What We Love
- A historic, centrally located hotel, including breakfast, a welcome drink and moreThe hand-made Murano glass chandeliers and period décor
- The superb central location on the shore of the Castello district
- The welcome drink, dining discount and daily breakfast that your stay includes
- Staying in a 14th-century Venetian Palazzo with its own private garden
What To Know
- Five-minute walk to St. Mark's Square
- Rooms are spacious but sparsely decorated
- Free WiFi
- Fantastic views of the Grand Canal and island of San Giorgio Maggiore
- Free WiFi
Handmade Murano-glass chandeliers and museum-worthy interiors set the scene at this former 14th-century Venetian Palazzo on the shore of the city’s Castello district. Add to the mix an enchanting garden with rosebushes and cedar trees, a rooftop terrace and a secluded courtyard, and you get the sense this property, run by the same family since 1856, is somewhere rather special.
Everything about this grand residence exudes style, from the ancient marble-lined walls of the reception hall to the classic Venetian décor that defines each of the guest rooms. Speaking of which, all accommodations are opulent, impressing with soothing color tones, period furnishings, ornate design touches and plenty of modern-day essentials.
For discerning gourmands, dining is available in the signature Gabrielli Restaurant, a sophisticated eatery complete with the glass chandeliers, by artist Archimede Seguso. Here you can savor classic Venetian dishes and sophisticated international cuisine, either on the waterfront terrace or in the shaded courtyard.
Classic Venetian décor characterizes each of the 103 rooms, all of which feature Murano glass, sleek wood flooring, deluxe bed linen and splashes of soothing color.
Handmade Archimede Seguso chandeliers and one-off period furnishings set the scene at Gabrielli Restaurant, a high-end dining spot that serves classic Venetian cuisine and sophisticated international fare. Seating is allocated either on the waterfront terrace or in the secluded courtyard. There are also a gorgeous garden and rooftop terrace where relaxing with an afternoon drink or nightcap is definitely in order during the warmer months.
Staying along Riva degli Schiavoni on the shore of the Castello district, you couldn’t wish for a more central waterside location. Not only will you be a 10-minute walk from St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and Arsenale, but you’re within easy reach of the stunning Giardini della Biennale – the public gardens that have been the traditional venue for the International Art Exhibition since 1895. City must-dos include watching a glass-blowing demonstration on Murano Island, admiring artworks from the Venetian masters at the Accademia Gallery, taking a ride in a gondola and wandering the streets of Burano Island.
How to Get There
Hotel Gabrielli is located facing the lagoon and is a short walk to St Marks Square. We chose to leave our windows open which meant it was quite noisy at night but you can certainly soak up the atmosphere. Room had been recently renovated (not quite finished but not a problem). Reception were very helpful and a great breakfast available.
It was the perfect location for a first time visit in Venice. I loved the room, it was in the front. Really good breakfast but did not enjoy the roof bar that much. Nothing special about it, would have thought that they will invite hotel guest for a snack and drink, but the staff was rude and told us to leave as the table were reserved. We also wanted to chill a bottle of champagne in their fridge at the hotel bar, which was also a big effort for them.
We loved the the location! Very close to the water taxi stops from the airport and the local vaporettas. Our room overlooked the bay with a lovely terrace. We were close to Saint Marks square and Rialto. The front desk was helpful answering questions. The breakfast included each morning was delicious and started early enough to accommodate early morning tours. The room was pricey but well worth it.
We were first time visitors to Trieste ,so we did not know what to expect .We loved our visits to Miramar’s ,Muggia ,the modern art museum and the pallazios associated with If as well as that of the Sartola museum .Our stay at the Savoie was very comfortable .Our room with a view of the Mediterranean was beautiful .Our breakfast every morning was both generous and delicious and nutritious .The staff was generous and helpful to us in giving us apptropriate info for day trips .I was impressed with the cleaning staff and the hospitality staff .I came to the realization why Trieste fulfilled James Joyce soul .Thank you for a delightful stay .June o Reilly
Absolutely perfect location for visiting Venice! The views are amazing and the hotel is very close to all the boat stops and Piazza San Marco. Our room was small but we literally only slept there as we were out all day, so it didn’t matter at all. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. We would return here without hesitation and would definitely recommend staying here if visiting beautiful Venice!