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
Enjoyed a short stay at this quaint, very Venetian place tucked away in a quiet corner by a canal; good breakfast, friendly staff and clean rooms. St. Mark's Square is minutes away through enchanting, winding maze of alleys.
was the best choice! Of all the places I've been in Italy at this hotel myself and my boyfriend had great service, the staff are very polite. the breakfast was perfect, the room spotless. All perfect ❤️
Ad place is one of the best hotels I haver been. Beautiful, clean, breakfasts are very very tasteful. Located in 5 mins from San Marco and Rialto, in front of Giglio vaporetto station which is very useful for transfer from and to hotel.
And my personal respect to manager Kamal - he is awasome. He is a very pleasant and ready to help anytime, knows city very well.
Thank you very much for my greatest time in Venice!
this is a great small hotel with a staff that just want to make your stay the best. It`s a little difficult to find and would recommend taking a water taxi. The rooms are very good size with breakfast included . The location is excellent , close to everything . We would stay again without question.
Booked Ad Palace through Expedia, what a little gem!
Hotel located 5-10 min walk from both san marco and rialto river bus stops so easy to get to. You are based 5min walk from san Marco Square where you’ll find the main hub of attractions, But tucked away enough that its away from busy thoroughfares.
Hotel was lovely and clean, with very helpful and great staff. We had a room at the top of the hotel, (room October)so if you don’t mind stairs you’ll be fine or ask for a lower room. Breakfast was great, plenty if you like a few courses like myself. 24hr coffee bar was handy also if you wanted to chill back at the hotel after a long day walking around venice, we did 13km so it was needed.
Overall great stay and would recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of going to Venice for a week or a romantic weekend.