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Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli
Ranked #127 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Roselle Park, New Jersey
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26 reviews
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“Venetian Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed here during our visit on June 27th & June 28th, 2012. We booked this hotel through our AAA agent & couldn't have been more pleased. This hotel was WONDERFUL!! The experience of being water taxied directly to the hotel set the mood for a great stay. From the moment we got off the water taxi, we were in awe of the beauty of the hotel. It doesn't look like much from the outside but you step into another world when you walk in. The check-in process was easy & the staff was very friendly & helpful. We stayed in room 405 & was surprised by our view of the canal and the church below. The hotel is coveniently located by the St Stae Vaporetto stop which made it covenient when we wanted to go to St. Mark's Square. The hotel made us feel like royalty. It has the charm of an old palace & the decoration of the hotel was equisite. We took the liberty of walking up & down through the floors of the hotel to the lobby & found a great sitting area with a beautiful chandelier between the 2nd & 3rd floors. Our room was not only beautiful but very comfortable. The marble bathroom was beyond what we ever expected. The towels were made of cloth but were very nice. The breakfast room is off the lobby but had a great selection of hot & cold items. We were able to have a hearty breakfast which would keep us satisfied until lunch. The coffee we had was the best coffee I had in Europe. The breakfast staff was quick to replenish any missing items. The location of the hotel was great for us. It was halfway between the train station & St. Mark's Square. We were able to walk everywhere through the little alley ways & side streets. It is easy to get around. You just have to follow the arrows with the name of the landmark you are trying to get to. The Rialto Bridge was about a 10 minute walk but of course we stopped to look at everything along the way. We had the pleasure of exploring both sides of the hotel & found a lot of little shops, cafe & restaurants. We highly recommed Osteria Ai Stortie. It's a very small restaurant on the way to the Rialto Bridge. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone traveling to Venice. I will definitely be making plans to revisit Venice & the Palazzo Giovanelli.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We started our Italy trip in Venice at this wonderful hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful and we absolutely loved our room. It was extremely convenient to the vaporetto and a variety of good restaurants. The Wi-Fi was the best deal/connection we experienced throughout our trip and the amenities were terrific. I highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Venice!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli. The rooms are very well appointed and the breakfast is good. The staff make this place excellent, though. We wanted to change rooms due to noise on the Grand Canal, and they were more than happy to help us move to a quieter room. Definitely would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Long week end in Venice and we stayed at Palazzo Giovanelli. We had the suite and it was really fantastic: tall roof, ancient doors and floors, a real huge Murano chandellier in the living room and opening the windows right on Canal Grande and stay at the balcony looking at boats and gondolas floating along was an amazing experience. Price was correct for a suite on Canal Grande, but value for money was really good! Hotel in its complex is very comfortable and its green court is lovely. You are wall to wall to Ca Pesaro (Museum of Modern Art) and all the area is very nice and quiet. In 15 minutes walking you're at Rialto Bridge and in 30 in San Marco Square. Hope you could have opportunity to try that Hotel and enkoy it like we did.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Staying at Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is a bit like staying in a museum. From the moment you arrive, you're treated like a VIP, and everything about the hotel matches with that. I stongly suggest arriving by water taxi, it's not cheap but it is worth the experience. The lobby is beautiful. We arrived by train from Paris before check-in time, and were greated with a warm welcome and a map as well as suggestions to pass the short time before a room would be ready for us. The hotel is situated away from the more busy parts of the city in a quiet neighborhood that makes the garden and the hotel feel secluded and charming in a unique way. It's still a very short walk to Rialto and the busy area with shops and restaurants. The room... Was spectacular. The age of the building was shown in a dramatic and beautiful way that made it feel clean, fresh, and beautiful. We were truly impressed, and we will stay again at the first opportunity.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Being an hotelier myself and not being able to go away as much I would like, i expect our breaks to be special. I choose to book a junior suite at a 4star hotel which I thought had more value than getting a basic room in a 5 star one. We were not disappointed especially when we arrive to find out we got upgraded to the Mozart suite. Just loved it. Great room. Great hotel location. Next to the outdoor market. A must to see. Hotel staff were helpful. Thank you for a lovely stay.Would not look for somewhere else to stay if we go back to Venice.

Room Tip: Got spoiled with the presidential suite over looking Gran Canale.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lauderdale by the Sea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

The trip to the hotel in the beautiful private Riva water taxi is reason enough to go to Venice. I was a bit disssapointed that the room was very small and had no view. When searching for a hotel in Venice I looked for a hotel on the Grand Canal, which it is, and I expected to have a view of the water, unfortunately not. The front desk staff was lovely on our arrival and we did not spend much time in the room. Hotel is located at a vaperetto water taxi stop so easy we had access to everywhere. Walking behind the hotel were many small excellent restaurants and pizzarias, art shops and a bakery I will never forget. The front desk man Davide really helped us when we discovered that we left our phone charger in previous hotel, he charged both phone and ipad for us when we went to dinner. One rather odd bit, on our first night we went to the lobby bar for a drink before dinner and my husband orderd a vodka, there was only a bit left in the bottle and it was not replaced while we were for 2 more nights although we asked. I know it's Italy and nobody runs out of wine but Vodka? Not like we were asking for anything special. All in all a very good stay.

Room Tip: Ak for a room with a water view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli
Address: Santa Croce, San Stae, 2070, 30135 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #127 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is located in the historic centre of Venice, enjoying the magnificent atmosphere and offering its guest private , quiet rooms, where a gentle stillness is interrupted only by the passing of gondolas and the flow of water in the canals. Elegant and romantic, 4 star Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli in Venice overlooks the Gran canal, enclosed between the splendid Church of san Stae and Ca’ Pesaro, with suites facing its green gardens and a waterside door to receive guests. The successful mix of decorations, in a perfect balance between modern and traditional, gives Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli an inviting and welcoming aspect, in tune with the impeccable quality of the service of a warm, highly professional and multilingual staff. ... more   less 
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