Chic Venice boutique style at its fabulous best

THIS 16TH CENTURY CANALSIDE PALAZZO turned boutique hotel in the Dorsoduro area is one of our fabulous favourites in Venice. Views over the domes of Santa Maria della Salute church are just the start at Ca Maria Adele: you can glide up to the door on a gondola to be met by charismatic style and luxury.

Venetian wooden raftered ceilings contrast with a stripped-down minimalist look and African wood in the lobby. White marble is reflected in majestic Murano glass chandeliers and all 14 of Ca Maria Adele's light-suffused bedrooms are boutique heaven. Mounds of inviting pillows and duvets are even washed in a mountain laundry outside Venice to get that special Alpine freshness. Most have kingsize beds, waterfall showers and spacious walk-in wardrobes.

Five ‘concept’ rooms fusing opulence and simplicity invite you to immerse yourself in Venetian fantasy. The Doge’s Room, dripping in rich red brocade, is for the master of the city – if your lady fancies playing mistress.

Hit the Spot
Steps from the distinctive domes of Santa Maria della Salute church.

Bliss out in one of the atmospheric 'concept' rooms. 

Be Savvy
The Dorsoduro  neighbourhood has the best of all worlds.

Be Smitten
Could you be anything else?

Black glass chandeliers

Sala dei Mori was inspired by the Moors, while the Sala Orientale flaunts golds and blues. Sala Noire's decadent black and chocolate shades recall the old Venetian spice routes – all voluptuous colours and rich scents under a black Murano glass chandelier. You can always cool off on the private roof terrace later.

Enjoy sundowners or uncork a bottle of prosecco on Ca Maria Adele's oriental terrace, with its piles of silk cushions and Moroccan lanterns. The setting for breakfast is just as enticing, and you'll have the chance to meet fellow guests around the big table.

Location-wise, you have the best of all worlds here – peaceful and crowd-free streets outside and with all the wonders of Venice just a gondola ride away. You’re just five minutes from St Mark’s Square and Santa Maria della Salute church, whose silhouetted domes dominate the Venetian skyline at dusk.

Ca Maria Adele was reviewed for Room for Romance by Sarah Robinson

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Dining in
Only breakfast is served, though you can have afternoon tea on the terrace and drinks in the exotic and atmospheric Moroccan-style  bar

Dining out
There are plenty of places on your doorstep. For a real treat, book dinner at Cip's Club at the Hotel Cipriani, on a pontoon over the lagoon with mesmerising views. Just hop on the private launch near Piazza San Marco.

Ca Maria Adele

What’s cooking?
Passions, probably – amid the silken cushions, velvet sofas and exotic lanterns of the Moroccan-inspired bar. Warm up for your night out here with a cocktail.

Dress the part
The vibe is dreamy Venetian chic

See & Do
You're literally steps from the church of Santa Maria della Salute, whose fabulous domes dominate the Ventian skyline. A vaporetto takes you across the lagoon to Venice's heartland (stay on board for a full-circle tour of the Grand Canal), where Piazza San Marco and its amazing basilica are steps away.

You're also well placed for arty trips to the Accademia and the Guggenheim, and the hotel can organise private guided tours  of Venice to suit your interests. Head out for the islands in the lagoon if you have time, and be sure to wander around the old Jewish quarter of Giudecca.

Browse the little shops in the Dorsoduro neighbourhood for interesting buys. Those on the main tourist route between San Marco and the Rialto are the most expensive.

After dark
Go to a candlelit Vivaldi concert  at the Pietà church, try the opera at La Fenice or simply thread your way along softly lit canals and side streets, taking in the sound of lapping water. You can always return to Ca Maria Adele's exotic bar for a chaser.


Flotillas of colourfully decorated boats travel around the canals for the Festa del Redentore. Fireworks and a regatta add to the fun.

Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice

Not applicable – Venice is car free.

Santa Lucia station – 6km

EUR 90 for a water taxi from the airport. This will bring you to the hotel's private landing stage.


Venice Marco Polo – 20km

Rooms and suites
14 rooms, including one suite

Special features
Exotically themed Concept rooms are made for a lovefest and come with plasma TVs and DVD players. . Sala Noir is rich, dark and voluptuous.

There's a terraced breakfast room, an exotic bar and wi-fi throughout.


Rates guide
EUR 300 - 675


Open all year



12.00 midday

Minimum night stay?
Two nights at the weekend and during the Venice Carnevale

Traditional Italian breakfast is served until 11am

Room service
Available 24 hours a day

Welcome over the age of 14

Small dogs are welcome

Air conditioning

Italian, English and French

Wedding license?

Your contact
Alessio and Nicola Campa – owners


We'll be adding guest ratings of Ca Maria Adele based on your feedback in the next few months.

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