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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Alla Vite Dorata Hotel Venice