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Hotel Albergo Doni - Venice

1 star Hotel Venice

Calle Del Vin 4656 San Zaccaria - Castel - Venice

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 80 .00
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The small family-run and smoke-free Albergo Doni enjoys an ideal location in Venice, a 3-minute walk from St. Mark's square and close to all of the city's major points of interest.

The property is housed in an ancient 18th-century palace in a Gothic-Venetian style, facing the Rio del Vin canal, where it is possible to hear the serenades from the gondolas.

The Doni family lets guests breathe the authentic air of the city and will make all visitors feel at home in the most beautiful city of the world. Wireless Internet access is complimentary, and the hotel staff is happy to assist with luggage storage.
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Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
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Facilities at Doni Hotel

  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies from 1-31 January and from 1-31 December.

Hotel Albergo Doni is also known as

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8.1

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9.2

Location

7.6

Quiet

7.7

Spacious

7.9

Service

Doni Hotel reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location of the hotel is fantastic. A two minute walk from the water bus without having to cross a bridge (bridges have steps, not good for suitcases), and five minutes or less to St. Marco Square. People at the front desk were very nice and accommodating, on our last day when we were leaving before breakfast time, they made sure we had breakfast before we left. We were also provided with maps of the city and suggestions for restaurants. Ou room was quite, clean and light with a very large bathroom. I highly recommend this hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Doni is in superb location with gracious and friendly owner/staff, cosy adequate breakfast, fascinating canal-side views and tho basic, for its rating Hotel Doni is comfortable with spotless shared facilities. Not for those wanting luxury but perfect for those preferring character, charm and convenience. We loved it!

6.2 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Wife and I traveled to Ital for a second honeymoon. hotel Doni was a great value right in the heart of Venice. Be Prepared tho. Not all of the rooms have a bath with teem! you may have to go to anohter floor for bath and shower faciliteis

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We read some negative reviews of this hotel before we booked but, having just returned, we can only say that those sad nit pickers should have bitten the bullet and booked at the Hotel Danieli, almost next door, where they might have found their perceived true habitat (albeit at well over ten times the price of the Doni). Perhaps a Holiday Inn or Travelodge- type place on the mainland might have better suited their aesthetic sensibilities. In short, we found the Doni characterful, amazing value for money and brilliantly located. It is laughingly convenient for San Marco and the Doge's Palace so you can do all that early in the morning before the crowds arrive. The shortest walk there even takes you past the back of the Bridge of Sighs. The hotel sits alongside a little canal, only 2 mins with your luggage from the San Zaccaria (Alilaguna Line) boat stop from Marco Polo. Nico and Bartolemo were friendly and helpful and even swapped our room for an apartment with a canal view (right across to San Georgio Maggiore!) when they realised we thought we had booked a waterview room and we hadn't. We can't comment on the breakfast but know that it is pretty much a non event in Italy anyway, - leaving room for all those meal courses later. If you want bacon and eggs, perhaps stay in England! If you want a Venetian experience the Doni is great. We have already recommend it to friends.

4.6 Ordinary
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Staff was excellent. Very friendly. The breakfast was not adequate in variety or quality. The room was moldy. The bed pillows were not even real bed pillows. They seemed more like old sofa cushions. Carpet and furniture in public areas very dirt. No WiFi in room,

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The location of this hotel is AMAZING! Very easy to find (which is a normally a challenge in Venice) and steps away from everything. The single room I had was small but very clean, comfy bed and warm duvet. The shared bathroom was also very clean and not nearly as inconvenient as I thought it would be. The staff are welcoming and helpful (even carrying my heavy bag up and down the two flights of stairs). Breakfast is nominal but ok and overall it feels like a family run place. Small towels and no hair dryer or soap (lent me a hair dryer when I asked though).

6.8 Fair
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

beds are hard and pillows too...had to ask for a pillow to be able to sleep.. staff nice enough, breakfast sufficient but fairly basic. I guess it was OK for the money....

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Staying in central Venice is quite expensive, so to get this hotel close to Basilica San Marco at its price was suprising. We stayed there for a long weekend (late April) and found the hotel staff very warm and friendly. Its a basic hotel, with shared limited bathrooms/toilets but for the price it was well worth it. We never had problems using those facitlities. We had a wonderful time and would return to this hotel without a second thought.

1.0
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Arab Emirates

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.The shower had mold around it. There was a sewage smell in the halls; the dining room was freezing until I asked the desk clerk to turn heat on the first day. The 'breakfast' was horrible cold white tiny toast, sweets, milk and cold cereal. The coffee was un-drinkably horrible. Until another person insisted on hot milk for our tea, we were told there wasn't any.

5.3 Ordinary
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

breakfast very poor

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Quite and very well placed but a little cold

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

Not a luxury hotel but good value for small money. Stayed 5 nights. Very friendly and competent staff. Excellent location very near to main vaporetto stop next to St. Marco Sq. on a small canal 50 m from the crowds. Waste selection of different restaurants round the corner.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Accommodating and convenient for arriving in town late. Good price.

3.1
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

this place is completely run down and urgently needs refurbishment

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

This is by far the best deal in the San Marcos area. It is so convenient to get to from the vaporetto, take the 5.1 from the main bus/train station. You will find your hotel in under 2 minutes, and for Venice, that is something. Heard stories of people struggling to find there hotels. The canal view is perfect for watching Gondola's go by. Your 2 minutes from San Marcos Square. For Venice, and the surrounding prices, this place can't be beat. Location, location, location.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

I stayed there for 5 nights and I was a single traveler. It was a very positive experience...the family who run the hotel is very friendly and helpful. There is a very kind and helpful man who works most nights and you can come in as late as you need to. The hotel is really beautiful and in the day the gondolas are always going by the windows. The shower and bathrooms were really decent and it's sort of like staying in a big old house rather than a hotel. Breakfast is meager but enough to get you going. The location is great because you can always stop in and out of your room throughout the day as you are visiting different attractions, since everything is in the neighbourhood.

1.8
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Its a really awfull hotel. It can be possible that a hotel in Venice has not air conditioning, it was a hell. The breakfast is extremely poor and the cleanliness is not good.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Location location location: GREAT! One canal from San Marco, in front of a gondola 'fondamenta'. You can beat it. The hotel is unpretentious, very small. My room (number 7) looked at an interior patio, very quiet. Only problem is that there are only two showers for the whole hotel. Hotel staff very helpful. Breakfast fine for the money. All of these are small gripes compared to being 5 minutes (literally) away from San Marco. I got uo very early, went to San Marco, took great pictures with nobody on them, and then return to the hotel to have breakfast, a shower (this was during a heat wave!) and a little rest. Being able to do this compensates all the potential problems! Highly recommended!!

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

like beach towel available

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Can't believe how lucky I was to have chosen this hotel! Located just 2 minutes walk from the lagoon, 5 minutes to St Mark's Square, gondalas going right by the hotel entrance and restaurants just 1 minute walk away. All this and still so quiet in the hotel. The hotel is rustic and quaint, spotlessly clean, with very welcoming and helpful staff. I will return!

3.2
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

The only good thing about the hotel is it's location. It definetly needs to refresh the interiors and clean matresses.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Bulgaria

This hotel is great. Very close to Piazza San Marco, bus station, Rialto Bridge, Clock Tower, many attractions (5 min walk). The staff was very helpful. I recommend this hotel to everyone. Very pleasant stay with perfect view of the canal and gondolas.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Come here for the full Venice experience. The first floor dates from the 15th century.Picture yourself overlooking a small canal with neverending gondolas from your 2nd floor room. A bit noisy in the morning as the gondoliers (canotieri)are parked outside washing down their gondolas, but who cares! Room #3 is quaint with old Italian furnishings (a bidet & sink in one corner.) Shared bathroom (always empty.) a ceiling fan. We loved our room!so romantic! The breakfast is good by Italian standards.Did I say it was next door to Piazza San Marco? Just the next bridge over from the Bridge of Sighs. We will return again.

7.8 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Cheapest hotel we could find in Venezia. Not super clean, but comfortable enough for a couple of days. Breakfast was among the worst we had in the month we stayed in Italy. Shared bathroom was clean. Good location: at a 5 minutes walk from Piazza San Marco. Our door didn't close well. As a result, we could here the floors cracking and people talking in the corridor.

7.8 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Nice small hotel with a GREAT location right at St. Mark's Square that you couldn't beat. But if I had to do Venice over again I might have paid an extra 20-30 euro a night to get just a little bit more services and maybe a tv in the room.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

It really is only a few steps from San Marco Square(the heart of Venice) so its within walking distance of most of the best sites in Venice. If your not keen on forking out good money for a water taxi get a map from the tourist info and try walking. It only took my wife and I 40 minutes. Great hotel, even better location. I'll be coming back for sure

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I was afraid being near Piazza San Marco would put me too close to the dense tourist offerings, but the surroundings are a little less dense and still offer many places to eat and interesting shops. Local neighborhoods are close by. Towards the arsenal is a quiet residential area. Campo Santa Maria Formosa is a nice place to have a 5:00 apertif, and Ruga Giuffa is an interesting street. The Acqua Alta bookshop is near S.M. Formosa - they have the Euro Cart map of the Venetian Lagoon. Finally, you can get to Doni from the San Zaccharia vaparetto stop without going up or down any stairs on bridges!

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

It was all as described on the hotels homepage and as rated by other guests. I would definitely go there again! Possibly with a bathroom en suite next time. The breakfast was poor- but this is Italy. You can get the perfect Espresso right around the corner for 90 cent! That's 'al banco' of course...

7.5 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Be aware that bathroom is to share with other persons. No soap provided and very tiny and thin towels. Noisy early in the morning with the motors of boats and machines. No shutters at the windows - only an old curtain.Don't be late for breakfast if you want to have bread. Excellent situation of the hotel so near everything, especially the vaporetto to go to the airport and to go along the main canal.Very kind and helpfull family owner.

7.2 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

good hotel but old..

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Given the expense of Venetian Hotels, I was very pleased to find a clean, homely, family run Hotel at an affordable price. This is a traditional Hotel without TV or internet point in the room, just basic comforts. It is in a very old Venetian Gothic building and has character and a slight patina, which adds to the experience of Venice. I had a single room with a shared bathroom and it was very quiet and comfortable. The Hotel is graded as one star (which seems under valued to me) and was just what I wanted at a price I could afford. Please Note there is no lift and the stairs are steep.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

The Hotel Doni represents extremely good value. This family-run hotel was very warm and welcoming. I would definitely stay again if I return to Venice in the future.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Excellent location, nice staff. The hotel isn't super luxury, but pleasant.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Hotel Doni is in the heart of the City, in a quiet, cozy and beautiful side canal. If you don't mind about having luxury facilities within the hotel (while still having all you need for a good hospitality), you'll enjoy this place and the beautiful surroundings! The building dates back to 1700, which adds a bit of further fascination to your whole staying.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Staff was really friendly and the room was clean and comfortable. Would stay again.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

Cheap family-run hotel with a very nice atmosphere in a brilliant location. Cleaning ist ok, but not better. Only 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets (as far as we could see) for all the rooms, but it is not a problem, we never had to wait and they were always clean enough.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Had more luggage than advised for Venice, but hotel was very convenient to boat stop. Gondolas right outside our window, extremely close to Doge's palace and Grand Canal, easy to walk everywhere. Would use this hotel again.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Very clean, nice, and covenient hotel. It is a very interestintg SXVII building, with antique furnishing that makes it very "venetian". Bathrooms are very good and clean. People at the reception are great, kind and helpful. Breakfast is OK. Excellent location, though not exactly at Piazza San Zaccaría. No air conditioning or internet (internet is very expnsive in Venice). The only problem is that it's very noisy in the mornings, because it's on a very busy street/canal. Maybe the great numbers of gondolieri in the afternoon, passing one after another and singing, can compensate for that. Highly recommendable if you don't want to spend too much money.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Excellent position, right behind San Marco and very close to San Zaccaria/San Marco imbarcadero, the hotel is charming and the room was very clean. The general service is very basic (no extra towels, no soap, no air conditioning in the room) but I enjoyed my stay nonetheless.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Traditional Venetian hotel with character. The best thing about this hotel has to be the location, just a few minutes walk to St Marks Square.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Great welcoming, location, ratio price/quality... The commun shower's clean. I'd recommand it to everybody!

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hungary

I found the hotel comfortable and welcoming, and surprisingly cheap compared to where it is, just three minutes from Piazza San Marco. The room (a single) was small, but comfortable enough. The staff were helpful and very friendly. It may be a problem for senior travellers that there is no elevator, and the stairs are relatively steep - but one of the other guests was a gentleman who walked with a stick, who had already stayed at the hotel several times.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Perfectly located near Piazza San Marco and yet off the main thoroughfares. Management was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Breakfast was very nice, especially the fresh bread rolls. We had a room with shared bathroom and shower, which was no problem at all. Outside of our window was one of the main canals used for gondola trips, some gondolieri even entertained us with their "O sole mio"...

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

excellent place to stay everything is close

3.8
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Very close to San Marco, nice little street and canal. The hotel is very simple and old style (No toilets or shower in the room, no TV) bathroom on the otherfloor. BUT very nice people and rather good value for money.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

breakfast could have had better coffee, but, otherwise, very nice hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Very nice hotel, staff always kind and helpful, rooms and shared facilities always clean. If you don't want to spend too much money for your accomodation and enjoy the atmosphere of an old building (with all its pros and cons), then Hotel Doni will be a perfect choice. As for me, I felt at home right from the start and sure will stay there again next time I come to Venice.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

It was rather cold and humid inside the room because of cold weather (10-12 C in october)

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Room No. 6 quite modest, with bathrooom, heather did not work, but they probably did not stars a heathing season. Venice is so expensive, so 65 euro (for single) is very competitive price. I recommend room 8 (double) much much spacious. Location excellent!

5.4 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Venice is expensive, so that is the first thing to remember. The hotel is old and shows its age (all 100 plus years). The single room is very small with sink and very loud hot water heater (sounded like a tea kettle half the time). The toilet was one floor down as was the shower, but never had to wait. Floors were not carpeted, so cleaner, but you heard every sound of the others staying there. Very nice staff and OK breakfast. Great location and close to all the sites.

7.3 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Room very very small, coffee very bad, but little quite hotel, bath really clean and kindness of employees

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Kazakhstan

The hotel is located close to attractions but a bit far from Rialto Bridge. It was not easy to find this hotel. The hotel is small but cosy. There is no lift there which is not good enough. But the hotel reception staff helped me with my luggage. The room was on the last top floor. Not noisy. Windows faced a romantic canal and I felt like in fairy-tale. The shared shower on the other floor was ok. The staff was helpful and friendly, especially the night reception staff. I got some tips as to sightseeing, boat transportation, etc. The only thing is that I needed pressing service which they did not have. Anyway it was a pleasant and nice accommodation.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

L'hôtel Doni est tout à fait charmant, calme et très bien situé. Ma chambre était petite mais suffisante pour une personne seule et je n'y passais pas la journée ! Literie impeccable. Sanitaires communs très propres. Surtout, accueil sympathique et serviable, à toute heure — et francophone le matin. Deux bémols : pas d'accès internet, et peut-être le petit déjeuner pourrait-il être plus varié ? Néanmoins, rapport qualité/prix fort correct, une adresse que je recommande.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Slovenia

I spend with my 15 years old daughter 2 nights at Toni. We had great time. Good location if you visit Venice Biennale. Quiet place but few steps away you are in the middle of the tourist jam. Nice hotel stuff. It is not the cheapest place but Venice is unreasonably expensive.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great location. Clean and updated bathroom. Room was very spacious. Lighting was dim and could use a paint job. Overall was fine. Clean, quiet and nice bathroom. Other thoughts: We did find a lot nicer place in Florence for 30 E less a night.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

It is a pretty small hotel in a very centre of Venice, just 3 min.of walk to San Marco and a watertram station. Very friendly and helpful Englishspeaking personal! A shared bathroom and a toilet which are on the same flore with your room, but it is not a problem. There are a wash-stand and a urinal in every room. The breakfast is simple, but sufficient. The rooms are spacious enough with a rather big bed. I could recommend this hotel,it's a nice place at a reasonable price!

7.9 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

Single room was very small, but very good location of hotel and price was quite good. Staff very friendly and helpful.

7.3 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Poland

very nice hotel, just in the center, perfect place, poor breakfast

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We enjoyed a wonderful 4 days at the Hotel Doni. The property is a family run, 17th century place! The room was very spacious and clean, the location is right in the center of San Zaccharia and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We will certainly come back for our next trip to Venice!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

I enjoyed my stay very much. It was really nice to be greeted by name. At all times the staff were friendly and helpful. Unbeatable location, especially for single woman. I did not have to go far to the concert at night. Decent enough rooms and bathrooms.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Centrally located in San Marco Square(great location). Great hotel for the money. Staff very friendly and helpful. I would recommend anyone to stay at this hotel.

6.8 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Best thing about the Doni is the location. So convenient to St. Marks, but on a pretty quiet canal with gondolas floating by. Our first night we were in a small room on the second floor, shared bath in the hall (as we had booked). The room was tiny and totally outdated, but kind of charming in slightly ratty way. However the room looked out onto a property next door which was undergoing really major renovations (loud dusty, totally unpicturesque).We politely requested a room change and were told a new room would be available the next morning. As promised we were upgraded to a much larger room on the top floor with private bath and two windows looking out onto a typical little courtyard. No extra charge! Remember it pays to ask. This room was great, everything you could want in a one star. Granted it hadn't been redecorated since the 50s, but that just added to the charm. Clean over all, wood floors were gleaming though the bathroom was musty smelling as to be expected in such a damp climate. Skipped the breakfast as I always do in such places... Much better to get fresh espresso and pastry in a bar for a few euro. Staff was nice, only disappointment was when we asked the young girl at the desk to recommend a non touristy seafood restaurant. Following her advice landed us at generic looking spot which though it was off the beaten track, had a huge sign advertising tourist menu and a very high service charge and few seafood options. Desk agent gave us a hotel biz card to pass to our waiter, so probably the hotel gets a kick back for all diners sent their way. We dined elsewhere-- highly recommend Osteria Ca d'oro alla vedova. Overall like the Doni-- but try to get one of the larger upper level rooms with private bath.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

El desayuno es escaso y el café de baja calidad.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

We stayed for 3 nights here. We were very pleased with the accommodation (small, but nice and clean). And very close to St. Marco Square. We'll recommend it to whoever wants to visit Venice

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

we stayed in a charming little chamber in an old house with a little kitchen in the room near the Hotel Doni. For us it was very nice and the breakfast was simple but very good (mmh, Mortadella...). And of course everybody was nice!

7.6 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Charmant petit hotel très bien situé, à 2 pas de la place St Marc, chambre un peu vieillote mais finalement c'est un peu ce que l'on vient chercher dans ce type d'hotel. Acceuil très sympathique de plus en francais. Petit bémol, le petit déjeuner sans grand choix.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Hôtel très sympa pour un WE prolongé Tout s'est très bien passé

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We liked the big breakfasts, the great location and the staff friendliness and helpfulness. Arriving late was no problem and we were made to feel very welcome. I would recommend the Doni to all first time visitors to Venice.

7.9 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Czech Republic

We stayed at the annex bulding of Hotel Doni, very close to the hotel. It was nice, large apartment, without cleaning services...but this was no problem and we enjoyed our stay very much.

4.9 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Hi we were staying in venice for two nights the locatiopn of the hotel was ideal very close to main square. Although our actual room was in a seperate annexe down the road from the m ain hotel. We felt a little isolated in this sense, the room was standard a little dull, but had kitchen facilities and seperate bathroom which was clean and shower worked well apart from the cubicle was just enough space to stand in. We had a few problems on our first night with ouir radiator blowing up, but the staff were helpful and took it upon themselves to reduce the rate of our room for the inconvenience that was caused. I didnt think much of teh breakfast and personally would have gone without and got the room cheaper to be honest...a few bread rolls, cereal and ham/ juices and tea. On the whole it was fine but i wouldnt stay there again just as i think i would like to be staying somewhere close to staff if there was a problem again/ have a conceierge nearby.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Outstanding ! The appartment we got was hudge, quiet and with a nice view on a small canal...we could enjoy the magic atmosphere of Venice in full, sitting on the small balcony and watching the gondole passing by.....The kitchen with full facilities allows guests to do the cooking if they feel like enjoying the magic athomosphere of Venice at night with a self-made (or heaten-up) dinner Staff (multilingual) was just perfect. My only suggestion to the managment : if you could add some fruit or yoghut to the breakfast buffet, it would be great. By the way the salami served was excellent, thank You,

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We really like the hotel with its location and friendliness of the stuff. Rooms were also nice. The only thing I can complain that the breakfast was poor. But anyway for this price in Venice, it is good enough.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Lithuania

A little bit cold in hotel, but in the room it was OK, just the heater was very noisy. Toilet and bathroom was shared with others.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Staff very friendly and helpful. Ideally located near St Marc. Room were clean. But shared shower didn't work very well. Break fast included simple but very useful in Venezia where everything is out of price.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Location is excelent! Very quiet, and close to the main attractions in Venice. Staff is very helpful. Breakfast very good and the room is OK. Highly recommend!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Great location! Nice and helpful staff. We got the nice room in the front, so you can see and hear the operatic singers go by on the gondolas. Very close to St. Mark's square and short walk over to the Rialto bridge. Kind of wish we had gotten the room with the private bathroom, but the wait for the shared shower room wasn't too bad. Oh, and when you go down Calle del Vin from the water bus, make sure you take a left when you hit the courtyard (open area) where the street seems to end. You'll end up walking alongside the canal which leads you right in front of the hotel. We made a right and got lost for a bit :-). Great value for the price!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

excellent hotel with everything you could wish for at a very reasonable price

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

At the beginning my boyfriend and I were scare of what we were going to find because the prices were very good but when we arrive we were so surprised and so happy. The location is amazing! the staff of the hotel is very nice and polite, the breakfast is good, is an old hotel but very well care, the first night we didnt have courtains so we couldnt sleep but for our surprise they put it the night after, they were painting them so after that they look brand new. We had our own toilett and it was new and very clean. The only thing bad was that every time the main door open we could hear it in our window but anyways I loved our hotel, definitely i would stay again at Doni and i completely recommended.

2.8
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

It was clean and tidy. The pillows were like rocks and having to share the bathroom was horrible especially considering the price. Breakfast was from 8.30 and they would not accomodate us having to have breakfast earlier due to travel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

my window was facing the gondolier's "station" they were shouting and singing up to 2 at night :)

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Doni is located right next to a canal with gondolas passing by. We could look down and watch listen to the serenade. The map was accurate...but watch the water bus stops carefully... locations have changed from what the hotel indicated... especially upon leaving. We looked carefully and determined there had been a change and thus did not make an error. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance people are quite friendly and the ticket booths at the bus stops are great for info. Hotel Doni is quaint, old and quite nice. You share a bathroom and we had to hike up 2 narrow flights with our bags..not a big deal if you are strong and in shape, rooms are clean and neat... No A/C but we didn't need it due to the overhead fan and cool nights. Breakfast was traditional European.. Not very hardy but nice. Lots to see and do in Venice and this location is perfect. Everything is expensive but our room was moderate in price thus permitting us to do more...use the water bus and not the taxi's, gondolas are very pricey so think twice. Go to Lido it's a fun island...

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I think it depends on the season, you'll get mosquito bites at night.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Great location right near St. Mark's Sqaure, okay breakfast included, spacious room, friendly and helpful staff, quiet area.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We had a nice stay at hotel Doni and appreciate the staffs help and cooperation during and before our stay there. They put us in the canal facing room as per our request.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Portugal

Fantastic experience! The location is great (couple of minutes walk from Piazza San Marco), the staff are super helpful and accommodating, the rooms are very clean, and ours even had a view of the canal! The whole atmosphere really transports you back a few centuries, which is wonderful in a place like Venice. Even the breakfast buffet was alright... not great, but good enough for a budget hotel, and far better than the spartan dry-bread-and-jam selection you get at many other B&B's in this price range. Overall we would highly recommend this hotel! It might not be the cheapest, but you can't beat the location and the atmosphere at this price!

7.1 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

I only stayed 1 night, so the location of the hotel was important - and this was perfect: close to the Piazza and restaurants but on a quiet back street. My single room was quite stuffy, dated and WARM. :-/ Another drawback: there's only ONE shared shower. The breakfast was plenty and the staff friendly and laid back. Overall: uncomplicated and recommendable.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

emplacement idéal dans le centre de Venise,au bord d'un canal, personnel super sympa, charmant hôtel que je recommande vivement.

7.0 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Stayed at the Doni my last 3 nights in Venice. The rooms were small, but this would have to be the main complaint of my stay there. The staff was very courteous and helpful with helping me find various sites around the city. The continental breakfast was very satisfying, and the decor of the hotel was very personable. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

4.7 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

The hotel is situatet in great localization. Quite cheap as per Venice, but it's very noisy (when somebody in the roon upon mine gets up I've to get up too...). I was in Venice for 2 days, so all I needed was a place to leave my luggage and a bed too sleep. I've spend wonderfull time over there, and that's only what counts.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

Friendly and helpful staff, clean room and bathroom

6.2 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

This was an excellent location. As it was shared bathrooms they tended to get very busy and sometimes had to wait a long time for a shower at peak times.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

noise of loos at night made sleeping difficult at first. Otherwise everything was great - made to feel very welcome, room clean and spacious, service excellent. great location, excellent value for money

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

I had a room with shared bathroom and toilet, everything very clean. Very friendly and helpful staff at the family run hotel. Location just 3 minutes walk away from "Marcus Square". Breakfast was more than I actually expected from a "typical" Italian breakfast (coffee, tea, milk, fruit juice, bread, butter different types of marmalade, muesli, etc.)! I would stay at the hotel again! Thanks very much for the warm welcome and greetings to the staff!

3.0
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Hotel wasnt easy to find, you'll need a map as the street is tiny and obscured. Great location, 2 minute walk to San Marco Piazza and about 10 minutes to Rialto Bridge. Room was very old and pretty, however there is no internet access, no television and the bedding and pillows are like concrete. As the hotel is so old, it's floorboards are very creaky. If anyone walked within 15 metres of our room, the whole room would shake and rattle. It was very annoying. Staff were friendly enough I suppose, but overall the Hotel was not worth the 75 euro a night we paid for it

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hungary

It was the first time we stayed in a hotel in the centre of Venice. The hotel has a nice canal view, you can watch the gondolas passing under your window. The St Mark Square is 2 minutes' walk so you can easily reach the heart of the city as well.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The hotel was in a perfect location. Just off the grand canal and one vaporetto stop away from San Marco which is great because it's less crowded. The room was small but quiet and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Czech Republic

Hotel is simple and quiet and cheap. Room was good, bed was not too old, breakfast was "continental" (understand bread, butter, marmelade and italian nutela, juice,coffee and tee). If I want to stay 2 weeks with kids then it is probably not a good place, but for a couple who want to spend weekend in Venice it is very good place. Just shared bathroom and toilets on corridor are not very pleasant (even thought it was clean and functional). Steep stairs might cause difficulties to elderly people.

7.4 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very close to St Marks, and many vaporetta stations. Gondolas parked in the canal outside so great fun watching them being prepared for the day each morning. Loads of cheap cafes and shops nearby - all in all a good place to stay in Venice if you're on a tight budget.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Para todos los que necesiten una gran ubicación a unos pasos de la plaza de San Marcos, cuartos muy cómodos y limpios, baño completo(en el caso de requerirlo), y una excelente atención, sin lugar a dudas Doni es la mejor opción.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 13-room Albergo Doni. Business travelers will have access to desks and phones during their Castello visit.

A good night's sleep in supportive pillowtop mattresses with down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include ceiling fans.

Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Fan

How to reach Albergo Doni Hotel

By car
From the highway, follow the indications to Venezia centro and then to Piazzale Roma, where you can leave your car. Take vaporetto number 51 to S. Zaccaria stop. Get off, cross the bridge on the right-hand side and take the first street on the left, called calle del Vin.

By train
From the Santa Lucia railway station, take vaporetto number 51, get off at S. Zaccaria and follow the aforementioned indications.

By airplane
From Venezia-Marco Polo airport, take the Alilaguna fast boat to Piazza San Marco stop and proceed on foot.

Distances from Doni Hotel

Church of San Zaccaria - 0.1 km / 0 mi
San Zaccaria Waterbus - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Bridge of Sighs - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Basilica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Galleria Stampalia - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Querini Stampalia - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
National Library of St Mark's - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Doge's Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Mark's Clocktower - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St Mark's Campanile - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Procuratie Vecchie - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Mark's Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Procuratie Nuove - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piccolo Teatro Delle Melodie Veneziane - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Le Zitelle - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Albergo Doni is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.8 km / 4.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.