Subject: Venice hotel
Hi, Here is something for the hotel database, and for David Burks, who is planning a stop in Venice.

Hotel Ala Vaporetto: Santa Maria del Giglio

This is a charming small hotel just a few steps from the vaparetto stop, clean with very nice public rooms, and an excellent and very complete breakfast buffet. The location is very good, very central but on a quiet small campo just about 5 minutes walk from Piazza San Marco. There is even a lovely little roof terrace. The double rooms are just ok for the price, but the real deal here is The Superior Rooms With Canal View. These rooms run about $180 to $190 US, and are the best deal I've ever seen in Venice, where it is next to impossible to get a luxurious room at an affordable price. We thought this room would have been worth twice the money. It was beautifully furnished, very large, but the double doors and balcony overlooking a small canal where the singing gondoliers took their tour groups every afternoon was a treat that made it just unbelievable. Here is a link: http://www.hotelala.it/default.htm

Debbie in PA