Staying in ultra-chic rooms, with Baroque-type décor and Murano glass chandeliers
The off-the-beaten track location in Venice’s Cannaregio neighborhood
Browsing the extensive wine list in the Moorish-inspired Mask Bar
What To Know
Bathrooms have gold glass sinks and shower mood lighting that changes colors
The Mask Bar is in the hotel's well-manicured garden
It's a 40-minute walk to the main sights around Piazza San Marco
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A funky, high-design boutique hotel in the charming Cannaregio neighborhood
Scoring high on the design front, with its Nouveau-Baroque interiors and fancy flourishes, Carnival Palace is a fashion-forward sleep overlooking Cannaregio Canal. Every guest room is individually decorated, but expect Baroque-type décor, gleaming parquet floors, Murano glass chandeliers, gold- and silver-leafed fixtures, and splashes of rich color. Days can be spent sipping wine at the chilled-out Mask Bar in the hotel’s manicured garden, helping yourself to a lavish buffet breakfast that's packed with all sorts of freshly baked Venetian treats, and enjoying a bend-over-backwards level of service. Rather than staying in the city's more notoriously tourist-thronged district, you'll be in Canareggio and the historic Jewish Ghetto, where centuries-old shops and synagogues still stand and there's rarely a day-tripper in sight. Should you not want to stay cocooned here forever, you’re just a short hop from St. Mark’s Square and all of Venice’s must-see sights, with the Guglie shuttle boat stop less than 1000 feet from the hotel’s front door.
In the Area
Set overlooking the Cannaregio Canal, the hotel is near the Jewish Ghetto, the historic neighborhood where Jews were forced to live from the 16th to 18th centuries. It's now triumphed over its more sobering origins, which were depicted in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, and its modern-day residents have maintained the centuries-old synagogues, run interesting Judaica shops and curate exhibitions at the Museo Communità Ebraica (Jewish Museum). You’ll also be just a few steps from the public transport hubs, giving you easy access to St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, Giardini della Biennale, Accademia Gallery, and more.