The magnificent and absolutely breathtaking lobby of the Danieli
The irresistible and insatiable Bar Dandolo Lounge with its Murano glass chandeliers
Terrazza Danieli, from the inside — an authentic Venetian dining experience awaits you
Terrazza Danieli, from the outside — the best of Venice from its cuisine to its historic views
The design of each guest room reflects the true essence of Venetian luxury
One of the feature suites honoring great women — the Princess Grace of Monaco Suite
A 14th century palazzo rich in history, with rare Venetian interiors and a perfect position on the Grand Canal —
everyone loves the Hotel Danieli.
The Hotel Danieli enjoys a rich history dating to the late 14th century. A palazzo was built on the Grand Canal for the Dandolo family, who were related to the Doges. It was, at the time, one of the most ornate palazzos in Venice. Over several centuries the Palazzo Dandolo transferred between family members, not all without protest. The family retained its ownership of the palazzo until the end of the 18th century, when it was taken over by the new Italian government.
The Hotel Danieli’s name is derived from a savvy Italian developer, Giuseppe Dal Niel. In 1822, Dal Niel rented one floor in the palazzo, specifically to rent the rooms as a hotel. That proved successful. A few years later Dal Niel purchased the entire property to enlarge the hotel and proceeded to thoroughly restore the palazzo.
In 1895, ownership changed again, and the hotel was upgraded to provide state-of- the-art amenities including elevators, electricity, and steam heat. Over time, the hotel expanded to increase the number of guest rooms and its presence on the Grand Canal. In 1906, the Hotel Danieli was acquired by the successful Italian Grand Hotels brand, who performed additional renovations.
Today, the Hotel Danieli is comprised of three different palazzos from the 14th,19th and 20th centuries. The famous red building with the white Venetian-Gothic windows is the original 14th century Palazzo Dandolo. The interior architecture of this hotel is nothing short of spectacular. There is simply no match to the famous, multi-storied lobby, with its monumental, colonnaded stairway, intricately-carved columns, and softly-lit, Venetian wallcoverings. Other featured spaces in the hotel include the Salon, Dandolo Bar, and Restaurant Terraza Danieli. Restaurant Terraza Danieli offers Venetian and Mediterranean cuisine and picture-perfect views from its top-floor dining room and terrace overlooking the Grand Canal.
There are 221 guest rooms and suites, luxuriously appointed and clearly Venetian in style. There are three Dandolo Palace Suites that are dedicated to notable women: Greta Garbo, Maria Calla, and Princess Grace of Monaco.
The Hotel Danieli is now a member of Starwood Hotel’s Luxury Collection. It is within walking distance of St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, and the multitude of shops along the narrow walkways that line Venice’s canals.
Images courtesy of Starwood Hotels
Awards and certifications
Below are the awards and accolades gained by Hotel Danieli
Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Riva Degli Schiavoni 4196