Venice - Metropole & dei Dogi ?

May 14th, 2003, 07:14 AM
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Venice - Metropole & dei Dogi ?

My husband and I will be going to Venice in October. I've been to the city several times, and for once would like to splurge on a hotel. I've read all of the recommendations on this site and have narrowed it down to Hotel Metropole & Hotel dei Dogi. I am looking for a hotel with a lot of old world character - I mean I want to feel like I'm stepping back in time! Location is not a concern (Dogi), since we like to walk, but I am concerned that Metropole might be too loud at night.

Does anyone have any advice for me? Thanks!
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May 14th, 2003, 07:22 AM
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Have you read ALL the reviews of Dei Doge in rants & raves here? It is really removed although they evidently offer a free boat shuttle to a more central location. I can't comment on noise at the Metropole but between the 2, I'd pick the Metropole. Have you looked at the Palazzo Sant Angelo ( or Europa Regina?
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May 14th, 2003, 07:31 AM
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We stayed at the Metropole in Dec. '01. Had a garden view. I am a light sleeper, and I had no noise problems there. Our room was beautiful!!! It was nice to get an American breakfast. Heated floor in bathroom was really nice!
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May 14th, 2003, 08:20 AM
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mclaurie - I realize how far dei Doge is, but that's not really a concern for me. I've been to Venice so many times that I don't feel the need to stay in the thick of things. Just walking around the beautiful city is enough for me these days. Looked at Europa Regina - they're out of my price range. Thanks for the tip on Sant Angelo. Will definitely consider them.
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May 14th, 2003, 08:32 AM
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I stayed at the Metropole in early March 2001 and loved it it was 175 a night and we had a view of a side canal. The room was a little noisy at night with the window open but it wasn't terribly bad and I'm a light sleeper.
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May 14th, 2003, 02:12 PM
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I like the Metropole very much and have stayed there the last 3 times to Venice. We've always been on the front but noise is not a problem as it's on the lagoon and sound just seems to dissipates.

They are booked-up for my dates this coming September so I am going to the Antico Doge...I went by to check it out for some friends (who subsequently LOVED it) last fall and it is overflowing with old world charm!

They have a web site with pretty good photos. We've booked the Doge's suite for 315 euro/night--the best rooms in the hotel for less that the 395 we paid last year at Metropole. You might want to look into it, nice location too.
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May 14th, 2003, 03:06 PM
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I stayed at the Antico Doge in March and it would seem to fit what you're looking for. It's a renovated 15th century building in a very good location. They have a web site that you can review.
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May 15th, 2003, 05:28 AM
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Thanks to everyone for your responses! I ended up going with Antico Doge. Looks beautiful, and a good value. I'll have to check out the Metropole next time
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May 15th, 2003, 07:11 AM
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famsd, There is a wonderful little bar inside the hotel, off the lobby, that you might want to stop into for either a coctail or a you a good feel for the charming (I think) eccentricity of the Metropole.

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