My Lady and I were fortunate to secure this hotel suite on the Grand Canal. Most hotels that are on the Grand Canal offer a view but not from your bedroom. Those that do are booked up 6 to 12 months in advance. Our bedroom had 2 balconies with 10ft glass doors. The suite itself is just as pictured on the Internet. We had a large bathroom with toilet, bidet, ‘whirlpool’ bath tub that is also used for showering and twin face basins. The storage closet for luggage, dresser, safe and a place for hanging clothes was much more than ample.
The hotel has its own dock for private water taxis, which we used from the airport. The dock for public water taxis is about 30-35 yards away. (After arrival, we used the public taxis. Not only is it more economical, but its easy to use and my Lady preferred it.) The hotel staff was superb …in all job categories. The hotel gives luxury in its amenities and is romantically quiet … off the beaten path of the voluminous tourist traffic. Note, however, that only a buffet breakfast is served as a dining choice, and while very tasty, its selection is limited and repeated daily. The bar offers excellent wine and cocktails. Oh … and if you make your reservations via the Internet, you receive ‘free’ WiFi access.
A 5-8 minute walk gives one a choice of restaurants, galeto, curio shops, coffee houses, and about 4-5 museums in a low tourist area. The public water taxi will transport you between the quiet of the hotel and the large crowd of tourists in San Marco., Palazzo SantAngelo provided an ideal experience for me … and my Lady.