This hotel was perfect in every way. on arrival, we was warmly welcomed by the reception staff and the hotel kindly upgraded our room free of charge because it was my wifes birthday. all the staff at the canal grande hotel were lovely, kind and very helpful. we was very impressed with the standard of our room. it was beautiful, unique, vintage and modern all at the same time. our room had a terrace that looked out over the canal with a view of the bridge which was stunning. breakfast was also lovely with lots of choice. The location of this hotel is spot on. 25minutes walk to st marks square, 10 minutes to the bus station, plenty of excellent restaurants close by. the only problem we had was that we had to leave. i would recommend this hotel to anyone and i would go back in a heart beat. i can see why this hotel was won 'best hotel' awards.