Concierge.com's insider take:
This pretty, secluded 17th-century palazzo, set in a quiet area of Dorsoduro just off the Grand Canal, has two wonderfully lush gardens—perfect for relaxing on warm afternoons before dinner. Its 27 rooms are spacious and Venetian-traditional, with brocade fabrics and Murano glass chandeliers; some of the bathrooms are marble. There's a stately wood-paneled breakfast room, though you can also eat in the front garden in nice weather. The staff tends to be more efficient than warm, but that doesn't keep guests from returning year after year—especially those art-lovers who like the proximity to the Accademia gallery.