This is a stylish, small, quite expensive boutique hotel. The bar is delightful, with a lovely balcony overlooking the Grand Canal. Rooms are rather small, even for Venice. The rooms (small suites) overlooking the Grand Canal suffer from being immediately above the turning point for the Vaporetto, which is very noisy first thing in the morning, when it is most noticeable. The other rooms overlooking the canal that runs down the side, suffer from prolonged noise and smells (if your window is open) from the refuse collection boats at around 6.30 am, as the small paved area opposite is where the refuse carts are all brought for loading onto the refuse boats.
The rooms, though small (and with beds on the short side if you are tall) , are nicely decorated and the bathrooms, in thin black tiles throughout, are stylish, though very dark for applying make up. The predominately dark decor around the hotel is showing signs of wear already, but is strikingly stylish.
Some of the service is extremely poor: bar service was mostly non-existent (we ended up helping ourselves after waiting forever one evening) and one arrogant male member of staff at breakfast service had the typical patronising complete lack of service mentality of Venetian waiting staff that gives the city such a bad name with many tourists. That said, the breakfasts are good and the female staff were fine.
The street entrance is dreadful; a long and very narrow, rather smelly alleyway, with two blind bends: very off putting for women.
The hotel is located about 15 minutes walk from Rialto / St Marks, and 5 minutes from Academia, 10 minutes or so from the Guggenheim. So quite convenient and there are interesting shops and restaurants nearby.
There is no in house restaurant. The absence of coffee/tea making facilities in the rooms mean that no coffee service at all throughout the day is a disgrace.
This hotel only has a dozen or so rooms and is really more of a B&B than a 'hotel". It is long on style but falls short on service if measured against other good properties in Venice. We stayed four days and enjoyed the area, but there are better hotels in Venice and we would not return to this one. The stand out feature is the small balcony off the bar, with a single table for two and stunning views over the Grand Canal.
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