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Bauer Palladio, Venice

Bauer Palladio

Venice, Italy

The fact that the Bauer Palladio used to be a convent is obvious from the moment you step through the modest doorway attached to the façade of the adjoining church. Complete with its own cloistered courtyard and extensive flower gardens, the hotel extends on either side of the church. In the gardens you’ll find secluded herb beds and pleasant walkways. Another highlight of the property is the excellent spa adjacent to the main building with a relaxation room that overlooks the waters of St Mark’s Basin.

OUR RATING: First Class

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OUR OPINION:

A lovely, quiet option away from the crowds and bustle of downtown Venice. If you want to explore the city at a slower, more relaxed pace, the Palladio is an excellent choice.

Rooms

Rooms at the Palladio are either in the main convent building or one of two more modern annexes in the gardens — Domus or Conventino. All rooms are of a good size, with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and a TV, and some display features of the original convent. The bathrooms are modern and spacious, the majority of which feature a shower and bath. Most rooms offer views either over the central courtyard or gardens, although there are some rooms in the main building that offer wonderful views across the water of St Mark’s Basin.

Location

The peaceful island of Giudecca is a residential area where many Venetians live meaning there are far fewer tourists than other areas. The front of the property looks across the water to St Mark’s, which is accessible in about 15 minutes by the hotel’s water taxi shuttle, making it well located for exploring, but removed enough to offer a thoroughly different atmosphere.

Food and drink

Breakfast is served in a light-filled dining room decorated with frescoes, or on the courtyard terrace in summer. There’s also an additional dining room that offers an à la carte lunch and dinner menu. Giudecca has few restaurants so you may wish to make your way to Venice itself in the evening.

Facilities and activities

One of the few hotels in Venice with gardens and open space in which to relax. There is a lovely spa complete with a number of massage rooms as well as a couples’ treatment room. The highlight is the relaxation room with stunning views across the water to St Mark’s.

Tour ideas in Venice

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Bauer Palladio as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    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.

    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.

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      Gondola ride on the waterways of Venice

      Gondola ride on the waterways of Venice

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    • Mask making experience, Venice
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      Mask making experience, Venice

      Mask making experience, Venice

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    • Panoramic boat tour of Venice
      Palace canal and Bridge of Sighs, Venice

      Panoramic boat tour of Venice

      Panoramic boat tour of Venice

      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.

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