BEST WESTERN Hotel Ala
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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.
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... started out to see "Punta della Dongana" and church "Santa Maria della Salute", which is on the opposite side on the canal to St Marks. This beautiful octagonal shaped church was built in 1630 at the end of the plague that raged through Venice and this church is dedicated to our Lady of Health. This is not a big tourist site so not many people were walking this way, and we couldn't find many coffee ...
... was as beautiful as I had imagined and we had only seen it in the dark of night. We hadn't eaten dinner yet so we set out for our first tour of Venice. We ended up at a small pizza place with a patio on the Grand Canal. Brittany had a glass of Moscato and I had a Domoliti beer, they both hit the spot after a day of traveling. After splitting a proiscutto pizza we headed back to the hotel for a night of much needed rest. Tomorrow would see a day of adventure in Venice. Total miles walked: ...
... on the harbor and quite enjoyed our time there as we were walking around the last night they had symphony is in the great plaza and we sat and listened to them a bit We did see a large crew ship in the harbor that was massively huge which was interesting to see On our last walk around day we what around trying to find the University and after a quite long walk we found out that we've already been there We probably ...
... It was cool, there is just so much work that goes into them, everything is hand sown and so much details. I had to get something. After that we went just down the alley and into a murano glass place where we got to watch a demo on how they make the glass statues, we got to see the man make a horse, it was awesome. It was so hot and then he uses these metal rods and just pulls the glass like it is playdough and makes legs, and a head ...
... to serenade us with traditional songs. We then set off in a procession with each Gondola equipped with a bottle of bubbly. This was a classic tourist trap but have to say it was quite an experience to remember being serenaded while floating through the canals with bubbly in hand. As our tour leader said we became the tourist attraction rather than the tourists. The group then transferred to two water taxis for a leisurely cruise up the Grand ...