We stayed at the Hotel Antiche Figure for three nights before boarding a ship to cross the Atlantic to the US. This hotel made our stay in Venice enjoyable. Having left the day before from Seattle, we made the long flight to Venice. Our final flight arrived in Venice about 9:30pm on the first day. We were all very tired with too much luggage (as usual), We decided to take a private water taxi to the hotel. Cost was 130 euros for 4 of us. The water taxi took us directly to the front door of the hotel. Staff immediately came out and welcomed us and helped with our luggage. Check- in took little to no effort and we were brought to our rooms. My husband and I stayed in a nice clean room with a balcony. The room over looked the Grand Canal and we were directly across from the train station. Although the canal is quite busy, we heard little to no noise when we closed the windows. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was charming. I can not say enough good things about the staff employed there. They are friendly, go out of their way to help you and speak english fairly well. Communication was not a problem. We had them line up a private taxi for us that we rented to show us the city. It was well worth the 130 euros for the hour trip around the different canals. When it came time to leave and get on the ship, the Hotel staff carried our luggage to the boat so we could go to the port. We would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again if we ever return to Venice.