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.
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Nice room, quiet and a great nights sleep!! Good location in Venice. Nice breakfast. Only issue would be the staff was a bit grumpy and not very helpful for us. I would highly recommend this hotel and would love to get back to Venice someday.
Let me start by saying that I have stayed at the Palace Bonvecchiati for many years. Since my first stay with them, I've never considered staying anywhere else. The front desk staff have always been amazing, in my opinion.
The Pros: Great staff, excellent cleanliness, great housekeeping service, modern decor and the location CANNOT be beat.
The Cons: The rooms can use updating. There were stains on the carpet (of course this happens with carpeting) and the hair dryer was a very old style that was barely holding together. Also, it would be nice if there was a nespresso maker in the room. And since we last stayed, they have changed the breakfast. The bonvecchiati and the palace bonvecchiati used to be connected and the breakfast was in the main restaurant at the Bonvecchiati. Since the renovation over there, they are no longer connected and the breakfast is handled off the lobby of the Palace Bonvecchiati. It was definitely not great. They were overcrowded and unable to handle the amount of people that were present. This was on any given day out of our 3 night stay. The breakfast room staff seemed just as frustrated as the patrons. I felt bad for them and us. One day we arrived during the last half hour of service and there was nothing left. Also, the staff started breaking down the breakfast 10 minutes before the end. People were still up there looking for something to eat while they were taking away items.
All-in-all, I still love the Palace Bonvecchiati and I'm sure will be staying again. But if this were my first impression, it might be a different story. I'll keep up with them on social media and look forward to positive changes!
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!