Baglioni Hotel Luna
What We Love
- Its superb location, within easy walking distance of Venice’s greatest treasures and designer stores
- The hotel has its own dock, so you can arrive by gondola or motorboat
- It’s home to award-winning Canova, one of the city’s top restaurants
- Dating from the 12th century, it’s reputedly the oldest hotel in Venice
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $7 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Breakfast costs an additional $45 per person
- The excellent concierge service — in person and online — offers a wealth of insider tips
- Children are welcome, but it’s ideal for couples
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
This former palace started life in the 12th century as a convent before serving as a shelter for the Knights Templar during the Crusades. Brimming with history, it features ornate stucco work and period furniture. The public areas are dressed in silk-covered walls, lashings of colored marble and sparkling Murano crystal, and are stuffed full of precious objets d’art and gilt-framed paintings. Opulent ceiling frescoes from the school of celebrated artist Giambattista Tiepolo, decorate the ballroom–turned–breakfast room, which still holds lavish balls during Venice’s spectacular annual Carnevale.
Bed and Bath
Some rooms overlook the city’s tiled rooftops and narrow streets, while others look out onto a small canal, St. Mark’s Basin or the Royal Gardens. Each room is unique, but all are elegantly decorated in muted tones, with sumptuous fabrics, Venetian glass mirrors, Murano crystal chandeliers and framed prints. Period-style furniture sits harmoniously alongside high-tech necessities such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. There’s plenty of storage space behind mirrored doors and, in larger rooms, a separate dressing area. The enormous Italian marble bathrooms drip with gold fittings and feature large tubs as well as powerful showers.
Start the day in style with breakfast in the grand setting of the Salone Marco Polo, under the fresco-covered ceiling. After a long day’s exploring, head to the Caffè Baglioni for coffee or a spritz (prosecco and Aperol) and aperitivi overlooking the side canal. The intimate Canova restaurant is resplendent with yet more Murano glass chandeliers, a polished parquet floor and tables bedecked in crisp white linen and heavy silverware. Its award-winning fare includes Venetian specialities such as black pasta with clams, sea bass with artichokes and Venetian-style calf’s liver, which you can wash down with a fine Italian wine recommended by the sommelier.
How to Get There
The hotel is fabulous - the staff provide great and friendly service, reasonable prices in low season and brilliant location. Great if you have to stop over a night and are flying out from the airport in the morning. Take the no 4 waterbus from the airport to Rialto (20mins) and a five min walk to the hotel. Make sure you ask for a renovated room!
I loved the hotel. The location is one of the best you can find in Venice. The employees were courteous and pleasant to deal with. We got a beautiful upgraded suite and we loved the stay. The breakfast is fantastic with a variety that feels like a Russian banquette. Highly recommendable.
This hotel is one of the most fabulous places, I have had the privilege to stay in. Every single member of staff is totally customer focused, it is truly amazing in this world of commercial over people. If you have the opportunity to come here, you seriously will not regret it
We enjoyed our stay in Venice split between two special hotels, one being the Baglioni Luna Hotel, which was Tops! Had a Junior Suite with Grand Canal view which made for an idyllic & picturesque location. The Baglioni has classical elegance in a in former Palazzo setting. Top notch staff in all departments, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
Just returned from 7 nights in this excellent Hotel. The Hotel is ideally located adjacent to St Marks Square and just 3 minutes fro a Water Bus stop. The Hotel is very well appointed throughout. We had a Junior Suite which had all of the facilities and space you might want. We enjoyed a variety of little treats throughout our stay, whether it was a welcome bottle of Prosecco, a plate of fruits, or biscuits, or recipe cards which appeared daily. The staff were all very polite, friendly and helpful.
My only small criticism would be that, compared to many hotels of this standard, the inclusive breakfast was disappointing.