Photos courtesy of Danieli Palace
233 rooms, including 9 suites
Single rooms: from 295 euros
Double rooms: from 345euros
Suites: from 895 euros
Rates include tax and service
Open: all year
The Danieli is located right on the Canale di San Marco. A vaporetto stop (direct to the train station) is located in front of the hotel. The stop is San Zaccaria (St. Mark’s Square). Parking for the hotel is at the Piazzale Roma. The hotel will also meet and greet guests at the cruise line dock, airport, or train station.
Nearby: St. Mark’s Square and Basilica; the Accademia Museum; lagoon excursions; Venice Lido with water sports, golf, horseback riding, tennis
Reception at the hotel. Can arrange for a ceremony off site. Inquire hotel for details.
Sumptuous is the word that comes to mind when you stand in the Danieli’s magnificent lobby. Silk-covered walls and a grand Venetian-arched and balustraded staircase glow in tones of gold. Gilt furniture, sparkling Murano chandeliers, painted ceilings, mirrors, and stained-glass windows suggest luxury at every turn.
Guest rooms can be located in three different buildings that are connected by inside corridors: the original Dandolo palace, a 19th-century building, and a new structure. Rooms in the old palace may be on the small side (including bathrooms), but they are the most historic.
Among the long list of celebrities who have stayed here—Goethe, Wagner, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Taylor—the room occupied by George Sand and Alfred de Musset receives the most requests.
The gorgeous view