Formerly an ancient convent, the hotel was originally built in 1500 and was renovated in 2005. It occupies two buildings in a central district between the Rialto Bridge and the Church of Saints John and Paul, and comprises a total of 53 guest rooms. Its interior is the epitome of elegance, and dark wood-panelled walls, the work of skilled craftsmen, provide a classical backdrop for the hotel's warm and intimate atmosphere. The red and white marble flooring and the graceful Murano glass lend the building a truly beautiful ambience. Facilities on offer include a lobby with 24-hour reception, the ideal place to read and relax, a hotel safe and convenient lift access. Guests can additionally make use of the on-site café, bar, casino, restaurant, Internet access and laundry service.All of the rooms are decorated in classic Venetian style. Each comes with an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, shower or shower/bath, along with all the amenities necessary for guests' comfort and convenience, such as a minibar, a radio, satellite TV, Internet access and a direct dial telephone. Air conditioning is available between April and September, and can be individually controlled. A double bed, central heating and either a balcony or a terrace also come as standard. The hotel also offers 5 Junior Suites and 10 superior rooms for more discerning guests, with warm parquet flooring, elegant walnut furniture and finely worked tapestries, all of which are fitted with Jacuzzi baths.