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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
Mayfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Short break in Venice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Perfect location and beautiful hotel facing a square. Spent two nights here in their basic room. Our room was very clean and comfortable but, as with other reviews, too warm. (room 200). Opened the window on first night and because we were at the back of the hotel against the waterway, we were disturbed very early by boats/deliveries. Hotel adjusted the heating and it was slightly better the second night. Also minibar fridge wasn't working so drinks were warm. Not sure if all rooms the same but we had a low heavily beamed ceiling which we didn't like, felt a bit oppresive. As we arrived after midnight didn't tell staff until the morning re the fridge, after which they quickly replaced it. Nice bathroom and friendly staff. Breakfast was nothing to write home about, very average. For the price we paid were happy with our stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, April 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
We wish to thank you for your positive and fair review. Sorry for the too warm start (after your notice, we immediately turn off your heating and made it better). Hoping to have once the pleasure to welcome you once...kind regards!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Like all previous reviews, I cannot fault this hotel, We stayed in a junior suite overlooking the square and it was amazing. The staff were extremely helpful, welcoming and professional. Breakfast was excellent, lots of choice and great coffee. I coundn't rate this hotel high enough.
Thank you for a perfect holiday.

Room Tip: Ask for the 'Doges bedroom'.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, April 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
We wish to thank you for your kind words for our Hotel and our Staff. We hope to welcome you once more...kind regards!
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I couldn't fault this hotel. Friendly, helpful, clean. lovely breakfast, convenient location, etc etc. It was perfect and will definitely be my choice of place to stay when I am able to go again. I booked this as part of a 'budget holiday' and was amazed with the standard of the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, April 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are so happy that you did enjoyed your stay in our Hotel, even in one of basic accommodations. Many thanks for your nice words and we wish you’ll be back! Kind regards
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Derry, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Beautiful hotel, well located near the centre of Venice and close to all the main tourist attractions. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Stayed in a double standard room which was well presented and very clean. Breakfast was excellent - good variety and plenty of choice. Would definitely recommend to other travellers to Venice.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind review...we hope you’ll be back! Kind regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Like all previous reviews have attested....this is a wonderful 4 star hotel. The location is ideal, especially if this is your first time in Venice....it's right in the center of the island, but just far enough away from the main tourist route to be peaceful. The staff is what really makes this place. They make everyone feel welcome. They answered all my emails, helped with dinner reservations, provided maps and umbrellas, and even held our luggage until we had to leave for the train. Nothing was too much for them. We never had a 'sales' pitch of any sort. The palace is very clean, very comfortable, very friendly...not too big, not too small. The free wifi worked well. They offer a very good selection at breakfast....fresh fruit, hot eggs & bacon, cold cuts, cheeses, cakes and pastries, yogurt, cereals, prosecco, juice machine, coffee (3 star). There are lots of restaurants choices nearby. We had a junior suite on the 4th floor overlooking the square and it was very quiet. I'm glad we chose to stay here. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your kind words for our Hotel & Staff too. Sorry for the not very good coffee (we are working on that), sometime the Venice humidity doesn’t help us on that! Wishing you’ll be back...don’t forget us!
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Arizona
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Our first stop in Italy and it was perfect! We got the best standard room available, which was right on the canal. It was a great room, with plenty of space, beautifully Italian and so enjoyable to watch all the canal boat activity each day.

The hotel offers a free shuttle to Murano. I have mixed feelings about it which seemed to be more of a sales pitch and high expectations for a purchase at the Murano factory. Regardless, we enjoyed the taxi ride over and the presentation at the factory. They went on to give us a free glass horse, which left us feeling obligated to purchase - so we did. If you have no intentions of a purchase, you may take a pass on this offering.

The hotel is in a great and central location and the service at the front desk was exceptional! They provided great maps and directions. We were always able to find the destination when following the directions and map. The staff was very helpful and always happy to assist with anything. They called to book our Opera at the Palazzo - great experience if you want to try out the opera - truly unique opera in an old Palace with a small and intimate audience. The Opera takes place in several of the the rooms in the palace!

We also discovered what is hard to describe - a shop with wine barrels. A place for the locals - most of which were the elderly locals. Bring in an empty water bottle or wine bottle or jug - they will fill it with your choice of wine for less than 10 Euros - in fact probably less than 4 euros! You should pass this place on your way to the hotel if you come via the Rialto bridge.

Our stay at the Ruzzini was perfect and our best experience on our Italy trip! We will be back - and will request the same spectacular room! Don't hesitate - book this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thanking you for your time to leave such nice report of your stay in our Ruzzini Palace. We wish to have you back....thank you!
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

What a truly fabulous hotel this is. We got an upgrade to a junior suite overlooking the square and the room and the staff were first class. Situated a 10 minute stroll form the Rialto and St Marks and close to Gondola rides and restaurants this was perfect place to stay. The unexpected surprise was the Palace itself with its period detail and furniture. Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We only had two days in Venice and a return trip to this hotel is a must.

Room Tip: Recommend a junior suite for that touch of palace luxury and extra space.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are really happy to hear that your stay has been so pleasant....we wish you’ll be back for another longer and nice stay. Kind regards!
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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 ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#20 Family Hotel in Venice
#21 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#24 Spa Hotel in Venice
#24 Casino Hotel in Venice
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ruzzini Palace Hotel 4*
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