Clean, comfortable and quiet - but just minutes away from San Marco and from the Rialto.
We arrived at night and the taxi was unable to drop us at the point on the canal closest to the hotel because the tide was too high. But the driver (pilot?) was excpetionally helpful and gave us very clear instructions how to get there - from a spot near the Rialto, it took just 5/6 minutes to get to the hotel. I can understand why people have commented that it's difficult to find, but if you have any map and follow it, it is straightforward. Mind you, following a map in Venice for a first-timer isn't easy....
The room (310) was well furnished, clean and full of Venetian furniture - although it was quite cramped, despite a small sitting area off the main part of the bedroom. The bath had a hand shower as well as a large-headed shower over the bath. It was all immaculately presented and clean, though. It has a view into the courtyard and over the tops of the buildings towards the campanile.
Breakfast was well presented but became difficult when there were more than a few guests. On three mornings running, when it was busy, we had to tell the staff that we had arrived so that we could order our drinks and get them to lay a table for us. They also had hot food - scrambled egg and bacon - but it was only replenished whenever they wanted to, rather than when people were waiting. A small point, but worth making: they need to adapt their practices to guest needs, rather than expecting the guests to adapt to theirs.
The rest of the staff were incredibly helpful and attentive - hard to fault them in any way.
In terms of position, the hotel couldn't have been better placed - but, being in a courtyard, it was quiet and peaceful. Unlike the surrounding streets at the weekend!
Overall, I would hearily recommend this hotel. The small room wasn't an issue because we spent so little time in it. The breakfast issues did provide some frustration and that's why this is 4 stars rather than 5. If we ever go back to Venice, I would stay at this hotel.