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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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Overview

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.

Rooms

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

Dining

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.

Location

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 450 Reviews
Fantastic location
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location, under a minute to San Marco square. We thoroughly enjoyed the central point of this hotel, having taken the shuttle boat , "ALILAGUNA from the airport we easily found the hotel. the room was spacious with two beds. Staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. We easily moved around Venice from this location.

Location, location, location
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is located in just under a minute walk from San Marco square. This was the most important thing for us when we searched for a place to stay in Venice. We got a good deal online, and searched no further. Selvadego is in fact not a hotel in its own right, it is an apartments extension to hotel Monaco. So set your expectations right up front, and you will not be disappointed. Rooms was clean and spacious enough. Had a safe, minibar, all amenities you may want in a hotel room. Parent hotel Monaco has 24x7 service desk with professional and friendly staff, restaurant, bar, lounge, etc. if you need more than just a room to spend a night. The only downside I noticed so far was a slow WiFi. But it was free, and I am not going to take any stars away because of that.

Great location
Reviewed 1 month ago

We had a lovely stay at Palazzo Selvadego. The hotel is clean with friendly staff. The room was spacious and the small bed was prepared for my little toddler)
The biggest benefit is that the hotel has very central location.

Excellent location
Reviewed 2 months ago

Comfortable rooms and a location that is incredible. Short walking distance to St Marks Square and everything Venice offers. Love this city and hotel. Small lobby and different type of shower but nice hotel

Not a 4 star hotel. This is a private room in an apartment building.
Reviewed 2 months ago

The Palazzo Selvadego is not a four star hotel and should not be listed as such. It’s an apartment building with few amenities. We spent almost $350/night, which was a terrible value. As others mention, this hotel is promoting itself as a four star hotel but is actually just a private room that’s annexed from the Hotel Monaco, which is a 4 star hotel. The Monaco has a large, modern lobby and appears to have other amenities. But Selvadego sends you to Monaco for everything you might need including check out! Monaco is not next door! It’s actually a bit of a walk from the Selvadego. How far is too far? If they were across town, could they still call themselves an annex?! Selvadego doesn’t have any of their own services. There is no lobby to sit in. The service was lacking- no one to help us take our bags from our room. They don’t even have a room to store luggage or extras like pillows on the Selvadego premesis. The room was large, but the water glasses were dirty, the toilet seat was broken and the shower looked like it had mold growing. The pillows were subpar and they didn’t replenish the soap and shampoo. Location is excellent as it’s right off St. mark’s square, but that’s the only redeeming quality.