What We Love
- A charming stay at an authentic Venetian palazzo, with breakfast and discounts at local eateries Stepping from a gondola on the Grand Canal straight through the hotel’s doors
- Staying in an authentic Venetian palazzo with breathtaking views of the city
- Savoring authentic Italian cuisine at the nearby Restaurant Sivoli
What To Know
- Central location right on the Grand Canal
- Each guestroom has its own interior design
- Free WiFi
The majestic city of Venice hardly needs an introduction. If you haven’t been there before, you simply must go; if you have, then you have every reason to return. The city’s dizzying, labyrinthine streets are home to enough gems to justify a lifetime’s exploration. This, combined with its mild climate and rich heritage, makes Venice the perfect destination for a well-deserved European escape.
Occupying a grand old palazzo overlooking none other than the Grand Canal itself, Hotel Principe invites you to experience all this splendor for yourself. With a private dock for gondola and water-taxi access, as well as a lovely canal-side restaurant, the hotel couldn’t be better positioned. You’ll find original features inside the building, like molded plaster ceilings and lavish marble floors, paired with contemporary touches and modern conveniences. Staying like a Venetian noble on the banks of the iconic Grand Canal? Now that’s what we call a luxe escape.
Superior rooms are decorated in traditional Venetian style, featuring sumptuous colored fabrics and ornate patterns. You’ll enjoy 270 square feet of space, as well as charming city views.
You can expect Venetian and Italian specialties at the hotel’s restaurant, offering a menu that embraces fresh seafood and seasonal produce. The dining room looks towards the terrace and the Grand Canal beyond, so not only will you savor exquisite cuisine, but you’ll enjoy some exquisite views, as well.
The hotel is right on the famous Grand Canal, with the Museum of Natural History and the Chiesa di San Giacomo dall’Orio on the other side. Venice’s Santa Lucia train station is a two-minute walk away, while the bus station is also close by. Venice is a fairly compact city, meaning most of the must-see sights are within walking distance of the hotel. When you want to give your legs a rest, just hop on a gondola or vaporetto – one of the city’s famous water taxis.
How to Get There
A perfect spot to set out and explore! A very old hotel that needs a little bit of upgrades, but the location can't be beat. Walking distance from the train station but quiet. The breakfasts were good and the staff were helpful. I would stay again.
Stayed one night Pre-cruise in October. Location could not have been better - easy walk from San Lucia train station and to/from the Vaparetto. Nice room with elegant bathroom. Breakfast included was very good also. All at a reasonable price (for Venice).
We stayed in a canal view room and while the room was very compact, it was beautifully decorated & furnished. It was sparkling clean & had a lovely balcony overlooking the grand canal. The breakfast was great- you could even make your own pancakes! The bar was excellent, the service impeccable & the terrace outside was lovely too.
The hotel staff were all really polite, friendly and helpful. The location is perfect if you arrive by train or bus as only about. 5 minute walk from the train station.
I would definitely stay here again if or when I revisit Venice.