The hotel was formerly a small palace and the rooms are classic and beautiful. The one in which we stayed even had a rooftop balcony attached which overlooked one of the cobblestone streets and provided an interesting place to unwind at the end of the day. We literally loved this place, with both its elegance and local flair.
Although they don't have full kitchen service all day, the breakfasts are ridiculously good. A wonderfully good-natured guy in formal wear made eggs and crepes to order...his crepes Suzette were one of the most decadent and delicious things I have ever had for breakfast. I would have to crown him the master of that realm! They also had a nice coffee/tea time in the afternoon with free ice cream and drinks so you could meet some of the other guests and enjoy the courtyard.
The rooms were beautifully decorated and romantic...and at least the one we got was very spacious, as well, with a separate living room and plenty of natural light. You are also right around the corner from one of the Vaporetto stops. This part of the city seemed quiet and safe, but close enough to get easily where you wanted to go (either by foot, or on the Vaporetto water bus).
The staff were friendly and helpful, although this is definitely a place on the rise, so there can be gaps (e.g. - an ice machine being down for days). On the whole though, the staff seemed knowledgeable about options of what to do, where to go, how to get there, etc. The city can be confusing and maze-like, so between the staff putting you in the right direction and seeking the help of the very friendly Venetians along the way, you can eventually find your way anywhere...you just have to allow time to get turned around.
I loved Venice and this place was one of the factors in making our trip special, I will definitely plan on going back soon.
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