The 3-star Al Sole Hotel is a real gem, located in the heart of one of the oldest parts of Venice. Housed in a truly marvellous 15th century Palazzo, the Al Sole was once the residence of the dynastic Marcello family, who still own and run the hotel to this day. Facing the Tolentini Canal, the hotel is situated in a quiet, yet central, part of this surreal and totally captivating city, and is only a few minutes walk to the Vaparetto waterbus stop (opposite the main railway station). Guest rooms are simply furnished but all include private shower or bathroom, air conditioning, television, safe and minibar. The vast majority of rooms overlook either the Tolentini Canal or the inner courtyard garden, which in summer becomes a cool haven of calm. (Guests should note that the Al Sole is a non-smoking hotel).