A truly delightful family run 3star hotel just a stones throw from the Bridge of Sighs St. Marks Square and the Doges Palace the Fontana Hotel has been in the same family for well over 40 years; nowadays run by the 3rd generation of the Stainer family. Located in the midst of one of Venices many small yet thriving squares the Fontana Hotel offers an informal hospitality in a pleasant and extremely friendly manner. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom satellite TV telephone and airconditioning and either overlook the the San Provolo or San Zaccaria squares. This is a traditional hotel with few contemporary furnishings; the atmosphere and ambience of the public areas is warm and inviting with antique furnishings marble floors and traditional Venetian paintings. An extended continental breakfast is served downstairs adjacent to the cosy bar. Additionally which can be quite rare in the small historic buildings of Venice the hotel features a goodsized elevator and guests should also note they dont need to cross any bridges when arriving by water bus. All in all the Fontana offers extremely good value for money and comes thoroughly recommended.