Ca’ Pisani Hotel
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With a stay at Ca’ Pisani Hotel in Venice (Dorsoduro), you’ll be minutes from Academy Gallery and Peggy Guggenheim Museum. This 4.5-star hotel is close to St. Mark’s Basilica and Rialto Bridge.
Make yourself at home in one of the 29 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary newspapers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a steam room or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. This Art Deco hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a common area. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
How to Get There
You want to stay in Venice and you’re spoiled for choice. But where to choose. It’s a real dilemma.
St Mark’s Square? It’s as close as you can get to Downtown in a city that doesn’t really have a centre, but it’s flooded either with tourist or with the Adriatic, and increasingly often with both. It’s also impossible to find anywhere to stay or that’s worth the exorbitant prices they’ll charge you. So no.
Rialto? Almost as bad and almost as busy, though you can more easily escape the crowds if you walk into the Dorsoduro from west side of the bridge. Not really.
Santa Lucia? Well, it’s close to the station but otherwise it doesn’t have much to offer, unless you’re looking for fast food and a long long walk to anywhere interesting. ‘Fraid not.
What about the Arsenale? It’s great if you’re there for the Biennale, and the long quayside offers fine views without quite the crush of tourists you’d get a quarter mile closer to St Mark’s. But the hotels and restaurants aren’t up to much and at night it’s pretty dead. So it’s just a maybe.
After facing these dilemmas many times we opted this year to return to a hotel we last stayed at almost a decade ago. The C’a Pisani is two minutes walk from the Accademia - arguably the best classical art collection in Venice. From here you can walk across the Accademia Bridge and amble for ten minutes, then struggle for another ten to get to St Mark’s. But stay on the Dorsoduro and you can make your way easily in ten minutes to Peggy Guggenheim’s pad full of world class 20thC art then on around to Santa Maria della Salute for the finest view across the Grand Canal to the Gritti Palace - which is where you would probably be staying if you were the sort of tourist who doesn’t need to consult TripAdvisor. What’s more, from the Accademia you can usually get straight onto the first vaparetto that comes along - as they do every three or four minutes - whereas if you were staying near St Mark’s you’d spend half your day queuing to get aboard.
So the location of this hotel is good. Not perfect - not on even a tiny little canal - and with only a modest roof terrace big enough for six people, but it’s a hotel with real style, considerable comfort, very professional staff, and pretty good food. The style here is very deco, and sometimes a little over the top. But it has character, and the rooms are large, comfortable, warm, well air conditioned, and well-equipped. It’s not cheap, even by Venice standards, and our five-night stay set us back £1600, but we did choose the best room with a fine view. And by the way, the breakfasts are great, though they encourage gluttony.
I can't say enough about the Ca'Pisani. We were here for 3 nights in October with another couple - our first time in Venice. Because of the amount of our luggage, we chose to take the water taxi from the Santa Lucia train station. It was about a 3/4 block walk to the hotel from the Academia stop. We hired a tour guide (Vilma) through the hotel and she was exceptional. The staff - both at the front desk as well as the restaurant were friendly and professional. The renovations to convert this from a "palace" to hotel were exceptional - over all clean art deco ambience. We had a buffet breakfast in their dining room each morning - "cocktails" were available in the evening and there was also a rooftop seating area that we used for wine/cheese after a busy day of touring. Would most definitely stay here again.
Besides minor topics, the stay was really great. The hotel is very friendly and clean. The location of the hotel is nealry perfect. Just a short walk to the crowded center but in a quiet quater. Easy to reach by the vaporetto.