Great location, a bit disappointed with breakfast however already knew from other's review before. In general good accomodation for value of money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
You get what you pay for and Venice is expensive! In comparison, Doni hotel was good for the price. The bath towels were a little too far on the small side, but that's obviously not a huge deal. When we walked in, we overheard the man behind the counter speaking with others about renovating the place. It does need some touching up, but was fine for […] us. It is a little difficult to find, as people have already mentioned. After you go past the basilica, cross two bridges and turn immediately right after the second bridge (along the water). You'll see the Doni sign. Would stay again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"the best little albergo in Venice"
LOCATION: Perfect. Five-minute walk to San Marco, but nestled into a quiet little canal. Two-minute walk from a vaporetto stop, so it's super easy to find - which, in Venice, is saying a *lot*. HOTEL: Friendly staff 24/7, clean rooms and facilities. Cozy, quiet, charactered - a real old-fashioned European traveler's hotel. WOULD STAY AGAIN!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to tourist sites"
Clean, but small, room. Bathroom was in good condition with a standard shower. Towels are changed every other day, but room is cleaned daily. Very basic accommodations close to the main tourist area of venice. Great little restaurants within a 5 minute walk. It was difficult to find initially since it is located behind another building. It is near a […] large vaporetto station that provides access to most other areas of venice as well as the station for the water shuttle from the airport. Near a quiet canal where you can here the gondoliers serenade the tourists during the day! Very friendly and helpful staff that were able to answer all my questions and provided a great map. Breakfast was also good, even though the coffee was burnt most days. It included juice, buns (with choice of butter, hazelnut-chocolat spread, jam, etc), cereal and milk, coffee, and tea. Wifi is only available in the common areas so that was a little difficult but once in the dining room or in the public area, the connection was great. Doors are locked at night with the night watchman buzzing you in- we did not have any problems. He actually helped us time our water bus ride to the train station on the other side of the islands. Overall, a great affordable hotel in venice. Just be prepared for a small, older hotel that is well maintained. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I LOVE Albergho Doni!"
This hotel had it all with charming decor, fabulous staff, amazing location and breakfast to boot! It's not a 5 star, 500 thread count kind of place...its a Henry Miller kind of charm with old wooden floors, creaky stairs and beautiful old shot glass pane windows that overlook the canal. Be prepared to love the song Ciao Venicia, because that's what […] you'll hear as the gondolas pass under your window in the afternoons. It's a great place in a perfect location and we would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a funky little friendly place to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Doni Hotel in Venice"
I was very disappointed with this hotel for the fact that we had to share the same bathroom with six other rooms on the same floor. I will not recommend this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"You pay for the location...nothing else"
It was easy to find and in a great spot, although due to complications with reservations and little help from the staff made it a difficult pill to swallow. When we arrived our reservation was already booked by another couple and claims that one of the staff was waiting all evening for us to arrive even tho the reservation was not made till 2in the […] morning the evening after. Since we arrived past sundown we didnt have much choice but take option of a more expensive room than what we had booked. Relatively creepy place but well cleaned. Nobody said venice was cheap, but your money can be better spent. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location - canal with gondola outside window"
helpful customer service. great location. cute place right on a canal. felt right - for Venice feelingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"My mistake, should have looked harder!"
There is a racing expression "horses for courses" meaning, choose the right horse for the right race. I did not choose correctly when selecting the Doni because I normally prefer 3*/4* hotels. The Doni is exactly what it claims to be - a budget hotel. In fact, a more accurate description would be a commercial traveller's bed and breakfast. There are […] areas which they could improve, decoration, breakfast, etc. but for a cheap accommodation in a prime position it is perfect - just not for me! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Couple with one child"
The only good thing about this hotel is the location. We stayed in the annex building and were not located in the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel, close to San Marco Piazza"
Was a really nice hotel - we really enjoyed our stay. Room was comfortable enough - we felt like we got what we paid for. Our only concern was the bathroom (we had one of the en-suite rooms). It wasn't very clean, particularly the shower under waist level. We would still happily stay again or recommend to friends.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location for this hotel was great. A few steps away from St Peter's square and right along a very popular route for the gondolas. The room was clean and compact as expected of a Venice hotel. The main inconvenience was the fact that there were no elevators and the staircase is really crammed so try to get a room on the first or second floor. If […] you get room #12, you'll get free wifi as it is parallel to the hallway (which is where the wifi is offered). Shared bathroom; the bath tub was clean and available most of the time. Besides that, service was good and breakfast was standard. All in all, a good experience, and you can't beat that price in Venice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
great value, basic, but unreal location, poor breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"plus and minus"
Plus...location, location....neat bathroom Minus....bed, decor, floor, awful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Emplacement idéal !"
Le personnel a été très accueillant et aidant. Le point fort de l'hôtel est son emplacement. À 2 minutes de la piazza San Marco ! C'est convivial, car on peut retourner à notre chambre pour déposer des achats ou pour se changer avant aller manger. Par ailleurs, il n'y a pas d'air climatisé, donc dépendamment du moment de l'année, c'est un élément à […] prendre en considération. Pour nous ce n'étais pas un problème. Le point à améliorer est le déjeuner. Il n'y a pas beaucoup de choses : café, thé, jus, céréales sans saveur, pain plutôt de type pour le souper et quelques tranches de mortadella. Aussi l'immeuble et la chambre sont un peu vieillot, mais c'est Venise quand même ! En somme, mon copain et moi y retournerions sans problème si l'occasion se présentait à nouveau. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Хороший отель с удобным расположением, прекрасные ребята-администраторы, очень вежливые и заботливыеGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Gelegen op 2 minuten van San Marco. Vanuit onze kamer hadden we zicht op de gondels. We lagen net boven de receptie waardoor we op onze kamer ook wifi bereik hadden.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Høj værdi for pengene og perfekt beliggenhed"
Maj 2014: Jeg overnattede 2 nætter på hotellet i et lille værelse med en enkeltmandsseng. Sengen var udemærket og det fælles bad og toilet fungerede fint. Morgenmaden var også udemærket og generelt var der en god stemning på hotellet. Værten i receptionen var utrolig hjælpsom og venlig og hotellet har åbent hele døgnet. Et minus var måske Wifi kun var […] i stuen og på 1 sal, men ellers var det ganske udemærket og vigtigst af alt var der ikke så meget larm, selvom hotellet er beliggende så tæt på Markuspladsen. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Πολύ καλή τοποθεσία"
Το HOTEL βρίσκεται σε πολύ καλή τοποθεσία περίπου 400 μέτρα από την Pazza του san Marko και λιγότερο από 100 μέτρα από την παραλία , το δωμάτιο ήταν καθαρό, και το κρεβάτι ήταν άνετο, μέσα υπήρχε μπιντές καθώς και νιπτήρας , η τουαλέτα ήταν κοινή έξω στον διάδρομο, δεν υπήρχε τηλεόραση στο δωμάτιο ούτε ψυγείο και το κυριότερο το wi-fi δεν λειτουργούσε […] μέσα στο δωμάτιο αλλά μόνο στους διαδρόμους. Από θέα μόνο τα δυτικά δωμάτια βλέπουν το κανάλι όπου συχνά πέρναγαν οι γόνδολες με τους τουρίστες.. Το πρωινό ήταν αρκετά ικανοποιητικό, λαμβάνοντας υπόψη την θέση του hotel και τις τιμές άλλων διπλανών με περισσότερα αστέρια hotel , το DONI είναι ένα καλό και φτηνό ξενοδοχείο που ευχαρίστως θα επισκεπτόμουν ξανά στο μέλλον . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice position and friendly staff"
The position of this hotel is very close to San Macro Square, and the staff are friendly and willing to give information and advice for the trip. Room was small but really cozy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfekte Lage, (nahe Vaporetto Station, Markusplatz, Seufzerbrücke, Rialto, Hard Rock,...) Zimmer alt aber sauber, Duschen und WC sauber, für Italien gutes Frühstück. Wir können es auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Prisvärt hotell med ultimat läge"
Hotellet var lätt att hitta från traghettistationen S Marco Zaccaria (?), låg i ett lugnt kvarter precis intill en kanal där de sjungande gondoljärerna passerar dagtid. Nära restauranger och sevärdheter. Hotellet var gammalt och ålderdomligt inrett, men välskött och rent. Wifi i lobbyn, ingen hiss och delad toalett och dusch. Har man, som vi, inga problem […] med detta är det ett perfekt boende. Vi fick ett stort rum högst upp i huset med en skön säng, bra förvaringsmöjligheter och eget handfat. Mycket trevlig och hjälpsam personal som talar bra engelska. Skulle absolut återvända hit! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Отличный отдых в Венеции."
Мы - молодая пара, отдыхали в Венеции 5 дней в начале апреля. Соотношение цены отеля с его качеством нас устроило. Расположение великолепное! Рядом остановка вапоретто (5 минут от отеля). Есть завтрак, что немаловажно, учитывая цены в Венеции. После завтрака мы сразу же уходили гулять и возвращались в отель уже ближе к ночи. В номере есть обогреватель, […] пользовались им пару ночей. Мы не заметили на фото отеля и в отзывах, что в номерах стоят биде, первый день смущались.:) Потом перестали замечать, ведь в номере фактически только ночевали. Персонал говорит на английском, был большой плюс для нас (не знаем итальянский). Ванна с туалетом хоть и на этаже, но все в хорошем состоянии и чисто (мы жили в 5 номере). Рядом с отелем много недорогих баров, где можно перекусить и есть вполне хорошие тратории, где можно вкусно поужинать. В день отъезда, нам предложили оставить вещи в отеле, пока мы гуляем, что было очень удобно, так как самолет у нас был лишь в 23:10. В общем, мы остались довольны отдыхом в Венеции. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bom custo benefício"
Bem localizado, vale pelo preço, quarto pequeno com móveis bem velhos, café da manhã razoável.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ich war angenehm überrascht!"
Der Aufenthalt in Venedig und im Doni-Hotel war in jeder Hinsicht schön. Das Hotel hebt sich durch liebevollen, leicht verstaubten Charme ab. Die Zimmer sind einfach, aber sehr sauber, das Mobiliar individuell, viele Originalzeichnugnen und Bilder aus unterschiedlichen Zeitn hängen an den Wänden. Einige Waschräume und Toiletten sind auf dem Flur, aber […] das Preisleistungsverhältnis stimmt dennochin jedem Fall. Das Hotelteam ist sehr herzlich und zuvorkommend gewesen, das schlichte Frühstück wurde mir stets aufs Zimmer gebracht, weil das Hochwasser in den Speiseraum zu steigen drohte und auch tat. Alles in allem empfehlenswert. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Cet hotel est très agréable, à trois minutes à pieds de la place Saint Marc, ambiance très feutrée et le personnel très sympathique. Le petit déjeuner est inclus dans le prix de la chambre qui, pour l'emplacement, est très raisonnable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Zentral und trotzdem ruhig"
Hatten einen Kurzaufenthalt von 3 Nächten. Dafür war es sehr gut geeignet. Vom Hotel waren die Anlegestellen Zappaccio und San Marco sehr schnell zu erreichen. Der Markusplatz lag ein paar Minuten entfernt. Umliegend boten sich ausreichend Essens- und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten.Genuine Expedia guest review
"super location - god betjening"
dejligt ophold - fik en hel lejlighed i annekset med flot kanaludsigt. Meget venligt personaleGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Für denjenigen, der weiss worauf er sich einlässt,"
Verlief alles reibungslos und total unproblematisch. Der Empfang war nett, das Zimmer immer sauber und das WC und Dusche immer frei. Wenn man sich im Klaren ist, dass man das Bad und das WC je nach dem nicht im Zimmer hat - ist es eine sehr weiter zu empfehlende Wahl. Auch die Lage ist einfach perfekt!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Absolut empfehlenswerte Low-Budget Unterkunft"
Top Lage - 2 Minuten zum Markusplatz, super freundliches Personal, saubere Zimmer, gemütlicher Ausstattungsstil, ruhige Lage an einem kleinen Kanal, entsprach genau unseren Ansprüchen als junges PärchenGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Verblijf Doni hotel 15-18 oktober 2012"
Vriendelijk personeel, zeer geschikte locatie, kamer wat donker, maar bed was goed. Ontbijt erg mager.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Midt i smørøyet"
Hotellet er sjarmerende, og ligger veldig sentralt. Rommene er litt slitt, men det er reint og fint. Det var greit med vask på rommet, og det fungerte overraskende fint å dele bad med de andre rommene. Kan absolutt anbefale dette hotellet til andre.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Det er et lille hotel, der ligger super godt og tæt på alt. Det ligger ud til en lille kanal, så selvom man er tæt på alt, er det på en lille stille kanalvej. Men man skal ikke tage hotellet, hvis man vil have lidt luksus. Morgenmaden er et tørt stykke brød med nutella/syltetøj og en kop kaffe/pink juice. Væggene er tynde, så man kan høre meget støj […] fra personale/andre gæster. I vores kunne man mærke fjerderne gennem madrassen og under vores ophold havde vi svært ved at sove om natten, da der var mange myg i værelset. Vi ved ikke, hvor de kom fra, for vi havde ikke vinduet åbent - men de var der hver nat - det kan være vi bare var uheldige. Men hvis man skal tage dette hotel, skal det være fordi man vil bo centralt og billigt. Det ser rigtig hyggeligt ud udefra og indvendigt minder det meget om et 'backpacker'-sted. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
ganz reizend, die zimmer sind suess und alt, und es ist TOTAL ZENTRAL...das fruehstueck ist nicht der Rede wert, aber die Inhaber sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit - sehr zu empfehlen fuer eine kurze Reise mit kleinem Budget!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Sett i forhold til prisen jeg betale for rommet kan jeg ikke være annet enn svært fornøyd; rommet var mye bedre enn forventet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"lokalizacja i standard"
Fantastyczna lokalizacja, swietne polozenie hotelu pare krokow od placu Sw Marka. Mila obsluga, niesamowicie czysto, choc na pierwszy rzut oka wcale nie wydawalo sie tak byc - skromne umeblowanie, lazienka na korytarzu etc. Recepcja czynna 24 h. Sniadania bardzo skromne, ale coz wymagac za taka cene i w hotelu z 1 gwiazdka. Widok z okna na kanal i gondole. […] Jednym slowem hotel bardzo dobry dla mniej wymagajacego klienta. Dla nas - mlodego malzenstwa, ten hotel to strzal w dziesiatke. Na pewno tam wrocimy. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location - affordable good guesthouse"
Good welcoming service and reception speaks good English. Breakfast was better than I expected, especially since it didn't say included on my order and others have described it as simple European style continental breakfast. The room is spacious old style without shower/toilet, but shared facilities that were hardly ever occupied. The room did include […] sink and a foot/wash that you could use instead of going to shared toilet at night. No air-condition so I wonder how people manage in hot summer nights. No mosquito-net on windows either so we ended up with a couple of mosquito bites. Location can hardly be better, it is only 2 minutes away from the San Marco Ferry stop and 5min away from San Marco cathedral. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"zentrales kleines Familienhotel"
freundliche entgegenkommende Besitzer, einfache Zimmer mit Charme. Netter ServiceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Consider Your Priorities"
07/06/14 DebbieKNewJersey Pequannock, New Jersey
If you are seeking a glamorous room and luxury, move on. Hotel Doni has an incredible location on a canal. You will feel like a local when you stay here. Yes, the wall paper is peeling. You have to share a bathroom. There is a generous breakfast, as stated in another review. If you have a small sense of adventure and are seeking a clean place to rest your head at night, then this is the place. BTW, sharing a bathroom is not so terrible. I only ever waited 5 minutes or so for a shower. There was plenty of hot water. Watching life on the canal from the window was priceless. I found the owners to be very gracious and helpful. The price was right. I would not hesitate to return there and recommend it to like-minded souls.
"AMAZING location, horrible service."
06/27/14 ajbmaxim Toronto, Canada
My friends and I stayed here for only 2 nights. From the moment we stepped in the office door, we felt unwelcome. It only got worse after the lady that owns the place showed us our room. Being from Canada, I've grown up using doorknobs and bolt locks, you wouldn't think this would be of any significance however, after the lady left us, we couldn't open the door, there is only on keyhole in the door and if you turn the key the wrong way, you must turn it the correct way about 6 times before it will unlock. We couldn't figure out how to get into our room, so we went back to the front desk to ask and the lady got frustrated and told me i shouldn't be having problems because "it's just a door, all doors are universal.". When she saw my friend struggling to open the door, she yelled at her "lady, it's a door just open it for Chr*st's sake" not only is being yelled at by the owner of your hotel unsettling, but the fact that she would use the Lord's name in vein made me ponder why she's living in a Roman Catholic city. After figuring out the door, I asked her if she could show us how to use the gas stove, I've only ever used electric stoves so I didn't know how to light a gas stove. She told us the kitchen didn't work and that we could only use the microwave. She also did not go over what we can touch and what has to stay where it is in the flat. Instead, there were printed signs everywhere in capital letters telling us what and what not to do. For example "TURN FAN OFF WHEN LEAVING FLAT" "DO NOT TOUCH HEATER" "DO NOT LEAVE WATER RUNNING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME" simple things that she could have simply told us to begin with as opposed to having to read these signs every second of every minute you're in the flat, though this probably wouldn't have bothered me as much if we hadn't had the horrible welcome. The next day I was going to go ask for a partial refund for the "broken" kitchen that's included in the price. Her husband was there and he laughed when I asked him how to use the gas stove because of how simple it is. He showed me how to light it and I went back and lit it and cooked food. Meaning, the lady lied to our faces. What wasn't made aware to us was that she wanted a $5000 deposit on the room that we get back when we leave but because we were leaving so early she said it's fine that we don't pay a deposit. She made me feel really uncomfortable and unwanted. She didn't make me feel like I was capable of asking her simple questions, or any questions at all for that matter. This was the only location we went where we didn't get a map, or even an explanation of the city, what's good to do, what to stay away from. However, the location almost made up for the horrid staff. It was right next to the boat buses and water taxi's. The gondola drivers chilled right outside our room, so doing that was spontaneous and amazing! I personally would stay there again now that I know what to expect from it, knowing I can't go in with no plan and ask what's good to do. Knowing I won't even get a map to show me how to even get to the city center. It wasn't a comfortable stay, but the location was nice and Venice is absolutely beautiful!
"Simple, basic charm that delivers…"
06/17/14 RebecaJA Albuquerque, New Mexico
My husband and I stayed four nights at the Doni hotel, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. True, it is not new or luxurious, it is old and maybe even shabby, but the things that matter are abundantly present: Hot water, shower pressure? Yes. Comfortable bed? Yes. Convenient location? Yes. Quiet? Yes. Clean? Yes, very much so (do not mistake shabby for dirty). Adequate breakfast? Yes, with double thumbs up. It includes granola/oats, milk, fresh rolls, cold cuts, butter, jam, jelly, Nutella, and limitless amounts of wonderful coffee… all you can chug down. Now, before you readers think that my husband and I like to pig out just because food is free, let me tell you that if you are going to engage in marathonic sightseeing sessions you need plenty of nourishment and caffeine to begin with. Having a substantial breakfast allowed us to go on sightseeing without soon getting ravenously hungry, and stopped us from sitting down at the first tourist trap where food was available; this is what happened to us in Rome, where our hotel did not provide breakfast. Besides: all the caffeine you need/want in a country where a small cup of American coffee is generally no less than 2 euros, no refills? Believe me: you can’t beat that. We paid 95 euros for a double room with shared bathroom, but there was never a cue for the toilet or the shower. Our room was across the shower room, but we did not find that noisy or disturbing in any sense. We did not have a room on the side of the canal, our view was a charming little courtyard that belonged to another hotel, but again, this was neither noisy nor bothersome. From our room we could still hear the gondoleros serenading their passengers. It was quite wonderful. And the owners of the hotel, who personally take care of their business, were kind and helpful. We most definitely would stay at the Doni hotel again.
"Charming, but a little dilapidated ..."
06/09/14 Nanette T Portland, Oregon
I want so much to like this hotel - the proprietors are helpful and friendly, the location is great, the breakfast is good - but it's also a bit of a shambles. The bathrooms need to be renovated and better cleaned, the wallpaper is peeling, and "air conditioning" is the freestanding unit that requires you to keep the window open anyway, in order to allow the intake hose to work.
"Three great nights at Doni"
05/20/14 Squirt2 Fort Worth
My wife and I arrive in Venice on board a cruise ship. I arranged a three night stay at Hotel Doni so we could explore Venice before returning home to Texas. A friend had stayed at Hotel Doni and liked it and Rick Steves travel guide recommended the place. I really liked the place. It was clean, simple and well located. Our room was in the back on the ground floor.The room was spacious and clean. The bed was good and the bath was modern and usable. The breakfast was simple but adequate and included a pot of good and plentiful coffee. (something not always found in Europe) The hotel is family owned and operated. The brother and sister that operate the place are charming. The location very near St. Marks Square is excellent. I highly recommend this place.
01/02/14 Bill R
Very basic place to stay. Location was unbeatable being very close to St Marks and the Grand canal vaporetto stops. The room we has was in need of updating. It was old and tired. The staff was helpful, friendly and spoke good English. The breakfast was good - no complaints there. But the facility needs work. I would only stay there if there was no other place available. Book your rooms early as the high season in Venice runs from early spring to late fall. Our room had no bathroom just a bidet and sink.
12/17/13 Amarelhe Porto, Portugal
It's an old building, but our room was big and very comfortable, with a big bed and a good heater. Breakfast is very simple, but good. The Staff if very friendly and helpful!!! Cheap place in the center of Venice, 3 minutes from the St. Marcos square! If you look for a place in the center and cheap, this one is perfect!!!
"Comfortable & Basic"
11/06/13 eyeofpapas Melbourne, Australia
this is a nice and basic hotel that is located in the center of all the action in Venice. The hotel may be a little old, but i liked the decor, it was old style Venetian and perfect for Venice! the rooms was clean and the bed was comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful with what to see and do in Venice. The Wifi worked well. It was also nice to be on the top floor and have a room that looked over a canal where gondolas would ride through at night with singers on the gondola. I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again.
"More of a hostel"
10/20/13 d e White Rock, Canada
we stayed here 2 nights and it was just a basic hostel. It was cheap for Venice and the location was great but the room was old and tired looking, the owners should update everything. The breakfast was hostel standard too.
"Great Location and easy to find!"
This hotel is great because of it's central location. You really couldn't be in a better spot in Venice. The rooms are clean and do the trick but are definitely dated. The hotel overall feels older and unique with a certain charm. The breakfast is not great... But does the trick. My favourite part was definitely Bebul (?...I'm bad with names...) the night manager... He's so kind and made my stay at Hotel Doni that much better. Overall, a great choice for travelers on a budget.
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