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
I came at the beginning of April and I wanted to write and say a very big thank you to the General Manager, Angelo Rizzi and his team for a lovely stay at this stunning hotel which is in a really location in Venice.
I had the pleasure to come to this beautiful city with my two young daughters aged, 7 and 11 and the General Manager himself welcomed us and he really lights up the hotel with his warmth and smile. He is always walking around to make sure all the guests are very happy...nothing is too much trouble! General Manager was very kind and helpful.
I will definitely be back! As I organise weddings, I feel this is DEFINITELY a great setting for one!
Many thanks again for a wonderful stay!
A really 5-star hotel in Venice.
Located in the heart of Venice, on the Grand Canal (with a private access to the Grand Canal), next to the San Stae Vaporetto Station, a 10-minute walk to the Rialto Bridge.
The area where the hotel is located is not suffocated by tourists, and you are at equal distance from any of Venice's great attractions.
Rooms and public areas are decorated in a classical Venetian style, sumptuous but friendly, and very carefully maintained.
The rooms are beautifully designed in an authentic way.
Rooms and surroundings (there are two inner courtyards) are as clean as possible.
The room offers a very warm and spacious space.
Very comfortable king bed with a very soft mattress.
The heating system works well and silent.
The hotel has an à la carte gourmet restaurant.
You can enjoy breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
The chef prepares a selective and creative kitchen every morning.
Breakfast is really good, indeed.
I could appreciate it as a surprisingly interesting breakfast.
We met there with very kind, helpful and polite staff. Good sense and bona fide are present at all the time.
The receptionists were very nice, we were delighted to find that they had answers and directions for any question or request.
Hotel management is well done.
The hotel's manager is a very pleasant man who has a lot to say, being always delighted to meet and to talk to the hotel guests.
We will definitely come back there and advise everyone to try this amazing place.
ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10 I GAVE THIS HOTEL AND RESTAURANTS: 9.50
I can’t say enough good things about our stay, starting well before we arrived with assistance with reservations, being met at the train station, boat taxi service, room selection, etc... Both of our rooms were excellent. We had a large suite overlooking the Grand Canal. It was the perfect place for us to enjoy a welcome bottle of Prosecco and fruit with our family. Our first night we ate at Glam, which I highly recommend. Breakfast was also excellent. There are two areas, one overlooking the Grand Canal and the other an inner courtyard, where it is nice to have a drink and a snack. The staff were very helpful in arranging tours of a glass blowing factory on Murano and lace shop on Burano. My only disappointment is that we weren’t able to spend more time enjoying all that the hotel had to offer.
You are in for a treat ! This palace is a gem of note.
Our room was majestic, with the best of everything in tastefully chosen furniture and appropriate decorations to match. You transcend the experience, and with the beautiful view of the garden and canal, one can only marvel at this well set out Venecian palace. Possibly its only drawback was the lack of a coffee maker in the room, but the senses were overwhelmed with its magic. You will not regret a visit to this gem.
My wife and I stayed here for several days and loved our stay. The building is recently remodeled and looks amazing. And the service is definitely of a 5 star luxury level. The staff was very helpful with anything we needed. The Glam restaurant was also delicious: breakfast was a 45 minute spectacular and if you chose to stay for dinner, you’re in for a treat!