The Hotel Danieli is the place to stay in Venice, a gorgeous, iconic location from which to explore this most beautiful of cities.
I first stayed at the Hotel Danieli some months ago when my husband took my sister-in-law, her husband and I on an amazing trip to Venice. The trip was in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary, and my in-laws’ 30th.
Situated on the banks of the Venetian Lagoon, The Hotel Danieli has been welcoming visitors for nearly 200 years. Comprised of three palaces dating from the 14th, 17th and 19th centuries, from the moment you enter the Danieli, you know you are somewhere very special indeed. There is even an entrance right on the canal, so you can step directly from your water taxi into the hotel. It’s a feeling like no other, stepping directly from a launch into a vestibule off the hotel lobby!
The hotel staff are warm, welcoming and helpful. The lady who served us enjoyed telling us the history of The Hotel Danieli as she showed us to our room. There was something lovely around every corner and lots of breathtaking works of art.
Rooms at the Hotel Danieli
The decoration of the rooms varies depending on which part of the hotel you are staying in, but every room I saw had its own unique charm.
Our room (above) was fitted with mahogany furniture and velvet curtains and had a useful walk in closet and en-suite bathroom. We had a small balcony (you could stand on it but not sit down) overlooking the canal.
Public Areas in the Hotel Danieli
Everywhere in the Hotel Danieli is luxurious. From reception (top left) to the hallways (top right) and even the hotel bar (bottom photographs), it’s like staying in a fabulous museum, where you are allowed to sit on all the antiques. There are little ante-rooms everywhere, full of priceless paintings and works of art, complete with elegant sofas and chair that encourage you to pause and just drink in the beauty.
The Restaurant Terrazza Danieli
The Restaurant Terrazza Danieli, on the top floor of the hotel, offers wonderful views over the Venetian Lagoon. In warm weather you can sit outside on the terrace but there are also many comfortable tables indoors. They serve a delicious breakfast, and dinner in the Restaurant Terrazza Danieli is an unforgettable experience. The service is attentive and discrete, the food outstanding.
Beautifully presented, innovative dishes featured in course after course of delicious extravagance. The desserts were just incredible. It was an unforgettable meal. My only proviso – be warned, dinner at the Terrazza Danieli is a very special treat, with a price tag to match.
Hotel Danieli – The Place To Stay in Venice
Jut steps away from St Mark’s Square, the Hotel Danieli is the perfect location from which to explore the Venice, and a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the history of this beautiful, iconic city.
I felt a tinge of regret as the doorman helped me into the water taxi that would take us back to the airport. ‘Arrivederci Signora,’ he said. Yes, indeed, until we meet again. We look forward to returning to the Hotel Danieli on our next visit to Venice.
This was a private trip and we paid all our own expenses. As always, this post contains my honest opinions.