From arrival to check out we couldn't have had more helpful staff! Having been to Venice before and stayed closer to the buzz of St Marks, this really was a welcome change - close to everything but away from the bustling crowds. Ca' Pisani is a beautiful small Art Deco hotel directly behind the Accademia in the Dorsoduro district and a minute's stroll from the beautiful Zattere area which has views over the Guidecca Canal. For the vaporetta, it couldn't be more convenient and we should know ! We went to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday at the Danieli and so come evening time, myself in heels and my husband in full kilt regalia [ lots of looks ! ] we only had a minute's walk to the Accademia vaporetta stop and got off directly opposite the Danieli. We were able to hop on and off the vaporetta all weekend and it was no distance to return at night .We only selected a normal double room and although no view, the room was very spacious with a large ensuite. The attention to art deco detail in the room and indeed throughout the hotel was perfect. Everything has been thought out so well. Fresh crisp linens and a very comfortable bed. There is a super selection for breakfast to set you up for the day - fresh fruit salads, cereals, cakes, local patisseries and scrambled eggs with Italian ham or sausage - and all very well presented. This area also serves as a cheese and wine bar in the day, and cakes and tea for the afternoon if you are staying local. A very welcome turn down service at the end of a day's sightseeing, and on each floor is an ice machine, and tea and coffee selection. At the very top is a delightful rooftop terrace which I would imagine is beautiful on a balmy evening for a night cap! All in all my husband and I were extremely pleased with our choice of Ca' Pisani and would definitely recommend it to others as well as return ourselves in the future. A big thank you to all the staff - we loved every minute of our stay in your beautiful city.