The grande dame of Venetian five-star hotels, Hotel Daniele is a mix of 14th-century grandeur and very traditional luxuries. It’s located on a lively waterfront, with superb views over the canals and gondolas.
There are actually three buildings here, but most travel designers will recommend you stay in the original 14th-century Palazzo Dandolo. Its sumptuous ceiling and atrium hall is what vacations in Venice are all about.
Furnishing are regal and evoke a time of empire, with Murano glass chandeliers and damask curtains. There is no doubt that you’re in a palace. And if you can be here outside main tourism season, it can feel like you’re 14th-century medieval royalty.