Just got back from a 3 day stay at this beautiful hotel.......I paid a little bit extra based on the pictures and reviews on here....and I'm glad I did.
It is tucked out of the way a little but....we decided to arrive via the bus on the river.....but in fairness this hotel is only a 15 minute walk away from the bus station.
Admittedly it is a bit tricky to find through the back alley others have mentioned...but I still wouldn't bother arriving through the front entrance unless money is no object to you.
I found every single Venetian who we asked directions off very willing to help.....really friendly....and besides.......getting lost in the alleys and canals of this beautiful city is all part of its charm.
Staff at the hotel were really friendly and helpful....(special mention too Alex)
I had a problem with the sound on our TV in our room.....and when we came back from our day trip it had been switched over for a new one.
We stayed In a standard room.....maybe a bit small.....but beautifully decorated.....with a wonderful mixture of old and new styles...we had a room on the side of the grand canal (room 5) and didn't experience any problems of it being too hot....noisy....or smelly.
Bang in the heart of everywhere of interest.....and as others have mentioned the small but beautiful terrace gives a fantastic opportunity to really saviour one of the best views venice has to offer......it's lovely to sit there and have a coffee....but as there is only one small terrace it is usually in high demand at times.....it would be amazing if this hotel were able to take advantage of the roof terrace up above......but unfortunately this belongs to a school so access can't be gained to it.
On the whole I would return to this hotel again if I venture back too Venezia.
If you like your hotels that are a mixture of traditional classical old style features.....with all the modern trimmings like I do.
Look no further......I doubt very much you will find a better hotel in venice which would tick those boxes for you.
Oh....the mirrors in the bathrooms have a TV fitted in them.....very snazzy.....showers are stylish.....rooms kept tidy.
I would also recommend taking a travel kettle with you......it's probably the only negative thing I can think of to say about our stay......crazy how you can watch TV whist having a shave......but would have been in trouble for a brew if it hadn't of been for the forward thinking of the better halve.
Gotta have a brew eh.....were British......don't forget to pack the travel kettle.
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- In Venice, boutique hotel on the Grand Canal In an exciting and fascinating setting, the Hotel Palazzo Barbarigo awaits you in Venice with spaces and rooms evoking an enchanting atmosphere, perfectly blended with the seductive and romantic soul of our wonderful city. Elegant furnishings and original 16th century elements make Palazzo Barbarigo a unique hotel in Venice, where a refined setting and all the most modern amenities will make your stay an esclusive and unforgettable moment. ... more less
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