Ca' Pisani

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Address: Dorsoduro 979A, Rio Terà Foscarini, Venice, 30123, Italy

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.5

Art Deco design perfectly located for full immersion in art, both Renaissance and contemporary.

When ‘hotel’ in Venice meant photocopy brocade-and-Murano-chandeliers, Ca’ Pisani broke the mold, going for a stylish Art Deco look. The city has a host of design boutique hotels now, but ten years after its inauguration, I still find this ground-breaker to be a real charmer.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
4
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

Right behind the Accademia gallery, and a short walk from the Peggy Guggenheim and Punta della Dogana modern and contemporary art collections, Ca’ Pisani is a bridge- and step-free few metres from the Accademia vaporetto stop. Cross the Accademia bridge, and it’s 15 minutes on foot to St Mark’s.

Bedrooms

Mezzanine rooms can feel a little oppressive but this is definitely the only negative point among the 29 accommodation options at Ca’ Pisani. Each room is individually designed, with some lovely furniture – authentic and reproduction – from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. I love the nice touch of doors with inlaid wood motifs inspired by Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero. Rooms are large by Venetian standards, as are the marble-clad bathrooms. Up under the eaves, romantic room 30 has a wonderful view across Venice’s rooftops.

Public areas

With furniture inspired by – among others – Charles Rennie Macintosh and a real Art Deco feel seamlessly inserted into a 16th-century palazzo setting, Ca’ Pisani is certainly striking. The solarium on the roof is a dramatic spot for watching the sun set over La Serenissima.

Eating and drinking

The hotel’s owners, the Serandrei family, are constantly seeking to upgrade what already ranks as an extremely generous buffet breakfast by Venetian standards. Newest additions to the spread will be an orange squeezer and juicer to allow guests to concoct the perfect morning drink. Ca’ Pisani’s La Rivista restaurant serves Venetian staples with a twist; its pavement tables are a great spot for people-watching.

Leisure facilities

There’s a Turkish bath to relax in after a long day’s sight-seeing, and guests have free access to a gym just along the road.

Service

Professional and attentive.

Who stays there

Lovers of both Renaissance and more modern art are perfectly located here, with the Accademia, Peggy Guggenheim and Punta della Dogana collections close at hand. Honeymooners are particularly well treated, and anyone seeking something more stylish than the classic Venetian hotel feels quite at home.

Price advice

Mid-week in May I was offered a standard double for well below the official rate.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Honeymooners
  • Singles
  • Romance
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Professionally run establishment where guests’ comfort and enjoyment are paramount
  • The electronic wizardry might annoy some people (I took forever to work out the light switches)
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