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
We arrived at this hotel by water taxi and were really delighted to find it actually had its own private pier. We were greeted by hotel staff who whisked away our luggage. Checking in was easy and totally painless. Shown to our room which was fabulous. Air conditioning was very efficient and bed more than a bit luxurious.
Breakfast was very pleasant. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful and selection was very good and fresh.
If we had any gripes at all it would be that the wi-fi was very weak in our room which was a little annoying. Also, we had a late flight so checked out and left our luggage with the hotel which was very helpful however, having spent the day walking around in 35 degrees and high humidity, they were unable to provide somewhere for us to shower or even change our clothes ready for the flight home. However these were small points and it did not spoil our stay. Location was great with about a 20 minute walk to St Marks Square through lovely small streets festooned with interesting and varied shops. Loved it!
This was a lovely hotel on the Grand Canal for a special occasion. It is some way from San Marco but only about twenty minutes walk. Service was very good indeed. Meals and drinks expensive as you would expect. Set dinner was 77 Euros. Cocktails were 16 Euros but normal five star prices, really.
Terrrace overlooking the Grand Canal was a lovely place to sit but the roof top bar was very small and disappointing and an art installation currently blocks the view. There is no formal bar as such, just a (beautiful) room, with bottles on a table.
Only problem was wi-fi. Three of us took laptops and not one could get a connection. Once you get through the hotel portal you can log on to, say, Yahoo mail but as soon as you try to open a site it fails to open. iPad worked fine just not laptops. Needed to stay in touch for a work email and couldn't.
Is it an art gallery? A history museum? A palace? An architectural site? Of course, it's all of these things AND a grand old hotel that is pure joy.
We stayed four nights and loved every minute. Our King room --- #306 --- had a great view of the Grand Canal (see photo). The room, while not large, was comfortable.
We loved wandering around the great hall and smaller rooms on the second floor admiring the walls and ceiling (photos). It was easy to imagine the great balls and parties that took place there in the past. Literature in the room helped us understand the history of the building.
We opted for the gourmet package that included a buffet breakfast every morning and one 4-course dinner. The breakfast was very good and while the dinner was mediocre, the view of the Canal on the terrace was spectacular (photo).
We loved the area, too. Many wonderful trattoria nearby and our favorite gelato shop (photo).
The hotel staff, especially the front desk and breakfast, were friendly and helpful.
After staying here, we don't need to test out any other hotels in Venice for our next visit. Extremely warm reception as soon as we stepped off the private water taxi. We were here for vacation, but also wanted to scout the hotel as a possible wedding venue so inquired about hiring a professional photographer to take some engagement photos of us during our stay. The hotel itself is truly magical for photo backdrops and the photographer recommended by the hotel was perfect (Wladimiro Speranzoni). The pictures turned out amazing and the stay was one of a kind. Booked the Grand Canal Four Window Suite and enjoyed every minute of the canal views
My husband and I travelled to Venice with family members that were staying at the Danieli near St Marks Square. After an exhaustive search of nearly all 4-5 star hotels in the area, I went with my travel agent’s recommendation for the Ca’ Sagredo, she referred to it as a GEM, and she was soo right! Our room was not only as pictured online (which everyone knows is rarely the case, especially in older buildings), but far exceeded expectations!
Located on the canal in Venice, it is in a lovely central area of town, close enough to walk to St Marks Square etc., yet far enough removed from the crazy touristy area where you feel like you have stepped out into the worst parts of a Disney attraction.
Prices for food and drink are reasonably priced
Staff was professional, very kind, and most helpful!! (shout out to the blond lady at breakfast who warmly greets everyone!)
The room was large, with high ceilings and beautifully decorated
Serviced well and very clean - you could even call it sparkling
The AC worked well, and kept us nice and cool even when it 90 degrees outside! I hate being hot and was kept in perfect comfort
So let me tell you this. I did a lot of research for you, and the Ca’ Sagredo wins out on every single point. I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed in the decision to book here. I am already thinking about when we might could return :)
Thank you to everyone who helped start our vacation out in the most wonderful way possible!