Bauer Il Palladio Hotel and Spa

Venice, Italy

Bauer Palladio is a 50-room Venetian boutique hotel located across the lagoon on the tranquil Giudecca island, a short solar-powered boat ride away from St Mark's Square. The exclusivity of this oasis resort make the Palladio the perfect romantic getaway.

At a Glance

  • Perfectly landscaped gardens, three in total telling three different stories

  • The Palladio spa is one of the largest in Venice, providing treatments using Dead Sea minerals and muds

  • Meals are served in absolute peace and quiet on the tree-lined lawn

  • Splendid location on the Giudecca island facing St. Mark’s Square

  • Look out for the hotels original Venetian terrazzo floors and Murano glass lanterns

Culture, Honeymoon, Spa & health

Insider's View

This hotel is on Giudecca island (opposite the island of Venice) and is a great option for people who have been to Venice before.

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Experience a different side to Venice and escape the hustle and bustle of the center by staying on the tranquil Giudecca Island, just a short boat ride away from St Mark’s square.

The Palladio’s owners have converted the 16th century convent into a lovely boutique hotel with 37 rooms and 13 suites and a beautiful private garden, a rarity in Venice. It is located on Giudecca island, across the canal from St Mark's square and the Bauer Il Palazzo, their sister hotel, reached by their own electro-solar powered shuttle boat.

The hotel is beautifully designed keeping in tune with the long history of the building and Venice’s culture with antique furnishings, Venetian terrazzo floors and Murano glass lanterns. This traditional Venetian design is combined with the new and exclusive Daniela Steiner spa; there are 8 treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge with a beautiful view across the lagoon to the shores of Venice.

Giudecca Island is a lovely getaway from the throng of Venice, and is known for its beautiful large houses and private gardens. The island has a few low-key restaurants and museums if you decide to stay put for the day, or take a stroll through the ancient streets and gardens.


The Palladio has 79 rooms and suites all spacious and beautifully decorated with the finest paint details and tapestries. Many rooms have spectacular views of the lagoon or the enchanting garden and some feature balconies. The Italian marble bathrooms exude a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere, some have a Jacuzzi bathtub. All rooms and suites offer air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and telephone.

Double with Courtyard or Garden View
Conventino Double with Garden View
Double Room with Lagoon View
Junior Suite with Garden View
Junior Suite with Lagoon View
Suite with Garden View
Suite with Lagoon View


Children are very welcome to come and stay at Bauer Il Palladio Hotel and Spa. However, there are no specific facilities available.


The L'Ulivo restaurant focuses on light and savory dishes made with local organic ingredients, homemade cakes use the freshest, ripest seasonal fruit and an excellent selection of wines from the nearby Friuli region is on offer. Guests choose to eat in the dining room with its charming open kitchen, or outdoors on the patio, nestled in the beautiful backdrop of the gardens.

The Palladio spa is one of the largest in Venice, providing treatments using Dead Sea minerals and muds. Spread over 2 floors, the Spa has 8 treatments rooms, a sauna and a relaxation room that overlooks St Mark's Square.

Location & Directions

Venice, Italy

On Guidecca Island a small boat trip across the lagoon from St Marks Square and Bauer il Palazzo. The complimentary shuttle runs from 10am – 12am. Public water busses (Vaparetto) go every 10 minutes from Guidecca Island.

When to go

Venice is a city that can be enjoyed at all times of the year. The months from Easter to October are the main tourist season when hotels can be difficult to come by at short notice. The other two really popular spells are during the Carnival in February (the 10 days up to Shrove Tuesday) and the weeks on each side of Christmas.

Summer (mid July to the end of August) isn't necessarily the best time to go to Venice. Apart from the hordes of tourists, the air can be humid and unpleasant. The climate will often result in clouds of mosquitoes and other insects invading the lagoon, and the smell emanating from the water can be very unpleasant. Italians vacation in August, so many shops and restaurants close during this time.

If you're planning to visit Venice between October and late February, take your wellies just in case! This is the season of floods - known locally as acqua alta, and occasional downpours can be heavy. The low-lying Piazza San Marco is especially vulnerable.

Clear blue skies and balmy weather make spring and autumn the best times to go.

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