A friendly italian told me about Avogaria and I'm glad he did!
Located outside of the tourist centre and not in a large generic hotel it was just what we were after.
We stayed in room Due - the hotel has just 3 rooms. It was clean, quite spacious with a great bathroom and outside courtyard.
The walk was about 15 minutes to the main tourist areas and we loved it, it gave us a chance to see past the crowds and experience more of the local life in Dorsoduro.
It was really easy to find, we came in from the airport and had no worries, the restaurant was closed, so it was a little odd letting ourselves in and out when we first arrived, but also cool that we had our own space.
The room was modern, comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay.
Be sure to have a glass of wine in the restaurant, it was really lovely.More