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 Baglioni is a beautiful hotel in an excellent location however I was left disappointed in certain areas - no tea/ coffee in room, extra charges at breakfast , no complimentary water when we arrived so had to use mini bar water ( water was delivered early evening)
There was no real outside space ( only some tables on pavement )
However some staff ( the butler and room maid Marta for example ) were very helpful and the location is so good next to st marks square
We spent a long weekend in the Luna Baglioni and thoroughly enjoyed it, its one of a handful of traditional Venetian 5* hotels with its "old world" charme and decor, which become obvious from the moment you enter the marble-heavy looby.
The location right directly behind St Mark's square couldn't be better to see the sights, followed by a nap and more sightseeing - despite its central location the (pedestrian) street immediately in front of the hotel is not overly busy.
Our clean and comfortable "Deluxe" room had been recently renovated but had retained its very traditional design, although sadly none of the magnificent views, which must be possible from other rooms given the hotel's location:-)
All the staff which we encountered were very friendly and attentive, the Concierge gave us some very good restaurant options - so all in all a very enjoyable stay, which we hope to repeat!
We stayed for two nights and throughly enjoyed it. Our room was spotless and had modern equipment and yet it was stylishly decorated and thouroughly reminicent of a bygone era. The staff were very polite, kind and efficent. Highly recommended.