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“What a spot to Relax” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Ca' Dogaressa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fondamenta di Cannaregio 1018, 30121 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 381 hotels in Venice
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“What a spot to Relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Stayed three nights, with friends. Daniele on the front desk was great, gave us lots of info on things to do etc. Reviews here are very accurate, super clean hotel so quiet and off the beaten path yet so close to everything. Easy 10 min walk to bus or train. Water taxi stop 30 sec from room. Great complimentary light breakfast. You've got to catch a sunset on the 3rd floor balcony unbelievable. We sat canalside after a long day and had a few drinks just watching how the locals live, it was great. Don't worry about a canal view from your window just sit at the tables and take it all in. Hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

The host is very friendly and the staff are all nice. We booked a canal view room. The room is spacious and air-conditioning is good. I love the big restroom and the canal view. We enjoy breakfast by the canal and it is about 10 min-15 min walk from the train station which is good if you plan to leave/arrive by train.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011 via mobile

Trip: 2 weeks in Rome, Florence, Venice, Modena, Milan, Cinque Terre w/ sister and fiancé.

Ca' Dogaressa was, without doubt, the accommodation highlight of a 2 week trip. The facilities are of a quality that you rarely find even at 4 stars in Italian cities, much less Venice. Spacious, colorful, and well lit rooms. The proprietors and staff were above-and-beyond accommodating and helpful. If you're worried about location, please note that it takes approximately 15 minutes to get to the middle of the island via winding route.

Having stayed at 2 to 5 star hotels throughout Italy, there is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the highest return-on-value stays you can achieve in the country. You'll pay 3-star rates for 4-star service and facilities. I will be going back, and will be staying at Ca Dogaressa.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed here in June 2011, unfortunately only for 1 night due to our packed schedule. The host unexpectedly upgraded our room to suite for free! THANK YOU! He also gave us a direction to a local restaurant, great food & very cheap; not one of those tourist trap restaurants.

The room is nicely decorated in Venetian style, with windows overlooking the canal. Only about 10-15mins stroll from the train station.

Will definitely return here.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

We booked the suite overlooking the canal. Wonderfully decorated in the Venetian style. Great price. Location is handy to the train station; and great local restaurants on the un-touristy canals nearby.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights in August and we chose the hotel based mostly on its proximity to the train station (being that we were arriving and departing via train) and price. If those are your top 2 criteria, then this is THE place for you. The hotel is a very easy 10 minute walk from the train station and given the uneven walkways, countless bridges, and the heat of August--we were thankful for the proximity to the train. As for price, they are extremely reasonably priced, especially in a very expensive city. Obviously you get what you pay for, but for this price--I was thrilled to get a spacious, clean, and beautifully furnished room--with very welcome air conditioning after a long hot day of sightseeing.

I will not complain about the fact that I had the ground floor room that others have complained about, b/c as I just said, you do get what you pay for--and I knew when i booked it that I had booked the cheapest room in the hotel. So no, there is no view of the canal from the back room on the ground floor. (if you want that you have to pay a premium).
However, there were a few small issues that did not ruin our stay....but were still enough to be a minor annoyance.
1--I do not understand why the room did not have a shower. I dont know what the bathrooms are like in the other rooms, but the one we had only had a tub and a hand-held shower head.....so needless to say, "showers" caused a mini-fllood in the bathroom every morning b/c there was no curtain or way to stop the water from going all over when you tried to use the hand-held shower head.
2-The breakfast was good but sparse compared to other hotels. You were served canal side (very nice!) a box of cereal, yogurt, and a croissant.
3--Perhaps the most annoying thing (but unfortunately common in European hotels) was the fact that the bed was 2 twins pushed together so it was a little hard for my husband and I to get comfortable with a big crack in between the two of us!

Overall, if you can overlook the minor annoyances that are actually very common in 3 star European hotels, the Ca' Dogaressa is a wonderful property, with lovely owners, clean spacious rooms, and very reasonable rates considering the high prices of Venice.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011 via mobile

As this hotel as rave reviews on here, I booked having some expectations. On arrival I was shocked as it is looks very run down from the outside (but that's Venice's charm we learnt!). We entered to a tiny lobby and noticed there was no lift. But things all changed when we were met by the nicest man at reception! The staff here are just AMAZING! They sell the place. They are very helpful and chatty and extremely welcoming. The room was beautiful but very cramped. The bed wasn't long enough so our feet stuck out the end (we are 6 ft tall). But it was the cutest and most charming hotel. The breakfast was quite small but was outside, right on the canal which was lovely! The hotel isn't in or near San Marco Piazza - that's about twenty odd minutes by water taxi BUT it is in the cutest area filled with restaurants all along the small canal and it was probably more romantic the fact that it's away from the crowds, especially at night. We would recommend to all and would stay again!! Do not judge a book by their cover they say and it's true. The outside looks like traditional, run down Venice but its a beautiful hotel filled with the warmest staff.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fondamenta di Cannaregio 1018, 30121 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
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