Posted Jul 2, 2016
I booked this after reading good reviews; it was for our 25th wedding anniversary and our first trip to Venice. I upgraded to a Superior room after viewing the options - all rooms however looked good on the pictures illustrated.
Location is great; we took a private water taxi - not cheap, but worth it we thought for the first time to Venice and our special occasion. Location is ideal as we were dropped at the S Samuele 2 mooring on the Grand Canal, a 50 yard walk to the hotel. Reception was pleasant and we were shown to our room. Nice but disappointing compared to the pictures. Cleanliness was outstanding, but the breakfast was only ok. Breads / pastries could have been fresher, and the fruit is tinned. Location is good, a 10 minute walk to San Marco, etc. At night it is quiet, however the biggest issue during our stay in the Liberty room was the noise from above. We were on the second floor - no guest rooms were above, so the noise is either from the staff or a separate apartment - not sure which although we suspected the staff as it started prior to breakfast (early at 06.30, although breakfast wasn't until 8.00). Similar noise at night on our last day. I travel a lot both on business and pleasure - this stay was disappointing...