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
My partner and i stayed at Ad Place for 2 nights and loved it.
The hotel its self is beautiful. Staff all seemed polite and helpful.
Our room was beautiful, we stayed on the top floor so was hard work walking up to the room every time but was fun!
Breakfast was lovely! Nice variety. I’m gluten intolerant , there was a basket of gluten free snacks and cereals i could pick from, that was a lovely touch! ( you have to ask the Chef for the GF basket )
The terrace on the top floor is amazing, My partner and i ate our breakfast up there.
The shower wasn’t all that in our room, was a bit slow and temperamental but that wasn’t really a issue.
Perfect location, 5-10 min walk to the square.
I Highly recommend this hotel.
Thank you for a perfect stay :)
Ad Place was a small boutique hotel . Only about a dozen rooms but the scale was cozy and very well appointed. The breakfast that was included with our room was exceptional! The staff were very professional & accommodating.
A nice hotel with just a few beautiful rooms that make you feel very special. The breakfast was very good and I think there is something for everyone. Just take the orange line from the Airport to Giglio and then it is just a few minutes walk and you get to see the Town from the boat on the way in, just a beautiful view on the water at the same time as you get to the hotel.
I was in venice for 4 days and staying at this hotel was one of the best things of the trip (which was amazing on its own) the hotel is a bit small but cozy, I loved the decoration. The staff were all very nice and accommodating, they were already waiting for me and offered me a drink which after walking those streets with my luggage it was well received. The room was nice, you get three free water bottles in the minibar, the breakfast was probably the best I’ve had in any hotel in Italy plus during the day you can go get tea, coffee and biscuits if you want some.
When i go back to Venice i will stay here again
We stayed here for our first three nights in Italy. What a charming hotel with excellent service. Both of our rooms had views of the canals, and we enjoyed watching the gondolas from above and listening to the men singing to the tourists as they floated by! The staff was helpful in choosing restaurants (Teamo and Becaficco) and in navigating the map. There was always ice water with fresh mint at the reception. They had small cookies, coffee and tea available around the clock. We enjoyed eating gelato that we carried in to eat on the terrace from Paolín. The breakfast which was included every morning was very good. The rooms were clean and comfortable complete with toiletries from Malin and Goetz.