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Ruzzini Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Castello 5866, 30122 Venice, Italy   |  
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Ranked #24 of 382 Hotels in Venice
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wow, fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Ruzzini Palace for three nights for her 40th birthday. What can I say as soon as we walked in the door the staff on reception made us extremely welcome, very informative, provided us with maps of venice and some excellent advice. The hotel itself is spotless, has a lovely atmosphere, our room was on the top floor with fantastic views and was really really lovely. The breakfast was advertised to us as a continental, it is much better than that and was absolutely lovely.
The location of the hotel is perfect, five minutes walk to st marks square, close to the grand canal and rialto bridge and all the lovely shops.
All in all I couldn't recommend this hotel enough and can't really imagine a nicer one in Venice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Guest,
We are very glad that you loved the Hotel position and the Staff so much. Don’t forget us!
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I was somewhat worried before this holiday, surely this hotel was not as good as the excellent reviews it receives. No need to worry it was a wonderful experience. Prosseco on the house started it off and it just got better.

Good location for exploring. Room was excellent. Breakfast first class. And best of all the staff, very professional and helpful.

I have travelled extensively through Europe, and have never stayed at a better hotel than the Ruzzini.

Room Tip: We stayed in a top floor room overlooking the Square, it was quiet and had a reasonable view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thanking you for your outstanding review and your nice words for our Staff. Wishing all the best...don’t forget us!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

this hotel is great,best location very nice saff.very clean we will be back as soon has we can i would recommed this hotel to anyohe the barmen is very friendly.the location is good ,the hotel is very warm.large tv in our room,clean towels every day. the hotel is quite central to everything

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Dear Guest,
We wish to thank you for your kind review, especially from our barman! Waiting for your next visit...
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Venice is unique. Our 3 nights stay at the Ruzzini for our 10th wedding anniversary was just perfect. We brought 2 kids (1y and 3ys) and got a junior suite. Amazing room with a large format painting I woulden't distinguish from the masterpieces in the front door Santa Maria Formosa. The hotel is central and in a quite surrounding at the same time. I don't want to repeat the other customers infos. So I'll just add that there is a relatively big supermarket at 2mn walk (very hard to find in this island). And that the location is amazing as when you go out and turn left you are in the Touristic area (must do one). Piazza St Marco is at 4mn walk. And you can also turn right and you are in the area I would love to live in, quite, classy and full of charm. The service is excellent at the breakfast is gorgious. Kids are very welcome there too.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for your nice words, we are very happy that your whole Family enjoyed your anniversary here in Venice in our Ruzzini Palace. Thank you!
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Stayed here for a weekend. Receptionists rude.

Rooms small. Basically each floor is split into two floors, so the ceilings are low.

There are plenty of good restaurants and cafes around, so you don't have to eat there. Im sure the food would have been ok, but why would you eat in a hotel?

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
We usually thank all our reviewers for their comments; reading your it becomes difficult to us to understand if we are speaking about the same Ruzzini Palace. You didn’t like the accommodation you had, but we wish to remember you that we are speaking about a XV Century Palace and nothing can be considered “Basically” as you’ve stated. Each accommodation is different from the other, even on the same room category. Moreover, the info given are not correct, because we don’t have a restaurant....why you compare us to the neighbours Restaurants and Café, if we don’t have one at all???
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed for 3 Nights in the Ruzzini Palace. We didnt arrive to the hotel till about 1030 at night and there we was very warmly greeted and our suitcases taken to our room. We was in room 306 which overlooked the canal. the room was lovely and spacious with a separate dressing area a beautiful bathroom and a lovely sized bed with a tv and dvd player. The hotel is located in santa maria formosa which is about 10 mins walk from all the main attractions (although it took us more than that because we have no sense of direction) aftera few times though we were pro's haha! The hotels decor is beautiful and very tastefully done throughout. with a little mini bar in the room. i never made it to breakfast in the hotel as we were so tired from all the waking. but id like to thank the hotel for there lovely service on my partners birthday with a lovely bottle of sparking waiting for him. if i ever get the opportunity to go back to venice, i would without a shadow of a doubt go back to the ruzzini palace.

Room Tip: a canal room is quieter i believe
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thanking you for your kind review, as you said, walking and discovering Venice could be a bit tiring, even because there’s a lot to see. We are glad that you enjoyed your accommodation on the canal side and our efforts for the special occasion. Waiting for your next stay...
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We stayed at the Ruzzini Palace Hotel, in the Campo (square) De Santa Maria Formosa for a long weekend in November a few days after the worst floods since 1872 and it was sunny, warm and with no sign of the earlier floods. The hotel is a converted Venetian family pallazzo, tastefully refurbished in a sympathetic modern style, retaining many of the original features and characteristics of the old building. Backing on to the Rio (canal) de Paradis and the facing the square itself, it is perfectly located between the Rialto Bridge and St Marks Square, but sufficiently distant from both to be an oasis of calm away from the relatively fewer, but still many visitors, at this time of year. The staff were welcoming, helpful, attentive and friendly at all times. The room, located in the eaves of the building, was comfortable and well presented and if not the grandest, afforded wonderful views across the rooftops to St Marks Basilica and the Campanile. In an expensive city generally, it was very good value for money. When (not if) we return, we will choose to stay at the Ruzzini Palace again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thanking you for your time writing such nice review, we are happy that you did enjoy Venice even with the “Acqua Alta” on. As you saw, Venetians are used to live together with it, we just wear plastic boots and work! As tourist, it could be also interesting and funny to see (to be correct on 1966 we got the highest tide which was 1,94 m.). Wishing you’ll back for another “special” stay...
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Address: Castello 5866, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#20 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#32 Family Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ruzzini Palace Hotel 4*
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