We returned from Venice a week or so ago after staying at the Russo Palace for a week. For us, the Lido was an excellent choice as it was away from the main tourist areas of the City (but only 10 mins from St Marks on one of the free water taxis put on by the hotel every morning). Accomodation standards were good, clean and fairly modern (although rooms were perhaps a little small). We had a nice balcony view of the lagoon with a view towards Castello. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
We decided to splash out with a water taxi from/to the airport to the hotels private pier. This was really worth the expense and is recommended if at all possible as they are an experience in themselves and the route takes you through the canals of the island of Murano.
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