Hotel Palazzo Stern
What To Know
- The palazzo was built in the 20th century, but portions of it date back to the 15th
- Extravagant interiors with antiques, sculptures and crystal chandeliers
- Go for a soak in the rooftop jacuzzi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
With a stay at Hotel Palazzo Stern in Venice (Dorsoduro), you’ll be minutes from Ca’ Rezzonico Gallery and Ca’ Rezzonico. This 4-star hotel is close to Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Basilica.
Make yourself at home in one of the 24 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and espresso makers. Plasma televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a spa tub, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room.
How to Get There
We had a delightful 3 night stay at Palazzo Stern. It is a beautiful historic palace with clean, comfortable and well maintained rooms and a gorgeous terrace facing the Grand Canal. It is at a relatively quiet part of town which allows you to peacefully stroll through charming streets around it. At the same time it is easy to walk to the main sites or to take the public boat from the Ca'rezzonico stop situated right next to the hotel (you can buy your ticket on the boat)l. There is no restaurant at the hotel so the only meal they serve is breakfast and it was nice. With so many lovely restaurants nearby this is not a problem at all. Everyone working at the hotel was very helpful and friendly. They also have a complimentary boat service to a glass factory in Murano which I highly recommend.
Palazzo Stern is a medium sized typical palazzo at the canale grande right next to the vaporetto station Ca‘ Rezzonico. We had two spacious doublerooms with luxury bathrooms, very clean, very comfortable beds. The staff was extraordinary friendly and helpful. All in all most enjoyable !
There was much to like about this hotel: its beautiful, they got our room ready way before they had to, good breakfast, service at breakfast and by the bell service was excellent. The problems were that there was no heat and no hot water. They did get the heat going, finally (it was very cold and raining outside). I was told I was the first to complain about the heat. The next morning when we wanted to shower before leaving for our flight, there was no hot water. Again, I was told simply that I was the first to complain and that they would check on it. I never got a call back and we couldn't wait because we had to catch a plane. I thought the attitude of this person (don't want to name names) was very rude. I felt like I was asking for something special. The room was very nice itself and in a good location. The hotel managed water taxis for us and that was also a very good benefit. It was just the hot water issue - I took a cold shower and my husband skipped it. This is before a very long international flight. I would not stay here again. The room was expensive for not having hot water.
Coming in this hotel for more than 4 years always nice hotel very pleasant and well situated.
Service is excellent.
Fantastic venetian room.
breakfast is good
We passed five fantastic days in this hotel.
This is the fourth stay within the group of properties that the Stern is part of and my second opportunity to stay at the Stern.
From the moment you Moor at the side of the Palace and step on to the side walk and repeat the process in reverse what I notice is what I do not notice. It is low key natural, you are here to visit friends and stay in their Palace on the Grand Canal. Yes some formalities (Passport, Card, Luggage is taken to the room by one of the amicable team) but after that its merely conversation about the experience, everything simply unfolds.
After a simple breakfast you walk out into the Dorsoduro, my favourite Sesteiri and soak it all up. The Palace's location means you are away from a thousand selfie sticks and instead in the main you are among Venetians.You can take a Vaporetto from just to the left of the hotel but I prefer to walk everywhere.
All of this ease and elegance and sense of "home" should not take away from some important highly efficient matters that also happen, so there are no distractions. My transfer from Marco Polo was perfectly executed, this time I went for meet and greet and travel by road, then across the causeway to my waiting water taxi. The Stern were also asked to go up a few gears when it turned out my departure time from the station had been miscommunicated. Within minutes I was whisked around to the terminal and reached the train before departure.This was a moment of tension which was handled perfectly.
As a Solo traveller it was really refreshing to enjoy a Solo Room which was not an apology, it was perfectly proportioned and luxurious and extremely competitively tendered. If only I could repeat this more often with other properties !
My thanks again for offering such beautiful understated hospitality and for being efficient when expected and being wonderfully supportive in dealing with the unexpected.