Carnival Palace Hotel
What We Love
- Staying in ultra-chic rooms, with Baroque-type décor and Murano glass chandeliers
- The off-the-beaten track location in Venice’s Cannaregio neighborhood
- Browsing the extensive wine list in the Moorish-inspired Mask Bar
What To Know
- Bathrooms have gold glass sinks and shower mood lighting that changes colors
- The Mask Bar is in the hotel's well-manicured garden
- It's a 40-minute walk to the main sights around Piazza San Marco
- Free WiFi
Scoring high on the design front, with its Nouveau-Baroque interiors and fancy flourishes, Carnival Palace is a fashion-forward sleep overlooking Cannaregio Canal. Every guest room is individually decorated, but expect Baroque-type décor, gleaming parquet floors, Murano glass chandeliers, gold- and silver-leafed fixtures, and splashes of rich color. Days can be spent sipping wine at the chilled-out Mask Bar in the hotel’s manicured garden, helping yourself to a lavish buffet breakfast that’s packed with all sorts of freshly baked Venetian treats, and enjoying a bend-over-backwards level of service. Rather than staying in the city’s more notoriously tourist-thronged district, you’ll be in Canareggio and the historic Jewish Ghetto, where centuries-old shops and synagogues still stand and there’s rarely a day-tripper in sight. Should you not want to stay cocooned here forever, you’re just a short hop from St. Mark’s Square and all of Venice’s must-see sights, with the Guglie shuttle boat stop less than 1000 feet from the hotel’s front door.
In the Area
Set overlooking the Cannaregio Canal, the hotel is near the Jewish Ghetto, the historic neighborhood where Jews were forced to live from the 16th to 18th centuries. It’s now triumphed over its more sobering origins, which were depicted in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and its modern-day residents have maintained the centuries-old synagogues, run interesting Judaica shops and curate exhibitions at the Museo Communità Ebraica (Jewish Museum). You’ll also be just a few steps from the public transport hubs, giving you easy access to St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, Giardini della Biennale, Accademia Gallery, and more.
How to Get There
The decor is elegant
The staff SO helpful
I saw a man in a wheel chair use the Lift to enter the cool chic Lounge the staff was so caring and helpful !
BEST FOOD IN VENICE!
Service unparalleled to 5 other hotels i stayed in
i LOVE Massimo
An excellent option to stay un Venice. A quiet area sourrounded by good restaurants, and a water bus station just in front of the hotel. Breakfast good enough and a very good attention by hotel staff. Highly appealing.
We recently spent three nights at the Carnival palace for our ten year anniversary and loved it. The bedroom was lovely, very sophisticated with a vvv comfy bed and great bath / shower. It had everything we needed bar milk for tea. The breakfast was sufficient and it was delightful to eat it in the garden, albeit a bit too hot! I even sat next to Joanna Lumley one morning!! The staff were very helpful and warm, a mistake happened with out room being cleaned and the manager sent us a letter explaining and a bottle of prosecco which was a nice touch. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay, I'd def go back but not in July as Venice / Murano / Burano were all too busy!
Forgot to say, the hotel is on a quiet canal path away from the hubbub so lovely rest from the other tourists! Close to the Jewish quarter which had some great restaurants. Go!!!
We stayed here at the beginning of February, the hotel looks like it is far from the Center but this is a bonus really because each morning we could have a 20 minute walk into the Center which is a great way to see small bit's of Venice that you might not of seen if you were staying closer. Hotel staff are great and the bar staff in the evening are very chatty which was nice. We had breakfast each morning is a very European breakfast and we nice, never to busy in the mornings.
There are lots of nice restaurants 5 minutes away from the hotel which we went to every night.
Would recommend this hotel if you enjoy a walk and seeing off the beaten track sights
Great hotel in Venice. Modern, clean, small rooms. Air conditioning was great for a summer visit. The staff were friendly and helpful. Near the Jewish Ghetto. 10 minute walk from the main train station. Would definitely go again.