When we first got in from the airport, taking the Alilaguna seems ages to get to town. Finally, we got in after a 90 min journey to the Zaterre stop. It cost Euro 15 per person per journey, far cheaper than taking the water taxi .Took us some 4 minutes walk to get to the hotel. It was a pleasent decorated place in v good condition. Well heated and the showers were nice and strong though we were up on the second floor. Coffee and tea were complimentary and it was a nice warmer after getting in on a cold wet night. Staff were good and very helpful and breakfast was nice,too. Realised we were not in a commercial area but yet very strategically located. The Accademia waterboat stop is also some 3 minutes away.Be warned, you cant get your waterboat tickets from the counter after 9am, however machines are available. Walking to Piazza Marco Polo is approximatelly 15 mins from the hotel, you need to cross the main Accademia bridge and then 2 or 3 bridges. So,being in the hotel is like being close to where the activities are but itucked away in a quiet surrounding.
Going back to the airport, the Alilaguna is every hour, as we had an early flight at 9am to catch,we took the water taxi. It was a fun 30 min ride and quite a nice experience but the damage was Euro120. Will definetely come back to this immaculately run hotel