I've just spent 4 days here with my daughter after a family wedding. The hotel is an oasis of calm only minutes from the front ( San Zaccaria) and St Mark's Square. The staff were all smiling, welcoming and helpful. Free minibar and all day refreshments in the breakfast room meant that weary returnees could relax in the courtyard garden or in their own rooms. Our room had windows looking both up and down a canal which was on a gondola circuit so always something to see. Our room was comfortable with armchairs at the windows and a sofa. The ensuite was on the small side but with excellent fittings and we preferred to have the space in the main room. Elena was amazing at breakfast (available till 12:00) soon knew our prefererred drinks and cooked bacon, eggs and sausage to order. I hope I'll be able to book the same room when I next visit but am worried that it will booked up months in advance now that the news is out!