July 16, 2001
Located at the end of the Riva dei Schiavoni, away from the hordes that spill out of San Marco, it's about a 15 minute walk to the square. Conveniently located right next to the Arsenal vaporetto stop, and minutes to the the little Castello neighborhood off the Via Garibaldi, where the restaurant I reviewed Al Nuovo Galeon is located. One thing about having a view... it''s like sleeping next to a noisy boulevard. If you insist on quiet late at night and early in the morning, stay away from this location (or any other room on the canal). The staff is English-speaking and quite helpful. They even insisted on making us a cappuccino at 6 am before we caught our boat to the train station. There's no elevator here but the stairs are gentle and someone is always available to to carry your bags up for you. Also, it is the typical non-traceable "cash only."
From journal The "Wander" and Wonder of Venice