A group of 10 of us spent two nights here before our cruise in September. It was a 10 min. ride on the water bus from the bus station (near the casino). It was a 15 min. walk to the Rialto Bridge (if you don't stop and shop!). The first time we walked to the bridge, it took us almost 2 hours because we shopped the entire way. There are so many little shops along the way that are owned by local artists. I was surprised at how clean the hotel was. I pictured damp, musty rooms in Venice. Not at this hotel. Every room was painted very retro in stripes. The room and bathroom were spotless! The breakfast each morning (included in price) was wonderful - eggs, Italian ham, pastries, fruit. The service from the employees was good, also. There are some wonderful, small restaurants and pizzerias right around the corner. Very convenient location.