We stayed 2 nights at the Ca Dei Dogi, a small boutique hotel with six rooms. It was only a short walk from the boat stop (Alilaguna from the airport), literally around the corner from the Piazza San Marco. The people are delightful – friendly and helpful. We were treated to a welcome drink, and could eat at the affiliated restaurant for 10% off. We purchased the breakfast option, and enjoyed the "made-to-order" omelets on the terrace each morning. The coffee (as it is in Italy) was strong, and refilled a number of times. Free Wi-Fi is available in the office (on their computer), or on one's laptop in the office or on the breakfast terrace. Our room (#401) was small, but had a wonderful sitting area (almost doubling its size) with stained-glass windows. We had our own balcony, as well as use of the roof-top terrace. The hotel, while in a old building, is very modern and scrupulously clean. All of the appliances and bathroom fixtures are quite high tech. San Marco is about a 5 minute walk, and shops, restaurants, and the Grand Canal are closer. At the far end of the alley on which the hotel is located (less than a minute) one can see the back of the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs (or one could if they weren't draped in scaffolding and tarps for renovation work). While there is a huge amount of "bustle" nearby, the immediate area around the hotel and restaurant is quiet. The area seemed very safe, and the hotel is conscious about security. We definitely would give our strongest recommendation to those looking for a fairly priced hotel near to all the action, but one that also gives needed respite from the tourist crowds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An antique Venetian palace dating back to the 15th century located close to the Palazzo Ducale and the Bridge of Sighs where you can enjoy a stay in Venice surrounded by a charming, sophisticated atmosphere and with top quality services. Ca' dei Dogi has been planned down to the finest detail to provide a unique, exceptionally pretty environment, combining typically Venetian details such as marble and mosaics with high quality technological comforts such as LCD televisions installed in every room. Six rooms, each individually decorated, where every detail contributes to the creation of an exclusive and refined atmosphere. Every detail has been carefully chosen to convey sensations of pleasure: lights, colors, quality materials, design objects, state of the art technology. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ca` Dei Dogi Hotel Venice
- Ca Dei Dogi Venice