We spent 4 nights at the Aqua Palace on our first trip to Venice. The hotel is perfectly situated, just a few minutes from both Saint Marks Square and the Rialto. I read lots of reviews on trip advisor saying how difficult it was to find this hotel so we looked it up on google maps, which allows you to visualize the location and nearby buildings etc. We had no problems finding it. We took the allagunda from the airport and the hotel is less than 5 minutes from the stop on the Grand Canal. While you can take a water taxi, the allagunda was fine--a bit of an adventure. The room itself was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast offering was more than adequate. The hostess for breakfast was extremely helpful and friendly--a great start to the day. We were on the fourth floor. Our views were of city rooftops--but actually found that very interesting.
There are many shops and restaurants nearby so you can choose anything from a simple cafe or cafeteria to an upscale eatery for dinner, all within a few minutes walk.
The reception staff was polite and helpful. They booked a water taxi for us to get to the cruise terminal at the end of our stay, and arranged for us to share the ride (and cost) with another couple heading there as well.
While the price was high by our normal standards, it was in line with similar properties we looked at in Venice.
We would definitely stay there again when we return to Venice.
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