Hotel Danieli occupies a location rich in history on Riva degli Schiavoni. The Hotel is a short walk to heart of the city, Piazza San Marco, as well as artisan shops, outdoor cafès & restaurants and water taxis.
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"Elegant history with a waterfront location"
We stayed three nights at this beautiful hotel in July. What a treat! We had a large room overlooking the Grand Canal. The staff was exceptional, friendly, and attentive. the room had a tub and shower, and was very large by European Standards. Even though it is pricey, I cannot recommend this lovely hotel highly enough!
After seeing The Tourist film Danieli was the place I wanted to stay in Venice, although not in a canal facing suite, it did not disappoint. Rooms were as expected, fairy small but comfortable and well kept. The service and grand decor of the hotel were both as I hoped, faultless. Location similarly was perfect. Within a 5 minute walk was St Marks Square, St Marks Basilica, Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco, Grand Canal etc.. Bars & restaurants too - Harry's bar not too far down the canal, also walking away from the canal through St Marks Square you stroll past countless places for food and drink. If on a couples trip sit in St Marks Square, Caffé Florian or Grancaffé Quadri both have live music through the day and evening. June was also the perfect time to go, busy as expected but very warm even in the evening, nice to have dinner on the canals, or in the Terrazza Danieli and as long as you're out early you could beat the queues, also at the Danieli you can get passes for queue skipping at the major attractions.
"Most Incredible romantic view and historic presence!"
Words cannot fully describe the sense of awe looking from the window out onto the grande canal! And the thought that you are staying in a location with the history and prestige of the Danieli is worth the price! The rooms are spacious, beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms are phenomenal! The lobby is also incredibly impressive and we enjoyed gathering and laughing together in the meeting areas as we admired the beautiful art and architecture. Don't recommend the hotel's restaurant. The staff was above and beyond courteous, helpful, and made us feel very special!
"Loved This Hotel"
This is a fantastic hotel. There is nothing about this hotel that is cookie cutter and definitely gives you a sense of elegance. The bell staff/concierge team were great. They are the first hotel staff members you interact with when you arrive at the hotel and always greeted us with a smile and genuine greeting. This hotel is in a fantastic location- we walked to every attraction, restaurant, shop, etc. Our room was simply amazing- beautifully appointed, spacious, had a balcony, and a wonderful bathroom. We didn't check out the rooftop restaurant/bar but will do that the next time we are there visiting. I won't stay anywhere else if I make it back to Venice. **Helpful note not related to the hotel- if you take the main public water taxi from the train station to the hotel (which is cheap and takes about 45 minutes), make sure you validate the ticket before you board. Signage was poor from the dock we left from (dock 5 I think) and we ended up getting fined 130 Euros while on the boat. Not the best way to start off this leg of the vacation**
"40th Wedding Anniversary"
The Danieli has been on my "bucket" list for so long that I can't even remember where I first heard about it. On the occasion of our 40th wedding anniversary I decided to fulfil my dream and booked a few days in the Danieli. The water transfer from Marco Polo airport (despite a 15 minute walk to the boat) was brilliant, dropping off other passengers en route and giving us wonderful first impressions of Venice, the Danielli being the last stop, almost right outside the hotel. Seeing the hotel coming in to view as we approached it was amazing. After negotiating the revolving door with suitcases, I was transported to another world in the stunning, elegant interior of the Danieli, being every bit as beautiful as I had imagined. I was amazed to see a gondola pull right up at a side door just off the reception area. Our room was not yet ready but we were told we had been upgraded to a luxury room. We went off to explore the near vicinity and returned to be shown to our room. The decor was sumptuous, beautiful red drapes, Murano glass mirrors and a marble bathroom. It had recently been redecorated and we could not fault the standard and everywhere was spotless. There was also bubbly and Venetian biscuits to welcome us. The bed was massive and the linen beautifully laundered. There was everything you could need in the bathroom, even scales which was a definite plus for me. The location of the Danieli was perfect; next to the Doge's Palace and St Marc's square so was convenient for missing the crowds and the queues and popping back to freshen up on hot days. I knew that the terrace restaurant had stunning views but I was blown away by them. As we entered the restaurant and taken to our seats, I couldn't believe we were sitting opposite San Georgio, looking towards the Grand Canal and La Salute. Plus the Doge's Palace from the side with the hustle and bustle of the gondolas below and the fascinating, ever-changing activity on the water. It was like being in an animated Canaletto painting. The breakfast was the best I have ever had in any hotel - beautifully presented and everything you could wish for: cereals, fresh fruits (sliced and whole), yoghurts, excellent fruit juices, San Pelegrino water, meats and cheeses, full English with delicious tomatoes, breads, mignon pastries, croissants and coffees which were constantly topped up on request. This description doesn't do it justice as words can't describe sitting in such a beautiful place in beautiful Venice with stunning views, eating delicious food. The service from the staff was excellent: they were all helpful and attentive but unobtrusive. The bar and lounge areas were stunning too with several themes and colours combined but all so luxurios with amazing Murano glass chandeliers. I treated myself to a Vesper Martini. Yes, it was expensive but I knew that and to sit in such lovely surroundings was again a great experience. I just wish I had dressed for the occasion rather than just "come in off the street"! The dress code is very relaxed at the Danieli but she is so grand she is going to outdo you anyway! The concierge staff were extremely helpful - they gave me free postcards and posted them for me. On enquiring about how to get to Murano they rang a factory who sent out one of the lovely wooden motor boats just for the two for us. This time I was the film star getting into the boat as it pulled up at the side entrance of the Danieli. The trip to Murano in this gorgeous little boat was amazing so we gave the "skipper" a good tip. We were met off the boat and ushered into the factory where we were greeted by a dapperly dressed gentleman. He took us to a glass blowing demonstration and then to the showrooms - rooms full of the most beautiful glassware: chandeliers, mirrors, glasses, etc. and he gave us a fascinating insight into their history, production, etc. Yes, he did try to sell us glasses and figurines for thousands of pounds but, as we had no intention of buying anything and definitely not at those prices anyway, it was not a problem. Some people may have felt intimidated or pressurised. On the last evening of our stay we booked a meal in the restaurant. Again, we knew it was was going to be expensive and, yes, it was - very! But to sit and watch the sun set and the colours of the buildings take on an orange glow and the sun glisten on the water, with the occasional toll of bells from the bell towers was worth every penny. The meal was beautifully presented and most enjoyable - we had the Earth Tasting Menu. There was no rush and as usual the waiting staff were excellent. The only dissapointment I have is that we had told them it was our Ruby wedding anniversary when we booked the table and, as we left the restaurant, my husband casually mentioned it again in conversation and the waitress said, had they known, they would have sang to us, etc. Fortunately, we had been to a gorgeous restaurant in England (Hambleton Hall, Rutland) on our actual anniversary and they had made it special for us (our name and anniversary details on the menu, a plate of petits fours with "happy anniversary" piped in chocolate) so this was not such an issue but it would have been nice. Another complaint - the main one - was that our transfer was at 7.30 am on the morning we left so we were unable to have breakfast, despite having booked it when we booked the holiday, as breakfast wasn't served until 7 am. We mentioned this to staff on several occasions but no solution was proffered. I had hoped we would be able to get to the restaurant before 7 so that we were there when it opened and have a a quick, cold breakfast instead of cooked and fruit juices instead of hot drinks but on the actual morning we thought we would be pushing it and may miss our transfer. In hindsight we should have requested room service but again I do not know if that would have been possible at that time. I think they should have, at least, offered us a "packed breakfast'. Due to the chaos and queues when we arrived at the airport, that would have been a perfect solution as we had no time to buy anything to eat, let alone a coffee, so the next time we had the chance of food was nearly lunch time on the plane. To sum up, I cannot explain what an amazing holiday this was or what made it - was it the beautiful Danieli' Venice, so full of beautiful architecture, such history' The fact that for years I have wanted to go to both' Whatever's it was, while I was there, I could not get over the stunning beauty of it all and there were so many moments of feeling overwhelmed and awe-inspired to be in such a beautiful part of the world. Would highly recommend.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM