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Hotel Bucintoro

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel with excellent service from staff. We enjoyed the free breakfast in the mornings and the courtesy they showed when we left our luggage in the waiting room after checking out on Saturday. The cruise line was delayed and they kindly gave us the extra time until it was time to go. They also called the water taxi for the ride to the terminal.

The location was great, far enough away from the crowds but close enough to walk to everything. We were there for the Biennale which was 2 blocks away. After seeing the crowds in St Marks and the Rialto areas, I would never stay there. From this area, if you walk East you can see those areas and if you walk West, you can wander into neighborhoods where the locals live. Stefano and the staff were helpful and friendly. We had a problem with our connection to the airport, but Stefano took care of everything. The breakfast was included and quite good and the views of the Grand Canal were beautiful and very romantic. P.S. Just a note to older tourists. Venice is all about walking. You have to walk everywhere and the bridges over the canals are all stairs. If you have mobility issues Venice may not be for you.

Convenient, beautiful and lovely , warm staff. Great Help with restaurants, printing tickets and vouchers for various exhibits, and marvelous breakfast. Staff is great, especially Stefano at the desk.

We loved this hotel. Every room has a lagoon view. You are close enough to the mail tourist sights, but away from the crowds and the noise. The surrounding Costello neighborhood has many good dining options. It's near the Arsenale water shuttle stops for easy sightseeing and airport/train transfers. Breakfast is included. No restaurant for lunch/dinner, but the breakfast room doubles as a bar and tea/coffee spot during the day and early evening. Definitely a good value in the expensive Venice hotel scene. The picture is the view from our corner room.

Lagoon-front. Stayed in Room 401, solo, for four nights, with a group. This is a smaller hotel, so don't assume you can get a room whenever you want one. Room 401 is smaller but could easily take a couple. Direct view of Doge's Palace and St. Maria della Salute, although parallel to Riva Schiavone. Second window has no view. Best room 404 and x04 line, but probably costs more. They had a direct lagoon-front view and a diagonal view of Doge's Palace and S.M.dellaS. Just far enough past tour boat dock to reduce sidewalk (Schiavone) turmoil. Saw children being walked to school every weekday. 400 feet to Biennale Arsenale, 1000 feet to Biennale Giardini. Farther but entirely walkable to San Marco. Full-height modern wood paneling everywhere, pretty large, firm beds, no need to turn sideways to walk around your room. [Very] Superior Tourist-Class 4-star traditional European hotel. That means no screens, canned orange juice, and no air conditioning. Refrigerated minibar, two free waters. Warm, charming staff with excellent English. Even the housekeepers smile and seem glad you're there. Large bathrooms with either large rain-shower stall, or a tub. Heard that tubs have high rims to step over, I had a shower. Good water temperature and constancy, if not high pressure. 8 buffet-feet of traditional continental breakfast with many good bakery sweets, if the only eggs on offer were hard-boiled. Good granola plus three other banal cereals. All FRESH fruits in the fruit salad, plus canned pears and canned apricots. euro NY Times in lounge, one computer with inkjet printer. Small and not spacious but very comfortable public spaces. Arsenale Vaporetto stop. Night clerk hit-on young female tour assistant leader! Immaculately clean. Electric bug aerators in outlets but zero odor. Slight problem with boat noise despite modern dual-pane windows. No church bells, no partiers. Group excursion, so prices not known. Really nice soaps and bathroom amenities, good quality if not luxury towels. Single rooms get full (i.e. double) allotment of towels. If you want a room with a view in Venice, this is worth considering.

This is a small, excellent hotel away from the crowds but still walkable to the sights. It's located just a 3 minute walk from the Arsenale water taxi, which we took from the airport (about an hour). We were in room 301 and had a stellar view of the Lagoon-- so beautiful. The decor is like living on a yacht--wood paneled, wood floors, storage like on a boat (but roomier), gorgeous.The bathroom is green marble with classic features and a walk-in shower and plenty of room. It's not the typical overdone Venetian style. The staff is wonderful, and breakfast is lovely--plenty of options served on hotel china, proper linens, and silver. No people coming down in pajamas here. The breakfast spot turns into a bar in the evenings, though very low-key. No restaurant when were were there in October. Wifi was strong-- good enough for taking business calls on wifi and doing work. Only drawback (minor) is that there are very few outlets. We'll be back!

Everything is 1st class. Our room overlooked the canal, rich woods and marble, and the sights as far as possible.Breakfast was more than enough to start a great day. All the staff were professional and extremely friendly. The hotel has great restaurants and wine bars within 5 minutes walk.

A vey small hotel but high quality place along the canal and 10 minute walk to San Marco square so you are not in the middle of the huge crowds. Stephano at be front desk superb and made many suggestions for dining. Arranged us a boat trip to Murano glass factory with no pressure to buy. Rooms small but clean and great water view

I brought my aunt to Venice for a short break and booked us into the Bucintoro mainly because of its location- near enough to the main sites but far enough away not to be too hectic. Despite having great reviews it totally exceeded our expectations. The views area amazing and the team without exception are incredibly helpful and went out of their way to make our stay really special. Nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is small with only 20 rooms so has a lovely boutique feel. We loved our stay and will definitely be back.

The Hotel Bucintoro has a great location near the Arsenale vaporetto stop, so it's set apart from the crowds near St Mark's, but it is still convenient to get around. We had great views of the lagoon and the St Mark's bell tower. The service was excellent. I fell ill during our stay and couldn't travel to Rome. Stefano went above and beyond in assisting us in changin our travel bookings. Even though this hotel was full, he found us a room nearby. We hope to return next time we are in Venice.

Castello 2135/A Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in Castello, Hotel Bucintoro is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as St. Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs. This 20-room, 4-star hotel has in-room conveniences like sitting areas, minibars, and coffee makers. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square are a short walk from the hotel, which is on the waterfront.


Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 20 soundproofed accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Minibars, coffee makers, and free local calls are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Hotel Bucintoro, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for EUR 110.00 per vehicle roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Classic Double Room, Canal View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, Canal View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double Room, Canal View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1373 reviews