Al Ponte dei Sospiri hotel is located in the heart of Venice, 30 metres from Saint Mark's Square, in front of Bridge of Sighs.
Perfect location, very good service, professional team!Comment of V. Pierre , Belgium the 2014-03-12
We stayed for 5 nights. The hotel was clean and staff very friendly and helpful. It is ideally located just behind San Marco square although the downside is the bells every morning at 7am, although not an issue for us as we are early risers. The other little negative was only double bed so had to share with my mum but the bed was very large. Breakfast is in the sister hotel across the way but really only basic - cereal, cakes, scrambled egg, bacon, yoghurts, fruit juices and hot drink dispenser. You can have breakfast in your room and we found this to be better. If you want you can catch water taxi to take you/ collect you straight to/from hotel. Please no that there is no restaurant at this hotel, although a multitude just outside the front door, nor are there any coffee or tea making facilities in the room, although there is a mini bar. And for those solely English speakers who like to watch TV, I could not find an English speaking channel despite a thorough search. I truly recommend this hotel however and would not hesitate to stay there again
"Very good stay, breakfast was the only poor thing!"
The rooms are stunning really, very clean. You should pick this place if you want to be very close to the San Marco square. Staff are nice, but they don't have a restaurant, so the breakfast is catered and kind of poor.
"Very good location"
Very decent hotel for Venice, especially tourists with family and small children due to the great location and proximity to St. Mark's Square. How to Get There: If you take a water taxi, it will take you directly to hotel, but at a much more expensive rate. If you take the Alilaguna, it will be much cheaper and the walk to the hotel is not bad (even with children/stroller). Word of advice, despite what the boat driver advises you (to stop at San Zaccaria), get off at San Marco instead (especially if you have lots of luggage or stroller). Why' Because even though Zaccaria is a stop earlier and the walking distance to the hotel is slightly shorter, there are at least 4 bridges to across and that means 4 stairs you need to carry your luggage/stroller up and down. If you get off at San Marco, there is no stairs to walk up or down. Anyway, back to the hotel. It's literally 2 min walk from St. Mark's Square and is in the heart of Venice. The room is decently sized, and the staffs are friendly. We found the room clean, but the decorations (and decor) are definitely a bit dated. If you like lots of fluffs and hangings in your room, this is great for you. For us, we prefer simple and clean looks. The elevator is tiny, but it works. There is no in-house restaurant (that's why you get room service), but you are welcome to walk to their sister-hotel for buffet style breakfast instead. The only down side for the hotel' Weak AC in the blistering summer. The first night we were there, the AC stopped working at night. We called but obviously no help until the next day at 9am. After that, it worked fine. The staffs were very respectful and friendly, but the best feature of this hotel is the location. It's close enough to the main attraction, but far enough from the noise. Wifi was adequate. One or two times with weak signals, and don't expect super speed, but it's there and decent for majority of the time.
"Charming and great location"
We spend 4 nights in this hotel prior to a cruise. We arrived via the water bus as our last experience in Venice with a water taxi was shockingly expensive. From St. Marks Square it is an easy walk to the hotel even with luggage. It is very close to the square which makes it easy to locate the hotel in a somewhat confusing city of tiny narrow alleys. The room we had was large, and beautiful, a bit frilly as is typical of the hotels we have seen in Venice. The staff was always polite and helpful. Our room was very comfortable, we had a nice balcony overlooking one of the paths and canals. I have nothing negative to say about the hotel. I wish there was some English language news station like CNN or MSNBS available on the TV. Other than that it was a very nice stay. If I go back to Venice I would be happy to stay here again.
"Excellent location and service'"
We stayed at the hotel on our honeymoon for 6 nights. The staff was fantastic, super friendly and helpful. We were given a map of Venice upon our arrival and the front desk clerk laid out some attractions and distances for us. When we needed our skip the line tickets printed, it was done without question. We had breakfast served in our room daily and the staff was always friendly and professional. The location is fantastic! So close to San Marco but it isn't very noisy. The value was excellent and we would absolutely return. It was also air conditioned which was awesome after a hot day walking around. The shower was also great!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM