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Hotel Al ponte dei sospiri

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here for 14 nights and i found it to be one of best hotels i have ever stayed at. The rooms were very affordable and large, the staff were friendly and every morning I had breakfast delivered to me at no extra charge. If you are looking for a high-quality hotel near Saint Marks Square this is a must stay hotel.

I stayed here with my boyfriend for a few days in January (an ideal time to visit Venice, remarkably quiet, recommend!). We had a junior suite which was well proportioned, clean and had everything we needed. The bed was massive and super comfortable, we slept so well! The location is fantastic, overlooking a canal, complete with a view of the Bridge of Sighs (totally unexpected for the price!). Easy walking distance to San Marco, and really, anywhere else we needed to be. The hotel is very easy to get to using the vapporetti. My real reason for writing this review, other than to rave about the fantastic value, is to thank the wonderful Manuel for making our stay so special. He was quick to recommend a family style restaurant (which I also recommend, see other reviews), but perhaps his best, and our favourite suggestion, was to eat like Venetians and have spritz and cicchetti at various snack bars around the city. It was wonderful to try proper Italian food (rather than the meat and chips tourist menu) and be surrounded by Italians. Manuel made a real point of checking in with us, making sure we had an excellent time in the city. I can't rate this place highly enough. Thank you for a wonderful stay, needless to say, we'll be back!

Hotel al Ponte dei Sospiri was a great place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. One thing that sets this hotel aside from the rest is that a tour of a glass blowing factory in Murano was included in the cost of our visit. The tour was very interesting and we are certainly glad we did it. We highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a place to stay while visiting Venice.

Hotel Al Ponte dei Sospiri was a delight. I would especially like to compliment the excellent and friendly staff. Raffaele brought breakfast to our fabulous room each morning with a beaming smile. What a way to start each day in Venice with the true enthusiasm of a professional host. Receptionist Manuel went out of his way to provide for detailed requests. Bravo to the staff of an impressive home away from home!

Although a bit worn from wear (although I like places like that) this hotel and the staff are perfect for a stay in Venice. Located within minutes of the Piazza San Marco, it is also convenient to reaching other places and sections of Venice. Great shopping close by and many choices of good restaurants within a short walk. Will return.

We booked this hotel as two couples in two deluxe suites for 3 nights in early November. We chose the rooms because they have a landing stage which meant we could arrive (our daughter and her husband are expecting a baby) directly from the airport by water taxi. This particular day the water was already too high (aqua alta) and we had to be dropped off in San Marco however, it was only a short walk across the piazza to the suites entrance. This is to be expected between November and March when the streets can often be underwater. The room we had was on the third floor and overlooked the canal with side view of the bridge of sighs and was the on-line picture with the red carpets- we had hoped for the more elaborate, traditionally decorated rooms. The bathroom was a nice size with a window, it had a shower and "Turkish bath" but this didn't work, the shower was ok though. The room was comfortable but just be aware on Saturday nights can be noisy until the early hours. Our daughter and son in law had a much quieter room on the street side and also on the third floor. Our breakfast was delivered at the time requested and was nicely presented. Decaff coffee was brought in a coffee pot and lovely and hot but the cappuccino was brought in a cup so if you like more than one coffee in the morning maybe order one of both! Having said that there is a kettle in the room. With regard to the transfers, the same happened on our return to the airport at the end of our stay but we waded down with our plastic cover boots (sold everywhere when the water gets high) down to San Zaccaria and picked up a water taxi from there, thus avoiding the crowds in San Marco. This was only a few minutes walk but just be warned to allow a little extra time for such events. All said we had a nice stay in a comfortable hotel which is in a good location making it easy to go back to, to change before dining out in one of many choices of restaurants locally which the staff at reception were happy to recommend.

Just right next to St marco square. Easy access to everything. High ceiling room with great decoration, perfect room setting for venezia Style vacation. Save time on commute and maximum your stay to see the churches, museum and enjoy the music and coffee on the plaza 威尼斯旅館中 很好的選擇 離聖馬可廣場只要2分鐘 方便到任何地方 房間高天花 典雅的室裝 很適合威尼斯假期 早上可聽到聖馬可的鐘響 開啟你的一天

All I can say is this hotel is worth every penny. We splurged and booked the Ducale suite. It has its own balcony that overlooks the Bridge of Sighs. The staff at the hotel were top notch and our room was perfect. Very comfortable and very fancy. We had breakfast served in our room every morning and our waiter couldn't have been any friendlier or courteous. We arrived in Venice via train and took a private water taxi to the hotel's private dock. So worth the 75 euros each way to be treated like royalty. The location was perfect - right in the center of everything. If you are planning a romantic trip to Venice, this hotel is a perfect choice!

Hotel al Ponte dei Sospiri has a wow factor! We got the room with a view to celebrate my husband’s 30th birthday. He couldn’t believe the view! It was so fun to look out the balcony and onto the canal. We chose this room because of the view and location. And it delivered! We thought that it would be fun to have a Venetian vibe, and it was. However, our room definitely could benefit from some updating. The couch and some other areas were worn and and would improve with some reupholstering. Maybe a new cover in the bedding? Some updates (even maintaining the quaint style) would make this place outstanding! The bed was very firm, which I liked and my husband did not. It was also very squeaky, which impacted romance. We paid a high price and appreciated the view and the location. The service was wonderful! All of the staff were friendly and helpful.

This was just about the perfect way to have our first Venice experience. A water taxi delivered us to the ' front door' of this hotel with a view of the Bridge of Sighs. We had a junior suite which gave us those views plus a 4 poster bed , plenty of space and a well appointed bathroom 5 mins from St Marks, 10 mins from Rialto....and 2 mins to secluded streets and relatively quiet restaurants and cafes. The staff were friendly and helpful and gave us really good recommendations for where to eat. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return

Calle San Marco 381 Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services

Located in San Marco, Hotel Al ponte dei sospiri is next to popular attractions like St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile. The 13 rooms at this 4-star hotel include minibars and TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 13 rooms are air-conditioned and have minibars and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Al ponte dei sospiri enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Junior Suite

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, Canal View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 452 reviews