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Hotel Dona Palace

#127 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Marco 391, 30124 Venice, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love this hotel! It is a 14th century palace that has been restored. It is beautiful. It was hard to find but once we got there, it was perfect. Steps from San Marco Plaza. Near reasonably priced restaurants with great food. The hotel even has a pier on their patio. Staff are excellent. Do not expect consistent wifi. This... More 

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Bedford Hills, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family stayed in rooms 42 and 46 with courtyard views. We were pleasantly surprised by how large our rooms were and how easily we could spread out our luggage -- perfect for re-packing in preparation for our trip home after being away for 3 weeks. The location of this hotel is absolutely perfect -- a 1 minute walk from... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in late July pre cruise for 3 nights. We made the reservation mainly based on location and proximity to St marks etc but also as it was heavily advertised that the Water taxi came right to the rear door of this hotel. Sadly ours didnt either on arrival or departure so we had a 100 metre walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing place to stay and best location in venice, everything you need near to you (restaurants, coffee, shops, museum, and all entertainments..... the staff are so friendly and helpful, their recommendations and the informations of the places and the great or the faster way to move there is really useful and valuable. also suites are large with nice view.

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Cascais, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are strengths and weaknesses of this hotel. LIKES and DISLIKES: 1. The marketing department does a great job in the presentation of the hotel especially in it's website, they gave a surprise gift (a bottle of champagne) for my friend during the time of our stay it means they know their guests. But the downside to it is that... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent stay at the Dona Palace. Quiet and very comfortable room with air-con and wifi. Fantastic location, right next to St Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, gondolas and plenty of places to eat and shop. Staff were all polite and friendly and did everything they could to improve our stay - recommending tours, printing skip-the-queue vouchers and providing packed breakfasts on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in a junior suite mid July 2015 at this hotel. Very good location in San Marco square. Walking distance from harbour where the public boat takes you from airport. Spacious room, good breakfast, very welcoming and helpful staff. The wi-fi connection was unfortunately a bit unstable.... When leaving the hotel, we got taxi-boat from the hotel's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A good location and very good staff helped to make up for the shabbiness of this hotel. The entrance lobby looked very tired, walls were scraped and plaster missing. The bedroom size is good and the air conditioning worked well, the beds were comfortable but the bathroom was barely adequate - the taps were very difficult to turn off, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have stayed at two other hotels in Venice, both nice and on the Grand Canal, but we liked this one better. Even though we upgraded our room, it was much nicer than expected. Two rooms with beautiful high, hand painted ceilings, a large bathroom and a view of the canal and the Bridge of Sighs. The breakfast room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Arrived to this hidden gem by private water taxi…greeted by a most helpful and friendly staff. Our 4th floor room was sunny and beautiful with several huge windows that opened to overlook the canal. Loved hearing the music and singing from gondolas. A delicious strawberry tart was waiting in our room with a lovely note congratulating us on our Anniversary…nice... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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