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What We Love

  • 16th-century Rennaisance palazzo
  • Garden on one side, canal on the other
  • Thankfully removed from the tourist crowds but just across the canal
  • Authentic Italian decor
  • Pair a stay at the Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa with an exclusive tour of the Bastianich Winery with Joe Bastianich himself

What To Know

  • Across the water from Venice proper on the island of Guidecca
  • Don’t expect high-tech amenities; WiFi at the hotel costs $26 per day
  • The property also offers a solar-powered shuttle boat free of charge that travels between Bauer Il Palazzo Hotel in San Marco and Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa on Guidecca Island; this shuttle departs every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Even in Venice, not every hotel has a solar-powered water taxi. But that’s just how they roll at the Bauer Palladio. The halls are grand, the drapes are plush and the shuttle is fueled by the sun. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

The palazzo was designed by and named after the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in 1500, and the hotel’s 37 rooms and 13 suites maintain historic Italian details, such as high ceilings, wrought iron headboards, tapestries and antique furniture. Some rooms have terraces overlooking the garden or the water. In other words, this is the opposite of those high-concept/low-function boutique spots — this is Venice for purists.

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Giudecca is where Venetians will tell you to stay. It’s the slightly lower-key island, across the Grand Canal from the mayhem of pigeons, crowds and snow globes in Piazza San Marco. The food is better here, the prices ever so slightly lower, and the vibe way more relaxed. Perfectly positioned, the Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa sits right at the front of the island, and water laps at its doorstep.

During my stay, I happened to get caught in a storm and was trapped on Guidecca for two days. It was as though I’d been stranded on the high seas with nothing but delicious Venetian wine and pasta to nourish me. Everyone should be so unlucky.

How to Get There

Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa
Giudecca 33
Venice, 30133 Italy


4.5 Very Good 706 Reviews
Very good place with a private shuttle to the Dan Marco square
Reviewed 1 day ago

The hotel is a quick boat ride from the main land and is in a wonderful spot. The rooms are quite roomy and nicely appointed. Great water pressure and quality mattresses. The breakfast buffet that is included is very good and offers a good variety and quality. The private shuttle makes it easy to access the main portion of Venice near the San Marco square.would definitely return.

What a wonderful place!
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great, luxurious place! Mysterious atmosphere, great staff, an awesome garden. Wish I am able to come back some day.

Venice is a unique experience. If you want to get some privacy and peace during your stay, this is your place. Me and my daughter spent just one night Here, but if we were rich we would have stayed like...a week.

So good
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always excellent ! I always stay here in Venise as it is a lovely Hotel
From the service you walk in to the time you leave. The staff is amazing. The room is spacious, has great products and very modern. The locations easy to walk around and right by the water which has fun things to do.
Room and views were perfect.
Good size room.

Great Hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 16th century convent converted to a hotel. Large beautiful modern rooms. Modern bathrooms. We had lunch which was very good. Beautiful garden and grounds. Free water shuttle to San Marco that runs every 30 min and is very convenient (only takes 5 min) Great way to experience Venice (San Marco ) by day and then come back to a beautiful retreat at night. We would go back and forth multiple times a day without any issues. FYI the sister hotel across the lagoon has a spectacular view/bar on the 7th floor!

Great spot away from the crowds
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy Venice but still get to escape the crowds quickly. The hotel is across the grand canal with views of St Marks Square and with a hotel transfer boat you can be in the action in 10minutes. Once you get sick of the crowds, jump back on the Bauer transfer boat and you are peacefully watching from the other side of the river.

Comfy bed. Good breakfast nice bar and private gardens to have breakfast in. This is in my opinion the ideal location. The transfer boat crosses every 30 min so you are quickly back to the crowds when you need to be.

One problem they do have is unreliable wifi. It constantly cuts out. Other than that I think it is a great hotel. However, be warned, it is expensive