We were welcomed by *the* most personable lady at reception. She set the standard of our entire stay. We equally enjoyed the fun yet elegant evening dining and the property itself. But. The stand out feature of this villa was its people. Just fabulous -
michelle from switzerland
Villa Franceschi, at only 10 Km from Venice, overlooks the banks of the Brenta, the Riviera of the noble families of Venice …More
Warmly greeted by staff who continued to help and advise throughout our 7 night stay. Room was excellent in all respects. The 24 hour complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits were very welcomed. The breakfasts were of a high standard, including home made cake, warm croissants as well as the usually expected continental breakfast items.
Bryn from Wales, UK
This luxury hotel is located in Mestre (Mestre - Marghera), close to Villa Foscari La Malcontenta, Villa Valmarana at Mira …More
To be greeted off the private water taxi by a uniformed hotel porter makes you feel as special as can be. The hotel is a converted convent with 20 ft high ceilings and stone rough walls, the garden is perfect for breakfast, which is buffet style don't expect the plates of hot food, it's about fresh fruit and boiled eggs the coffee is fab. We loved the hotel water taxi over to the main island free of charge. There is not much on the guiadecca island to do, so hop on the taxi for all the life you want. This hotel is special but very quiet, and so not crowded, would I go back, yes,yes,yes.
Karen from Scotland
The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is housed in a magnificent 16th century Renaissance palace in Venice situated on Giudecca …More
We stayed in the Palazzo while researching the burial place of an ancestor of one of our friends. The concierge was a great help in putting us on thr right track, and all the staff were equally polite and helpful.
While very expensive, the hotel had a pleasant, human atmosphere, and is in no way "flashy". Furnished in excellent taste, and with wonderful views across the Gran Canal and out into the lagoon. I would recommend it highly to those who are looking for the highest standards of courtesy, comfort and cuisine, and can afford it!
Set in Venice's most fashionable shopping district, this hotel 150 metres west of St Mark's Square features two terraces …More
"Wonderful hotel; great location to stay in Venice"
Had a fantastic stay at Bauer Il Palazzo. We arrived before check-in: no problem to leave bags (full hotel the night before, so no early check-in), and water, OJ or prosecco offered to us (and are available to guests for free during the day - though I could only see water by early evening). Likewise, when we had a 3pm water taxi to leave but check-out at noon, not a problem, and we felt our bags were safe.
Very helpful concierge, who booked our preferred restaurant (no hard sell trying to get us to go anywhere), and also arranged a (free) private boat to Murano (with a glass-blowing demonstration, and a bit of hard-sell!), and also a (free) water taxi (this time shared) to Burano.
The room was comfortable, though the air conditioning was a bit noisy and did not seem particularly effective. However, sleeping with the window open was not such a good idea, as there are mosquitoes. Our room (on the 7th floor) had a lovely balcony from which you could see the end of the Grand Canal; because we faced west, we did not get a view of St Mark's etc, but the breakfast terrace (with plentiful buffet) has an excellent view for this (and a better view for the Grand Canal itself).
The bathroom was a little small, though more than adequate - just a bit squashed in there when the door opened. However, there were frequent towel changes and toiletry replenishment, as well as a turn-down service for the room. Took a while to work out how to open and close the shutters - ask when shown the room!
Charles from London
Walking into "Il Palazzo" at the Bauer is like stepping into a richly detailed Renaissance painting. Housed primarily in an …More
Great spot with a fantastic view and nice to be away from the crowds of Venice, easy and regular transport over to the main section with enough to see on the doorstep too. Some bars, restaurants etc nearby but easy to cross over for more choice. Rooms gorgeous but a bit dark, not enough side lights, but comfortable and spotless. Staff were very helpful and genuine.
Deborah from London
This modern luxurious hotel offers unique panoramic views over Venice and the lagoon and is located on a peaceful surrounding …More