Welcome to Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
The legendary luxury hotel overlooking the Venice lagoon
With its heritage setting on Riva degli Schiavoni, Hotel Danieli dominates the Venetian lagoon with spectacular views of the Grand Canal and islands. Also overlooking the Palazzo Ducale, the hotel is just steps away from Ponte Dei Sospiri and Piazza San Marco. The three palaces which comprise the hotel date from the 14th, 17th and 19th Centuries: Palazzo Dandolo in Venetian Gothic style, once home to the noble Dandolo family; Palazzo Casa Nuova, previously the city’s treasury; and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, featuring guestrooms with balconies overlooking the lagoon on its upper floors. The three palaces house a rich collection of precious art and antiques that play witness to the city’s history, blended with contemporary comforts to meet the needs of cultured global travelers. Essential to the Danieli experience is its Restaurant Terrazza Danieli and cuisine concept, a magical voyage for the senses which retraces the oriental influences of spice traders and blends them with ingredients from the lagoon.
The three palaces which comprise the hotel date from the 14th, 19th and 20th centuries: Palazzo Dandolo in Venetian Gothic style, once home to the noble Dandolo family; Palazzo Casa Nuova, previously the city’s treasury; and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, redesigned by Jacques Garcia, and featuring guestrooms with balconies overlooking the lagoon on its upper floors.
The Most Noble Palace in Venice
The completed palazzo was described as “the most noble palace in Venice” for its proud Gothic architecture and privileged location overlooking the lagoon. As early as 1498, the Prince of Salerno took up rooms with his retinue, establishing it as a preferred venue for visiting noblemen. Records indicate that in 1525, a comedy was performed there for a prominent audience that included the Ambassador of Mantua.
The Birth of Hotel Danieli
Several centuries later, in 1822, Giuseppe Dal Niel rented part of the palazzo and converted it into a hotel, renaming it after his nickname “Danieli”. Little by little he bought all the floors and finally became sole owner. In 1895, Mr. Genovesi and the Campi Bozzi & C. become the new owners of the hotel. They completed expensive renovations, adding electrical power, vapour radiators, and elevator.
In 1906, Count Giuseppe Volpi founded the renowned CIGA hotels—“Compagnia Italiana Grandi Alberghi”—and acquired the Royal Hotel Danieli. The hotel underwent its final structural change in 1948 when the buildings separating Palazzo Dandolo and Palazzo delle Prigioni were demolished and a new building, the Danielino (today’s Palazzo Danieli Excelsior), was erected. This final addition was restyled in 2008.
Dandolo Suite Collection
Dandolo Suite Collection, comprising the Royal Suite inspired after the Venice's 12th century Doge Enrico Dandolo and the Signature Suites celebrating important icons of cinema, opera and royalty who were all guests of the hotel.
At Terrazza Danieli Restaurant, majestic views of Venice accompany diners on a luxurious tasting journey of seasonal ingredients with an indigenous twist.
Bicentennial Celebration Package
: February 9, 2022 — October 31, 2022
It's celebration time at the Hotel Danieli: for its iconic 200 years of hotel activity, a series of unique experiences and memory-making activities await.
The Easy Route to Venice
: December 15, 2021 — December 15, 2022
From the mainland to the lagoon in the blink of an eye. Don't miss the opportunity to reach Venice comfortably and enjoy daily breakfast with our compliments.
Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
Riva degli Schiavoni, Castello 4196, Venice, Italy, 30122
Train StationSanta Lucia Rail Station
High tide occurs more frequently during Autumn and Winter when the sea water partially covers some areas of the city. High tide is an enchanting event: the city and its buildings reflect on the water's surface. The main streets are equipped with overwater ways. We suggest checking the tide forecasts.
Water taxis are available 24 hours through our concierge or from the local water taxi stands. A normal waiting time of 5-10 minutes should be expected from the time the taxi is ordered through the concierge.
Getting Around on Foot
Venice is best explored at a slower pedestrian pace, allowing visitors to wander the narrow streets, browse in the shops, and admire the architectural wonder as they go. Since the city is in fact quite small, walking her streets is a beautiful and suggestive way to discover her magic, even for the less energetic of visitors.
Public Water Transport
ACTV, Venice's public transport authority, sells Tourist Travel Cards for unlimited travel by land and water around Venice and the surrounding areas. Tickets can be purchased from the Hellovenezia ticket desk, through the concierge, or online with a credit card.
Private Hostess Assisted Transfer
The hotel is happy to arrange private hostess-assisted transfers from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). Private hostess-assisted transfers are available all hours of the day and require an advance booking of at least 48 hours with the hotel’s concierge desk.
More Transportation Details and Directions
Water taxis are available 24 hours a day and do not require advance bookings. They may be arranged directly upon arrival by contacting the Taxi Desk, "Consorzio Venezia Motoscafi," located at the extreme left of the airport arrivals hall, or at water taxi stands throughout the city.
Taxi waiting times may increase during evening hours and into the night. If transportation is required early in the morning, arrangements should be made with the concierge on the previous evening. Rates for taxis will vary, depending on the number of passengers, luggage, destination and time. A nominal gratuity that rounds out the total amount to the nearest Euro is customary. Please allow our concierge to take care of all transportation details.
From the Airport
A one way-water taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is approximately 120 EUR for up to 4 persons, dependent upon luggage. Taxi fares are payable in cash only to the water taxi drivers, and may not be charged to guest hotel bills. The water taxi station is to be found at the airport pier, a 5-minute walk (800 metres) from the arrivals hall.
We recommend that guests allow themselves to lose their way among the delightful hidden corners and squares that are so often missed by the crowds. General directions to the main points of interest in Venice are posted as yellow signs on the sides of buildings.
During periods of "acqua alta" (high water flooding), special walkways are set up to allow most of the main walking itineraries to be accessed. As the saying goes, when in Venice do as the Venetians do. Locals will don their rubber boots, paddling through the water and continuing their day-to-day activities. The flooding usually lasts only a couple of hours during periods of high tide and is most likely to happen during the winter months.
While the use of bicycles is not allowed in Venice itself, visitors may rent hybrid bicycles, tandem bicycles and electric scooters on the island of Lido. Rental prices run approximately 3 Euro per hour. An additional cleaning charge may also apply.
Persons with physical disabilities are invited to consult the town municipality website for updated information on itineraries that are particularly suited to wheelchair access or persons with sensorial disabilities. Please note, due to the 400+ bridges scattered throughout the city, not all parts of Venice are easily accessible.
The main points of interest in Venice may also be reached by public water transportation. Local waterbuses (vaporettos) run regularly along the Grand Canal, the Giudecca Canal, and across to the islands in the Venice lagoon. Line number 1 stops at all the stops along the Grand Canal. The vaporetto fare (excluding Alilaguna, Fusina and Clodia services) is Euro 7 per person, valid for 60 minutes from validation with changes allowed for travel in the same direction. 12, 24, 36, 48, and 72-hour travel cards are also available and allow unlimited travel on the vaporettos (excluding Alilaguna, Fusina and Clodia services) for the time period purchased from the time of validation. Guests should be aware that vaporetto services are limited between 9 pm and 7 am. Vaporetto tickets and travel cards may be purchased from the Hellovenezia ticket desks and from authorised dealers.
Additional tourist services such as travel cards, municipal museum tickets and more may be purchased in advance online at Venice's official Tourism website.
To take advantage of savings, tourist services should be purchased at least 7 days in advance of travel.
From Venice Marco Polo Airport
A public boat service run by Alilaguna ("Linea Blu") is available from the airport pier to St. Mark's Square (boat stop San Zaccaria). Tickets may be purchased in cash only, from the Alilaguna desk in the airport arrivals hall or on board. Hotel Danieli is to be found directly opposite the San Zaccaria boat stop. Travel time is around 1h20.
An ATVO bus service is available from the bus terminal in front of the airport arrivals hall to Piazzale Roma from where you can take a water taxi or public water bus (see ACTV waterbuses scrolling down). No advance bookings are required. Tickets may be purchased from the ATVO office located in the arrivals lounge. Traveling time by bus is about 20 minutes. The boat service from Piazzale Roma takes approximately 45 minutes to Piazza San Marco.
From Treviso Airport
A Eurobus service run by ATVO is available in conjunction with the arrivals of Ryanair and Transavia flights. No advance bookings are required. Tickets may be purchased from the ATVO office or from the Currency Exchange office both located in the arrivals lounge. The Eurobus departs from the bus terminal in front of the departures area. Traveling time is 45 minutes.
From Venice Maritime Station
A public boat service run by Alilaguna ("Linea Blu") is available on a regular basis from the boat pier to St. Mark's Square (boat stop San Zaccaria). Tickets may be purchased directly on the Alilaguna website or on board with a small surcharge. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
From S. Lucia Railway Station
ACTV waterbuses (vaporetto) No. 1, 2, 41, 51 run on a regular basis from the waterfront outside the Venice Santa Lucia railway station towards Lido to the vaporetto stop San Zaccaria (St. Mark's Square). The Hotel Danieli is located opposite the vaporetto stop. Travel time to the Hotel Danieli is approximately 45 minutes, depending on the waterbus line.
From Piazzale Roma
ACTV waterbuses (vaporettos) No. 1, 2, 41, 51 depart regularly from the waterfront at Piazzale Roma towards Lido to the vaporetto stop San Zaccaria (St. Mark's Square). The ticket may be purchased, cash only, from the ACTV ticket office on the waterfront. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes, depending on the waterbus line.
Discover the stunning Venetian lagoon as you arrive at Hotel Danieli in style. Hotel Danieli arranges Private Hostess Assisted Transfers from your arrival location to the hotel. Transfers are available 24h and require an advance booking of 48 hours.
Venice is built on water and transfer options from select arrival points may be reserved either entirely by private boat, or by car to Piazzale Roma and from there by private boat to Hotel Danieli. Charges are inclusive of a personal greeting by the hostess at the pickup location and porter assistance. Upon request, specially equipped motor launches can be arranged for guests with reduced mobility.
Personal greeting by the hostess at the baggage claim area (Venice and Treviso airports airports), at the train arrival platform (railway station), or at the cruise terminal exit (Venice maritime port).
Private transfer from arrival hall to airport boat pier (Venice airport) or to Piazzale Roma (Venice and Treviso airports).
Pre-arranged private water taxi to the hotel unaccompanied by the hostess.
Full flight, train, cruise details are required to arrange this service.
Venice Airport: Via airport boat pier 290 EUR; Via Piazzale Roma (car + boat) 240 EUR
Treviso Airport: Via Piazzale Roma (car + boat) 420 EUR
Venice Railway Station/ Piazzale Roma / Venice Maritime Port 240 EUR
The above fees are valid for up to 6 people and for up to 12 pieces of luggage. Charges will be applied to guest’s hotel account. A fixed supplement of 20% will apply to arrivals between 8pm and 7am.
The Garage Comunale is the largest among those in the Piazzale Roma, Venice bus terminal. Within walking distance from the Garage Comunale there are the boarding stops of all public waterbuses (ACTV) that allow Venetians and visitors to easily go anywhere in the city and the Venetian islands. For further information please contact the Hotel's Concierge desk.
For valet parking assistance, please refer to the Blitz Agency Office located in front of City Parking Garage. For assistance after business hours, please contact the hotel concierge to make arrangements for arrival.
Monday to Sunday: from 8 am to 6 pm. Cost per car is min €30 per day. For any assistance or questions, contact our concierge.
Rental cars may be organised by contacting the concierge desk. The hotel is affiliated with the Hertz - Mattiazzo rental car agency which has an office and pick-up point at Piazzale Roma in Venice. Upon request, car rentals may also be organised via the major rental car dealers in Venice.
The Luxury Collection Concierge
The Luxury Collection Concierge team at the Hotel Danieli is the recognized expert at creating an authentic and truly memorable itinerary of activities to enjoy while visiting our incomparable City of Water.
Within the hotel, further amenities abound. The 24-hour Business Centre provides professional services for the business traveler, while wireless High-Speed Internet Access in all public areas makes it effortless to connect to home or work. For traveling families, our In-room dining menu offers a selection of child-friendly meals and snacks, while professional child care may be easily arranged for day or nighttime. Our knowledgeable multilingual staff stands ready to be of assistance in any way they can.
Shipping luggage in advance to a destination is the ultimate luxury travel experience. That’s why Hotel Danieli is pleased to offer its newest signature program, Luxury Collection’s Luggage Liaison.
The Luxury Collection’s exclusive partnership with Luggage Forward™ is the cornerstone of Luggage Liaison, one of our newest signature programs. Luggage Liaison, a suite of travel services, also includes luggage storage and unpacking/packing services upon request.
Luggage Liaison eliminates the need to carry luggage to and from the airport, wait in long check-in lines or at baggage claim or worry about lost luggage. With Luggage Liaison, Luxury Collection guests will be able to travel confident that their luggage will be waiting for them upon arrival at any destination. As the exclusive hotel partner of Luggage Forward, The Luxury Collection offers exceptional pricing available only to its guests for door-to-door luggage delivery. Discover the ultimate in luxury travel, while collecting the world’s experiences.
To enjoy this rare pleasure, please contact The Luxury Collection Concierge.
For a truly unique experience, send a meaningful amenity gift to a guest or to yourself during or in advance of an upcoming stay. From a fresh bouquet of flowers to a personalized cake for a special celebration, deliver a memorable amenity to be enjoyed within the comforts of our rooms and suites.
You may conveniently pay by credit card or, as a guest in the hotel, charge this item to your room.
Laundry, Pressing and Dry Cleaning
Laundry and pressing service is available at the hotel, 24 hours a day, for a fee. Express laundry service is also available; items handed in will be sent off-site for dry cleaning. Items for cleaning must be given in before 10 am and will be delivered back to the guest by 6 pm.
Laundry and dry cleaning services are not available on Saturdays and Sundays, nor on national holidays. The ironing service is available on Sundays and national holidays.
Please contact the hotel switchboard operator for information.
While in search of authentic Venetian experiences, Hotel Danieli's sophisticated guests still appreciate staying connected with events at home—we are happy to oblige with the luxury of same-day editions of international newspapers.
While the world has grown smaller, receiving same-day editions of a familiar newspaper from home still provides a welcome surprise and still represents a truly indulgent and appreciated luxury.
The Luxury Collection has partnered with NewspaperDirect, a global leader in multichannel publishing and distribution, to provide its guests with this service. Luxury Collection guests, throughout the world, can choose from a vast range of over 600 newspapers and magazines from 73 countries and published in over 39 languages and have their favourite delivered to their guest room throughout their stay.
To enjoy this rare pleasure, please contact The Luxury Collection Concierge.
A Perfect Location
Hotel Danieli is perfectly located right next to the Bridge of Sighs and mere steps from St Mark's Square offering the ideal starting point for a discovery of Venice. The hotel is a pinnacle in regards to location, artisan craft details, views, culinary treats and concierge services.
The Venice Lagoon Islands
Take a private motorboat to the major islands in the lagoon—Lido, Torcello, Burano, and Murano—each distinct in personality and style. Murano dazzles with its glassmaking craft, still rendered like it was centuries ago, while Burano boasts delicate lacework coveted around the world. For a day at the beach, Lido offers long stretches of sand and plenty of sidewalk cafés perfect for people watching.
Fish & Vegetable Markets
For a fascinating slice of Venetian life, take an early walk through the erberia (vegetable) and pescheria (fish) markets in the Rialto. The activity begins at the first light of dawn, as vendors unload their produce from barges. Local chefs bargain hard for that night’s menu, and locals shop before heading to work.
Take a scenic driving tour of these magnificent Renaissance homes along the Brenta River. Built between 1500 and 1700 as a lavish testament to the wealth and power of Venice’s merchant class, each villa boasts an extravagance rarely seen in any time period since.
Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute
Lovingly referred to as “la Salute,” this gorgeous site is one of the most photographed churches in Italy. Located near Punta della Dogana on a strip of land between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal, the basilica’s iconic domed exterior has recently undergone renovation, revealing the beauty of its intricate carvings and religious sculptures.
The Concierge at Hotel Danieli is available for guests 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We offer guests the best experience with a bilingual team of Concierges who are all experts of the destination and are all qualified within 'Les Clefs d'Or' - the celebrated Concierge society worldwide.
The Concierge team of Hotel Danieli is happy to assist with all guest needs including private transfers, golf, guided tours, tickets, restaurant booking, personal shopper, tips for destination discoveries, car rental and a lot more.
Danieli Pet Glam
Hotel Danieli is a pet-friendly hotel. We permit one dog or cat per room (up to 8 kg) and provide in-room comforts and amenities for your four-legged friends to make them feel right at home.
Your pets are welcome at Hotel Danieli. A maximum of one dog or cat (up to 8 kg) is allowed per room.
Please mention that your pet will be travelling with you so we may prepare for your stay in advance.
We ask that all dogs be maintained on a leash when outside the guestroom and welcome them in the following dining areas:
- Danieli Bistro
- Bar Dandolo
Pets are restricted from entering following hotel areas:
- Restaurant Terrazza Danieli
- Fitness room
- Marco Polo meeting rooms
Pets at Hotel Danieli
Please contact our concierge in advance to make arrangements if you require a pet sitter while staying with us.
No charges apply for pets staying in the room with you. Guests will however be responsible for any damage caused by their pets to the hotel property. Animals, other than dogs or cats, are accepted at the discretion of the Hotel Management. Please contact the hotel for further information. Guide dogs are always welcome and exempted from the general regulations.
Danieli Pet Glam Amenities
To make your pet feel right at home, we are delighted to offer the following in-room comforts and amenities during your stay:
- Hypoallergenic luxury Pet bed, handmade in Italy
- Water and food bowls
- Welcome gift
- Map of nearby parks, suggested walks, and useful pet information
Additional Made in Italy pet articles are available for a fee. These include:
- Pet cleaning kit
- Muzzle (small or medium size)
- Leash (standard size)
There are two ways of moving around Venice: on foot through the calle and campos, or by boat.
The most convenient form of water transportation for getting around in Venice with your pet is the vaporetto, or waterbus.
Local regulations require dogs to be kept on a leash at all times, and to be wearing a muzzle on the vaporetto, while smaller animals, such as cats, are allowed inside pet carriers or a cage.
The length of the leash may not exceed 1.20 m. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets so make sure you carry plastic bags or paper towels with you to remove any mess.
With the exception of guide dogs, animals are not permitted entry into the city’s circuit of museums, exhibitions, and churches. There is no municipal ordinance prohibiting entry into shops, bars, cafés or restaurants although entry to the premises will depend on the shopkeeper or bar, café and restaurant owners.
Popular Pet Routes
The ideal routes for taking your pet on a walk are different to the classic routes taken by visitors.
We recommend the following locations which are not too far from the Hotel Danieli, and which permit your four-legged friends to have fun exploring some of the city’s few green areas and public gardens:
The Royal Gardens which may be found between Piazza San Marco and Bacino di San Marco;
The Venice Giardini which is also home to the Venice Biennale;
From there you may continue along the waterfront to the Gardens of Sant’Elena island.
Explore these areas early morning or early evening and give your pets the opportunity to socialize with the locals.
Pets at Hotel Danieli
Please contact our concierge in advance to make arrangements if you require a pet sitter while staying with us. No charges apply for pets staying in the room with you. Guests will however be responsible for any damage caused by their pets to the hotel property. Animals, other than dogs or cats, are accepted at the discretion of the Hotel Management. Guide dogs are always welcome and exempted from general rules.
Exploring Venice With Your Pet
There are two ways of moving around Venice: on foot through the calle and campos, or by boat. The most convenient form of water transportation for getting around in Venice with your pet is the vaporetto, or waterbus.
Tel: +39 041 5226480
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Filippo Bollani, Head Concierge
Tel: +39 041 782721
Matteo Manetta, Director of Rooms
Tel: +39 041 5226480
Paola Toniolo, Reservation Manager
Tel: 39 041 2961222 (Mon-Sat 9:00am - 7:30pm)
Fax: +39 041 2961100
Groups & Events
Barbara Vettorello, Groups Coordinator
Tel: +39 041 2961999 (Mon- Fri 9:00 am - 6:00pm)
Events, Weddings, and Celebrations
Alessia Venturini, Assistant Banqueting Manager
Tel: +39 041 782900
Carlo Tobaldo, Financial Controller
Tel: +39 041 5226480
Marzia Vianello, Credit Cards & Foreign Travel Agent Commission Claims
Tel: +39 041 5226480
Cristina Bolzonella, Sales Manager
Tel: +39 041 2961872
Cyndy Cruikshank, Marketing Manager
Tel: +39 041 2961894
Restaurant Terrazza Danieli - Reservations
Tel: +39 041 782786
What is acqua alta?
High tide occurs more frequently during autumn and winter when the sea water partially covers some areas of the city. High tide is an enchanting event: the city and its buildings reflect on the water's surface. The main streets are equipped with overwater ways.
What is the tourist tax?
This City tax is to be paid by all guests and is applicable for stays up to a maximum of 5 consecutive nights and is to be settled by guests upon check-out.
During high season the tax is € 5.00 per person per night, and in the low season (January) it is €3.50 per person per night.
Children 10 years and below are exempt. Children 11 - 16 years pay 50% of the adult rate.
City tax levies are subject to change without notice.
How can I reach the hotel from the airport?
You can take a water taxi or use public transportations.
Do you have a private transfer service?
Yes, Hotel Danieli offers the possibility to book your private transfer with a hostess.
Are museums open everyday?
No, they are generally closed on Tuesdays.
Is it required to wear specific clothes to visit religious places?
During the Summer period, it may be requested to cover the neck and shoulders.
Can I make a cash payment in the hotel?
Yes but with a limit of € 2,999 for the citizens of the European area.
Can I change foreign currency?
Unfortunately not, but the Concierge is at your disposal to find the best solution for you.
Can I change banknotes into Euro?
Yes, except for banknotes of €200 and €500.
Do you have a cash withdrawal service in the hotel?
Yes, on the 4th floor of Palazzo Dandolo, near Terrazza Danieli Restaurant.
Is it possible to pay in the currency of my country of origin?
Yes, if your credit card uses a dynamic conversion system. The service is available to owners of Visa or Mastercard for the following currencies: AED, ARS, AUD, BRL, CAD, CHF, COP, CZK, DKK, EGP, GBP, HKD, HRK, HUF, INR, JPY, KRW, MOP, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, QAR, RON, RUB, SAR, SEK, SGD, THB, TWD, USD, ZAR.
Is Wi-Fi available for hotel guests?
Yes, individual guests can benefit from complimentary internet access.
Does the hotel have a fitness center?
Yes, the fitness is available to guests 24h, 7 days a week. The fitness center includes the latest equipment by Technogym.
Does the hotel allow pets in the room?
We are delighted to welcome pets to our hotel. We permit one dog or cat per room (up to 8 kg) and provide the following amenities for their comfort: a dog bowl, bed and mat and a Pet Welcome Kit.
Hotel Danieli constantly works to improve the security to ensure safe transactions and privacy.
For further information, please contact our Reservations department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoke Free Property
We permit 1 pet up to 8 kg and provide a Pet Welcome Kit
Maximum pet weight: 8kgs
Garage San Marco at Piazzale Roma 1 KM
Accepts: Cash,Credit Cards
Concierge desk service
Property has elevators
Languages spoken by staff:
For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +39 041-5226480
Property has elevators
Service Animals are Welcome
Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible
Main Entrance is Accessible
Meeting Spaces are Accessible
Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand
Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers
Bathtub Grab Rails
Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors
Carbon Footprint : 29.49 kg per room night
Water Footprint : 961.71 liters per room night