BEST WESTERN Hotel Ala
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Hotel Ala Venice
Loved it all - used Italiatour
I booked the trip through Italiatour, for myself and my son. For $1700, we flew from JFK, took a water-taxi right to the Ala, stayed for five nights, and reversed the travel. Italiatour covered all of that. The Ala had wonderful rooms, fabulous breakfasts, and an excellent location. I'd go back to the same hotel, were I again in Venice. Loved it.
Great value, clean, great breakfast
We arrived one day early in Venice and needed a hotel for the night before our other hotel's reservation began. This place was perfect given the low cost (120EUR). Great deal given high Venice prices. Rooms are small, but clean. Breakfast was great, lots of variety. Staff was friendly. Our room had a small balcony on a side canal. Great location, close to St. Mark's Square and Accademia bridge. Our other hotel was a "5 star" that listed for 400EUR/night (we used points to get it for free). We would have been just as happy staying at Hotel Ala paying the 120EUR/night. No need to spend lots of money on a hotel in Venice. You shouldn't be spending much time in your room anyway! Would definitely stay here again if prices remain the same.
Good experience in Venice
Nice Hotel, but was transferred to a cheaper "sister" hotel the first night due to "computer problems". We stayed in a nice room the second night at Ala and had the best breakfest of any of the hotels we stayed at in Italy.
Great hotel - good location
Took my 72 year old mother and her friend to this hotel - a good choice. Best rooms I've ever had in an Italian mid-price hotel - lovely and bright rooms and bathrooms.Great location and good staff. Gondoliers singing under her window helped to make Mum's holiday special. Don't expect a lie-in as church bells very close by but that isn't a problem as you'd want to be out early anyway. Make sure you take a water taxi into or out of Venice to the airport - a surprise treat as they take you through the canals before reaching open water.
Great hotel, great location, substatial and tasty breakfast all for 120 per room per night. Book now!
Terrible hotel. Requested room with balcony. Given room with no windows. Management rude and unhelpful.
Perfect for us
We were there in Sept 2000 for 4 days with another couple (all in our late 50ies). The rooms were small (as expected) but great location...a quick walk to San Marco Plaza, just off the Grand Canal with views out the window of smaller canals with traffic that continued (pleasantly) untill 11pm.
They have a truely great buffet breakfast that came with the room rate. The concierge staff was most helpful making our dinner reservations.
I would stay there again.
A Wonderful Place in Venice
We stayed there last week for three days, had a double superior (non-smoking), pricey $260, but worth it.
Great location, right on water, easy to get around, very helpful staff.
There are only about 10 non-smoking rooms. We splurged and also got a canal view, which to be honest wasn't necessary. The screenless window was below waist level and you could easily tip in...however, it was neat to see gondoliers coming in under with the musicians on board (private concert.)
The breakfast was very ample, also the robe and slippers in room was luxury! We would definitely stay there again!
Character and charm plus good service
Stayed here in September 2002. Not cheap, but this hotel combines character and atmosphere and the staff are helpful. The buffet breakfasts offer a wide choice of good quality food every morning including local cheeses and pastries including a lovely fruit tart. On the negative side some of the rooms have tiny, basic bathrooms. There are, however, single bedrooms available which may be a bonus for those travelling alone.
TripAdvisor Reviews BEST WESTERN Hotel Ala Venice
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... was St. Mark's square - several of us were able to have the pidgeons land on our hands to feed.
Our stay was much too short - we enjoyed the boat ride back to the sights and sounds of the water sloshing with the sea breeze blowing in our faces. We all boarded the bus (haven't lost anyone yet at any of the stops) and headed to our home for the night, Reggio Emilia.
... we arrived nice and early as we had a drama trying to get a customs form stamped so we didn't have to pay VAT (like GST) on a large purchase we'd made in Italy. If I didn't get this form stamped it would mean they'd charge my credit card the 12% VAT. I finally got it sorted and then we just had to wait for our flight to Zurich. We had a brief stop in Zurich (about an hour) just long enough to buy some more Swiss chocolate and then it was onto ...
... the hotel, we decided to skip dinner. We had rolls, cheese from the Grappa region and a small bottle of chianti we had picked up at the local "supermarket" ... A small grocery store nearby. After "dinner", a stroll around the neighborhood and a stop for gelato. About 10:00 that evening, a huge thunderstorm rolled in. Quite the lightening show ...
... Duomo, Tuscan villas and apartments, Bologna..., Verona and Juliets house, and some boats in Venice, many km walked, many stairs climbed. Ravioli tortellini, spaghetti, lasagna, pesto, gnocchi, Pizza, olives, cake for breakfast, black coffee, wine, lemoncello and gelato. Fast trains, slow trains retardo trains and nearly missed trains. Italy you have fulfilled a childhood dream 20 years in the making. Preggo
Just over the ...
Air France Shuttle to CDG Airport left from right outside hotel so took it. EasyJet very efficient - smooth flight Had to walk almost a kilometre to water taxi Dropped right outside hotel Nicki and Christian already at hotel - they came to our room - great to see them. Hotel very modern - dark blue lit corridors - showers with colour changing mood lights - his and hers toilets - whoops no!!! - first time I have seen a ...