Hotel Bauer Palazzo, Venice

Piscina S. Moise, 1459, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy (show on map)

Expert reviews

CNN review:

“The Bauer used to be two hotels, joined by a communal lobby: the 1940s brutalist Bauer L’Hotel, and the more classical 18th-century Il Palazzo, right on the Grand Canal. 2017 saw them come together to form a single property — and with 200 rooms at its disposal, it’s a winning combination.”

Guest rating

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4.4 out of 5.0

Ranked 20th in Venice


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All you need to know

This hotel is located at San Marco 1459 where it offers high-quality hospitality services to tourists and travelers. The hotel is the ideal temporary home for visitors in the city of Venice looking for comfort and luxury. The hotel is strategically located in an excellent location where it offers proximity to several landmarks and places of interest.

The Bauer Palazzo is rated five-star for its unmatched and unrivaled level of hospitality excellence as well as the unique experience it offers guests. Luxury amenities and facilities are present in the hotel premises while a comfortable atmosphere will help guests settle easily in their new environment.

The hotel offers chic room options such as Deluxe Grand Canal View, Deluxe Suite, Royal Suite, Deluxe Double or Twin Room with City View, Deluxe Palazzo with View, Grand Canal Suite and Junior Suite with View.

The hotel is just a 2-minute walk away from the famous Venice St. Mark’s Square while the popular Roma car park is located close to the hotel premises.

Piazza San Marco is just 200 m away from the hotel.

Rooms in the hotel are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, a minibar with several drinks, and a comfy sofa.

The rooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries, bathrobes and bathroom slippers.

Some rooms in the hotel have a private balcony where guests can enjoy a view of the city.


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Recent guest reviews


15 September 2022

Fantastic 3 days, very impressed with the city and the hotel, all very clean.

Room was beautiful with excellent view of Grand Canal. Mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary and were greeted with prosecco and strawberries upon arrival. Room had large walk in wardrobe, large bathroom including bath.

Bar prices expensive but probably no more than normal for a 5 star hotel. As on south side of Venice cost to travel from airport/train station need to be accounted for to get to hotel. Albeit very close to the San Marco Vaporetta station, if you don't know the area could be difficult to find when dragging luggage around as well. We prebooked a water taxi from the airport direct to hotel which cost in the region of £100


15 September 2022

Nice historical building

The staff and service were excellent.

As beautiful as the hotel is I can understand why they will be undergoing a complete renovation. Updates for the elevators, bathroom finishes and bedroom decor are needed. We would enjoy returning after the 18 month renovation is completed. Thank you kindly!


15 September 2022

Very good

Was looking forward to dining at the restaurant but was turned down because I had not made a reservation even though there were several tables free when I looked again from across the bar where I was sent to and told I could get something light there to eat. At the bar, the focaccia was very pricey and I wished I had just gone out to enjoy a hearty meal outside for that price and where there are plenty of better choices.


13 September 2022

A dream stay

location services spacious

rooms need refurbishment they r old


13 September 2022

perfect location

perfect location, breakfast ok, as a hotel of this standard has to be

rooftop sometimes open,sometimes not open unfriendly waiters ,with lots of attitude but no interests for their customers,despite the high prices on the menu. This was the only negative experience, and it was no coinsidence ; been there 3 times : 3 times same attitude.


9 September 2022

perfect location and beautiful breakfast

perfect location huge rooms lovely breakfast


7 September 2022

Beautiful hotel in superb location in heart of Venice. Would definitely go back to this hotel.

Fabulous location with super ground floor terrace and rooftop terrace. Good varied buffet breakfast and friendly staff.

Poor Wi-Fi connection in our room but perhaps to be expected in an old building. Had to go to public areas to get good connection


5 September 2022


Wonderful location, helpful concierge, comfortable beds

Food on the downstairs terrace was very average - go for a drink to enjoy the view and then get lunch or dinner elsewhere!


5 September 2022

The romance of Venice is at your fingertips.

The concierge here is excellent and went out of their way when I lost my cell phone to help me get it back.

everything was excellent other than having to figure out strange light switches.


5 September 2022

Very good



1 September 2022

perfection! beautiful view and so close to st marks square


nothing not to like


1 September 2022

Venice is a unique and fun city with so much more to offer beyond its beautiful canals if you take the time to explore t

Luxurious, spacious and great location. The hotel staff service was excellent. The outdoor balcony restaurant for breakfast and aperitivi was simply out sanding, as was the breakfast buffet.



31 August 2022


Great staff and spirit



29 August 2022

A beautiful property and great location!

Great location and beautiful rooms!

Nothing - it was great.


29 August 2022

Beauriful hotel near st marks square and luxury stores and good restaurants. hotel has great outdoor dining area with a

location is excellent. near st marks square

constructions across the street there was some noise


29 August 2022

Wonderful hotel

Excellent location, beautiful rooms. Professional, helpful and friendly staff.


28 August 2022

Old but classy 5 star hotel, serving out its last days before major renovation starting November

Bauer is well-known in Venice as it comes with considerable heritage. And you can still sense this heritage in the building, in the old decor, art deco furniture or art. It has an atmosphere, even though it may come off as a bit gloomy. Value for money, however, is hard to beat, especially if you book early. Location is fantastic, just a stone's throw from piazza San Marco and the hotel has its own gondola stop, which means you arrive in the motorboat directly to its doorstep. Very, very convenient. Room was fine and bathroom had excellent size - even bigger than the living/sleeping area - equipped with both a tub and separate shower. Personal care products are replenished daily and smell very nice. Breakfast has a good selection and you can always place special orders for eggs etc. Service staff is qualified and pleasant. Terrace where breakfasts are served (+ a bar service during the day) is really lovely and typically not very busy so you can catch some respite from the crowds of Venice in the summer. Rooftop bar is the highest in Venice and offers remarkable views (even if drinks come at a premium).

Some of its advantages - like heritage and history - are also drawbacks as the hotel looks a bit tired and outdated, and some furniture needs fixing (or rather a complete update). That said, it is already due for a refurb starting this November and will be closed for subsequent 3 years, so you can really ignore this comment (it's for the archives). Looking forward to seeing its new incarnation in 2025 :) Restaurant at the ground level is, unfortunately, not up to standards and prices. Steak I ordered was burnt (how can you burn a grilled steak? seriously?), other dishes a bit heavy and unbalanced - certainly not worth the premium price. New cooks/chef are needed.


28 August 2022

Wonderful stay!

The location and eating the lovely breakfast outdoors on the Grand Canal!...amazing.

The superior room was absolutely fine the shower excellent but it faces an interior courtyard


26 August 2022

Love the vintage style. Please don’t upgrade and lose the period charm.

An excellent breakfast was right by the lapping water and boats. The light on the historic skyline across the way was stunning. The San Marco vaporetto stop could be reached without stairs.

The crowds in August where too much but it was a central location to easily reach less crowded spots in all directions.


25 August 2022


location and polite staff


24 August 2022


everything! fantastic experience !


23 August 2022

Beautiful hotel, great location

The hotel is beautiful and a great location on the grand canal close to San Marco where we spent most of our time, while still only a 15 minute walk to the Rialto bridge and the other districts of Venice. The concierge was great, booking us a water taxi right off the side of the hotel to take us to the train station when we left and recommending a gem of a little restaurant for lunch not too far away. The rooms were classic Venetian and the roof top terrace for Aperol Spritz was a beautiful end to the day!

Nothing to complain about


19 August 2022

Amazing location

Amazing location. Great value for money. We had a room with views of the venice dome and water. Great breakfast, very friendly staff.


19 August 2022


A wonderful location right near San Marco Piazza but tucked around a corner out of the crowds. beautiful terrazza for meals, drinks, coffee overlooking the canal and lagoon. beautifully appointed, fabulous food, great staff. will definitely visit again.


18 August 2022

Venice truly is fabulous and the hotel was the crown jewel.

The location was perfect. The suite was perfect for us.

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Special diet menus (on request)
  • - Kid meals (additional charge)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Soundproof rooms
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Business centre (additional charge)
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - Currency exchange
  • - Tour desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service


  • - Sauna (additional charge)
  • - Fitness centre (additional charge)
  • - Massage (additional charge)
  • - Hot tub/Jacuzzi (additional charge)
  • - Walking tours (additional charge)


  • - Terrace

Entertainment and family services

  • - Babysitting/child services (additional charge)

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Smoke alarms
  • - Fire extinguishers
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