In a prestigious historical position on the Riva degli Schiavoni, Hotel Danieli dominates the Venetian lagoon, offering spectacular views of the Grand Canal and the islands. The hotel also overlooks the Doge’s Palace and is just a few steps from the Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Square. The three buildings that make up the structure date back to the fourteenth, seventeenth and nineteenth centuries respectively: the Palazzo Dandolo, in Venetian Gothic style, the ancient residence of the Dandolo family, the Palazzo Casa Nuova, former headquarters of the treasury, and the Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, which houses rooms with balconies overlooking the lagoon on the higher floors. The three palaces house a rich collection of works of art and precious antiques that bear witness to the history of the city and that are mixed with various modern comforts, to meet the needs of the most demanding travelers from all over the world. Not to be missed at Danieli is the Terrazza Danieli Restaurant and its gastronomic concept: a magical journey of the senses that traces the oriental influences of the spice traders and mixes them with ingredients from the lagoon.
Consisting of three buildings, Hotel Danieli has 204 rooms and suites, many of which overlook the Venice lagoon. Guests are welcomed by elegant and beautifully decorated rooms with materials typical of the rich cultural heritage of Venice. Modern comforts such as plush The Luxury Collection beds, free high-speed Internet access and LCD flat screen televisions blend in with the grand traditional décor. Well-stocked refreshment point offers snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, wines and spirits for a fee. A customized line of bathroom accessories designed exclusively for the Hotel Danieli by Laura Tonatto is present in the bathrooms of each of the rooms, while the bathrooms in the suites are equipped with Acqua di Parma toiletries.
Restaurant Terrazza Danieli
Whether you wish to enjoy a formal dinner at the Terrazza Danieli restaurant, sip an alfresco drink at the Terrazza Danieli bar or savor the pleasant rite of afternoon tea in the gothic splendor of the Dandolo Bar, Hotel Danieli’s dining options are as unique as the city. surrounds them. Ranging from formal to informal, from open to covered, all the bars and rooms overlook the characteristic combination of history, artistic beauty and worldly sophistication of Venice. Located on the top floor of Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, the Danieli Terrace Restaurant offers guests an enviable view of the “Serenissima”. The sophisticated menu celebrates the historical role of Venice as a crossroads between East and West.
The six districts of the city (sestieri) are easily explored on foot or by vaporetto. Guests of the Danieli Hotel can enjoy privileged access to the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop. Also, within walking distance, St. Mark’s Square will allure you with its thousand attractions, such as the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and Byzantine mosaics, the tower of the square and its views of Venice, as well as the romantic Bridge of Sighs. The Piombi prison, where Casanova was imprisoned in 1755, is a delight for history lovers. The visit would not be complete without a vaporetto tour along the Grand Canal. Stop along the way to discover local delights, such as the hectic Rialto fruit, vegetable and fish market. These fishmongers and herbalists supply seasonal products and fresh fish to the best restaurants in Venice, but also to the inhabitants of the area. For food lovers, the “bacari” (typical Venetian wine bars) serve regional wines along with the famous “cicheti” or aperitifs: a splendid way to start the evening. Every year in July, the Festa del Redentore takes place right in front of the hotel on the waters of the pier in Piazza San Marco, culminating in a splendid fireworks display. Enjoy the incomparable view of the party from the terrace of the Terrazza Danieli restaurant.