What We Love
- Prime location far enough from the crowds but still within reach of Venice’s greatest treasures
- Friendly staff who go out of their way to help you plan your stay
- Prime location
What To Know
- It’s a historic building, but the decor is contemporary
- There’s no restaurant, but there are plenty nearby
- There are a lot of stairs and no elevator
- Free WiFi
AD Place blends the ancient architecture of a 16th-century palazzo, like original Venetian tiled floors, with more contemporary pieces. Borrowing design cues from the palaces of old — think patterned wallpaper, Murano glass chandeliers and tasseled curtains — the hotel has updated the decor using bold, contemporary colors. Quirky touches include a large silver chesterfield in the spacious lounge cum breakfast room. There’s also a nod to Moroccan style in the lanterns in the lobby and in the small roof terrace, where you can lounge on a banquette and look out over the city’s rooftops.
Bed and Bath
The 12 comfortable rooms are spread over three floors and all named after months of the year. No two are the same size or shape: Some are enormous, others are quite snug (the smallest clocks in at 150 square feet); some have the palazzo’s original wooden ceilings, and some have canopy beds. They’re all decorated in similar shades of lilac and green, with wood-shuttered windows meant for flinging open to watch the gondoliers go by. All the sparkling bathrooms have powerful rain showers, and the suite has a clawfoot bathtub.
The buffet breakfast in the lofty, light-filled lounge will set you up for a day’s sightseeing. Cereal, yogurt, freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, a selection of bread, Italian cheeses (gorgonzola, pecorino) and salami, French pastries, Italian cakes and eggs to order are all part of the spread. There’s no restaurant, but there’s a small bar and plenty of eateries nearby. Try the contemporary Caffe Centrale, with its exposed brick walls, leather sofas and ornate chandeliers. The menu comes on an iPad, divided into meat and fish, vegetables, snacks and desserts, and most dishes come in small and large sizes, so you can mix and match.
In the Area
The hotel’s just around the corner from one of world’s most famous opera houses, the beautifully restored Gran Teatro La Fenice, and a short walk from the Piazza San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and the Correr Museum, so you can arrive early to beat the lines. Stylish Italian designers Versace, Gucci and Fendi are on the doorstep. For something more traditionally Venetian, visit Antonia Sautter’s atelier for extravagant carnival masks, and don’t miss the one-off boutiques around the Campo Santo Stefano, such as Raggio Veneziano for chic leather bags.
How to Get There
We stayed for 2 nights in apartment across the street from hotel , check in was smooth , staff very friendly , he arranged for water taxi for 330 AM as we had 6 AM flight to Paris . We left our luggage with front desk and they were kind enough to bring our luggage to our apartment. We had two bed room apartment, very clean , modern and full of all amenities with canal view. Apartment was fully equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities. We had breakfast only one morning, it was very good , lot of variety and very attentive staff . The night before our departure, I talked to Kamal , he confirmed my taxi and also was nice enough to help us with our luggage at 330 AM , he was very kind and gracious, I wish I had spent more time at this hotel . I have travelled all over the world and Italy , staff at Ad place is the best I have ever seen , I will stay at this hotel when I am back in Venice .
A really lovely hotel we were at the top of the building the room was large with a big comfortable bed.
The location is fantastic as you are close to st Marks square and also to academia near the Guggenheim. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was very good and healthy choices including fruit, good coffee.
This boutique hotel was a Venetian haven. Away from the tourists, hustle and bustle is Ad Place (though it is still convenient), and what a relief that was! Quiet, luxurious, beautifully adorned, the hotel had it all. Top notch service, great breakfasts, and a delightful little rooftop terrace. Ad Place had it all.
Just back from a four night stay in Venice for my wedding anniversary. The hotel was great. Lovely, intimate and great location. The staff were all so kind and caring. A special mention has to be written for the night shift manager Kamal. Our stay would not have been as special had it not been for this guy. He is thoughtful hard working and very sincere. Would definitely recommend this hotel and when we visit again we will try and book here.
I had a wonderful stay at AD Place My room was small and charming and had all the necessary amenities. The bed was extremely comfortable. The staff were warm, exceptionally helpful and able to answer any questions. The breakfast buffet is plentiful and featured a nice selection of fruits, pastries, meats cheeses, cereal, coffee, etc.
The hotel is situated on quiet canal about a 5 minute walk from Piazza San Marco and about 12 minutes to Rialto. This location is great if you want to be able to easily access all of the great city sights, but also want to escape the crowds. The hotel is super close to the San Maria del Giglio vaporetto stop and with a pass you can easily hop on and off to explore.
I would happily recommend AD Place for anyone looking for a place to stay while in Venice!