Hotel ai do Mori
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So, here´s the thing about Venice. I loved it ... at night, and on the water. During the day, it really wasn´t that wonderful for me. But, seriously, as soon as we got on the ferry, water taxi, and/or as soon as the lights when down, I was like, "Ohhhh, I get it." Laura and I had a great time taking it easy, eating a lot more peaches (a very lovely …
... offended a few art aficionados, but give me an impressionist any day and I can appreciate it. After walking the back alleys some more and window shopping the colourful Murano glass works, we headed back to the ship for an afternoon nap before we headed out again on the Vaporetto to view the lights of Venice by night, a magical full moon rising over the Grand Canal as we made our way to San Marco, where we soaked up the atmosphere, listened to the classical ...
... bag-checking with the view to charging, no seat allocations ( another charge) and the flight itself sold cigarettes, booze, scratchies, fragrances, telephone cards, transfer tickets - and these were the ones I can remember! Arriving in Venice, we hopped straight onto the bus, and drove through the countryside, which was an awesome experience! It really looked like old Italy, with the buildings, shops, homes and countryside like something out of a 50s movies and clear that this ...
... hot day but nice Tremezzo - very hilly! Castello Vezio - mountain goat trail in 20 minutes - lovely view after a nice steep walk! Varenna walk - lovely!! Hotel Olivedo for dinner - ravioli with spinach & ricotta, eggplant parmigiana, beer, red wine, coffee 20:37 train back to Milan at ...
... in minerals - certainly the fish look very happy and big. We considered fishing but with a hefty €50 price tag for the permit we instead hired a rowing boat and paddled out to the island monastery. On the way back we floated around whilst eating our boat picnic. Soaking it all up. Swim is a possibility but the ambient temperature has dipped somewhat (thank god we didn't ditch the duvet!) so maybe a big toe or two will suffice.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel ai do Mori Venice
We actually stayed in the new annex that Mori is now running. You still have to check in at the main hotel, but then walk about just around the corner for the annex. The annex room was very spatious and clean, with its own private bathroom. There is the giggle factor of having to use four keys to get into your room (front door, floor key, room key, light key). If you go to bed extremely early you may be annoyed by the passerbys in the street below, otherwise the hotel is rather quite.
When we first arrived, we were happy to see how close it was to San Marco Square. The bell tower is literally less than one hundred yards from the door of the place. The innkeeper was friendly and spoke English well, and was very helpful when we asked her for reservations to a concert. The room was many flights up very narrow stairs, and the view was little more than the facade of the building across the street, but you could still see the belltower poking out above the rooftop. The room was very small, but tidy and quaint. Not a very memorable stay, but so centrally located and friendly I cannot help but recommend it to someone looking for a place to rest their head (and not much else considering the bed is hardly large enough to be intimate on) after a long day and night in Venice.
A hidden gen in the middle of Venice!
Wonderful Location! We stayed in Room 6 and had a lovely view of the St Mark's Campanile and the rooftop of the Duomo from our windows! Worth the walk up all the flights of stairs! The room was simple and comfortable and had a nice en-suite shower room. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we will definitely stay here again on our next trip.
Wonderful little hotel!
What a great place! My husband and I stay 2 night in March 2004 and just loved it. It's located right off St Marks Square right in the thick on things. We were in the "new rooms" which are across the alley from the original hotel. The "new rooms" are more like an apartment converted into 4 hotel rooms (all fully equppied). The owner, Antonella, gave us a set of three keys: one opened the front door from the alley, the second opened the 4-room annex and the third opened our room. We felt just like locals going staight into our flat! The rooms were very nicely decorated and very clean. We had no view to speak of (and there is no lift for those who don't do stairs), but no complaints here! Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
This little hotel is absolutely beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone. We stayed in two different rooms while in Venice. The first, room 11/painters room, has a balcony which overlooks the rooftops of the Basillica and the surrounding houses. It is definatly worth requesting this room... trust me there is nothing better than sipping champagne on your first night in your own private space (It's also a fantastic place to throw confetti from in carnivale) . Bear in mind though there are 5 flights of stairs to get to this room and it is very small (though I would call it cosy). The room was always clean and smelt lovely and is decorated with individual hand painted furniture. The 2nd room was room 9, and was one of the larger rooms in the hotel also with an en suite bathroom (Decorated in the same manner as room 11). This was a lot larger than the painters room, with some picturesque rooftop views and had one less flight of stairs to negotiate. Despite being 20 paces from San Marco square (we counted!!) the rooms were very quiet and even in the hieght of carnival we were never disturbed by other guests or partygoers in the streets. The hotel is open all night (we returned from a party at 04:30 one morning and the night porter still let us in with a Beuno Nitto) Above all we were made to feel incredibly welcome by the very friendly staff who had fantastic english. The hotel doesn't serve any food or drinks but directly opposite is a small bar/bakery which did fantastic toasties, coffees and alcoholic drinks and there are plenty of restaurants nearby. (Budget travellers are advised to eat dinner further out from san marco, and to drink coffees at the bar as this is a much cheaper way to live while in venice.) We will definatly be returning to Venice and when we do we'll be staying at this small restaurant which had a much more cosy and personal approach to service than you will find in the 3*'s and 4*'s. As a footnote, travellers with young children in buggys or prams will certainly find this hotel unsuitable... there isn't a lift and there are a lot of stairs!!!
A great small hotel in Venice
We stayed in this hotel in late October for 2 nights. It is a small hotel, located at the third floor above. From outside it looks pitiful, but this is one of the best hotels we stayed in Italy! The room may not be spacious but very well arranged and renovated, very, very clean and cozy. The heated towel rack is really great -- when you come out from a hot bath, the most welcome thing is the warm towel! the hotel manager is very helpful and friendly. And of course, the hotel is centrally located, right behind St Mark Square. Good security also.
We loved it
Venice was our third city in Italy, and the Hotel Ai Do Mori was our favorite of the three hotels. We stayed in similar hotels in Rome and Florence, the Ai Do Mori was the only one with a tv. We had a great view out our window of the bell tower in St Marks square. The location is great, the hotel was clean and the bed was comfortable. We would recommend it highly.
The Hotel Ai Do Mori is tucked away on a street just off of St. Mark's square but is quiet an inviting. They have 24 hour staff at the reception so you can leave your key at the front desk and pick it up any time. We were in Venice as part of our honeymoon and chose the Ai Do Mori mainly because we read a review that stated they had a very charming room with it's own private terrace. We asked for that room (called the Painter's Room) and were rewarded with beautiful views of the St. Mark's bell tower and the clay rooftops of Venice. It is up four flights of stairs but totally worth it. The room is slightly cramped as there is not a lot of space but if you are not spending your days in it, you will not notice. The bathroom is small but has a shower, toilet, sink, and a little window with a view. Everything was clean and tidy - not extravangant but pleasant. The terrace is the highlight - we recommend you grab a bottle (or two) of vino and some cheese and enjoy the ambiance of Venice. This room is like a little getaway in the middle of the city - you can see pictures of this room on their website. We give it 4 out of 5 only because of the size of the room and the price (120 Euro per night) which seemed just slightly on the high side. But with such a great location we would highly recommend it.
Great Location on a Budget
We nearly had a heart attack when we saw the façade, but once you make it upstairs you will find a clean, reasonably priced hotel with friendly staff and a great location. Room was small but had air-conditioning and private bath and made a solid choice for the budget traveler.
Cheap & cheerful
Very close to the tourist atractions, clean and quiet. Good for budget oriented travellers.