The Bauer Palladio is a Sister Hotel to the Bauer Hotel in San Marco:
Giudecca is not a district that we would normally choose for our Venice hotel, but when the hotel happens to be the 5-star Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa, then the story is different. The Bauer Palladio is the sister hotel to the prestigious Bauer Hotel and Bauer II Palazzo across the Grand Canal in San Marco.
Staying at the Bauer Palladio
If you’re considering a stay at the Bauer Palladio, you needn’t worry about being stranded out at Giudecca as the Bauer runs their own private shuttle between the two hotels and this regular shuttle is excellent. The shuttle mooring is right in front of the hotel and there’s no problems for guests wanting to do sightseeing or shopping on the main island or even dining out in the evening. One evening when we came back from San Marco, we were the only two people on the boat and we enjoyed our very own private boat ride. Vaporetto Line 82 stops at Giudecca and if you’re partying till the wee hours of the morning, you can also catch a water taxi back here.
The Bauer was previously a 16th century convent designed by the famous Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio. Being on Giudecca, it is far away from the madding crowd of San Marco and its three gardens and huge spa centre cater to those seeking a relaxing and pampering time.
Our room 122 was very comfortable but does not have a view. We shouldn’t grumble because only four rooms have canal views – rooms 101, 110, 201 and 210 have full canal views whereas rooms 127, 129, 227 and 229 enjoy partial views. These suites come at a cost – €800 to €1,000 per night during the peak season. The service at the hotel is attentive and impeccable – very much in line with the quality of a five-star hotel.
Food at the Bauer
Tony ordered a cheese platter from the room service menu and the cheese was excellent and no more expensive than the average quality sandwich that we had at the NH Firenze in Florence. It came with very nice home-made chutney and salsa, which I’m still thinking about.
Breakfast at the hotel was very good and relaxing as well.
What we Liked about the Bauer
- Excellent and attentive service of the friendly staff
- Lovely ambience of the hotel
- The timely and frequent shuttles that run between the two Bauers.
What we Weren’t too Keen on
- The Bauer charges €20 per stay for WiFi usage. At the rates that they charge for the rooms, one would expect the WiFi to be included free. Makes for better PR as well.
- Except for a small local bar next to the hotel from which you can buy drinks, coffee and light snacks, there are no other restaurants nearby.
The Bauer Palladio is one of the top hotels in Venice and if you’re looking for a relaxing retreat, this is the place to be. You can book the Bauer Palladio Hotel Here.
Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa