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  • Renovated 16th-century Palladio convent

  • Pampering holistic wellness spa

  • Peaceful and serene gardens

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  • Overview

    A glittering jewel among Venice’s top boutique hotels, the Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is owned by the legendary Francesca Bortolotto Possati, who is as passionate about stylish hospitality as she is about the city that she calls home.  This former 16th-century convent was built by Andrea Palladio, and Francesca has thoughtfully renovated the building to create a romantic, luxury hotel with an elegant, traditional Venetian style.

    The hotel is complemented by the contemporary design of the  holistic wellness spa, with its calming interiors of lavender and pastel green. The elegant exterior looks out to to the waters at the front and to the rear there is a peaceful garden courtyard. Situated on the banks of Giudecca Island just a 4 minute boat ride from St Mark's Square, and with spectacular views of the lagoon, the Bauer Palladio Hotel and Spa is the perfect destination for romantic couples, or for a group of friends looking to pamper themselves in the spa.


    The stylish Bauer Palladio Spa offers a range of treatments and massages using modern spa technologies and natural products and has a king-size Turkish hammam, double Jacuzzi and Vitalis Multi-Bath System. There are 8 treatment rooms and guests can relax after a treatment in the chill-out area which overlooks St. Marks. The tranquil garden is particularly lovely in April, when blooming flowers create an ‘Oriental carpet’ effect, once a famous feature of Venetian gardens, but now becoming increasingly rare.

    When you’re ready to venture out of the peaceful calm of Giudecca Island, take the complimentary shuttle boat  across the Grand Canal and spend the day exploring and shopping. The 24-hour concierge are happy to arrange boat tours, walking tours, theatre tickets, restaurant bookings and transfers.


    The Bauer De Pisis Restaurant serves a sophisticated menu in the elegant surroundings of the dining room, with views facing the Grand Canal. During the summer months, enjoy delicious vegetarian meals at the Ulivo restaurant in the beautiful setting of the sun-filled gardens.

  • Facilities
    • bar

    • WiFi/Internet

    • spa treatment room

    • gardens

    • restaurant

    • sauna

    • hammam/steam room

    Facility details:

    24-hour front desk, Airport transportation (surcharge), Bar/lounge, Business center, Concierge services, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Elevator/lift, Free WiFi, Free breakfast, Full-service spa, Garden, Laundry facilities, Luggage storage, Multilingual staff, Number of buildings/towers - 3, Number of floors - 2, One meeting room, Restaurant, Rooftop terrace, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Sauna, Spa services on site, Spa treatment room(s), Total number of rooms - 79, Tours/ticket assistance, Turkish bath/Hammam.
  • Location

    Giudecca 33, 30133 Venice, Italy

    How to get there?

    The public vaporetto (water-bus) service runs from the train station and Piazzale Roma to a number of stops in the city. The Zitelle vaporetto stop is a 1-minute walk from the hotel (90m).The Alilaguna water-bus service offers services directly from the airport to a number of stops in the city, and takes approximately 1 hour 15-minutes. Take the Alilaguna to San Marco, then take the vaporetto to Zitelle, a 1-minute walk from the hotel (90m).Venice is pedestrianised, so if you’re driving, you will need to leave your car at Piazzale Roma.

    Nearest airport

    Marco Polo International Airport is a 20-minute drive from Piazzale Roma (13km)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The rooms at the Bauer Palladio Hotel have  warm, traditional interiors in a grand Venetian style. Each room has been individually decorated with an array of fine tapestries, antique furniture, upholstered armchairs and a palette of pastels or warm reds and pinks depending on the theme. The Italian marble en-suite bathrooms have baths with showers, many also have walk-in showers and some of the suites have Jacuzzi bathtubs. Some of the rooms also have small private balconies while most offer views over the lagoon or the gardens.

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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)