We recently stayed at the Hotel Ala in Venice, Italy. This is a really charming inn. The room we chose was not large but very comfortable and looked down on the canal. It was immaculate and well maintained. Although a small hotel, we loved it. The Ala reminded us of a Bed and Breakfast. And the breakfast they offer was excellent. In fact the best we had on our three week tour. I would highly recommend the Ala to family or friend.
Also the location could not have been better.