Very dramatic and exciting arriving there by water taxi from Marco Polo airport especially as was first time in Venice.
Wonderful warm welcome from staff with bottle of prosecco and fruit etc. Staff attentive but not overly so.
Excellent breakfast buffet with delicious pastries and selection of fruit, cereals, eggs, cold meats, warm bread rolls etc. Maybe could do with coffee & tea self service arrangement though rather than ordering from waiter (no facilities in room for tea/coffee). Maybe that's because i drink a lot of tea & coffee though.
The beautiful garden is a welcome oasis after a day out sight seeing and you can order drinks etc and sit out and enjoy the peace. Also breakfast can be taken in the garden.
We had an elegant two bed split level room which was perfect for us with a 7 year old child. Overlooked canal. Some general hubbub late evening but very quiet at night.
Takes about 20 minutes to walk to St Marks Square etc so not far from the main sites, and it's signposted all the way from Strada Nuova. Or it's a couple of minutes from No1 Ca D'Oro Vaparetto stop for the slow stopping service. It's easy to find from Rialto bridge and only about 5-10 minutes walk if you know the way. Just get to Strada Nuova and take the narrow side street Calle d. Priuli.
Strada Nuova seemed pretty busy at around 10pm, not at all deserted, but I guess it might thin out quickly after that time. It's also quick and easily accessible from Fondamente Nova stops if you're going to Lido or Murano. Wonderful church nearby - Madonna Dell Orto.
By the way there are mosquitos in Venice - had a couple of annoying bites whilst there!
Would definitely return to this hotel!
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