Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • it is on Giudecca island

  • 4 minute boat ride from St Marks

  • stunning spa

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

Room upgrade

Early check-in/out

Welcome drinks

  • Overview

    There are only 4 private, family-owned 5 star luxury hotels in Venice, all of which are owned by Francesca Bortolotto Possati, a passionate, stylish Venetian woman with plenty of sass. She is the only female hotelier in the city of Venice and one of the most respected. Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is the crown jewel of her boutique hotel empire. Situated on the banks of Giudecca Island just a 4 minute boat ride from St Mark's Square, it has spectacular views over the lagoon. This former 16th-century convent was built by Andrea Palladio and has been thoughtfully renovated to create a romantic luxury hotel with an elegant, traditional Venetian style. In contrast, the holistic wellness spa has a contemporary design, with calming interiors in lavenders and pastel greens. The elegant exterior looks out to the waters at the front, and to the rear, opens onto a garden courtyard where guests can enjoy a treat from the café, bar and restaurant. Surprise your loved one with a trip to this little gem, or take a pampering trip with friends. Listen carefully and you may hear Elton John tinkling on the piano from his nearby apartment.


    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. After a relaxing treatment, take the complimentary electro-solar powered shuttle boat (in keeping with the eco-friendly ethos of the hotel) across the Grand Canal and spend the day shopping and exploring or simply sit back in a café and watch the world go by. The 24-hour concierge are happy to arrange boat tours, walking tours, theatre tickets, restaurant bookings and transfers. Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa was created by owner Francesca in order to lengthen the average 2 night stay of visitors to Venice and so here at the Palladio they have more time to experience the pleasure of being in this wondrous city.


    Guests can enjoy a Continental buffet and a la carte breakfast in the pretty Sala Palladio or out in the garden, snacks and drinks at any time in the café from Monday to Wednesday and from Thursday to Sunday, a wonderful menu of Mediterranean cuisine and grilled seasonal dishes.

  • Facilities


    gym/fitness room

    hammam/steam room



    spa treatment room

    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    Giudecca 33, Venice 30133, Italy

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    There are 37 rooms & 13 suites at Bauer Palladio Hotel, with 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. All rooms have queen-size or twin beds, air-conditioning, Satellite TVs, mini-bars, iPod docking stations, WiFi, hairdryers, towels, bathrobes, slippers and all-natural Santa Maria degli Angeli bath products.

  • Conditions
    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations or shortening of stays notification should be received by at least 12pm (local time) 48 hours prior to arrival, or 1 night will be charged as cancellation fee.



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)