Family-run for four generations, the Hotel Saturnia & International in Venice, Italy, is 250 metres from St Mark's Square and the Grand Canal. The hotel faces one of Venice's widest streets, where shops include Bulgari, Prada and Gucci. Vallaresso waterbus stop is 200 metres away and the hotel is 13 kilometres from Venice Marco Polo Airport.
The Hotel Saturnia & International is set in a 14th-century palazzo, with a terra-cotta exterior, green shutters and balconies. Venetian touches such as carved wood, marble and Murano glass are displayed throughout the hotel. There is a sunbathing terrace on the fourth floor, with panoramic Venice views. The four-story hotel offers direct access to the canal.
Modelled on the dining room of a Renaissance-era ship, the candlelit La Caravella restaurant serves traditional Venetian specialties and seafood. The interior features marble floors, leather chairs and a large safe from the original La Caravella ship. During the summer, the courtyard offers alfresco dining. The adjoining La Caravalla Bar features a vintage wine bottle showcase and wood-panelled walls. Complimentary breakfasts are available.
The hotel offers conference rooms and use of two computers with high-speed Internet access.
Guests receive complimentary passes to a fitness centre 400 metres from the hotel.
The Hotel Saturnia & International's 93 non-smoking guestrooms include TV with satellite channels, safes, minibars, desks and dial-up Internet ports. Individually decorated interiors range from Art Deco to classic Venetian styles, and rooms have opening windows. Most bathrooms feature tub/shower combinations, and all offer slippers and complimentary toiletries.