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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 847 Reviews
Fabulous stay and perfect location
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Sweet Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my husband for his 30th Birthday.

staff:most of the staff were nice ...only one man was particularly miserable and found it hard to smile... They were great bringing us an iron in the evening and trying to accommodate as much as possible.

Room:nice size stayed within the Venetian decor.and nice deep bath and x2 type shower heads (over head and handheld) had a slight modern twist.
Bathrobe and slippers provided (nice touch)

Breakfast:was ok nothing special would have hoped for more hot options (only bacon and eggs) also bread to toast was not great. all the rest was standard contiential...but great

Transport:water bus located steps away from the hotel as hotel is on the great canal...everything is within walking distance approx 15mins to st marks square and all other tourist attractions on the island.
They provide a lovely boat to take you to Murano island at 10.30am (only one way)

Resturants:Good amount of restaurants located around the area...Food was more authentic.

Overall a good hotel for location and style and service and resturants....would come again...Just won't leave my luggage next time I check out.

Only 4 marks because...
little disappointed that we wasn't notified about the storage of our suitcases when we checked out of the room as they were not kept in a safe storage room but only kept in the lobby area. After I found this out 5hrs later the staff ensured that nothing has ever been stolen...Just feel we should have been notified when the concierge took our luggage....So we could make our own decision about the safety of our luggage.

Helpful staff, quiet evenings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was the highlight of our trip. Everyone was helpful, courteous, prompt in fulfilling requests, and professional. The hotel has a boutique feel, with well-appointed furnishings and lovely Venetian touches in the public areas. The bathroom was very modern and surprisingly spacious for the room being of typical quaint Venetian size. The location is good. You can reach any major attraction in less than 10 minutes and there's a ferry stop mere steps away from the hotel. Breakfast was included in our rate and was delicious and hearty every morning, and served with a smile by a very kind wait staff.

OAT travel with excellent location
Reviewed 1 month ago

We really enjoyed this hotel. The staff are very friendly, the brkfst has been one of the best in Italy, the rooms very comfortable and well arranged and the location the best. LOVED IT.

We were at the hotel for 3 days and enjoyed the city and the food.

Staff exceptionally courteous and helpful
Reviewed 1 month ago

We had 4 rooms for our family in late October 2018 coordinated by Delta Vacations. While this hotel is off the beaten path a bit, and away from the hordes of tourists, it is not difficult to navigate to or from. Everything is nearby, whether you are looking for tourist attractions or local fare. Being right next to a vaporetto stop gave us confidence that we could always find it even if we were lost.
The staff was wonderful! Rooms had 500 year old character, yet had modern amenities and were comfortable and clean. Breakfast was nice and plentiful.
Finding an ATM machine right in the lobby was superb for getting euros without standing on a busy street handling money.
We would certainly return!