This hotel and its larger sister Donna Palace are tucked in just behind St Marks square 2 bridges upstream from the Bridge of Sighs.
Being strong supporters of public transport we skipped the (expensive) water taxi and took the vaporetto from the train station to San Zaccario/St. Marks square stop for 7.5E each- then walked about 10 min. The distance to the Airport vaporetto dock is about the same. This option is likely only functional for those traveling "carry on". For those with luggage taking a taxi the hotel does have its own dock.
Our room was fine size wise, but the bathroom had a perversely small shower given the size of the bathroom. I would not recommend a crimson carpet for a hotel. It may look lovely at first but it does rather show spots..... Free Internet was available but signal strength was not consistent throughout the room or even over time. Overall a nice but not exceptional room. No coffee maker sadly and a lovely chandelier.
We elected for the buffet breakfast at the sister hotel. The room was lovely overlooking the canal but the fabric/leather on the chairs was very tired, but the cloth serviettes were nice. The buffet did include an option of eggs as well as the usual cold fare, good but not amazing.
We found the area too commercial for our tastes and next time would choose a location that is a little more "off the beaten path" but I can't fault the location in any way- just my research.
Our room for 2 in early October clocked in at about 400 USD which seems a little high, but them again don't visit often enough to form an opinion.
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