Charming House DD724 offers an unusual vibe for Venice: a moody, ultra-contemporary space chock-full of Italian furniture and with modern art on the walls. With only six rooms, the setting is intimate, and the location is ideal for modern art lovers, right next door to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and close to Punta della Dogana.
YOU SHOULD KNOW If you’re here for over-the-top Venetian décor, you’ve chosen the wrong place.
Guests rooms are done up in greys, browns, and beiges, with wood floors and pops of colors in the pillows and modern artwork. Italian designers created the sleek lamps, coffee tables, rugs, and other furniture, and some rooms have views onto a canal or the Peggy Guggenheim Collection garden. Complimentary bottles of Prosecco in the room are a nice touch.
For extra comfort, you can request memory foam pillows for the bed.
Neutral-colored tiled bathrooms have rain showers. One of the suites has double sinks and one has a bathtub.
There’s really no lobby, but there is a small lounge with a long black couch, pillows, and a TV where guests can relax.
The Accademia vaporetto stop is only a 4-minute walk from the hotel, or you can walk across the nearby Pont dell’Accademia (Accademia Bridge) to San Marco (about a 20-minute walk to Piazza San Marco).
Charming La Bitta (8-minute walk) serves market-inspired cuisine including pasta and meat (no fish)—and don’t miss the panna cotta for dessert. Osteria alla Bifora (13-minute walk) features large platters of meats, cheeses, salads, and more in lively Campo Santa Margherita.
Lively wine shop/bar Cantine del Vino già Schiavi (5-minute walk) has no seating, but serves up inexpensive wines with interesting small bites. Osteria al Squero (6-minute walk) is a casual bacaro (wine bar) with tasty cicchetti (bar snacks)—especially the panini and cheeses—with a fine selection of wine by the glass.
WHY WE LIKE IT
We’re modern art aficionados, so the combo of contemporary hotel with easy access to Venice’s top modern art spaces is too good to pass up.