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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


Great location and wonderful hotel

It was a friends reunion and have had lots of fun. Hotel is very well located and with a great service. Rooms are very nice and the staff is outstanding. Never much trouble in doing something. We could have asked for everything and it was not a problem.
Very clean and I believe it is one of the best boutique hotels I ever visited.
Very closed ti the major point of interest and at the same time out of tourists paths
Will stay there again on my next trip to Venice

Jan A

This is an excellent hotel. The room was a good size and had a lovely ensuite. The hotel is located in a quiet area in San Stae. It was an easy walk to local piazza and a 15 minute walk to St Marks Square.

Above "Average" but not "Very Good"

A travel agent booked us here for 3 nights. Although its on the Grand Canal, its definitely off the beaten path and a few times we had a hard time finding our way back on foot.
Checkin was quick and easy and front desk staff friendly. Our 4th floor corner room faced the church on one side and a smaller canal on the other. Our single king room was small and only had 1 device charging outlet on one side of the bed (we had 3 devices to charge). We were dissappointed that there was no coffee maker in the room. This was a big deal for us. We never encountered this in any other Italian hotel.
The bathroom was a good size with a tub/shower and also a standalone shower.
Breakfast offered good selections, something for everyone.
Do not order a drink at the bar! Weak, room temperature, little to no ice.
Honorable mention to the overnight gentleman who offered to make us coffee at 3:00am while we waited for our water taxi at checkout.