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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo is a romantic dream—and a splurge to consider. A private home lovingly converted into a two-star hotel a decade ago, it’s got its own bridge entrance (the "Ponte Mocenigo"), plus a courtyard teeming with columns, Roman sculptures and scattered café tables.
Pros: A bridge entrance. Gorgeous rooms. Lovely antiques. Friendly service.
Cons: Ground-floor rooms get less light. Thin walls. Often pricey.
It should come as no surprise that the Mocenigo’s owner used to be an antiques dealer. He’s packed the 16th-century palazzo with interesting pieces both inside and out. A red-and-white tiled reception hall features several of these, plus a wood-beamed ceiling, marble-topped desk and a cozy bar (which stays open to soothe cabernet cravings until 10 p.m.).
The hotel’s “superior” and “standard” rooms (10 in total) are styled à la Venetian, complete with parquet floors, creamy painted or damask walls and polished antique armoires. They're also bursting with gilding, brocade and Murano glass.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a telephone, satellite TV and minibar. Superior rooms are located on the first floor and boast Murano glass chandeliers and rich fabric-covered walls.
The bathrooms are clean, large and tiled with marble. Seven rooms have bathtubs, while three are equipped with showers. All rooms offer a hairdryer and toiletries.
A continental breakfast is included in the room rate. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
The Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo is not one of our Editor's Pick because it's a bit too expensive. Really, it’s hard for us to sing too loudly the praises of a hotel with its own bridge... That said, it's worth the splurge if you're looking for something extra special.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
- Handicap accessible rooms
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About the Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo neighborhood
Located just across the bridge from Santa Lucia station, Santa Croce offers some great hotel deals and is fairly easy to navigate. The east side is mostly medieval—architecturally speaking, that is—while the west side of the neighborhood is quite modern. Buses and last-minute car parking lots are located in Santa Croce, at Piazzale Roma.