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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 739 Reviews
A tranquil oasis in Venice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely property on la Giudecca is a gracious, tranquil jewel that allows one to completely relax after the crowds of central Venice. It is only a five minute (free) boat ride to be right in the heart of things. The shuttle boat runs frequently and is very convenient. The rooms are truly lovely with large, modern bathrooms. The staff is friendly and helpful. Very good breakfast. Gardens are gorgeous.

An Unforgettable Stay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Venice casts a magic spell over you... this ancient magnificent city spreads its charm in every nook and corner and never ceases to fascinate you... this hotel is magnificent. Their decor is typically Venetian .We opted for the superior rooms overlooking the canal but they charge you an extra 90 Euros per night per room for that but the view from the room is awesome. There is a private boat that takes you across to St.Marks Square and brings you back at specific timings and it goes across to the other branch of the same hotel that’s situated in St.Marks Square.Their service is very courteous and their breakfast has a very good spread.We stayed for two nights there and it was indeed a memorable stay !!
Dr. Javed Rasheed

Wonderful tranquil stay on la Giudecca
Reviewed 2 months ago

This hotel is very discreet and relaxing. The gardens are split into a variety of sections each with its own charm and character. We had a room overlooking the gardens.

A really nice detail was that there was a shuttle to and from the sister hotel - Bauer Palazzo which is very close to San Marco by San Moise church. The shuttle runs every half hour.

The staff were delightful and attentive. Breakfast was good.

While we were there the hotel was extremely quiet and we barely noticed other guests. I think that although it was not high season this feeling of having the place to yourself would barely change.

We had room 130 with a garden view and actually I recommend it. The room itself was large and comfortable with silk lined wall panels. The bathroom was also large with both a shower bath and a wet room.

The hotel has a style that is both respectful of its history and well appointed.

Lovely stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed here with a room overlooking the canal and was it worth it.
The view was superb.
The room was lovely with bath shower wc basin and bidet in bathroom. Plus hairdrier
Safe in cupbd.
The only disappointment was no coffee making facilities.
Hotel more aged than the pallazo
Restaurant food really nice but expensive as is most of 'venice.
Hotel has a boat that runs 9 am till after midnight from pallazo (near st marks square ) to palladio
Really enjoyable stay
Breakfast is mix of fruit, continental and hot.
All help yourself.
Well worth a visit

Peace and quiet in Venice
Reviewed 3 months ago

I just spent Carnival weekend in Venice and decided to stay on Giudecca island to avoid the crowds.

I wasn’t disappointed: Bauer Palladio is a great hotel, in a old palace. The rooms are big enough, staff is friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed breakfast and most of all, the private shuttle boat that takes you every half an hour to the sister hotel Bauer on the other side of the canal, next to Piazza St Marco.