Ca' Maria Adele
Dorsoduro 111, Rio terà dei Catecumeni, Venice, Italy, 30123
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Art, Escaping the crowds, History, Romance, Sightseeing
Best for Romance - Expert review of Ca' Maria Adele
I find it difficult not to be bowled over by the deliciously decadent charm of this boutique 12-roomer beside the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. From the moment you step out of your taxi at the hotel’s own water entrance (or even if you have to haul your bags the few metres from the Salute vaporetto stop) the quiet attentiveness of the staff is the perfect preface to rooms which are either exotically themed or luxuriously ‘simple’.
In a quiet corner of the southern Dorsoduro area, Ca’ Maria Adele is perfectly located for visiting the Peggy Guggenheim collection, the Punta della Dogana and the Accademia gallery. It’s one stop on the vaporetto, a traghetto ride, or a half-hour walk to St Mark’s. There’s a private water entrance if you’re arriving by water taxi.
Two suites - one with a gorgeous terrace - five themed rooms and five deluxe rooms make up the accommodation options in this opulent boutique. I love the dark-blue arabesqued Moor’s room with its little balcony overlooking a quiet canal, and the red-velvet-and-gilt Doge’s room with its magnificent Murano glass chandelier. The unthemed deluxe rooms are done out in restful sandy-cream coloured brocades. All rooms are equally quiet: this isn’t a heavily trafficked area at all.
The fur-lined lounge with its black marble fireplace by reception is deliciously decadent, the Moroccan-inspired roof terrace is sheer magic. Note that the hotel has no lift and there are steps to climb.
The 1950s-style breakfast room (if you choose to eat there - the staff will happily serve breakfast wherever you like) has a view over the Salute. There’s a wonderful à la carte breakfast menu. During the rest of the day, drinks and snacks can be ordered.
Attentive, discreet and helpful: the Campa brothers and their staff will make you feel at home without encroaching on your personal space.
Honeymooners and couples on romantic breaks love this place.
Any room in this lovely boutique feels rather special, so whether you’re going for an unthemed deluxe double or the plushest of suites, you’ll never feel short-changed - and a free minibar helps too. That said, rates here are on the high side.
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- Dorsoduro 111, Rio terà dei Catecumeni, Venice, Italy, 30123
- High-Speed Internet, Room Service