We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Absolutely wonderful.”
Review of Aqua Palace Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 12 more sites!
Aqua Palace Hotel
Ranked #42 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
South Yorkshire
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

My wife and i have just spent four magical days at this wonderful hotel. The decor hits the mark of keeping traditional Venitian style, and combining it with contempary decor. On our arrival the man on the front desk was warm and very friendly. He offered to show us a choice of rooms, and we simply had to have the room with its balcony, overlooking the canal. Breakfast was superb..and the lady waitress was so very friendly and attentive. Yes you will get lost, we did, every night...but who cares, its actually the best way to see things you may miss. And unless a pin dropping wakes you up, the men who empty the bins EVERY DAY, will not disturb you, anyway who wants to be in bed at 7am when Venice awaits!! If you visit Venice you will not find a hotel which reflects the passion of this amazing city more than the Aqua Palace.

Room Tip: choose the room with balcony looking down the canal!
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Hellibobs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,164 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    845
    264
    47
    7
    1
See reviews for
218
785
13
13
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (230)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
ireland
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Location is great, 5 minutes walk to Rialto or St Marks square. We got off at the Rialto water bus stop when arriving from airport - the hotel, if you know where you are going is only a 3 minute walk away. We however went the wrong way and took a while to find - but this is expected and all part of the venice experience. Would recommend bringing a good detailed map.
Everyone working in the hotel were very nice. Free wifi password given when checking in. Rooms lovely, elegant and comfortable. Breakfast buffet fab - very tasty with lots of choices.
We had prebooked a table at Da Mamos (found via tripadvisor) - this lovely restaurant was only 2 minute walk from hotel. The food was delicious as was the atmosphere.
Hopefuly some day will return to Venice as didn't get to see a quarter of what we would have liked, we would love to stay here again. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank patplease25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
91 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We've just spent a week at the Aqua Palace. It deserves all the praise it has received from other reviewers. The location is perfect: in a peaceful spot but five minutes from the Rialto and St Mark's. The staff are unfailingly friendly and helpful. I suspect we had one of the smaller rooms but it was comfortable and stylish - and the bathroom was huge. The decor throughout the hotel elegantly combines the contemporary and the traditional. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank DavidandStuart
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2013

The Aqua Palace hotel has an excellent central location: a five minute walk in either direction from Rialto or St Mark's (very handy if travelling by Alilaguna water bus to/from the airport, €27 pp return) and yet in a peaceful little backwater.

The suite we stayed in was very spacious with large living room, spacious bathroom and big master bedroom complete with super-kingsize bed. Furnishings had an opulent feel, with rich dark fabrics used throughout. Blackout curtains plus big comfortable bed plus quiet location made for two good nights' sleep during our stay. Views from our room were nothing to speak of, but we had deliberately chosen a room away from the canal to ensure peace and quiet. The air conditioning system in the room worked equally well as heating during the cold weather.

Other positives: the buffet breakfast, served between 7.30 and 10.30 was very good with a wide selection to choose from, and the service from the young waiter friendly. We received complimentary wifi throughout our stay (standard offering for all guests).

We had a great stay at this charming little hotel and based on our experience would not hesitate to recommend it.

Room Tip: Room 201 is an enormous suite. It doesn't have a canal view, but overlooks a courtyard and is ve...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank cherylanddavid2006
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I booked this hotel for my girlfriends significant birthday (40th! shhh) and the staff made us feel automatically welcome and treated us with 5 star service. We had a room that overlooked the canal outside and it made the 'significant birthday' such a breeze. The hotel managed to make us feel like we were at home in Venice. So glad we decided to go to Venice and stay here, as it has encouraged us to visit again. the location is wonderful for Piazza San Marco and central for walking the whole city. Do yourself a favour and spend the money on the gondola ride as it is what Venice is all about. Thank you to all especially Silvie who made breakfast a great start to the day.

Room Tip: we had a room overlooking the canal, pay the extra as it is worth it!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Darrensydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We spent three superb nights at the Aqua Palace from the 9 December. What a great location,four minute walk to Piazza San Marco and about five minutes walk to the Rialto bridge so it was pretty easy to cover Venice by foot. We arrived by a private water taxi which was organised by the hotel,there was someone to meet us at the train station who then escorted us to our taxi. The hotel has its own entrance from the canal which is where we dropped off. What a great start!!
The wonderfully helpful staff then welcomed us and gave us a few wise tips about Venice. Our junior suite room with canal view was very generous in size,spotlessly clean and a beautiful marble bathroom which was also a great size. Our two children were given the room next door which was also of high standard. The wi-fi worked really well,this I know as my two teenagers gave it a good work-out.
Breakfast was delicious,very fresh and tasty. Coffee was of good quality as was the hot chocolate. The breakfast staff would always greet you with a warm smile and acted in a very friendly manner.
On our wedding anniversary a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a bottle of prosecco were left in our room. We were even congratulated by the staff.
I would definitely recommend the Aqua Palace,we will return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank sdibar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Makati, Philippines
Level Contributor
24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We have been to Venice 5 times in the last 10 years and so far this is the best hotel for us.
We will definitely stay in this hotel again.
Breakfast is Great! The service in the restaurant was also excellent!
Hotel staff was super helpful.
Huge Bathroom!
WIFI is free in all the rooms.
We got two rooms one on the second floor and the other on the third floor... both rooms has excellent views of the Canal.
Aqua Palace arranged our transfers from the airport to the hotel... it was excellent... we arrived the hotel on our own private water limo.
We love this hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank starjdg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Venice hotels
Castello
Ruzzini Palace Hotel
Ruzzini Palace Hotel
#37 of 384 in Venice
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,330 reviews
Castello
Hotel Ai Reali
Hotel Ai Reali
#38 of 384 in Venice
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,348 reviews
Castello
Hotel Ai Cavalieri di Venezia
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
San Marco
Hotel a La Commedia
Hotel a La Commedia
#30 of 384 in Venice
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,963 reviews
Hotel L'Orologio
#17 of 384 in Venice
5.0 of 5 bubbles 653 reviews
San Marco
Corte Di Gabriela
Corte Di Gabriela
#9 of 384 in Venice
5.0 of 5 bubbles 719 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Aqua Palace Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aqua Palace Hotel

Property: Aqua Palace Hotel
Address: Calle de la Malvasia 5492/a, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Castello quarter, the atmosphere of ancient Venice awaits you at the luxurious 4 star Aqua Palace Hotel, a hotel that symbolizes the new Venetian hospitality for those in search of charm, seduction and comfort, in a perfect balance between traditional and modern. With a contemporary touch, the finely furnished rooms and suites interpret the distant past of Marco Polo's Venice, suspended between the west and the east, with soft lighting, fine curtains and special materials. Scalfarotto Palace is home to the passionate work of the Caputo Family, hoteliers for two generations, at your service and ready to give you the perfect welcome to Venice's historic center, where "Aqua" means life, history and culture. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Agoda, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Aqua Palace Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing