The hotel is in a nice, quiet location about a 10 minute walk to St Marks Square and 5-8 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge. The rooms were comfortable and clean although a bit small. The staff was friendly and accomodating. A small continetal
breakfest was served each day and allowed you to sit in a small center courtyard which made for a great start of the day. Excellent value for the money!
The hotel was out of the busy tourist areas of the city to give a quiet, relaxed environment. That meant a short walk to many sights and the nearest Vaporetto stop at C'dOro, but we would consider a return there, but certainly would search out a
more friendly hotel.
There appears to be about 3 rooms that have a view of the small canal going by the hotel, so as it turned out we did not have a canal view which was unfortunate for a long planned, highly anticipated trip of a lifetime. When I asked about the canal rooms I was met with the usual detached attitude that was expressed by the staff.
I think it might be a cultural difference or a Venice thing, but the staff was never warm and inviting. They smiled and greeted you, but were never engaging and willing to step over the line to make a visit special.
The most friendly staff was the breakfast waitress. She was the perfect hostess and was most kind and joyful and maids were always more friendly than the desk staff.
Breakfast was good, but not eventful and was exactly the same everyday, which could be fine, but after 10 days it was enough of that. Rolls were not fresh and delicous, but meats and cheeses were very good and it was always a simple meal.
The actual building and the decor was lovely and the courtyard (not able to be used at breakfast because of cooler, very early spring weather) was great. It was usuable a couple of afternoons.
I would suggest Venice in April, since March is not quite warm and in bloom.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Restaurant Diana on fondamenta de la Misericordia No. 2519, Venice, Italy
392 3623092 Great staff and lovely food