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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



Caught the Alilaguna to Zitelle on the island of Giudecca. Walked to an unassuming entrance of a building, and moved through. There the magic began. I had walked into the Reception area of what I would say is the most beautiful hotel I have stayed in. It isn't all stainless steel, concrete and chrome, but, rather a grand old building with history, character and a beating heart.
On one side of the entrance, was the hustle and bustle of the Giudecca Canal on the other peace and tranquility.
The people working at the Reception desk treated you like an old friend, they were friendly and extremely helpful. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
Our room was on the second level, overlooking the gardens and vineyard; absolutely stunning, The room consisted of an entry, lounge, change area, vast bathroom, bedroom with king sized bed. In the evening the beds were turned down and slippers were placed at each side of the bed. The ceilings were high and consisted of timber beams, the large timber picture windows opened inwards; which allowed for the canvas blinds to be lowered to protect from the midday sun.
A buffet breakfast was available in the morning, and you are able to dine in the courtyard; overlooking the magnificent gardens.
The hotel also provided a free shuttle boat. BOAT! it was a beautifully crafted, luxury, highly polished timber hulled runabout. The shuttle runs every half hour from the hotel to its sister hotel on San Marco.
It was my first time in Venice, San Marco is a vibrant place, but, it is also good to escape, reorganise and recuperate from the crowds; The Bauer Palladio Hotel achieved just that, it gives you breathing space and incredible views over the Giudecca Canal towards Basilica di San Marco.
"A tutti al Bauer, un grande grazie"

Peaceful get away - slightly away from the craziness

Beautiful, peaceful upscale hotel in Guidecca, a quick (free) boat ride away from the main island - peaceful, with great restaurants near by. The Hotel was a nunnery years ago. Wonderful to explore, sit by the fire with a glass of wine, and wind down from the busy day on the main island.

Great Choice when visiting Venice

This is an excellent choice for a place to stay when visiting Venice. You are away from the noise and confusion of the Venice area, yet it is readily accessible by a complimentary water taxi right outside the front door of the hotel. The hotel is located on Giudecca Island, a five minute taxi ride from the sister Bauer Hotel in Venice. The water taxi runs every 30 minutes and drops you off at the dock at the sister hotel which is a short walk from St. Mark's square. The hotel has a large lobby area to sit and relax and a beautiful patio/lawn/garden area in the back of the hotel. We spent a couple of late afternoons before dinner enjoying the patio with friends and a bottle of wine. The staff was very attentive and frequently checked to see if we needed anything. Breakfast was good with a nice variety. Again, the staff was present constantly checking the buffet and available for any of the guest's needs. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel.