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What We Love

  • A brilliantly located 13th-century palazzo, including breakfast and optional New Year's dinnerThe Condé Nast Johansens acclaim and unparalleled location, right behind St. Mark’s Square
  • Enjoying a leisurely buffet breakfast, while overlooking the Grand Canal
  • Receiving complimentary Venice Casino entry and a holiday dinner at Hotel Monaco, if you stay on New Year's Eve
  • Soaking up the history of days gone by in a 13th-century palace

What To Know

  • This hotel is a part of the Grand Monaco Hotel which is located just around the corner; since there's no onsite restaurant, meals are served at the other property
  • Beds are on the firmer side
  • Free WiFi
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A central, historic hotel, with buffet breakfast, Venice Casino entrance and a New Year's-dinner option

The Lowdown

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Venice with a stay at the 13th-century Palazzo Selvadego, occupying an unbeatable location just behind the iconic St. Mark’s Square. With its Gothic façade, thick stone walls, gargoyles and tall arched windows, the property is a shining example of Venetian Byzantine architecture. Behind its imposing facade, though, the hotel’s elegant guest rooms feature a subtle Beaux Arts design, with much more modern furniture and amenities.
Palazzo has been recommended by Condé Nast Johansens as a best luxury hotel, but you don’t need to stay at the hotel itself to have a dreamy Venice stay. Pop over to sister Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal a few minutes away for a sumptuous buffet breakfast while watching the world float by on the famed Grand Canal. Then, set off to wander the city’s alleyways, and make a stop for the nearby Venice Casino for an extra dollop of fun and thrills.


Superior rooms cover a generous 269 square feet and feature exposed-beam ceilings, dark-wood parquet flooring and fine fabrics on furniture in the sitting area. En-suite bathrooms are also large and well equipped.
Amenities- Satellite TV- Wi-Fi access- Air conditioning- Coffee machine- Direct-dial telephone- Hair dryer- Minibar- Safe


Complimentary buffet breakfast is served at sister Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal a couple of minutes away. Expect hot and cold choices, including fresh pastries and croissants. All can be enjoyed on the al-fresco terrace overlooking the Grand Canal, weather permitting. For other meals, there are many restaurants in the vicinity.


Palazzo Selvadego couldn’t be more central, being just behind St. Mark’s Square and next to the Correr Museum. Although this location means it can be a tad noisy in the mornings and early afternoon, it all quiets down towards late evening. The hotel makes a great base from which to explore many of Venice’s main attractions on foot. The legendary Rialto Bridge is about half a mile away, while Venezia Santa Lucia train station is a half-hour walk (or 10-minute drive) away.

How to Get There

Palazzo Selvadego
San Marco 1124/B
Venice, Italy


4.5 Very Good 446 Reviews
Perfect location
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't fault this hotel!. It was clean, the bed was comfy (once I located the spare pillows) and the staff helpful. The location was the best part about the hotel. You need to check in at their sister hotel the grand canal.

A Great Surprise!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A boutique hotel literally steps from Piazza San Marco. What a great location! Our room was large and clean with a wall of windows. The bathroom was also large with a beautiful walk in shower. The ceiling was all exposed wood- beautiful!
Breakfast was at their other hotel only a 2 minute walk away on the grand canal.

Reviewed 1 month ago

Our room and stay was perfect. It was so nice being so close to Saint Mark’s Square. We loved the amenities the room had to offer and the quiet. The staff was very cordial and helpful with all details. It was perfect!

Anniversary Break
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed here for four nights on our wedding anniversary and had a fantastic break. The hotel is like an annex to the Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal, which fronts onto the Grand Canal and is where you have your breakfast, which was fantastic. The staff were very helpful and our room was very comfortable and well appointed. The only down side was the main entrance door off the street, which was so narrow that I had to go in sideways. The Concierge at the Monaco were also great at organizing trips and helping with special requests. Take the trip to the Murano Glass Factory, well worth the journey and free from the hotel.

Reviewed 1 month ago

Staffs are very friendly, location is great, next to the St. Macro squares, you can take water transportation from airport directly to there. The room is clean. I had a good time at Venice, and staying at hotel. So I highly recommend the hotel to travelers.