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Hotel Dona Palace

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel. Take a private water taxi to the hotels private dock and the staff unloads the luggage. Desk staff couldn't have been any better. Very pleasant and helpful in every way. Breakfast was very good too. Location just off St. Marks Sq is perfect

Actually the only problem I had here was leaving. I didn't want to. The location was perfect for everything. The staff warm and friendly. The room was awesome. There are some review that complained about the rooms being small, tired, smell funny etc etc. come on the buikding is 1000's of years old. Lets see how they look and smell when they are that old. The breakfast is served on the second floor in the most amazing room. Get in early and grab one of the tables on the terrace for a great venetian start for your day. They also have an amazing terrace on the canal for drinks from 6pm, an awesome place to start the night. We are already planing next years europe trip and rest assured we are re-booking this place (for longer this time). Thanks Dona Palace Hotel and staff :)

We found this place by accident after being stranded in Italy by the Lufthansa pilot's strike. We were tired, miserable, and feeling very grouchy after our ordeal, and were able to book this place for the three extra days. It was such a magnificent oasis, that all of our anger melted away. The Dona Palace has a beautiful water entrance that our water taxi brought us to. Our room was huge with a view of the bridge of Sighs! The meals we had there were fantastic and the location was really incredible. Overall a really great unexpected find.

Had an amazing weekend break at the Doná Palace. The staff were excellent, friendly and knowledgable (suggested a lovely restaurant off the beaten track for a romantic meal). The room was huge and well furnished. The breakfast was lovely, nice food and well catered. The best bonus by far is how close the hotel is to San Marco. 60 seconds!! Amazing

This hotel is lovely ! near a canal, with a romantic terrasse to sit dans enjoy the nice weather, watching a gondola pass by right in front of you... room was perfect, spacious (deluxe), gorgeous bathroom and great service. The front desk people were all very helpful, nice and welcoming. Everything is perfectly clean. The breakfast buffet is simply divine ! Great food, lots to chose from and the nicest staff. Thank you !

Very nice Location in near of all visit points, very friendly and excellent service. Good rechable with a watertaxi. Fantastic relaxe zone in the garden. The double room is good designed in venezian style.

Had an excellent stay. The room was very comfortable. The extra bed was a little uncomfortable though. The hotel is so well located, that we could come back to it even for an afternoon break. All in all had a lovely stay. Just the place to stay in Venice.

A great hotel near St. Marks Square. Friendly staff. Excellent buffet breakfast including hot food. Highly recommend. Small garden area too located beside a canal. Just beautiful. Would definitely return here.

Very pleasant room, however the badroom needs an upgrade. Perfectly located in the Centre; we reached with a private taxi ( 70 euro) within 20 min at the terrace of the hotel. Breakfast service staff could do with a little politesse training. Food selection on the buffet was presented with out genuine intrest, Bread - cheese and cols cut selection needs upgrade. Nice touch that there is a bottle of sparkling wine ready on ice in your room. We can recommand this hotel despite the small suggestions.

The hotel is just wonderful. The location is probably one of the best in Venice. You're in sight of the famous Ponte dei Sospiri and you're so close to the Piazza San Marco we nearly missed it while walking from there. The bed was perfect. The breakfast was good and we managed to sit on the balcony which looks at the canal. It even has a small terrace which we didn't use that much because we didn't have the time, but if you're not in a hurry, it's a soothing place to stay. A perfect night and day in Venice.

San Marco 391 Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in San Marco, Hotel Dona Palace is next to popular attractions like St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile. This 27-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 27 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Dona Palace enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a garden. Transportation is made easy with a train station shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. This historic hotel also has a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Junior Suite (Classic)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Executive Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 711 reviews