Official Reviews of Hotel Al Ponte Antico Venice city center written by Mature couple

Hotel Al Ponte Antico, Venice city center Italy

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Hotel Al Ponte Antico

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Outstanding Hotel in the Heart of Venice


by carldombek

Mature couple, 5/2009



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My wife and I spent three nights at the Al Ponte Antico during a recent visit to Venice and are thrilled to recommend it.

The Al Ponte Antico is a small, nine-room hotel in what the owner Matteo calls an "old palace" with a remarkable view of the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge.

While our guest room (No. 6) was smaller than we would have preferred (it IS Venice, after all) it was well-appointed and decorated in the Italian style you’ll see when you visit The Doges Palace on the Piazza San Marco.

Everything else about our stay was absolutely perfect! Matteo greeted us when we checked in, showed us to our room personally, and had a chilled bottle of sparking wine waiting in the room as a “welcome gift.”

Virtually every member of his staff greeted us by name each time they saw us, making us feel more like we were staying in someone’s elegant home rather than in a hotel. Breakfast is included, with a generous buffet of meats, cheeses, and fruit.

Eggs and breakfast meats are also offered, and Matteo mans the omelet station for those who prefer.

You can dine indoors or on the patio overlooking the Grand Canal if the weather is cooperating.

As there are only nine rooms and breakfast is available over several hours, we had the dining area/lobby to ourselves most mornings.

In the late afternoon and into the evening, Matteo and his staff serve drinks (you must try a traditional Italian spritz) and snacks along with cordial conversation and advice on where to dine.

It’s a great opportunity to get to know your fellow guests and perhaps forge new friendships. While it was our first trip to Venice, it will not be our last. And it will likely not be the last time we enjoy the hospitality of Matteo and the rest of the staff at the Al Ponte Antico.


What did you enjoy most about your stay?
We enjoyed the personal touch that owner Matteo and his staff gave to every interaction.

What did not meet your expectations?
The room size was a little smaller than expected; however, we DID have the smallest room category.




The Al Ponte Antico...

Venice city center, Italy

by: carldombek

26 May 2009


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Venice city center, Italy

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