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Hotel Dona Palace

#116 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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San Marco 391, 30124 Venice, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I feel that this small hotel was clean. And the breakfast was good. I found the reception staff quite miserable. I cannot see how this hotel is a four star it felt like a three.we paid three hundred Euros for a upgrade did not think it warranted that much for what you got!

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed here in March, the hotel is tired and in need of a revamp, we had a junior suite which over looked the canal but only a small side view, the hotel is located at the far end of the canal with the bridge of sighs Our room was huge but the bed was very uncomfortable... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the last two nights of a ten day trip to Italy, visiting family near Venice and a few days in Rome. A lovely stay. Dona Palace is really just a few steps of of St Marks but feels fairly quiet. We were there with our son and his family, which includes a 2-year old. The hotel... More 

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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute best location that you could ask for! Quiet side street within meters of St Marks square and a TON of great shopping and food! The staff was very helpful and spoke great english for us novice Italian speakers. They can arrange water taxis and just about anything you need at a moments notice. The special anniversary message, cake, and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Dona Palace last spring. I was so impressed with everything about the hotel. We chose to take a water taxi from the airport and loved that we passed under The Bridge of Sighs to get to the hotel. Check in was a breeze, and it was very easy to book our taxi for when we were... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a week in late March, 2015 at the Dona Palace. We found it to be small, charming, and welcoming in a perfect location( Blocks behind San Marco)..The staff was more than accommodating... On the second day I had a tooth ache... Raffaele, the desk clerk, arranged a dentist visit for me and literally saved our... More 

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Wiltshire
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect gem in Venice! Location: 3 min walk to St Marks square 10 min walk to Rialto Bridge On the canal Restaurants on the door step Breakfast: Lovely spread of meat,cheese,fruit,cakes,cereal, yoghurt, scrambled egg & bacon Tea & coffee served to you Room was very spacious with a good size bathroom. The reception staff were lovely and friendly. Overall this... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading reviews, my husband and I chose Dona Palace Hotel for our first experience in Italy to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. We could not be happier with our decision. We arrived via private water taxi, which was well worth the money considering the hotel is right on a canal. We were a few hours shy of check-in and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I recently stayed 2 nights in this well appointed hotel. Arriving by water taxi, hotel staff assisted the taxi driver to dock so I could alight the craft. I was then escorted to reception for a smooth check-in. Staff were accommodating and professional. The room I booked was a deluxe double, exceedingly large in terms of standard double room size.... More 

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Nambour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

This was the 1st time we stayed at Dona Palace after having stayed at the Orion Hotel on a number of occasions previously. We can't speak highly enough of the reception staff who were helpful and friendly, the breakfast room staff who greeted you with a smile every morning and even the cleaning staff who were bright and cheery when... 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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