I just stayed for two weeks at this hotel while taking a photography class. The view of Venice every morning (from my balcony!) was wonderful, and the location right off the vaporetto was perfect. I didn’t have to lug my bags very far, and found it quieter and more fun to be a step away. I know the Grand Canal sounds romantic, but I know I wouldn’t have slept as well with the noise. That said, there was construction right outside the hotel, but it was quiet at night and fun to watch the Italian crew work during the day! Another guest had trouble opening and closing her shutters, so ask for help – they lock open and closed!
There is a restaurant right next door that is delicious (try the seafood zuppa).
Breakfast at the hotel is well stocked – Stella is very friendly and will make fresh cappuccino if you ask! Sabrina and Eugenio are a big help at the front desk during the day – a wealth of information, and I always felt safe with Francesco and Nicola at night.
The Wifi was very cheap – 10 euro for 24 hours lasted me two weeks as long as I logged out! Roomy bathroom – standard size room. I want to go back!!