Just checked in and so far everything is lovely! We had a private transfer arranged from the airport which was an exceptional way to arrive to Venice. The room is clean, small but that's standard for European rooms. We have a partial view of the canal which is nice. I'm celebrating my birthday and they had balloons, a birthday banner, and a bottle of champagne sent for me. Most of the key spots are within walking distance. There is a beautiful garden where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning. The water taxi stops right outside. So far I am happy we chose this hotel!
This is the second time we have stayed at the Palazzo Barocci, the room we had was like a duplex, climbing a few steps to the bathroom, with plenty of room. Only 2 problems in the room, not enough drawer space, and there is a step in the bathroom that is not marked and is very dangerous in the dark. The breakfast in the courtyard was adequate. The staff could not have been more helpful.
I have mixed feelings about this hotel. It’s perfectly fine, I do not hesitate to recommend it. It may be the case that this is just the best in the area, I don’t know enough to say. Still, I cannot figure out why it charges more than comparable hotels nearby. We sprung for the canal view, but other hotels on the grand canal offer the same for less. It did not feel like a splurge once we saw it. It is near St. Marks and Rialto, but not any closer than other properties. It is still a 15-20 minute walk. It is right in front of the water bus stop, which is very convenient instead of doing the walk. The rooms are large, but the furnishings are not luxurious or period/antique style like the other hotels. They appear to be designed to look opulent, but are mostly homemade built-ins using plastic or wood laminate, painted gold. Everything is painted gold. Or slipcovered in gold. Even nice leather chairs are slipcovered in cheap gold fabric. Again, I can’t figure it out. They must be going for a certain aesthetic that was just lost on me. The room had a really big bathtub right in the middle, a large vanity with two sinks, a separate shower and toilet room with another sink, and lots of closet space. The robes and slippers were super comfortable. The blackout shades were phenomenal. I suppose this could be worth the premium. There is also a beautiful back garden, great for sitting at all hours of the day. Still not sure that justifies the expense. This hotel used to be part of the NH collection, but it is not anymore. From the photos of when it was, it appears the quality has gone down. The lobby furnishings are not as nice, and the breakfast offerings are more limited. I guess the biggest problem with this hotel, and why I have mixed feelings about it despite all of the good things I’ve mentioned, was the staff. They are not friendly or welcoming. They will help recommend restaurants and give directions, but in a very perfunctory and brusque manner. The person who checked us in barely looked up and did not escort us to the room or explain anything, quite different from other hotels in this star range. I understand this to be typical of Venice, it seems they are sick of tourists, (Service in the local restaurants was similar in tone and manner.) Still, it affected our impression of the place. We had a comfortable and quiet stay, but I do not understand what makes this hotel better than others in a comparable location.…
Lovely hotel, still here until tomorrow. Absolutely disappointed with room service meals. Last night after opera was ‘ok’, just. This evening absolutely dreadful. Very small menu ok, but a little tuna salad (no tuna). A little mixed ham and mozzarella (not on). A toasted ham and cheese sandwich with chips/crisps, just an awful white pasty thing. Bruschetta was just a few bits of left over bread. Absolutely disgraceful, thank goodness we have not booked breakfast tomorrow!!!
Situated on Grand Canal with view of Rialto Bridge. Conveniently located for water taxi from airport or vaparetto stop literally at the front door. 12 min walk to St Marks Sq. 20 min walk to San Polo. Lovely modern decor, good shower, decent bed. Good breakfast in courtyard garden. Lovely staff who were friendly, polite & helpful. Highly recommend this hotel, it’s the perfect base for your Venice trip.
Lovely, modernly furnished luxury hotel perfectly situated on the Grand Canal. Our canal-facing junior suite was extremely spacious, with very high ceilings, a grand feel and spectacular views. The location was close to most everything of note, with a vaporetto stop immediately outside for trips to farther-away spots. Also handy was a €2 gondola service to take you to the other side of the canal. The staff — particularly the very accommodating George, who checked is in and gave us some stellar dining recommendations — were all professional and helpful. As others have said, treat yourself by springing for the extra expense of a canal-facing room. You won’t regret it.
Superior room with balcony, small table and chairs, coffee and tea. Fabulous shower and lovely decor throughout. Buffet breakfast good a lot of choice. All staff we encountered were helpful and friendly. Large green and peaceful garden.
We went to Venice for a short break. We wanted a hotel with really good access to Venice, but quiet. Palazzo Barocci was perfect. It is really centrally located, on the Grand Canal and right next to a vaporetto stop. All the main sites in Venice are in easy walking distance. The friendly staff were extremely helpful, the room clean and very comfortable. We had a lovely view of the little canal behind the hotel.
I did not stay at this hotel. Instead I booked in august for sept. Between that time 2 unfortunate deaths in my family. I forgot to cancel this hotel in all the chaos. They charged me entire stay when their own cancel policy is one night stay. When I caught them in their dishonesty they refunded me after me not a second before. I was so stressed out with family issues. I thought about staying in future but when my credit card informed me of the cancel policy and that this establishment lied; I decided I will never ever stay. They also changed their story multiple times. first they wanted to see cancelation of my flight for a refund but then days later that wasn’t enough. They wanted a death certificate. Also they have one manager ONE that decided to take vacation during sept. There are plenty of hotels in Venice. Avoid.…
The location was so super easy to get to with the vaporetto basically has its own stop. From the minute you walk in the staff is accomodating offering you water, sitting with you to go over tourist sightseeing spots, giving you a map, etc. The rooms were spacious and comfortable.