If you want to experience Venice from the city's most romantic and exclusive side you should treat yourself to a stay at Grand Hotel dei Dogi.
This elegant hotel is located in a quiet and beautiful part of Venice in a mansion from the 1700s, which used to accommodate various diplomatic representatives. Here it is easy to imagine the magical dreamlike atmosphere one associates with Venice in the 19th century when Casanova hung about the city. Thus the hotel is furnished with antiques and paintings from the 18th century and restoration of the building has been carried out with a view to bringing it back to this period.
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As something quite unusual for Venice the hotel has a large garden with very mature trees and bushes. Here in the Madonna dell'Orto quarter you are in the heart of Venice, close to everything that makes people flock to the city, and at the same time far enough away from the hoards of tourists.
Naturally all the elaborately equipped bedrooms have air conditioning, mini bar and satellite TV. The hotel restaurant is worth a visit in its own right as it serves the very best of typical Venetian cuisine in beautiful surroundings.