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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-run hotel near Venice's Piazzale Roma

On Tolentini Canal

Once known as the Marcello Palace, this intimate hotel on the Tolentini Canal is 500 metres from Venice's Piazzale Roma and two kilometres from the Ca' d'Oro.

Breakfast included

Hotel Al Sole guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet or just relax in the romantic hidden garden, where an inner courtyard is surrounded by lush foliage.

Minibars in rooms

All 62 air-conditioned guestrooms have damask bedcovers and drapes, painted headboards, antique velvet chairs, minibars, and views of the canal or the hotel's vine-shaded terrace.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In summer, guests of the Hotel Al Sole can have breakfast or drinks on the terrace, a tranquil retreat with flowers and wrought-iron garden furniture. The hotel's ground-floor lounge features 600-year-old paving stones, columns, wooden beams, and a stone well.

Hotel Al Sole provides air conditioning in the public areas and guestrooms during the summer months only; hotel is heated during the winter months. There is also free wireless Internet service covering the lower floor and garden, and high-speed Internet points in the lobby.

  • Concierge services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 51 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Garden 
  • One meeting room 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Soundproofed rooms  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Bidet 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Free newspaper 

Where to Eat

The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning.

Breakfast Room - Light-filled room with colourful striped walls. Breakfast served daily. Outside dining in summer.

The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

La Madonna


Trattoria da Silvio

Nearby Things to Do

Numerous recreational pursuits are available on the Lido, an island with a long beach. The Lido is a 10-minute boat ride from St. Mark's Square.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.50 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.75 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Al Sole
  • Al Sole Hotel
  • Al Sole Venice
  • Hotel Al Sole
  • Hotel Al Sole Venice
  • Hotel Sole
  • Sole Al
  • Sole Hotel

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

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3 out of 5
by from California
Posted Oct 26, 2016
Pros: Location
Cons: bed mattress, bathroom cleanliness, buffet
Location: Lots of restaurants and shopping
Staff was very nice, answered and helped with directions, reservations etc. The Buffet was ok. Watching other guest handle food with bare fingers and licking their fingers was disturbing. The room was very old, which is fine except the bed was a rock, and low to the ground. Not sure other than the sheets seemed clean if the blanket and bedspread were. The bathroom smelled, and was so tight and warm. Again questioning how sanitary it was.
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Nice Hotel on a small Canal & handy to train & Bus

4 out of 5
by from NZ
Posted Oct 13, 2016
Located about 5 minutes walk from the train station and the bus hub and situated beside a nice quiet canal. The Hotel provide a great little breakfast each morning and had a lovely little garden courtyard. We found it to be a handy location with a few nice restaurants near by and a short stroll back to the Grand canal near station to catch vaporetto. The only downside for us was that the bed was very hard! There was a lovely little bridge right outside the Hotel too.
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4 out of 5
by from East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted Sep 15, 2016
Pros: It's charm, beautifully decorated. Hotel staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful with things to do, restaurants to try, good gelato and espresso
Cons: Room for luggage in the rooms and redesign the showers.
Location: Definitely a walking city. Visit Piazza San Marco, take a water taxi to Murano Glass Factory, a water taxi around the canals or a gondola ride.
A very nice hotel for a couple of days in Venice. Conveniently located for sightseeing. Close to the cruise ship terminal (if you are planning a cruise). Some of the rooms are a little small.
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Close enough to to all but out of the way too

5 out of 5
by from chelmsford, england
Posted Aug 26, 2016
Lovely hotel with a bar next door Gondola rides opposite Perfectly picturesque Be aware of the 'city tax' on check out... No one tells you but you will pay!
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Great location

4 out of 5
Posted Aug 17, 2016
Pros: Location and staff
Cons: Rooms are a bit tired - but it is an old building after all.
Location: Great location, easy walk to bus and train. Plenty of bars, restaurants, shops within close proximity.
Hotel al Sole is in a great spot - really handy to bus and train but slightly off the main routes so not quite as busy as other spots. Plenty of bars, restaurants and shops in the immediate vicinity and like anywhere in Venice, everywhere is within reasonable walking distance. Valentina at reception is an absolute asset to this hotel, so helpful and friendly - if in doubt, ask her for any recommendations you need. All other staff very friendly and helpful also. Only one warning - if you're enjoying breakfast in the outside courtyard, dont leave any food unattended as the pigeons are straight into it! If theres 2+ of you, take turns going up to refill coffee, get more breakfast etc - you've been warned!
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Lovely hotel, near everything you need!

4 out of 5
by from M
Posted Aug 13, 2016
Hotel staff were amazing and very hospitable. Bathroom was lovely and clean with the usual provided. Bed was very comfy with two pillows each. Air con worked well. View was good even though we didn't pay extra for garden or canal view. TV had a good range of channels. The only negative is that there were a lot of bug marks on the walls where other people had killed them. They just need a good wipe down.
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Three star hotel that should be a two star!

2 out of 5
by from Seattle
Posted Aug 1, 2016
Pros: The receptionist on the first night was apologetic and polite but couldn't address the problems.
Cons: Everything! This place needs a re-haul or needs to be downgraded to a two star at best.
From the beginning, we were given a dark, scary room in the back of the hallway. The wifi was not working, so I called the front desk and they said they could move us to another room and have someone check the wifi the next morning. We agreed and moved to the other room which faced the back of the hotel (we paid for a garden view). The wifi barely worked in the beginning but was extremely slow. The room was a bit brighter but still old and outdated. There was old blood stains on our sheets and on the dirty bed covers. The glass wall the to the shower had major cracks on it allowing water to escape onto the floor. Dead bugs and cobwebs in the corners of the room and bathroom. If we weren't in Venice for only a couple of days, I would have moved out but we put up with it. At the end, during the checkout, we were charged incorrectly for the room taxes. If I hadn't caught it, she wouldn't have fixed it. Overall, the worst hotel I've been at in Italy!
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Nice hotel in a quiet area!

4 out of 5
by from Malvern, England
Posted Jul 21, 2016
Lovely old style hotel in a quieter part of Venice. Handy for the train station and bus transfer to airport.
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Very friendly, compact hotel in centre of Venice.

4 out of 5
Posted Jul 20, 2016
Pros: The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.
Cons: No bar, which was not conducive for socialising with other residents.
Location: Good location and well within walking distance of most attractions.
Overall experience was good. Well within walking distance of most attractions and public water transport.
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Great location, unique experience. Budget price.

4 out of 5
by from Edmonton, Canafa
Posted Jul 20, 2016
Pros: It was not in a really busy touristy hub.
Cons: Room decor is a bit older, otherwise it was fine.
Location: Location was easy to walk to, nice restaurants and snacks near by. Shopping was better price than high tourist area. All amenities were available.
We had an amazing stay at Hotel Al Sole. It was realativily close to Piazza Roma, so not a lot of walking with luggage to get to it. It was clean, quiet, but not fancy. We had a bed to sleep in on a quiet street, amenities/restaurants close by, Breakfast was good, and staff friendly and helpful. English was spoken at this hotel. We would definitely stay here again.
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