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Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy
Ranked #76 of 386 Hotels in Venice
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“"Great location!"”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Very, very clean. Breakfast is delicious. Location is perfect, right between Rialto and St. Mark's. Vaporetto stop is a straight 500 feet to hotel, no crossing bridges, so super easy to find. Venice is all about location and you can get lost in the maze of bridges and narrow walkways very quickly. It's fun to get lost but not when you are tired and just want to get back to your room for a shower and nap. 24/7 desk. AC awesome. Sound-proof room. Room 139 has double-head shower...request if possible.


Beds are rock hard...but so tired at night that we still slept like babies. Had a bad experience with their owned restaurant...made it right by voiding the bill. Had a bad experience with mosquitoes...made it right by providing a private boat taxi directly to Marco Polo airport.

Room Tip: Room 139 has a huge bathroom with a double-head shower.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

This was a very nice hotel. It was very easy to find - right off the Giglio Vaporetto stop on Line #1. Our room looked out into the square. It was a short walk to St. Mark's Square. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My only complaint would be that the bed was not that comfortable - it was a little to firm for my taste. Overall though this was an excellent hotel - clean and friendly and easy to locate.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ALA2494, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear All, really nice from you to share your comment with other Travellers.
Thanks for your great experience with us. See you soon again in Venice
Silvia - Customer Care
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Caledon, Canada
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The hotel staff was great to deal with and we are especially thankful for the manner in which our transfer arrangements to the airport were cancelled on our behalf while we were on our cruise. They were able to suggest a much less expensive method.
The rooms were comfortable and the buffet breakfast was amazing. We expected a continental type breakfast but it was a full breakfast with bacon, eggs, toasts, cereals, etc.
Please ensure all the staff have our sincere thanks.
If we travel to Venice again the Hotel Ala will be our first choice!

Room Tip: Rooms are all different and any room would be a good choice.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boynton Beach, Fla.
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

My husband and I recently spent 2 nights before a river cruise at the Best Western Ala in Venice.
We had a lovely stay there. The staff was gracious and helpful. the hotel has a fabulous location, 5 minutes from St Marks Square and right off the Giglio Vaporetto stop line 1.
Our room, 310 was on a canal and we could see and hear the gondolas go by under our window.
The room was well appointed ,very clean and had a great a/ c system.
The buffet buffet breakfast was good and a great way to start our day.
The hotel was close to many restaurants....we recommend Vino Vino for dinner.
Splurge and take a private Vaporetto directly from the airport to the back of the hotel (110 Euros)
The hotel roof garden was a great perk to relax in after a long day.
The hotel has a bar for drinks or a late cappuccino.
This hotel is comfortable and has everything you could desire for a reasonable price in pricy Venice !!!

Room Tip: Room 310 faced the canal
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ALA2494, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Friends, Perfect description of all our services and way to work. Your point of view is important to us: we'll share with all our Staff your kind words, always trying to improve ourselves.
A big hug from Venice
Silvia - Customer Care
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City of Greater Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Loved this room. We looked for a room close to a water bus terminal as we caught the bus from the train station to out room and from our room to the airport. It was great ,only a 5 minute walk to our room.We asked for a room with a balcony and a bit romantic and we got what we asked for. The room was just beautiful, clean, not too small but not huge and a beautiful bathroom with a spa. The balcony looked out over a canal where the gondolas went by. There was only one problem,I am short and couldn't really see the canal, but I could hear them singing. Hotel Ala is close to San Marcos square,restaurants and the gondola station. We dined at Raphealles as recommended by the hotel and it didn't disappoint, a little expensive but wonderful.the hotel also has a bar which we went to every night before heading off to bed. Venice was beautiful and staying here made our trip to venice very memorable.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The Best Western Hotel Ala is nicely situated about a five to ten minute walk from St. Mark's Square. It is nearly directly in front of the St. Maria del Giglio vaporetto stop (Line 1), which makes it easy to get to and from the Santa Lucia train station and the bus station. That being said, allow for 35-50 minutes of travel time; the stop is quite far down the canal (12 stops) so be prepared to sit or stand on the boat for awhile.

The hotel is extremely well-furnished, the rooms and comfortable. Wifi works well, and the breakfast is lovely. In short, I have nothing but nice things to say about this hotel and would definitely stay again if I were to visit Venice again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed in this beautiful hotel only for one night but it provides a comfortable and relaxing base for exploring the heart of Venice and its surroundings. The rooms are tastefully decorated and bed mattresses very comfortable. The front rooms face the square whilst the rear ones offer scenic views of the canal.

Room Tip: The rear rooms are right above the canal
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy
Address: Sestiere San Marco 2494 | Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 30124 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Green Hotel in Venice
#83 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#89 Family Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ancient Noble House in the real heart of Venice, just few steps from St. Mark's Square, easily reachable by public service Line 1 (dock S. Maria del Giglio at 50 yds) and direct access for taxi-boat and gondolas. Tarnowska's American Bar with best cocktails/wines in town. Complimentary American Buffet breakfast. Complimentary Water. 100% SMOKE-FREE Hotel. Best HYPER SPEED WI-FI in town. Check-in: 2 pm. ... more   less 
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