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What We Love

  • A Grand Canal four-star, with breakfast, a casino entry, a suite option and other extras
  • Staying in an ornate and lavish room or suite – your pick
  • Starting each day with complimentary breakfast and visiting Murano (return journey not included)
  • Watching the world cruise by, thanks to stunning views over the Grand Canal
  • Sharing a palace with such illustrious former residents as Mozart and the King of Denmark

What To Know

  • Elegant interiors are decorated with marble, Rubelli fabric and Venetian Terrazzo floors
  • WiFi costs extra
  • The historic building still has its original 16th-century features


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
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A four-star room or suite at a historic Grand Canal hotel, including breakfast, one casino entry and more

The Lowdown

The majestic city of Venice hardly needs any introduction. The city’s dizzying labyrinthine streets hide enough gems to justify a lifetime’s exploration; with a mild climate and rich heritage, too, it’s the perfect city-break destination. If you haven’t been before, you simply must, and if you have, then you hardly need an excuse to go back – but we’ve got one, anyway: a stay at one of
its most elegant abodes, a palace that played host to Mozart
and European royalty.
The 16th-century Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli
oozes class and elegance. The one-time home of Doge Marco Foscarini
mixes period styling with modern décor and a splash of decadence
within its four-star rooms. Set beside the iconic Grand Canal, with
spectacular views galore, it’s merely a gondola ride away from la Serenissima’s most famous sights, not to mention its many trendy shops,
cafés and bars.

Good to know

Please note that a city tax of €4.50 per person, per night is payable directly to the hotel upon check-out. It’s also worth noting that this hotel has a
breakfast room but not a restaurant.

Rooms and suites

Each room at the Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is unique
and distinctive. All are spacious and luxuriously furnished with Rubelli
fabrics, marble bathrooms and parquet or Venetian Terrazzo flooring; some even retain original features from the 1500s. Upgrade to a suite
for buckets of space, exposed beams in the ceiling and a view of the gardens.


harbors a wealth of architectural and artistic masterpieces in a
relatively small area. Stepping out directly from The Hotel Palazzo
Giovanelli’s door, you can take a vaporetto water taxi along the
meandering Grand Canal to St Mark’s Square – the beating heart of
Venice – with its most iconic sights including the Doge’s
Palace, Campanile and Torre dell’Orologio. Art lovers should check out
the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and take an excursion to the gorgeous outlying island of the famous glass-making
masters, Murano.

How to Get There

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal
Santa Croce, San Stae, 2070
Venice, 30135 Italy


4.0 Very Good 862 Reviews
Mini getaway
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed for 4 nights at this hotel and would like to thank the staff for the lovely room upgrade and for all their help when I needed to contact a doctor.
The room was very clean and the bathroom was spotless....my only minor negative comment about the was that there was no drawers for storage.
This hotel is also in an excellent location for exploring and even has a vaparetto stop right at the front door.
Breakfast was very good and three was even a few hot food choices.
We hope to return to Venice again soon and will definatley be returning To this hotel.

I would give this hotel 5*
I.Gardiner x

Very luxurious
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very nice, the rooms very nice and luxurious, the bathrooms are very clean, the services are very good, the staff is helpful and gives good advice, very close to the ferry terminal, so you can easily access the field as well as a bridge, simple but very good breakfast,

Valentines getaway
Reviewed 1 month ago

Lovely hotel, lovely staff and great location.
Easy to get to from the airport- you take the orange line and get off at San Stae. Venice is beautiful and I would definitely recommend going there. The only downside that I have (if being extremely picky) was that breakfast got slightly boring after the third day.

A Very Venetian Neighborhood
Reviewed 2 months ago

Followed the helpful directions on Trip Advisor. (Note: The bridge is a step bridge,
so be prepared with luggage.) Beautiful hotel and lobby just off a tiny little passageway.
Great staff - especially Frank. Nearby restaurant Muro San Stae excellent. Route there
is wonderfully labyrinthine. Walking distance to Natural History Museum! Yes!
They have a great intact dinosaur skeleton plus well laid out exhibits. And on the way one passes a most inviting campo (square) - very local! And, of course, one is right at the vaporetto to go anywhere else. Don't overlook Torcello.
Did I mention a spritz at Bar Baresco?

Fabulous stay and perfect location
Reviewed 3 months ago

We stayed in this hotel for a weekend in Venice to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. It's in a perfect location, away from the hustle and bustle and yet walking distance to some of the main sights. The room was a little tiny and the shower cubicle was way too narrow, but overall it was a great stay.