Do not let the professional photos fool you. It looks grand and spacious but it is quite small and cramped. We stayed for three nights and found it to be a very average hotel for the price. The room we had was ok, but due for new flooring and wall coverings. I did appreciate that it was supposed to look "antique" and the painted headboard, desk and end tables gave it a unique feel. The best thing was the location (literally steps from San Marco Piazza). Our room was located at the front of the hotel and it was very noisy at night. We didn't spend a great deal of time in the room, but one of the annoying things was that the room key card needed to be inserted into a slot on the wall in order for the electricity in the room to work. If one person wished to be out of the room, the other had to stay awake in order to let the other back in. They staff refused to give us more than one card. There was no wifi in the room, only in the common area downstairs, so this was very inconvenient. There were also no electrical outlets in our room that worked with our adapters (the configuration looked like a long, thin USB port) so recharging phones and such had to be done in the bathroom using the razor outlet, or in the common room. The bathroom was large and modern, at least. I believe there are other, less pricey places to stay that had just as much if not more to offer, and I should have done more research. In retrospect, being close to San Marco's was ok, but it really didn't make a difference in how much we saw of Venice and it probably added to the noise at night. I was hoping for a very nice hotel as a treat from the more budget conscious places I had chosen in other cities. I was very disappointed.
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