Hotel Antico Doge
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I'll try to update with an entry, as Ive had trouble accessing the internet over past few days. Unfortunately, i won't be able to upload pictures just yet, but we've taken 2600 photos, so will have plenty of shots to show at some stage.
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Today we took the Vaporetto near St. Marks Square. I think it's very cool that there are no cars or mopeds in the streets of Venice. It's crazy to think that boats and walking are the only ways of getting around in Venice. The ambulances are even boats that race through the canals. We accidentally took the wrong boat and had to get onto another to get near St. Marks Square. ...
... he wouldn't give Sam a ticket and kept wanting to add more people and counting people behind us that we had no idea who they were. After getting him to give Sam her ticket, he tried doing the same for me but then when Jules went to buy hers he finally decided to speak English and describe what he has been meaning to say the whole time, by putting multiple people on one ticket. We were not having it that morning because we were running on no energy and no food in our ...
... a few blocks, and up (very long seeming) flight of stairs to get to our hotel. Phew.
That sucked up quite a bit of our day, but we did manage some sight-seeing. We had the obligatory gondola ride, which was quite expensive, but does give one a very different and interesting perspective. We also saw the the Frari church, which does have an impressive quantity of art (and ...
... rooms where the Doge met dignitaries from other countries and the Council met. We also saw the justice chambers. Every room we went into was decorated with enormous murals. The ceilings were heavy on paintings and gold beams. By the end we were yearning for a bit of simple wallpaper. We took the route to the prison, over the covered bridge that 19th century poets dubbed ‘the bridge of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Antico Doge Venice
I hesitate to write this review since there is not much more to add to what has already been said about this nice hotel. I thought that the staff was excellent, especially the young lady who was there in August 2004. Although one reviewer mentioned that the after 7:00 PM staff was limited in English communication, we never found this to be so.
I spent 4 nights here in September. The location is perfect: close enough to the Ca D'oro vaparetto stop that you can easily tote your luggage. Our suite was tiny but on two levels with beds upstairs so it didn't feel cramped. It was beautifully decorated, clean and well-appointed. Breakfast was fine and the staff helpful. Would recommend.
Beautiful Hotel in Excellent Location!
This hotel is absolutely beautiful. Very Venetian! The location is excellent - between the Rialto Bridge and Ca'd'Oro, so you can conveniently use either vaporetto stop. It is close to Piazzo San Marco. Every time we got lost, we had only to follow signs to the Rialto Bridge and we easily found our way. The breakfast was very good and the staff very pleasant. I would definitely recommend this lovely hotel and will stay here again!
We went through so many hotels on this site, looking for a great bargain, but also something that captuted the spirit of Venice. We found it at the Antico Doge! We also stayed at the Royal Morgana Court and Royal Gambrinus in Rome. Check those reviews as well for more information regarding our stays at each.
It's Like Staying In A Museum
Stayed in Room 102 (Falier room) in late July, and it was AMAZING. The room (a triple) was huge, luxuriously appointed and had a delightful view of the canal from the balcony. The hotel itself isn't particularly impressive, but the staff was friendly and it was a straight shot to the Piazza San Marco (well, as much of a straight shot as anything is in Venice ;-) While pricy, I would recommend the hotel...sleeping in that room was like sleeping in a museum.
Loved the Decor
We stayed at this hotel for two nights in August 2004 and it was everything we had hoped. The website for the hotel shows beautifully furnished venetian style rooms and the one we were assigned was just that. Wonderful brocades and silks, beautiful furniture, and venetian chandelier and wall scones. The room was large and had a nice marble bath. Breakfast is served in a wonderfully decorated and furnished room with venetian chandelier and painted frescos on the ceiling. Staff was very helpful and the location was excellent. We would definitely stay here again.
The only downside--no elevator (which we were aware of when booking) but no one to take luggage upstairs upon arrival or departure.
We flew to Venice in June this year and loved this little hotel from the first moment we walked in the door. The hotel is in a wonderful location right in the heart of Venice about 10-15 minutes walk to main tourist attractions - Rialto Bridge and St Mark's Square. We had a canal side suite with a bird's eye view of the gondolas. Away from very hectic areas but with plenty of good restaurants and cafes right on the doorstep. Highly recommended for location, cleanliness, atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. One of the highspots of our trip was the water taxi ride from the airport right to the canal side door of the hotel -expensive but it's the only way to travel! The hotel reception very kindly booked it for us in advance so the water taxi was waiting for us at the airport.
Room for 4, nice location
Great location, off the Ca Doro stop on the
#1 vaporetto, The Piazza Apostoli is not a bad
little area. Just far away from the madness around
the Rialto , close enough for an easy walk, and
a 15 minute walk to the Piazza San Marco.
We had a room for 4, which helps in costly Venice.
No lobby/internet, but nice breakfast room. As with
many hotels, no elevator, be prepared to haul
Temperature controls worked fine. Front desk very friendly and helpful.
Charming hotel, great for the price
This hotel has a great location in Venice near the Rialto Bridge. We thought it was a great deal for the money. The staff was very nice to us and gave us a great recommendation for dinner. They were very helpful. The room was beautiful and the bathroom was a nice marble bath. I would definitely stay here again.
Have just returned from this lovely small hotel after a wonderful three night stay in Venice. Our junior double suite was really only a large double ensuite room, but beautifully furnished and decorated in sumptuous brocades and velvets, giving it a very romantic feel. The bathroom had a jacuzzi and was exceptionally clean and bright. The hotel has no restaurant, but there are plenty of places nearby to choose from and the hotel is happy to make reservations for you if you wish. Breakfast is included in the price and served in a lovely room decorated with huge oil paintings of Venetian scenes. The reception staff are absolutely charming and we got the impression that nothing would be too much trouble. There is a stair lift which would be very useful for the disabled, and the only fault that we found was that the (beautiful) rugs in the public areas were pretty lethal when combined with the highly polished wooden floors! (Bedrooms are carpeted, so safer).