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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 #33 of 383 Hotels in Venice
Henlow, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful, friendly, convenient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Just stayed here for two days with my husband, and loved it. We had the canal view suite, and it was even nicer than I hoped. The suite is in the building next door, with it's own front door. There is a spacious entrance hall and a gorgeous (massive) bedroom with sofa and small table and chairs. The bed is large and quite firm. We both had some great sleep here. The bathroom is great. Modern jacuzzi bath with a tap in the middle (why aren't all baths like that?!) and wooden headrests at each end, two sinks, and a massive rain shower with jets.

Breakfast is continental, and can be served in the suite. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating. We were made to feel very welcome.

There is a water bus stop very close to the hotel. This is on the airport route and makes transfers very convenient. It is not on the Grand Canal route, but its really easy to either transfer boat onto that route, or walk a few minutes to a stop that is. We managed to walk to the San Marco area in a brisk, but pleasant 25 minutes.

I would definitely stay here again if we revisit Venice.

Room Tip: The canal view suite was well worth it!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Wow, what a hotel! From the moment we arrived we thought this hotel was such a find!

It was a very short walk from the train station, it might have been ten minutes but it felt very short to us. The first huge plus was that it was very easy to find. On our walks around venice we have seen many people with suitcases and maps out struggling to find their hotel location, this would be one of the easiest hotels to locate that is close to everything but far enough away too.

The owner immediately put the phone on hold and promptly checked us in, then took us up to our room while also assisting us with our luggage. He showed us the room and its features, the room is a huge bonus.

We were upgraded to a superior room and thought it was just gorgeous. The decor was better than what we wanted or expected, the bathroom was very lovely.

The hotel is well located and we found it easy to walk around everywhere and find our way back.

It was very clean and such a good job was done every day. It also included great amenities not all 3 star hotels we have stayed in include, such as to toiletries (even a mini toothbrush!), hair dryer, bidet, desk and fridge.

We enjoyed the breakfast each morning and found the pastries more tasty than France!

This hotel is excellent value for money, you will not be disappointed. The owners are very lovely and this hotel was a pleasure to stay at.

Thank you for a wonderful stay Hotel Ca Dogaressa!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed here in September of this year and had a wonderful time. We like to be away from the crowds and Ca' Dogaressa fit the bill perfectly. We arrived by train and walked to the hotel from the station, about a 10 minute walk. Upon our arrival Paolo, the owner welcomed us like we had been there before. He gave us a cold water, checked us in and showed us our room. We were in a junior suite on the second floor overlooking a beautiful canal. After settling in, I went down stairs for a cigar and he brought out a Bellini, a nice drink and we sat and talked. Breakfast in the morning by the canal was perfect. Coffee and a wonderful assortment of Italian pastries. I was nice to sit and have breakfast while watching Venice come alive. We wondered the back canals of Venice behind the hotel and really enjoyed ourselves. Paolo was a gracious host and always had our best interest at heart. He lives next door and his wife would look out while we sat by the canal and wave. The cost for a hotel in Venice was affordable and Venice not being that big it was close enough to pick up a Vaporetto and get anywhere you wanted to go. Lot's of restaruants close by and a great little cigar shop about 200ft away. Thank you Paolo for a memorable stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Spent 2 nights here, 26 & 27 November 2012. On arrival we were upgraded to a superior classic room........what a great start !!!. Daniel, the owners son checked us in, so helpful. Room was beautiful, spotless and a good size. Free WIFI, fresh towels everyday.

We chose this hotel based upon previous reviews and I must say that in my opinion it cannot be faulted. Breakfast was very good, ok only a continental breakfast but they had everything required to start the day.......freshly baked croissants and a very good choice of coffees, fresh rolls, refilled coffees.

Location in my opinion was perfect, walk to St Marks was around 25 minutes but we preferred that as in meant "meandering" through some back streets which we enjoyed. It was our intention to only visit St Marks and the usual touristy attractions once but we found that after walking around the area local to the hotel (Jewish Ghetto) we just kept on walking as the sites and architecture were so appealing.

On our first afternoon we came across a Billa supermarket that was only a 5 minute walk from the hotel and we stocked up on fresh rolls, ham and cheese and fruit and ate this at lunchtimes in order to keep costs down. The owner assisted each morning by filling out thermos with boiling hot water..............what a star !!!!!, so accommodating and helpful I really cannot praise the hotel and the owner and his family enough.

Venice is a very beautiful place, it was our first visit and out of season, we also wanted to do this short trip on a budget but with a very nice hotel based upon Tripadvisor reviews. I can confirm that we achieved this and the hotel came through with flying colours. I can confirm that this hotel is everything previous 5 star reviewers have said and I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel.

I could say so much more but I'm sure readers will all ready get the picture.................IF YOUR VISITING VENICE MAKE SURE YOU STAY AT THIS HOTEL, ITS EVERYTHING OTHER REVIEWERS SAY AND MORE !!!!!.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We spent a happy three nights here and were pleased again with the reviews getting it spot on. It's a lovely family run smaller hotel but is a real gem. Our room was at the rear and was a big room for Venice, quiet and clean and tidy. No nonsense bathroom. Maybe next time would pay more and have a canal view from the front of the hotel. Breakfast on the canal side is just great starting your day with the Venice vibe. Location was good for water-bus and trips etc. Make sure you come with plenty of euros it's not cheap anywhere in Venice.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Well, Trip advisor community you didn't let us down. This little charmer is set right in the Jewish neighborhood, right on the canal. No it isn't the Grand Canal, but just as cool without the crowds. We stayed in a junior suite, canal view. We decided to pay a bit more, because to come all the way to Venice and not have a beautiful view, didn't make sense to us. The room is beautiful, I'm sure you can see from the pictures. We stayed in the top floor suite (gold room). The pictures are not even as pretty as the wow factor when you open the door for the first time. The room was spotless all the days we stayed. Beautiful marble floors throughout. Venetian glass fixtures. There is a frig in the room, so you can do a little shopping. The T.V. doesn't have many channels, but we didn't come all that way to watch T.V. The wi fi is free and great connections. We even did web cam with out kids. When you open the windows (so cool) the view is incredible. It was hard to believe we were there. We ate breakfast there every morning. It was the same every day, but it was a great start to the day. With the expense of coffee in Italy, it was wonderful to have three cups (american size) every morning. It was too cool to eat outside, which would have been so wonderful. Also the terrace on the roof is not open now because it is too cool. Carlos and all his staff are very helpful and friendly. We asked for some hot water in the evening to make some coffee, and they were more than happy to do that. This inn is very easy to find from the train station and very walkable. Just follow the directions they provide you and you should be able to find it easy. Take note of the picture of the outside of the building seen in Trip advisor and you'll be able to know when you are close. Take note that the entrance is around the corner from the front of the building. We came by train and left by airplane. To get to the airport you can pay about 14 euro each and take the airport boat to the airport. It stops very close to this Inn. There are a lot of water bus boats that stop very close to the Inn. I would recommend a one, two, three day pass on the water bus boats, so you can jump on and off at any point (a three day pass is 35 euro each). Water taxi's are very expensive. You could easily pay 100 euro to get to the airport. The folks at the Inn are very willing to help. Note there may be a price break if you stay more days. Ask them for those details. If we every come back to Venice, we would stay here. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Top floor Jr. Suite. It would be quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

I agree with most of what has been already written about this hotel, so I will avoid restating many points already mentioned. I will add that we did enjoy the location, the vaporetto stop is close for transfer not only to St. Mark's, but to Murano (not really worth the trip, much like Venice but smaller) and Burrano (a real charm, brightly painted homes, quaint canals, lace and restaurants, very unique!). There is shopping, a grocery market and everything needed just around the corner. The hotel itself is wonderfully quiet with its windows and traditional shutters. (We stayed in a junior suite for 4 nights in September).
The hotel fell short in being able to recommend a decent restaurant in Venice. When we asked we were brushed off and told that there were many restaurants around the corner, which was true, however they were horrible tourist traps with bland, mushy, greasy barely edible food. We spent hours trying to locate something of value and taste, and consequently our dining experiences in Venice were mostly disappointing. Secondly, we found the rooftop terrace disappointing. It consists of the cheapest plastic tables and chairs. That is it. The tables are low, the terrace walls high and there is no view while sitting. There has been no effort to make this the magical space it could be, not one plant, no design or decoration attempt.
Finally, the breakfast really was poor. I understand that for Italians breakfast is unimportant, however after travelling throughout Italy for a month we found other similarly priced small hotels offered so much more than 1 croissant , a cheap yogurt and dried prepackaged cookies etc. The coffee was sometimes luke warm, mostly foam and ordering a second cup took so long I began to practice of ordering 2 first thing.
Overall, the hotel experience was moderate, and I would explore other accomodation options if returning to this amazing city!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ca' Dogaressa 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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