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
A 17th century villa with a modern but comfortable interior. The hotel was well situated, having a bus stop right outside with a half hourly service. We were interested in visiting both Venice and Padova. The bus to Venice took half an hour and Padova, in the other direction, one hour. Bus transport is cheap and tickets can be purchased from the camp site next to the hotel.
A & L from Kent, England
This luxury hotel is located in Mestre (Mestre - Marghera), close to Villa Foscari La Malcontenta, Villa Valmarana at Mira …More
We had a fabulous 4 nights at The Bauer Palladio. It is a beautiful hotel and the position is wonderful. The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and polite. Our teenage children loved it too. The only thing that was disappointing was the breakfast which even included tinned fruit!
The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is housed in a magnificent 16th century Renaissance palace in Venice situated on Giudecca …More
Stayed for a long weekend, Hotel very close to all main areas which was a must as my wife has walking difficulties. You can be dropped off and picked up at the hotel entrance by water taxi which stops the struggle with the Vaporetto and the crowds, which I would highly recommend having experienced this first hand on other occasions. Breakfast and dinner can be eaten overlooking the entrance to the Grand Canal which all adds to the experience.
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
First impressions arriving in the dark by water taxi the hotel looked luxurious. Check in was smooth and fast. Reception were very helpful. Rooms were spacious, well decorated and clean. Foyer is airy and comfortable. Sea views wonderful. Choice of breakfast food was amazing. Function room restaurant magnificent. Complimentary water taxi from Excelsior to San Marco is a blessing. Temperatures usually dip in October however we were lucky experiencing a high of 24 degrees. Lounging at the pool was a very pleasant experience. Clean and heated. Great to swim in. Well appointed gymnasium. We were obviously booked in just out of season. The Lido is quiet. Given the still warm conditions, unfortunately, the air conditioning had been turned off. Bad management decision. They did provide fans when we complained of stuffy rooms. No ironing facilities in room a drawback. Drinks and food in hotel very expensive. A few good restaurants within walking distance. It is a bit more expensive for transport to and from airport but worth it in our opinion. Our 6 day holiday was a great experience. Would definitely return.
4 blonde lafies from Scotland
This Lido di Venice resort is located just in front of the world famous Lido Beach, and a complimentary regular shuttle …More