Steeped in history, the opulent Aman Venice features original artwork and panoramic views of the Grand Canal. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel is conveniently located for exploring on foot.
Bauer Il Palazzo
With its spacious terrace overlooking the entrance to the Grand Canal, the Bauer Il Palazzo is located just steps from St Mark’s Square. The building is a beautifully ornate 17th-century palazzo (palace), which was extended in dramatic Modernist style in the 1940s, the highlight of which is the grandiose lobby complete with art-deco chandeliers, chrome and brass fittings, and polished marble. The hotel’s exclusive rooftop terrace boasts views out across to Giudecca in the Venetian Lagoon and St Mark’s Basin beyond.
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Rooms offer elegant design touches, from classic Venetian brocades to more Mussolini-esque Art Deco features. Many rooms are equipped with walk-in closets and all feature electronic safes, flat screen TVs, and Wi-Fi access. The marble bathrooms are spacious with a good sized bathtub. Double rooms are in the European twin style (with two mattresses on the same bedframe). Many rooms in the 1940s part of the building have views over the Rio di San Moisé and are more spacious than in the 17th-century palazzo section. The rooms at the front of the building look out across the entrance to the Grand Canal, the tip of Dorsoduro, and Giudecca Island.
With two water entrances just off the Grand Canal, the Bauer Il Palazzo is easily accessible by water taxi and well located for exploring the heart of Venice on foot. St Mark’s Square is just around the corner, while the Rialto Bridge is a 15 minute walk away. The Rio di San Moisé, a narrow, gondola thronged canal, runs alongside the terrace. The main lobby opens out into a small square of designer shops and the Baroque façade of San Moisé Church.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served in a selection of small dining rooms on the palazzo side of the hotel. In warmer weather, the doors are opened and guests can sit on the large terrace overlooking the water. There's an extensive buffet selection with fresh fruit, yogurt, cold meats and cheeses, pastries and a small selection of hot options.
During the day, an à la carte lunch and dinner menu is served in the dining rooms and on the terrace. Light snacks are available in the bar area.
For guests in the higher room categories, breakfast is served on the seventh floor roof terrace restaurant, Settimo Cielo, which has views across St Mark’s Basin.
A number of rooms interconnect either directly or with a shared entrance off the main corridor, making them a good choice for families.
Facilities and activities
Spa treatments are available at the hotel’s sister property, the Bauer Palladio on Giudecca Island, which is accessed by the Bauer shuttle, a private boat owned by the hotel and offered exclusively for guest use.
The Bauer Il Palazzo is an ideal choice for those looking for a luxurious Grand Canal front property with plenty of character. We particularly like the spacious terrace which is one of the best spots in the city for relaxing with a quiet drink overlooking the water.
Venice tour ideas
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Located in a 16th-century convent on the peaceful island of Giudecca just south of Venice’s central islands, the Bauer Palladio is a wonderful retreat from the bustle and crowds of Venice. The hotel features a large courtyard garden and plenty of green space in which to relax.
Situated on the peaceful Giudecca Island just across the water from St Mark’s Square, this landmark hotel almost needs no introduction. Fully living up to its reputation as one of the most exclusive hotels in Venice, it is the right choice for those searching for a quiet yet lavish stay.
Located on the tip of the Dorsoduro area of Venice, the Ca Maria Adele is a boutique property unlike anywhere else in the city. With immaculately designed concept rooms and incredible attention to detail, it is the ideal option for those looking for something really special.
A converted palazzo (palace), the 15th-century Ca’ Sagredo still feels more like a palazzo than a hotel. Located right in the heart of Venice, overlooking the Grand Canal, this hotel is a wonderful boutique option with a truly authentic feel.
With a wonderfully modern design within a historic 19th century neo-Gothic building, the Centurion Palace is an excellent choice both stylistically as well as for its location directly on the Grand Canal in the peaceful Dorsoduro district.
Located on the quieter Cannaregio side of the Grand Canal, this charming and comfortable hotel is a great option for those who want a quieter visit with lovely rooftop views and a private water taxi entrance.
The Danieli is celebrated for its impeccable service and historic 14th-century architecture. The hotel is located just a few minutes' walk from St Mark’s Square, and directly opposite the Grand Canal.
Located just five minutes’ walk from the Rialto area and offering views of the Grand Canal, Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is an authentic Venetian palazzo (palace) that has been converted into a comfortable modern hotel.
In an excellent location just behind St Mark’s Square, the Palace Bonvecchiati is a modern hotel with stylish and spacious rooms.
This historic hotel is ideally placed on the Grand Canal, just a short walk from St Mark’s Square. Dating back to the 16th century, when it was owned by the Doge Gritti, it has achieved a balance between its wonderful heritage and a contemporary elegance.
Transport yourself back to the 1920s when rail travel was in its heyday, journeying in Art Deco style on the Venice Simplon Orient-Express.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Designed in the 16th century, specifically for navigating the narrow Venetian waterways, these beautiful boats offer the opportunity to enjoy the city as it was intended to be seen.
Learn about the history of Venice’s vibrant and elaborate masks and try your hand at making your own with materials such as brocade edging and bright acrylic paints.
Travel along the waterways of Venice by boat, viewing the city from the water on this two hour tour. You’ll see the different areas of the city and will even have the opportunity to view the lagoons and outlying islands.
This half day tour takes you to the iconic Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Square, and St Mark's Basilica. You will also have the opportunity to see some hidden areas of the Doge’s Palace not always open to the public.