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TravelPod Member ReviewsBoscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection Venice
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Rooms were great. Hotel was great and all the staff was super friendly and helpful. Great location in Venice. Would definitely recommend this hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection Venice
A Great Find
Stayed in this hotel for the first 4 nights of our honeymoon. What can we say, it was excellent. Private and out of the way of the madness that is Venice in August. A Vaperetto stop just beside the hotel and the hotel provided a free private water taxi to and from the Rialto Bridge ever hour. Room was spacious with beamed ceilings and hand painted headboard. Breakfast was outside under a canopy listening to the water feature in their private garden. Impressive lobby with excellent staff, if returning to Venice this hotel would be a definite stop.
Stayed at the Dei Dogi for 6 days in June, 2003. Hotel is lovely and the service was excellent. My husband became great pals with the bartender. First night, had a big problem with insufficient air conditioning. But my father-in-law who was in the room next door had quite the opposite problem with the air conditioning. However, when we talked with the front desk the next morning, they immediately sent a technician to the room to look at it. The air conditioning did work better afterwards, but not as well as we would have liked. Although fine for me, spouse prefers a much cooler room. The breakfast is great and loved eating on the verandah. Garden is lovely and was a beautiful walk after dinner. Although a bit out of the way, the hotel's shuttle was a convenient way to get back and forth from the Rialto. However, their last pickup at night is at 9:30 at the Rialto, which means that if you are dining out you will need to take a vaporatto back to the hotel. We usually caught the vaparotto to a station, then walked the 1/4 mile or so to the hotel, thru the Carneggio neighborhood. If you're only going to be in Venice a couple of days I would recommend that you stay somewhere more close to St Marks like the Baeur Grunwald. However, if you are in Venice for a longer period of time, the Dei Dogi is a great place to get away form the hustle and bustle.
Just spent 4 days at the dei Dogi
Stayed in the dei Dogi 7/19 - 7/22 and must say that the hotel in and of itself is beautiful. Magnificant Murano glass chandeliers in the lobby and Murano light fixtures in the rooms however was very disappointed in the hotel. Made my reservations through travel agent and when we arrived were told that the rate we were confirmed at was for one person and that two would be an additional 60 euro per night.
Our Deluxe room was deluxe however the air conditioning was NOT!!!
Granted, Venice in July is never smart but after fighting the crowds and heat all day long, coming into a cool room would of been nice.
Also, when I asked for an iron on Saturday morning I was told that they do not supply irons to the room but they have an ironing service available Mon-Fri. In other words, I arrived early Saturday morning and would not be able to wear wrinkle free clothing until Monday night after 8:00pm and we were leaving Tuesday night!!!The location is indeed great because you are away from all the crowds. If traveling to Venice during off-season, I would recommend staying elsewhere but during peak, this is a great place to avoid some madness. If I return to Venice, I will stay on Lido, where there is less hustle and bustle yet a fabulous Grand Hotel des Bains right across from the beach. I rented their facilities for a day and it was fantastic.Overall, if you can get a good price at dei Dogi, I would say go for it, however keep your expectations in check as I was anticipating fabulous service and felt that service was one area where they sincerly lacked.
Nice, but remote
The hotel is very plush, and the staff is top-rate. Air conditioning in our room was problematic. Got the hard sell in Murano [room comes with a free trip there]. I think that's standard operating procedure for any of the top hotels in Venice. Overall, a nice experience. Very pricey.
We have stayed at this hotel three times. By US standards a high three or four star hotel with good amenities. Quality beds and linens.
Excellent breakfast for Venice served in the Garden. Two non-smoking rooms but you will not given them if booking online-they are an upgrade. Rooms vary substantially. The suites are great the standard rooms good. The hotel is a long walk 20 minutes to St. Mark's if you are good with directions maybe an hour walk if you are bad with directions. The hotel has a wonderful boat that will take you to the Rialto. Unfortunately the boat stops running in the evening so it is either a walk or a taxi at night. Nice quiet location. If you are staying in Venice for two or three days you are probably better off near St. Marks to maximize your time but for four days or more this is a nice change.
Nice Hotel in Venice....
We just Returned from 3 1/2 weeks in Europe with stays in Venice, Rome, Florence, Rapallo, Nice, Montreux, and Paris. Picked the Grand Hotel Dei Dogi by chance and because it was off the beaten path, and it was great. Venice is small enough that you can walk to Saint Marks Square in 20-30 minutes which is 1/2 the way accross the Venice. The Room was small but very nicely furnished, the breakfast was great, the staff was excellant. This was our first trip to Europe and the first stop on our trip and it was a great beginning. Took walking trips to Saint Marks Square and Rialto Bridge. Took water taxi to Murano Glass factory. Was strange though, 4 days never saw a car....only boats.
Quite Nice But Pretty Remote
The Dei Dogi is a very nice hotel that combines traditional Venetian design with some special touches. There is a large lovely garden and back patio, and we loved the daily fresh fruit provided by housekeeping (bing cherries and peaches when we were there in June 2003).
BUT .. the hotel is quite a distance from "downtown" Venice, and virtually everywhere you'd think to go is a not insignificant walk (30 min. - an hour). The vaporetto stop is just around the corner 3-4 min.
away, but it'll still take you 20 min. plus on the boat (and they don't run that late at night).
The hotel is quite close to Murano (2 stops away by Vaporetto).
The Dei Dogi is best if you'd like to curl up with a good book, hang around in the local (pleasant) neighborhood, and not do too much of the traditional touristy stuff.
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!
You cannot find a more romantic, charming, beautiful hotel in a quiet neihborhood at such low prices. Once a convenant that was converted into a hotel in the last decade, the hotel has its own dock at the front and back of the hotel as well as a lush private garden. It is so peaceful and serene. I loved waking up each morning to have breakfast outside at the pavillion where you could sit by the garden and the fountain watching birds fly by. The staff was incredibly helpful and accomodating. Our room was huge, it had a very comfortable king size bed with a lovely view of the lagoon and garden. You feel as if you are in the house of nobility while staying here. It is a 15 minute walk into town, but you can also take a private boat provided free of charge to hotel guests to the Rialto Bridge. The driver was very courteous and the boat was a polished mahagoney moter boat. The hotel restaurant offers good selections for nights that you do not feel like venturing out. We loved it and would absolutely return again.
No finer hotel for less money
I found this hotel by searching discount hotel databases looking for the "impossible" : a single night on the 31st August last year : what a find! .... we took a water taxi from Venice Marco Polo Airport to the hotel (90,00 euros but worth it) .. we pull up at the hotels own private mooring on the lagoon. A uniform porter drove us through the gardens on golf caddie type vehicle. The hotel is simply glorious .. moody candlelit restaurant in it's own gardens and our room (I suppose a discount type room we paid eur 150,00 via ...) had little or no view but cloth upholstered walls and venetian style decoration with complementary fresh baked pastries, fruit etc. Within 2 streets there are lots of little restaurants making delicious pizza fruit di mare type dishes and the hotel is within (a healthy) walking distance from the chaotic center of Venice. I'm just waiting to go back there again!
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