A Private Palazzo, a Noble Residence, a Museum, a Luxury Hotel and much more… this all is Ca’ Sagredo. The sheer beauty of Ca’ Sagredo Hotel is weep-with-joy wondrous. As you pull up alongside the Grand Canal, you’ll need to pinch yourself and again when you step inside.
The 15th century Palace has been declared a National Monument and still preserves the untouched beauty of an ancient noble Residence. It oozes romance while the opulently frescoed ballroom and lounge echoes with epic events of the past. Just gliding up the imposing marble staircase; whilst resisting a tap on a cherub’s peachy cheek, feels positively regal. Ca’ Sagredo’s views of the canal life and the historical Rialto Market opposite are storybook scenes of old. The hotel’s 42 magnificently appointed rooms and suites are a seriously suggestive sight to behold with classic Venetian styling.
4198/99 Campo Santa Sofia Cannaregio Ca D'Oro Venice 30121 Italy
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Beautiful hotel in a terrific location. Service was top notch… above and beyond. Felt like we were staying in a museum… Excellent breakfast included. We took advantage of the transfer they offer from the airport. So easy!
We stayed four nights in October 2022. Overall, our stay was fine, but fell short of what one would expect from a five-star property. Certainly the hotel's public spaces are beautiful, in a Venetian way. However, some of their condition was surprising: carpet on the main staircase was visibly dirty, several light bulbs in the chandeliers were burned out, cushions on furniture were faded and worn. For a five-star property, our room disappointed. The carpet was worn, especially at the seams. And there was a severe lack of power outlets; while I understand this is a very old building, at a five-star hotel one does not expect to be unplugging lamps and sneaking beneath furniture to plug in their mobile phone for a charge. Several of the documents in the box on the desk (like the stationery) were wrinkled and worn; the phone was yellowed. Lighting was poor, making it difficult to read in bed. And the internet was so slow, even for basic tasks like email, as to be non-functional. We tolerated this as we were traveling for leisure, but were one on business the internet speed would be a non-starter. Breakfast was served in an elegant room. The buffet was adequate: bread, meats, cheese, some fruit, yogurt, etc., and some eggs. However, it was no nicer in its content and presentation than four-star properties we experienced elsewhere in Italy. Service was generally good: superb at check-in and breakfast, never bad at other times. I appreciated daily housekeeping and nightly turn-down service. That said, it appeared only one person ever worked registration. Thus, if that person was away from the desk or engaged with another customer, waits could be a bit long. I was surprised to not see more staff. One incident I did not appreciate: during our stay, the hotel was replacing its windows. We received no notification of this and arrived back from sightseeing one day to find our room door propped open and no staff visible to ensure that nothing was stolen. Nothing was, but for a five-star property I found this lack of attention-to-detail and notification about construction work disappointing. The hotel's terrace is advertised in the elevator. However, when we attempted to go there for a drink, it was closed. Odd. The hotel's location was superb for exploring Venice. It is right on the Grand Canal, but away from the most touristy areas. We appreciated that a Valparetto stop was around the corner. Overall, our stay and accommodations were acceptable, but not excellent, and not evidently up to five-star standards. I would likely consider elsewhere for a return trip to Venice.
This building is more a museum than a hotel, with its grand history, amazing rooms with frescos and Murano glass throughput. No bath, just a huge shower, but the premium for a room overlooking the bustling canal was worthwhile despite the noise of life there! One has to go into the hotel thinking of its place in history, rather than looking for a modern androgynous 5* Good connections with river buses and near the station and Rialto bridge plus some off the beaten track restaurants that the wonderful concierges helped identify & book. Shame it's one of the hotels that puts out notices about saving the planet, and then changes towels/bed regardless. We could have coped for 3 nights. We were there is a warm October. Insects on the canal-side terrace and in our room made us wish we'd run the air conditioning!