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Ruzzini Palace Hotel
Ranked #37 of 387 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Ideally situated between the Rialto bridge and San Marco square (approx. 500 meters from each) the hotel is a beautiful building in a lovely traditional venetian square. It is a perfect location to wonder the local streets and see the real Venice or to visit the tourist landmarks. A large range of bars and restaurants are close by catering for a range of price levels. It is also surrounded by streets with interesting little shops and boutiques, sell a fabulous range of; masks, books, clothes and gifts (TIP: walk toward the centre of the square from the hotel and follow the lane to the left to discover an amazing book shop about 100m down on the left hand side, visit the staircase of books in the garden that overlooks the canal).
The service in the hotel was superb (and it wasn't difficult to find, just off the main lane between Rialto and San Marco) the reception staff are very helpful and polite giving good advise if required and also going out of their way to meet your needs. When we arrived we were directed to our room 102 and told we had been upgraded, which was fantastic as I had contacted the hotel to say that myself and wife were there to celebrate a special occasion (child free!). The room was sumptuous and palatial with a beautiful ornate wooden ceiling and fittings. The bed was very comfortable and huge, as was the room and bathroom. We had the luxury of overlooking the square and could open up the large full length balconied windows to 'people watch' in the square. It was carnival season so there was plenty to see, as carnival participants visit the square throughout the day in their masks and finery. The noise level was fine as the square and Venice grew far quieter in the evening and changed personality from a vibrant tourist town into a relaxed and romantic tangle of empty(ish) lanes and canals!
The hotel receptionists went out of the way to help with queries and to give advise, whether on transport or restaurants.
I had researched a local restaurant in the next square (turn left out of the hotel and next left) called 'L'Osteria di Santa Marina' (not located correctly on tripadvisor!), which was shut on the Sunday we arrived but opened Monday evening, although a difficult place to book a seat as it is popular, the hotel staff persisted for us and reserved our table. (Note: Bar Zenzero in the same square is not there, but the bar that is well worth the visit - nice wine, atmosphere and reasonable prices).
In terms of the breakfast it was very good, with an array of continental fair; breads, meats, cereal, fruits, juices, coffee/tea, baked goods, yoghurts etc. You won't find a traditional 'fry-up' but can have bacon, scrambled eggs and toast. Other breakfast goods are available to be ordered, but have a fee, not sure why these would be required though?
Finally, we were allowed a free complementary drink on our first day. We didn't visit the hotel bar as we were keen to explore and see the city. When we did come back though to get changed for the evening and have a rest, we were brought a chilled bottle of Prosecco and wine glasses. This was a really nice touch from a classy establishment!
There is lots more to say about Venice and our experience which was fantastic! Do we intend to come back - Yes! Do we intend to stay in this wonderful hotel again -Yes!
Thank you Ruzzini Palace we hope to see you again soon.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Dear Jonathan,
Thank you very much for your time to leave such nice and big review! We are happy that you enjoyed so much your visit in Venice. We wish to welcome you once in our Hotel....Thanks!

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We were delighted with this choice of Hotel. It was perfectly positioned and the staff couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful.The area was away from the main hustle and bustle of the crowds but still had a vibrant feel and felt part of the "Venice experience".

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear Sandra,
Thank you for your kind words, we are glad that you felt the Venetian atmosphere while with us for the special occasion of your birthday! Hoping to welcome you for another special occasion. Thanks!

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Cannot fault this hotel one.. Not sure if we got upgraded but we had a room with a separate changing area and bathroom. Beautiful decor and everything you need. Location is literally 10 minutes walk from everywhere in different directions. Once you mastered the lanes you'll be fine. Hotel reception staff always welcoming and recommended a great restaurant for dinner. Would defiantly recommend the hotel and would stay again.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear Habibi,
Thank you for your kind review. Being these reviews not signed we are not able to understand and find out the accommodation you had. Anyhow, we always suggest to all our Guests: “JUST ASK” at the front desk the “questions” you have and we’ll be pleased to give you an answer (before leaving us, after is too late!). Thanks!

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Ruzzini Palace Hotel is set in a small square, just slightly off the beaten track between the Rialto bridge and St Mark's square, a bit tricky to find at first, but then, everything is in Venice for the first day or so!. During the day there are a couple of restaurants/bars with seating in the square (when we were there in Feb) and a couple of small market stalls, then at night it is v quiet. The Hotel is a great old building with wonky marble staircases and classical decor. Our room was lovely with an interesting little alcove to sit and read and a smart modern bathroom. the staff were really friendly and helpful, although if you want to take a tour anywhere in the city by water taxi, you'd be better off organising it yourself rather than letting them arrange it and charge you €20-30 extra...

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alex F
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind review, we are extremely happy that you realized the historical character of our Hotel being a XV century Ducal Palace (owned from three different Doges’). Let-us point out that few boat ride arranged from our Concierge, are styled with official and deluxe boats at no extra charge, as many others extra services (like tickets, transfers, etc...). Hoping to have the pleasure of welcome you once more...Thanks!

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We arrived like film stars!! Private water taxi right to the waterside door of this beautiful hotel. The staff were extremely friendly and couldn't help us enough with any questions or advise we needed. Our room was on the top floor, very nice and quiet. One downside, I think tea and coffee making facilities should be available in all rooms not just suites. The breakfast was lovely every morning. A good range with always a hot choice and once again very polite and helpful staff. This hotel is in a perfect location. 5 minutes one way to the Rialto bridge and 5 minutes the other way to St marks Square. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Venice. We stayed for 3 nights and would definitely stay here again. Thank you to all the staff for helping to make our stay memorable.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear Joanne,
Thank you for your review! As we already said, tea facilities are not available in standard double, but only on superior accommodations (Deluxe, Junior Suite and Suite). One more thing, as we already wrote, FRESH MILK is available on request by our room service, anytime! We are glad that you found our Hotel Staff so kind and hope to have pleasure of welcome you again (to get the fifth star too!). Thanks!

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Excellent value for money. In a great location (difficult to find initially but once you get your bearings you can navigate to the main square in 5-10 mins). Room was beautiful - view overlooking the water, spacious and very clean. Good/friendly service, English speaking and knowledgable staff. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Thank vjcroth
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear Vjc,
Thank you for your review, as many others said, our position is the best you can have in Venice.
Looking forward to see you once more...don’t hesitate to contact us! Thanks!

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

On my second trip to Italy, I was already on my own because of a conference held there. I asked my agent to get a room that has a nice view in an extra safe location since I would be all on my own. She looked up and recommended the Ruzzini Palace hotel. I am happy to say that I was very happy with the hotel that she has chosen for me. The view from my room is amazing. They had such a magnificent breakfast buffet with my favorite choices. My room had a small office table where I can work on my reports and do a bit of office work. The lobby is a nice place to hang out in while waiting for your next appointement.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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GMRuzzini, Direttore at Ruzzini Palace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear Linda,
We thank you for your review and agree with you that Venice in general is very quiet and safe not just on our position but everywhere. We can still consider it a Paradise somewhere...we hope to have the pleasure of welcome you once and please, do not hesitate to contact us directly...Thanks!

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Address: Castello 5866, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Venice
#23 Business Hotel in Venice
#25 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#29 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range: $115 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ruzzini Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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