We loved this place for our first trip to Venice. It is conveniently near the S Zaccahria airport water bus stop so very easy to walk to with luggage. We loved how it was in the Castello area but really close to San Marco and in easy walking distance to the Biennale sites. And there is a gondola right outside the front door! The canal beside the hotel is chock full of gondolas and the nearby bridge is amazingly busy during the day. But nights were quiet. Possibly the tourists in Venice are mostly middle aged like us! Staff were really nice, especially the breakfast woman and breakfast was in a lovely courtyard. What a lovely introduction to one of the most ridiculously romantic cities in the world.