In spite of its somewhat “un-Venetian” name- the superior 3-star American-Dinesen Hotel has- for years- managed to feature very highly in Venice`s hotel popularity stakes. Housed in a 17th century palace on the picturesque San Vio Canal- the hotel enjoys a peaceful location away from the bustle of central Venice- yet is so central that many of Venice`s major attractions can be reached on foot; Piazza San Marco- Rialto Bridge- Guggenheim Collection and the Accademia Gallery to name but a few. Guests arriving at the American-Dinesen for the first time are greeted in a dignified lobby adorned with Oriental rugs- marble floors- polished woods and leaded-glass windows- and for those arriving by water taxi at the hotel`s private landing stage on the San Vio Canal- the first impression becomes all the more memorable. Spacious guestrooms are decorated in a typically Venetian style and are furnished to a high standard with comforts including free internet wifi- LCD television screen with international channels and PayTv movies- writing desk- minibar- safe- air-conditioning and hairdryer. Additionally- the hotel provides guests with a rich buffet breakfast- bar services- a small summer terrace on the first floor and- of course- impeccable service from its staff!