Grand Hotel Dei Dogi, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection5.0 out of 5.0
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WOW!! This hotel is breathtaking. The grounds are charming, similar to a secret garden. The rooms have amazing wooden beams, and the windows were gorgeous and ornate. We especially loved the large, deep tub! The lobby is very eye catching, with chandeliers from Murano ❤️ We took advantage of the free boat shuttle to Murano and to San Marco! Great location, we even walked to San Marco and back from the hotel one day. I would recommend anyone to stay here as it was the perfect end to our Italy trip 🇮🇹 They took great care of us!
We stayed here for our honeymoon, at the end of a tour through Italy hitting Positano, Florence, and Venice. This hotel and its staff are beyond incredible!! The staff is very professional, hard working, courteous, knowledgeable and polite. Tye (I may not be spelling that right) helped us on our first day to be moved to another room that I liked a little better - he really went out of his way to make that happen for us and it made an enormous difference for us - thank you Tye!! Georgia (definitely not spelling that right) answered probably a couple dozen questions we had throughout our stay and was incredibly patient, helpful and professional. As for the hotel itself, it is gorgeous!! The garden is cute and fun with lots of small pathways and hidden coves. It opens to a breathtaking view of the water. The lobby is so nice with plenty of fruit infused water and some small snacks like apples and candies. The terrace restaurant (only place we ate) was amazing. It’s surrounded by hydrangeas and sits right at the beginning of the garden. The breakfast was outrageously good (and I’m definitely a breakfast snob) and well worth the 26 euro/person price at the time. You eat all you want and have to order the French toast and waffle. Oh, and somehow, best French fries I’ve ever had when we had a quick lunch upon arriving. The spa is really nice with a large tub that in the US would be considered a hot tub, except here it is not very hot but it’s nice. Probably 90 degrees F, so you can really sit in it forever. Then you have a sauna, steam room and relaxing lounge room. The steam room was particularly pleasant as the steam doesn’t come rushing out in a loud hot burst, but is steady, slow and consistent. Then you have the staff in the spa - two lovely ladies who give incredible massages and wait on you hand and foot. My wife and I both got massages from Moria, two days out of our 4 days there and she was incredible!! Moria was very professional, polite, and totally went out of her way to make sure you were comfortable in tub, sauna, etc, bringing towels and tea. And of course, she is an excellent masseuse. We did a detox salt scrub, face mask, and two massages and they were all amazing. The staff really try to please and make you comfrotable! We stayed in the entry level room which was fantastic. The first room was a little smaller and darker than I expected, and Tye moved us to a larger, brighter room of the same class. Both rooms had magnificent bathrooms, and everything was well appointed. The service here is truly 5 Star. The first night I was surprised to have someone knock and lay down these small pillow case size sheets on either side of the bed, and then she found the breakfast menu on a table in a folder and place it on the bedside table before leaving. Those were nice touches. Every day we had fresh sheets and towels and it was super luxurious. The location is spectacular! It may seem far from the main attractions but trust me, that’s good. They provide complimentary water shuttles to St Marks (30 min ride) and Murano (they have partnered with one of the oldest factories there and we bought some really nice glass there - just be sure to haggle with them, they are very nice and worth it but definitely expensive). Once you go check out the way over populated areas using the shuttle, you will never want to leave the neighborhood the hotel is in, which is the real Venetian neighborhood where locals live. Plus it’s two bridges away from the famous strip of wine bars where you just pop in, eat a small cinchette and pop out to the next one. This is a place we will definitely be returning to, and I highly, highly recommend you stay here. I would give it 6 stars if I could. Staff: 5 stars Hotel: 5 stars Food: 5 stars Location: 5 stars Service/attention: 5 stars Beauty: 5 stars Perks: 5 stars
Beautiful classic building, with lots of details to pay attention to. Friendly staff, special attention from the barman at night. Not to miss is the garden, the biggest privet garden in Venice! Precious little corners to get lost in!
We visited Venice for four days total. Two days prior to the start of a 10 night cruise were spent at a different hotel on the Grand Canal just by San Marco Plaza. At the end of the cruise, we opted for the other side of Venice, so we chose this hotel. It was a wonderful stay on a quieter side of the island. They have a lovely garden, and the staff is very helpful and friendly. We were in room 208 which is called a Panorama room on the website. It was a corner room with a view of the canal from two sides. Very nice, large, quiet room, with a good view. The breakfast at the hotel was nice, and you can choose to eat outside in the garden area or inside. There was no coffee service in the room, but you can go downstairs and they have coffee and water set up in a room just near the entrance. My only critique was the cost of cocktails in the bar. It seemed quite high, especially in relation to the prices of similar hotels on the Grand Canal. I do realize prices are much higher than small bars in the neighborhood, but it was 50 EUR for two Aperol Spritz and a small bottle of still water. So, we did not opt for drinks in the bar again. If you want to go for a quieter side of Venice - I would recommend this hotel. It is an easy walk to restaurants, and also the main San Marco area if you want to visit that.
Loved this property. They are warm in welcoming you; helpful in many ways. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. The beautiful grounds in back of hotel add to the special charm of this place. Although our room facing the major canal was a bit on the small side, we enjoyed the view and made our room size work. Must say the location was great. Away from the maddening crowds of St. Marks square and surrounding areas. Really enjoyed using the complimentary shuttle to tourist areas. Our feet thank you. Breakfast buffet was delicious. Imagine panecota topped with fresh berries for BREAKFAST. Divine. Great meats, breads and cheeses. Even yummy cornettos complete with a cappaucino. Front desk assisted us with our final boat transfer to airport in the early morning. Many thanks to all who helped us along the way. We will be back.
We stayed here after spending 3 nights at the JW Marriott located on its own island. We expected the JW to be the highlight of our stay but we were wrong - it was the Dei Dogi and in particular the manager Claudio. When we booked the Dei Dogi we were only able to book one night which we figured would be acceptable. Upon check-in Claudio asked why we weren't staying longer and when we explained we couldn't book extra nights he asked us to review the room and location while he tried to see if he could arrange more nights. He was able to extend our stay and after our initial impressions we are most pleased that he did. I must say that his concern for our stay was a highlight of this trip. That's a major claim considering he has to compete with the wonderful views of Venice, gellato, spaghetti alla nero, the Rialto bridge fish market, and incredible pizza!
We stayed at this hotel after our cruise to end our 3-week trip in Europe, and this property is absolutely lovely. First, I was concerned about how to get to the hotel from the ship, but it was quite easy (the people mover to the #5.2 vaparetto, and a 5 minute walk). We had 2 large suitcases, and it really was not difficult getting to the hotel. The property provides a free shuttle to San Marco Square, which was very convenient. They also have a complimentary tour of a glass factory in Murano. (I wish I had known that ahead of time. We ended up going on the hotel tour and cancelling the tour I had arranged with Viator to go to the 3 islands.) The staff was extremely helpful. At one point we thought we had lost our camera, and they immediately called the glass factory and the shuttle to see if it was in either place. (It turns out it was in our room.) The actual grounds of this hotel are beautiful, with gardens and pathways that go all the way to a dock in back. This was a peaceful place for us to unwind after a hectic trip. We enjoyed dinner on the grounds one night, and, again, the staff was accommodating in letting us order something from the lunch menu. Our room was extremely comfortable and quiet. If we return to Venice, we will stay here again!
I think it may be the biggest garden on the island of Venice. The roses were blooming when we were there. The staff was very nice and professional. The breakfast was really good. One entrance is on the canal and the other is on the open Adriatic and there was a very nice breeze off the water.
Of all the disappointing hotels in Venice— and there are many— the Boscolo Venezia, which now bills itself as the “Grand Hotel dei Dogi," is undoubtedly the worst. Notwithstanding its grandiose lobby, the rooms are a throwback to the 60’s: musty carpets, a color scheme straight out of a boudoir, old outlets than either don’t work or don’t accept modern European plugs, and a wifi operating at dial-up speeds. There was no coffee/tea service. The toilet didn’t flush properly, and the bathroom fan roared like a diesel engine (this was reported but not fixed). The bed was hard and uncomfortable, with just a few lumpy foam pillows thrown on top—not at all the picture of a comfy bed with a pile of pillows as the Marriott website suggested. Feather pillows had been requested well in advance, and promised on check-in, but were not available. When my wife saw a cockroach crawling into her bag, we had enough. We cancelled the remainder of our stay and raced over to the Hilton Venice Stucky, which does know how to offer clean, comfortable and modern rooms in the luxury category. If you do find yourself trapped in this place, either as part of a package tour or a conference (of which they have many), do not, under any circumstance, accept a so-called “upgrade” to the annex overlooking the lagoon (pictured). This is the old gatehouse of the property, with an insulation so poor that we could literally follow the conversation of the couple in the room below us. In sum, this place is typical of an old hotel that management has allowed to go to seed, by trading on its name. It bills itself as a five star hotel with a price to match — 264 Euro per night, in our case—which is simply ridiculous, for it is a three star at best. And that is a great shame, for it is located on prime land, with a lovely garden, in a quiet quarter of Venice, and with a straight shot to the airport on the Alilaguna line. Bottom line: for Marriott to tout this as part of its “Autograph Collection” is simply absurd. My advice: shut it down and conduct a thorough renovation before accepting any more guests at these exorbitant rates; otherwise, experienced travelers will continue to post bad reviews such as this one (and many more in this TripAdvisor thread).
Enjoyed our 5 nights at the Grand Hotel Dei Dogi. Lovely room. Lovely view. Helpful staff. Convenient water shuttle service. Easy access to airport. Quiet neighborhood. Wish they offered a light continental breakfast.
- Walking distance to Ca' d'Oro
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Cannaregio within a short walk of Ca' d'Oro, Grand Hotel Dei Dogi, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Rialto Bridge. This 66-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Venice, the hotel is also near St. Mark's Basilica and Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo.
In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
Grand Hotel Dei Dogi, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection's 66 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bidets. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.
A full-service spa, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at Grand Hotel Dei Dogi, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection. Transportation is made easy with an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 3 meeting rooms, express check-in, and express check-out.
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77.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1734 reviews