Highly recommended. The first thing you must understand about Venice is that the hotel location will determine how much you enjoy your visit. This hotel is ideal in every way.
Initially we stayed at the Hilton Molino Stucky, which was a disaster. When we switched to the Hotel Palazzo Stern, we had very low expectations. What a wonderful surprise. The Palazzo Stern is beautiful, luxurious, convenient, comfortable and the building is a work of art.
The location is superb. It is located on the Grand Canal in an enviable spot, overlooking the Accademia bridge, but far from the tourist crowds. It's right next to the Ca Rezzonico vaporetto stop, and it has its own dock for water taxis. That is very convenient. By foot, you will find the Accademia bridge is a short distance from the hotel, and St Mark's Square is an easy stroll from there.
The Hotel Palazzo Stern is situated in a fascinating neighborhood. It is not the touristic part of Venice. Instead, it is filled with art and craft shops from local merchants. We found beautiful fashion and design and jewelry shops in the small streets near the hotel. There are also a dozen very good restaurants within a five or ten minute walk from the hotel: we ate most of our meals in this neighborhood because we liked it so much. There are also many small bars in the next neighborhood (follow the signs towards Ferrovia / Piazza Roma and you will be there in five minutes).
Inside, the hotel is a jewel box. The building has a fascinating history. In the late 1800s, the art-collecting Stern Family from Paris purchased what was then a small ceramic studio located on the Grand Canal. Previously there had been a legendary palace on this site, but that family went bankrupt and the house was stripped for building materials. As a result, the Sterns were able to build a showcase for their vast collection of art work and sculptures. Imagine: a 19th-century recreation of a classic Venetian palace, decorated with medieval sculptures from all over Italy and Europe. The entire building is like an art history tour with striking details in every corner.
The rooms are quiet and well appointed with luxurious fabrics and nice amenities. We stayed in a suite overlooking the Grand Canal. I can say that this is one of the finest hotel rooms I have ever stayed in (after 30 years of world travel). The view from the window was magnificent. All day long we watched with joy as the boats traveled up and down the Grand Canal past our room. The bathrooms are clean, built with excellent materials and very comfortable appointments.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. I strongly urge you to consider staying here and making this your home in Venice.
If you care for a view of the Grand Canal, you must book a suite. If you are on a budget, I would r...
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Thank you for this really nice review!
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I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay so much.
You are right when you say that the location of the hotel here in Venice is very important, and I'm happy that you find our very convenient.
I look forward to welcome you again soon, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
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