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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... into the Hotel Flora and after a drink in the bar we all made our way to a nearby trattoria for the most amazing homemade pasta and Italian wine. Night had descended so after dinner Alex and I took a walk around the Venetian streets and ended up at Piazza San Marco which was absolutely beautiful. We stumbled upon the Bridge of Sighs which was beautifully lit at night, then grabbed some gelato for the walk back to the ...
... can't help the **** weather.
We are staying in a cute little house tucked away behind the shops and restaurants so we could not have asked for a more convenient spot.
Travelling days are very disjointed at times so we hadn't had any lunch or dinner apart from a baguette and croissant we bought before leaving Nice so....the girls noticed a Gelato shop and made a bee line for that. We had decided we would just head off to bed but all the restaurants were just closing ...
... of confirming with the train station a day or so earlier, we checked with the station master who kindly told us “No, the train does not stop here.”
Our goal was to get to Venice by tonight and hopefully not too late. So after discussing our dilemma with the station master we found ourselves, not on a train to Milan that would connect with another train to Venice, but rather on a train going in the opposite direction through La Spezia ...
... while I went upstairs to buy tickets.
There was a long line and several self serve machines - I think the locals could use them without any issue - it's OK for them as they speak / read Italian, but tourists were having some issues and there was no way I was going to lose my CC to a machine so I stood in line.
I asked for 2 seniors tickets to Milano Centrale today please. “what time” …next train please. ...
... giant pyramid.
By this time we were getting hungry.So much so that Mario was overhearing only people's food conversations! Ahead of us, a young girl walking with her mother asked for gnocchi al ragu for lunch, so we decided to follow suit. Off we went to the grocery store to buy ragu fixings: ground veal, onions, olive oil, canned tomatoes swiped from the apartment in Florence and some leftover orecchiette and ...