Beautiful, friendly, quiet hotel – review of hotel al ponte mocenigo, venice – tripadvisor electricity facts label


My adult daughter and I stayed for 2 nights at the Hotel Ponte Mocenigo. The hotel was perfect for us in every way. Our room was across a little bridge from the lobby, entered through a heavy locked door and up a steep vaulted marble staircase. We felt transported back centuries until we entered a very bright, elegant and clean room that looked down on the canal through shuttered windows. The bathroom was roomy, sleek and shiny. The staff was always cheerful and helpful and breakfast on the quiet patio was delightful! Location is perfect – just steps from the vaporetto, within easy walking of almost everywhere, yet off the busy tourist path and very quiet at night. We hope to return again many times. Note: our room, being up a steep, wide staircase, would not be good for anyone with mobility problems. But, truly, all of Venice presents the same challenge, with steps over bridges at every turn. And I think if I had been traveling alone I would have been a little nervous returning to the room alone after dark, although I’m sure we were always very safe. But with a companion the location of the room was a great adventure!

We just returned from 18 days in Europe. Our first stop was in Venice and a 4 night stay at this hotel. It was wonderful! It had it all—spacious room, oversized bathroom with rain head shower, large fluffy towels, plenty of closet space, two luggage racks (the only hotel we visited that did!), desk with a chair, and extra table with 2 chairs, a king sized bed with a very comfortable mattress,a safe and a fridge, in a quiet location, a charming breakfast area where you can eat outside in the courtyard or inside in a cozy room, a wide selection for breakfast that had some variety daily, close to a vaporetto stop,and a very helpful and friendly staff. The only thing that was a negative was that the tv pulled no English stations and you need to turn of the lights at night in order to leave the card that triggers all the electrical outlets in the slot. If you pull the card out at night to turn off the lights, you lose all the electricity! I know as myphone would not charge overnight plugged in to an outlet! I discovered the hard way that there was no electricity if the card was removed! 3 out of the 4 hotels in which we stayed had this same arrangement! New to us. Despite this inconvenience, all the other places we stayed paled by comparison. I highly recommend this hotel.

This was our first stay in this area of Venice. In spite of our stay including the crowded May 1 Labor Day long weekend, the area around the hotel was quiet. It is very close to the San Stae vaporetto and Aliliaguna stop on the grand canal. (if you are staying more than 1 day, I would recommend getting multi-day vaporetto passes at the tobacconist store around the corner from the hotel.) Our room was on the second floor (no elevators) of the addition. Besides the steps, a minor drawback was that to get to breakfast in the old building, you had to go into the street and walk a couple of doors down. The room was spacious, well decorated, including a Murano glass chandelier. There was a day bed, that could be converted to a bed, which we did not need. We just used it to put our clothes on, because there was only a small wardrobe to store 6 days of clothes. No dresser or other shelves. The view was of a small courtyard. The bathroom was modern, with plenty of nice towels. The glass enclosed shower worked very well with lots of hot water at all times. The breakfast buffet was the same choices everyday, but there was plenty of everything, so you could vary your meal everyday. The wait staff was friendly and very attentive. There was an adequate number of restaurants nearby for lunch and dinner. Finding your way around isn’t too difficult, if you note the signs on the buildings pointing your way to Rialto bridge and Ferrovia (train station). All in all, a very pleasant stay with the front desk staff always willing to help with directions or restaurant reservations. We would definitely return.