As regular visitors to Venice, we had become lovers of the Ponte Antico hotel with its terrace overlooking the Rialto Bridge. However, on this occasion we stayed at the Ai Reali for the first time for 4 nights: we did not regret our choice. It is a new hotel, beautifully appointed and very well located. The staff are great, very professional and yet approachable and friendly. We stayed in a Junior Suite which was spacious, quiet, spotlessly clean and warm.
The breakfasts were excellent and the staff in the breakfast room were accommodating and welcoming.
It is impossible to compare these two hotels as they are completely individual, and both first-rate: we would happily stay in either again. The Ponte Antico is small, characterful and boutique, whereas the Reali is much larger, more modern and smart. The Reali is also a cheaper option, but it does not have the access to the Grand Canal. However, the location of the Reali could not be better for the visitor.
- 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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