After landing by air from Paris, we followed the signs to the water taxi waiting area; there we found our cabin-cruiser taxi and the adventure began. We began on open waters and after a fifteen minute cruise the city of Venice was in sight. The city has no automobiles and was built for water transportation. The time maneuvering the passageways to the Aqua Palace took as much time as the trip from the airport, but it was worth it. We were greeted at the hotel from the water way by a porter that made the heavy luggage disappear; check-in was effortless with a most mannered gentleman at the main desk. He insured everything was right and that we were at his service, which we tested by asking for directions and eateries to carry out the day.
Once in the room we were amazed to see that our room, as most others, overlooked a canal with water taxi drivers and tourists bantering about as they scraped the walls of history.
The food, service, location, cleanliness, and general mood of the entire staff made our three day stay in Venice most enjoyable. When I go back the only place I would put my trust for the experience that I am looking for is to stay at the Aqua Palace.