Wonderful breakfast, very comfortable rooms, good location and very friendly and helpful staff. I assume hotels are generally expensive in Venice and this wasn't cheap as I paid about $210 a night on Expedia for a single. Probably would have been the same for a double. Room was a little on the small side but certainly adequate. Full of Americans as I believe it's highly rated in Rick Steve's book and on Tripadvisor. Would prefer a little more diversity in a hotel. (I'm American).