Where History Meets Luxury
Hotel Ai Reali
The Ai Reali Hotel is not just a place to stay; it is a chapter in the living history book of Venice. Opened in 2013, this 4-star luxury hotel is set within an ancient aristocratic palace that whispers tales of Venice's glorious past. It has witnessed the ebb and flow of Venetian life, standing the test of time since the 17th century. The walls of the Ai Reali have likely entertained nobility and echoed with the deliberations and merriments of the Corner family.
The most special thing about the hotel
Hotel Ai Reali stands as a testament to Venetian grandeur, housed in a 17th-century palazzo that was once the residence of the aristocratic Corner family. Its meticulous restoration has preserved the intimate atmosphere of a private home with sumptuous interiors and a prime canalside location, making it a uniquely romantic venue in Venice
"Every corner of the Ai Reali is a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship synonymous with Venetian artistry. The original hardwood floors, gilded and carved headboards, and marble bathrooms all speak of a time when art was life and life was art. The hotel's proximity to architectural marvels and its own curated collection of antiques provide a sensory journey into the renaissance of Venetian craftsmanship"
Venetian Artistry and Architecture
Things that surprised us the most
Perhaps the most delightful surprise during our stay was the discovery of Ai Reali's extraordinary spa—Reali Wellness & Spa. Tucked away on the top floor, this sanctuary of serenity offers an oasis of relaxation amidst the bustling city. The spa's facilities are nothing short of luxurious, featuring state-of-the-art saunas and a range of treatments that promise rejuvenation and tranquility.
But it's the terrace on the rooftop that truly sets this spa apart, offering stunning views of Venice.
The ambiance of 'Alle Corone' reflects the Venetian charm, with its elegant interior that speaks of timeless luxury, and when the weather permits, meals can be enjoyed al fresco by the canal, adding another layer of enchantment to an already sublime culinary escapade. It's not just a meal; it's a celebration of the rich tapestry of Venetian flavors, served with a side of history and romance that only a place like Ai Reali can offer.
Discover the heart and soul of culinary artistry at “Alle Corone” Restaurant, where the authenticity of our dishes reflects the purity and richness of locally-sourced ingredients. Our menu, a homage to traditional recipes, offers a seasonal gastronomic tour from the first course to dessert. Each dish is crafted with care, featuring homemade bread, pasta, and desserts straight from our kitchen, ensuring a truly artisanal dining experience.
Embrace the elegant yet relaxed atmosphere at “Alle Corone.” We advise a smart casual dress code, with a note that men's shorts, sleeveless shirts, and flip-flops are not permitted. To secure a spot in this gastronomic haven, we highly recommend making a reservation.
Beyond its luxurious rooms and dining options, the hotel offers activities like canal cruises from its own jetty. Guests can also immerse themselves in the local culture by visiting the nearby 18th-century church to view artworks by Tiepolo and Piazzetta
Venice is a city that seems to float upon the water, and its enchanting streets offer a treasure trove of activities for the curious traveler. A must-visit is one of the city’s oldest bookstores, Libreria Acqua Alta, known for its unique charm and books stacked in gondolas and bathtubs to protect them from flooding. It's an immersive experience, blending the love for literature with the quirky spirit of Venice. After wandering through aisles of history and literature, step outside and indulge in a quintessential Venetian experience—a gondola ride. Gliding through the canals, you'll be serenaded with the sounds of water lapping against the sides of the boat as you pass under bridges and by historic palazzos, giving you a glimpse into the soul of the city from its watery veins.
No visit to Venice would be complete without spending time in the Piazza San Marco, the principal public square of the city, where the echoes of history blend with the vivacious Italian culture. St. Mark's Square is a canvas of architectural masterpieces, from the majestic St. Mark's Basilica to the towering Campanile. As the sun sets, the square fills with the melodious tunes of orchestras from surrounding cafes, and the air is charged with the palpable buzz of locals and travelers alike reveling in the heart of Venice. Here, amidst the grandeur of the past and the vibrancy of the present, one can truly sense the enduring spirit of the city.
After a day spent meandering through Venice's historic marvels, there is no greater solace than returning to the serene embrace of Ai Reali's spa. The juxtaposition of the city's lively atmosphere against the spa's tranquil environment is striking. Here, within the calming confines of Reali Wellness & Spa, you can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures. It’s a place where time seems to slow down, allowing you to rejuvenate your body and mind in preparation for another day's exploration. The spa, with its elegant saunas and the rooftop terrace offering enchanting views, serves as the perfect endnote to the vibrant symphony of a Venetian day.
How to get there?
Situated between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco, the hotel is accessible via water taxi or on foot, offering a serene yet central stay in Venice
"Final Thoughts About Our Stay"
Ai Reali di Venezia encapsulates the essence of Venice, from its heritage architecture and luxurious amenities to its Michelin-starred gastronomy and bespoke activities. The charm of the hotel is matched only by its commitment to providing a genuine Venetian experience that is both luxurious and intimate
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Giancarlo Negro and the entire team at Ai Reali for inviting us to experience this Venetian treasure. Their gracious hospitality and attentive service have been paramount in crafting an unforgettable stay. The personal touch and dedication to excellence are evident in every detail of the hotel, ensuring that each guest’s experience is as enchanting as the city itself.