Venice|0.66km from downtownMy family and I (two adults, two teens) have just returned from a three night stay at the Hotel Canal Grande in Venice for my other half's 50th birthday. The hotel was really well located on the Grand Canal, close to the train, bus and vaporetto stations but away from the main tourist area. This meant that we could walk everywhere easily and access the bus to the airport, but were not plagued by noisy bars or restaurants at night. The views from the pontoon and the terrace to the front and side of the hotel were stunning. The hotel is well-furnished in a traditional Venetian style, and though our Prestige Junior Suite (family accommodation) was on the small side, it was well-equipped with two bathrooms and two televisions. There was an issue with the shower but it was fixed immediately and we were offered a room move, which we declined. The kids said their camp beds were very comfortable, and our main bed was a very comfortable super-king, complete with canopy. Breakfast was comprised of a buffet with hot and cold options - the scrambled eggs were perfect, the baked good were delicious, and the selection of fresh fruit, meats and cheeses was varied and fresh enough to keep a fusspot like me happy. There were a variety of coffees (and teas) on offer, all of which were delicious, and I'll say a special thanks to waitress, Katerina, who was polite, unflappable and helpful at all times. The staff was the highlight of this stay. From the receptionists to the cleaner, they were all so friendly and accommodating. A cake was left in our room for my other half's birthday, and we were welcomed to hang out at the hotel after check-out and make use of the facilities on the last day as we had a late flight home. Covid measures were good, though the British family that couldn't be bothered to observe the mask-wearing rules as they walked around the breakfast buffet can get in the bin. Can't fault Hotel Canal Grande at all! Thanks for a lovely stay.