We spend 6 nights at the Aqua Palace in mid-April, and had a great stay. It is small and elegant without being fussy or overdone. The staff at the front desk are extremely helpful and friendly,as were all the other persons who work at the hotel. The daily breakfast had many choices, even for our picky 14 year old son. Our room, a suite on the third floor with a canal view, was large and very comfortable.
The location is extremely convenient as it is just a few minutes walk to both the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square.
There were really only two negatives, neither of which is the hotel's fault. The first is that it is extremely hard to find, so when you first go there, we recommmend going by a private water taxi that takes you directly to the hotel (rather than taking the Vaporetto to Rialto and walking). Thereafter, make sure you have a map with you.
The second is that every morning around 7:30 am the garbage boat comes to pick up garbage and it is very noisy. Since we were on the third floor this was not as much of a problem as it could have been. At all other times (especially at night), we did not hear much noise. I was very happy about that as these old hotels in the heart of town are often extremely noisy.
Would definitely stay here again!!!!More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included