I chose this hotel to take my parents away for their 35th wedding anniversary based on availability for bank holiday (i left it a little late) but also the great TA ratings! I wanted something with a wow factor but without the hefty price tag for bank holiday weekend getaways. Yes this hotel wasnt cheap, but when compared to others, it really is a gem!
We booked a prestige room for me and hubby and a junior suite for my parents. Both were exactly what i hoped for! Actually the prestige room was a lot bigger than i expected! And the bathroom was bigger than the one in the junior suite. No biggie but my parents did giggle at that fact! The decor is classical venetian - and why not if you're in Venice?! We didnt pay to have a canal view and really you dont need to because you will see it the moment you step out of the hotel anyway!
Location was also great. We took the no5 aerobus from the airport which took 20 minutes to get to the main bus station and then its a further 10 minute walk. Really easy journey - it would be hard to justify the ?25pp charge by water taxi which takes an hour! And getting into the main tourist hub is only 10 minutes by water bus.
The great thing about this hotel was the staff - always smiling and willing to help; and the location - close enough to everything but without the tourist hub price tag and the rooms are much more spacious!
As we were literally only there to sleep and have breakfast, i really cant fault it!