Bauer Il Palazzo

Venice, Italy

At a Glance

  • One of the most regal addresses in Venice, two minutes walking distance from St Mark's Square

  • Red Bar Canale offers an elegant environment with live music each evening

  • Settimo Cielo a gorgeous 7th-floor lounge, offers a delightful breakfast and spectacular terrace with breathtaking views of the city and lagoon

  • Wednesdays to Sundays pm the B-Bar becomes a trendy night club

  • Many of the rooms feature balconies with stunning views

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Venice is a city that can be enjoyed at all times of the year, although summer tends to be a busy time to visit. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel to Venice, as the city is less crowded and the temperatures are pleasant.

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Insider's View

Request a side room where you will have a view down the lagoon, over the rooftops and out towards the dramatic Dolomite mountains.

For a low key lunch or dinner in a typical Venetian restaurant try Vino Vino which is around 5 minutes walk away

Every Friday night enjoy Jazz, light bites and signature cocktails at the B Bar Lounge. On Saturdays, the lounge transforms to a club-like atmosphere with music played by DJ Nik.

Don't miss the chance to enjoy a drink on the hotel's roof terrace, the highest in Venice, with panoramic views over the city and the canal.

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The Bauer Palazzo is an ultra-luxurious, boutique hotel in the heart of Venice, just a few steps from Piazza San Marco and situated on the Grand Canal. At the Palazzo guests take breakfast on Venice's highest roof terrace with panoramic views of the city.

Bauer Il Palazzo is an intimate, luxurious hotel in the heart of Venice, just a few steps from Piazza San Marco. The historic 18th century building has been beautifully restored and is situated on the Grand Canal with views towards the islands of San Giorgio and the church of Santa Maria della Salute.

The rooms and suites are all individually decorated with lavish furnishings, many feature balconies with spectacular views of the city, the Grand Canal and the sparkling basin of San Marco. The Italian marble bathrooms are supplied with toiletries from Santa Maria degli Angeli.

The Settimo Cielo is an elegant lounge with Venice’s highest roof terrace offering magnificent panoramic views, open to hotel guests for breakfast. The award-winning restaurant De Pisis also boasts an outdoor terrace and is situated on the Grand Canal. It offers gourmet Venetian and Mediterranean cuisine with Asian influences.

Venice is an ancient city encompassing 117 islands connected to each other by many canals and bridges. It has been made a Unesco World Heritage site due to its unique urban layout and artistic patrimony. Venice offers everything a traveller could dream of; fantastic shops, mouth watering cuisine and unique events. The Bauer Palazzo is a great base for exploring this magnificent city.

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The Palazzo has 135 Double Deluxe rooms and 56 suites with modern Venetian interiors and period furnishings. All rooms boast Italian marble bathrooms supplied with exclusive toiletries of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Most suites have Jacuzzi bathtubs, glass chandeliers and large luxurious living areas. All rooms and suites feature walk-in wardrobes. There are safety boxes, cable satellite flat TV, WiFi connection and air-conditioning. King, Queen or Twin size beds are available upon request.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Bauer Il Palazzo. However, there are no facilities available except for a children’s menu at 'De Pisis' restaurant.


Restaurant De Pisis offers gourmet Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with Asian influences. Guests can dine on terrace seating along the Grand Canal, or in the elaborately furnished dining room. Settimo Cielo offers a delightful breakfast on a spectacular 7th floor terrace with breathtaking views of the city and lagoon. Creative cocktails, quality wines and lively entertainment can be found in the B-Bar lounge.



Faye Compton (Staff)

A traditional gem! The Bauer Palazzo has such a grand feel; The rooms are true Venetian style. You can enjoy fabulous food at their restaurant and in the summer season you can enjoy this from their private terrace which is the highest in Venice with fantastic views over the Grand Canal.


Fiona Bickmore (Staff)

This wonderful old Palazzo sits right on the grand canal so you can either get a gondola to the door or wander through St Marks square if you are arriving on foot. Venice is packed with culture and attractions so there is plenty for all ages to see. A trip out to Murano to see the glass blowing factory is great fun. As well as all the sightseeing don't forget to have a wander over the market on the Rialto bridge or the designer shops around St Marks Square. Venice is great for a city break - try to avoid the summer months though as it is very hot and crowded, and it also combines well with other parts of Italy


  • Cicchetti tour of Venice

    Discover Venice's culinary side with a private walking tour of its numerous bacari. These traditional wine bars are typically packed with locals enjoying a glass of wine and delicious bite-sized cicchetti.

  • Explore the Dorsoduro district

    Explore the picturesque Dorsoduro district, an area of Venice home to universities, churches and palaces. Wander through the streets of this charming district with your guide before visiting a traditional textile workshop, famous around the world.

  • Explore the Venetian islands

    Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Venice and discover the picturesque islands of Murano, Burano and Mazzorbo. These charming islands are completely unique, each boasting their own characteristics and traditions.

  • Explore the Venetian islands

    Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Venice and discover the picturesque islands of Murano, Burano and Mazzorbo. These charming islands are completely unique, each boasting their own characteristics and traditions.

  • Highlights, Backstreets and Canals of Venice

    Discover the iconic landmarks, winding streets and romantic canals of Venice. Visit St Mark's Square, once the political centre of Venice, before wandering through picturesque alleyways and hidden squares, and finally exploring the canals by water taxi.

  • Private photography experience

    Create lasting memories of your holiday with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family holiday or honeymoon.

  • The Doge's Palace and Secret Trails

    Explore the hidden side of the Doge's Palace, the majestic building located in Piazza San Marco, and the former residence of the rulers of Venice. Behind the opulent exterior and magnificent halls lie gloomy prisons and the infamous torture chamber.

  • Visit Murano

    To the north of Venice, the island of Murano has long been celebrated for its glassmaking, a tradition which dates back to the 13th century on the island. Explore the charming island and visit one of the glassblowing factories to see the artisans at work.

  • Visit to a traditional squero

    Learn about one of Venice's most celebrated traditions - the gondola - with a visit to a boatyard, or squero, where you'll discover how these iconic boats are constructed.

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    • Step back in time to the golden era of the Renaissance in Florence's incredible museums and galleries
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    Venice & Lake Garda

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    • Admire the breathtaking scenery of Lake Garda, where the crystal clear water is surrounded by dramatic mountains
    • Soak up the culture in the enchanting city of Venice as you wander through narrow streets and across the canals
    • Explore the charming picturesque towns dotted along the shore of Lake Garda
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    • Take a Gondola through the quiet waterways off the Grand Canal - a surprisingly peaceful way to experience this unique city

Location & directions

Venice, Italy

The hotel is located in the heart of Venice, overlooking the bustling Grand Canal, 2-minutes from St Mark's Square.

How to get there

It is a 2-hour British Airways flight to Venice Airport. Private Water Taxi directly to the hotel from the airport dock takes about 30-minutes. Alternatively, the Alilaguna (public water-ferry) leaves every hour from the airport dock to San Marco and takes about 45-minutes.

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