My wife and I stayed at the Al Ponte Antico for two nights including our 5th Aniversary based on the reviews from this site. The reviews painted a perfect picture of what we were to expect. We booked the Junior Suite and were on the ground floor with a window 2 feet above the Grand Canal. I can't imagine another hotel in Venice can match the feeling of looking out that window. I was prepared to spend much more to stay and one of the well know 5 star hotels in Venice, but thankfully found this gem. As far as value goes this hotel was exceptional.
As for the service, I knew what to expect from the reviews, and while i typically would probably chose anonymity over excessive personal attention, I felt incredibly at home with Mateo and his staff. Everyone greeting us by name seemed to suit this establishment perfectly, and I felt genuinely welcome.
Breakfast was one of the best i've ever had. The selection would have been over the top for even a much larger hotel. The terrace just made the meal surpass most.
The hotel also provided us with great meal suggestions for the two nights were were there. The central location made seeing all sides of Venice effortless. We were an equal distance from tourist packed area and almost whisper quiet streets where you can hear your footsteps. As an additional note, the map the hotel provided was much better than anything i found in our guide books.
I thought we would go to Venice once in our lifetime (so many other places in the world to check off the list) but I am seriously considering a return for a future aniversary, just to stay at this hotel again.
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