We read the reviews for this hotel and booked our reservation based on the reviews we read. We took the water taxi from the airport to the Hotel which takes about an hour, costs 13 euros one way. This is the only way to get to the hotel as Lido is an island across from the main part of Venice. We arrived at the hotel in the AM, and were allowed to check into our room early which was great as we had flown all night. This hotel is one block from the Water Taxi pier, and is the most visible hotel when arriving in Lido, which is a major benefit conpared to persons trying to find their hotels in Venice. When going onto the main part of Vinice, you will see people with maps, addresses of their hotels still gazing around trying to find out where the hotel is. The Panorama even though in Lido, is a wonderful location. Don’t be concerned about getting around Venice, as the water taxis are the best and cheapest way to get around. Be sure that you board the water taxis that are routed vs the independent ones that take you anywhere, but for a much higher price. Just to clarify, the water taxis carry up to 100 people and are like buses in most cities, the Independents are like cabs. As for Lido, the hotel is right next to the main street which has shopping and dining and next to the bus stops to go around Lido which takes only an hour at most. The hotel was a very good buy for the money we paid. The rooms were very clean, everything worked, the breakfast was great, with Stella serving and insuring that all the food was fresh. She was very proficient in handing the food service by herself. Sabrina ran the fornt desk, advised us on everything from how to get the bus, the cheapest way to travel by buying 2 day passes from the water taxi, to where to eat dinner. If we were to return to Venice, I would stay here again without question.