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Hotel Bucintoro

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel Bucintoro, on the Riva di Schiavoni near the Arsenale was a perfect place to stay in Venice, comfortable, friendly and with great views. Close to many of the great sights of Venice and to the Vaporetto stop for the rest. Highly recommended

I would like to compliment the hotel Bucintoro and it's staff for an excellent stay. The staff were exemplary in all aspects. The hotel position was also excellent, with all major attractions within walking distance. We would not hesitate in revisiting the hotel, which we actually intend to on the near future. Kindest regards, and well done. M.Woods.

If one is looking for a small, intimate hotel overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice and steps away from Arsenale and Giardini, the two major sites of the Venice Biennale, look no further. And the rates are good value! The room (small suite) we stayed in overlooked the canal, great for people watching. It was very comfortable, with all the amenities one would expect of a 5-Star property and a mattress just right in firmness. The decor could be described as Venetian Nautical, down to the hall lights designed as port windows. The breakfast room, normally the hotel bar, is also intimate, serving a good breakfast selection with boiled eggs, meats and cheese, lots of cakes and pastries, fruit, and vegetables. Service was always helpful and prompt, with a smile by a delightful Filipino lady. Finally, the front desk was staffed with very helpful people, who gave us very good recommendations for nearby restaurants such as Il Covo and Corte Sconta, which proved delicious with good wine lists. Most surprisingly, the same totally buttoned down Italian lady at reception who gave us these recommendations also spoke excellent Mandarin (putonghua), which gave us, coming from Hong Kong, an extra sense of welcome. Absolutely 5-Star experience, and we'll be back for the next Biennale.

We were in Venice for 2 nights following my completion of the Haute Route Dolomites. Hotel Bucintoro was recommended to us by friends who'd stayed there the year before. The location is only 100 meters from the taxi stop and in a fantastic location. We were greeted by a lovely man at the front desk, I apologize for not recalling his name, and that set the tone for our stay. Fantastic service, great dining suggestions and an amazing view, is the way to experience Venice.

Bucintoro is beautifully designed, it feels like a luxury yacht. Perfect location wonderful views. The staff were most helpful and friendly, reception staff always did their best to make your stay as you, the guest wanted. Service and food at breakfast very high quality. It was a joy to have stayed there.

Very nice place to stay for family. Location to historical site is walking distance only. The breakfast also good enough and it also located close to restaurants so i could have plenty of option during my stay.

Very pleasant hotel experience and a great location for exploring Venice and islands. Great view from corner side rooms at front. Good value for B&B, the breakfast bar was reasonably substantial for choice in a relaxed area. Second time at hotel and would generally recommend.

Great experience, view and food! Take the water taxi should be about $8 euro each way from the train. Walking distance to most attractions. We were able to see and do most things within a day. Felt like staying on a luxury yacht.

Wonderful stay in this beautiful nautical style hotel just off Arsenale stop (vaporetto and Alilaguna) Just one bridge to cross with luggage (ramp) Walking distance to San Marco (10 min) but away from the tour groups and crowds. Lovely views over to Maggiori and Salute. Room neat and clean with luxurious bathroom. Tray with kettle and tea/coffee was a nice touch. Staff extremely friendly and effective. Breakfast more than enough with fresh fruit, pasteries, cold cuts and cheeses. Will surely stay there again!

We stayed at Hotel Bucintoro when we were in Naples for the Biennale in June, 2017. What a wonderful place! When we arrived all worn out and hungry from travel, we were sent to a local family restaurant to get us on our feet. When we needed directions, we were carefully told how to make our way. When we entered the hotel, we were always greeted. We loved feeling as if we were staying on a yacht while looking out over the canals from our windows. The hotel is really convenient and clean and the breakfast is really good.

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 1514 reviews