I booked the Bauer after looking at a few hotels in venice on a scouting mission while our cruise ship was in dock. I liked the front desk people immediatlly and the large lobby was impressive, the overall size of the property indicated substance. I went back to the cruise ship and after further consultation with the tripadvisor reviews i decided to go for 2 rooms at 1 night. next morning a water taxi took us directlly to hotel, if u can afford the water taxi take it if u have luggage. The water bus station is close by 2 blocks, but u have to walk around to access the hotel and with suitcases???.. We arrived early but were suprised that this was not a problem, fabio let us look at 2 one bedroom suite and a superior room for the inlaws giving us a chance to choose... ( thats class to me ) all three rooms were as described and european spacious, my wife wanted a terrace and one of the rooms had a large terrace but was directlly next to gondoliers who use the canal beside hotel to wait for clients at a loading station... Its actually great sitting at the front part of lobby drinking brown bag beer and watching the show from airconditioned comfort as their is the gondolier loading station 10 metres on the hotels left... I never received any flak from anyone for the brown bag beer despite the very overpriced beer on offer at the terrace bar at back of hotel. ( nice place as well though $$ ) During check in Fabio and i discussed the presidential suite and after crossing the table with a written offer i was asked to wait while he spoke to the boss. Ten minutes later my wife and i were in the presidential suite which was stellar and after a quick counter offer agreed to stay for 3 nights. The room beside the presidential suite is nice but not worth the extra money we were asked to pay so the inlaws could be near us... Out of respect to the hotel i wont post the rate but if you send me a private message i will respond if able. Please note it aint cheap and this is a quality hotel and not a mexican negotiation zone. the royal suite is 15K per night in euros.
The hotel is located right on grand canal and very near st marks square all the name brand stores are very close by and its a shoppers delight, i never did find my fave pub again as venice is very confusing but their are many places to grab a pint just watch out for seating charges and automatic 15% gratuity. ( hate that scam ) always on bottom of menu for the inexperienced. the hotel had cnbc and bloomberg which was great and internet was 15 or 20 euro a day i was comped internet so i forgot. As i said The hotel is located in the heart and is near water bus and water taxi station so its a great base. The air con works great and was a huge relieve. Breakfast buffet on 7th floor terrace was exceptional!! oh ya and the hotel is one of the tallest structures in venice so our suite had a very commanding view. Enjoy have fun and u wont be dissapointed. No pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bauer Il Palazzo is one of Venice's most luxurious hotel. It is an authentic 18th century palazzo with the most spectacular vantage point in Venice - close to St Mark's Square, facing the Grand Canal and overlooking St Mark's basin. The 82 luxurious rooms including 38 suites, many with balconies or terraces, have been recently restored with the finest fabrics, gilt mirrors, carved stucco ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers. Located on the top floors of the historic palace guests have the option of staying in one of Bauer Il Palazzo's re-designed rooms or executive suites. The interior design concept of the guest accommodations on the 6th & 7th & 8th floors is quite distinct; each room is decorated in a unique sleek style, with comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bauer Il Palazzo Venice
- Bauer Il Palazzo Hotel Venice