Do not rely on the free shuttles to get you to and from the airport or to and from venice. We booked this hotel believing what we read on the website about the free transfer. However getting the transfer was almost impossible. I did email a couple of weeks in advance but was told the only service meant a 2 hour wait at the airport. We took the blue line instead 16. Euros. On arrival at the hotel I tried to book a return shuttle to airport. Again no luck. Boat not available til 12 so again a 10 min walk and 16 euros fare. I asked about booking the transfer to San Marco for the next few days , fully booked . Had to buy a vaporetto pass each so another 50 euros. Once we had our vaporetto pass the trip to and from venice itself was quite easy and quick, only 10 mins to fondimenti nova and then walking from there.
The hotel itself was elegant and immaculate if a little lacking in atmosphere. The breakfast was excellent with lots of choice. The reception staff were charming and helpfull .
The bathrooms and bath enormous and a shower like niagra !
The room was hot and as the air conditioning is not functioning till may we made the mistake of leaving the windows open for a breeze, only to be bitten all over by Mosquitos. Take one of those plug in insect zapper things. Apparently few rooms have views but ours did if you craned your neck out of the window there was a lovely view of the vaporetto stop and the canal.
Overall excellent but they need another boat if they are going to offer what they say they offer
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