My husband and I stayed here at the end of March for 4 nights. It was to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We booked through lastminute.com and in our opinion got a very good deal. We spent hours doing research on the internet and finally settled on the Hotel Al Sole as we liked the location and the look of the building. Well we were certainly not dissapointed. We opted for a superior canal view room and we got room 105. I was a little bit nervous about being on the first floor as other reviewers pointed out the noise from below. I am very pleased to say that we had no noise issues at all. The windows are completely soundproof and if that is not enough you can also close the shutters to be extra comfortable. The room was spotless, very comfortable and a lovely haven to return to after a long day of sight-seeing. As others have pointed out the location is excellent for both the bus station and the vaporetto. We also loved strolling along the back streets and exploring all the less busy areas.
As far as restaurants are concerned, yes the choice is overwhelming, but what we enjoyed most was getting some pizza from the takeaway up the road from the hotel and a bottle of wine and sitting by the canal having our own little picnic. Highly recommended for a relaxed and informal dinner and a fraction of the price of a restaurant.
Breakfast at the Hotel was fine for us. Enough choice and lots on offer with a great selection of fresh fruit too. The staff serving breakfast were very efficient and replenished items continually so we were never short of anything.
Reception staff also very helpful and friendly and gave us a map on arrival and explained the location. We found the map quite useful even though we did have more detailed maps.
I would also highly recommend visiting Burano and Murano, we absolutely loved them. A completely different feel to Venice and very quaint with beautiful little shops and streets to explore.
I would love to go back to Venice and would be more than happy to stay at this Hotel again.
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- A noble beginning of the Fifteenth century building, located in a very pleasant area of Venice,with delightful indoor garden Hotel Al Sole welcomes you amongst typical Venetian atmospheres and modern comforts. ... more less
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