The hotel is close to all the things you want to see while in Venice. You have to go to and from by water taxi to get to airport as there are no cars in Venice. The hotel is on one of the canals but you have to hang out your window to see it. We did enjoy hearing the gondola's going by with the beautiful singing. Breakfast was very good and staff was helpful. Rooms are small but that is to be expected. It can get noisy at night as I believe they are making deliveries to the hotel via the canal. Would rather have heard the singing!