Catch the sea breezes of early evening from the terrace over the water as you watch the beautiful people stroll the Zattere. Or gaze across the lagoon to Il Redentore. Ruskin stayed here in 1876, and for many people this corner of town, facing the Giudecca with old Venice just behind you is the best. The hotel has been discretely modernised by its charming owners; comfortable bedrooms have air-con, antiques and parquet floors.
Spend romantic evenings on the small top terrace or you can lunch or dinner at the delightful floating restaurant, open to all – with delicious, creative dishes. A glorious night’s sleep and you’re in good stead for a day pounding the winding streets of Venice. Stop only for Aperols and pizza before grabbing the vaporetto home, it’s just a step from your door.