Ca Maria Adele
- Style Baroque elegance
- Setting Canalside charm
RUNNER-UP: SEXIEST BEDROOM IN THE WORLD – SMITH HOTEL AWARDS 2013
With its Murano chandeliers, flock wallpaper and heavy damask fabrics, the Ca Maria Adele is absolutely Venetian, but its African wood, polished concrete and laid-back, bohemian atmosphere mean it is also undeniably modern. Located right opposite the Salute, it is in the heart of Venice's most tranquil area, the art quarter, and the only other tourists you are likely to come across are lost ones.
Need to know
- Rooms 12, including two suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $383.76 (€280), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include breakfast and soft-drink minibar.
- Facilities Private landing stage, CD/DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: plasma TV, CD/DVD player, Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Personal shoppers and in-room massages can be arranged, too.
- Check–out 12 noon, but later departures may be arranged. Check-in, 2pm, but flexible if the room is not booked.
Children This is a grown-up getaway for over-16s only; the apartment suite, with its extra bedroom, is the one to go for if you’re travelling en famille.
- Hotel closed 7–21 January.
- Also There’s a two-night minimum stay in high season (four nights during the Venice Biennale (28 May to 1 June 2013). Pets are welcome on request.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms We loved the themed rooms, in particular the seductive Sala Noire, the resplendent red and gold Sala del Doge and Sala del Camino for its huge fireplace. Overlooking the canal and the church, Deluxe room 332 and the Sala dei Mori have the best views. Modern, wood-beamed Suite 336 has a Jacuzzi tub at the foot of the bed.
- Packing tips Comfortable shoes; mosquito repellent in summer.
- Also The hotel organises tailored tours around the city and you can take a gondola ride across to the Grand Canal to view the Royal Palace.
Food and drink at Ca Maria Adele
- Hotel restaurant Only breakfast is served. Italian-style afternoon tea is available on the terrace, weather permitting.
- Dress code Ducal and decadent.
- Top table Find a spot on the ponyskin sofas in the cosy living room, and take your tea there. You’re almost at water level, so the fascinating view of the nearby bridge and church is unlike any you’ll see from the upper floors.
- Room service A light, limited menu of salads, snacks and tasting plates is available from 11am until 11pm.
- Hotel bar You can order evening drinks anywhere in the hotel. We suggest the breakfast room or the Moroccan Terrace on the second floor; in summer, you can have a tipple brought to you outside. After 9pm, there’s an honesty bar, stocked with prosecco, spirits and a selection of soft drinks.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details