10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"I was travelling with my parents and toddler so I tried to book 1st class accommodations the whole way... sometimes we succeed! This hotel is a gem! Hi-Tech and totally clean, gorgeous beds (yes, even the sofa bed), excellent location to boot, great breakfast (for Italy) and a most wonderful bathroom. Even my 2-year old was very impressed! We stayed in a Junior Suit done up as a triple and had 2 seperate LCD TVs."
- Travel date: 4th April 2007
A la Commedia lived up to our expectations!
"We booked this hotel purely on Trip Advisor recommendations and we certainly weren't disappointed. It is a really lovely hotel - everything is brand new and it is so clean. It really deserves it's 4 stars. The hotel is in a fantastic location - 1 minute from the Rialto bridge and approx 10 minutes from St. Mark's. The room was very luxurious and cosy and the bathroom was beautiful. The staff at the hotel are all very couteous and we particularly liked the barman (sorry we didn't ask his name). He was very friendly and helpful. We got the public water bus from the airport which took approx 1 hour and 20 minutes. On the way back we booked a private water taxi (90 euros) through the hotel and it took about 20 minutes - well worth it. If you want to see the length of the Grand Canal - take the number 1 Vaporetta (6 euros). We will definitely be returning to this hotel."
- Travel date: 26th March 2007
Lovely Hotel A La Commedia
"We've just got back from visiting Venice for the first time. Mr and Mrs Northpoint were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversay, so we wanted to find a hotel that was a little above the average. I can safely say we found it with the Hotel A La Commedia. The hotel is situated a stone's throw from the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. It's tucked away in the Corte Del Teatro Goldoni, which means that you don't get to see the canal from your hotel window, but you do get relative piece and quiet! A walk to the Canal and Rialto Bridge is about 1 minute away. St Mark's Square can be reached on foot in five minutes. There are also some lovely shops and cafes near by. We booked a junior suite at Euro 250 per night. We found the room to be very clean, spacious, and it came complete with LCD widescreen TV, CD player, safe, minibar, and sofa. Mrs Northpoint was a little disappointed that our king sized bed was really two beds pushed together - not much sleeping area when you have avoid that nasty dividing line. The bathroom was large and boasted his and her's sinks, as well as bath, overhead shower, and the other usuals you might expect. Breakfasts were a continental affair, and rather lovely. Bacon and eggs etc could be ordered, but you need to pay extra. All hotel staff we extremely helpful and friendly, and there were a couple of occassions when they went out of their way to help. They did try to offer us a "free" trip to Murano, but this is best avoided, as we've heard from other travellers that this can turn into a high pressure sales event. All in all, we can thoroughly recommend this hotel. If you want somewhere with a great location in the centre of Venice, good sized and clean rooms, along with friendly staff, then this is the place for you!"
- Travel date: 25th March 2007
"This spotless hotel was refurbished last year and is located about thirty seconds from Rialto bridge and a five minute walk to St Marks Square. I stayed two nights in a deluxe spacious room equipped with a large bathroom, mini bar. The power shower was hard to get out of because it was so enjoyable If I was asked what made my stay so special in this particular hotel I'd have no hesitation in accreditng the staff on this front. They were so helpful from the minute we walked through their doors. We arrived at about 9pm and having been shown to our rooms we sought their advice for somewhere nice to eat. Not only were we recommended a restaurant that stood the test we were personally walked to the door by the concierge. ( Trattoria alla Scala was the restaurant and it too was a great experience, especially if you like fresh fish! ) The hotel will not disappoint you in any way!! Venice itself is a charming city. You can get lost easily on one of its many alleys, sidestreets but this is the beauty of it. Every little trip away from the hotel led to the discovery of a different street of shops etc.. The shops are exceptional to say the least, chanel, gucci etc etc..There is an abundance of restaurants or trattoria to choose from. Bars: Venice simply isn't a pace to go to if one is looking for a big night out in a bar. Alcohol isn't served after 12am. The most famous bar is Harry's Bar which doesn't serve beer or wine and its famous Bellini drink costs â¬15 each. Its nice, but not that nice!! Airport - City: We took a water taxi from the airport to the city which cost â¬110 for 6 of us. If there were less people I would have taken a water bus instead, which is cheaper but takes twice as long. The taxi took approx 25 mins. Gondolas: This is a lovely experience and is a must do as far as I'm concerned. It costs about â¬25 per person for a 40 -45 min trip but you can get it for â¬20 p/p or less if you haggle."
- Travel date: 25th March 2007
"fantastic hotel, the best that i have ever stayed in.the standard of cleanliness was excellent. the staff were friendly. i would recommend a boat taxi from the airport rather than the ferry if you can afford it. we took the water bus and it took ages. serves us right for being cheap skates."
- Travel date: 2nd March 2007
Great Value, Great Hotel
"Booked over the internet and although this hotel is not overlooking the Grand Canel or any other canel, we were not disappointed. The position was perfect, in between Rialto Bridge and St Marks Sq. The Staff were great from the moment we arrived, the room was clean, tidy and and of 4 star quality. Breakfast was good and we also liked the fact that it was open until 10.30am for the 'late risers' !!. We have never been to Venice before, but enjoyed ourselves so much. We went on the last day of the Carnival and had a great night with everyone who were all dressed up in their mask and costumes. We also watched a superb firework display from St Marks Square, which concluded the festival. One word of warning, the 'lookie, lookie' men are arriving from Africa and as yet the Police did not seem to catch many of them around the narrow lanes and canels (Although it was fun to watch). Summary - Great Hotel, Great Food, Great Place, Great Time"
- Travel date: 24th February 2007
"We spent our honeymoon in this quite new Venetian hotel. We expected quite much but it was better. Staff was very professional, rooms really nice and clean, and breakfast excellent. This is really good hotel in excellent location."
- Travel date: 19th February 2007
Wow this was great
"I love this place, Great bar, very nice people. Only problem I had was that we went to a recommended restaurant and it was very pretty but we didn't really like the food much. I love the breakfast, it was the best one in europe, the staff was amazing. If you can get it, it's great. Also I stayed in a suite and I highly recommend it, because then it feels like a regular size room."
- Travel date: 15th January 2007
Wonderful - hotel made our trip
"We'd originally booked another hotel in venice but when we arrived, it was awful, so we set about finding somewhere else. My husband found this hotel, and they gave us a fantastic deal, being January and quiet, and we thought the place was excellent. Very clean, with lovely modern bathrooms, a comfy biggish bed and a flatscreen tv - all very comfortable and the staff were extremely helpful, giving us maps and directions etc. Ultra convenient location too, as it's just minutes from the Rialto Bridge, and a short walk past all the nice shops to St Marks Square. We'll definitely stay there again when we go back to Venice."
- Travel date: 11th January 2007
Loved every minute
"This is by far the nicest Hotel we have ever stayed in.The decor in the rooms was wonderful, so clean tasteful and plush.We had a junior suite with two plasma screen tv's(my husband was over the moon, though my daughter got annoyed because he had trouble changing the channel on the one he was watching without changing the one she was watching at the same time)The bathroom was beautiful so clean and well appointed lots of hot water and the tiles were exquisite. The breakfast room is a nice size not too big well laid out and the service was good as was the coffee and fresh fruit salad. The reception desk we found to be welcoming and helpful, they even laid on a free trip by water taxi(which we were escorted to)to Murano Island and organised a tour round the glass making workshop. When we first arrived at 11.30 in the morning we could not access our room until 2 pm but they took our luggage and stored it so that we could walk round the city get lunch etc and when we returned we were escorted to our room and our luggage was quickly portered to us. The roomwas cleaned each day and in the evening the beds were turned back and sweets left with a card giving the following days weather forcast. I cannot really fault this hotel we did not find the beds uncomfortable as some people have said but I think this is a personal thing I like a firm bed. Unlike many hotels we could not find a single shabby area. Simply WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
- Travel date: 22nd December 2006
Hotel a La Commedia is also called
- a la commedia venice
- a la commedia hotel
- la commedia hotel