Hotel a La Commedia
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel a La Commedia Venice
The Hotel a La Commedia is very well located in Venice. The room was clean and well equipped. The breakfast buffet was good and the staff were very helpful. There is a nice view from the 4th floor terrace.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel a La Commedia Venice
I liked it except the bed. . .
We stayed at Hotel a La Commedia during the last days of November.
Location is very very convenient. Central, in St. Marco area, 2 mins walk from Rialto, 5 mins walk to St. Marco. Hotel does not have canal views but we didn't care since you get the views all day long.
We booked our room through Venere.com and finally got a price quite lower than hotel site offers.
Hotel is new, rooms are very very clean. We had a quiet room on first floor. Room was quite in the classic style, somewhat small but bathroom was quite big and comfortable. Everything in the room and the common spaces of the hotel was very very new and very clean.
There were two-three things that disappointed me.
- Breakfast buffet: Buffet was a little limited, with some cereals, choices of cold cheese and ham, not warm croissants Italian pastries. Hot buffet items like scrambled eggs or omelette had adittional charge, which was quite a disappointment to me, keeping in mind that during many years of travelling i have stayed in many hotels that in lower price and in lower service level offered quite more impressive breakfast options.
- Front desk: Front desk had mixed performance. Some of the personell were very good but some were uskilful. One example: last evening before our next day arrival we entered the hotel reception hall and after a short "good evening" we were informed in a somewhat rude manner - as if we didn't know it - that we were checking out tomorrow and that we did have to check out till noon.
As far as i know, after having traveled in 82 (or 83, i miss the counting by now) countries around the world, check out time at 99% of hotels around the world is at 12:00 at noon. Last thing a tourist leaving Venice wants to be reminded of, is the exact fact that he is leaving this beautiful place. After this, i really expected something like "do you need any help tomorrow" or "do you need some arrangements for your trip back" but unfortunately nothing followed. Just "you have to leave your room at noon". Ooh, i felt so un- welcome. Notice for "check out at noon" was everywhere, even at the "welcome screens" at the rooms television sets. I felt as if i was on a dentist's office and next patient was waiting out of the door.
- Last thing: The bed. Bed was beautifully decorated, along with overall hotel style. But it was sooo firm that we were constantly rolling all night long to find a comfortable way of sleeping. Up till i thought that the most uncomfortable bed i had ever slept on was at "Le Meridien" in Brussels but, hey, this one did make a #1 record in my personal scale. Someone may say that i am way too grouchy, but my back knows better LOL. This was a total pity for a near to perfect decorated room. Room has practically everything needed: Great great lighting fixtures, perfect digital control over room temperature, great marble bathroom, the most elegant mini bar i have ever seen, LCD screen, super clean carpets; but it misses the most significant: a comfortable mattress.
Overall, we liked the hotel. We liked the location, cleanliness, style, overall service. But we disliked some service aspects and i absolutely hated the bed.
Fantastic Hotel in Perfect Location
The hotel hadn't even opened when I booked it, and so we had no reviews on which to base our decision.
We needn't have been concerned though - this hotel is superb. It is in a great location - about five minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge, and only ten minutes stroll from the Piazza San Marco Polo.
On arrival we were welcomed by highly professional and courteous staff, who seemed to take real delight in showing off their new hotel. As well they might. The attention to detail in the rooms was nice to see - the excellent furnishings finished by touches like soft fabric wall coverings and little spotlights for reading. (We were in a junior suite - our friends were in a 'standard' room and didn't get the little spotlights - though in all other respects it really was just as nice).
Unsurprisingly, given that it was newly opened, the hotel was spotless.
The hotel serves a decent breakfast in a small first floor restaurant. It doesn't seem to serve any other meals - but I'm not sure why that would worry anyone visiting - with so many accessible restaurants nearby.
So, in summary, excellent service and nice plush rooms in a superb location at, what I thought was a very reasonable price - though obviously it'll be more expensive in the summer.
Downsides? If I'm going to nit pick, our junior suite didn't seem to offer much more than the standard room our friends were in, which without the sofa ours had, actually felt more spacious. And, tea/coffee making facilities would have been nice.
This is easily one of my top ten hotels in the world, in my favourite city in the world.
We picked the hotel based on the location and pictures and took a chance that it wasn't reviewed because it had been recently renovated. It was perfect! The interior was first class, the room was luxurious and very quite, and the location was convenient to everything. We stayed five nights. The staff was very helpful; the continental breakfast had fresh fruit, juices, cheese and Italian cold-cuts, great rolls and pastry (eggs were extra but inexpensive). We would stay at this hotel again.
A Rare Diamond
We stayed at the Hotel a la Commedia for two nights in a junior suite and it was a most enjoyable experience.
From the friendly and professional reception staff to the bartender, the maids and the waiters to the most gorgeous rooms. Beautiful design, colors and materials used in the entire hotel.
Definitely a hotel for a romantic honeymoon. So nice to have evening turn down service. Very quiet area of town. The breakfast buffet was abundant and additional things, like eggs, could be ordered.
All in all, a hidden gem - it could easily be a five star.
Me and my wife stayed on the Hotel for 3 nights. The Hotel is brand new and has a classic atmosphere. Rooms are very well decorated. It has a great location (just a few steps from the Rialto stop). The staff is young and very well prepared, they even offered us a boat ride to the island as a compliment. Very good breakfast.
Ottimo hotel, ma devono farsi le ossa!
Hotel appena aperto (settembre 2006). Posizione centralissima, facile da raggiungere con il vaporetto (fermata "Rialto"). Interni chic e lussuosi, staff cortese, tutti giovani professionali ed efficienti. La stanza 107 č attrezzata con bagno per disabili, molto scomodo per gli altri utenti! La 402, data in alternativa, č ottima, con vista sulla Corte del Teatro Goldoni. Colazione a buffet sufficiente, ma inadeguata al livello generale dell'hotel, con prodotti non di qualitā, come i formaggini Bel Paese! Nelle stanze, qualche problema con l'impianto elettrico: non funzionano alcune prese, qualche punto luce e la fascinosa radio-CD Sony, che forse nessuno dello staff ha mai acceso! Inaccettabile che la hall d'ingresso non abbia alcuna zona per sedersi: gli unici tavolini sono riservati al bar, con costi adeguati al livello di lusso. In definitiva, un'ottima struttura, con un buon rapporto qualitā-prezzo quando le camere non superano i 150€, ma con diversi aspetti da mettere a punto. Stiamo a vedere..
Top Notch Central Hotel
My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights at this hotel in November for his birthday after having spent hours pouring over the various hotels available on the internet. As this hotel had great reviews as soon as an offer came up I grabbed it and I wasnīt dissapointed.
What can I say, the hotel is perfect and just what I was expecting. It is bang on in the middle of venice in the perfect spot. You get off the water taxi at the rialto bridge and walk for about 2 mins til you get to the hotel. It is then a further 5/10 mins approx (depending on how many shops you stop to look at) to St Marks square. The hotel looks over onto the central streets which are filled with shops and restaurants but you donīt hear anything because of the glazing. The hotel truly couldnīt be in a better position.
The hotel itself is beautiful. Good standard. Everything is brand new. Definitely a 4 star if not 5 star quality. Breakfast was good. Croissants, ham, cheese, jams, fruit, yogurts, coffee, juice etc.
Room was stunning. Better than in photos. With bath which lots of hotels in Venice donīt have.
I would definitely go back to this hotel as it is in the perfect location, staff are friendly and hotel is of very high standard.
Venice is probably the nicest and most interesting place I have been. I loved it and I hope to go back. I got a great deal on this hotel probably cos it had just opened - 135 Euros per room per night incl breakfast. Iīm sure once people get to know about it there will not be so many offers as Iīm sure lots of people will want to go there.
If I had to pay the normal price I donīt think I would as 420 Euros is too much money to spend on one night in any hotel in my opinion but i will definitely be looking for offers as this hotel would definitely be my first choice. Perfect and highly recommended.
Jewel of a hotel
Lovely new hotel in the heart of Venice. Steps from Rialto Bridge and five minute walk to St.. Marks Square. Rooms spacious and beautifully decorated. Luxurious bath. Staff was friendly and very accommodating. Good selection for breakfast and everything very fresh. Quiet location but close to exclusive shops and restaurants. Would definitely stay there again. Hotel is not on a canal but that did not bother us as canals are everywhere.
A la commedia
We stayed at a la commedia in Sept. It is a
lovely hotel, the service was excellent and the
staff most helpful. The rooms were clean and well
kept. The location was perfect and we would stay
This hotel is a true gem in the heart of Venice! It is brand new and it is one of the best small hotels in Venice. In my opinion, it should be part of the Small Leading Hotels of the World. It rates itself a four star but, it should really be a five star rating. It is in a very, very good location and in easy acces to the points of interest in Venice. The breakfast was very good and had a nice variety. The front desk is very friendly and helpful....ask for Roberto...a very nice and friendly young man. I truly reccomend this hotel.... we had a wonderful experience and would stay there again!
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After checking into our hotel at around 1:30am this morning we slept in until 9:30 had a quick breaky and ran out the door as we were catching a bus into Venice - we are staying in Mestre which was a 20 min bus ride away. Justin took us on a walking tour first around the city - It was amazing!! All of the canals and bridges and little alleys were so interesting and beautiful! It wasn't smelly at all either!! We went to a Venetian Lace shop where they hand stitch lace! Some ...
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After a delicious buffet lunch in the main dining room with many delicious things to eat, including a chocolate fountain we went to relax in our room for a bit.
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... Mass for the public. We sat and listened to the wonderful choir. We then joined the next queue to see another aspect of the Basilica. Two flights of old stone stairs to enter the terrace and museum. Wonderful views of the Square. Back to the hotel for lunch & rest. Shopped the markets and by then the sun was over the yard arm. Three days isn't going to be ...
... the Water Taxi, ride with us to the hotel and assist us with check-in. Which she did. Our water taxi was supposed to take us on the Grand Canal and up several small canals to the canal entrance of the Kette Hotel. Unfortunately, there was something blocking one of the smaller canals, so we had to go to another dock and walk a few blocks to the street entrance of the hotel. Our Water Taxi was delayed getting to us and we learned that he had gotten a speeding ticket on ...