This a lovely little hotel, located down the waterfront from St. Mark's, which is close enough to the big attractions for easy walking, but far enough away from the 'madding crowds' to be relaxing. Rooms are nicely appointed, with a consistent nautical style that suits its location on the lagoon. Our room had a great view back towards St. Mark's as well as a good view of the frenetic activity in the lagoon. The massive, multi-millionaire yachts that line the promenade in front are really something to see (though they may block the view of some of the lower rooms). The staff was friendly and helpful and made our brief stay even better. As we set out for our first day's adventures, the desk clerk mentioned that the hotel was offering a free tour of a Murano glass factory, including a water taxi ride both to and from - we happily accepted the offer and had a great morning looking at amazing glass artisanship. Though it was obvious they would be glad to sell us a wide selection of beautiful glassware, the tour was fun, informative and there was absolutely no pressure. Kudos to the Bucintoro for a fabulous, unexpected perk! The breakfast was basic but nicely presented in a lovely little dining room off the lobby area, and the staff was very helpful in assisting with dining suggestions and arrangements. (Shout out to the Osteria Oliva Nera for a fabulous dinner experience in the neighborhood!). We had a lovely time at the Bucintoro and highly recommend it for a great Venetian stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facing the San Marco Docks right near Piazza San Marco, Hotel Bucintoro embraces the maritime lifeblood of Venice with charming spaces inspired by ancient sailboats and galleys that once bobbed right in front of the hotel. An elegant 4-star hotel in the historic center of Venice, Hotel Bucintoro offers rooms, junior suites and suites overlooking San Marco, embellished with the necessary comforts and services... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bucintoro Hotel Venice
- Pensione Bucintoro
- Venice Bucintoro Hotel