rialto is only 150 metres away. Ferry line “Alilaguna” arriving and departing from the airport also stops in Rialto.The Hotel Ai Reali is a 4 stars hotel S offering all the services you normally find in a 5 stars, including the restaurant “Alle Corone” serving Venetian food with home-made pasta and pastry, a comfortable bar, a bar in the garden (open in summer),A wine cellar, a gym, a great “Reali Spa” with Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, emotional showers and a massage center. The products used in our Spa are provided by Vitalis a brand “total nature” well known in Italy.Regarding business, Ai Reali, offers a congress center with a big salon for 75 people, with wifi internet connection and if your dream is a great wedding in the most romantic city of the world, don’t miss the chance to ask our assistance, we are ready to arrange the wedding of your dreams, including the ceremony in the beside church, reception, gondola or boat transportation, lunch of dinner in any style, wedding make up and spa treatments. The decoration of the hotel and the rooms is classical Venetian with a lot of antiques and all bathrooms are full marble in different and elegant colors. The floors have been totally restored, you will really feel like to be in the 18th Century. ... more   less 
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