Bonjour Sylvia,

J'ai souhaité vous saluer avant notre départ (réservation Madame GALL du 14 au 21.6), mais vous étiez déjà partie.

J'étais, une fois de plus, très heureuse de séjourner à l'Hôtel ALA. Mes amies étaient conquises également.
L'on s'y sent bien, le personnel est charmant et disponible, le buffet du petit-déjeuner délicieux et varié.
Vous avez en Jury, entre autres, un collègue de grande qualité, d'une amabilité rare, et fort précieux dans la connaissance des restaurants!!! De nouvelles adresses figurent désormais dans notre carnet de route!

Au plaisir de retrouver votre hôtel en 2017, si tout va bien, et de faire votre connaissances à cette occasion, je vous transmets mes plus cordiales salutations de Strasbourg, une très jolie ville également.

Ciao, Paulette Gall

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Great St. Mark's Location - Rated *****

Excellent hotel in a quiet plaza within 5-10 minute walk to St. Mark Square and all the action. Easy to find by taking #1 waterbus from the train station to Santa Maria del Giglio dock and the hotel is a few feet straight up the dock road. Very easy, especially if you're arriving at night. Hotel is very classy with modern touches. There was a musty smell when we first walked in but I understand this is not uncommon for buildings sitting on the water. It quickly dissipates from notice. The only thing I would say was a slight negative was the offer for the free boat trip to see the glass makers on the island of Murano. The hotel offers it as a free round trip excursion for their guests, but I quickly learned that the different glass making houses in Murano offer the boat service to many of the hotels in Venice to pickup and bring their guests to Murano. Initially, it was charming to be on the water and then to see the glass blowing factory where the pieces were made in front of you. But then you were whisked away to the retail section of the factory where a salesman was assigned to you with medium pressure sales to buy the very expensive glass pieces. We lost 2 hours there of our short stay. It's great if you wish to buy any of the uniquely beautiful glass pieces, but you may want yo skip it if your time is short. But I would otherwise definitely go back to Hotel Ala again.

Hotel storico ed intrigante - Rated *****

Premetto che ho prenotato questo hotel ben 3 mesi prima del soggiorno, assicurandomi così un'offerta veramente ottima. L'hotel è in pieno centro, pulitissimo e la colazione è sicuramente buona e molto abbondante, completa di dolce e salato, frutta e succhi.
Questo hotel si differenzia da molti altri anche perché è avvolto da un'atmosfera affascinante...infatti 100 anni fá circa era una nobile residenza privata di un ricco russo che cadde vittima di un intreccio amoroso che si svolse proprio in questo palazzo storico! È una storia che all'epoca desto' molto scalpore e che rende il soggiorno in hotel ancora più affascinante.
Consiglio vivamente di scegliere questo accogliente hotel.

Situation idéale et excellent rapport qualité/prix - Rated *****

Situé proche de Piazza San Marco et à 50m d'une station de vaporetto, cet hôtel de bon confort et avec un personnel discret et attentionné nous a séduit. De plus, très beau buffet de petit déjeuner. Nous avons pu passer une excellente semaine, et nous y reviendrons. Merci.

Zeer goed - Rated *****

Fantastisch hotel. We hadden een klassieke kamer, comfortabel en leuk.
Het personeel was zeer vriendelijk. Door omstandigheden moesten we onze boeking van 4 naar 3 dagen terug brengen. Geen probleem. Hulde.

Perfect Location - Rated *****

This hotel was perfect. Fantastic location although the water taxi stop was out of order as there was a festival on when we arrived, but we managed to find the hotel ok. Within walking distance of all the main attractions. Our room was so comfortable and to top it all, one evening a serenading gondalier passed by on the canal outside our room. Perfect! Staff were all very friendly and barman moved furniture to let us all (8 women) sit together in the bar. Friendliest hotel I have been in, in a long time.
Highly recommend it.

Leider enttäuscht - Rated ***

Erst beim einchecken wurde auf die Renovierungsarbeiten hingewiesen, nicht jedoch beim buchen. Die Zimmer die zum vollen Preis gebucht wurden, lagen direkt unter der Baustelle. Die Lärmbelästigung war enorm. Das Personal an der Rezeption erschien desinteressiert. Die Lage des Hotels ist gut, ebenso die Matratzen und die Auswahl an Frühstücksbuffet. Das Personal beim Frühstück ist ebenfalls unmotiviert. Wir fühlten uns nicht willkommen, unser Geld hat man aber gerne genommen

Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Venice- Rated *****

The Ala literally has its own vaporetta stop, Giglio and is within easy walking distance to St. Mark's square. It has a lovely sitting area off of the lobby with comfortable chairs and copies of local papers, the NY Times, and a summary sheet of top world news for each day. The bar is very inviting; it is pleasantly decorated with more comfortable chairs and seating areas and includes several rooms that can accommodate small groups of people. Breakfast was good, and the management readily arranged for carry out breakfasts when we had an early departure. They were responsive to all of our needs. The four of us agreed that the beds and pillows were perfect. Some rooms face a side canal and others have a view of the square out front. The water pressure in the shower, which we notice, was excellent, and the tubs had jets. It is a fabulous place to stay.

Zentrale Lage und top Frühstück - Rated *****

Sehr netter Aufenthalt, Zimmer sauber und gemütlich. Frühstück hat einiges zu bieten, wenn man besonders nett fragt, bekommt man auch super Espresso von den Damen im Frühstücksraum frisch zubereitet. Alles andere am Buffet. Zu Fuß alles schön erreichbar. Zimmerfenster gehen direkt zum Nebenkanal des Canale Grandes oder auf den kleinen Platz vor dem Hotel hinaus. In der Nähe tolle Restaurants und Weinlokale sowie Shops aller Art. Sehr zu Empfehlen, tolle Preis/Leistung!

Excelente - Rated *****

Excelente hotel, muy buena ubicación, fácil acceso desde la Línea de Vaporeto 1, habitaciones amplias, muy bien reciclado, muy buen desayuno, muy cerca de todo. Muy buena atención, muy buen precio. Las habitaciones pueden dar a un canal interior. Se puede acceder a la terraza donde se tiene una muy linda vista de la zona. Te ofrecen 2 agua minerales sin cargo por toda la estadía, caja de seguridad incluida.

Buenisimo! - Rated *****

Super bien ubicado, muy cerca de Piazza San Marco y de La Academia, una cuadra de la parada de vaporetto Santa Maria del Giglio. En el hotel, muy buena atencion y ambientacion, desayuno completo. Nuestra habitacion daba a un canal, pasan gondolas, muy lindo todo. Venecia es lo mas!

One night stay - Rated *****

The staff was extremely helpful. They worked with us and getting us to the airport via water taxi but due to the Highwinds we had to make a adjustment. We had the issue with the flooding in St. Mark’s which we won’t quite prepared for because of the rain they could’ve had informed us that there was a high probability of that to happen

Même les choucroutes sont minables- Rated ****

Etablissement refait avec goût, personnel accueillant, les plats sont insignifiants. Les choucroutes sont servies avec un choux fade sans genièvre, les saucisses sont de basse qualité et tièdes, le jambonneau est cuit depuis plusieurs jours et réchauffé avec une couenne ferme impossible à déguster avec son moelleux. A éviter. Seule la terrasse est agréable aux beaux jours.Les tarifs sont au moins 30% trop élevés pour la qualité des plats servis.

Three years later and just as good- Rated *****

See my review of July 2014.
Just as great as my last visit. The desk staff gave us some great suggestions for dinner.
Though it seems to have gotten more expensive.
We were with another couple and they were awed by the location and quality despite the price.
The breakfast seemed better than the past with more variety and great sweets.
The American bar in the building was charming and from another century



You will feel at home at the Ala, a unique Hotel run by the Salmaso Family since 1968.

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Hotel Ala - Palazzo Maurogonato - is member of Historical Places of Italy.