Calming retreat in the center of Venice
Posted Aug 26, 2015
My husband and I adored our hotel stay in Venice. We arrived a bit early but they went ahead and checked us in with no problem (and even gave us an upgrade!). We loved the room decor, and even the floors were lovely. Nice size room, bed, and bathroom. We had a beautiful view over the alley with a nice window terrace (we used this to line dry some things we had handwashed; we had our own clothesline). Perhaps most importantly, we had air conditioning! We had been vacationing for two weeks at this point and had spent quite a long time in Germany. They were in the middle of an intense heat wave, and no place we had stayed until this point had AC, so my husband and I were so happy to have it! There is even a thermostat in the room for complete control.
The staff were always quite nice and helpful, and allowed us to leave our luggage on our checkout day as our train didn't leave until early evening.
We really enjoyed the breakfast! There was a large variety, and the provided croissants were delicious. They were even able to make us cappuccinos. Also, the breakfast room has a fantastic view out to the canal.
Downside would be the steps and no elevator. It was up on the 4th or 5th floor (I'm not certain which), and after a long day of sightseeing fewer steps would have been nice! However, it was well worth the view!
It's located really close to the famous Rialto bridge, however it's just off of the main street tucked down an alley. This was perfect, in my opinion.