What We Love
- Fantastic central location overlooking the Grand Canal
- Original frescoes and mosaic floors will thrill history and art enthusiasts
- The hotel has its own vaporetto (water bus) stop: Ca’ d’Oro
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $6.50 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Not all rooms have Grand Canal views
- Remember your Do Not Disturb sign; maid service can begin early
- This historic hotel offers Old World elegance, not cutting-edge design
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
With its pink façade rising majestically above the Grand Canal, Ca’Sagredo, a 14th-century noble residence turned five-star hotel, is hard to miss. This unique property offers a chance to experience Venice’s rich history firsthand. Step off the boat at the property’s very own vaporetto stop and into the marble entrance, which has welcomed distinguished Venetian nobility for centuries, and you’ll be greeted by a grand staircase, ornate chandeliers and museum-worthy antiques.
Bed and Bath
You could take the elevator to your room, but climbing the grand staircase and admiring the hand-painted frescoes on the walls is a far more enticing option. All 42 rooms and suites define Old World elegance, offering such ornate touches as plush dressing areas, gilded headboards and antique furnishings. Like Venice itself, the rooms have an unmistakable air of romance. The decor is elegant without being stuffy, ancient but full of luxurious upgrades — in short, Venice for the modern traveler.
Days begin with an elegant breakfast buffet, opera playing softly in the background. After a day of exploring the city on foot, a refreshing cocktail in the Incontro bar might be in order. Anyone with a serious interest in food should request the tasting menu at L’Alcova, the ground-floor restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal, which serves up dishes with ingredients from Venice’s own lagoon. Ca’Sagredo grants you a window into the lives of Venetian nobles. Step onto the ornate stone balconies to take in the very same Grand Canal views the Sagredos once saw. You’ll walk the same marble floors, feast beneath the same dramatic frescoes and admire the same sculptures as the privileged nobles who came before. You could get used to this.
In the Area
Even the ride from the airport feels like sightseeing when you board a water taxi, which will bring you through various small canals to the private entrance of Ca’Sagredo. Gain another perspective on Venice by climbing to the top of the campanile in the Piazza San Marco to gaze out over the red rooftops. Wander through the Rialto fish market early in the morning to watch chefs and locals bargain for seafood and produce. Taste dishes from executive chef Michele Potenza, cooking in back-to-nature style with local products such as lagoon clams.
How to Get There
Our first trip to Venice, and to celebrate the occasion of our 30th Anniversary. The hotel got us off to the perfect start, with a welcome bottle of pink prosecco and an upgrade to 'the best room in the house'. For a couple who don't get to enjoy such suites, this was an incredible gesture and oozed class, as did the most decadent and stunning hotel decor we have ever experienced.
As far as we are concerned the hotel is perfectly situated to access everywhere by foot once you have arrived, and arrival itself is made easy by the fact that the water bus stops right outside.
The staff are as warm, friendly and professional as you will meet, and a special shout out to Danieli on reception and the 'breakfast manager' (a lovely lady whose name I sadly have forgotten), who welcomed us each morning as if we were old friends and was such a professional.
We didn't choose to eat in the hotel, since we wanted flexibility around dining options, but the terrace restaurant would have been a magnificent setting during warmer months. The only 'drawback', if it is fair to call it that, is the lack of a typical hotel bar (drinks are served from behind a portable table in the lounge), but again, there are plenty of close by options and this should not be a concern.
As for Venice, well, if you haven't been there you should go, but the tone for the whole trip was set by our good fortune in picking such a wonderful hotel to start with.
Thanks to all at the Ca'sagredo for making it such an unforgettable trip.
We booked the hotel Ca'Sagredo via the Small Luxury Hotels site. The reason for booking this was primarily the location near a 'vaporetto' docking station and the location at the Canal Grande.
When we arrived, we received a tremendous upgrade to a suite at the piano nobile: a huge room, with a beautiful chandelier, three windows overlooking the Canal Grande, separate room for your clothes, ..... our stay could not get any better. The area outside the room and the staircase to the piano nobile were as thrilling as the room.
Staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine, enough choice for Italy.
The location was as we expected : good. A gondola ferry is right near the entrance of the hotel, for crossing the Canal Grande. DOcking station Ca d'Oro is very nearby for the vaporetto. Please note, that a lot of places in Venice are very well reacheable by foot.
The Ca Sagredo is an amazing hotel, its location on the Grand Canal with its own landing stage is just perfect, inside a marble staircase with frescoes is marvellous, public rooms with ornate ceilings make this hotel a palace
All the staff are polite, professional, and extremely helpful.
The perfect hotel for Venice