Stayed here for 3 nights in late November. We are frequent visitors to the city and our preference is to visit off season. We have previously stayed at the Bauer Palladio on Giudecca.
Bauer Palazzo is situated just a couple of minutes walk from St Marks Square, (nearest vaporetto stop San Marco Valleresso.)
We booked a junior suite (115) which was incredible! It had a very large living room with sofa, armchair, dining table and chairs, a bathroom that was entirely marble, (apart from the jacuzzi bath), and a very large bedroom with frescoes on the ceiling! The furnishings were typically Venetian, (silk wallpaper, curtains etc) and featured chandeliers and antique/style furniture. No canal view, we overlooked a small calle.
The toiletries provided are made by women inmates of the Venetian prison on Giudecca.. A fabulous project and nice products. Bathrobes and slippers are supplied.
Free WiFi is available, (hurrah!) and there was a safe within the wardrobes.
(We booked less than a week in advance and the rate was advertised as being 70% off.)
Prior to our visit, Matteo one of the concierges was very helpful in securing dinner reservations. During our stay the concierge team were again very helpful with advice and restaurant bookings.
Breakfast is taken on the 7th floor with an incredible view of the grand canal and Santa Maria della Salute. A good selection of fruit, cereals, cold meats and cheese, pastries etc is provided, and also a buffet selection of hot food. You can take breakfast outside on the terrace too, but we weren't quite game enough for this, although others did one morning! "Pigeon sticks" are provided for the local bird population who will endeavour to try and eat your breakfast!
Other than breakfast, we didn't eat within the hotel, although we did have room service on arrival after an incredibly stressful flight. Room service was very good and well presented.
On the day before departure we enquired with the concierge whether we could share a watertaxi to the airport with other guests, and were successful. The fare between six of us was €130 (although the concierge had advised it was €110.) So much more civilised (and quicker) than the Alilaguna!
The main entrance to the hotel (on the grand canal) was out of action during our stay.
There was quite a lot of noise from the calle below our room, particularly on the Friday morning of our stay. (The noise may have been exacerbated by workmen at the hotel accessing the calle.)
All in all a wonderful stay and no hesitation in recommending it.
Many thanks to all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bauer Il Palazzo is one of Venice's most luxurious hotel. It is an authentic 18th century palazzo with the most spectacular vantage point in Venice - close to St Mark's Square, facing the Grand Canal and overlooking St Mark's basin. The 82 luxurious rooms including 38 suites, many with balconies or terraces, have been recently restored with the finest fabrics, gilt mirrors, carved stucco ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers. Located on the top floors of the historic palace guests have the option of staying in one of Bauer Il Palazzo's re-designed rooms or executive suites. The interior design concept of the guest accommodations on the 6th & 7th & 8th floors is quite distinct; each room is decorated in a unique sleek style, with comfort. ... more less
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