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Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy
Ranked #74 of 385 Hotels in Venice
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Reviewed 3 March 2009

The Hotel Ala is an excellent bargain. It is rated 3 stars, but feels like a 4 star. We cannot say enough about the friendly, helpful staff - right down to providing boots to walk through the Venice street flooding. What a great location! It is near St. Mark's Square, but more importantly it is just a block away from Vaporetto stop, Giglio. Breakfast was fantastic. We would definately stay again at the Hotel Ala on our next trip to Venice. Our room was large and very well appointed with storage space and ammenities. Don't miss out on this jewel!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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ALA2494, Silvia - Customer Care at Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2009

Dear Mr. George,
We really appreciated your comment about our House.
Your point of view is important to us!!!
Our "small goal" that help and stimulate us to improve.
Waiting for you again in Venice, soon.
Warmest regards from all of us, Silvia

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Reviewed 3 March 2009

check-in was fantastic, staff were friendly, 8 of us booked and paid for 4 twin rooms. 6 arrived and 2 of us agreed to take the rooms on our own. three of the rooms were great with full bathroom. i however got a tiny room with the bed pushed up against the wall. No room to move with a half bathroom. It was the same price as my friends and if my roommate had turned up it could not have accomodated us. No excuse was offered at all. However breakfast was good.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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ALA2494, Silvia - Customer care at Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2009

Dear Guest, we thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and take the opportunity to reply.
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We are not able to better understand your reservation details; however will discuss with our colleagues at Concierge to check carefully if something was wrong. We remain willing at your disposal for any need you might have.
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Silvia - Customer care

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Reviewed 23 February 2009

Great location - 5 mins away from San Marco, clean as ever, great fast, great amenities offered in the room (eg, shaving razor, etc). Staff extremely helpful. Bed turned down every night and even twice a day sometimes!! I would def. recommend this hotel. There was not one thing that I can criticise about. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 February 2009

My husband and I spent a night in Hotel Ala in December. The hotel was very easy to find, about 200m from the Santa Maria del Giglio water taxi stop. I think we must have booked our room on a special offer, because it was a lot more than what we were expecting for the rates we paid.
The room was quite luxurious, very large and comfortable with a lovely en-suite bathroom. The breakfast spread was fantastic!
The hotel is in a great location, close to Saint Marks and the Grand Canal.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2009

Great little hotel near St Mark's Square.

Hotel was clean and well looked after. The staff very helpful and gave lots of good suggestions and tips. The room was small but nicely decorated and had a beautiful Venician glass chandelier as did the main enterance to the hotel.

There was a good selection of food from the breakfast buffet. There's no restaurant within the hotel but there were lots of lovely places to eat near by for lunch and evening meals. I would highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 February 2009

Hotel Ala is a wonderful hotel, it's located right near San Marco Square, the vaparetto stop is literally one short alley to the door. I was amazed when I opened my door to what I saw...a beautiful room, great bathroom, I even had a terrace which over looked a canal. For the price it was amazing! The front staff was very helpful. The breakfast is great also...the pastries....uhhhh...LOVELY... you won't regret staying there :)

Stayed: January 2009
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Reviewed 2 February 2009

Although I stayed at another Best Western Hotel while in Venice with my husband, one day on our way to the Opera (La Traviatta) we made te right decision: we stopped for a drink at the Hotel Ala + Tarnowska’s American Bar. During our vacation, we found this place to be an absolute MUST in Venice! You have to try the best Hot Chocolate in the world, and this comes from a "chocoholic"!!!!!! It is an unforgettable experience and the staff was extremely pleasant, enjoy, you won't regret it!!!!!
Lourdes Fernandes, Cascais, Portugal

Stayed: December 2008
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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
#58 Family Hotel in Venice
#82 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range: £62 - £260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 with its ideal location, in the middle of the action, 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. Leisure UPPER MID-SCALE Hotel, particularly indicated to couples, couples of friends, couples of every gender, single travelers and small family party. Don’t miss an evening toast to our Tarnowska's American Bar where you will meet our Bartender Damiano and Rey and his awesome Italian-soundy tongue. Complimentary Water. 100% SMOKE-FREE Hotel. Best HYPER SPEED WI-FI in town. Check-in: 2 pm. ... more   less 
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