Villa F is unique in Venice and offers guests a more personal residential style stay in a charming 16th century villa that has been lovingly restored. Nestled amidst three lush acres of gardens on the island of Guidecca, Villa F is a haven in the city.
At a Glance
The location of Villa F on Guidecca means the villa has stunning gardens, perfect for an evening aperitivo
The entry level room category is a suite so expect space with the smallest suite a vast 60 sq.m
Swimming pools in Venice are hard to come by but Villa F's nestled among the gardens is a real treat
Guests of Villa F use a secret door to access the next door Bauer il Palladio and its superb spa
Villa F can be taken on an exclusive occupancy basis - perfect for a large family celebration
Having three glorious acres of private garden to retreat too after a days sightseeing is heavenly.Scott Dunn team
The mediation pool reserved for over 18s is a real bonus on hot days.Scott Dunn team
Villa F is unique as a luxury residential complex rather than a hotel. You can still expect 5 star service and who needs a hotel restaurant with all the gastronomic delights of Venice on offer.Scott Dunn team
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Villa F dates from the 16th century when it served as a country retreat for a noble Venetian family. Back then the island of Guidecca was the place where fresh produce was grown to send to the city, hence the countryside tag. Nowadays the island still retains an air of calm, tranquillity and greenness you wont find across the lagoon amongst Venice's tiny streets.
That said you can reach the pier at Bauer il Palazzo, around the corner from St. Mark's Square by a nippy 4 minute water taxi from Villa F's pier. So despite its seeming distance from the city in the past, the location of Villa F now serves as its unique appeal giving guests space, 3 acres of gardens and a glorious meditation pool - the perfect ticket to unwind after a day's sightseeing. Add to that the proximity to the superb spa at sister hotel Bauer il Palladio next door and Villa F really does have it all.
Villa F strives to offer a more homely stay to guests so you won't find a restaurant here. Breakfast is served to Villa F guests in one of the salons. You will find 24-hour room service, a butler and a shuttle to the pier at il Palazzo 12-hours a day. Who needs a hotel restaurant when Venice itself has a plethora of amazing places to dine? Villa F is the place to have your aperitivo before you journey across the basin to sniff out the best Venetian cuisine.
The Villa offers 11 different accommodation options, ranging from 60 sq.m suites, to two bedroom residences as well as a vast 300 sq.m apartment. The villa can also be booked exclusively. The decor is sumptuous with gorgeous antiques, silk fabrics and personal touches.
Villa F is a stunning hotel and perfect for the more discerning guest, looking for privacy and space as well as proximity to all that Venice has to offer, while also enabling guests to live as the once noble Venetian families did.
16th century Villa F once served as a residence to a number of noble Italian families. Now it is a chic hideaway on Guidecca with 11 suites & residences ranging right up to a palatial 3500 sq.ft residence.
Measuring 300 sq.m and with amazing views of St. Mark's basin, the residence claims 2 en-suite Master bedrooms, each dotted with beautiful antique furniture. Both bedrooms have views of the villas stunning gardens. Located on the ground floor.
One bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom, living room with dry bar cabinet and garden views. 70 sq.m. Located on the ground floor.
A large one bedroom studio with working fireplace and bar cabinet, en-suite bathroom and garden view. 60m². Located on the ground floor.
Acqua Marina is a two bedroom ‘residenza’ with en-suite bathroom, charming living-room with veranda and working fireplace, full kitchen, and garden access. 150m². Located on the ground floor.
Zaffiro is a two bedroom ‘residenza’ with en-suite bathroom, large walk-in closets, living room with amazing views of San Marco, dining room with working fireplace and custom designed kitchen. 190m². Located on the ground floor.
Corallo villa suite includes two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, an exterior terrace with table and chairs, stocked wine cabinets and a fully equipped kitchen. 150 m2. Located on the ground floor.
Perla offers one master bedroom and one guest room, both with en-suite bathrooms. A living room facing North-West onto the lagoon and San Marco and a separate custom designed kitchen also feature. Perla is spread over two floors. 150 m² and located on the ground floor.
Ambra offers a master bedroom, library with day bed, two en-suite bathrooms, a large living room with double height ceiling and incredible view of San Marco and the lagoon as well as a kitchen. 180m². Located on the second floor.
Giada is a two bedroom ‘residenza’ with en-suite bathrooms, large living room with double height ceiling, incredible view of San Marco and open Basin and a kitchen. 140m² and located on the second floor.
Agata is a two bedroom ‘residenza’ with en-suite bathrooms, a large living room with double height ceiling, open views of the private gardens as well as a kitchen. 150m² and located on the second floor.
Onice is a two bedroom ‘residenza’ with en-suite bathrooms, a large living room with double height ceilings, an open view of the private gardens and custom designed kitchen. 150m² and located on the second floor.
Children are welcome at Villa F though there are no specific facilities. The meditation pool area is open to guests 18 years and older.
Breakfast is served at Villa F. There is no restaurant in-keeping with the idea of Villa F being a luxury residential complex so guests can dine at il Palladio next door or at il Palazzo or of course ask the concierge for a fabulous recommendation. 24-hour room service as well as butler service are available.
Villa F offers a luxurious mediation pool for guests as well as 3 acres of stunning gardens. A private concierge, 24-hour room service and shuttle service 12-hours a day to the jetty at Bauer il Palazzo are all available. Guests can also access next door Bauer il Palladio by a secret door to dine there or use il Palladio's superb spa.
Venice is a city brimming with personality, culture and history. There are many art galleries, fashion boutiques, churches and palaces to visit in the city. The hotel will be happy to advise and help to arrange any tours or activities you may like to do during your stay.
Location & Directions
The hotel is located on the charming island of Guidecca facing St. Mark's Square. The island offers a more peaceful place to stay just 5-minutes by boat across the canal to the dock at the sister hotel Bauer il Palazzo.
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.