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Hotel Ca' Dogaressa
Ranked #84 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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“Superb”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Ah, what to say about the Hotel Cà Dogaressa that hasn't already been said.

Well I won't bore you but needless to say this is a superb hotel in a fantastic location.

We bagged a fantastic rate having booked a last minute stay for one night. We were given the ground floor room which sadly didn't have any view to speak of but was appointed to an excellent standard.

For the first time in Italy we had a bath tub in a 3 star hotel. Almost unheard of but gratefully received!

The room was tastefully decorated in a classic Venetian style. It was generously sized with a comfy armchair to relax in.

As other reviewers have pointed out the bed is on the hard side. However, after a long day exploring the sights of Venice I had no trouble sleeping.

Wifi is free and fast, a minibar can be found in the room and international TV is on offer.

The rooftop terrace is a great, relaxing place to unwind and take in the views of the canal.

In the morning we were shown outside where tables and chairs had been laid out for breakfast alongside the canal. What a great way to start your day in Venice.

Before we left for a late night flight we were offered the opportunity to use a bathroom at the hotel in order to change and freshen up. We were even treated to a little peach Bellini. Very refreshing.

The hotel owner was friendly and very helpful. You can tell that the staff have a real affection for their guests and truly make them welcome. I would highly recommend this delightful hotel.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I should start by saying we got a half price deal but irrespective of this, this is a great hotel. Location is fine as long as you don't mind a little walk to the sights. Staff are friendly. Rooms are well presented and clean and actually generous in size. I think the place has recently been done up. The roof terrace affords a lovely view and if the weather is good, a great break from the crowds. I would highly recommend this hotel at full or half price!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We booked this hotel for the great reviews it received. The walk from train station is easy and although it is off the tourist path it is close to a boat stop that can take you anywhere in 15-20 mins. Boat service to Marco polo airport is also there which is great. The room is nicely decorated and spacious bathroom. Breakfast by the canal is just so romantic. Staff very helpful and nice. They even called a restuarant to let them know we're going there. The bed is a bit hard but that depend on peoples preference as well.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

My wife and I spent five nights at the Hotel Ca' Dogaressa in late April. Our room (#8) was located in the back of the hotel up two flights of stairs. There's no elevator. We couldn't tell the difference, but our friendly, accommodating, well-informed and English-speaking desk clerk advised us that we'd been upgraded from a Double Classic to a Double Superior room. From what we understand, by Venetian standards, our room was quite spacious. As advertized, it was decorated with "Venetian Period" furniture, heavy fabric curtains, with marble flooring and walls in the bath. The ceiling, which mimicked the slope of the roof, was made of wooden plank boards and beams from which hung an elegant chandelier. Overall, it was very tasteful and functional.

The one thing that European hotels are notoriously lacking is adequate closet space. We had one tall cabinet to share, and part of the space was taken up by the room safe. By stacking our fresh clothes, and leaving our laundry in suitcases, there was no problem at all.

As some reviewers have noted, the bed was a bit on the hard side, but, from our perspective, that's much preferred to it being too soft. At night we let in fresh air through the big windows, the only drawback being the little biting bugs that flew in. We didn't enjoy a canal view, but the tradeoff was that our room was very quiet.

Staff was most accommodating, prepared to answer questions and provide directions. They even set up a table out front so we could enjoy a bottle of wine while watching traffic on the Canareggio Canal.

Breakfast was fairly minimal -- bread, cheese, cereal, yogurt...but no meats. We were perfectly satisfied with that, however.

By the way, if you arrive by rail (or even by cruise ship) there's no reason to take a water bus or water taxi. You can walk. If you do decide to take the water bus, and plan to move about the city during the day, purchase a full-day pass and save lots of money. The pass is also good for travel to Murano and Burano and other lagoon islands.

Overall, if you're looking for a clean, tidy, reasonably priced hotel that is in the city but away from the touristy venues, the Ca' Dogaressa represents an excellent choice.

Room Tip: Our room was in the back, with no canal view, but it was quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Just arrived from a three days trip to Verona - Venice. After a huge research for Venice hotels I have decided to trust trip advisor and to book in Ca dogaressa website. And I am not dissapointed at all. Fair people, professionals, hotel is value for money. Area is excellent with great restaurants for the locals. Don't even think about it.

Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place is on a major side canal so it doesn't have the noise of the grand canal but it does have great breezes from the Canareggio Canal. Breakfast can be inside or outside, your choice and the outside is very peaceful and non-touristy. It is a bit of a hike to St. Mark's Sq but that way you do get to really see Venice. It is very convenient to the airport as the water bus boat goes right to the Guglie stop which is a almost in front of the hotel. The people who run it are extremely nice. We arrived early and they really worked on getting us into the room before the official time. The bathroom was large and spotless. The only negative really is that the bed was very hard. We were in Room #6. We opened the window at night in early May and it was very nice and quiet and breezy.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

The pictures uploaded don't do the rooms justice (poor camera lighting) as they make the hotel seem worn out but in actuality the rooms are perfectly fine and the vintage decor very charming!

I stayed here two nights sharing a room with my sister and mother, the spacious room made it a reasonable fit for three people unlike some establishments that allow three persons (there is a makeshift bed provided upon request).

As I said before, the room was clean and the bathroom seemed to have been remodeled - totally new and spotless!

The service was great too. This is a family-run establishment and the owners (father and son) are usually on site either manning the reception or overseeing details. The father seemed especially diligent, making sure everything was running smooth upon our arrival. The only con would probably be that it is not a 24-hour service hotel, which is expected from a three-star place. But for three stars it is definitely up there.

My mother, who is of a considerable age for traveling, is very particular about the places we stay at and she kept complimenting the quality of service and cleanliness here. You know when it's mother-approved it's a winner! Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Ca' Dogaressa
Address: Fondamenta di Cannaregio 1018, 30121 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
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Ranked #84 of 385 Hotels in Venice
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ca' Dogaressa 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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