Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Al Ponte Mocenigo Venice
We chose this hotel mainly because it was close to Grand Canal and a closer Vaporetto stop. We went to all attractions by foot and it was the perfect way to explore the beautiful city. The hotel has a huge collection of travel guides to the city and city map, which was the perfect guide during our entire trip. The free breakfast was good with decent options but the coffee with milk was just awesome:)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo Venice
Venice with love
The Al Ponte Moncenigo is a charming & comfortable hotel, with well decorated and soundless rooms, in a typical Venice and quiet environment, very well situated in the heart of Venice, close to a water bus/vaporetto station and nearby all site seeings; we've had a great time there! and we trust one will find it excellent as well.
Home away from home
I recently embarked on a thorough research of all Venetian hotels(my friends called it a thesis) given my impending 3 night stay in Venice. A dream come true. I wanted everything to be perfect. I came upon Al Ponte Mocenigo and was immediately impressed though I had not read any reviews. I emailed and asked about the hotel, availability and information about the Redentore Festival which was scheduled for that weekend. I received the most courteous and friendly reply from Sandro I thought all Venetian hotels must be the same. As I continued checking the different areas, hotels and prices, I realized Al Ponte Mocenigo was unique. I was somewhat nervous as I was travelling alone and Sandro assured me I would be perfectly safe in this area and that they would do everything possible to make my stay THE BEST and that they did. Sandro went as far as to try and book a ticket at La Fenice Teatro months before he had even met me.
The hotel was everything I had imagined in true Venetian decoration, clean and with this wonderfully warm family atmosphere. My room had a small balcony which overlooked a quite canal and the tiny bridge that one walked across to reach the front door of the hotel. Though time was scarce it was a joy to behold to sit and watch life passby, especially the beautifully decorated boats of the festival return home in the early hours of the morning with the locals laden with their picnic goodies.
The location of the hotel was excellent only metres from San Stae station and a pleasant stroll from St Marks Square.
Sandro assisted me in booking a tour of La Fenice which was brilliant, a gondola ride and he is still helping me with questions regarding mask making and courses.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and wish Sandro and Walter all the very best. They make excellent hoteliers and their English is great. My regards to all at the hotel and hopefully one day I will make it back to Venice and Al Ponte Mocenigo. (Dont tell too many about Venice's best kept secret).
The hotel is in an excellent location, within walking distance to all the major attractions and the waterbus. The decor and service was of a very high standard and the staff made us feel more than welcome, unlike some of the restaurants. For us the hotels location, friendliness and standard of cleanliness are of up most importance, this hotel scored top marks with us, it is definitely a 3*plus by far. I would highly recommend this hotel and when we return to Venice in the future we will most certainly be staying here.
Excellent Hotel in a Great Part of Venice
After a long train ride from Budapest we alighted the Vaporetto at San Stae and using the directions provided on the hotel web site, found Al Ponte Mogenigo without any difficulty.
We were greeted by Sandro who made our room available right away (even though we had arrived early in the morning). Sandro offered us breakfast and coffee which was much appreciated.
Our room was on the ground floor over looking the beautiful courtyard. The room was large with a lounge chair, a well stocked minibar and plenty of storage space. The marbel bathroom was large and spotless. The towels were even fluffy which you don't find often in Europe. The airconditioning was great and much needed to relax (and sleep) during the hot weather.
The area sorrounding the hotel is quite, but a joy to explore. We found (with some guidance from Sandro) some great restaurants and bars in the piazzas nearby.
All in we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay in June and would have no hesitation about reccommending this hotel. In fact after over a month of travelling Europe we would have to say that this was the best hotel we stayed in. We agree with other readers in saying that this hotel is more 5 star than 2.
Thanks Sandro and Walter for making our stay in Venice so special and memorable.
Romantic and Peaceful Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo
I was so excited after reading the reviews already posted, we stumbled across the hotel surfing the web and were initially concerned due to its reasonable prices and what seemed like unbelievable value for money. Hotels in Venice are notorious for being over priced so too find a gem like this in the centre of Venice was a little strange at first. I have to admit though this hotel is one of the most impressive i have ever had the pleasure of staying at. Some people may be put off or wouldn't even consider it due to its two star rating but they seem to forget that the stars are related to the services the hotel offers. The hotel does not have a restaurant, swimming pool, valet parking or conference centre so it will obviously not carry 5 stars. But believe me and others that have posted their reviews it fully deserves too.
When we arrived the weather was very warm and i was exhausted after carrying my wife's bags over the Rialto Bridge. I knew that the hotel was 50m from a vaporetto stop but being the adventurer that i am i thought it would be nice to walk to the hotel and take in some early evening first impressions. What a great idea, forgetting that Venice is made up of canals and the common way to cross canals is by a bridge which seem to incorporate many steps which my wife soon became allergic too!! Anyway a warm introduction to Venice was quickly chilled as we arrive in the lobby of the hotel and Sandro welcomed us. We checked in and he carried our bags to the room on the 1st floor. We had requested a canal view and we actually had a canal balcony which was lovely! The room was as follows:
The bathroom was mainly marble and spotlessly cleans, one of those bathrooms you would love at home but can never get the DIY finish you require. Great big sink, toilet, bidet and shower over bath. It was beautiful and a pleasure to use everyday.
The room was not large in floor plan but in height it was incredible. If you are freakily tall or have a phobia of low ceilings i wouldn't worry about this place it will be your ideal heaven. The ceilings are original beamed ceilings as you would expect to find in a Venetian style house. The bed/two beds together were very hard but comfortable and were set off with a huge gold head board. Satellite television and a reasonable mini bar finished the room off, oh apart from the largest wardrobe in the world. Anyway it was beautiful and worthy of five stars at least.
Breakfast was lovely; we were lucky with the weather and had breakfast in the courtyard every morning, as mentioned great coffee and croissants with fruit inside....perfect kick start to the day.
The location was awesome, ideal if you want a quiet retreat after the hustle and bustle of St Marks etc.... We asked Sandro for a recommendation for a romantic restaurant next to the canal and he booked us into one literally 200m away which was beautiful and made our stay in Venice that little bit more special, instead of eating in the St Marks area which can be noisy and expensive, but an experience you must not miss.
We stayed in Venice for three nights and they soon passed by, the last morning arrived and we were really sad to be leaving. We were off to the station for a week in rome so we knew the peaceful setting and relaxed atmosphere was not going to last for much longer. Our stay was fantastic and i wouldn't have any issues recommending this hotel to anyone. Do not feel you have to stay around St Marks as this is not the most beautiful area of the city. Stay in the centre but away from a major attraction. This has many positives, firstly you get a cheaper hotel and secondly you can walk in the morning or stroll after dinner romantically with your partner and take in areas of the city you would never have seen.
The hotel is perfect for all travellers and especially couples. Walter and Sandro deserve the ratings they are getting and i strongly encourage any recent visitors to post messages so they move up the popularity scale. Make sure you book this hotel for your next Venice trip we definitely will. We can't wait to visit again.
If Walter and Sandro read this we would like to say thank you for making our stay in Venice perfect and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
If anyone would like further information, then please do not hesitate to contact me! This hotel is great i hope you are lucky enough to enjoy it too!!!
We just stay 3 nights at Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo a few days ago and agree with everyone's review on this hotel. It is fantastic and the service Walter and Sandro puts in is absolutely 5 stars. Nothing was too much to ask. We will definitely come back again. They have made our experience in Venice very memorable.
It's very close to the vaporetto (just 3 stops from the train station, 4 from the main bus stop) and is very quiet at night for the light sleepers. They are walking distance to all the main attractions and the breakfast in the courtyard is just delightful. They make really good cappucino.
It was by accident that we came across this hotel. We think it was meant to be. We were actually trying to book into another hotel but they were fully booked for the period we wanted to stay and they recommended Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo. We are very delighted that they did. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone. You won't be disappointed in booking this hotel.
Mocenigo was most wonderful
We stayed for 3 nights in mid-May and found the hotel to be pleasant in every way. Having been open only a few months (and fully remodeled) the hotel is comfortable, clean and beautifully appointed. The location is great and proximity to the vaporetto stop is a big plus (if you have bags, the back entrance leads straight to vaporetto with no stairs or bridges.) Walter and Sandro are friendly and helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. We would certainly stay here again.
A Wonderful Hotel
Having travelled extensively throughout Europe over the years it is our opinion that the Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo is a great little hotel with real five star quality.
We stayed at this hotel at the end of May for a week and we were absolutely delighted with everything. The hotel is a beautifully restored 500 year old building and it is exquisetly and tastefully decorated. It has only been open for business since February 2005 and already it is well run and organised. Suffice to say, it is obvuious that no expense has been spared when it comes to the comfort of the guests.
The owners (Walter & Sandro) are very attentive and nothing is too much for them. Just ask and they and their staff will endeavour to do their best to help you with whatever you want or need to know. They speak very good English and they and their staff are extremly friendly and welcoming. We felt right at home.
The hotel is located very centrally and is near to the Vaporetto stop at San Stea and in that regard it is easy to get to and from the hotel when arriving at main train and bus terminals. Simply step off the Vaporetto and walk about 30 metres to the front door which can be accessed via the hotels very own private bridge over a little canal. The beautiful Rialto Bridge is only a five minute walk away and St Marks Square is only about a fifteen minute walk away.
The hotel is in the Santa Croche district and this area is beautiful and quiet at night. A sound nights sleep is guaranteed. The bedrooms are immaculate and the en suite bathrooms are of a similarly high standard.
Breakfast is a continental style and it is served in the idylic surroundings of the quaint court yard.
Our stay at the Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo made our stay in Venice even more enjoyable than we had hoped for. I have absolutely no hesitation in reccomending this hotel to everyone. We were so happy that should we return to Venice we are in no doubt that we will be returning to the Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo.
John & Angela (Ireland)
Elegant, non-smoking, friendly small hotel!!
My husband and I echo the positive comments made lately, by others, about this hotel. Found it on the internet and it turned out to be very nice. It has been very tastefully remodeled.Bathrooms were completely redone. Breakfast was delightful out on a beautiful little courtyard. Some of the rooms have a nice canal view. The area is very quiet around this hotel as opposed to the St. Mark`s Square area. Having the vaporetto stop so close by is a real plus. The staff is friendly and speak English.
A little gem in the heart of venice
Just returned from a three night stay at the Hotel Al-Ponte Mocenigo. Tucked away in the heart of the Santa Croce district, it is run by the very friendly Sandro and Walter, who also speak English. Nothing was too much trouble, the room was spotlessly clean and immaculately furnished in the venetian style, and breakfast was brought to the room every morning at no extra cost. I will definitely stay there again!
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