Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection5.0 out of 5.0
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The Boscolo accommodations were far from over the top as the price would reflect. After getting my second room, the stay became very enjoyable. The staff was exceptionally helpful when I mentioned the room was not what I paid for. Not an argument or even the slightest but as they set out to ensure my stay would get on track for our three day stay. The hotel is on the quiet side of Venice if there is such a place. There are several smaller local restaurants a short jaunt from the hotel. Our preferred type of place to eat. The Boscolo's free water taxi gets you to the main attractions with ease and in style, although it is only a 15 to 30 min walk to just about everything from the Train station to St. Marks Square. If you are heading to the square add a few minutes to your travels and enjoy the boat trip around the island versus walking, and work your way back toward the hotel for an enjoyable day. The hotel had several other great factors. Daily breakfast in the main lobby was amazing. It was included in our stay and was worth the additional cost. The concierge took the time to set up tours of attractions and gave us a timeline which worked out well. Had we not gone through the concierge we would have wasted the afternoon due to St Marks being closed for a presidential visit. He also set up a free trip over to see the Murano Glass factory. Finally, if you have the time spend the afternoon just walking around the gardens paths. There are several statues, a grotto, fountains, and a bridge all well laid out for walk around the grounds.
This was my first visit to Venice and I talked to a lot of friends who have visited the city, everyone had different hotel recommendations. After reviewing many on TA, I picked Boscolo Venezia based on the reviews and my Marriott Platinum status. I was traveling with my College age daughter. We arrived Marco Airport around 9 pm and was at the hotel at about 10:30, we took the public transportation boat from the airport and easily found the hotel a couple minute walk from the Orto stop. We were warmly greeted upon our arrival. We had an excellent room overlooking the garden (a must walk through!). Breakfast was excellent each morning. The hotel gave 2 great local dinner restaurant recommendations. Thank you Phillip!! We took the hotel free shuttle one day into town, the first day it was sold out the time we wanted it. If you know what time you want it, I'd suggest to book ahead. It wasn't that big of an issue to walk..but as everyone knows...it's easy to get lost in Venice. We also used the spa the last day before we departed, Elizabeth (sp) was excellent! She knows how to treat a body that has been walking through Venice! We took a private water taxi back to the airport. Overall I was very pleased with our stay and the great service the property supplied to us, thanks for making our Venice trip a remarkable experience.
We stayed at the Boscolo for three nights at the end of October, the initial impressions were good, we dined their the first night. The meal was both disappointing and expensive, we did not eat their again other than breakfast, bacon and eggs but not as you know it, again rather expensive and not overly impressive, the continental version was good. Nice large rooms, however, air con non functional, apparently been switched onto winter, therefore we had only two settings, "hot or off", seeing as it was not cold the rooms were uncomfortably hot. Sorry still moaning, the plumbing is random, the worse kind of shower hot then cold and very difficult to find a mid point. A lovely old building, interesting decor and fantastic gardens also the Boscolo is well located, St Marks a 15 min walk and the water bus around the corner. Good staff, polite, friendly and helpful. To surmise, we will no doubt return to Venice at some stage as it's a great and totally unique city but would NOT stay at the Boscolo again.
Stayed here for 1 night. Rooms clean, Staff helpful and courteous and service excellent. very enjoyable stay would stay here again. So relaxing right on a canal with lots of boats going past all the time. beautiful
Pro: - The staff at the hotel were very friendly and accomodating. - The breakfast was wonderful, well prepared, extensive and tasty. - The rooms and hotel are decorated superbly. One of a kind. - Located in a nice quiet are not to far from Rialto etc. - Excellent free shuttle service. - Great gardens. Cons: - The shower did not work. Red hot / ice cold. Beware I feel it could be dangerous. The hotel were aware of this, whilst I understand it is an old building with perks, it is simply not five star. - The windows rattled a lot in the night making it quite hard to sleep. - I personally found the pillows quite uncomfortable (very subjective though) - I didn't really like the yoga class in the lobby outside my room which I wasn't told about and felt a bit awkward nearly walking into. - The lifts are a little scary (but this is part of the charm of an old building and I was happy to hop up the stairs) All in all a beautiful hotel and well worth a stay, however I just can't award more that 3 unless I have a great nights sleep and facilitates that deserve top ratings.
There is no two ways about it, this hotel is past it's best. I know that it is an historic building, but that is no excuse for the fixtures and fittings to be 19th Century. Our first room was on the first floor and whilst dated looked OK. It was however very hot (28 degrees) and I couldn't get the air con to blow any cool air. When I contacted reception they advised that the air con had been switched off as it was cold weather now!! A supposed five star hotel switching the air con off to save money???? I'm sorry but when I stay in a five star hotel I expect to be able to choose whether to have a cool room or not, and 28 degrees is just uncomfortably warm for us. They could not change the room that night as they were fully booked, but that they would look at it the day after, which they did. That night was very uncomfortable, especially as we had been warned not to open the windows due to mosquitos! Our second room (on the second floor) was much cooler and was fine, though everything again was very dated. You should also note that over the weekend we heard three other guests complaining at reception about their rooms, and demanding to be switched. They desperately need a refit, and to leave the cir con system on for the guests comfort! Those are the negatives but there are also positives about the hotel. The location is good. Its in a lovely quiet area but only 5/10 minutes walk to busy squares/restaurants etc. Free shuttle to St Marks Square as well. The restaurant was very small and limited but the food was fine, and they do also have a good bar menu.The breakfast was also very good. The main positive about this hotel however (and the only reason I would consider staying there again) is the staff. They are exemplary. Some of the best, most helpful and courteous staff I have ever come across, and I've stayed in some very good hotels. They are an absolute credit to the hotel manager and the Boscolo group. The group should give the place a refit, and provide a hotel the staff deserve
We stayed at this charming historic hotel in 2016 and enjoyed it so much that we returned a year later when visiting Venice again. Convenient for the airport as being the first stop on the water bus, it is also only a short walk to the Valporetto stop on the Grand Canal. The hotel also offers transport to St Mark's Square at certain times, if booked in advance and a trip to the Murano glass factory. We had a good room on the second floor of the main building, reached through some of the historic spaces in the former palazzo where there was art on display. The bedroom and bathroom were excellent with only two quibbles. First, the hotel needs to respond to the changing needs of guests and up its game with regards to more power or USB socket provision, which could easily be solved with an elegant adaptor on the desk. Second, for some reason, our fixed shower lacked power, compensated for by the hand-held shower which was the opposite. Towels were changed daily and the room was serviced in the evening before bed. We had two great dinners in the restaurant, which we really enjoyed and had a few drinks in the bar, where the service was excellent. All the staff were friendly and helpful, giving advice and guidance on any questions we had. The internet is free - hooray!
This hotel is a hotel in a 300 year old Palaza that has all the old world charm of Venice but is not a cookie-cutter hotel like some of the hotels in some chains we have stayed out. It has magnificent Murano glass chandeliers and light fixtures throughout. It is the only hotel we have been to that also has a beautiful and well-kept garden and resident cat. It is accessed by water taxi or hotel shuttle or from the public pier nearby. We enjoyed going to St Mark's on the shuttle boat and it is the first time we have arrived at a hotel in a water taxi and left for the airport in a water taxi. Venice is the only place this can happen. The staff at the hotel are very pleasant and helpful and great assets to the hotel. There was Claudio at reception. He appeared to spend a lot of time helping guests to and from a variety of destinations in Venice. The concierge was Ivan and he was particularly helpful in making our shuttle reservations and arranging our Grand Canal tour. The food at the Restaurant for breakfast was extensive and had some very Italian specialities like Parma ham. The restaurant in the evening offered a good range of food and the staff were excellent. I was particularly impressed with the high level skills of Samuel the maitre de and Bane the waiter in dealing capably with a variety of hotel residents that used the hotel restaurant. Bane was also able to arrange for an off menu seafood dish that the restaurant serves to locals. Christiana the intern (her name tag says Christiana Staff which was somewhat puzzling) was also very helpful during our stay. We stayed in October and this is quieter than peak season. In peak season the number of visitors in Venice is extreme. You will get more from your stay at the Boscolo if you take advantage of the shuttle to St Marks and go for walks across the canals towards St Marks as there are a range of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the Boscolo.
This is a smaller 17th Century Palaza which has been wonderfully adopted as a hotel, retaining the old world flavor of Venice. It boasts the largest private garden in Venice, which provides a peaceful and serene escape from the bustle of Venice at the end of the day's touring. The hotel is a bit of a walk through the residential neighborhoods, but that is part of the charm. Take your time and wander the narrow paths and enjoy the quaint and traditional feel of Venice with every step. This hotel is ideal for longer stays, as it is away from the pressing crowds on the tourist tracks, which gives you evening quietude, but makes it tougher to just step out for a quick shopping venture or stroll among restaurant options. Be intentional in your plans, and use the excellent concierge services to help you plan. This is not "modern Venice" -but a wonderful step back in time.
This is a Marriott chain signature hotel in Cannaregio with a 300 year history a beautiful interior and quiet well tended garden overlooking the Venice lagoon (near Madonna Del Orto vaporetta stop). And you definitely get what you pay for. Trouble is what one considers as basic comforts and available incluso at other less fashionable hotels you would pay for here. For example Marriott could provide an inclusive breakfast - instead of being asked if I was willing to pay an addional 35E per person. And I shouldn't have to remind the concierge to place shampoo or body wash in my room. Its a stunning g place and I am enjoying my return visit here - but should remember that most people want a good stay, a light breakfast and to explore this ancient island. If they took care of simp!e things I wouiwouild have been tempted to join the frequent guest club or eat it.
- 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 1618 reviews