You will find the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal a stone’s throw from St. Mark’s Square, looking out over the point where the Grand Canal meets the waters of St. Mark’s Basin. The hotel is set against one of Venice’s most fascinating and evocative backdrops, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the Basilica della Salute, Punta della Dogana and the islands of Giudecca and San Giorgio, alongside Ca’ Giustinian, historic Biennial venue.
The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal is easy to reach by various means of transport. The vaporetto landing stage is in front of the hotel. If you prefer, our private dock for taxis is at your disposal: you will enter directly in the heart of the hotel and if you want the romance, the gondolas have their statius right outside our terrace – restaurant.
Enter the Hotel and you’ll think you are following in the steps of Giacomo Casanova, in a mansion once owned by the aristocratic Dandolo family and which, from 1638, accommodated the first public “Ridotto”, a place where the aristocracy and all sorts of people (noble and royale people, adventurers, prostitutes, card sharps, travellers, traders, etc.) “retreated” for various reasons – gambling, the pleasures of the courtesans, social and political relations.
As you can well imagine, Giacomo Casanova considered this place the ideal backdrop for his conquests and the goliardic way of life which made him famous in every corner of the globe.
All the rooms you can choose from are decorated in grand style to live and feel Venice down to the smallest details.
The rooms are elegant and simple, with the Venetian style represented by fine fabrics, murrine glass, mosaics and sumptuous chandeliers of Murano island. Baroque and minimalism are constantly merging.
With its 92 rooms, the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal can satisfy your desire. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, from all the different types of room available, you can choose the one you want and which best reflects the needs of your stay.
At the Grand Canal Restaurant you can enjoy the typical dishes of Venetian tradition, expressed with maximum taste and harmony.
The décor and impeccable service create a particular and pleasant atmosphere, a feeling of warmth in a unique context where every moment becomes precious and unique. At the Grand Canal Restaurant, you can find an international clientèle, but also the Venetians themselves who choose this elegant restaurant for its excellent cuisine.
Particular attention is focussed on the delicacies of the sea and vegetables whose freshness is crucial to prepare the typical dishes of the local cuisine.
In every season, quality is accompanied by meticulous discreet service sensitive to your special requests.
The Grand Canal Restaurant looks out directly over the Grand Canal to combine the pleasures of the palate with an evocative view over the Venice lagoon.
Your dinner on the terrace is a truly unforgettable experience in all seasons, even the coldest, thanks to the outdoor heaters.
As you know, the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, located a stone’s throw from St. Mark’s Square, today offers all the ingredients it takes to turn a meeting, conference or wedding into a truly special event.
Discover the beauty of the Ridotto Rooms and all the special evenings which have taken place here, helping to make this place a true protagonist in the history of Venice where the life of what was once one of the world’s most famous casinos unfolded.
Today it takes the form of a multipurpose room surrounded by a further eight spacious rooms with great historical and artistic atmosphere, natural light and all the most modern technologies.
Each year Venice attracts international events and conferences. The Hotel has nine extraordinary “Ridotto Rooms”, perfect for meetings, but also to take guests back to the time of Giacomo Casanova with performances and themed evenings.
And don’t forget that we are in the San Marco district, in Calle Vallaresso, the vibrant heart of Venice and that today the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal can offer all the ingredients it takes to turn a meeting, incentive or congress into a special event.
This location unique in the world, together with attentive discreet service, makes the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal the perfect place for your wedding, event, ceremony and banquet.
In Venice, dozens of weddings, events, anniversaries and ceremonies are celebrated each year.
The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal with the nine extraordinary Ridotto Rooms in Palazzo Dandolo Erizzo is the ideal place for wedding lunches, banquets, events and social events. Whether for a wedding or event, the fascination of the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal can take your guests back to the times of Giacomo Casanova’s Serenissima in a magical evocative atmosphere.