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Hotel Palazzo Abadessa

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our long weekend at this wondeful hotel was as close to perfection as you can get. The private water taxi from the airport droped us off at the hotel dock. The service throughout was impeccable. The staff knew us by name - saved breakfast items for us (we rose late!) made us coffee when we eventually made it down from our beautiful room. The hotel itself is amazing, close to lots but a quiet sanctuary. I can not recommend highly enough.

The palazzo itself is very charming, especially the garden and venetian style halls (both ground floor and first floor - although admittedly the first floor hall does not really serve any purpose as it is not in practice being used by guests as a lounge). The room on the other hand was rather underwhelming. We stayed in a junior suite (in practice a large room) with wall fabrics, painted furniture and a “al fresco” ceiling. The wall fabrics were not jn their prime, the painted furniture looked like it was bought in a village brocante (which is ok in itself, but would suit more a cosy country place than the idea I had about a venetian palazzo) but to me the most embarrassing was the ceiling. Very tacky. The breakfast was OK (in particular good coffee and cakes). The complimentary bottle of prosecco is a nice gesture but does not really compensate the shortfalls of the room. The bathroom was on the other hand very much OK. Finally - bear in mind the hotel does not have a restaurant. Of course it is not an absolute showstopper, but given how hard it proved to find decent dining options in Venice, I think next time I will look for a hotel with its own good restaurant. Overall, reading other reviews I tend to agree with those that are slightly surprised by the super positive consensus. It is OK, but it is not cheap and falls short of excellence by quite a margin.

Like staying in a palace with great service to boot. Great historic property, great location on a quiet canal, nice garden, large comfortable rooms, and excellent breakfast. Staff were super helpful. A-plus.

A beautiful hotel which seemed to be in another world, but was close to all amenities and sights. We were made to feel so welcome by Darwin, Lucca and all the staff from the minute we arrived. We chose to upgrade our room and could not believe how luxurious it was, room 25 overlooked the lovely gardens and it truly was like living in a palace. Nothing was too much trouble and the information and helpful advice given by the reception certainly made our trip all the more special. We are now part of the 'Abadessa Family' and when we next get the chance to visit Venice again we will have no hesitation in booking this beautiful historic hotel.

Hotel Palazzo Abadessa is a first rate historic property close to all main amenities in Venice, but yet it feels secluded and private. We hired a private boat taxi directly from the airport to the hotel entrance - which provided a fantastic start to our weekend. The hotel itself is intimate and staff are very attentive to the small number of guests. We stayed in a junior suite which was spectacular, with antique furniture and beautiful silk wallpaper. Breakfast was perfect. The only minor gripe is that the ensuite did not have a bath - which would have been welcome after hours walking around Venice.

Myself and husband stayed here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it proved to be the perfect choice for a romantic stay . Excellent location away from the crowds but still within walking distance of all the major sights . We found all the staff friendly and helpful and the complimentary bottle of prosecco in the room and the afternoon tea and cake were very welcome . Also we happened to be there on a Saturday night when they offered complimentary hot snacks and an apperitif. There is a charming little courtyard and garden which must be lovely to sit in when the weather’s warm , unfortunately not during our February visit ! The breakfast buffet food was of a high quality with fresh fruit salad , breads , pastries , cakes , cereals , cheeses , meats etc . If you like a cooked breakfast you might be disappointed . Also they served good cappuccino which I loved and they would always offer a second cup . I would definitely recommend this hotel and hope to return one day . It really added to our magical , romantic Venetian trip.

We weren't expecting such a beautiful home/hotel for our stay in Venice. Couldn't have wished for anything more. Stunning decor, extremely helpful staff and lovely breakfast - great location too. Small bathroom but it didn't matter as the actual bedroom was so beautiful. Would definitely highly recommend.

Hotel Abadessa was a wonderful stay and perhaps the best of our trip! Remember that Venice does not have autos so access is by Water Taxi or on foot. I recommend the Water Taxi! The staff, the accommodations, the food and the total experience were truly remarkable. I highly recommend the Hotel Abadessa for your next stay in Venice!

If you are looking for an authentic Venetian baroque experience for a decent budget, Palazzo Abadessa is really one of the best choices in Venice. The hotel is well situated (around 10 min walk from Piazza San Marco), in a calm street, but close to a large avenue full of commerces. Our Junior Suite was great, I mean after doing some museums and getting back to the hotel, I had the feeling that I was sleeping in some room inside a museum, the traditional furniture, the ceilling paintings, the chandelier, the carpets -- all these détails contribute to a unique experience. I mean, if you are looking for a luxurious hotel or something to feel like home, then Palazzo Abadessa might not be for you, but if you want to feel like living in a 16th century Venitian Palace, then you are in the right place. Our Room Number: 23

A great choice. Well located -- easy access from train station or airport. Steps from the Ca d'oro vaporetto. Set back from a busy street so a total oasis replete with a big garden and it's just truly a lovely old palazzo, beautifully maintained (but not overly shiny). Helpful and friendly staff, especially Luca who went over and above for us many times.

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, 4.5-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 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


Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Classic Double or Twin Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 813 reviews