Hotel Dona Palace
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Dona Palace Venice
Not cheap, but worth every penny...
Hotel Dona Palace promised us a great room and view and they delivered. This hotel is in a great location and offers a view of the Bridge of Sighs from certain rooms. The amenities are top of the line and the staff was super friendly. The hotel also offers a 20% discount at 4 different resturaunts, which saved us 20 or more euros at meal time. I would only reccommend one of the resturaunts, however : Grotta Pizza (outside take a right and it's in front of you on the left). The have more than just pizza and was the only resturaunt that had locals eating inside, which is a good sign. The food was good at Grotta - the other three were, in my opinion, terrible and tourist traps.
You won't be disappointed if you stay at Hotel Dona. We stayed in the jr suite and felt we got what we paid for (FOR VENICE).
Wonderful hotel- friendly people, perfect location, great breakfast. The room was beautiful, spacious, and very clean with modern ammenities (flast screen TV, etc). I would highly recomend this hotel.
Three stars but large rooms
A bit difficult to find through the madness of the piazza San Marco. If you have to stay in the area and are lookiong for 3 star accommodations, this is a great place.
the concierge was very helpful with everything. If you are taking a private water taxi from the train station, please try to arrange with the hotel. The guys on the waterfront will rip you off and not drop you off at the hotel's private landing and instead take you to the Piazza San Marco where you will encounter hordes of people that you cannot get by with your luggage.
Do not eat at the restaurants near the hotel or those recommended by the hotel we paid $70 for 3 plates of mediocre spaghetti with very poor service. I highly recommend La casina for dinner at the Westin Hotel. Wonderful service, spectacular food and great views...magical.
Perfect for a couple nights
We wouldn't have found this hotel very easily if we hadn't spotted the sign sticking out perpendicular to the building. It's down a little street just off St Marks Square, so it is as central as you can be in Venice. Our room was spacious, with marvellous air-con and we had a balcony over looking the gondolas. The main showerhead in the bathroom didn't have any water pressure so we used the the shower attached to the bath taps. Breakfast is served in a Beautiful Room - but I must say I was really put off when I saw flies crawling all over the fruit (why wasn't it covered?) Also another thing that put me off was we had paid for Room incl Breakfast and on the tables there were cards showing the charge for the juices and cooked breakfasts. €4 for an orange juice! To end on a positive note, they were friendly and the place was convenient, clean and a bit of a treat for our one night in Venice.
This hotel is a real gem. The room and the bathroom was spacious and very stylish. Breakfast was excellent (worth 20 euro ea.) and the location was as good as it gets. Staff were friendly and helpful. I will stay here for sure next time around.
Great place, great value
Beautiful large quiet room with high-speed Internet access. Great breakfast included in the reasonable rate. VERY close to everything. Wonderful staff. We'd go back again anytime.
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... houses clean when water was coming in the entrance. St Mark's square was the next stop of the tour. This is a large open plaza outlined by churches and palaces were competing small orchestras preform out the front of different restaurants in an attempt to attract business. On the corner is the Doge's Palace. The Doge were the appointed military leaders of the city and had a palace near the prison as they also controlled the city guard. At times the Doge employed ...
... top to prepare for the hot countries at a stand near the water at San Marco we retrieve our backpacks from the hotel. It just took ages to find our way to San Marco. The trek back to Academia, across the bridge, water bus & then bus to Marghera is quite a feat in the heat. Wishing again I only packed half the clothes. It took us about an hour and a half travel to get to the Holiday Inn which is about 6 minutes walk to the ...
... to not see venetian blinds on the hotel windows with travertine cups and saucers! And, historically, everyone's had a go here....from the 5th and 6th century barbarian invasions (did they really play rugby back then?) that actually forced the settlement of Veneto to be established in such a (silly) water locked location..... through Byzantine rule.....the Venetian republic (726 ..... just put that in for the academics ...
... as we wanted to climb the Campanile di San Marco (St Mark's bell tower) The views were incredible, and we could even see as far as the mountains. We spent a long time looking at the view, until we had frozen! Afterwards we ate lunch and then walked towards an area of the city which we hadn't explored. We were heading for the church on the end of the spike opposite where we were, and when we got there we had lovely 360degree views of the water. We had to leave to get the ...
... for a 15 min ride. " How much is it by the public water transport ?" we ask. " He says " £7 , but it will take you about an hour and then you have to walk to your hotel from the stop. ( with our suitcases, backpacks etc. )
" I will take you right to your hotel in 15 minutes " he says. Well that's a huge difference in price, so we decide to tough it out. We join the queue for the public transport, there are dozens of people ahead of us and the sun ...