It's difficult to add to what other reviewers have said about Oltre Il Giardino. Everything was perfect. The hospitality was excellent and nothing was too much trouble We had very good advice about making our way around Venice - the water was high at times - and Oltre Il Giardino thinks of everything with umbrellas and wellington boots to hand. We also received good information about where were good and reasonably priced places to eat. Breakfast was continental with lots of choice and of superb quality. Our room was lovely and warm with both sparling and still water provided. There was a small drinks fridge and a room safe although the safe was sited rather high up which meant it was difficulty to see inside - unless of course you are very tall. The en-suite was roomy but the shower area itself was somewhat 'piccolo'. Oltre Il Giardino is a gentle ten minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge - if you manage to follow the signage! Oltre Il Giardino can be reached by private motor launch from the airport - the launch dropped us off a few steps from the entrance. We prebooked a return trip on line with Motoscafi Venezia and the service and the punctuality was excellent. The journey by launch is really worth the expense - and because of the cost your driver does not expect a tip. Oltre Il Giardino - hospitality at its best!