The Design Hotel Ca’ Pisani is an impressive 500-year-old townhouse with "definite star quality", says Lonely Planet. The traditional exterior, painted terracotta red and with arched feature windows, are in stark contrast to the modern décor inside, but this family-run property is "as charming as it is chic", says The Daily Telegraph.
You'll be staying in the quiet Dorsoduro district, a 15-minute walk from St Mark's Cathedral in the city centre. The area is primarily residential but it's popular with the city's art crowd, who visit the neighbouring Accademia Galleries and Peggy Guggenheim Collection (five minutes away).
There are also a number of good local eateries scattered nearby (try local favourites Cantinone de Schiavi, and Osteria alla Bifora). Cruise ships dock at the nearby Stazione Marittima throughout the year, making the Ca’ Pisani a great base for layovers. Transfers between the port and the hotel take no more than five minutes by taxi or 30 minutes on foot.
Influenced by the art deco and Futurist era, the property is filled with artwork by Italian artist Fortunato Depero, and original features such as a fresco by Ugo Sissa and trademark star-speckled blue tables in the hotel's La Rivista cheese and wine bar. A solarium (open spring-autumn) and a Turkish steam bath complete the hotel's select list of facilities. The staff are all hired directly by the Serandrei family themselves and are known for their friendly attitude and spot-on advice.
Each room is smartly furnished with authentic 1930s and '40s furniture collected by the owners. It's a historic building so standard rooms are modest in size -- upgrade to a Duplex for a separate living room and a bedroom set on a stunning glass-floored mezzanine. Free Wi-Fi is provided, and the mini bars in the high-end rooms are stocked with complimentary soft drinks.
From the press:
"This was the first hotel to throw off the yawn-making pan-Venetian style, and though it's no longer the only one, it's still one of the most effective" -- Time Out
"Just off the sleek lobby, there is a bar and restaurant, La Rivista, which attracts a fashionable crowd of local Venetians" -- Condé Nast Traveller
Newspaper / magazines
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
A late check-out fee will be charged
Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply to patients and their companions, and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties, subject to the submission of proper documents to the property. A 30 percent reduction applies from 1-31 January.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The hotel is only a short walk from both the Accademia and Zattere landing platforms and is best accessed by boat or waterbus. From Marco Polo Airport, it is 40 minutes to the hotel by water taxi or 1 hour and 20 minutes via the public Alilaguna waterbus shuttle service, which makes several stops along the way.
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