Stayed here for my Birthday & yes as Location, Location, Location goes the Hotel certainly has that. Arrived in Venice and brought a Return ticket to the Airport & 3 day pass for all boat rides around the city for 50 euros (bargain).
There is a slow 20min boat ride to St. Marcs square and a 1 Hour long boat ride - weather was great that day therefore we took the longer ride to enjoy the view as we were not expected at the hotel till later.There is 2 St Marcs makes sure you get off at the second one as this is closer to the hotel. EVERYONE REMEMBER VENICE IS BUILT AROUND WATER - ONLY WATER TAXIS - NO TAXIS YOU WALK EVERYWHERE. On 1st appearance outside & inside of the Hotel looks deceiving but it is beautiful. We felt our room did not live up to the price and after a discussion with Hotel our room was changed this room had been up dated & more or less finished, this was much better.
On arrival weather fantastic - Next two days it could not stop raining it was so bad * note to people if you go in the rainy season take waterproofs and wellingtons, sea water salty will ruin your shoes girls. Everywhere sold plastic over tops, umbrellas and plastic shoe covers - bring your own and save money. We got soaked by the rain & Hotel did nothing to help ,we ended up using the hairdryer to dry out our soaking shoes and coats. We booked end of Feb -Mar & were not aware this was Venice Carnival time and the costumes were Fantastic - be sure to check dates and book in advance your hotel.
Water boat from hotel was very pricy at 160 euros - cheap if there is a group of you. 1 pot of tea cost 28 euros - you be the judge of the price, I stop in 5* all of the time & I felt it was quite high. TV no music channel & only English station Sky News & BBC News - not essential but when getting ready would have been nice no docking station - this is a 5* hotel.
Booking out was easy and the reception were very helpful. Take time to look around the hotel it is beautiful - but some places in the Hotel I feel are in need of up-dating.
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