We booked this as part of a package with MyVenice. The location couldnt be better. It's a really short walk from Piazzale Roma where the No 5 airport bus arrives. However once you have walked over a couple of small bridges you find yourself in a beautiful and quiet backwater. We were really pleased to be able to escape back to this haven of tranquility after battling with the crowds in San Marco.
The close proximity to the Vaporetto terminal on the Grand Canal also makes this an extremely convenient location for getting around. Its also easy to wander through the back streets of Santa Croce to walk to the Rialto Bridge.
The hotel itself was lovely with extremely friendly staff. Our room (118) was at the back of the hotel and didnt have a view. However this didnt matter to us as we spent most of the daytime out in the city. The room was a reasonable size, very clean and nicely decorated.
One minor complaint about room 118 was the lack of soundproofing from the neighbouring room 122 which was occupied on our last night by a French family with a small child who spent the whole time singing at the top of her voice. You could hear every word through the wall. However this was a minor problem and I am sure we could have asked to move if we wished.
We were recommended the nearby Ae Cravate restaurant where we obtained a 10% discount as Al Sole customers. This was a wonderful family-run place with excellent food.
Breakfast at the hotel was OK with plenty of choice although I agree with previous adverse comments about the "fruit juice".
Would definitely stay here again if we come back to Venice
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- A noble beginning of the Fifteenth century building, located in a very pleasant area of Venice,with delightful indoor garden Hotel Al Sole welcomes you amongst typical Venetian atmospheres and modern comforts. ... more less
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