Palazzo Paruta4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed here for 3 nights. We had booked a standard room but were upgraded for our first night as they had the availability. Both rooms were decorated beautifully and bathrooms were bright and clean. It is worth noting that there is a big difference between the sizes of the rooms. The upgraded room could easily have fit another king size bed in it whereas the standard room had limited space to even fully open our case. But the standard room was still perfect for us as it really was just somewhere for sleeping and was quiet and comfortable. The hotel is excellently located. It's easy walking distance to St. Marks and Rialto, 5 min walk from an Alilguna stop (orange line from the airport) and close to some nice restaurants and bars but still not an overly busy area. The staff are all friendly and helpful and bring a personal touch to their hospitality by taking your bags to the room etc. We asked for an iron & board and they dropped it up straight away. One thing to note aside from the hotel about the Alilguna from the airport... we planned on getting the orange line and queued for it but the boat seemed to only hold c35 people so we could not get on along with another 10/12 people also waiting. It was at 9pm so maybe they have bigger boats during the day and they run more frequently but as the next orange line was at 10pm we got a blue line instead which meant a 15/20 minute walk to the hotel. Would definitely recommend this hotel as a good base for exploring Venice.
I have mixed feelings about my stay at Palazzo Paruta. We saw the pictures online and were very excited about the gorgeous decor of the rooms. However, we were put in room 401, and had none of that. If they try to sell you on this room because it's the only one on the floor, just keep that in mind. It's small and there's truly nothing special about it. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was the best out of all of the hotels we stayed at during our 2 week trip. The location was nice, I didn't mind being far from the craziness of Venice. Nice and quiet neighborhood with lots of restaurant options nearby.
We booked this hotel direct over a year before we came and got a great deal. on arrival ( which was around midday ) as we expected our room was not ready, but we left our bags with reception whilst we went to have lunch. after being fed and watered we returned to be told our room was ready and the bags already been taken up for us. we were shown to our room which was o n the 1st floor adjacent to the tea room and very near to the breakfast room, the room was beautiful and well equipped for all our needs, a nice touch from the hotel was the bed had been decorated with gold leaves in a heart shape display and also a ice bucket containing a nice bottle of fizz with some snacks to accompany it. the hotel is small but everything you could ask for excellent staff at all times and very friendly and helpful with any questions you may have to ask. The Free complimentary Afternoon tea was delightful. very close to all the sites you would like to visit, they even arranged the Gondola ride close to the hotel ( Christian the Gondolier was very good ) . we would defiantly stay again if we return to Venice
First of all, the walk from the Alilaguna stop to the hotel is about 200m but takes in a few bridges and steps so if you have heavy bags this may be an issue so keep in mind. We had booked a Junior Suite with Canal View and the room was nice and large, decorated in traditional Venetian style and had very high ceilings with windows that overlooked the small canal in front of the hotel. The bathroom looked dated, we found human hair on the floor and on the towel rack. The back of the towel rack was covered in dust and the toilet had scales, clearly not been cleaned properly over time. The hotel advertises their afternoon tea, check their website and other tripadvisor reviews for pictures, you would expect quite decent affair with sparkling wine and cakes. What we got was a pot of tea, some soggy biscuits and very dry cake. I think we were the only ones in the hotel that day so they basically couldn't be bothered. Needless to say we didn't bother going the second day. We were here in late April, so it still is quite chilly in the evenings. The room was very cold in the night and when we informed the reception they said the heating is off and all they can do is give us blankets! Next day the hotel seemed to be more full and I overheard another guest complaining at breakfast about it being too cold. Magically the heating started working that night. On the plus side, the breakfast was decent and the hotel has a good location. Will I go back? Certainly not and I would not recommend his place to anyone. We paid EUR300 a night and its worth at best EUR150. Avoid at all costs. Venice is overpriced but save your money and go elsewhere.
WOW. This hotel was such a nice change from a year ago when we went to Venice. It changed our whole mindset as to not really liking Venice to loving it. The hotel is in a great location. 10 minutes walk to Accademia, 15 minutes to the Rialto Bridge, and 15 minutes to Saint Mark's Square. Check in was uncomplicated and the staff throughout the entire stay was extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was amazing. We upgraded to a junior suite and felt like we were in the royal suite. The room was huge, clean, comfortable and QUIET. The bed was very cozy and the linens were very nice. The Breakfast was a very nice touch, the food was good and plentiful and the staff was super nice. I see a lot of things in here about not being able to bring food in, we were never asked or told not bring food in, so maybe they have changed this policy. The day we left it was raining and the hotel had umbrella's for us another plus for being of service to the customer. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Among the advantages I can mention the location - it's quiet, no tourists crowds, albeit it takes 5-10 min to get to San Mario sq. The hotel staff is friendly. BUT I reserved a big suite with canal view and paid it for, but was offered a smaller one, less pace. It was upsetting. Despite the nice authentic interiors, bathrooms are old and require renovation. Be prepared that there are practically no views from the windows.
The hotel is a boutique very nicely located walking distance almost anywhere. Clean and great service from the staff especially Alessandra she was extremely helpful in giving us directions recommended great restaurants to eat I can't say good enough things about her.
We visited here in May 2017. I pre booked a private water taxi from Marco Polo airport to the stop at S'an Angelo Pier to get us to the hotel. Unfortunately, the water taxis can't get you to the front door of the hotel but it was no big deal. Granted a private water taxi is way more expensive than the Vaporetto (Water bus), but my goodness it felt amazing arriving in style! The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the S'an Angelo stop and incorporates a couple of small bridges to negotiate. Before I go on any further, if you are planning a trip to Venice, do yourself a favour and download an App called 'Ulmon - City Maps 2 Go'. It's fantastic! You can plan and plot all the places you fancy visiting and the maps work on GPS, so you can put you mobile into flight mode and still find your way around without munching any of your data! Seriously, get the App. Anyway, we arrived at the hotel at around 4pm. Check in was swift and the lady on the desk efficient and very welcoming. We were shown to our room to our deluxe room by another member of staff who was showed us where all the amenities could be found. The room was lovely. Just as described on the hotels' website. Rich, heavy fabrics and sumptuous bed linens and pillows. The bed was massive! We were very comfortable. The bathroom had slippers and dressing gowns for our use and was lovely and clean. I think the maid staff had forgotten to replenish a few of the toiletries, but these were re-stocked the following day, so not a problem. We had brought some champagne with us from the airport so requested an ice bucket to chill it. That was delivered without any fuss, but did attract a €5 room service charge. During our stay, I wanted to arrange the obligatory Gondola ride, but wanted to go to a specific location rather than having a round trip, which I understand is often how such excursions are done. Having seen a sign in reception suggesting Gondola rides could be organised through the hotel, I approached the manager who was only to happy to help. He contacted one of the local Gondoliers and made the necessary arrangements. We were met at the hotel by our Gondolier, who was brilliant, and escorted to the pier point some 60 seconds walk away. He took us all through the back canals and onto the Grand Canal in places, all the way to C'a D' Oro to the North East of Venice. 45 minutes of bliss, wending our way through the tiny canals, the odd burst of song from the man doing all the hard work behind us, the odd "Oooooh Eeeeeee", warning potential oncoming traffic we were round the corner.....FAB! It cost €120, but was worth every Euro as it took us exactly where we wanted to go. The hotel itself is in a brilliant location. Only a 5-10 minute walk to get to the Academia Bridge and 20-30 minutes to walk to St.Marks Square or Rialto Bridge. The decor in the hotel is beautiful. Rich colours, wonderful glass chandeliers, and fabulous art work. We only used the dining room at breakfast. It was lovely to sit by the window looking up at a clear blue sky whilst deciding which of the lovely breakfast items to choose. Of the three mornings we dined here, there was always a great selection of fresh fruit, cereals, croissants and danish pastries, cooked items including eggs, bacon and frankfurter style sausages. There were also continental meats and cheeses and a special of the day, such as stuffed artichokes. Fresh tea or coffee was always offered and of course fresh fruit juice was available. A great way to start the day.Breakfast was served between 7-10am. I understand that the hotel also offers afternoon tea for staying guests, but we never got round to trying that as we were out exposing all day. I should also mention the wifi as I know it's quite important to some people. I've seen other reviews suggesting travellers have experienced problems with the wifi in the hotel. I have to say mine seemed to work ok. All in all, the Hotel Palazzo Paruta is a wonderful hotel, with great staff, in a brilliant location in a fabulous city. Would I recommend? Definitely.
This is a nice hotel. The location is good, only around 10 minute walk from San Marco sqaure. Its also only about a 5 minute walk from the water stop. I could see it can be tricky to find but if you have a good map you should be fine. Theres shops and restaurants just outside but if you walk towards San Marco sqaure you could find lots of other restaurants too! There is a stop just outside for the Gondola ride. In terms of the hotel itself- its clean and well presented. It is a Venetian Decor which is amazing. Our room was clean as was the bathroom. The staff are also nice. The breakfast is absolutely fantastic! Lots of variety and definitely one of the best parts of this place. There was a really nice man at breakfast time and he just made my day everyday! Great place, definitely recommended. Would I go back here if I went to Venice again? Yes!
Palazzo Paruta is good option if you need more space for the family. We rented apt 603 from the hotel which had a king bed and a foldout queen in the living room Ali g with a kitchen and dining table. Apt was spacious and good for 2 adults and 2 teen boys to spread out a bit. About same price as getting two regular hotel rooms, but better if you all want to be in one large room. Right on a town square and 2 min walk from the vaparetto stop. Also, private water taxi from the hotel direct to the airport was 120 Euros and took only 30 mins allowing us to extend our sightseeing until the last minute.
- Walking distance to Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
Palazzo Paruta offers accommodations throughout the area in Venice. The 13 rooms at this 4-star hotel include minibars, LCD TVs, and Egyptian cotton linens.
Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.
All 13 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, phones, and desks. Guests can enjoy LCD TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests staying at Palazzo Paruta enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services.
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90% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 871 reviews