An opulent palazzo along the Grand Canal
Entering the Hotel Danieli takes you back to a time when Venice was the crossroads of the world and princes and potentates built palaces along the canals. As you enter you will encounter a stunning, the beautiful lobby and lobby bar with its elaborate ceiling, Murano-glass chandeliers, stained glass windows, a truly glorious public space. The hotel’s main building is a Venetian Gothic landmark.
The hotel is comprised of three interconnecting palaces, the main palazzo dates from the 14th century and is considered a Venetian gothic landmark. This ensemble is located near the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace are all within 100 meters of the property.
La Terrazza, the hotel’s main dining room, is a rooftop haven with spectacular views of Venice and serves Mediterranean specialties. Guests can also while away a post-touring afternoon at the Bar Dandolo which is set in the magnificent grand foyer and serves afternoon tea, snack and cocktails. In warmer weather, there is a terrace with sunset cocktails.
Rooms are very individual, but a warm decorating style and liberal use of fine woods and rich textures are a common style.
Location: Riva Degli Schiavoni, 4196 Venice, Italy; one hour from the international airport via vaporetto.
Luxury style: Venice is one of the top tourist destinations in the entire world and for travelers who enjoy being in the center of things will not be disappointed. Guests can enjoy the history (and the bustle) of St. Mark’s Square but be safely ensconced in the peaceful, pampered environs of Hotel Danieli.
What we’ve heard: Request a room in the main palace for accommodations that are more lavish and spacious. Other rooms can be smaller, although well-appointed. Also recommended is a trip on the hotel’s own boat to the Lido for some time walking on the beach.