I booked the Hotel Canal Grande because of the reviews on tripadvisor and my wife and I were not disappointed at all.
I had contacted the hotekl in advance to arrange champagne and flowers for the room and they were extremely helpful indeed.
The Hotel is perhaps 7 or 8 minutes walk along the Grand Canal from the Piazzale Roma bus station where all the coaches arrive. It is also just across the Canal from the Venice railway station and the Ferrovia vaporetto stop.
We were able to walk through the streets to the Rialto Bridge area in 15-20 minutes at a leisurely pace, and then it was only a few more minutes to get to San Marco.
The hotel staff were lovely - especailly Gianni at the front desk who did everything to make our trip so good. We had a free upgrade to the Casanova room in the converted loft of the hotel with views of the Canal as it was our 15th wedding anniversary. The room was nicely decorated and clean.
Breakfast was a buffet style but with a great selection including meet, cheese, salami, cereals, fruit, yoghurts. breads, croissants, pastries, maccaroons, cakes, biscuits, toast etc. plus of course fruit juices, coffee, cappucino and properly thick Italian chocolate drink.
We would definitely recommend the Hotel Canal Grande. It is very obvious that staff and management care about their customers. To receive such great service and attention to detail at such a reasonable price was suprising and very welcome!
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