Hotel Antico Doge
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Well, Venice was a challenge, but the comforting thing - nearly every other person …
... evening and had an early bedtime as we had to wake up early this morning for our train! At this point, another adventure ensued. We woke up this morning, packed up our things and made our way to the bus station. We were under the impression that if we went to the same bus station that we arrived at, and took the same bus in the opposite direction that we would make it to the main train station (Mestre). Our impressions were ...
... the establishment, the menu, etc. as you pass. Here, it seems like every single restaurant we see takes that approach, almost like … oh, right, duh. Like suckers we fall for the first one where the waiter talks to us, and duck in out of the cold. It's rather old-world, perhaps even bordering on shabby, and very quiet when we arrive. However it starts to fill up later on — we have heard that Venetians tend to eat quite late. Anyway ...
... stuffed it. The Italians decide very late which platform they are going to have a train stop at as it was not indicated on the board. We decided to have a coffee and wait. Half an hour to go and still no platform number. They didn't indicate until two minutes prior to arrival. Now that's making your mind up at the last minute. Anyway they do indicate the car numbers and carriage class well. We had booked a first class ...
... real idea of where we were going. Even our navigation system couldn't be trusted in Venice as it couldn't differentiate between streets and canals. The Casa Pisini Canal Hotel was a small but pleasant and clean. (5 rooms) It had the ambience one would expect. I'd strongly recommend it to anyone visiting Venice - if you could find it! On more than one occasion I wondered if tourists in Venice lose not only their luggage but their whole hotel as ...
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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).