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
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 booked this as an airline package and the price was great. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite upon arrival to recognise my 65th birthday. The room was very spacious and the facilities were excellent. We had a view of the Grand Canal which was only 15 meters from our window. The bed was great and the bathroom etc was top class. The staff were helpful and friendly. Excellent location to get about the city and various free services from the hotel. Breakfast was fine and relaxing.
This was my first time in Venice and did not know what to expect. I booked this hotel based on previous reviews and location. The hotel is 5 star, in looks but staff can be a little rude at times, Venetian people in general were all rude, I guess they don't like visitors. This hotel is on the main waterway, the views are exceptional, but come with noise factor, constantly hear boat motors all night. The hotel is on water and does not have its own water taxi/boat for guest, like some other 5 star hotels have, and makes it more of a challenge getting to it. The restaurant is good for lunch but breakfast was not the best.
Whilr planning our first trip to Italy, I came across the Ca Sagredo hotel and was smitten. I knew this was where we wanted to stay in Venice. Spotless rooms, impeccable service, especially by Bruna at breakfast. We slow danced alone in the magnificent ballroom after breakfast while Bocelli music was playing. Had lunch on our last day overlooking the Grand Canal. Service was fine, but the food wasn't as fabulous as we had set our hopes for.
Overall, a lovely stay and hope we are lucky enough to return one day. We fell in love with Venice and truly thrilled we got to stay at Ca Sagredo.
This charming hotel is perfectly located. The staff are very friendly and very efficient -- always willing to help. The in-house restaurant and roof top bar were great. And the waterfront cafe seating was very romantic with a full view of the Grand Canal. We felt very well taken care of! A perfect place to spend a few days in Venice.
We have just returned from a long weekend in Venice and chose this hotel via the Small Luxury Hotels website. Firstly the location is perfect, very central and within easy reach of all the main things to see and do plus walking distance to some excellent tucked away gems off the beaten track.
Service, this was simply impeccable, absolutely charming staff all very genuine and a great credit to the hotel.
The rooms are superbly furnished, spotlessly clean and decorated in keeping with the quality and charm of the rest of the hotel. The main reception rooms have amazing fresco ceilings and marble floors. Fabulous rooftop bar and canal side area perfect for a coffee and to watch the world go by. This will be our first choice when we return to Venice.