An elegant 17th century monastery set within a luxuriant garden and hosting an exclusive restaurant with a patio overlooking the Grand Canal
Located in an elegant Seventeenth-century palazzo in the Cannaregio district, one of Venice’s most authentic areas far removed from the hustle and bustle of tourists, the Grand Hotel Dei Dogi is an opulent and tranquil favourite. Situated just minutes from the Grand Canal, it conceals a magnificent 2,000 square-metre garden, a green oasis of peace featuring grottoes, fountains and paths. Before becoming the seat of the 5-star Grand Hotel Dei Dogi, the property housed a monastery, and, later the embassies of France and the House of Savoy. Its lounges, bars and restaurants are beautifully decorated with original period furnishings, brocades, polychrome marbles, stuccoes and light fittings crafted by Murano glassmakers. Additional highlights include paintings by contemporary artists whom the Grand Hotel Dei Dogi promotes with the ‘For Art in Venice’ project. Its 66 rooms and suites, imbued with an air of stylish Venetian opulence, are furnished with antique furniture, oriental carpets and exquisite light fittings, and all come with lagoon or garden vistas. Aptly named Giardino Segreto or Secret Garden, the hotel’s restaurant pays tribute to Italian gastronomy and excellence with themed show cooking islands designed to offer guests a unique gastronomic experience engaging all five senses. During warmer weather, a quintessentially Venetian outdoor area, set within green surroundings, offers guests a fabulous ‘al fresco’ dining option. Last but not least, the hotel’s luxury Spa offers rejuvenating massages and treatments for a total remise en forme.
Address: Fondamenta Madonna dell’Orto, 3500
(Calle Larga Piave)
Water boat: Vaporetto lines 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2 (Chisea della Madonna dell’Orto)
Phone: +39 041 220 8111
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room