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Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy
Ranked #76 of 386 Hotels in Venice
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2010

The staff were excellent. My spouse and I shared the attic room with our 10-year old daughter. Jacuzzi tub, bidet and a king size bed. Outside the room was a staircase to a beautiful terrace overlooking the rooftops of Venice. Great location, surprisingly good breakfast. Additional story about the Countess and the hotel's history as a villa made it even more interesting. Location was really convenient too - close to the Vaporetto -- took 35 minutes to get there but that was okay. Great restaurants about the area. Our fourth trip to Venice and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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ALA2494, Customer Care at Hotel Ala - Historical Places of Italy, responded to this review, 27 July 2010
Grazie, very grazie, as this is the first time our guests write about the Countess history. Honestly so much honored to know that all our researchs and publicity of the love affairs of the Countess Tarnowska have caught the interest of our visitors. We wish to thank you also for your kind comments on our hotel Ala.
See you soon again in Venice, Silvia - Customer Care
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2010

I loved this hotel! It is clean, well located, and inexpensive. The hotel staff are pleasant, and the breakfast buffet was excellent. I highly recommend the Hotel Ala.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

This is was the best hotel I stayed at during my 3 weeks in Italy. Perfectly located - easy to get to by Vaporetto; 5 minute walk to St. Mark's square. Good size single room (by European standards), great staff, wonferful bar, good breakfast. Mostly importantly, the hotel and room were well air-conditioned - a must for the hot and muggy climate in July. And the "pay in advance" room rate I got via the internet was dirt cheap. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2010

The Ala Hotel in Venice was a great find. Located minutes from San Marco Square, easy access to the Grand Canal (and the vaporettos), and extremely helpful front desk. Rooms are comfortable and there is even a quad for families. Breakfast is delicious including Italian tarts and croissants.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2010

The word "value" can carry with it a connotation of being undesireable or cheap, but not in this instance. This hotel is a wonderful botique hotel in the heart of Venice. I use the term "value" to mean that, while it is not cheap by any means, I felt like the location, service, and size of the room made me feel like I was actually getting a good deal. We travelled to Venice from Orlando with 2 teenage kids (14 and 11) and could not have been more pleased with this hotel. The staff was very friendly and made reservations for us at a few very good local places to eat. I would suggest getting lost in the side alleys of the Jewish Ghetto and then going into a restaraunt where you hear only Italian being spoken. Our kids loved the sights (Rialto Bridge, St. Marks Square etc) but will never forget the wonderful experience of getting lost in Venice! Don't bother taking the tour to Murano as the salesmen in the glass factory make used car dealers in the U.S. look like wall flowers.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2010

My husband and I spent 2 nights at this hotel. When we arrived the wifi and free trip were not mentioned. After we got to our room I went down for the wifi password and was told it was a 2 Euro donation. No problem except I had to trek all the way back to my room to get my money. At the end of the first day we were told in passing about a free trip to an island to see a glass maker. If were told earlier we could have planned for it but sadly never had time. We were on the 2nd floor. We booked a deluxe room and got it. The room was huge and had a large tapestry on the wall and a painting on the ceiling. We had a canal view and the bathroom included a full tub/shower and a bidet! We only used the minibar to cool our wine. The bed was large and comfy. The breakfast that was included was great. Fresh and lots of choice. The location is so easy to get to which is very rare in Venice where you can get lost in seconds. It's a 30 second walk right off the boat! It's also a 5 minute walk to San Marco square so if you are wandering around and get lost just find the signs for the square and you can find the hotel from there.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2010

Spent one night here before catching a cruise ship. Location could not be bettered at the price. Room had adequate space for a double and a single bed (two adults and one teenager). Staff were friendly and efficient. Continental breakfast was fine.

Water taxis can pick you up at the back door - greetings to June and Joss who shared a taxi with us to the cruise terminal.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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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):
Old noble home, 3 Stars Superior Hotel, 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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