Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection5.0 out of 5.0
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This hotel is located a few minutes walk from the main connection between the bus/train terminal and St Marks Square. It is well worth the little walk over a few bridges to reach. In addition to the quiet location, they have a great staff and the breakfast was fantastic. Further, they offered a shuttle boat that went to St Marks Square a couple of times a day as well as a boat to take guests to Murano Island for a tour of a glass factory / showroom. If you have never been to Venice, please note that the entire area after the bus/train station is pedestrian-only (except for the boats in the canals). It is a great change of pace from having to avoid traffic in most cities. This hotel made for a great base and allowed us to try out a couple of shops that were not on the tourist trails (and not even on TripAdvisor).
The most beautiful hotel inside and out that I have ever been to. The grounds were gorgeous, with a beautiful garden towards the back. Top notch customer service. Amazing Relaxing private spa session with Turkish bath, Sauna and Steam room. Breakfast was magnificent with all kinds of food imaginable to include mimosas. Great water taxi service.
This hotel was a dream! I was hesitant when my husband booked it because it seamed so far from the heart of Venice but it ended up being the perfect location!! We loved how quite the area was. But it was also a beautiful 20-30 min walk to San Marco which I loved every bit of seeing the charm of the city. The hotel is also conveniently located to a docking station which we caught a boat to Burano. Our room was small but very nice. And our view from our room was something of a postcard!
Un accueil très professionnel, une architecture vénitienne typique (avant d'être transformé en hôtel de luxe, le bâtiment abritait l'ambassade de France), une décoration soignée et un service impeccable font du Boscolo Venezia Autograph Collection un havre de paix idéal pour profiter de Venise. Les chambres sont luxueuses et très confortables et le quartier du Cannaregio a une ambiance vénitienne authentique, loin du tourisme de masse / A fully professional reception staff, a typical Venitian architecture (before being turned into a luxury hotel, the building hosted the French Embassy), a delicate decoration and a perfect service contribute to make the Boscolo Venezia Autograph Collection the right peaceful place for a successful stay in Venice. The bedrooms are luxury designed and comfortable and the Cannaregio district in which the hotel is located provides us with a real Venitian atmosphere, far away from places for mass tourism
After one night in a mediocre junior suite, changed rooms to a third floor junior suite looking towards the sea for six nights. Wonderful room, view of the gardens and sea. Breakfast more than adequate. Kind staff, especially Barbara at the Reception. The spa is minimal. The location is quiet and amazingly close to everything.
Well, if you are planning to spend the last day and night of the year somewhere, Venice is certainly the place to be but of course, any other day of the year will do it as well. This hotel is fantastic with a lobby that looks like an art gallery and an amazing private garden, the largest and oldest in the city. It is situated in the Madonna dell'Orto district, a picturesque area of Venice approx. 15 minutes walking distance from the train station. The rooms are spacious and come with all the necessary amenities. Please ask for the villa inside the garden and have a great time!
Was welcomed warmly at check in and given a room at the end of the hotel near the dock. the room was on the first floor. We immediately dropped the bags off and left without examination. once we had returned to the room I began looking around and noticed the room was extremely worn and dirty. (cobwebs, dead insects everywhere, mold, and broken items) It was not to the quality of what I would have expected from the establishment. I asked for another room but was informed they were full and that they would have to move me in the morning. The following morning I expressed my displeasure with the room and the fact it was barely habitable and they decided to give me an upgrade to the presidential suite. I said thank you but it did not excuse the fact that we were stuck in the room given and could not even use the other room until about 2 pm. I had to exchange several emails before they refunded me the first night. Breakfast was average for a hotel. I found the Boscolo Prague better. The other room provided was much better and was exactly what I would expect in a hotel of this caliber.
In terms of its physical attributes, The Boscolo Venezia is the nicest, top-of-the-line Marriott property in Venice (except the JW, which is out on its own island). The lobby is pretty and attracctive. It is not huge high-ceiling, grand affair - but it is classy. It's lobby is not as fancy as the Boscolo Exedra Roma, for example, which really could pass for a Ritz Carlton or JW property. But Venecian Murano Sconces and Chandeliers everywhere (probably 20 throughout the main area), lots of characer. The rooms and bathrooms are nice, but there is a bit of the "old palace" feel to it (imagine a wall that has the feel of a partially renovated fresco). It's a bit unusual. There is a key-entry (rather than card) to the room, not sure if this is to maintain character of the hotel. We dropped it off at the front desk each morning, so you don't have to worry about carrying it. The breakfast area is fine, although we were put at a table in the lobby each morning, which was not as cosy as I suspect the breakfast room might be beter. The main reason I would recommend this property is because of the location. This might seeem a strange thing to say because it is a good half-hour walk from San Marco Square. But the walk into San Marco was our favorite part of the day, because the local neighborhood of the hotel has no tourists and its really just a quiet, beautiful part of the city. When we reached the hords of tourists in San Marco, we realized what a gem of a hotel we had. We were there in the cold of winter, so I imagine the walk would be even more pleasant when the whether was fine. Our young kids didn't complain about the walk, either. With all the canals and bridges and cobblestone alleys, its more of a sightseeing adventure, so they didn't notice it as a walk to the city-center. Also, if you end up heading the Lagoon (we didn't as we only had 2 days), the hotel is perfectly situated for Murano/Burano/Torcello... either as a private tour or a short walk to the public Vaporetto (water bus 5 min from hotel will take you straight to the islands). In terms of service, it is lovely. Everybody is very nice, everybody speaks English and Italian perfectly, and everybody is extremely helpful and professional. It is exactly what you would expect at a 5 star resort and then some (because of the language skills, you really are spoiled as an English speaker. Marriott is very good at handling food allergies. They understand it and they accomodate it well. This property is capable of handling your allergies, and as celiacs we would go back. The hotel offers a custom-prepared hot dish (many choices of eggs, omlets, bacon, sausage) to complitment the tons of food on the breakfaust buffet that is gluten free. The bread is on a separate table from everything else, so cross-contamination does not seem to be a problem. They have eggs, fruits, bacon, cured meats, juices, yogurts, and much much more. The Boscolo Venezia also offers at breakfast a great, very nice selection of gluten-free breads and snacks - all individually packaged, to accompany your breakfast. Yummy!! Also, my Marriott profile specifies high floor room, but we were given a room on the second floor and in the back (no view at all). No upgrade for Platinum status either. Surprising because it was not summer high season. Our room was very quiet and peaceful. Again, the walls (looking like they had areas where there was no paint, as if they were needing renovation) were a bit odd. Particularly on the top level of the room the effect of the wall finishing (or unfinishing) was quite offputting. I put the kids up there on the top level and never went up there, since I didn't want to look at it. The kids didn't notice or care! :) I get the idea of what they hotel is trying to achieve, they are trying to maintain the character of the historic palace with fading frescos, but it didn't quite work. Also, although they don't do adjoining rooms (old hotel doesn't have any!), they are able to set families up with one room that comfortably accomodates 4 people! Our family had a room with two floor: bottom floor king bed and 2 twin beds on the top floor. I couldn't find this option on the website, I recommend emailing (or calling Marriott) to sort it out. It would be a little better to have 2 bathrooms, but it still worked fine. I would definitely recommend this property, we were happy and would return!
Traveled over Christmas week 2017. Hotel was superb. Former palace with classic rooms right on a canal. Staff was professional and friendly. Shuttle to/from St Marks.Far enough from the crowds but close enough to walk most anywhere. Would stay there again.
Weekend stay using Marriot Points (Autograph Collection). Classic old hotel. Nice lobby and rooms although hallway to room a bit bruised and ready for a little paint. Cannot comment on spa which we unfortunately learnt at last moment was closed for renovation. Breakfast (which was included as a Gold Member) was excellent. Did have a snafu with the shuttle boat. We had called and booked shuttle back from St. Marcos. Found their sign at dock across from gate of royal gardens from well before until well after appointed time. Called and were told it had been and gone. After taking water bus back, Desk staff assured us they'd get to the bottom of it but never got back to us. We concluded boat was at a slip further down the dock and not next to their sign - if so their sign at the entrance to the dock really needs an arrow pointing further down. While located a bit of a distance from city center, it is actually a great location to get a little off the main tourist path yet easy walking to several great and inexpensive local restaurants - try Birrezia Zambon or Cantina Aziende Agricola both 5 mins walk. Both excellent. Also perfectly located for water uses to Burano and Torcello both worth visiting. Had dinner one night at hotel also, excellent but very much overpriced. In summary, hotel is fine, location excellent, but service not quite up to that of the better Marriotts or a JW. Skip the restaurant and explore the much more reasonable local establishments. While I'd stay here again because we can do so using points and we loved the local area, if paying out of pocket could probably do better for the same published room rates.
- Walking distance to Ca' d'Oro
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Cannaregio within a short walk of Ca' d'Oro, Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Rialto Bridge. This 66-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Venice, the hotel is also near St. Mark's Basilica and Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo.
In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.
Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection's 66 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bidets. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.
A full-service spa, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection. Transportation is made easy with an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 3 meeting rooms, express check-in, and express check-out.
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77% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1654 reviews