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“The perfect base for a special treat.”
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Hotel Bucintoro
Ranked #22 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
London
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“The perfect base for a special treat.”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

This was our third visit to Venice so we had a good idea of the advantages of staying at the Bucintoro. It faces out to the South West, over the lagoon, is out of the frantic hubbub of the central tourist area yet, because of Arsenale being on the No 1 vaporetto line, it is linked to everywhere you would want to go, from Piazzale Roma ( where the Airport No 5 bus drops you) as far as the Lido The Murano vaporetto 4.1 and 4.2 also stops at Arsenale,

The hotel itself was really excellent, the staff friendly and exceptionally helpful. They even did most effective 1st aid to my shoe with Bostik and a clamp when the sole separated from the upper!

Our room was up in the roof, rather small but with all the space one really needed. It was spotless. The bed was very comfortable and the lighting more than adequate. A kettle and cups, with appropriate supplies was there and the safe was simple to use. The bathroom had been carefully thought through, shower, basin, bidet AND a plastic stool which would do double duty, either for use in the shower itself if standing was a problem as well as a seat if one needed to use the bidet as an emergency foot bath!

The breakfast room was immaculate, the buffet generous and the ladies keeping an eye on supplies and taking the orders for tea or coffee both efficient and pleasant. The food on offer ranged from juices, cereals, fruit, rolls, ham, speck, salami, cheeses, hard boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, croissants, jams and two luscious cakes. Far better than home!

Thank you Bucintoro for a lovely five-night stay. For a special occasion, it was well worth the outlay. .

Room Tip: The standard room is quite adequate but the more expensive corner rooms as shown on the web site are...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Stayed here for our wedding anniversary in August 2012.

Lovely friendly hotel. Great location close to St Marks SQ. Very convienient. Rooms were a little small and not much storage, but were adequate for what we needed. Breakfast was typical continental. No complaints at all would recommend it for its great location , and quality features.

Room Tip: I think most rooms were on the smaller side, I think we had 209 from what I read in the reviews was...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Just back from 3 nights to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We chose the hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed - it lived up to all our expectations. As we wanted something special we booked the de luxe junior suite with lagoon view and it was wonderful. What views - down towards St Marks Square from the side windows and out to the lagoon from the front and fully opening windows. Wonderful to open the windows and enjoy the breeze coming from the lagoon (there was air conditioning) and watch the comings and goings outside. It was not noisy or mad, like further down towards St Marks, and we loved watching the joggers, the fishermen and the huge luxury cruise ships gliding by.
The concierges were really helpful, recommending fabulous restaurants and helped us book a trip along the Grand Canal. Thank you very much Stefano and Gianmaria. Breakfasts were excellent, absolutely loads of choice and variety. We certainly didn't go hungry! The breakfast and housekeeping staff were cheerful and friendly and always made a point of greeting you when coming and going.
Would definitely come back to the Bucintoro. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for and it was worth every penny. Understated, modern elegance on the edge of all the madness that is the heart of the main tourist part of Venice. Near enough not to feel too far out of everything, with easy walking to St Marks Square, but far enough to avoid the worst of the hustle and bustle. Wonderful!

Room Tip: The corner suites offer wonderful views
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights in Venice at the start of our Italian honeymoon, 4/22-4/24. I planned and booked our entire two week trip, and relied heavily on TripAdvisor for booking the hotels throughout our trip, including this one. I am so happy we did, this was one of our absolute favorite hotels of our trip!

I booked us a Junior Suite Lagoon View, and when checking in, we found out we were in room 501, which has its own private rooftop deck/balcony overlooking the water and the city. It was absolutely breathtaking! The hotel room featured dark wood and a window "porthole", keeping with the nautical theme of the hotel. The bathroom was spacious and bright/clean with a wonderful rain shower head with great water pressure. There was also a little nook off the bedroom with a deep tiled rectangular bathtub that my husband and I enjoyed together each of the nights we were there, along with the robes they provide in the room to lounge around in.

Breakfast was great, lots of fresh cheeses and meats that my husband enjoyed, along with pastry, cereal, hard boiled eggs, juices and helpful waitresses bringing us coffee.

Overall, there is nothing we could find fault with, it was a perfect stay for us. We took a private water taxi from the airport direct to the hotel, and they drop you off mere steps from the hotel, and then we arranged for another private water taxi to take us to the train station the day we left, and we got another fantastic view of the grand canal on our way out. The front desk was very helpful with restaurant recommendations, calling us the water taxi and also sending us off to Murano as part of our room rate.

Room Tip: Request 501 - amazing view from the balcony/deck
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Spent a fantastic weekend at the Bucintoro , excellent location at a wonderful hotel . Well looked after by all the staff , rooms have wonderful views down towards St Marks and across Canal di San Marco watch out for the cruise liners arriving and departing outside your bedroom window

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

A lovely small hotel with wonderful views of the lagoon and a convenient yet peaceful location. Very friendly and welcoming staff and excellent level of comfort and style without being fussy. We stayed in the family suite which comprises two interconnecting rooms, both a very decent size with lovely bathrooms and beautiful views. Terrific breakfast. We would return without hesitation! The only minor disappointment was that the roof terrace pictured on the website isn't accessible to the hotel guests in general - it is part of the suite. We hadn't realised that till we asked how to access it but it made me think that we should book the suite next time!!! Must be great!

Room Tip: The family suite was lovely! Two double rooms with a connecting door. One room slightly larger than...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Bucintoro
Address: Castello 2135/a, 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#18 Family Hotel in Venice
#19 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#38 Business Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bucintoro 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing the San Marco Docks right near Piazza San Marco, Hotel Bucintoro embraces the maritime lifeblood of Venice with charming spaces inspired by ancient sailboats and galleys that once bobbed right in front of the hotel. An elegant 4-star hotel in the historic center of Venice, Hotel Bucintoro offers rooms, junior suites and suites overlooking San Marco, embellished with the necessary comforts and services... ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bucintoro Hotel Venice
Venice Bucintoro Hotel
Pensione Bucintoro

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