Bauer Il Palazzo

5 star hotel


S. Marco 1413/D VeniceSee nearby area

Lonely Planet review

Don't let the poker face of the Bauer's stark 1930s travertine facade fool you: in a separate wing facing the Grand Canal is Il Palazzo, an elegant 18th-century Venetian Gothic palace updated in 2000 with a multi-million dollar renovation for maximum luxury.

Even standard doubles here are rightly called palatial, with walls and sprawling beds sheathed in shimmering, signature Bevilaqua fabrics, and antique Seguso Murano chandeliers crowning gilt-edge ceilings. Venetian owner Francesca Bortolotto Possati's grandfather was a savvy collector of art and antiques, and family heirlooms give this palace its personality. And then there are the amenities: walk-in closets, wi-fi, marble bathrooms with whirlpool baths. The suites have two marble bathrooms so you never have to wait for the shower. The fitness centre offers a sauna, steam room, personal trainers, and rooftop Jacuzzi from which you can see the Alps on a clear day. Beyond personal butlers and massages, Bauer staff will also set you up with tango lessons, personal shoppers, and private opera concerts.

Our independent authors have visited Bauer Il Palazzo and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Sestiere di San Marco.

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Set in a prestigious 18th century building 3 minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square, this luxury hotel boasts panoramic views of the Grand Canal. Its lavish Venetian rooms include a large marble bathroom.

All rooms at Bauer Il Palazzo feature rich fabrics, gilt mirrors and Murano glass chandeliers. Each room is equipped with a satellite TV. Some offer views of the lagoon, others overlook the canal. Some rooms and suites also have a balcony.

A varied breakfast buffet is served daily on the rooftop terrace with exclusive views of the Venice skyline. The De Pisis restaurant offers a gourmet menu every evening, and guests can enjoy a cocktail or traditional spritz at the B Bar in the winter, or on the Bar Canale terrace in the summer.

Staff can arrange a candlelit dinner on the canal or tango lessons on the terrace, upon request. The hotel’s rooftop hot tub can be booked in advance, and full spa facilities are available at the Palladio sister hotel on Giudecca Island. A free shuttle service connects the two hotels.

From Marco Polo Airport water taxis are available at all times at the dock located a 5-minute walk from the terminal. A public water-bus service Alilaguna, blue line is available from the airport dock located a 5-minute walk from the terminal. The nearest stop is San Marco "Giardinetti" located just a few minutes away from the Hotel.

Important information

From Venice Piazzale Roma car park or Venice Santa Lucia Train Station: water taxis are available at all times from the dock near the Canal Grande, water bus ACTV line 1 - direction San Marco via Canal Grande. The closest stop to the hotel is San Marco “Vallaresso” , just a few minutes away.


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    Services and facilities

      • Available
      • Breakfast in the room
      • Concierge service
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Non-smoking throughout
      • Terrace
      • Room service
      • 24-hour front desk
      • VIP room facilities
      • Restaurant
      • Restaurant (à la carte)
      • Shuttle service (surcharge)
      • Free WiFi
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