"Nice Location, room facilities can be improved"
We stayed there for 2 nights during the new year, and were most happy about the location of this hotel - 15 minutes of walk from train station (can be faster with water bus) and 5 minutes of walk to main boat station (to nearby islands & airport).
The hotel itself brings out the essence of Venice, with lovely traditional interior, charming decorations and some very friendly local staff. They offer a nice common area, too. However, I think the room facilities could be slightly improved. For example, offering some slippers and ways to make warm drinking water. I needed a pair of slippers, and got them after request (thanks!); during the last night, I caught a cold and was desperate for hot water, but the room had minibar but no kettle, and the free tea/coffee downstairs was already closed.
If on budget, it might be better to stay and dine on nearby islands. However most cultural sights are on the main island, so it is still worth the money. It’s true that Venice is rather overpriced, perhaps lacking authentic vitality. However, its beauty of decadence and the quiet night atmosphere, compared with its noisy, touristic day time, is eerily charming. We are happy to stay on the main island to enjoy all that for a last minute bargain price.
Traveller from London, UK