Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights on 6/1 -6/3 and we love, loved it. We were fortuante enough to get a lagoon view room on the opposite end of the property (stroll over and take a picture of the sun setting at dusk from the private dock). The garden here is amazing, there are 2 rabbits that are just adorable to watch mill about the garden. The staff is very helpful (Evan, Barbara come to mind) and the breakfast is fantastic and managed be a top shelf staff. The location is great and low key, and a 3minute walk to the main tourist zone. Our rooms were exactly what we had hoped and we are very much looking forward to returning.
We had the most wonderful stay at the Boscolo Venezia during our four-day visit to Venice. It was very nice to come "home" to a quiet part of the island each night. I can't say enough about the whole staff who were all so very gracious. Ivan, our hotel concierge, recommended a visit to Burano, known for it's lace making, and to dine at Trattoria da Primo. Their homemade tiramisu is light and creamy...heavenly! Edo was the very attentive bartender the evening my husband and I stopped by for cocktails at the bar. We enjoyed the little treats he brought to us to accompany our drinks -- small dishes of hazelnuts, peanuts, potato chips, olives, and small sandwich squares of tuna and mushroom. A very gracious man. Each morning during our stay we availed of the breakfast buffet which was scrumptious. I'm still trying to find a store here in the U.S. or online that sells lemon marmalade. I include here one of the views from our room. Bellissima!!
The front desk staff was very unhelpful. My family requested 4 rooms, each with 1 king bed. Three of the rooms were close together. The other room was on the opposite side of the hotel and had two twin beds. When we requested that it be moved if possible, the front desk agent said she would go downstairs and see if anything was available. She never came back, and after calling again, they never changed the room. At breakfast (which was included in the price we paid) we were told we had to pay additionally for breakfast. We explained that we even confirmed with the front desk at check-in that it was included. The hostess then made us go inside and wait 15 minutes for them to look it up in the system and confirm we had breakfast included. It was unprofessional. The hotel is about a 15-minute walk from St Mark's or a 20 minute boat ride (which is free and you just have to tell the front des in advance which time you want to go). It is in a great, quiet residential location with some great restaurants nearby. The air conditioning was good and bathroom was clean. It was good for Venice standards.
The best part about our experience with this hotel is Ivan, the concierge. Ivan was helpful, professional and gave us great suggestions about places to see and how to get there. Ivan should get 5 amazing stars! The hotel: We are Platinum Elite Marriott members and I have to say we received a very greeted welcome from the two ladies running the front desk. I cant' say this hotel is charming, although it a polite way, it has a lot of character. We booked 2 rooms for this trip. You get the feeling this hotel was last decorated and upgraded in the early 1900's. The bathrooms are in desperate need of upgrading. Your have to turn the sinks off by literally squeezing them off for the water to stop dripping. The toilet is behind the door so you can't open the bathroom door all the way, so it makes the bathroom even smaller than it already is. We had no problem with mold in our bathrooms like other viewers complained of. The shower door is a half clear door that I think is meant to be stationery, but it will move an if it's not even with the bathtub, water will go all over the floor. The carpets need to be upgraded - I don't know if it's new carpet and that's the look they are going for in the rooms, but they seem pretty thin and outdated. The light fixtures and plugs along with curtains and furniture are outdated as well. Both of our rooms faced the canal, so no complaints here about the view. We were on the first floor and could hear everything from the lobby and from the breakfast buffet in the mornings. The breakfast buffet is so ridiculously overpriced for what they offer - $25 euros! We had booked 2 rooms with 5 people and only were offered for 2 complimentary buffets, should have been offered at least 4 complimentary buffets and paid for 1. We have been staying at Starwood and Marriott hotels in Barcelona, Marseille, Nice, Rome on this month long vacation and this is the only hotel that would not honor 2 rooms/4 complimentary breakfasts. We spoke with the ladies in the front and explained both my husband and I were Platinum Elite members and they told us no. Since we all couldn't eat there without paying $75 extra, we ate elsewhere. This hotel is in a more quiet part of town, which we liked because we love to walk. This hotel is pricey, but not compared to the other Starwood and Marriott's that are in Venice. To say this is a 5 star hotel, I firmly don't agree with, I would agree with most, it's an upscale 3 at best.
I find this location to be perfect when arriving in Venice. 1st stop off the water taxi (Orto) and then walk right in to hotel! NO Bridge! Yvan was very resourceful and informative! Overall great walking distance to a lot of locations(Rialto bridge). Taxi service by the hotel to San Pablo square!
A very nice hotel away from the crowds. The staff(most notably) Philip, Pablo, Ivan, Romina and numerous others were world class and made this an excellent stay. The staff were always available to help make for a great stay. The Cannaregio district is amazing.
If you want to stay in a hotel with the old graze still intact, this is the place. The garden is fabolous. You feel as if you enter the 19th century. We have stayed here twice now, and I find the area great. it is a bit of a walk to Plaza St. Marco, but that to me is the point. getting out of the worst crowds, coming to the narrow streets where the locals enjoy themselves is great. some lovely restaurants in the area too. you can also use the compimentary shuttle boat if you dont fancy the walk. The hotel is old - this also means that the building is old and you can see it. Hallways a quirky, bathroom setup is a shower in the bath, but this to me, is part of the charm.
Stayed just one night but wish it had been longer. Our hotel was on the ground floor of the annex with the lagoon lapping our wall and our window looking over it towards Murano. So lovely and quiet and the mattress and bedding were excellent quality. The hotel is in a great location for getting to everything easily but away from the crowds- best of both worlds. Would definitely recommend.
This is truly an amazing property with a fantastic gardens on site and easy access to a water taxi stop and the hotels own private boat to main tourist areas. The hotel used to be an old embassy and the decor and such is of that age. It's very unique. If your seeking ultra modern decor and such, this is not for you, but it does have up to date amenities. The customer service was excellent throughout and the breakfast was very good. Take advantage of the free water taxis the hotel provides and use it in conjunction with a day pass to the regular water taxis. A great way to explore. Ask for a room in the Garden or a view of the lagoon. Further, ask for a higher floor if at all possible (the exception being the Garden Rooms). I will stay here again if returning to Venice!
I have mixed feelings about this hotel. As a reviewer I feel it is important to be honest without sounding picky. So I will mention the pros and cons? Pros - the grounds of the property are beautiful and the staff is excellent, great buffet breakfast, they provide a free water taxi service several times during the day to and from St. Marks square. The Cons - Rooms are very small and although they are furnished to fit with the age of the building they could use updating. We were traveling for a few weeks so we had a lot of luggage with very little room to put our suitcases. The shower had a partial door so when you showered water would get all over the floor. There were no night stands just small tables next to the bed. Also, try NOT to get a room on the first floor in the US it would be considered the second floor the reason is because the hallway is open to the lobby so it can be noisy when trying to sleep. Walls are thin so if you might hear your neighbor. I feel bad writing this but as I said before I need to be honest.
- 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 1505 reviews