As has been said before this hotel is in an excellent location overlooking the bay in front of St Marks and with fantastic views to the Salute and St Giorgio Maggiore. It is a relatively easy 10 mins walk (6 bridges) to St Marks or 2 mins (1 bridge) to Arsenale vaporetto stop. We took a water taxi to the the hotel and while it was expensive it is a lovely way to come into the city.
The hotel itself is quite small but well maintained and very clean. We found all the staff extremely helpful and friendly. A small example, when we arrived on the first night we found both TVs in the rooms had only 3 channels. We advised reception and had a member of staff reprogramming the TVs within a couple if minutes. He couldn't fix the problem then but they promised that this would be fixed the next day which it was.
The breakfast room is quite small with the tables close together but as there were only 2 or 3 groups in at a time this was never an issue. The breakfast itself was very good with a good selection and superb staff.
Our room was 501 which is the only room on the 5th floor and pretty quirky. It is up a steep set of stairs behind the main door and consists of the bedroom with a porthole for a window and a sunken bath in an alcove, a small sitting area with a TV, a decent sized bathroom with a walk in shower and through 2 small patio doors and up so couple of steps an external terrace with 2 chairs on the roof with pretty much a 360 degree view and not overlooked at all. We were there for 5 nights and most days we grabbed a sandwich and sat up on the roof terrace for lunch watching the constant movement of boats and people. We were lucky with the weather but if the sun is shining it is a pretty spectacular place to be and we would recommend the room for the terrace alone. It is also quite something to sit up there at night or in the morning while a 100,000 tonne cruise ship sails past you! All in all we loved our trip to Venice and there is no doubt that the Hotel Bucintoro played a large part in that enjoyment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facing the San Marco Docks right near Piazza San Marco, Hotel Bucintoro embraces the maritime lifeblood of Venice with charming spaces inspired by ancient sailboats and galleys that once bobbed right in front of the hotel. An elegant 4-star hotel in the historic center of Venice, Hotel Bucintoro offers rooms, junior suites and suites overlooking San Marco, embellished with the necessary comforts and services... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bucintoro Hotel Venice
- Venice Bucintoro Hotel
- Pensione Bucintoro