This great old Venitain hotel has been updated recently. It has good "bones" to begin with, marble floors, great large lounge and breakfast area. The updating included a great bathroom in our Room 301 loft(new hydrojet tub and standup shower), and some seriously bright colors, shades of purple and magenta in some places, peach, lemon in others. Not your dated dull and frayed establishment, but some (not I) would find it a bit over the top.
Free WiFi connections in the rooms are not good, but the first floor lounge was comfortable and had a good free connection.
At 245 Euros per night (late Priceline get we found through TA), this is the most we spent on accommodations in a 5 city tour, but everything is high in Venice, even shoulder season, and it was worth the premium in this case because of location, location, location, and the service and high level of the premises.
The staff was exceptional, especially Georgia, who put us onto a great local restaurant for a late lunch. We went back for dinner the next night. They also helped us make an informed and inexpensive decision about how to get to the airport, foregoing the 100 Euro water taxis, for a two stop vaporetto ride to Piazza Roma and a E6 bus ride.
The included Breakfast had pretty good scrambled eggs and some actual American style bacon, but plenty of typical Euro breakfast options.More
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