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Best Western Hotel Ala - Venice

3 star Hotel Venice

Sestiere Di San Marco 2494 - Venice

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Price starting from 170 .01
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Hotel Ala enjoys an excellent position in Venice, on Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, a suggestive square close to the Grand Canal, which took its name from the Santa Maria Church, boasting important paintings of the Venetian school.

The property lies within walking distance of many attractions, such as St. Mark's square, Rialto and Accademia bridges, La Fenice theatre, Palazzo Grassi and Ca' Rezzonico.

The property is housed in a 16th century building still boasting its original Venetian style. On-site facilities include a panoramic terrace, ADSL Internet point, conference room, lounge bar and American bar.
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Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
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Breakfast at Best Western Hotel Ala

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Best Western Hotel Ala

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Meeting Room

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1 PM.


A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property (check Mandatory Fees and Taxes section for fee details). This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. A 30% reduction applies for 2014: from 1 to 31 January and from 1 to 31 December.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
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The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 1 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.50 per night for guests aged 11-15 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Best Western Hotel Ala reviews

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location in a wonderfully maintained hotel with excellent staff. The breakfast was always excellent and beautifully presented. The staff could not do enough to make the stay enjoyable. Kuddos to Marino and Maximus at the front desk.

3.0
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very disappointed in the person who was on duty the morning of 9/20. We requested a wake up call at 4 am and never got it!! If we hadn't awakened at 3:30, we would never have made it to the airport and missed our plane. The attendant said "I'm sorry! " SORRY is not an excuse, and we're very angry about the situation!! Otherwise, the other attendants were helpful. Room very small! Not what expected for the price!

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Ala was very accommodating when we asked to change rooms. The room we had faced a brick wall, no light and so they did give us another room which was better. The location of the Ala Hotel is fantastic and for that reason alone and based on price, is where I prefer to stay in Venice.

6.8 Fair
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Given that all Venice accommodations are way overpriced, Hotel Ala is overall very good. Pros: location (excellent access to Giglio vaporetto stop, very close to S.Marks), above-average breakfast, reasonable Wifi (1 eu/24h), front desk distributes some of the best maps of the tourist section. Cons: unbelievably small rooms and bathrooms, short bed (for someone 6' tall), high price, ran out of hot water for shower one morning at 8am, must take bags up 1 flight of stairs before (unbelievably small) elevator can be accessed.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Stayed in a lovely superior double,well furnished with a good sized bathroom.Everything was very clean. The location of the hotel is excellent,only a 5 minute walk to St Mark's Square and convenient for catching the vaporetto or water taxi. Reception staff were very helpful and arranged a free of charge trip to Murano.The hotel bar is very welcoming and cocktail prices very reasonable. I would definitely stop here again on a return visit.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

The hotel was easy to find from the directions and it was well located for the main tourist spots. The staff were helpful without being intrusive and the rooms clean and comfortable. It was pretty good value for money, given the location, and I can recommend the hotel with confidence. If I go to Venice again, I shall certainly go to the same hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

The room Antonia is a very nice, with a great view over the roofs of Venice

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Great location, close to Grand Canal and St Marks Square. Room was very comfortable with a good sized bathroom. Breakfast was good, the usual continental fare. We really enjoyed our stay.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Good hotel, gentle staff, smart place to be !

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

We stayed at Ala during Carnival, as it has the perfect location half-way between St Marks and the Accademia Bridge - also being less than 100yds from the Giglio Vaporetto stop meant no lugging luggage through the crowds. Our room overlooked a canal, and while not overly large, was perfect for what we wanted. The only slight annoyance was the sound of music late into each evening, which never traced the source of. The daily cleaning was superb, for example, our daughter's pyjamas were neatly folded and left under her pillow, with her leopard carefully arranged to guard them. The other highlight was breakfast, with everything you could reasonably hope for (including toast), and some variation each day (we stayed 4 nights). We would happily stay in Ala again.

7.2 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Kenya

Great Breakfast with a great variety - really appreciated having toast. You could hear the water works in other rooms, but that was not too much of a problem for us. Hotel was in a great location - literally 5 minutes from San Marco. The staff were friendly and helpful - especially helping us organise theatre tickets. Would stay again!

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Ala was recommended by a friend and I agree with her. It has an excellent location, a wonderful breakfast and an exceptionally helpful staff.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We have got a room (superior)over the small canal and by chance with gondola & singers passing on the first day. The room was smaller than what is shown on the photos but was perfect for the small stay. The breakfast is generous with many choices. The hotel is close to San Marco (10 minutes), near all shopping areas & restaurants. We are charmed by this hotel, its neighborhood and Venezia.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

good location ex the waterbus station, near St.Marco, good facility and breakfast, room is small but accepable

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

After about 10 leisure visits to Venice, this was first visit on a business trip and first stay at Ala. This was known to me from pre-vious sightseeing, I knew their restaurant "Raffaele", so I had not to rely on info from the website only. Room was not too spacious, but such is common in Venice. Window looked to a wall in a very short distance, this meant practically no daylight in the room. Staff was polite and friendly, but sometimes a bit stressed, because their small desk has to care for a lot of people emerging from the big room capacity. Breakfast was exellent compared to Italian average. So was the cleanliness of room and public areas. I can recommend this hotel, although if I would prefer hotels which are open to a side canal or so, because of the view and because there is more daylight in the building.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Positive:the location is fantastic, the breakfast amaizing and the personell very helpful and friendly. Negative: the room (double "superior") was very small,not as adverise of 15-18m2, with tired decoration. It may have been considered "superior" because of the outstanding balcony, but we did not need or want or beneffit of it being out in the day and keeping in during evenings because of mosquitos and cold).

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

memorable! venice is simply charming and we had the most exciting and romantic of times...

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

We stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel staff were welcoming and helpful at all times. The room "Antonia" was well appointed and had a lounge area as well as a bedroom. The only negative was headroom due to sloping roofs and quite a small shower and toilet room. We also felt the bar prices were on the high side but this just meant we didn't drink much in the hotel! Overall I rated the hotel highly and would recommend it to visitors to Venice, if we come back we are likely to try here first.

7.9 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel is nicely located near the Giglio vaparetto stop and a short walk to San Marco. Clean, well maintained, with efficient staff. Room size was on par with typical Venetian rooms. Very nice breakfast buffet with lots of selections.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We had an excellant stay at Hotel Ala. Hotel was easy to find and only a short walk to st marks square. Staff was very friendly and helpful. There is also a very nice terrace on the roof.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Beautiful hotel. Comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfast. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Turkey

WE travelled with my wife and we celebrated our 30.th wedding anniversary. we recommend this hotel and we will return again.Very near to vaporetto station, clean rooms, happy staff very sophisticated breakfast.We congratulate this hotel and hope to see the continuation.

7.7 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

very nice, convenient hotel to getting off the vaporetto with luggages. excellent breakfast bar & very clean, elegant place. easy walk to St. Marks Cathedral. Thanks for the nice treat to Murano Island. My daughter & I enjoyed the boat ride a lot & of course the tour to the glass factory. just one drawback was the canal smell at times were strong in the bathroom. But we enjoyed our stay at the hotel.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were very plesant.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

good location, good service, clean room. TR yeri cok iyi, personel profesyonel ve guleryuzlu, oda temiz.

7.6 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Hotel Ala is very conveniently located right next to a vaporetto stop! The staff was extremely helpful. The rooms for a single of very small, but this is typical of European travel. I would stay there again. It is quite pricey.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location is great for a couple of days in Venice. All hotel staff very accommodating. We went with friends, and so, as we were only in Venice 2 days, did not really interact with other guests. I think this hotel caters to mostly adults of various ages, and is a great place for business meetings. I will be posting a review on TripAdviser. Jill and John Perkins San Rafael, California

7.7 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

We were a group of four and stayed for just one night. We checked in after we disembarked from our cruise. We stayed in two rooms: 281 & 282. Paid 110 Euro for each room. If you get a better price - book it. Both rooms were very clean but the heat in the room was overwhelming. We were there in the first week of November 2007 and it was quite chilly so the warmth was welcome, but it got hot and stuffy really fast because they were small rooms. There was no control for the heat in the room, so we opened the window for some cool, fresh air and realized our rooms were right above the bar. Sleeping that night would have been very difficult if I didn't have earplugs because the noise from the bar was very loud. This hotel is in a great location. 10-minute walking distance to St. Mark's Square and less than 5-minute walking distance to the vaparetto stop, Giglio. The buffet breakfast was good. Nice selection of breads, fruits, cereals, juice, coffee and teas.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

quality vs price Im not qualifeid because of the curruncy ,wich make every thing too expensive.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Best hotel I've stayed in in Venice, in recent years. Friendly reception. Helpful staff. We had a lovely view of the campo (piazza). With the windows closed, it was quiet. With them open, we could hear the chatter of pedestrians and the bells of the church (Giglio). Very easy walk from the vaporetto--if you are coming from the station (line 1). Convenient to San Marco and Accademia, and not at all far from Rialto. Great linens. Nice bath. Cozy. I could stay here for a long time, if I could afford it!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location, helpful staff, nice rooms. We would definitely choose this hotel again.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Hotel Ala in Venice offers an excellent price/quality relation and is very well located. Our room overlooks a small waterstreet, where gondolas pass and gondolieres are singing, very romantic indeed.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

I cannot recommend the Hotel Ala highly enough for travellers on a budget who want to stay in a central Venice position. Yes, the rooms are small. However, it's only a three star hotel and the price for the area reflects this. The location is excellent. It is a 5-10 minute walk from St Mark's Square and a 1-minute walk to the public water transport along the Grand Canal. It is situated in a lovely square and is within walking distance of reasonably-priced restaurants. The rooms all had touches of luxury, like ornate glass chandeliers. Generally European hotels have no tea or coffee facilities in rooms, but Hotel Ala brought up hot water and coffee/tea bags on request! I travelled with three friends and we all say we would return there if ever we visit Venice again.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Location is great and very convenient to the vaporetto stops- you don't have to drag your luggage over any bridges or steps from the boat to the hotel. Breakfast is amazing and was the best on our whole trip. Everything was really great about the overall experience with the exception of the horrible pillows on the bed (everyone was complaining) and the air conditioning did not work very well. Otherwise we would highly recommend this hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Stayed two nights at the Hotel Ala and was very pleased. We had two large rooms overlooking a small canal and were treated to free concerts from the gondolas passing beneath our windows. There's roof top deck where you can look over the roof tops and hear the bells of San Stefano and the Campanile in the late afternoon. The location is great, with an easy walk to San Marco and the Accademia. The staff was helpful and professional and the breakfast spread was very good.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

When we arrived the bellman opened the shutters in our room. We looked out, onto the canal, as a gondola floated by, with the gondolier singing. It was a magical moment! What a way to begin our first trip to Venice. This hotel was very central to everything. Close to San Marco; 1 block from the Vaporetto; lots of restaurants and shopping.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location, service, staff, breakfast and value. We had three children, 10, 15 & 18 and they thought it was great.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very good hotel, with professional staff and modern spacious rooms. Location is good and breakfast is surprisingly quite nice.

7.8 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

This is my secnd time at the Ala. First time in 1988. I has changed a bit. My room in 1988 was larger, probably located in other wing of the building. Unfortunatley I can't remember the room number. Nevertheless I will return to Hotel Ala the next time.

7.7 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Every thing was nice and lovely, the personal in the counter war very professional and efficient, the waiters in the bar were a little bit slowly but the atmosphere was relaxing, The only thing to improve was the breakfast, If some of food was finished, it took too long to restock it or it wasn’t replaced.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hungary

Very good hotel comparing to Venezian standard. Excellent location, close to San Marco. Very easy to find: a short walk up from the Giglio vaporetto station No. 1 to the square. Room and facilities near perfect. The best itinery from Marco Polo Airport: bus (3 euros) to Piazzale Roma, from there take Vaporetto No. 1. (6 euros). Fast, easy, cheap, comfortable. Breakfast was good, but only with limited choice after 10. Cocktails in the bar are fine, we liked them...

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

The best hotel in Venice. Very convinience...

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I was delighted to have chosen Hotel Ala for my holiday. The staff were fantastic and the hotel very welcoming. It was very clean. The other guests were nice people and there was no trouble at all. The shops nearby were useful and of course the short walk to the St. Mark's Basilica etc meant that sightseeing was easy! Also the nearest waterbus stop was at the end of the street! GREAT!

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

The location of this hotel is very good, we enjoyed Venice as allways. Good service Thank you very much.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We were very pleased with the hotel. Great location, friendly staff, the room was very well cleaned and the breakfast was exceptional. There was a bit of noise from guests arguing in the next room and luckily they only stayed one night. We were in the roof and so couldn't see out of the velux but we didn't come to Venice to look out of the window. We've stayed in Venice many times and this was a good quality hotel that was excellent value for money. We were travelling with our adult daughter and she was given a double room close to ours instead of the single we paid for. We would definitely stay here again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family & friends.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

location,location,location

4.6 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My elderly mother and I were in Venice for 4 days. I booked a "superior" room which I assumed was much bigger based on the photos online. Our room was not even photographed on the website as it turns out! Our room was the SMALLEST room I have EVER stayed in throughout all of Italy at $250 Euros ($400 USD)per night! I questioned it several times at the front desk since I was sure there was some mistake but they assured me that I had indeed received a Superior room! The cleaning lady was the one who told me otherwise, confirming my suspicions. She showed me a superior room. There was NOTHING superior about our room. We had no place to put anything. Our suitcases would not roll between the bottom of the bed and the wall. The closet was extremely small, nightstands were totally useless since they were miniature, and we couldn't even put things under the bed unless it was a pair of shoes. There was MAYBE ONE foot between our bed and the side wall. We ended up moving all the furniture around just to make room for a place to stack our suitcases. Unfortunately, I did not have a photo to show them when I disputed all of this...only my confirmation information. I should have just checked out and would have if my mother weren't with me. But trying to suddenly find a room in Venice is almost impossible. I have been there many times and I have never had a room like this. The bathroom was also small but that is typical in Italy. The best part about this hotel was its location. There are NO steps to deal with at the Vaporetto stop adjacent to the hotel and the private water taxi can arrive right up to the hotel. It's too bad about the room because it looked so beautiful online and I was so excited to see it! If it weren't for that, I would stay there again. I feel I was really ripped off. I got very little for my money, especially with the exchange rate the way it is right now. My advice to everyone, is IF you book this hotel....bring a photo of the room you supposedly booked!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Mexico

es el mejor lugar para hospedarse cuando visitas Venecia. Nosotros nos hemos hospedado ya dos veces y siempre lo recomendamos.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent! Brilliant location - 5 mins from St. Marks, the Alilaguna boat service to airport, and the best ice cream parlour in Venice! One of the best breakfast selections we've had in a city hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Tea/coffee/buscuits readily available. Our room overlooked the canal and had a balcony - what could be better!

7.6 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Saudi Arabia

Overall a nice place to stay, a little pricey but it is Venice. Breakfast is good with a large selection, rooms are clean and spacious and internet is available even if a little to expensive. Located in a good area and close to all the main sites. The extra for a room with a view not really worth it unless you get a room with a balcony and there aren't many.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

I booked Hotel Ala eight months in advance and received my Venere confirmation. When we arrived the hotel had no record of our reservation, which was very odd because past reservations through Venere had always gone smoothly. Nonetheless this was no problem for the hotel - they immediately and without hesitation found us a very pretty room with gesso-ed walls, a marble mantle, and excellent air conditioning. An excellent, central location; a great breakfast; helpful staff in a wholly Venetian setting. Can't ask for much more.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Absolutely perfect. Great location (easy to find and 5 mins from Piazza San Marco). Brilliant breakfast (ate too much on first day!) Staff friendly and professional

7.2 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Comfortable hotel, friendly staff, excellent location, reasonable value (at Venice prices!), breakfast excellent and American Bar a friendly escape from the City. Would happily recommend to others.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Ala was exactly as we expected it to be from the description given by Venere.com. Location was great!!! As was the food and services. Caution to those who stay at the hotel... be sure your air conditioner is working in your room as you do NOT want to leave your windows open at any time of day. My family was infested by mosquitos during their first night in Venice (in April). The weather was hot and because hotel is on a inside canal with very still water the mosquitos were out in abundance. The hotel staff did move us very quickly to another room and refunded a portion of a night stay. Rooms were large and beautifully decorated for a Venice hotel . The bathrooms are all newly renovated and are extremely spacious and up-to-date. Great Showers & bath-tubs. The breakfast selection was larger than most hotels in Italy and very tasty. Excellent coffee. I would definitely stay again at Hotel Ala.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Very convenient location, just one minute from Vaporetto stop "Giglio" and five minutes walk to San Marco. Rooms well appointed, clean and comfortable. One room overlooked a small canal, and was very quiet, but the other at front of hotel opened onto Square which was noisy some nights. Breakfast was excellent, plentiful and a very wide range. There is a pleasant bar and other public areas. Overall we found Hotel Ala hard to fault and would recommend.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Enjoyed our stay at Ala very much. Found it exactly as earlier comments on here had led us to expect: very comfortable and attractive; brilliant location; great breakfasts. Major refurbishment is still going on (we visited March 2007)in one of the bedroom corridors (no guests presently being accomodated along here -- obviously); but this caused remarkably little disturbance to us. (Work taking place during the day, when you are presumably not in hotel, anyway). Very impressed by standards of cleanliness in rooms -- we were travelling with a twenty-month-old baby, and the friendly chambermaids did a great job clearing up the messes he unfortunately made in the room. Was wonderfully convenient to be able to step out of hotel immediately into a water taxi to get you to the airport at holiday's end. A couple of our group members were disturbed by noise from outside, during the night: their rooms were very hot (hotel seemed unable to control this) and so they opened windows. Since these rooms backed onto the canal, they were also then badly bitten by mosquitoes -- not the hotel's fault, of course, but I do recommend you pack anti-bug spray so you do not wind up similarly bitten. (Hotel had anti-bug wipes in bedrooms, but we did not find these very effective). Our rooms had to be reached by combination of elevator and stairs -- the latter difficult for a baby stroller; but (at hotel's suggestion) we simply parked our stroller in a cubby-hole corner of the hotel lounge, which worked well. (Incidentally, it's not a lot of fun pushing a stroller around Venice -- all those bridges with steps up and down! On reflection, it's probably easier to use, around Venice, one of those strap-on baby carriers that attach the baby to your body). All in all, a great hotel for the price. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

If you look for a nice place to stay in Venezia for a long we, don't search, you have the perfect one. All my family (parents, cousin) stay to this nice hotel and recommend to each other. So, what can I say more ? Maybe that my Fiancee forgot a small jewelery and the employees gave it back to us when we came back to leave the hotel, without being aware that we lost it. Next trip to Venezia, we will stay again in Ala.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Ala is a great hotel with easy access, convenient location and super breakfast. We are very happy to stay there.

5.4 Ordinary
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

The room is small and exactly look like the photo in the web. The staff are friendly and helpful but the restaurant they recommend was not very good.

7.3 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Room was little small and bathroom tiny albeit very clean. Breakfast was superb and staff very courteous. Extremely close to San Marco and Rialto. Big plus is proximity to San Giglio Vaporetto which you could promote as a benefit/feature to stay ie the stop as we had little idea when we arrived at main station. A great stay - unfortunately very noisy however we stayed New Years Eve!

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The first room we were given here was very noisy with outside noise from the square and inside noise from everyone walking up marble stairs and congregating at the top (outside our door) for a conversation! On request, the hotel staff shifted us to a great room on the 4th floor on the side overlooking a small canal (not really a view as the balcony wall was high, but much reduced noise). Location of the hotel was great - very close to vaporetta stop and many restaurants, sights etc within the close surroundings (10 min walk). Breakfasts were excellent - good range of food and plentiful, good quality.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Since our last visit the Ala has opened a bar on the Ground Floor. This is an extremely good bar, indeed the best that my wife and I have seen in an hotel of the Ala's type. The Ala is wonderfully located, and we shall continue to use and to recommend it. Only two small points to make: our room was a little small; the brightness of the lighting in the breakfast rooms was rather hard to deal with early in the morning!

7.1 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Unsere Onlinebuchung war im Hotel nicht angekommen und somit kein Zimmer reserviert. Zum Glück waren trotzdem Zimmer frei. Nettes Zimmer, nettes Personal, gutes Frühstück, aber die Klimaanlage funktionierte nicht. Trotz mehrfacher Nachfrage und der Zusage der Reparatur ist nichts geschehen.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Chile

We spend four nigths at the hotel, and we realy have a very good time. The staff was kindly and efficient. Good breakfast. And the bar was also a quiet and fiendly place to stay. The hotel was located about four blocks from S. Marcos square, and the vaporetto stop was about 100 mts from the main hotel entrance. We realy enjoyed our stay there and if we should visit Venezia again, we should use the Ala hotel and the Venere sistem to reserve it. I am fifty seven years old and my wife fifty five.

6.2 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

L'acceuil est assez impersonnel et manque de chaleur

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Poland

I stayed at Ala with my 12 years old daughter. We had a double superior room with a balcony on the side canal. Our room was very quiet, clean and nice. I was very pleased with the maid and other hotel staff. The breakfast buffet was excellent. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Mexico

This is an excellent choise for Venice. A hotel with a very nice atmosphere, just renovated and good bathrooms. Excellent location

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Ala. It was just what we needed and more. Our room (double deluxe) was very nice and was appointed with antique furniture. The floor was wood with attractive decorative patterns. The bathroom was large and attractive. As a bonus we had an ice machine in the hall, a first in Italy or Europe for us. The breakfasts were excellent. Good variety, food, service, served in an attractive room. The check-in was easy and enough English was spoken by attendants at the desk. The hotel was perfectly located near the Grand Canal vaporetto stop and was a short 5-7 minutes to St. Mark's Square. In short, we really liked it and would return in a heartbeat.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Nothing was too much trouble for the front desk staff, they booked restuarants, got water taxis and were generally very helpful. Add the superb location just 30 seconds walk from the vaporetti and minutes from San marco and this hotel is a real find.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

Nice hotel in the middle of Venice. Not cheap, but worth the extra money for a night or two. Cool with armors in the halway!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

it was marvelous as at each time

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

A friend told us about this hotel. It is a short walk down a narrow walkway from the vaporetto drop to the square in front of the hotel. The staff was very helpful. We received a room on the corner overlooking a small canal and the corner of the square. At night we listened to a wonderfoul opera singer in the square. The bed was hard (as I think they all are in Italy), and the shower is tiny ( the curtain clung to my back). The Hotel Ala was a short walk to San Marcos Square. I will consider the property should I visit Venice again.

7.2 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

for Venice a good price-quality-relationship and a excellent location, central and near the boat-station

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The best part about Ala was the location. We requested one of only a handful of rooms that has a small balcony on the side canal. Great place to see and hear the gondolas go by. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We were a group of eight people staying at Hotel Ala and NOT one of us had a complaint. The hotel is beautifully run, sparkingly clean, with an air of elegance that is delighful. The location is fantastic. And, the buffet breakfast was so fresh and so good to look at, that I wanted to eat everything! Grazie Hotel Ala--tutti molto bene! Frances Monaco P.S. Wish I could come back domani!

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Good choice for severalreasons, but a little pricey. The deluxe room was comfortable, 3 windows, two small balconies for flower pots, adequately sized double bed, good bath. We were ready for a cracker box and were pleasantly surprised. Breakfast is best that I have had, bar opens at 4 and is unremarkable. They stored our bags between checkout time and leaving, a big plus. Staff professional. Good location, next to shopping, Harry's Bar is close as is St. Marks. We made it to Harry's. good solid hotel, well appointed and comfortable. You can do a lot worse. Enjoy.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We are very happy with this hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

Ala is part of the Best Western hotel chain. It was very easy to find, just 30 seconds far from the "Giglio" line 1-stop (vaporetto grand canale) on a campo (means "square"). 5 minutes far from the Tourist office on square San Marco. 2 minutes far from the campo Sto Stephano where you can drink very nice coffee & hearing very good street musicians. Staff was very dedicated to help me find some typical places to eat or how to reach the airport. Plenty of nice things for breakfast and fresh food. I really recommend it!

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Ecuador

La atención del personal de recepción y el bar excelente, el personal del desayuno poco amables, las instalaciones confortables

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Great Location

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Some confusion at check-in with the specific reservation due to an initial credit card number entry error, however, this was handled beautifully and we were given a great room at a much reduced rate. Super help with our 'too many and too heavy' bags, and they were moved to a really super room for our second night. Great breakfasts, good guidance and advice from the front desk, friendly, neat trip to Murano. We would certainly stay there again.

2.4
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

We booked 2 months before arrival, special occassion. We requested as per hotel Ala's many website no smoking rooms and close together, did not happen. After a long tiring journey from the UK arriving at 2235 we asked for food or help to find a restaurant, no help given, no help with luggage to room. Tried to pay bill one day early this was made very difficult. Breakfast was very poor, small room, poor selection and never any hot coffee or fesh bread/rolls, The buffett had always just run out!!!!!No matter what time we tried to eat. The breakfast room should have been open at 0700 but on our last morning we had to insist at 0710 for it to be open.Big mistake service was not forthcoming.We were in a hurry to leave for the airport and ofcourse hotel Ala. No time for breakfast and service was even worse and the staff did not wwant to serve us. The hotel bedroom at 150euros for two adults per night was very small and only just adequate. The shower room was poorly fitted with nothing quite in the right place. The breakfast was poor, did not want to try the restaurant for dinner which was very expensive. For our 30th wedding anniversay Hotel Ala fell very short or expectations. My reccommendation as a hotel proprietor is to give it a miss

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Switzerland

This service is excellent and very reliable.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Great Hotel big rooms for Venice, Staff very helpful, best location for Venice sites, will book again,

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Wir verbrachten wunderbare Tage und Nächte in diesem Hotel. Das Zimmer, gemütlich eingerichtet und mit einer Dachterasse war im Vergleich anderer Hotels, in denen wir schon waren, geräumig. Das Bad exklusive ausgestattet. Das Zimmer lag ruhig und ... die singenden Gondolieris gehören einfach zu Venedig. Das reichhaltige und umfangreiche Frühstücks-Buffet war ausgezeichent. Wir können das Hotel nur empfehlen.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a great little hotel. As a newcomer to Venice, though modest it was in a lovely location, central right next to the Gritti Palace and near the canal but not too busy. The rooms were clean though our double room was a bit cramped, but we had a wonderful balcony overlooking a canal which was a real bonus. I'm glad I read the other reviews on this site, they were accurate and didn't let us down. I'd defiantely go there again.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Great location. Hotel provided free taxi and tour of glass factory. Very good breakfast. Small but cute rooms.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Excelente hotel, por su ubicación y sobre todo por la calidad del servicio. Un buffet para desayunar muy muy completo, realmente variado y abundante. Tranquilo y acogedor. Las habitaciones muy amplias y limpias. La nuestra tenia hasta vistas a un canal y por las mañanas podías oir cantar a los músicos que pasaban en góndola. Muy romántico. Realmente merece la pena, en Italia ya sabes como son los hoteles. No os espereis un baño de "cine", la ducha sigue siendo de pie y sin plato, pero eso si con cortina y limpio.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The hotel is centrally located between St. Mark's and the Accademia. Our room was small but very clean and it had a nice bathroom. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The breakfast buffet had many choices.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Whilst it may have lacked the cosy warmth of a small well-run hotel, this was a superb place to stay. The staff were friendly, professional and attentive with great service - especially the free tea/coffee brought to your room. And the room itself was a touch small, but wonderful - clean with en-suite bathroom, great shower and a canal view. Breakfast was good and plentiful with a selection of cereals, cheeses, meats, breads, fruits and yoghurts. This was very handy as my wife is Coeliac and cannot eat gluten (found in wheat) so the fruits were a big hit. (In fact, if you're planning on visiting the islands, the lace island Burano has a fantastic restaurant called Gato Nero that serve gluten free pasta. My wife loved her delicious gluten free spaghetti bolognese whilst I had a homemade pasta taglietelli with spider crab that I haven't stooped raving about). Well worth the trip to the island. To top it all the hotel location was perfect: minutes walk from St Mark's Square, right next to a Vaporetto (water bus) stop and situated in a small square next to a beautiful church. And if you're interested in glass check out the unbelievable chandelier in reception. All in all we had a fantastic time and would definitely go again. 10 out of 10. Thanks for a great stay.

6.6 Fair
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Austria

erst nach mehreren interventionen wurde mir ein zimmertausch ermöglicht, da mein zimmer nicht beheizbar war

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Based on a famiy member's recommendation, Hotel Ala was perfect for our first night after a long day of travel. It is conveniently located, yet housed in a quiet area off the main canal. Our reservation requests were granted in advance. We have recommended it to others in our family who are visiting Italy this spring.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Delighted with virtually all aspects of stay, only slight dissappointment was that food ran out for the last arrivals at Sunday morning breakfast. Good hotel, super location, very helpful staff, reasonable prices.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

I had a comfotable stay in this hotel. My room was very lovely and faced the canal. Hotel staffs were very kind, and Breakfast was very nice. Special Thanks.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

we had alovely room whcih overlooked the canal which runs alongside the hotel. Although this meant our room wasn't quiet this was a bonus as we had gonolas passing with singers and musicians, which was breathtaking!We went on the free trip to the glass island, and while this was well organised on the way there we noticed that those who bought some of the very expensive glass got taxis quicker than those of us who later found cheaper glass on the main island. The hotel is clean and friendly, and our room was very spacous and perfect for the 4 nights we were there!

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We think the Ala is perfectly located within the city. Easy to walk to nearly everything. Excellent breakfasts too. The staff was very competent and friendly. Our room was billed as "deluxe" but was in fact, rather small and the bathroom very compact; however, the bed was quite firm (no sagging!) and we were able to sleep well. Overall, a great experience—we'd go back.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Great stay in this excellently located hotel

6.1 Fair
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Gibraltar

Very easy access from the vaporetto stop, bus leaves you about 60 meters from the hotel without having to go over bridges with the luggage an important consideration when arriving or leaving Venice! Very pleasant and helpful staff. Very good buffet breakfast with plenty of choice. Some problems if you have the top floor rooms we were never able to have a decent shower it was either cold with strong flow or luke-warm with a dribble. I don't know if other rooms also experienced similar problems.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Easy, central location, very helpful staff on reception and especially in the 'breakfast room'. They helped to make the atmosphere welcoming and the food on offer was fine. Returning to the room was a delight, it was cleaned thoroughly and tidied each day. I recommend Hotel Ala

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Best Western Hotel Ala, offering 85 guest rooms with climate control and free local calls. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and direct-dial phones during their San Marco visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets. Irons/ironing boards, minibars, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Best Western Hotel Ala

By car
From the highway, follow signs to Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto parking terminals. From Piazzale Roma, take vaporetto line n. 1 and get off at Giglio.

By train
From Santa Lucia railway station, take vaporetto line n. 1 and get off at Giglio.

By airplane
From Venice's Marco Polo airport, either take a water taxi to the hotel or the Alilaguna hydrofoil to San Marco, or take the bus to Piazzale Roma and follow the aforementioned indications.

Distances from Best Western Hotel Ala

Santa Maria del Giglio - 0 km / 0 mi
Museo della Musica - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
La Fenice Opera House - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Dario - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Salute Waterbus - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Basilica of St Mary of Health - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Peggy Guggenheim Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Barbaro - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Punta della Dogana - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Accademia Bridge - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fortuny Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Accademia Waterbus - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Best Western Hotel Ala is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 8 km / 5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.