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Hotel Dona Palace

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We researched many hotels before deciding on Dona Palace and we were not disappointed. The location is perfect, tucked away in a typically narrow Venetian alley, a short stroll to St Marks Square and a great base from which to explore the quieter parts of Venice. The staff are friendly and helpful. We stayed in a deluxe double room which was enormous with lovely high ceilings, huge bed, good aircon and classy bathroom (complete with bookcases!). The large shower and water pressure was as good as we've had anywhere. Breakfast was a treat, with a good choice of continental, English, pastries and fruit. The garden bar sits right on the canal just along from the Bridge of Sighs, so a great place to watch the gondolas drift by in the evening. Highly recommended.

A very nice and clean place,great location,has its own dock and a nice patio.Breakfast room was antique and food itself was good enough.There are a lot of good cafes and restaurants,shops and a supermarket just opposite the hotel. Don’t hesitate to choose it! We went to San Marko at 6:30 a.m and it belonged to us only,finally we could take nice pics without any crowd in the background.I strongly recommend visiting Dodge’s Palace,the most lavish and stunning ever!

The two stars are for location and the great breakfast staff! Other than that it’s not a place I’d stay at again! The rooms are tiny and the shower minature. If you are expecting what you see on their website or it’s highly misleading. The room we got was suppose to accommodate three people yet we only had bed. I’d recommend to any avid traveler to Airbnb.

We stayed at Dona Palace our last trip to Venice four years ago and were quite impressed. Great service and incredible location. We opted for larger rooms this time and they were fantastic. Highly recommended!

Fantastic location with open garden bar situated right on the canal. Situated in the San Marco area with easy walking distance to all major tourist attractions. Good breakfast, lovely Room.would definitely book this hotel again

We enjoyed a great night at Hotel Dona Palace. The position was ideal to enjoy the best of Venice in such a short stay. The room was perfect, clean and well set out. Staff we helpful, happy to confirm reservation we had and provide local information. The breakfast was great, setting unbelievable.

Ideal location within easy reach of Marks Square and yet a quiet oasis with its own smal external patio alongside the canal from under The Bridge of Sighs. Our room was clean and tidy and the shower worked well but the Sanitaryware is tired and in need of re newing . Other rooms in the hotel are of a higher standard reflected in the price. The hotel is quiet with no noise from passers by . Good air con although some may find the fan too noisy to sleep and you can adjust to suit . Staff were attentive friendly ,helpful and spoke good English. We would recommend to stay.

Everything was perfect at the hotel: location, room, guest service, breakfast was very sorted. I hope to come back soon. I also requested a taxi to go back to the airport and it was on time. I'll certainly recommend the hotel to my friends

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Donà Palace for just one night on a quick trip over from Switzerland by train. We promised ourselves a longer return visit and when we do we will definitely stay at the Donà Palace again. This is a small hotel just off St Marks Square. Service throughout the hotel was excellent. Our room, a Junior Suite, was large and well appointed. The air conditioning was controllable and effective though I found it blew its cold air straight down onto the head of the bed which was a bit uncomfortable at night. Astonishingly, the hotel has its own mini-garden complete with water taxi dock. We booked a taxi back to the station and the garden was a cool and relaxing spot to wait. The breakfast room was large with some balcony tables and the breakfast was splendid. Venice is always crowded, of course, though I suspect that late May when we came is a good time to come. We found prices for most things very reasonable. We walked from the railway station to the hotel as we only had one small case. This was fun, particularly if you follow google maps which seems to find the narrowest alleyways! The water taxi back cost €75, a luxury, but in our view well worth it. Finally people say don’t drink coffee on St Marks Square – so we did! It’s a great place to people watch and you can relax for as long as you want for your €10 a cup!

Great location and helpful staff make this hotel a great choice while in Venice Just a few minutes walk from St Marks square. Great for exploring all the tiny alley ways and routes that wind their way through central Venice. The Hotel has its own boat dock however you would need to get a private water taxi or transfer to use this, we opted for a Viator booked airport transfer and shared with another couple. Our boat dropped us off at the nearest dock right by St Marks Square and only about 10mins walk to find the hotel. Top tip travel light if you can Pizza Restaurant right outside hotel front entrance has great reviews, big salads and lovely chicken breast if Pizza is not your thing.

San Marco 391 Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in San Marco, Hotel Dona Palace is next to popular attractions like St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile. The 27 rooms at this 4-star hotel include minibars, LCD TVs, and premium bedding. St. Mark's Square and Doge's Palace are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM. 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, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Dona Palace enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a garden. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. 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

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1026 reviews