The last two days of our two week Italian adventure were spent in Venice at the Hotel Ai Reali. Our once in a lifetime trip could not have ended in a better way. The hotel was spectacular....lovingly restored keeping its ancient beauty while considering the comfort and needs of today's travelers. Our room, 306, was large with a stunning black marble bathroom, an expansive closet/dressing area, lovely Venetian glass light fixtures, and beautiful linens.
The staff at this hotel is extremely personable, well trained, and happy to help with anything you may need from making dinner reservations to booking the water taxi to the airport. We took advantage of the patio one afternoon, and stopped in the charming bar for a nightcap each night before bed.
When we booked our room, the less costly rooms were unavailable, so we upgraded to the deluxe room. Do yourself a favor and do the same. Everything in Venice is very pricey, so in the scheme of things, this hotel gives you a lot for your money. If I ever return to Venice, I will look forward to my stay at the Ai Reali.
- 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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