Superb location on Grand Canal
Posted Jun 4, 2016
A very comfortable contemporary Hotel right on the Grand Canal, superbly located for pretty much everything in Venice. With its own jetty you are dropped at the Hotel door by water taxi. Only a 3 min walk to the nearest Vaporetto stop, the same walk to the canal crossing to San Marco, or a ten minute walk to the Accademia bridge. You can access the whole of Venice from this point. Excellent views across the Canal and toward St Marks. This is one of the very best Hotels in Venice.
The breakfasts are good and you can eat on a small terrace outside on the Canal, only 6 tables but it's worth it once or twice for the experience. Good food throughout, but avoid the mini bar as its costs are ridiculous. Hotel bar also expensive even by Venetian standards, but you can sit and drink cocktails watching the world pass down the Grand Canal.
Rooms are modern, clean and reasonably comfortable but not exceptional, there are more luxurious 5* Hotels but it was ideal for our needs, being out most of each day.
The Hotel is on the south Bank of the Canal rather than on the San Marco side, it's therefore quieter and slightly less touristy, more sophisticated than the bustling tourist traps on the main Island.