Overlooking the San Vio Canal close to the Accademia, this 17th-century Venetian town house is expected to change it’s odd name to simply “Dinesen” in the near future, though everything else will remain the same. Its elegant rooms are decorated in a classical Venetian style, with all the usual modern amenities including LCD TV (with Sky TV channels). All the “superior canal” view rooms have picture-perfect views of the San Vio, many with a balcony (make sure you check if this is important to you), and even partial views of the Grand Canal. Note that the cheaper, modern “dependence rooms” are located in the annex next door, and don’t include breakfast.