Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features two rooms: the Panorama room (a 25 m2 bedroom), and a Junior Suite (a 49 m2 1-bedroom suite) at the Grand Hotel dei Dogi, a Dedica Anthology Autograph Collection hotel in Venice, Italy.
In case you missed it:
- Suite Saturdays: Junior Suite @ the Waldorf Hilton, London
- Suite Saturdays: Grand Deluxe Suite @ St Regis Osaka
The Grand Hotel dei Dogi, Autograph Collection is housed in the old and prestigious Rizzo-Patarol noble palace. The Patarol family constructed the building in the Sixteenth Century, and the noble Rizzo family, extinct in 1833, inherited it. Before becoming the seat of the 5 Star Grand Hotel Dei Dogi, it hosted a monastery, and the embassies of France and Savoy. The building features the architectural structure of a typical Venetian house. Decorations, brocades and carvings, multicolored marble, fine Venetian stuccoes, lamps – authentic masterpieces from the Master Glass blowers of Murano – can be found in all the environments.
Details about the rooms is scarce on the hotel’s website, besides that rooms may not look like those showed on the official photo set. Being a reconverted old palace, rooms are not standardized and sizes and décor differ from one another. Here are some pictures of the room from the hotel’s website:
Here is John’s video review and commentary on these rooms:
In terms of architecture and history, this property is a gem in the Venice luxury hotel market. Rooms and suites at this property usually sell for around 150 – 300€/night during low season, to 200 – 500€ during high season. . There are no junior suites, which probably explains the price difference. As a Category 6 hotel, 50,000 points/night for a regular room seems quite steep, especially if that room can be booked for 150€ during low season.