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
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.
The property: Spectacular. We had a Grand Canal Suite. It was large, beautifully decorated, had a great view, & was well maintained. It was pricey, but not out of line for a room of this quality in Venice.
The service: The reception staff was outstanding. They were very helpful in making arrangements before our arrival & couldn't have been more helpful during our stay.
The location: We enjoyed being in a quiet area, on the Grand Canal, a very short walk to the vaporetto stop. It also appears to be in an area not as affected by the "acqua alta" as we had no difficulty walking around.
We were there in the off-season. I booked a "non-refundable" rate at a discount. I checked availability before our arrival & found that the rate for a Grand Canal Suite was lower than I paid. If I return in the off-season, I would book a refundable rate & watch for the price to drop.
Excellent boutique hotel, beautiful decor, great and friendly service, a michelin star restaurant and impeccable in every aspect. 20 minutes walk from Rialto bridge, in a quiet area of the town. A bit pricey but totally worth it
The hotel is conveniently located: just a 2 min walk to the Vaporetto-Stop San Stae. The staff is friendly and attentive, especially the breakfast-team, however, they are somehow too formal and stiff when dealing with the guests. Some of the rooms are dark and very small, in particular the less expensive ones. The restaurant holds a Michelin Star and provides the appropriate menu (and corresponding prices, even for breakfast). Be prepared for minimalist plates. Nice courtyards. Very plushy ambience, excessively decorated, but still transmits a cold feel. Will not return.
We enjoyed our stay at the Palazzo Venart. The property is just lovely and we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We stayed in a Classic room. It had a nice patio overlooking the city. While the room was on the small side and a little dark it was very nicely appointed. The bathroom was very nice but the tub had some mold and caulking issues which is never a good thing in my opinion. Also there is no coffee or tea in the room. I am an early riser and would have loved to be able to sit on the patio and enjoy a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. They do offer limited room service but I wasn't interested in paying what it would have cost for coffee. We liked the location as it was quiet and not in the middle of the hustle and bustle which can be quite overwhelming. Overall I would recommend this property.