What We Love
- B&B at a chic Design Hotel in central Venice with a luxury spa and a water door to a canalStaying in a swanky Design Hotel, filled with contemporary art, overlooking the ancient canal
- Being a short stroll from the historic Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge
- Enjoying your daily breakfast – complimentary with your stay
- Kicking back in the exclusive spa, with a sauna, steam bath and view of the Venetian rooftops
What To Know
- La Terrazza Restaurant overlooks the canal and serves Venetian cuisine as well as American breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Staff could be more personable
A short amble from Piazza San Marco and the famous Rialto Bridge sits Palace Bonvecchiati – a chic Design Hotel with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, in the heart of ancient Venice, Italy’s romantic floating city.
The modern, edgy décor reveals a flair for contemporary art, with paintings and sculptures peppering the hallways and the lounge. Head up to the fourth floor and you’ll find a spa sanctuary with a huge Jacuzzi, a steam bath, a gym and a lavish list of treatments. And there’s a glass water door that leads straight out onto the canal, where you can catch a gondola and glide along the Venetian waterways.
Deluxe Double rooms are decked out in rich furnishings in a classic statement hue, like scarlet or ocher, framed by a huge leather headboard. They look onto the street.
Watch the gondolas glide below you as you dine at La Terrazza Restaurant, which overlooks the canal, just minutes from Saint Marks Square. The restaurant serves a selection of traditional Venetian dishes. There’s also a daily American breakfast buffet, which has a wide range of fresh fruit, croissants and juice.
You’ll have access to the sauna, steam bath, whirlpool tub, gym and treatment facilities at this luxury spa. You can book a stress-melting massage and a range of beauty treatments, too.
You’ll be staying in central Venice, just off Piazza San Marco and close to the historic Rialto Bridge. Venice has been a favorite spot for tourists since the grand tour of the mid-17th century, and it has remained virtually unchanged since then. It is an absolute must-see destination and boasts some of the finest architecture and art of Europe. The Doge’s Palace and Basilica of San Marco on San Marco Square are among the top attractions in the city. However, with its central area alone being comprised of 118 islands and hundreds of winding alleyways, the best way to experience Venice is to set off on foot and see where you emerge. The Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Jewish Ghetto are definitely worth a visit, as is the Rialto Bridge and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum – perhaps the city’s sole bastion of modernity.
How to Get There
From getting out of the boat at the hotel dock (what a great initiation to Venice!) to the easy evening stroll around alleyways, restaurants, gelato shop and Venetian Mask shops, to the numerous sights within walking distance. Great for our 2.5 days in Venice. Excellent breakfast, great cappuccino. Reception personnel go out of their way to help with directions to attractions. Little room at sides of bed, no useable night tables, 4 drawers, but there's a refrigerator and safe. Separate closet stores large luggage. Desk for recharging electronics. First floor noisy, overlooks outside of restaurant and you can hear rolling luggage at all hours. Nothing beats the location!
Having spent the summer travelling around Italy, we wanted to end the trip with a few days in Venice. Having visited before, we knew we wanted to stay right in the heart of things. Having researched reviews on a number of hotels within our price range, we were stuck between two, this one and its sister hotel, Hotel Bonvecchiati. The Palace Bonvecchiati had bigger and more modern rooms, the Bonvecchiati had a stunning location for its Terrace Restaurant, overlooking a main branch canal where Gondolas passed regularly. With a little more research we found out that we were able to reserve a table at the Terrace (with a helpful discount) as we were resident at the sister hotel. We upgraded to a room with a canal view which was lovely most of the time, but not so great early in the morning when the barge collecting the refuse from the local shops and restaurants parked right outside the window. The service in the room, the breakfast bistro restaurant and the Terrace could not be faulted, with a morning service of the room and a turn down service early evening. Location was excellent, half way between Piazza St Marco and the Rialto Bridge (less than 5 mins walk to either). Reception staff were friendly and helpful, all staff were courteous, and the room was spacious, luxurious and restful. All in all I highly recommend this hotel. We will definitely book here next time we are in Venice.
Superb hotel. Recommend to anyone going to Venice. Staff was excellent and extremely helpful. Hotel amenities were terrific. Staff was exceptional. They had king-size beds which I’ve never experienced in Europe. Amazing hotel.