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Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli
Ranked #131 of 387 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We has booked into another hotel, San Cassiano Residenza D'Epoca. When we arrived at reception, we were told that we would actually be staying at another hotel around the corner, which turned out to be the Palazzo Giovanelli. We were given no explanation at all, but were taken round with our luggage and they didn't seem surprised to see us...most odd! After a mild panic, we found that the Giovanelli was a beautiful hotel. It has clearly been a very grand home before it was very sympathetically turned into this fantastic place to stay. The layout was slightly unusual, and our bathroom was tucked away, but this added to the charm of the hotel. The staff were friendly and our room was fairly quiet other than some neighbours coming in noisly one night, as you would expect in any hotel.

Absolutely perfect location, so central for walking around the lovely rialto area with some great restaurants nearby. Very close to San Stae waterbus stop, which made it so easy to get around, and also to get back to the airport.

The room was a good size, amazing architecture and very comfortable. We booked a gondola trip from reception. Although we had to wait a while, we were offered complimentary prosecco to make up for it, and it was peak time so no problem.

Really recommend this hotel for it's perfect location and comfort. It was a tucked away so peaceful and relaxing, whilst close enough to bars and restaurants to wander back happy and full after plenty of amazing venetian food!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Start with a welcoming outdoor terrace, a beautiful reception area, a full breakfast room with excellent cappuccino and service. the room was a little warm, so I had to change rooms, but the rooms were very nice and comfortable. it is within walking distance of the rialto bridge and several restaurants. I'd go again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: 301 you had to go up and down some stairs from the elevator though.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This hotel was perfect for the beginning of our honeymoon.
It’s nestled away in a corner of Venice, but so close to everything just a water bus trip away.
We were confused as to how to find the entrance of the hotel, but we figured it out and when we did it was a bonus because it was right next to the water bus station.

The hotel was really clean and the room was huge. We had a garden room, but we really weren’t staying there for the view.
The continental breakfast had a good selection of foods and the coffee was really strong.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Palazzo Giovenelli. We were booked at another hotel and were moved due to problems with the hot water heater and feel that we got the better end of the deal! The location was perfect. You could walk to the Rialto Bridge and the Jewish Ghetto. It was in a quiet area but very close to a vaporetto stop. Our adjoining rooms (which we had requested) overlooked the courtyard and were nice and quiet. The bathrooms were modern and clean. We walked most places which was great. My husband did have an attempted pick pocketing on the vaporetto so be on guard!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I took my girlfriend to Venice for me to propose here the hotel arranged a gondola which went very smoothly the language barrier didn't seem a problem.
Location for us was perfect and with a waterbus stop next door it couldn't have been easier to get anywhere. Room was cleaned everyday to a great standard and the room has great decor with marble everywhere very traditional. All in all cannot fault it here, price wasn't cheapest but I'm a believer in you get what you pay for

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

My husband (along with help from a very good friend), chose this hotel as a surprise 50th birthday treat. The hotel itself was absolutely stunning, and ideally situated. The staff were incredibly helpful, especially the staff at breakfast. Breakfast was okay, I feel it could have been better, as this was the only meal the hotel provided. We stayed in a deluxe room with a fantastic view over the grand canal, and this I can't fault. The room was beautiful, but not worthy of its hefty price tag I feel. Unfortunately due to Venetian law, tea and coffee making facilities are not allowed in the rooms, and as a result we had to pay for every drink we required, which with the hefty price of our room, feel this was unfair, and some tea or coffee should have been complimentary. We slept really well, and the bathroom was wonderful, but the simple things like, tea, coffee, water, etc having to be paid for, and the wait for our Prosecco, which was supposed to be in our room, would have made a wonderful holiday, an excellent holiday.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We chose this hotel from the Kuoni website because it was a boutique (around 40 rooms) hotel but still on the Grand Canal. We liked the appearance of the rooms and they lived up to expectations. We stayed for 7 nights and were delighted with all aspects. We were greeted by the staff from the moment we arrived and were always provided with helpful advice, good humour and a desire to serve and help.

It is in a good location as it is just outside the really busy areas but only a 10 minute walk to the Rialto markets and bridge. Make sure you know where it is on the map as the first time out we got lost - our fault and possibly something that should happen to everybody in Venice!

We liked the breakfast - simple but good quality, good choices and an excellent service. Just little touches - like the waitress remembering our coffee order so that we didn't have to ask each day - made it an enjoyable start to each day.

The style of the hotel is modern but very much in keeping with Venice. Plenty of marble, red and gold décor, dark wood and paintings of Venetian scenes. Small but perfectly formed courtyard which catches the sun each morning so perfect for sitting out over a coffee.

Overall we loved it here and will definitely be coming back - to Venice and to the Palazzo Giovanelli. Thank you!

Room Tip: We chose the junior suite and were given room 107 at the front of the hotel - overlooking the Grand...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: San Stae 2070 Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 387 Hotels in Venice
Price Range: £97 - £360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is located in the historic centre of Venice, enjoying the magnificent atmosphere and offering its guest private , quiet rooms, where a gentle stillness is interrupted only by the passing of gondolas and the flow of water in the canals. Elegant and romantic, 4 star Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli in Venice overlooks the Gran canal, enclosed between the splendid Church of san Stae and Ca’ Pesaro, with suites facing its green gardens and a waterside door to receive guests. The successful mix of decorations, in a perfect balance between modern and traditional, gives Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli an inviting and welcoming aspect, in tune with the impeccable quality of the service of a warm, highly professional and multilingual staff. ... more   less 
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