Traditional Venetian style mixes with contemporary design: the clean white-marble entrance leading up to the luminous piano nobile (main floor) of the 15th-century palace gracefully contrasts with the opulent Murano chandeliers and rich wall brocades. Some rooms have canal views, bathrooms are large and modern, and a rich breakfast is served in a bright salon that overlooks a wide canal. The location, just off the Grand Canal near the Ca' d'Oro and a variety of good restaurants, is another plus. Confirm the type of room (suite or standard, with or without a view) and its location (in the annex or the main hotel) when booking.
Aug 16, 2009
This hotel was great, we had never been to Italy and did not know what to expect from hotels in this region. The Room was well appointed and modern. The staff was friendly and helpful. All major sites were within easy walking distance, I would highly recommend yhis hotel to anyone who wants a great place to stay to ensure a great visit to Venice.
May 5, 2007
Ca'Gottardi mixes contemporary with old Venice, in a very useful location. It only has a few rooms and your room will be small (as all in Venice are), with an ultramodern but tight bathroom. Elegant style on very small scale. One or the other owner is usually at the desk, very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is served in the "lobby" (obviously once a salon of some sort), with lovely windows over the canal. No elevator to first floor, but they'll
help you with bags. Located a decent distance from the San Marco touristic gridlock, but convenient to the Ca d'Oro vaporetto stop, along a sort of main-drag with shops and restaurants -- but quiet at night. The canal it's next to is one that cuts across from Grand Canal to the main lagoon, so if you want a water taxi to/from the airport, it's a straight shot. Highly recommend it.