The Hotel Danieli is very popular and you can’t beat the location in Venice. In fact originally built-in the 14th century it was once the palace for Doge Dandolo. As you walk inside you can’t help but notice the lobby, full of elaborate marble archways and staircases. You cannot deny the palatial structure or the beauty. The Hotel Danieli has become one of my favorite buildings in all of Venice. From the Dusty Rose color of the outside to the white framed Moroccan style windows, ending up with an antiquated wrought iron street lamp just outside. It has incredible ambiance of Venice that you expect to see. Great views from their terrace dining. Each room is decorated differently, some are comfortable Venetian while others have the look of a baroque palace. A few even have a ceiling fresco over the bed. The Danieli rooms are some of the most beautiful I have seen anywhere.
The Danieli location is conveniently situated along the Grand Canal just around the corner from St. Mark’s Square.
Doge’s Palace in the Square is worth a visit, but don’t miss the golden mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica, it absolutely breathtaking. At night cafe’s within the square offer live music. Fun starts when bands from competing cafe’s duel it out, each taking turns with their own style of music and flair. Beware: Food and drinks at these cafe’s are very expensive, check prices before ordering. You can stand and watch or even find some steps to sit on and listen to the music to keep costs down.
Now for the service, it was impeccable! Friendly, and courteous staff was a relief as we have heard so many stories of rude workers. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. I could go on and on about how great this hotel is, but I hope others can experience it for themselves.