Price and location are the two very excellent reasons why we most recommend this hotel. If you check out the prices you will see that, for Venice, it is excellent value for its category. As well as this, it is fantastically located right opposite the Santa Lucia railway station on the banks of the Grand Canal. This means that a short walk over the Ponte degli Scalzi Bridge brings you to the main vaporetto water bus stops, from here all Venice and its Lido are at your fingertips. The hotel itself is very acceptable too! It is family-run and is to be found in a typical 18th century Venetian palazzo. There is a beautiful internal courtyard/garden where guests may enjoy breakfast `al fresco`. Many ceilings have the characteristic wooden beams and the furnishings are in a classic antique style. There is also a small bar. All rooms have private bathroom, telephone, TV, hairdryer and are air-conditioned. This really is an excellently priced way to see Venice!