Fantastic location: a 3 minute walk to St. Marks' Square (San Marco). There is a boat stop directly outside the hotel. There are numerous other boat stops a short walk away.
The nearby restaurants, cafes and bars are slightly more expensive in this area but a short walk/boat trip to the back alleyways provides cheaper options.
The hotel breakfast was quite meagre. It was waiter service so you couldn't help yourself to a buffet. It included rolls, cakes & Melba toast in a small wicker basket with tea, coffee & juice. However the restaurant terrace overlooks the Grand Canal and on a sunny morning the view is outstanding. Gondolas are lined up outside and small little finches wait eagerly at your feet for crumbs.
The rooms were very well presented, clean & modern. There were no English speaking channels on the TV. For all you coffee addicts there was no kettle in the room, however there was a good Lavazza coffee vending machine in the boat stop station (outside the hotel) that offers coffees for 80 euro cents.
The view out of the room would be breathtaking if you were lucky enough to be positioned in the front overlooking the Grand Canal. We, unfortunately were overlooking an adjacent building above the alleyway.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included