The Byzantine-style Hotel ai Mori d'Oriente in Venice, Italy, is in Venice's uncrowded Canareggio district. The hotel is 500 metres from the historic Jewish Ghetto and the Grand Canal. Rialto Bridge is 20 minutes away by water bus, and St Mark's Square is 30 minutes.
The Hotel ai Mori d'Oriente is decorated with Byzantine and Venetian-inspired furnishings. The 15th-century palazzo was once home to Turkish traders (mori), who brought goods from the Orient to Venice. The hotel has wrought-iron balconies with flower boxes, and traditional shuttered windows. Concierge staff can provide information on local attractions and exchange currencies.
The walnut-panelled hotel bar has scarlet fabric seats, mirrored walls, fresh flowers and brass lighting. It features a Turkish water pipe, plasma screen television and tabletop games. In good weather, coffees, cocktails and sandwiches are served on canalside bar tables. A complimentary buffet breakfast is available on the tiled courtyard or in the light green breakfast room. Room service is on offer 24 hours a day.
The hotel has meeting rooms, business services and high-speed Internet connections in public areas (surcharge).
The second-floor reading room has a balcony with views of the canal.
The Hotel ai Mori d'Oriente's 55 climate-controlled guestrooms feature high stucco ceilings, gilt-edged mirrors, damask wall fabrics and floral lampshades. The Venetian-Byzantine-style rooms have dial-up Internet ports, satellite television, minibars, safes and dining tables. Modern tiled bathrooms are equipped with bath/shower combinations, heated towel rails, slippers and complimentary Etro toiletries.