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Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace

Venice, Italy

At a Glance

  • This 15th century building has been sympathetically converted into a beautiful hotel, retaining many original features which are joined by opulent furnishings and antique furniture

  • A beautiful garden offers a scenic spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing

  • While just a 20 minute walk from the Rialto Bridge, the property benefits from a neighbourhood full of local restaurants and bars

  • The charming cafe offers light lunches, drinks and evening aperitifs in the beautiful surrounds of the garden

  • A Family Room is ideal for families, with two bedrooms and a more pared-back, understated decor

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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

Two of the best Venitian cicchetti bars are just steps from this lovely hotel. Ensure you leave time to join the locals for an evening of food and wine.

Don't miss a trip to the historic gondola boat yard just around the corner to learn how these traditional boats are made.

Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Venice

Description

Dating back to the 15th century, this beautifully restored former palace is located within easy reach of the sights of Venice, while also providing a relaxing and serene escape in its picturesque gardens and opulent rooms.

Situated on the San Trovaso canal, Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace is housed in a 15th century building which boasts Murano chandeliers, 19th century frescoes and original floors. A leafy courtyard and gardens offer a tranquil spot to sit and relax after a day of sightseeing, away from the bustle yet within a 15-minute walk of the city’s main sights.

Bedroooms at the Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace are luxuriously appointed, with gilt details, opulent fabric wall coverings and antique furniture. Despite their historic decor, the rooms and suites boast complimentary wifi, flat-screen televisions, minibars and tea and coffee making facilities to bring the 21st century to this 15th century property. 

The hotel is surrounded by a wealth of restaurants and bars, including many popular neighbourhood haunts that offer a taste of Venice away from the more well-trodden streets around San Marco and the Rialto. It also features its own delightful cafe, Vitraria Caffè, serving lighter dishes, coffee and aperitifs in the private garden or elegant lounge for lunch and dinner while the breakfast buffet is a feast of pastries and fruits.

Though tucked away in a quieter residential neighbourhood, Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace is just a 15-minute walk from the Piazza San Marco and 20-minutes to the Rialto Bridge. It lies in the Sestiere di Dorsoduro, also home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and the Gallerie dell’Accademia.

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Accommodation

Rooms are individually designed yet all share the same attention to detail in the ornate lighting, grand furniture and elaborate wall coverings. The spacious suites can sleep up to four people with a sofa bed in the sitting room while a Family Room features two bedrooms, both of which can accommodate three people, and a more pared back yet elegant design.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace and can be accommodated in extra beds or sofa beds in all but the Basic, Classic and Superior Rooms. The Family Room is ideal for larger families.

Facilities

While the hotel’s cafe offers lighter meals, drinks and aperitifs, its close proximity to many local restaurants and bars makes it an ideal base from which to explore the neighbourhood dining options that offer an authentic taste of Venetian cuisine and beyond. Enjoy a negroni in the tranquil surrounds of the courtyard garden before strolling out into the streets to discover the popular restaurants and cafes of the district.

Activities

The sights, sounds and flavours of this elegant city are within a 20-minute walk of Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace and wandering out of the front door you’re immediately greeted by classic Venetian architecture, cafes that buzz with convivial chatter and the bustling waterways of this fluvial city. Stroll around the streets and you’ll stumble across hidden gardens, iconic vistas and extraordinary baroque churches while enjoying plenty of breaks for rich coffee, delicate pastries and memorable pizzas.

Reviews

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Gwen Nicol (Staff)

Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace is the perfect hotel for those looking for traditional Venetian style in a quieter neighbourhood. This 15th-century palace offers 30 rooms and it is only a 15-minute walk to St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. The rooms are traditional and cosy and the top two rooms offer a canal view. I recommend booking the mid-high category rooms for a little more space. The corridors are light and bright with traditional antiques and multiple places to sit and relax during the day. The hotel does not have a full service restaurant but they have a bar serving light bites during lunch and throughout the afternoon and evening. Breakfast was fresh and plentiful and if the weather is nice, there is a lovely courtyard to enjoy breakfast in the sunshine. The hotel staff were courteous and helpful throughout our stay. I would recommend Hotel Nani Mocenigo for couples interested in seeing a different side of Venice. The neighbourhood is full of museums and a few universities so it feels very quiet compared to the hotels near St Mark's Square.

Experiences

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Murano glass blowing experience

    Take a boat from Venice to the island of Murano, famous worldwide for its exquisite glassware. Watch the master glassmakers at work and discover how the glass is made, and the delicate pieces created, on this charming island.

  • 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.

  • The Islands of the Lagoon

    Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Venice across the northern lagoon to the charming islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Admire brightly coloured houses and see glassblowers creating exquisite masterpieces as you journey around the islands.

  • Venice Carnival by boat

    For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, immerse yourself in the Venetian Carnival Water Parade, on board your own private boat. Cruise along the Grand Canal and admire the incredible colours and costumes, before enjoying food and drinks with the locals.

  • Visit to a Gondola Factory

    Discover the history behind the traditional Venetian gondola – Venice’s most iconic mode of transport. Take a step back into the city's past as you explore the craftsmanship behind these classic boats.

Location & directions

Venice, Italy

Hotel Nani Mocenigo Palace is located in the Dorsoduro district, close to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and just under 10-miles from Marco Polo Airport.

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