The location is excellent, on the Grand Canal close to vaporetto stops and train station without being an intrusion, making this an ideal location for Venice. The accomodation was spectacular, with rooms that have the wow factor. To compliment this the staff were friendly and provided excellent service and were more than happy to accomodate our needs. Overall a highly recommended hotel that we would happily return to, fully justifying its prominence on trip advisor. There are plenty of restaurants and shops close by just across a near by bridge.Who ever started the comment "it is worth getting lost to find the real Venice" was so right, this is highly recommended!.