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Hotel Al Ponte Antico - Venice

4 star Hotel Venice

Calle Dell Aseo Cannaregio 5768 - Venice

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Price starting from 320 .00
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Hotel Al Ponte Antico in Venice is housed in a magnificent 16th century building and enjoys an unbeatable location near the famous Ponte di Rialto bridge.

An intimate 4-star accommodation on the Gran Canal, Hotel Al Ponte Antico offers luxurious interiors and a wonderful terrace, where you can enjoy truly romantic evenings. Wireless (high-speed) Internet access is complimentary, while round-trip airport shuttle and babysitting are available for a fee.

The warm hospitality and excellent position, combined with the refined and elegantly furnished guest rooms, will make for an unforgettable stay in Venice. This hotel does not have an elevator. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.4 Outstanding!
Based on 67 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

My Wife and I stayed for 4 nights as a mini honeymoon and Matteo and all the staff...

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Breakfast at Hotel Al Ponte Antico

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Al Ponte Antico

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Pets accepted
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Secretarial service
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 55 per vehicle

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 4 per person, per night for adults; EUR 2 per night for guests aged 10-15 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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10

Location

9.3

Quiet

9.2

Spacious

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Service

Hotel Al Ponte Antico reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was a real piece of Venice, if you want a truly exceptional and authentic visit then this hotel is a must

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

An excellent Hotel made even better by the helpful, polite and approachable staff. When visiting Venice will definitely stay nowhere else. Hotel location is excellent right in the middle of Venice.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The service is perfect, the staff and owner are very friendly and helpful. The recommendations for dinner have also met our expectations.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

This hotel really is a fantastic place and our stay was an amazing experience. The place has been beautifully done and the staff were just lovely. Couldn't fault it. Can't wait to return!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

One of the best hotels in the world-and we have stayed at hundreds of hotels over the past 40 years.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed for only one night after a 12 day Mediterranean cruise to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. While we were only able to stay a short while, it was definitely our favorite part of the entire 15 day vacation. The hotel fit every possible image I had about visiting Venice. Mateo, Alex and Oliver went above and beyond to make our stay a beautiful one. Any care in the world was taken care of and any question we had was answered with a smile and wonderful information. Our breakfast was delicious and all the little touches so appreciated! Each morning since, before beginning my work day, I make my cup of coffee (which doesn't even come close to the delicious creation from the beautiful espresso machine upstairs) close my eyes and imagine the setting and time spent on the terrace above the canal. We cannot wait to return! Only this time, we will skip the cruise and spend our time at the Hotel Al Ponte Antico in Venice.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We go on vacations approx 4 times a year and I would have to put this in as the nicest hotel with a great location. Although it is alittle more expensive than some hotels you will be amazed at the staff. They are helpful for hotel needs but for anything you need help with in Venice. The breakfasts were amazing and gave you quite a start to your day. The genuine love for the city shows in how they want you to experience everything and will help guide you in suggestions. We had 3 parts to this trip and no doubt this was the highlight.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

A real gem of a hotel. The service was exceptional, the staff could not have been more hospitable and helpful - this hotel was truly outstanding.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Mateo, Alex and Oliver made our honeymoon stay the best ever! Cant' wait to go back again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Best boutique hotel we have ever stayed. The staff was second to none in helpfulness and friendliness.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I have been to Venice before and also traveled throughout the world. During my travels, I have stayed at hotels ranging from 3 to 5 star and have never been as impressed as I was with this hotel. During our stay, the hotel was in perfect form and the service was the best service I have ever received at any hotel I have ever stayed at. The staff goes above and beyond to take care of your needs no matter what time it is. Thomas, Oliver, and Mateo were very kind, friendly, and really cared about what our needs were. They made me feel as if I were the only person in the hotel and that they were there strictly for me. The hotel itself is gorgeous and was in perfect condition regarding cleanliness and facilities. The location could not be beat with the proximity to Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal. I would recommend this hotel to anybody who was staying in Venice and I know that I will have many more stays in this hotel as well.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our first visit to Venice and we loved this hotel. The staff was amazing and so was the location of the hotel. The room was beautiful and very spacious with a beautiful view of the Grand Canal. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We stayed here for our anniversary, and it was beyond our expectations. The staff were outstanding, the best service we have ever encountered, and the best breakfasts in the world. The cappucinos, homemade crepes and omelettes made by Rosalba, Oliver and staff were so good. From the restaurant suggestions to directions, Oliver, David and Armando were more than helpful. We were treated to the most spectacular view of the Grand Canal in our beautiful room , and spent many an hour sitting at our open window watching all the gondolas and boats go right past us and under the Rialto bridge. Do yourself a favour and stay at this hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

absolutely loved our stay and will definitely stay there next time in Venice, Oliver was especially helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Fantastic experience - the hotel was exactly as described and very much lived up to - in fact exceeded our expectations. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. It was wonderful to arrive from the airport and depart by water taxi - well worth the extra cost! Our room was right on the water's edge - it was fantastic to watch everyday life in Venice from there. The location was perfect, right next to the Rialto Bridge, so central for everywhere. We had a wonderful holiday at Al Ponte Antico and would highly recommend it to anyone - in fact we are planning a return trip!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was excellent. I think our expectations were exceeded because they upgraded our room.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Fantastic staff that couldn't do enough to help, they spoke great English and had great advice from coffee to gondola rides. Beautiful location - we spent hours sitting on the shared balcony at breakfast or later in the afternoon. Fantastic location right by the Rialto bridge. Not for you if you like big hotels with restaurants. They put on a nice breakfast - but there is no other catering. They only have nine rooms; so they know you by your name which we found quite endearing.

7.7 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

The hotel decor is magnificent and it is probably enhanced by guests who are allocated a room with a view of the Grand Canal. The view from the room we were assigned was prison bars and a stone wall less than 4 feet across the alley. All members of staff were extremely friendly and made an effort to remember each guest by name. The price for the room we paid clearly has a relationship to the extensive works that the proprietor has undertaken to restore a 16th century palace to its former glory. However, the entrance to the hotel is extremely difficult to find and we spent almost an hour finding the establishment from the Rialto Bridge because the hotel is at the end of an thin alley but with no sign advising the entrance to the hotel was at the bottom of the lane. Many other hotels in Venice that are in a similar type location do have clear signs indicating thier location. Overall we enjoyed our experience but future guests should be aware that they are stepping back in time and not booking rooms in a modern concrete establishment

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

We would take the time to say that our brief stay was exeptional and we were treated like family. Thanks very much for a lovely weekend.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Excellent hospitality. Even though it was Christmas holidays when many restaurants were closed, the staff kindly made reservations for our dinner which were friendly and reasonable.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Fantastic location and most extremely helpful staff of anywhere we have stayed in Italy or throughout our travels. Hint -- Take the water taxi from train/airport -- worth the money for convenience and experience.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Guatemala

The hotel was great and very romantic and the staff very responsive and professional but the room was small and dark. The smell of cat urine was ever present outside our room. Our view was of a dark outside space with fake green carpet that smelled and a table and it was very dark. I believed our room would have been a little better from the photos that were on your web site and the price we paid.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Well, This has taken awhile for me to get around to writing but I wanted to take this opportunity . We stayed at the Al Ponte after 6 months in Egypt (during the revolution) We were so tired and weary but wanted to go through Italy on our way back to the US. This was a delight. The hotel staff were divine. Each staff member and the owners were more than attentive and took care of us like family. Bruno even suggested we share a water taxi and saved us $50 when he noticed our departure time was near to the same as other guests. They were friendly and helpful on every detail of our stay. We would stay there again if they would have us!!!!!Thank you for a wonderful stay in Venice.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location. Superb, helpful, informative, and friendly staff. Beautiful rooms. Al Ponte Antico is simply a great place to stay while in Venice.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a wonderful stay because the owners and staff were focused on our comfort. Perfect location and great recommendations for restaurants and sights to see.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The location is wonderful. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Rialto bridge and across the Grand Canal from the fruit markets. The room was bigger than my apartment!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This was one of the best boutique hotels we have ever stayed at and one of the most romantic locations. The hotel was in the center of everything, beautifully appointed and the service was far beyond excellent. From the moment you are greated by first name at the private dock, if you come by water taxi, to the monment you leave you are treated better than royalty. The owner Matteo and all of his staff are there for your every need from cooking you an included breakfast to helping arrange all of your needs and whims. The belcony for breakfast is one of the jewels of Venice as you eat a wonderfully prepared meal you can watch the morning commerce of Venice as the sun rises along the Grand Canal and over look the Ponte Rialto. The Hotel is a Vacation unto itself in such a wonderful romantic city. There are few words to describe a visit at the Al Ponte Antico other than "Magnificent"

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Exceeded our already high expectations. Matteo and his staff showed the highest standards of customer service and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were treated as though royalty and cannot emphasise how wonderful everything was from start to finish.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

If there was a number above ten Mateus and Al Ponte Antico would surely receive it from us. This place is above reproach in every possible way. We will surely return one day and recommend Al Ponte Antico highly to our family, friends, and anyone looking for the most perfect of places to stay and experience the beautiful city of Venice. All staff were friendly, helpful in every way, quick to give help when asked,the rooms spotless, large and very much like you'd think of a Palace in Venice. The breakfast in the morning and lovely Spritz in the afternoon or evening on their terrace right overlooking the Grand Canal is an experience not to be missed.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This is an incredible hotel experience. Well worth the expense. The location is superb, the staff extremely friendly and accomodating, and the rooms comfortable and elegant.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic people, superb location, great hotel

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Without a doubt, it was the best hotel we have ever stayed at. The hotel was beautiful, the staff were some of the most sincere genuine people and the location was superb.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

An exceptional hotel staffed by exceptional people; cannot recommend highly enough.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

wonderul experience made even more so by the owner whose personal interaction made us feel like family

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We could not have been made to feel more welcome by Mateo (the owner) and his friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them and the restaurants that they recommended and booked for us were all excellent. The location of the hotel overlooking the Grand Canal provides a marvellous setting for breakfast and evening drinks. Unquestionably, we would return.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We absolutely loved Hotel Al Ponte Antico and would highly recommend it to anyone. Matteo and his staff were warm, friendly, welcoming and professional. Our room was beautiful and surprisingly spacious. It was big even by American standards. The public areas, for the delicious breakfast in the morning and for drinks in the evening, were lovely and comfortable. The location right on the Grand Canal is unbeatable. We spent hours on the terrace enjoying the late afternoon sun and watching the world go by on the Grand Canal. The hotel is within easy walking distance of most major sites in Venice. We walked everywhere from the hotel and never got on a boat, even though the vaporetto station is right near by. Hotel Al Ponte Antico has old-world charm with first-world comforts. Don't miss it!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Amazing trip to Venice, excellent advise from the Hotel's staff (especially for the restaurants). Delicious breakfast despite no fresh fruit drinks. The view from our room and the hotel's bar is unique. Great location.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

Breakfast could be better. The location is excelent, with a view to the Rialto Bridge, near the comercial zone and near S. Marcos.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Built in the 16 th century , Al Ponte Antico Hotel is a nice old Venetian Palace with only 9 rooms , and 4 of them ( suite ) have beautiful view on the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge . Friendly Staff . A bit expensive , but once in a life ....

7.9 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Stayed one night in March, 2006. Location was great, and that's what you pay for. The view from the breakfast balcony was excellent, but the view from the room was a brick wall. The rooms were richly decorated, though the furniture was looking a bit worn and scuffed around the edges. The whirpool bath was a nice luxury, even if it was a little underpowered. Breakfast was strictly continental (cold cuts, cereal, bread), but the cappuccino was fresh and hot.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We English like to be able to make tea during a rest break in the day; the room was at the back and consequently dark; the hotel was down an easily missed ally so difficult to find in the first instance - directions or a map are needed.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

i was suprised to find the room had no natural daylight as the windows faced directly onto a wall, but the air conditioning was excellent. the furnishings were particularly nice and the bathroom was luxurious. very pleasant helpful staff. fabulous view of the Rialto and grand canal from the terrace. extras on bill seemed expensive and not itemized.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hungary

The hotel has a good location in the centre, but for the first it is hard to find. Anyway, we had an excellent honeymoon, the hotel is really nice with the atmosphere of the hundreds of years, well combined with the modern facilities.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

no more comment

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

GREAT

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at Al Ponte Antico. The location is fabulous, rooms are very comfortable (the one we had I would consider spacious by European standards), and friendly staff. Breakfast is nice, with a wonderful view from the breakfast terrace on the canal. The only oddity I found was that there was no curtain or door on the bathtub/shower, making it difficult to keep the water from spilling out all over the bathroom! I found out, though, based on the remainder of our trip to other parts of Italy that this is somewhat common. We would definitely stay again given the opportunity to visit Venice again in the future.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We have only 1 comments. The chairs on the breakfast porch were very uncomfortable. Otherwise this was a fantastic hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Japan

The truly wonderful hotel!I recommend this hotel with confidence.The hotel staff recognized me before I said a name. The breakfast which eats at the terrace which faced the CANAL GRANDE is the excellent. The bathtub with the Jacuzzi was very comfortable. I was satisfactory but that the checkout time was 11 o'clock was different from the information in the site.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Japan

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.6 Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Hotel Al Ponte Antico offers 7 guest rooms for your romantic holiday. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Cannaregio visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with slippers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Al Ponte Antico

By car
From Piazzale Roma, where guests will find public parking facilities, take the vaporetto (public water bus) line 1 get off at the Ponte di Rialto stop.

By train
From the Santa Lucia railway station, take the vaporetto (public water bus) line 1 get off at the Ponte di Rialto stop.

By airplane
From Venice Marco Polo airport you can reach Piazzale Roma in 30 minutes by water taxi or bus. From Piazzale Roma, take the vaporetto (public water bus) line 1 get off at the Ponte di Rialto stop.

Distances from Hotel Al Ponte Antico

Teatro Malibran - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Rialto Bridge - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Salvador Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Pescaria - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Le Zitelle - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Goldoni's House - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Ca' D'Oro Waterbus - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Ca' d'Oro - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Scuola Grande di San Marco - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Bartolomeo Colleoni Monument - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Galleria Stampalia - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Querini Stampalia - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Al Ponte Antico is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.3 km / 4.6 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.

Transportation services Hotel Al Ponte Antico

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service