Comments: First of all, if you’re travelling to Venice with luggage, beware, Venice is covered with bridges every few meters and all these bridges are made of stairs. So your fancy trolley with wheels will not help. If your luggage is heavy, be prepared to carry it around. We arrived in Venice by train and took the water bus that stopped at every stop. I guess we took the slow line. We finally landed at the San Marco station I think it was. But San Marco itself was a good few meters away and with Venice FULL of people at that hour of the day, and with us, lugging around our bags, it wasn’t fun. I guess that’s no fault of the hotel. Had we taken a water taxi, they would’ve dropped us off right at San Marco and we would’ve had lesser walking around under the sun to do.
The hotel itself is located less than 3 minutes walk from San Mark’s square and we found it extremely helpful, because we could go out to the square any time of the night; even after dinner. A stroll at night when the whole square is lit up, is simply a sight to see with your loved one. The place is almost deserted after 11 pm with just a few tourist couples here and there. This wouldn’t have been possible if we stayed up in Lido or Murano. Venice is highly populated during the day and by night the population goes down by half. So we enjoyed at night what we couldn’t during the day.
The hotel is basic, lots of restaurants around, (beware of cover charge. We ate sandwiches and take away food both days in Venice), breakfast was decent and the staff helpful. I can’t talk much about value for money in this hotel, because I redeemed my Choice points for the two nights that we stayed here. But I guess the highlight is the proximity to San Marco where all the action is going on. So it may be worth picking this place as opposed to any other if you're interested in staying around main-land Venice for most part of your stay. Also, there are plenty of water-buses that will take u to other islands such as Murano and Burano from right outside San Marco stop. Wifi is free, you need to get a passcode from the reception staff. They also let us use a power adapter for a 10 Euro deposit which was promptly returned when we returned the adapter. And folks, this IS Venice afterall, so don’t expect 5-star treatment anywhere, let alone inside your hotel. This place is full of tourists so you’re bound to be treated indignantly and scoffed upon at restaurants etc. All that said, if I ever go to Venice again, I wouldn’t mind staying at the Comfort Hotel Diana again.