Ca' Maria Adele

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Address: Dorsoduro 111, Rio terà dei Catecumeni, Venice, 30123, Italy

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.5

Style meets charm in Venice in this gorgeous boutique near the Salute basilica.

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’.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Eating and drinking

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.

Service

Attentive, discreet and helpful: the Campa brothers and their staff will make you feel at home without encroaching on your personal space.

Who stays there

Honeymooners and couples on romantic breaks love this place.

Price advice

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.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Honeymooners
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Art
  • History

Pros & Cons

  • Wonderfully quiet location
  • Extravagantly stylish decor
  • A friend of mine who stayed here found the (very traditional) ‘blackamoor’ statues in the Moor’s Room (she asked to be moved) and lounge off-puttingly un-PC
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