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Hotel Palazzo Abadessa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of our Italian vacation. The location was terrific, not far from a vaporetto stop. Entering the main gate of our hotel felt like a little oasis. They had the most magnificent garden in a city that you don't see many. The staff was very friendly and treated you more like a member of the family than a guest. There are only 16 bedrooms as it was a converted Palace. Ours was small, but adequate. Our only complaint was the air conditioner couldn't keep the room cool, but to be fair it was about 90 degrees F outside and the building is quite old. The guests that stayed there were lovely. We would visit over a beautifully laid out breakfast or in the evening sitting out in the garden. I keep a travel journal, so I would take my notebook out to the garden to record my day's memory. Overall a great stay!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Palazzo Abadessa. The hotel exudes old world charm with a lovely garden in which to unwind after a busy day sightseeing in Venice. A special thank you to Darwin & Michael, the front desk staff who were so very accommodating and made our stay feel very special. We would definitely recommend this hotel to other travelers.

We loved our 2 night stay at this hotel! The staff were so friendly and helpful. Our room was gorgeous - we are a family of 4 with 2 teens. We had a King bed in the main part of the room and a loft with two twin beds (fold out chairs). I think the kid beds were less comfortable, but the King bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was up in the loft area, which is less convenient but was a very modern, large bathroom. We had plenty of space for toiletries and 4 suitcases. The main lobbies are beautiful. The breakfast is wonderful with juices, pastries, meats and cheeses. We spent as much time as possible in the courtyard. We enjoyed our complementary bottle of prosecco in the courtyard too. The location is great - we took the vaporetto to the Ca d'oro stop and it is a very short walk to the hotel. Walked easily to San Marco. We took a private water taxi to the airport and all found that to be really fun! Well worth the price. We hope to return! Would highly recommend this to couples and small families.

This was a return trip to Venice. I had visited the hotel on another trip and made a mental note to stay here for sure next trip. A very good choice if you are seeking a quiet hotel with history in every room and public areas that are museum quality. So beautiful. Cannaregio is a more residential and quiet quarter in Venice but still a great location for all the typical sightseeing. Communication with the hotel in advance was good and they carefully advised on which rooms/suites might be the best for our stay. We had a canal side room which had a nice view from the top floor but I think any room would be good. The beds are comfortable and rooms have everything you need...There was a TV which looked so out of place but I guess some guests want them. I think every room is very unique. Excellent breakfast served either in an elegant room or a garden that you will not believe. There are always fresh lilies in the entry hall and a warm welcome at reception. They will help you with anything during your stay including dinner reservations and we opted to have them arrange airport water taxi which was the best choice with luggage etc. I would really recommend a stay at this small boutique hotel for an enhanced Venice experience. We only stayed 2 nights but would love to return for a longer stay.

We loved this hotel in a quiet Venice neighborhood although a quick walk to all the action in Venice. You really feel like you are in a royal palace here. Our junior suite was very spacious for me, my wife and daughter, who had here own semi-private loft. It was pretty warm and humid outside but the AC worked very well. Excellent breakfast outside in the beautiful garden.

This was a long-awaited long weekend away for my wife and I, and this hotel certainly played a major part in what was an unforgettable holiday. Finding the place from the Alilaguna involved some careful map reading, but it was only a 5-10 min walk. The setting is magnificent, with a beautiful garden in the back and canal at the front. It's also a nice distance from the more tourist-heavy parts of town, and felt nice to retreat to the hotel for a complimentary evening drink at the hotel before going back out for a meal at one of the numerous outstanding restaurants in Cannareggio. The staff were extremely welcoming and competent, while breakfast was good too. I would happily return here in the future, should we ever return to Venice.

I loved staying in this beautiful former Doge's palace. The main floor was regal, the gardens were amazing & so unique to Venice. Ate breakfast every morning outside. The location was perfect--down a very quiet alley off a commercial street. Close to everything. The staff were terrific! Highly recommend!

My wife and I spent two nights at this beautiful hotel. We arrived up to the canal side entrance by water taxi from the airport, which is definitely recommended. I am not sure where to begin. The service level is above and beyond 5-star; the staff are so helpful and friendly; genuinely concerned, they make you feel very welcome and extremely well looked after. For example, on our first morning, we set our alarm clock incorrectly and slept through the breakfast, missing the end of the breakfast period by 1 hour. However, when we went down to the breakfast area, we discovered that they had kept the entire buffet open just for us, knowing that we had slept in! What a very pleasant surprise that was! There were many other instances where they went well beyond expectations to ensure our comfort and satisfaction. Breakfasts were delicious! The courtyard garden was gorgeous and very tranquil, we spent a lovely evening there after dinner, sipping our complementary bottle of Proseco. The room was very tastefully decorated, very comfortable, spotless and very quiet. My wife and I can not say enough in praise of this hotel; it was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. The location is great; a short walk to the Ca d'Oro vaporetto stop, and a few minutes walk to the Rialto area, which is great for exploring and dining. I highly recommend this hotel, and there is no doubt in my mind, I look forward to staying there again when I return to Venice!

This hotel is set in a beautiful old palace, right on a smaller canal. The rooms are really cute- decorated in old Venetian style, and the garden out back is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine. It is centrally located to the main road / Realto bridge, and also close to a Vaparetto stop which makes getting to other parts of the city easy to do. Service was very attentive as well.

Visited the abadessa bank holiday weekend for our 5th wedding anniversary. The location was perfect for exploring Venice but also far enough away from the crowds giving a very private feel. The staff we all very attentive and I would like to thank them all for making our weekend incredibly special. Grazie Rick & Mek

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.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served 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

Superior Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

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 745 reviews