Hotel Dona Palace

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Superb location, just off St Mark’s Square & a short walk to the Rialto Bridge
  • The building dates back to 14th century & was once home to the Duke of Venice
  • Complimentary appetisers served with glasses of wine during happy hour in the hotel’s bar
  • Free Wi-Fi & spacious rooms, some with views of the canal


Hidden just off St Mark’s Square, the 4-star Dona Palace is an intimate Venetian property that dates back to the 14th century. This long history is still apparent in the original windows, marble and woodwork throughout the hotel, reminiscent of the days when it was home to the Duke of Venice.

You’ll be staying in an excellent location on the canal. As well as St Mark’s, the Rialto Bidge, Basilica and Doges Palace are all within a 10-minute walk. Watch the gondola’s go by from the garden terrace or upgrade to a Canal View room to take full advantage of the scenery. If you are travelling by water taxi, the driver will be able to drop you off at the hotel's own private dock. 

The rooms are large and lavish with an elegant finish, huge windows, Italian marble in the bathrooms and air conditioning. Wi-Fi is free throughout. Upgrade to the Exclusive Executive Suite for your own private roof terrace with a whirlpool tub for two and views of the Basilica. Breakfast can be served here on request.

For those in the rest of the hotel, breakfast is served in the Lounge Bar, with a good selection of eggs, meat, yoghurt, pastries, cereal and more. A daily afternoon tea is also served here, and the hotel runs a small wine bar across the lane that serves free appetisers with glasses of wine during happy hour. For something more substantial, there are a multitude of excellent restaurants a short walk away. We recommend Il Ridotto near St Mark's Square, which has a 5-course tasting menu that is good value for the quality, and Osteria di Santa Marina near the Rialto for creative Venetian cuisine. 

Rooms & Rates

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  • Bar
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-out time is 11am

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.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 15 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 15 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 25.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 90.0 per night

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.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 January - 31 January, EUR 3.10 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.60 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 February - 31 December, EUR 4.50 per person, per night for adults; EUR 2.25 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old.

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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