Venice Hotel Help - Casa Rezzonico or Hotel Al Piave??

Have reservations at both Rezzonico and Al Piave for August. Both get great reviews, are recommended by RS, same nightly rate. Al Piave in a slightly more convenient location. Rezzonico on a side canal with a beautiful outdoor garden area. Which would you recommend and why? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Posted by steven
white plains, ny, usa
649 posts

We visited Venice several months ago ,and since we stayed in one place , I cannot compare them . We loved Casa Rezzonico . Matteo was a kind host and he serves breakfast in the garden behind the building . We found the location quite convenient , a short walk to San Marco . The neighborhood is a very nice ,residential area at Campo St. Barnaba . We would go back there without a second thought . If you watch the 1955 film " Summertime " with Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi , the hotel is just a bit down the Fondamenta Gherardini where she falls into the canal .