€181.81 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 23 Apr 2014 Check-out 24 Apr 2014

Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

3 stars
San Marco 2494 - Campo Santa Maria Del Giglio, Venice, I-30124
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
38 reviews
A Wonderful Place to Stay in Venice

There are so many hotels in Venice, but this is the hotel I would always return to. From the moment... See full review

  • Socrates
  • 25 Feb 2013
Perfect location

Lovely, well run little hotel representing good value for money. Very central and well placed for... See full review

  • Varni
  • 9 Mar 2014
Renowned Venetian hospitality and modern comfort in the heart of Venice
The Salmaso family, founder of the renowned Ristorante da Raffaele, manages the Best Western Ala Hotel Venice with their trademark commitment to good food, good drink and warm hospitality. A professional and accommodating staff provides all the modern comforts for a pleasant Venice adventure. The hotel is recently renovated in dramatic Venetian style. Located in Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, the hotel is a short walk from the city’s shopping, dining and cultural center in St. Mark’s Square.
Highlights
  • Managed by the Salmaso family, founder of Venice’s renowned Ristorante da Raffaele
  • Located in the Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, a short walk from St. Mark’s Square and other cultural highlights
  • Traditional Venetian hospitality with modern comforts provided by a professional staff
Location
The Best Western Ala Hotel Venice is in the Campo Santa Maria del Giglio (commonly known as the Santa Maria Zobenigo), a short walk from St. Mark's Square, the city's shopping, dining and cultural center. The hotel also is near the Academy of Fine Arts, the Fenice Theater, the Palazzo Grassi and the Ca' Rezzonico. Nearby shopping opportunities include Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Ferragamo.

Rooms
The Best Western Ala Hotel Venice’s 85 rooms are recently renovated. Some include views of the Rio di Santa Maria Zobenigo Canal. Rooms include flat-screen TVs, safes and Wi-Fi Internet access. Rooms are air conditioned in the summer. Non-smoking rooms are available.
Features
The Best Western Ala Hotel Venice provides a free breakfast in its dining room. In the hotel’s Tarnowska’s American Bar, guests enjoy spirits, wine and cocktails, as well as whole leaf teas and biscuits. The hotel offers babysitting service, concierge service and excursion planning, an on-call doctor and high-speed Internet access.
Transportation
  • Marco Polo Airport (12.4 mi/19.9 km)
  • Santa Maria del Giglio Vaporetto water bus pier (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Venice Santa Lucia railway station (1.4 mi/2.3 km)

Attractions
  • Fenice Theater (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Palazzo Grassi (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Academy of Fine Arts (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • St. Mark’s Square (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Ca’Rezzonico (0.6 mi/1 km)
Business
The Best Western Ala Hotel Venice’s Kamarowsky meeting room seats 25 and is well equipped. Secretarial service is available.
Policies and fees
A tax has been imposed by the city for stays beginning 1 October 2012, and will be collected directly at the property. The tax ranges from EUR 1 to EUR 5 per person, per night. The amount has been determined by the local administration, depends on the star rating of hotel and the season of travel. This tax does not apply from the 6th consecutive night of stay onwards, to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For additional details on this tax please check with the hotel property at check-in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Best Western Ala Hotel Venice Rooms

Classic Double/ Twin room.
Room with 1 double or 1 twin bed which includes Air conditioning, alarm clock, cable/ satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/ private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access- high speed, internet access-wireless, laundry service, mini bar, non smoking rooms, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and valet service.
Classic Triple Room
Room with 1 double bed and 1 twin bed which includes Air conditioning, alarm clock, cable/ satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/ private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access- high speed, internet access-wireless, laundry service, mini bar, non smoking rooms, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and valet service.
Single Room
Room with 1 twin bed which includes Air conditioning, alarm clock, cable/ satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/ private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access- high speed, internet access-wireless, laundry service, mini bar, non smoking rooms, radio, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone and valet service.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Room service
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

45.4343 12.3336
Area served
Venezia.
Nearby airports
Venice Marco Polo International Airport- 8 kilometers.
Area description
It is situated in the heart of Venice, a short walk from St. Mark's Square, the Academy of Fine Arts, the Fenice theatre, Palazzo Grassi and Ca' Rezzonico. Easily joinable by public services (Vaporetto - line 1-stop "Santa Maria del Giglio" 50 meters far from the hotel). Hotel is very close to shoppiing area ( Gucci, Prada, Louis Vouitton, Ferragamo etc.) and banks.

Nearby points of interest

  • Art Gallery Bugno: 0 km
  • La Fenice Theatre: 0.1 km
  • Chiesa di Santo Stefano: 0.2 km
  • San Moise: 0.2 km
  • Museo Correr: 0.4 km
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute: 0.4 km
  • St Marks Square: 0.4 km
  • Rialto Food Market: 0.4 km
  • Totem Il Canale: 0.4 km
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 0.4 km
  • National Library of St Mark's: 0.4 km
  • Campanile di San Marco: 0.4 km
  • San Zulian: 0.4 km
  • Archeological museum: 0.4 km
  • Palazzo Grassi: 0.4 km
  • Art Gallery Bugno: 0 km
  • La Fenice Theatre: 0.1 km
  • Chiesa di Santo Stefano: 0.2 km
  • San Moise: 0.2 km
  • Museo Correr: 0.4 km
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute: 0.4 km
  • St Marks Square: 0.4 km
  • Rialto Food Market: 0.4 km
  • Totem Il Canale: 0.4 km
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 0.4 km
  • National Library of St Mark's: 0.4 km
  • Campanile di San Marco: 0.4 km
  • San Zulian: 0.4 km
  • Archeological museum: 0.4 km
  • Palazzo Grassi: 0.4 km
  • Rialto Bridge: 0.5 km
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection: 0.5 km
  • Guggenheim Museum: 0.5 km
  • Basilica di San Marco: 0.5 km
  • Palazzo Ducale: 0.5 km
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia: 0.5 km
  • Madonna dell'Orto: 0.5 km
  • Murano Glass Museum: 0.6 km
  • Basilica dei Frari: 0.6 km
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: 0.6 km
  • Bridge of Sighs: 0.6 km
  • Ca'Pesaro: 0.7 km
  • Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco: 0.7 km
  • Colleoni Monument: 0.8 km
  • Port of Venice: 0.9 km
  • San Giorgio Maggiore: 1 km
  • Santa Lucia Station: 1.2 km
  • San Francesco della Vigna: 1.2 km
  • Ghetto: 1.3 km
  • Arsenale: 1.5 km
  • San Pietro di Castello: 2.1 km
  • Burano: 8.5 km
  • Lace Museum: 8.7 km

Dining

Tarnowska's American Bar
In Tarnowska's American-Bar there is the opportunity to relax tasting the first choice international selection regarding spirits, international cocktails, best wines and cheese tasting. It has a Piano bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (38)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Overall score

4.3 / 5
38 out of 38
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.1

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
Varni
North London
9 Mar 2014

Perfect location

Lovely, well run little hotel representing good value for money. Very central and well placed for gondola/water bus stations. Misleadingly advertise tea/coffee making facilities in the room; this is not quite correct, you can order tea/coffee free of charge but there are no facilities for this in the room. Only other minor criticism is that some of the staff were not as pleasant as some others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
Socrates
Edgeley, ND
25 Feb 2013

A Wonderful Place to Stay in Venice

There are so many hotels in Venice, but this is the hotel I would always return to. From the moment I arrived, I knew I was at a most special place. Warm friendly service, anticipating our every need, providing expert advice, and serving an incredible free breakfast -- these are just some of the highlights. Oh, and the rooms were just perfect -- modern updates combined with the timeless architecture and interior design characteristic of Venice. We arrived by cruise ship, early in the morning, and our fine room was available. Our son flew in from Madrid, where he works, and was assigned a room next door to ours. Together, we had an excellent family reunion, thanks in large part, to the wonderful Best Western Ala Hotel Venice. We shall never forget you, and hope to visit again some day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
TessO
Vallejo, Ca
24 Jul 2012

great value for your money

Staff very helpful. Close walk to everything. Good breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Main attractions easy to find with the use of a map.

Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Sterling Heights, MI USA
27 Feb 2012

Room overlooking the canal and a gondolier.

Typically Venice. Room window opened up to a canal below with a gondolier making his way through the canals of Venice with a young couple. How Venetian was that? The ambience was superb! The hotel staff was very professional. The hotel was located very close to the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Sacramento, CA
22 Apr 2011

Excellent location

This hotel was very close to San Marco Square and the Accademia, so it made an ideal base to explore the city. It served a delicious, buffet breakfast with a wide choice of options.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Chicopee, Massachusetts
23 Nov 2010

Not Disapointed

I was very satisfied with this hotel. The hotel was located in the center of everything we wanted to see. From the hotel it was a short walk to St Mark's Square. A water bus was close by to take us every where else. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very helpful. The best part of the morning was the hotel breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
JOE AND JOAN
TRENTON ONTARIO
27 Oct 2010

very nice hotel

close to gondola rides close to main square great breakfasts

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
John and Friends
Fairfax, VA
20 Sep 2010

Good Location and value, spotty service

My wife and I stayed at the Ala in April 2004, liked the location and did not hesitate to stay there again with a friend in September 2009. Absorbed by the beauty and charm of Venice, we weren't at the hotel much of the time but found it to be a good choice. Staff members were helpful and polite expect for one consistently rude woman on the breakfast room staff. We booked a "superior room" in 2004 and mistakenly booked a "standard" room this trip. It is clearly worth the additional expense to get a "superior" room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
nanticoke,pa
6 Jul 2010

fantastic location

everything was great. staff was very helpful, rooms where clean and comfortable. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The location was a 13 min. walk to St.Marks square. No matter where to walked it was very romantic with the shops, restaurants, canals lining the streets and walks. We got lost twice and enjoyed every minute of it.

Review of Best Western Ala Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
21 Jun 2010

Great location! Great Service!

Our stay at the Hotel Ala in Venice was a great ending to our cruise vacation to the Med. The location was just right, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the room was great, breakfast was more than we expected. To cap it off they even made arrangements for a water taxi to the airport (at 4AM) right from the door of the hotel. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurant suggested by the hotel was great and we even got a a discount!

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