> SlowTrav > Italy > Hotel Reviews > Venice

San Marco: Hotel Ala

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, Phone: 041.520.8333

* Click to book this hotel online


Reviewed by: Bill and Joan from WY, review #774

When: October 2004

A very nice, perfectly located, moderately priced hotel in Venice between San Marco and Accademia. {3 star}

This is a Best Western hotel. We paid 190E per night for a tiny but lovely room with a queen sized bed and a tiny bath but with an oversized shower (for Italy) and an impressive breakfast.

Our room was on the top (4th) floor (there is an elevator) with a small balcony overlooking a side canal off the grand canal. We heard gondola singers several times a day. The service was good; they spoke good English at the desk, and the breakfast was excellent.

The breakfast is cafeteria style, with a good fruit and pastry selection, boiled and scrambled eggs, ham and cheese, cereal and juice, coffee and tea.

The Ala is in an ideal location on a canal. It's close to the Grand Canal, a short block from the del Giglio vaporetto stop, just behind the expensive Palace Hotel Gritti; between Piazza San Marco and the Accademia Bridge.

Our only negative was we left our window open at dusk and attracted some mosquitoes.

This review is the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of slowtrav.com.

Back to Top

Car Rental Hotel Booking Flight Booking Train Tickets Books, Maps, Events
Europe Cell Phones Long Distance Cards Luggage, etc. Travel Insurance Classifieds

* Advertise on Slow Travel | Post your travel questions on the Slow Travel Forums

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 SlowTrav.com, unless noted otherwise. Slow Travel® is a registered trademark. Contact Slow Travel

RSS Feeds - Link to Us - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Currency Converter - Colophon - Sponsors - Become a Member
Home | Forums | Slow Travel? | Europe Trip Planning | Photos | Trip Reports | Search | About Us | Classifieds