We loved the location!! Some reviews complain it is 'out of the way' but it's 3 Vaporetto stops or a 20 minute amble to the Doges Palace!! Hardly remote. The area is quiet and spacious, lots of green, only a few hundred yards from the nearest Vap-Stop, - only downside is if you want to just pop out for a drink or snack there's not a lot there, - though we did find a pleasant cafe a few blocks away. Also the hotel doesn't really have a lounge as such, just a small bar area squeezed in the corner of the restaurant, or a few seats in the hotel lobby, so its not a place to spend an evening. But hey - when in Venice, who sits in the hotel??
We loved our room... full of character, reasonably sized, nice bathroom with everything we needed. We were on the top floor and had a view out over the gardens to the canal and the lagoon beyond - lovely. All very charming.
Now the bad news - when we went down for breakfast, the queue trailed back into reception. When I asked at the desk if this was usual, or had we just picked a bad moment, I was told that there was nearly always a queue, as the hotel sleeps 150 and sits less than 60. Sounds like very poor planning to me!!
The staff were happy for us to leave our luggage when we checked out, but another peculiar thing - when we came to collect it before leaving Venice, we wanted to use the hotel bathroom before setting off. Apparently there is only ONE public toilet - I mean one cubicle for both genders to share!!! - hidden away on the first floor. So - obviously - there was a queue!!!
Shame that I will remember this otherwise excellent hotel for its queues rather than its charm.
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