A classy, elegant, luxury boutique hotel, the Donà Palace is a four star property overlooking the Rio at the Doge’s Palace with its famous Bridge of Sighs, just a few steps from Europe’s largest drawing room, Saint Mark’s Square. The Hotel Donà Palace’s exclusive setting in the historic heart of Venice is favoured for its priviledged position. Though close to so many important Venetian landmarks, the hotel’s luxurious lodgings and accommodation have a refreshingly intimate quiet ambience, blending perfectly with the reflecting warmth of Venetian gothic design.
Once the residence of the Doge Donà, this 14th century palazzo, underwent a three year period of extensive restoration when the Hotel Donà Palace reopened in 2004. The facade conserves the original inset windows with their filigree arches known as “quadrifore”. The splendour of the marbles and woodwork were left untouched to preserve the charm and the characteristic arhitectonic details. The result is a beauty, purely Venetian, which can be glimpsed in many of the older builidng on the city’s canals. Here for centruies prominent Venetian families manifested their wealth with lavish ornate palazzi. From the heart of the city’s historic district to the pulse of the best shopping paradise, the Hotel Donà Palace is captivating and exceeds expectations.