What We Love
- Direct Grand Canal access
- Themed suites that pay tribute to literary luminaries, including Christine de Pizan and Lord Byron
- Cocktails in the lush garden lounge
- Bath products from the Milan-based fashion house, ETRO
What To Know
- Though the terrazzo-floored lobby here is breathtaking, it has no dedicated seating area
- Opt for the reasonably priced set menu at Glam, chef Enrico Bartolini’s Michelin-starred marvel
- Small dogs are allowed on this property
- This former palace once hosted dignitaries and VIPs
- Pet Friendly
Restored Baroque palace on one of the quieter segments of Venice’s Grand Canal, with a courtyard restaurant and its own half-century-old garden
A stay at this canal-hugging palazzo means you’ve scored front-row seats to all the aquatic action of La Serenissima, and there’s not a more atmospheric—or opulent—base in all of Venice. Decked out in fine silks, wooden wall panels, parquet flooring, and antiques galore, the brand of luxury here is most definitely a grown-up variety (so it’s best to leave the tots at home). For all its over-the-top 16th-century sensibilities, the hotel’s got a distinct eco-friendly side (fitting for a city that recently built an algae-fueled power plant), relying on LED light bulbs and seasonal produce. The latter is what’s trotted out at Glam, a courtyard restaurant bordered by magnolia trees where a two-Michelin-starred chef serves up contemporary incarnations of Venetian standards such as curried risotto and smoked eel spaghetti. It’s also one of the only two hotels in the city with its own garden—a charming, 500-year-old green space with a revered sculpture depicting three lions meant to represent Venice’s past, present, and future.
In the Area
The hotel is a 20-minute water-taxi ride from Venice Marco Polo International Airport and about an hour’s drive from Treviso—often considered an underrated gateway to Venice. Though many famed city sights like the famous Rialto Bridge and Doge’s Palace are with easy access, the efficient palazzo staff can also help book a boat ride on Venice’s signature waterway, plan trips to glass-making factories on the island of Murano, or dole out gelateria recommendations and opera tickets.
How to Get There
The setting of this hotel is truly its best feature. Housed in a remodelled Venetian palace, it really takes you back in time. It lies quite central in Venice with its own dock from which you can take water taxis and of course, gondolas. It was very easy to get to and from from the water bus dock as well.
The downside of this location is that the rooms were quite dark and you can feel that the property is quite old (not a complaint, just information). I found it very romantic.
Beyond the setting, this hotel does not stand out in my memory as very special however. The concierge was competent and set up dinner reservations and a gondola ride for us, however interacting with them was always a bit awkward.
We never ate in the hotel so unfortunately I cannot say anything about its restaurant despite that it looked very pretty from the outside.
We spent 3 nights at Palazzo Venart this weekend and it was a wonderful base to explore Venice from. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and the room was very well appointed. We loved the bar upstairs and had it to ourselves the night we arrived for drinks and antipasti with cheese. The breakfast was amazing and a lengthy affair. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and even agreed to a few off menu breakfast requests. We can’t wait to return!
A beautiful real palazzo, beautifully renovated with a warm team in a great neighborhood... what else !?We arrived by boat... entering the hotel by the grand canal and being welcomed by the director of the hotel and a very nice team. Our room was nice and big with a beautiful bathroom. The breakfast is “a la carte” all included... delicious and generous !
My wife and I spent 4 nights at the Palazzo Venart, we both loved it so much we didn't want to return home. We can't wait to go back again.
The hotel has everything you'd expect from a property of this class. Comfortable rooms, beautiful furnishings, excellent food, etc.
However, what elevates the hotel into a league of its own is the staff. Everyone who works at the Palazzo Venart - managers, front desk, restaurant even the room cleaning staff are professional, polite, welcoming and more. I can't speak highly enough of the people at the Palazzo Venart, they make the hotel truly special.
Palazzo Venart is a gem of a hotel situated on the north side of the Grand Canal, it manages to be both grand and intimate at the same time. The decor is pure Venetian decadence whislt not being too overbearing, the gardens are immaculate and the location ideal for experiencing all that Venice has to offer.The staff are superb, beyond helpful without being intrusive and restaurant GLAM is one of the finest dining experiences I have had in the world. My partner was heavily pregnant during our trip and the staff and restaurant could not have done more to be accommodating. If you are considering staying here, then do, you will struggle to find a finer experience in Venice.