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“Unexpected luxury on the canal”
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Alla Vite Dorata
Ranked #32 of 458 Venice B&B and Inns
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
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“Unexpected luxury on the canal”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Venice was our last stop on a two-week tour of Italy. After the luxury of all the other bed and breakfasts we stayed at, we could almost not believe that we could be that lucky that our last B&B could be just as wonderful (if not even more luxurious). Yet again, we could not believe our luck (or was it great planning as a result of trip advisor's awesome reviews?). We followed Alexandra's directions on how to reach Alla Vite Dorata and managed to do so quite easily after getting off the waterbus (this is quite tricky with big suitcases). We also noted that other guests at the B&B had taken a taxi from the airport directly to the B&B (literally into the B&B) which costs about €120 (very costly if you consider that waterbus fare ranges betwee €7 and €15 per person). Alexandra's son (Nico) was there to receive us and show us around the B&B. Our breaths were blown away by the beautiful interior and attention to detail (exactly what you would expect in Venice). It was almost too good to be true.

The triple room is quite big with a window onto the canal. It is quite entertaining to just sit on the double bed and experience life on the canal. The third bed (a wireframe bed) is really comfy. Breakfast at Alla Vite Dorata was an experience in itself. We managed to get to the dining room early enough on our second morning to get the table on the canal (try to do this, even if you prefer to sleep in, it will definitely be worth getting up a few minutes earlier). Alexandra's help is a bustling, tiny lady who makes it her duty to ensure that you are comfortable and have everything you need (from hot chocolate croissants to steaming cups of cappuccino).

Alla Vite Dorata is also really close to a few restaurants and a supermarket should you need anything (it also stays open late). We tried a pizza place close by as well as a restaurant close to one of the waterbus stops (the one going to the airport). It was quite expensive to eat out, but we were never disappointed. Unfortunately, you cannot always say the same for the bars. We enjoyed the pub-like coffee shops much more than some of the busy cafes.

If I ever get the opportunity to go to Venice again, I would without a doubt stay at Alla Vite Dorata.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Thank you for welcoming us!
The rooms were immaculate!
Bathroom, food, people! All lovely. Highly recommend this place. Well above average!
We absolutely loved the location and there was a fabulous restaurant not far away.
And great shopping throughout Venice.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the water a excellent so you get a true taste of Venice
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Excellent hotel in a quiet location on a small canal. A very warm welcome. Homely owner of the hotel creates an atmosphere - Aleksandra. Easy access to all attractions. Recommended to all. Guests from Moscow

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of the canal and you will not be disappointed
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mason, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this B&B. The room was very nice, and in a great location. The breakfast was very nice. The service was great and everyone was very friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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White Plains, New York
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Hello all! Venezia and the Alla Vite Dorata were the last stop on our 3 week Prague, Croatia, & Slovenia jaunt. We ferried in from Rovinj, Croatia and spent 4 lovely nights in Venice - one of our favorite places. This was the first time we stayed at the Alla Vite Dorata, and though we did not have any views (which is definitely a plus when in Venice), we were very happy with our accommodation and location, in the quiet Canneregio section - beautiful cobbled alleys and streets, and lovely canals. All the rooms are street level. Our room was small, but very quiet, comfortable and clean, and the included buffet breakfast very good. The hotel/B&B had a number of nice decorative touches in both the room and public area which added to the overall ambiance. Service was excellent and the location - well, we were away from the maddening crowd, which turns off many visitors to Venice, but within a short walking distance we could be in the midst of it, or, with a good map, even further away. Also, the Alla Vite Dorata sits on its own quiet canal with a little deck/balcony off the breakfast room from which you can sit and enjoy it.

There is so much to see in Venice and the various islands, Burano, Murano, Torcello, etc., that careful planning will make your stay wonderful. And don't forget that every two years (odd years), Venice hosts the Biennale, a world's fair of art, an added bonus to a city that is a work of art in itself.

From our perspective, Venice is a city meant to be walked, but because of its layout you will not be able to avoid taking public transportation, the water buses, taxis, gondolas, etc. You will have to take the good with the bad (the bad being the crowds and the cost), the good - all that is Venice. So, look into this before you go. With a good guide book you can get to understand the city and then make intelligent choices of where to stay and how to get around. This will make your stay enjoyable and memorable - my two cents anyway.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We had booked this B&B in May, and had to cancel at the last moment. We were past the free cancellation period, and the hotel had every right to charge us for the stay. But they were very nice, and promised that if they found another guest, they would not charge us. The next day I received a mail from them, stating that they had found someone else to take our room, and no charge would be levied. Now that is ethical behaviour of the highest standard, and when we rescheduled the trip to August, I decided that we MUST stay here.

The location of this B&B is excellent - about 5-7 minute walk from both Fundamenta Nuove and the Ca D'Oro waterbus stops. This makes life in Venice very convenient. There are only 6 rooms, and the hostess Alekssandra is friendly, warm, and unobstrusive. Their breakfast was the best spread amongst all the B&B's that we stayed in during our Italy vacation, and the housekeeping was the best (towels and sheets changed everyday). Toiletries were of the highest quality.

We paid extra for a canal facing room, which had nice views. The breakfast area has a lovely balcony looking out into the canal, where we had most of our morning meals.

If I were forced to point out any cons, it would be the small size of the room and the bath area, but I am told that this is a hallmark all over Venice.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

I stayed here for only one night during Carnival but it was one of the best places I have stayed at in Europe so far. Absolutely amazing service and the location right on the water is unbeatable. The breakfast was phenomenal and the room was very comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Alla Vite Dorata
Address: Cannaregio 4690/B, 30121 Venice, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
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Ranked #32 of 458 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This small and charming first class inn, just restored, is situated in the heart of Venice historic core, two steps from Rialto bridge and 10 minutes from St. Mark’s square, on the picturesque Venetian canal.The Santi Apostoli Neighborhood offers a great variety of restaurants and eateries to enjoy the original Venetian cuisine. Exciting shopping opportunities also await in the vicinity.Our rooms are furnished with care and each room is different from the others.They all have original ceiling beams, perfectly restored. ... more   less 
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