Next to San Marco and at the entrance to the Grand Canal, Il Bauer is an elegant and sophisticated 5* hotel. With a striking Art Deco design, sumptuously furnished, and typically warm Italian hospitality, it's a perfect place for a short break in Venice.
At a Glance
Elegant Art Deco hotel close to San Marco and the Grand Canal
Perfect location for exploring the splendours of Venice
Restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal
Superb service and exceptionally friendly welcome
Stop off at one of the little bars for a Campari or Aperol Spritz and some cicchetti - little bite sized snacks. La Cantine del Vino Gia Schiavi by the Ponte S Trovaso is where the locals stop and has the best selection in Venice.Scott Dunn team
Forget the map, you'll get lost anyway, and wander the back streets and the tiny canals. You'll come across so many of Venice's hidden gems, and then be amazed when you emerge somewhere you recognise.Scott Dunn team
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One of the many charms of Venice is being able to wander at your own pace and discover little back streets and canals, ancient churches and stunning palazzi, all jostling for space on this famous lagoon. Centrally located, Il Bauer L'Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring all the riches that the city has to offer. A stone's throw from San Marco and at the opening of the Grand Canal, you don't have to go far to see much of Venice's splendour and famous landmarks. The Gallerie dell'Accademia, the Guggenheim and the Doge's Palace are all just a five minute walk from the front steps. And if you decide to explore from the water, a line of gondolas are moored on the canal along the side.
Next to the baroque San Moisé church, the hotel is a striking building with its unusual Art Deco design. Once inside, the enormous elegant lobby offers a warm welcome. An efficient concierge service is ready to help you with anything you need, and everyone here is exceptionally friendly and helpful. Breakfast is served with views over the Grand Canal towards to Basilica de Santa Maria della Salute and the photogenic Punta della Dogana. Watch the continual flow of boats along this main thoroughfare as you sip your morning cappuccino and start your day with a fine selection of fresh pastries, fruit, cold meats and cheese. You'll find that your waiter will remember what you ordered so won't need to ask on your second morning. The Restaurant De Pisis on the terrace is a romantic place for dinner in the warmer months and serves a delicious mix of seasonal Venetian specialties and international cuisine. After a day wandering the myriad of little streets and squares, the terrace is a fabulous place to relax with a Bellini in the summer, whilst in the winter the Red Room offers a cosy Venetian retreat.
Each of the rooms and suites are decorated with Venetian style and touches, with a distinctly contemporary feel. Either overlooking the inner courtyard, the grand San Moisé church or the small canal that runs down to the Grand Canal they are exceptionally comfortable and welcoming. The bathrooms are finished in Italian marble and are stocked with local toiletries, hand made on the island of Giudecca.
All the rooms and suites are beautifully furnished with Venetian fabrics and decor, and stylish local touches, including Murano glass chandeliers in some. The bathrooms are all in Italian marble. They all feature flat screen TVs and have WiFi access. Some have views over the inner courtyard, and others over the baroque San Moisé church or the small canal that runs along one side.
Most of these rooms enjoy the silence provided by an inner court. Venetian contemporary style furnishings, Italian marble bathrooms with bathtubs and handle showers, WiFi connection, satellite flat TV. Choice of king, queen or twin beds.
Deluxe Rooms are spacious, cosy and overlook the street or the little canal of San Moisè. With Venetian contemporary décor, the bathrooms are in Italian marble with bathtub and handle shower, heated towel-rails, closet. WiFi access. Air-conditioning, satellite flat LCD TV. They feature a king size bed or twins.
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Deluxe Rooms with a view are spacious and bright. These overlook the side canal or the Church of San Moisé and have a contemporary Venetian décor. The bathrooms are in Italian marble with bathtub and handle shower, heated towel-rails, walk-in closet. WiFi access. Air-conditioning, satellite flat LCD TV. These feature a king size or twin beds.
Welcoming and comfortable, there are two types of Superior Suite. The first is ideal for families as it is equipped with two bathrooms and a sofa bed in the living area. The second room type boasts wonderful views either over the side canal or the Church of San Moisé. The bathrooms are in Italian marble (bathtub with separate shower or Jacuzzi), heated towel-rails, walk in closet. WiFi access. Air-conditioning, satellite flat LCD TV. They both feature king size or twin beds, with Venetian contemporary décor and original Murano glass chandeliers.
The Family Suite is spacious, welcoming and comfortable, featuring two bathrooms and a sofa bed in the living area. The bathrooms are in Italian marble (bathtub with separate shower or Jacuzzi), heated towel-rails, walk in closet. WiFi access. Air-conditioning, satellite flat LCD TV. They feature a king size or twin beds and are decorated with contemporary Venetian décor and Murano glass chandeliers.
Location & Directions
Il Bauer L'Hotel is right next to San Marco at the mouth of the Grand Canal, and centrally located for all of Venice's main sites.
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.