Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection5.0 out of 5.0
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We loved our stay at this traditional venetian hotel. Most people may find this hotel too traditional or "old", but I think its a good hotel to experience a true venetian building/design. It was very close to the train station--- about 15 min walk. Also it was very close to dell' Orto waterbus stop for both alilaguna and ACTV. It was far enough from the busy San Marco square where you can return to your hotel and not be around too many tourists. Love how they had a complimentary shuttle to Murano and to San Marco. They upgraded us to have the room with the view of the lagoon. Although we did not watch TV as much, we did notice only news was broadcast on every channel. Wish they had some other channels in English that we can watch. Another downside was that the bathroom was small. Difficult to maneuver around. Insider tip--- two bridges over and to your right--- I have forgotten the name of the restaurant, but you will notice around evening time that it is always busy. We did not get to try it but do recommend for these restaurants near this hotel that they appear to serve more locals than tourists and highly recommend you make a reservations for these restaurants-- esp in high season like July/ August. Also, bring mosquito repellent!
The air conditioning was great, really great. It was so hot while we were there, the AC was truly a blessing. The garden is beautiful and the complimentary boat ride to St. Marks Square was used several times. We slept well and awoke to a lovely breakfast in the garden. The staff was excellent and caring. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
I left this hotel but I left my soul and heart over there. The rooms, service and food are all beyond comparison. I will miss the hotel and most importantly the service I got from all the people over there.
A little late submitting my review, but this was my introduction to the Boscolo section of the Marriott Hotel chain, and I was perfectly impressed. The hotel is away form the tourists crowds, which is great after a long day of exploring. It has the only private gardens in the city, and they are simply beautiful. The staff were all friendly, courteous, and ever-ready to assist with anything I needed. The hotel also has a shuttle service to take you to San Marco Square. On my second day there, because a wedding was taking place in the gardens and I couldn't go through the back, I was greeted in the front of the hotel by a private water taxi in lieu of the larger shuttle boat. What a perfect last night for a quick weekend in Venice. Once you stay with them, you won't want to experience anywhere else!
This is a lovely hidden gem, far from the madding crowd. Since Venice is so zoo-like nearer to St. Mark's square, this is one of the best qualities. The rooms were nice, although a little dark. the service is nice, and there is a stunning garden in the back. I would definitely stay here again if I had another trip planned.
Hotels in Venice seem to be overpriced and under-maintained. At Boscolo, it's a greatly historic-looking property on the northern part of the island, a short water taxi from Murano and a short walk from the Jewish Quarter. It's a good location if you want something off the beaten path in Venice, which it's hard to get off the beaten path. If you take a water taxi from San Marco or Piazzale Roma, you're going to arrive in grand fashion to the front of the hotel, but if you take the water bus from Piazzale Roma to the hotel, it'll be less grand but far cheaper. You'll have a little bit of a walk from the dock stop to the hotel, it's easy with a GPS. Once you walk in, you should be greeted by someone at the front desk to your left. The lobby isn't amazing but it gives you a great impression of this boutique hotel. The ladies at reception are all super nice with relatively thick Italian accents. It was really charming. Being a Platinum Elite at any Marriott hotel gets you perks, but this staff really makes you feel VIP. They provided plenty of information about the hotel, surrounding area, and island. Breakfast at the hotel was nice but the pigeons outside will either drive you crazy or give you a bit of entertainment. The servers are too busy when the hotel is heavily occupied. People have to wait too long to be sat because the servers are taking orders, busing tables, resetting tables, restocking food, and chasing pigeons. It's a zoo and they really do the best they can. They're super nice and friendly. There's a South African server that's simply amazing at her job. She's super professional. Apart from breakfast, we didn't eat anything else at the hotel. The restaurant dining room seemed a bit lackluster and the bar left a lot to be desired. We actually had a bad experience with the barman on our second night. We called down to see if the Confederation Cup final was on (soccer match) and after some back and forth, they said "yes, just come down". We get down there ready to watch the match and have some drinks and nobody is in there, either patron or worker. We walk over to the dining room, empty. We finally find someone "working" in the area and he said he was the barman so we ask him about the match. They don't have the channel the match is on and as we walk into the bar, I survey the area and I'm pretty sure there's not even a TV in there, which is fine, but don't tell us to "come down" to check things out if you don't even have a TV in your bar! That was our first real negative experience there. The rooms were period pieces echoing back to the 17th century so if you're into that sort of thing, you'll like it. The walls in 401 seemed to be battered by luggage and in desperate need of attention for the price you pay. The TV is super outdated for a hotel you pay so much for. The bathroom is really nice with great materials used throughout. The Boscolo bathroom products are also great. The hairdryer needs to be looked at though because the on button is stuck so as soon as it's plugged in, it starts up. I'm comparing this to another Boscolo in Prague where that crew's attention to detail is on point. When there's an issue, they react quickly but they're proactive in truth. We saw those guys touching up spots on the wall with paint and as we walked by we couldn't even see the spots they were touching up. Back to Venice, they have a nice Wellness & SPA but the best part of it is Maria. My wife and her mom got a package there and they raved about Maria. She was very professional, funny, and overall just did a great job. Most of the staff's attitude at this hotel certainly made up for some of the short comings it has. The location also fit us like a glove because we're not into the hustle and bustle of the San Marco area even though that's a must see location in Venice. Because the hotel's located on the outskirts you get good R&R, and it's a short walk to shopping, restaurants, and bars at a decent price.
My husband and I stayed there four nights last week. It was perfect! We loved being away from the hordes of tourists and experiencing a residential part of Venice. The room was large and very well appointed. The gardens are magnificent; we enjoyed a picnic lunch there one afternoon. The buffet breakfast was excellent. The staff were all very professional and warm. It was our fourth visit to Venice and we vote this the best location and hotel we've stayed at in Venice.
I can't say enough about this hotel. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and the staff go out of their way to be hospitable and helpful. Edo, our server, along with Pablo and Phillip at the front desk deserve special recognition for making our visit that much more enjoyable.
Boscolo is an excellent location on the laguna side of the island. It is away from the busy areas but not far from main attractions. The 15-20 minute walk to St. Mark's is scenic but the hotel does offer a free shuttle service. The staff is friendly and professional and go out of their way to make your stay special. The hotel has the largest private garden in Venice which is welcoming and relaxing. There is a complimentary shuttle to the glass factory on Maurano and the hotel recommended visiting Burano, which was worth it.
We stayed at the Boscolo Venicia (a Marriott resort) and had a great time in Venice. The hotel was grand in an old world setting. Close to all sites that Venice has to offer. The food in the restaurant was above average. Try the octopus salad in the restaurant, .and of course all the pizzas all over Venice. Pizza and pasta was our motto!
- 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 1523 reviews