Ca Maria Adele: Hotel for luxury-lovers
Ca Maria Adele is 5-star hotel in Venice for luxury-lovers; lovers of plush, decadent rooms and oversized Jacuzzi baths; lovers of gold leaf, enormous beds and soft, velvety fabrics; and for lovers, pure and simple. Cool minimalism it ain’t, but if you like designer opulence, this 16th-century palazzo will wrap itself around you like a warm cocoon. Lying within the walls of an historical Venetian palazzo and hidden amongst the waterways of the city, it’s a private bolthole of contrasts demonstrating old grandeur on the exterior with a modern, sleek and luxurious interior. It’s lavish, quirky, intimate, romantic and utterly lovely. Lanterns and chandeliers made from local Murano glass cast a golden glow onto opulently decorated interiors, where guests can start the day with a lavish breakfast.
Ca Maria Adele was concerned by its owners through the fusion of diverse decorative styles combining the typical style of the fabrics called “damaschi” with the linearity of the african wood furnishing which give an unexpectedly harmonious effect. Majestic chandeliers in Murano glass, shades of lights, essential and minimalist lines combine to complement furnishings of distinguished provenance from diverse period of history presenting new design combinations, unique within the lagoon city.
Behind its deceptively plain façade are breathtakingly sumptuous rooms including 5 lavishly themed Concept Rooms. These 5 concept rooms with two suites (one with a little balcony) and five deluxe rooms are all delightfully decorated with subtle tones, beautiful dark-wood furniture and marble bathrooms. Each room at Hotel Ca Maria Adele takes inspiration from Venice’s historical links with the Far East, from crimson brocades and damask tapestries to oriental silks and antique African wood furniture. After a refreshing sleep amid sumptuous linens, the magical floating city awaits to be explored. The Sala del Doge is decked out entirely in crimson brocade with a chandelier dripping in Murano glass. The Sala Noire is an inky boudoir with wrought iron lamps. However each room provides king sized bed, TV Lcd with Satellite channels, internet connection, air-conditioning, minibar, safe, telephone, hair dryer, Jacuzzi or Waterfall Shower or Cromotherapy and Dvd & Cd Player.
The reception and lounge are similarly extravagant, with a roaring fireplace, marabou lampshades and etchings of Venice’s historic doges. The two entrances, one from the land and one from the water, reflect the richness in contrasts and emotions of the place that is hosting every Guest and of the town to which it belongs.
There’s no restaurant but guests can order breakfast each evening, selecting not only what they want on their tray but where they want to have it: in their rooms, on the terrace or in the stylish breakfast room. The comfortable breakfast room welcomes each Guest on the first floor of Ca Maria Adele to wish them a special good morning before setting forth on their magic adventure along the enchanting “calli” (the typical narrow streets of Venice) and “campi” (squares) of Venice. From its terrace each Guest can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Santa Maria della Salute Church and its stately domes will surprise for its captivating beauty. Precious damask tapestries and a wonderful original chandelier from Murano, create the ideal atmosphere to taste the specialities of Ca Maria Adele, cooked daily with fresh and genuine ingredients that meet any alimentary requirement.
The terrace is a new space to be enjoyed for breakfast but ideal also for a drink, sitting among cushions covered with Oriental silks. The atmosphere of this public open area is inspired to Morocco with its vivid colors and warm hues, lighted by the famous lanterns with multi-colored glasses. From this romantic and exotic atmosphere rises still another harmony, a further matching of elements, meant to make each stay at Ca Maria Adele special and new, always.
Ca Maria Adele overlooks the beautiful Santa Maria della Salute Church. It is tucked away at the tip of the classy Dorsoduro quarter and stone’s throw from the Grand Canal, St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace and a short stroll from the Rialto Bridge. From the windows (most rooms have them) you look onto the canals, churches and rooftops of Europe’s most stunningly preserved city, yet the hotel remains remarkably peaceful. Ca Maria Adele has its own water entrance. It’s a short hop from here to the vaporetto stop and on to San Marco. So if you have a new lover to impress or an old one to woo afresh, this is the place.
It’s tough to identify the wettest season in Venice. There is more rain in the summer and later in the year, the most rainfall traditionally come in June, August, and November but there is more water coming from below the city in the winter. The “Acqua Alta”, or periodic flooding, usually occurs between November and March. Temperature-wise, Venice can climb to 25°C in the summer and temperatures hover just above freezing in the winter. You’ll need a jacket in the spring and fall. The masks, costumes and galas that have become so synonymous with Venice ring in the season of Lent during the pageantry of Carnevale in late February/early March. In July, Redentore, the Feast of the Redeemer, is a giant party on the water with fireworks and hundreds of illuminated boats. Oarsmen show their prowess in the Historic Regatta, a centuries-old race that takes to the water in September. The world-renowned contemporary art exhibit that includes the Venice Film Festival, the Venice Biennale completely takes over the city in the summer and fall of each odd numbered year while thousands of worshippers parade to the looming Santa Maria della Salute Church for the Madonna della Salute in November.