We stayed for two days in August 2013. Beautiful small hotel with exceptional staff and a great spot for breakfast with three small tables on a pontoon actually on the Canal. The Hotel is on the opposite side of the Canal towards San Marco from the railway station - in fact so close a taxi boat refused to take us there! The only thing to watch if you want a Canal view is that we were given the Casanova room (yes I know) which does have a view but from a rather small window rather than beautiful French windows. That said they charge less for the Casanova room and it is higher up quiet. I you want a beautiful view to contemplate then go for a room on the second floor or a suite on the first (but check with the bank manager first).