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Hotel Bucintoro

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A wonderful hotel in a great location, wonderfully luxurious rooms with all the amenities you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The breakfast buffet in the morning is well stocked and gives you so many options I had to almost restrict myself so as to save room for lunch. The staff were very helpful and friendly at all times. I would recommend this hotel to anyone I knew going to Venice.

This tastefully appointed and comfortable hotel is located close to the historical sites but not in the throngs of tourists closer to the square. The interior is reminiscent of an elegant sailing ship, with beamed ceilings and brass. The view from our room was beautiful. Very good restaurants are close by, as is a station for gondola rides. The staff is friendly and helpful, and concierge Gian Maria gave us very good restaurant recommendations. Definitely recommend.

We stayed a few nights for our honeymoon and everything was great. The staff was amazing. Hotel is close enough to main attractions without being in the thick of everything. We had a great trip and would stay at hotel bucintoro again. Highly recommend.

Well what can I say. Great hotel - perfect location and so beautifully designed. A real feeling of luxury. Do not be put off about the lack of restaurant a number of amazing restaurants are within a minutes walk. a perfect choice for Venice.

Great small boutique hotel. Super location, close enough to all the sites, far enough for a more local experience. Lovely breakfast. Superb views across the lagoon to San Marco. Friendly attentive service

You have read the other reviews. The location is perfect, particularly if you are going to the Biennale, the rooms are spotless and very functional, the views are amazing, breakfast is very good. But that is not what makes a great hotel. In the end only the staff can do that, and this hotel has a great staff, down to every person I came in contact with. Let me tell you a story that illustrates my point: When I checked into the hotel I was warmly greeted by Stefano who made me feel immediately at home. I got checked into my room at 11 AM, well before check-in time. The room was perfect. All of that is evidence of a well run hotel... but then a friend of mine, who I was going to help move her bags to her temp. apartment arrived. Within a few minutes she discovered that she had left her passport at her last hotel, which was near the airport. While I was upstairs Stefano had already spun into action. He asked her if she was alright, when he heard about the problem he immediately called the hotel to check that it actually was there (it was, along with her apartment keys :-}). When I came down stairs and heard what was going on I called a couple of people I knew were not that far from her hotel, but none was able to pick-up the passport and keys and get it to Venice before she expected to need to leave. Once again Stefano spoke-up, he lives near that hotel but would not be back to work soon enough, but he knew another colleague who worked at a different hotel who was coming in tonight and lived near the hotel with the passport too. Within minutes he had called his colleague, arranged for the pickup, talked to the other hotel's staff, made sure we had the information about how to meet up. By 11pm, less then 12 hours after the problem was discovered, my friend was reunited with her passport and keys by Giorgio. What could have been a painful experience that could have ruined a whole day became painless and smooth. We instead we had a lovely day just hanging out in Venice and having dinner with friends, then meet-up with Giorgio. What could have been a pain was barely even an inconvenience. And at no point did either ask to be compensated (though what would it say about us if we did not show our appreciation?). Through out this process Stefano was charming and cheerful. He made it clear that she was not the first person to have left her passport at the last hotel. He was calming and constantly helpful and resourceful. And remember she was not a customer, she was just meeting up with me. It did not matter to Stefano or Giorgio, she was a person who needed help and they did not think twice about doing what they could. Someone else might have just stood by, or only taken action if asked. But Stefano knew he could help and did not pause for a second to do it. You can spend a fortune and not get this type of service. But at the Hotel Bucintoro it seems clear that people come first. You see it in the service, in how happy and helpful the staff is. And how well executed everything is. Yes, stay here because it has location and quality and views. But in the end, with this staff I would stay here if it had none of those, because I know this team would always make it a pleasure.

I had a great time during my stay at hotel Bucintoro. Very friendly staff and a Breathing taking sunset view from my window. Near St Marcos basilica and restaurants. Nice rooms and I love the furniture style.

The location of this hotel could not be better, a maximum of 10 minute walk to St Marks Square (depends on how fast you walk!). The vapporetto stop is just over the bridge (2 minutes walk, if that). We stayed here during the recent heat wave (33°+), but the air conditioning was just 'divine'! The views are stunning across the Lagoon a real feast for the eyes - so many different things to see. We stayed here for 7 nights (room 403) and it was absolutely amazing. The warm, friendly welcome from the reception team, every time you entered or left the hotel was wonderful - Stefano, Gian Carlo and Gian Maria was always a delight. The Concierge, Murad so attentive. He brought us wine/water almost every afternoon whilst we relaxed and enjoyed the views sitting outside. (Is my yacht still waiting for me Murad?!!!!!!) The house keeping - well where do I begin? The hotel was 'SPOTLESS'. Even the handrails on the stairs! Our room was beautifully presented every day and even our night wear was so beautifully laid out for us. It is the little touches that went such a long way in making the stay so wonderful. Thank you Edith for the insect repellent spray - it did the trick! Rina and the catering team really made breakfast a joyful occasion. The little doughnuts were delicious, the fresh fruit gorgeous and the selection of sweet and savoury just perfect. OK, I know I am gushing - but there is a lot to 'gush' about! Stefano - my husband has a very happy wife! Really - do not sit and consider this hotel - just book it! We will definitely be returning to 'a little piece of heaven in Venice'!

I stayed here two weekends, wrapping a trip I was taking to Northern Italy/Dolomites. This hotel was recommended to me by friends who had lived in Venice and had also stayed here, and it lived up to every promise. Well situated off the crazy tourist area, but within seven minute walk to Piazza San Marco and a host of other good restaurants, shopping, etc. The views, in the am and at sunset, are spectacular. Also a two minute walk to the less crowded Arsenale stop which can get you almost anywhere without transfer. The weather was clear but super hot so the air conditioning was appreciated! The rooms themselves are spacious, well appointed and have great bathrooms, which I always look for. Lovely breakfast with views. Staff was very helpful even before arrival in ensuring I had what I need - because it's a smaller property, you're not lost in a crowd. Looking forward to my next trip!

This hotel is charming, quaint and quiet. It is towards the end of the main area, only about 5 minute walk to St. Mark's, and with spectacular views. We were fortunate enough to have the room way at the top, with a porthole window and a private terrace, almost penthouse like. The porthole itself had a breathtaking view, day/night. The feel of being on a boat without the the motion of the water was divine. The breakfast buffet is a little smaller than we are used to, but it had all the basics, and some extras, ie the yummy spinach/cheese pastry, just enough to not overdo it! The air conditioner worked like a charm. There were only two issues that they might consider changing: the water pressure was wonky, I learned to shower in under 1 minute as the water seemed to cut off (timer maybe?), even the sink seemed to struggle for pressure; and the Roberto Cavalli(sp?) shampoos/conditioners/lotions smell masculine, and as a woman, not a big plus for me. But the delightful room more than made it easy to overlook these minor issues.

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

Junior Suite, Canal View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double Room, Canal View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Run of the House (assigned at check-in)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1325 reviews