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Hotel Palazzo Abadessa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a beautiful palazzo tucked at the end of a quiet alley on a little canal. It's full of antiques, stained glass, and opulent wall coverings, which made it feel like just the place to stay in Venice. We stayed in a room on the higher 'noble' floor with a garden view. The room was comfortable if overheated (I foolishly waited a day or two to ask them to turn down the heat in our room, which they did immediately.) The bathroom was enormous and had one of the largest sinks I've ever seen. All in all, this was a very good hotel that I'd recommend to friends. A few things to be aware of: the nicer rooms are on the higher floors, which will not be very accessible if you have trouble with stairs (of course, neither is Venice.) The coffee at breakfast was also surprisingly bad for Italy.

We came here for a wedding celebration in January - great time to come as it wasn’t too busy and we were very lucky with sun and blue skies. The hotel is a wonderful exploration of Venetian art and style. Every room is so full of character and very comfortable. All the staff were friendly and helpful - Luca personally showed us around the room and explained all the little details you usually have to work out yourself. Breakfast was great too.The hotel is in a very convenient location - quiet, yet close enough to the main sights. I had a marriage proposal there so for me the Abadessa will hold extra special memories.

Beautiful hotel, in a "palazzo" located in a quiet street in the heart of Venice, great atmosphere, delicious breakfast, super friendly staff, clean rooms. We chose a traditional room with beautiful old beams and a baroque wallpaper - and had an amazing stay in this hotel. Venice is such a stunning, unique city - the style of this hotel matched the city and staying in Palazzo Abadessa made our trip unforgettable. We will return here!

Came for a wedding and didn't want to leave! The staff (Luca in particular) couldn't have been more helpful including some great bar recommendations. The first thing you notice when you go into the hotel is the lovely smell of the gardens, and it really is an oasis of calm in what can be a bit of a busy city. It's grand, but not posh, and typically Venetian, and we loved it here. Great breakfast, lovely rooms (although be warned, it's warm, and you may need the window open to freshen up) and it's near a boat stop for the airport and everywhere else in Venice. If we're back in Venice, we'll definitely stay here again.

Great historic hotel in close proximity to the Grand canal and Rialto Bridge but in a quiet side street location away from the hustle and bustle. The room we had was exceptional and the service was perfect. Good range of quality produce for breakfast. We will definitely come back as we only had one night here.

Just an easy ferry ride from train station, no bridges to climb, just an easy walk to palazzo!! Room spacious and very clean. Breakfast was good but not exceptional. Beds a bit hard but the staff accommodated for the needs of a family of six. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed staying in Cannaregio as opposed to the more popular tourist areas. Much to our teens delight there were plenty of plugs for recharging devices. The only disappointing element was there are no tea and coffee facilities in the room. It was lovely being right on a canal. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Mainly pros: + Prosecco bottle in the room offered by the hotel (nice surprise!) + good breakfast (warm bread, cheese, charcuterie, croissants, cakes, cereals, yogurt, good coffee...) + beautiful epoque interior + located on a quiet alley but on a walking distance to everything + kind service (e.g. I was offered a nearly complete breakfast buffet at 5am on the day of my departure) Only one con: - bed and pillows were not comfortable (too hard)

This is the king of place where you may consider writing a review as it is so nice and charming that you want to keep it secret. Nevertheless you end up doing it as the staff is so nice and the place so charming. We booked a simple room that was really perfect in a super old Venice style. We got upgraded on the second night and had the nicest superior room. It a real hotel with a lot of character. Not the usual standard luxury chain hotel. Breakfast is great and again the staff is really nice.

We stayed for two nights and had a fabulous stay. Wonderful accommodations; great location; private dock; attentive, professional staff, with great recommendations. We especially enjoyed meeting Darwin, the wonderful gentleman at the front desk. We will be returning to Venice and will certainly stay here again.

Venice lodging is so expensive..... This quaint old palazzo is so charming, and an amazing garden and great breakfast, a lovely and familiar staff. If you want all the old charm this is it, it is quiet and tucked away. For just a little more money you can have a really elegant hotel in the thick of things. The choice is yours.

Calle Priuli, Cannaregio 4011 Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ca' d'Oro and Rialto Bridge
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Cannaregio, Hotel Palazzo Abadessa is adjacent to Ca' d'Oro and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Rialto Bridge. This 15-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. St. Mark's Basilica and Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo are also within a short walk.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Hotel Palazzo Abadessa's 15 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Palazzo Abadessa enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options


Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Classic Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Double Room, Ground Floor

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 798 reviews