Although relatively old, the usable space and the rooms are well maintained and kept clean. You have an impression that you are in a palace. Usually I have a claustrophobic feeling in hotels, but not in this one. What we got as a regular room most hotels would call it an "Executive Suite". Tranquil waterfront and trees all over. Best way to visit Venice and avoid the overcrowded small and ultra expensive hotels in its center. There is a free water shuttle taking hotel guests to the center, right in front of St. Marco's cathedral and back.