Hotel Ai Do Mori
Calle Larga 658, Venice, Italy
Doubles from: $50 to $187
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Winning the Cheapo Award for “Best Location on a Budget,” the tiny Hotel Ai Do Mori offers comfortable rooms at rock-bottom rates across the street from St. Mark’s Square.
Pros: Super central location. Great views. Superb value. Friendly management.
Cons: No elevator. No breakfast.
The Hotel Ai do Mori is a Cheapo classic. What’s not to love? With a location across the street from Saint Mark’s Square, great views and tidy doubles going for as low as €40, this place is golden. Throw in friendly (even humorous) management, and it becomes a classic.
The hotel’s 11 rooms sport a pretty blue or yellow Venetian style, and dark wooden furnishings (no “classic Venetian” antiques here). All rooms are equipped with a TV, telephone, safe and air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi works throughout the hotel.
Almost all of the rooms have their own compact private bath, most of which are equipped with a shower (refurbished in 2013). A hair dryer is available in each bathroom. Only two rooms share a bathroom in the hallway.
The Ai do Mori’s rooms are spread out over three floors, and one additional room, suitable for the young and spry, is located at the tip-top of the hotel and boasts its own small terrace. All but one room in the hotel have a view of the bell tower in St. Mark’s Square (either full-on or from the side).
It’s important to note that the Hotel Ai Do Mori does not offer breakfast, although several cafes and bars surround the hotel. (When we stayed in May 2014, we had breakfast at the counter of the bar across the street. Easy, cheap, and great coffee.)
Also, note that the hotel does not have an elevator and it does have several floors of steep stairs. If this is an issue, mention when reserving—the hotel’s annex has three rooms that are just “12 steps to the first floor”.
As we point out above, the Ai Do Mori does not offer online booking. To reserve a room, you’ll have to contact the hotel directly by email or telephone (see below).
Interesting side note: Antonella, the gregarious proprietor of the Ai do Mori, pointed out that the hotel’s name actually refers to the characters in the mechanical clock that perform a little show every hour. And yes, from our room we were able to see the back of the clock. (For more fascinating tidbits about the hotel, neighborhood, or Venice in general, introduce yourself to Antonella. Tell her Tom sent you!)
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
About the Hotel Ai Do Mori neighborhood
Located to the east of the Grand Canal, the San Marco neighborhood is the city's commercial, tourist and religious core. The magnificent Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) and Saint Mark's Basilica rightfully attract wandering tourists (and hungry pigeons) like a magnet. The area around the glorious Rialto Bridge on the north side of the district is a beautiful, bustling mess.