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Hotel Palazzo Abadessa - Venice

Calle Priuli, Cannaregio 4011 - Venice

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 195 .00
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The Hotel Palazzo Abadessa Residenza d'Epoca, is a 4 star hotel located in the heart of Venice, in a very characteristic area near Ca' d'Oro, in a late 16th century Venetian relais, with frescoed ceilings, authentic period furniture, precious silk fabrics and paintings from the Tintoretto school.
Guests are welcomed into the atrium with marble flooring, a wooden ceiling and polychrome windows with leaded glass that look out onto the canal, where the hotel's private docking place is situated.

On the opposite side there is a magnificent spiral staircase, the only one in Venice, that leads to the first floor of the building. 
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Guest Rating 9.2 Wonderful!
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Breakfast at Hotel Palazzo Abadessa

A free buffet breakfast is available between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Palazzo Abadessa

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Internet/Email services

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4 per person, per night for adults; EUR 2 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies from 1-31 January and from 1-31 December.

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9.3

Location

9.2

Quiet

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Hotel Palazzo Abadessa reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Perfect frame for a short visit to explore Venice. Specially the warm velcome and help form the staff.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Beautiful hotel, a little hard to find the first time as it's down a long narrow lane. Room was lovely, although having bathroom on 2nd floor where kids slept a little inconvenient. Breakfast buffet was very nice - great selection and service. Arrived early and staff very helpful - kept our bags for us, made us feel very welcome. Very quiet, beds and linens very comfortable. Price was a little steep but we only stayed one night.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and were absolutely satisfied! Very friendly and helpful staff, nice antique rooms, a peacefull and quiet garden to eat breakfast (small but very nice buffet). The location of the hotel is convenient and has good access (but not too close to main roads or big squares and therefore quiet) the only thing to complain: the juice for breakfast is rather poor for thatlevel of hotel! (water-concentrate orange?! juice)

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

A beautiful hotel hidden away, but still very central. The garden is a delight to have breakfast in.Decorated in the Venetian style and spacious room and bathroom.Very quiet at night. The staff very hospitable. We did not see too many guests as we were up early, those we saw were middle aged european.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great place well tucked away from the noisy streets of Venice. Darwin/Matteo at the front desk were very accomodative of our request to switch our room to 1st Floor.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Without doubts, one of Venice's hidden "secrets". Period. Treat yourselves to a unique travelling experience in this lovingly restored palazzo, where historic and architectural details abound. To be able to breakfast in your own private garden is a true Venitian luxury, as space is always very scarce in the City. Quiet but not secluded, you'll find yourselves rested after a hard day shopping and visiting while being close to all main water transport. The Pallazzo Abadessa also has an easily accessible for disabled patrons, somewhat smaller than the others, but this is a feat rare enough to be mentioned (ask for room 27). Some of Venice's main attractions, the Ca' d'Oro, the Grand Canal and the Rialto are litterally minutes if not seconds away. You are also close to the lesser-visited sestiere of Cannareggio and the Ghetto where you'll discover Venitian way of life: busy but relaxed, with good food and wine in the excellent osterie and trattorie close by. A special note for the ever friendly and extremely polite staff, some of the best we've encountered in our many travels. To this comes at a price, of course, but it is in a class of its own and there are plenty of hotels in Venice which cost the same, if not more, and have nowhere near the charm. A truly unique experience.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States

A treasure in Venice!

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We cancelled another reservation to stay at this hotel. The owner and staff are truly great and location and public areas are rare in Venice. The price for quality cannot be beat.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Fantastic hotel in quite and unique surroundings. While the rooms are pricy, the service and comfort are excellent and generous. The hotel makes a stay in Venice authentic and complete! Can only recomand and will go there again myself.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Lovely but faded hotel. Could use a little polish and a little friendlier staff. In fact ANY attention from the staff would have been nice. Anything I asked for seemed like an intrusion. I would not stay here again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Netherlands

To experience the real Venice, you must stay at this absolutely gorgeous hotel, a real Venician Palazzo. It takes you back in time. The Palazzo also has a small garden, which is unique in the centre of Venice. All the landmarks are close by, just perfect!

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We loved our brief stay here. The welcome on arrival couldn't be better. We were shown to our room, where a very pleasant sparkling wine was waiting, and the room itself was beautiful. We had the quad room, with a large double and two single, sofa-type beds. The hotel is very well located in a quiet backstreet, but just a short walk from all the "must-see" locations and being just off the Grand Canal gives easy access to Vaporetto routes. We had driven down to Venice after a skiing holiday and only had one night here, but it was enough to give the girls a taste of Venice (I can recommend the Tronchetto Parking too). We loved this hotel and will re-book for our next visit!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Superb! Beautiful room, excellent service, fantastic secret garden and ideally located.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The Palazzo Abadessa exceeded my expectations which were pretty high. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would stay there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Egypt

Heaven for honeymooners!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Palazzo Abadessa was probably our favorite hotel during our third trip to Italy. At this time work is being done on the canal that runs by the hotel so, yes, there is some construction noise (but we didn't want to sleep in in Venice so it was a none issue to us when it started about 8:00 am) but I know they were willing to accommodate a family that wished to move to the other side of the building. That being said, the room was lovely - not huge, but elegant and clean. The staff was very gracious, the setting with the garden was breathtaking, the breakfast was bountiful (next to Lugano Dante, the biggest I've ever seen), and the location perfect for exploring a quieter side of Venice. We would return gladly.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A superb staff made us very welcome and provided great tips about the area. We were upgraded to a spacious suite on the last night of our stay at no charge.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

It was a great start to our 10 day vacation of Italy. We were going on a tour the next day and wanted to splurge on our first night. It was our 15th Anniversary and they gave us a bottle of wine, fruit basket, and candy in our room. The room was everything I could imagine and more. It was a like a fairy tale. The drinks and treats in the evening were wonderful and after jet lag from our trip we did not even need to go out to dinner. We forgot our passport at the front desk when we checked out and the manager was going to bring it to our next hotel after his shift. The only down side is the directions on their website were very hard to follow. We got lost for about an hour. The hotel is in a non tourist part of town and at night it is very dark. I wish we could have stayed longer.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My wife stayed one night on at Palazzo Abadessa on our honeymoon. It was wonderful: great service at a beautiful hotel. Staff explained the history of the building without being overbearing- they also helped with meal and further travel arrangements. Outstanding and highly recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • South Korea

Palazzo Abadessa was the perfect way to end our stay in Italy. The rooms were as pretty as portrayed by the pictures. The staff was helpful, marking every location we ask about on the map and providing great suggestions for dinners. The breakfast was very inviting and just as tasteful, especially if you have a sweettooth. I actually recommended the suite for my parent's 29th wedding anniversary next month.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Hi! Thank you again for our wonderful stay! Thanx for upgrading us, the suite was terrific an our trip to Venice was the best you can imagine for couple just married. Your service was excellent and we´d like to thank especially Nichola(s) for being really friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast, which was the best start into another day in Venice. All the best from Austria, Roman & Ingrid

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

Nice staff!Beautiful room!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We would have no hesitation to stay at this hotel again. We regret we could only stay one night. The staff definitely go out of their way to serve you and ensure your every need is met.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The only hotel on our trip that had decent bread for breakfast. The hotel is perfect for a stay in Venice -- beautifully located, attentive staff, and the building itself is 16th century, carefully updated. The garden is serene, the small canal it backs onto is charming.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Everything was perfect. Charming typical venitian palazzio. service and hostess were nice and friendly.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

A lovely hotel. Beautiful interiors, quiet but convenient location, excellent, friendly service.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

My wife and I enjoyed our stay immensely. From being welcomed in with a glass of prosecco upon arrival by river taxi, to the warm and personal attentions displayed by all the staff, it was our best visit to Venice. I will return with pleasure.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

It is a perfect accomodation for your honeymoon. It´s a very romantic old palazzo. It´s well located and the stuff is extraordinary nice. It was even better than the descriptions I read before. It´s real luxury. At our next journey to venice we will definetely try to book a room there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Palazzo Abadessa ist eine echte Empfehlung. Wir hatten ein normales Zimmer gebucht und wurden auf eine Suite upgegradet(die Grüne, Nr. 21), toll. Wir konnten auch in andere Zimmer gucken, die schienen ebenso nett eingerichtet und dekoriert zu sein. Wenn man im kalten Dezember unterwegs ist, freut man sich nach langem Umherlaufen in der Stadt in ein so schönes Hotel zurückzukehren. Die Besitzerin ist klasse, man fühlt sich wirklich sehr wohl. Normalerweise buchen wir günstigere Hotels, in diesem Fall hat sich jeder zusätzliche Euro gelohnt. Palazzo Abadessa is a very quiet and beautiful place. I think it's perfect for an unforgetable weekend in Venise. Nous avons adoré Palazzo Abadessa. Un hotel calme et agreable avec beaucoup de charme et un acceuil chaleureux. Je ne suis pas le genre a faire des photos d'une chambre d'hotel, mais ici on ne peut pas s'en empecher.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Ce charmant Palazzo tiend toutes les promesses de l'offre internet. Il est bordé d'un petit canal très calme d'une part et par un charmant jardin d'autre part, proche de la Ca'd'Oro. L'accueil est parfait. Nos hôtes et tout le personnel étaient charmants et adorables. Adresse à découvrir sans hésitation.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

Particularly warm welcome, wonderfull house with charachter. Very good location in the town (just on the side of the most touristic area). There are few of such hotel in the most important touristic cities. I will recommend this address.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Charming hotel. Every thing I consider being extremeluxury : a few rooms, family like, like being invited to stay in a venitian family for a few days. Great breakfast! One advise : the earlier you get there, the bigger the choice between croissants, whole wheat bread, white bread, tarts and cakes, fruit salad...! Wonderful garden in front of the hotel, very romantic. For the location : ideal if you want to be near a street were there is venitian life more than tourist shops. You are in the middle of students and mothers carrying their babies. And yet, very near from the highest points of the city! Dont miss the Rialto market just in the other side of the grand canal.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A lovely hotel with first class service in a beautiful and genuine Venetian palace. Arriving by water taxi is the only way to arrive, even at 23:30. A small intimate hotel where drinks are laid on by the owner and staff each evening. The whole place has a very friendly atmosphere away from the crowds. The hotel is centrally located in a quiet location but only a few hundred metres from the Grand Canal. All areas of the city are within easy walking distance. An ideal place to stay when in Venice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Great hotel, location. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and accomodating. They were very welcoming and helped us with dinner reservations and directions. The hotel rooms and lobby/breakfast room were beautiful and elegant. The bathrooms were modern and everything was very clean. We would definitely stay here again!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

I really enjoyed the stay; the staff was gracious and friendly and the interior design was beautiful.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

only 12 rooms in this upscale B & B with intelligent warm generous service....they didnt bother to charge me for minibar waters or a phone call home...they never blinked when my husband requested 5 cappucinos at breakfast.....the rooms are really odd and old but lovely and everything in Venice is like that......however, the air conditioning really works and so does the hot water which is more than I can say for many places I have been in Italy which think they are four stars.......the outdoor garden area was lovely to have and the dock for a watertaxi from Venice airport was a real luxury.....I never felt the need to go in a tourist gondola because we went in that great water taxi.....also we used the traghetto gondolas which cost 0.50 per person to ferry you (standing) across the canal near Ca D'oro......we spent 6 nights at Palazzo Abedessa and we were heartily sorry to leave, they will get you reservations to any ristorante, event, they will do anything to be helpful....I cant wait to return. Venice was pretty crowded but never felt squeezed at our palazzo and it's a real plus NOT to be in San Marco area.......nice a quiet (for Italy)

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Palazzo is a wonderful place to stay. We arrived during a terrible storm and were greeted with an umbrella at the private dock and immediately given a glass of wine to relax. The room we stayed in was 2 story and huge. Breakfast buffet was excellent. The Palazzo is located not far from the Rialto Bridge and is in a nice quiet neighborhood. We would definitely recommend the Palazzo to anyone planning a trip to Venice.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel provides a venetian equivalent of the boutique hotel, with far more character and the real feeling of a personal service. Evening cocktails for the guests was a nice touch, and overall service could not be faulted. The only downpoint is the attractiveness of the garden to mosquitos in the evening.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel was amazing. We only stayed in Venice for one night but I wished I had stayed longer, I didn't want to leave. The hotel itself is beautiful. The photos of the rooms that they show on the website are of the larger suites but I was not disappointed with our room. The other photos of the hotel are pretty accurate. We were told the ceilings in our room were original from the 1500s and they were beautiful. We had a corner room with a view of one of the canals. The location was also great. It was pretty centrally located and being that we were only there for one night it worked out perfectly. The staff spoke enough english and the owners made you feel like you were family staying in their home.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

Estubimos muy bien, es un hotel magnifico.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

We all really enjoyedour stay. Breakfast was excellent. Perfekt place to start a walk through venice

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I would thoroughly recommend the Palazzo Abadessa to anyone visiting Venice. The owner and staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly, and the accomodation is in stark contrast to many Hotels where rooms are functional but sterile. Our stay was most enjoyable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The welcome is perfect - relax,complimentary drink in the lovely garden. Staff are cheerful and helpful without being intrusive. The hotel is beautifully presented with excellent rooms very tastefully furnished. The location is first class, near to most places of interest but far enough away to be peaceful.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

We really enjoyed the stay in Venice and the hotel and would recommend it to anyone without hesitation: - Very kind and helpful staff (excellent recommendation regarding trips, restaurants, etc.) - Wonderful backyard - Cosy atmosphere However, beware of the following "rip-offs" in Venice: - Gondola - Espresso in coffehouse with piano player on San Marco square

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

From the moment we arrived at the water gate we were made to feel at home in the fantastic and beautiful surroundings of the hotel. Maria Luisa Dargent and her team made us feel like friends, and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are decorated like a fairy tale and are ideal as a relaxing base for exploring Venice. The location provides easy access by foot or Vaporetto to anything you may want to see. Our best holiday yet. Thank you!

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

Wonderful place to stay. very nice room. Serving a very good breakfast if you think of the "normal" italian one :-)

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was an absolutely beautiful place, in a real Venetian Palazzo which has been restored beautifully to it's original grandeur and beauty. The staff and owners are friendly and incredibly helpful. This is not a bland generic chain hotel, but a charming and romantic place which instantly welcomes you and makes you feel that you are truly in Venice from the moment you arrive.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The only drawback to this hotel is the lack of a public area where one can relax in peace and comfort. This is a friendly hotel where the family who run it make you feel at home.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Perfect location if you want to explore Venice in just two days. We received a very warm welcome. Before getting the key for the room a drink was offered and we got an excellent Prosecco. Same procedure next day when we came back after hours of strolling through a wintry Vencice. But then we preferred a warm tea! We particularly want to thank Madalena (?) for her attentiviness and friendliness. The Palazzo is a wonderful building, we very much enjoyed our room as well as the public areas, full of history and giving you the feeling to be in an other era. Good breakfast, wide selection of food which is not always the case in Italy. Attentive service. We would like to come back some time in summer to enjoy the garden, too, which unfortunately is not possible in winter time. All together: Highly recommendable!

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Abadessa is a remarkable blend of Venetian history and personable hospitality. It was the highlight of our weekend.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Lovely palace situated centrally at the Ca´D´Oro stop. Unique atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are spacious and quiet. The breakfast buffet is good. We hope to return soon to this lovely place.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Superb Venetian Palace experience. Only comment - breakfast was described as 'rich American' but we thought it more like 'sweet continental'!

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

What a surprise! We found this gem in Venice and our stay was so pleasant. We will definitely come back and recommend to all our friends.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

A beautiful palace with a wonderful staff. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with friendliness and ultimate professionalism. The entry hall was jaw-dropping beautiful. We were exhausted upon arrival and were treated to tea, cookies, and cake in the beautiful dining area. The room was mid-range in price for the palace, and provided a view of the garden. It was perfect with antiques, Venetian glass light fixtures, and a huge wood-beamed ceiling (I caution anyone really tall -- the ceiling in this room was rather low). Next time I would stay in a 2nd floor room -- they are worth the extra cost just to come and go from off the gorgeous upstairs salon. The ceilings are higher, too, although they have plaster instead of the great beams. The host and hostess of the palace (the actual owners) were extremely friendly -- even providing a nice bottle of wine one evening before we went out to stroll the walkways of Venice. Truly a wonderful experience.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful palazzo with very welcoming, intuative and generous staff in good location to explore all parts of the city. Bathrooms small but the truely authentic decor and sense of history easily made up for this. Need to work on providing later social facilities but would definately stay again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We had a wonderful stay at Palazza Abadessa. We arrived via the canal landing from the train station - a grand way to arrive and highly recommended. The palace is beautiful, the entry hall, the garden, and the antiques, all made you feel you were in a special place. We enjoyed a glass of delicious red wine in the garden before settling into our rooms. When my friend and I arrived, although we requested that the beds be separated in our room, they were not. Instead they gave us two rooms for the price of one! Our rooms were above the dining area which had a narrow staircase but was charming. We awoke to the smells of fresh bread baking. The best breakfast (fresh breads, and fresh cut fruit) we had in all 3 locations we stayed in Italy. The hotel had many guidebooks available for use including the one I had brought along. Suggestion - check with the hotel and save yourself the extra weight in your baggage. We got totally lost in Venice but I believe that is a part of its charm. I would definitely return to this hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

This was truely a fabulous Hotel and I would highly recommend it to my friends and family. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, they made our holiday. Have no complaints only that there was work going on at the hotel and maybe we should have been informed before we arrived. However it was a fabulous hotel and would definately go back.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We loved the Palazzo. From the first moment we arrived, the staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. The garden and house are exquisite. There is a beautiful breakfast every morning and tea/croissants served throughout the day. We truly felt that we were standing at a grand palace. I have already recommended to friends.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

ein sehr privates, kleines, extem liebevoll eingerichtetes Hotel, kann den Service eines großen 4 Sterne Hotels nicht bieten aber verfügt über eine unerwartete und für Venedig extrem außergewöhnliche Wärme & Freundlichkeit die einem vor und nach langen Tagesmärschen quer durch die Stadt sehr wohl tut und in angenehmer Ruhiglage außerhalb der lärmenden Touristenströme träumen lässt. wirklich sehr zu empfehlen!!!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

What a fantasic plasce to stay. We arrived, as suggested by water taxi (80 Euro's) to be met by the delightful owners who led us to their beautiful garden and provided us with sparking white wine. The genuine warmth of our welcome continued throughout our stay. I cannot praise enough this wonderful hotel and it's contribution to what was a magical couple of days in this fantastic city - we intend to return.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

An excellent welcome at the hotel upon our arrival and a very enjoyable stay. Hosts were very helpful and hospitable throughout our visit. The hotel’s garden is certainly an asset, there are not many places in Venice to sit and enjoy some quiet refreshment. The hotel’s location is good as it is a short walk from a water-bus stop, and a pleasant walk, or waterbus ride, to Pizza S. Marco. So a good location. A hotel I will certainly recommend.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

I think everybody knows that if he is travelling to venice, prices are really high. But I was surprised to find an excellent hotel in the heart of the city with a really friendly service at an fair price. The Palazzo Abadessa is a beautiful 4 star hotel wich I recommended so far to everybody of my family and friends. So if you are looking for a couple of perfect romantic days in venice - the palazzo abadessa is a good point to start with.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Staff was excellent, as was the breakfast in delightful garden. Our only complaint was the difficulty in locating. When one finally locates the tiny street it looks like a short deadend alley coming from the taxi station. Perhaps it would help if you supplied written directions from the water taxi station at Ca'Oro to supplement your map.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Palais somptueux ayant appartenu à un doge... Très bon acceuil, très bon contact avec les maitres des lieux (toujours prêts à donner de bons conseils pour l'exploration de la ville) Personnel très agréable et serviable. Petit déjeuner complet Attention : le départ de l'hotel est très difficile tellement on s'y sent bien.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The Palazzo Abbadessa was the highlight of our stay in Venice, and even in Italy. Our suite of rooms exceeded our dreams with their new damask-covered walls and chairs and curtains, oriental carpets, excellent floors and soundproofing and new baths all set within a solid ancient Palace with a beautiful garden. We wish we had planned to stay longer than two nights. The shimmering light shining into the breakfast/dining area is very memorable. Received the perfect attention we needed. Loved it and would love to return.

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Dog and human Poo on path to hotel for days! They should clean that up! Look out for the owner, his looks are very angry towards weary guests entering his musem-like hotel. Poor air conditioning. Floor not ceaned well from previous guests, I cut my foot on broken glass. Enjoyable breakfast and garden. Not very easy to find. Morning kitchen noise, and a shared pretty window with the front desk made it feel a little unprivate. Can they hear us? We can hear them. If you want to pay for staying in a museum then the 300euros are ok. Book directally through the hotel for a 10% discount. Book through this site loose the discount.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Very hospitable, friendly and helpful. Beautiful rooms and house.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

A real treasure.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

SE TRATA DE UN HOTEL FUERA DE LO CONVENCIONAL.UN AUTENTICO PALACIO, EN EL QUE TODA LA DECORACIÓN PARECE FORMAR UN AMBIENTE DE PELICULA SIN RESULTAR ARTIFICIAL.EL DESAYUNO EN EL JARDÍN ES MARAVILLOSO Y DE CALIDAD.Y EL TRATO DE LOS PROPIETARIOS Y TRABAJADORES ES MUY AMIGABLE Y FAMILIAR.LA PARADA DE VAPORETTO CA DÓRO ESTA A 2 PASOS Y LLEGAS EN UN MOMENTO A CUALQUIER LADO.ESTA ZONA ESTA MUY BIEN YA QUE QUEDA FUERA DEL RIO DEE TURISTAS , ENCONTRANDO EN EL AREA BARES DE "TAPEO" A LOS QUE VAN AUTENTICOS VENECIANOS. EL JARDIN ES IDEAL PARA DESCONECTAR DE LA JORNADA AGOTADORA (AUN RECUERDO ESA BOTELLA DE PROSECCO) ES COMO ESTAR AISLADO DEL RUIDO Y LA GENTE.VOLVERIA A REPETIR? SEGURO QUE SI. ALTAMENTE RECOMENDABLE.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I only had a couple of nights in Venice, but the Abadessa made it all worth it. It's a very nice building and everything is clean and organized. The staff is great. An added bonus was meeting the owners. They are truly wonderful people. You'll feel like your at home.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

My family and I were thrilled with our room, it was very large and beautiful. I have stayed at a great many four and five star hotels in my lifetime and have never stayed in a better room. The hotel is well...a palace, and the staff made my wife and I fell like kings and queens.My childern were treated with great kindness and, the lavash free breakfast took my childerns needs into full consideration. This place is a must. If you are not fortunate enough to get a reservation there when visiting Venice then it should be on your list of things to see.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Luxembourg

A stunningly exquisite hotel, exclusive, quiet and sympathetically run, ideally situated one minute from the nearest water-bus stop and shops. Staff are all Italian, helpful and charming without pretence yet naturally discreet. We were truly impressed with this beautiful palazzo: it offers outstanding value for a genuine slice of Venetian history. Very highly recommended.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Beautiful hotel with a very friendly staff. I wanted to give my 8-year old daughter a feel for the history and magic of Venice and Palazzo Abadessa was the perfect place to stay.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

We had a wonderful time at this charming hotel. The staff were so welcoming and eager to help, the room clean, spacious and full of charm. This hotel added the final touch to a wonderful stay in Venice. We will be back for sure.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Could not ask for a better place to stay. Perfect location and top notch service and hospitality. Highly recommended.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was an excellent stay in a real Venetian Palazzo. The modernisation was very tastefully done. The owner and his wife were extremely welcoming and helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Wonderful. A beautiful hotel off the beaten track but well worth finding.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Absolutely georgeous hotel, fantastic and very friendly staff. Great welcoming. Room was very nice, but still a bit cramped w/ wife & 2 kids - as expected for Italy though. Price was a bit surprising (high), thought at first it was Lira;-) Would definitely return given financial resources.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

It is a beautiful hotel with an excellent service. The owner couple wellcomes every guest and gives this hotel a special atmosphere. We recommended it to our friends and for sure we will come back

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly. Felt like a guest in the owners home.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We were warmly welcomed at the hotel upon our arrival. Luca, Sinora Rossi's asst. showed us to our room and the pride which they have in their hotel was evident. The hotel was all that was promised and more. A grand palace which is decorated with beautiful antiques and frescos by the students of Tinteretto, who lived nearby. Our room was both elegant and comfortable and our 2 children (ages 6 & 8 were warmly welcome). Although the location was somewhat removed from the tourist areas, we found the short trip on the vaperetto a welcome diversion. If you arrive by train, save yourself 60 euros and skip the water taxi. Instead, take the vaperetto to Ca d'oro which his about 4 stops and then a very short walk to the hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Hong Kong SAR, PRC

It feels like better than home. Malisa (the owner) and all the staff make a very special & joyful difference as I found all very welcoming and warming. Simply speaking, If I return to Venice, it is where I will stay again and again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Nice hotel and a very good crew, a warm welcome and all in all a wonderful experience in snowy Venice.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Palazzo Abadessa is truly a magnificent hotel. From the moment you enter the courtyard you are transported back to the era of Venetian opulence accompanied with the conveniences of the 21st Centruy. The staff is warm and friendly, knowledgable about Venice and their hotel. With so many choices available to the traveler, the Palazzo Abadassa makes a wise choice.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Our stay at Palazzo Abadessa was a phenomenal experience. A beautiful palazzo, warm and welcoming, exquisitely furnished, with exceptionally friendly and generous staff. Highly recommended. We will definitely be back!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

our holiday was fantastic,absolute value for money,the hotel staff were fabulous and would strongly encourage anyone visiting venice to stay here

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

A enchanting, warm, welcoming hotel that combines an air of grand serenity with genuine warmth of welcome and lack of 'stuffiness'. A little difficult to find, despite having being faxed accurate details of how to arrive by water taxi, in fact the taxi 'driver' dropped us at Ca d'Oro, charged us a fortune and gave us inaccurate directions. we therefore missed out on what must be a particular delight of arriving in style at the hotels impressive canal entrance rather than dragging your suitcases down a side street!! Being slightly off the beaten track was wonderful but not so isolated as to be inconvenient. The boys would have been happy to sit all day eating their way through the mouthwatering breakfast buffet. The proprietors are some of the most charming, gentle and helpful that I have met and give the imoression that you are their personal guests for whom nothing is too much trouble. Grazie mille!

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

This is a genuine venetian palazzo with public areas superbly decorated and a lovely quiet garden. Very well located nearby Ca d'oro. The welcome is family-like and the service is excellent.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Book it! you will be very happy.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very relaxed and extremely friendly - they welcome you into their home and you feel like a guest (almost part of the family), not a customer. The house is wonderful - it feels like a rather grand home, not a hotel (breakfast, but no restaurant which is good, because it forces you to eat out which is a must in Venice). The furniture is antique and beautiful with large oils lining the upstairs hall - gives it an "old small palace" atmosphere. It has one of only a few gardens in the area - really tranquil, but only a minute's walk from the hustle & bustle. 5 mins walk to Rialto Bridge and c15 min walk to St Mark's Sq. Only stayed a couple of nights, but could have stayed a lot longer!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

Very pleasant welcoming. Atmosphere particularly queute and personalized. Very charming. A four stars hotel "at home".

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is an absolute gem! The garden is an added bonus and it was a treat to be able to eat breakfast outside in such lovely surroundings. The owner and manager are both truly wonderful people and their warmth and personal attention to detail take 'customer service' to another level. It was like being welcomed into someone's home - with all the benefits of a 4 star hotel! I am already planning my return trip.

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5.5 Ordinary
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Chile

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.9 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

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Room Details

Hotel Palazzo Abadessa offers 15 guest rooms for your family-friendly holiday. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and phones during their Cannaregio visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. A turndown service is available. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Palazzo Abadessa

By car
The hotel is easy to reach from Piazzale Roma, where guests can leave their cars. Take vaporetto line 1 for around 15 minutes and get off at Ca' d'Oro stop.

By train
The hotel is 12 minutes by vaporetto line 1 from the Santa Lucia railway station.

By airplane
From Venice airport you can reach Piazzale Roma in 30 minutes by water taxi or by bus. Then follow the indications above.

Distances from Hotel Palazzo Abadessa

Ca' d'Oro - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Ca' D'Oro Waterbus - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Pescaria - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Ca'Pesaro - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Teatro Malibran - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Rialto Bridge - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Stae - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Fondamenta Nuove Marina - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Casino of Venice - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casino Vendramin-Calergi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Salvador Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Scuola Grande di San Marco - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Palazzo Abadessa is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7 km / 4.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.