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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... place full of tourism.
Finally, we had to make it back to the bus ride back to the camping site so we caught a vaporetto. A vaporetto is like a bus in venice, except in goes on water. Everything in venice goes on water but I suppose it's literal translation means ferry. I was sad to leave Venice cause it was my last chance to speak Italian for some time. Every time I start back in Italy I feel I start at the beginning. Unless you practice you still have to think before you speak. ...
... to know that B4 is taking a vacation; on the contrary, the two of them seem to have a warm and even affectionate relationship.
The cabin lights have just this moment been illuminated. We are exactly 90 minutes from landing and the breakfast service is now commencing. This is a fun time on a long flight if you are the observer who has been up for a bit, already having made your way to the lavatory for brushing of hair and teeth and straightening of ...
No rain! We walked around and saw all the sites again. Had lunch at a place along a canal, bit of a tourist trap but not terrible. They had a cover charge and service charge but it was the closest thing before the restaurants closed for the afternoon. Did some shopping for gifts as ...
... number their streets. Camilla oriented us to the apartment and we settled in. We took a little stroll around to locate the laundromat and supermarket then had dinner at a little Ristorante called 'La Serenissima' - I ordered a scampi & zucchini tagliatelle and was in absolute heaven!!
Day one in Venice and we decided to go to some outlying islands - Murano & Burano - as the weather was good. We set off from the ...
... noticed a sign for the famous Rialto Bridge so we trekked thru more city streets for about 20 minutes to get there.
All along the way more shops, restaurants, bistros, pizza and gelato stores. We've been on the island a short time and already had the best pizza and gelato of all time.
Tomorrow we tour Doges Palace