What We Love
- A four-star Venetian stay near St. Mark's Square, including complimentary breakfastDining on the restaurant terrace, overlooking the water
- Hopping on the vaporetti, to zip around the city's canals and famous sights
- Munching on complimentary daily breakfast
- Trying your luck at the tables inside Venice Casino
What To Know
- The hotel is centrally located, just a 5-minute walk from St. Mark's Square, the Basilica and Rialto
- Some rooms have Murano glass chandeliers
- Excellent free WiFi
- Free WiFi
Follow in the footsteps of la dolce vita-seekers past with a charming stay at the four-star Hotel Bonvecchiati. Fittingly, for a hotel at home in one of the most historic cities in the world, this warm property has been welcoming travelers since 1790.
It’s not hard to see why the visitors have kept coming for more than 200 years. Hotel Bonvecchiati is perfectly located in the heart of the city, mere minutes from St. Mark’s Square. Right on the edge of the canal, with its own water landing, it houses a stylish Italian restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking the picturesque waterways – a perfect spot for sipping cocktails and watching the gondolas go by.
The hotel’s interiors follow a modern take on classical Venetian finery, with the rooms especially elegant. Elsewhere in the hotel, you’ll be struck by the quality of the fabrics and furnishings and the precious marble that adorns the welcoming lobby and relaxing bar areas – la dolce vita, indeed.
Superior rooms are decorated with traditional Venetian fabrics and furnishings, and come with all the modern conveniences you’d expect from a beautiful four-star hotel.
La Terrazza restaurant serves delicious Italian cuisine, including Venetian specialties, on its canal-side terrace. A plentiful American-style buffet breakfast is served each morning.
Staying just a short stroll from St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto bridge, and with a water taxi stand within oar’s length, you’ll find it easy to navigate Venice’s charming waterways and historic sights. Stop in at cafés frequented by the likes of Byron and Turner or take a trip to the nearby islands – Murano for glass and Burano for lace.
How to Get There
Stayed here for three nights in November. We weren’t sure what to expect from a mid range priced hotel but we were blown away by its five star service and cleanliness. Warm welcome when we arrived, staff extremely helpful and knowledgable. Informed on arrival that we had been upgraded to a slightly better room which was a welcomed surprise especially as the trip was to celebrate my sister’s birthday! The hotel itself is an eclectic mix of authentic Venetian with a modern twist. Our accommodation was exceptionally clean, well equipped and very comfortable.
The larger than average bathroom felt luxurious, the shower was great and there were complimentary toiletries that were very useful!
We only experienced breakfast at the hotel in the well lit and airy dining room as we were staying on a B&B basis. The food itself was of excellent quality with a good choice. The dining room staff were dressed immaculately and nothing was too much trouble.
The hotel is well positioned, just a short stroll from the Rialto bridge and St Marks Square.
All in all a really enjoyable stay. The hotel offered great value for money and throughout our stay were made to feel very welcome. The staff are a credit to the hotel and I definitely would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to others and will most certainly stay again if I visit Venice in the future.
We stayed here for a few nights in October 2019. Very nice room, nice breakfast and great location. We enjoyed out stay and found the staff helpful. Older building (what is not in Venice?) so temper your expectations. We would stay here again.
Our second visit to the Bonvecchiati happened exactly 20 years after our first visit. Since then the hotel has been extensively refurbished and the the rooms are much more comfortable. The breakfast is superb and dinner at La Terrazza is also enjoyable. The location remains the top quality of this hotel and the courteous staff is also worth mentioning.
One small negative comment relates to the awkward connecting stairs between the two blocks where you literally have to go down to go up! I’m sure accessibility can improve drastically if this is fixed.