Perfect in all ways except one. The sheets were ridiculously rough. Not enough that we didn't sleep well, but literally they were a texture approaching burlap. But amazingly swanky, tons of mirrors, modern decor, walking distance from lots of great sites, right next to a boat station, yummy breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A little slice of artisan Vencie."
PalazzinaG is located not far from the main tourist spots of Venice, but just far enough away that you get a feel for the original neighborhoods on which Venice was built. The hotel is close to S Samuele waterbus stop and S Stefano square. The neighborhood is quiet so sleep on their comfy beds is a great end to a busy day of sightseeing and cultural […] excursions or because of the location you can return home and take a rest on their outdoor terrace before heading out to dinner. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Svært sentralt designhotel som levde opp til forventningene. Hvis noe skulle påpekes er det utvalget til frokost som er av den Italienske typen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic Modern, Chic, Friendly Hotel"
Me and my daughter stayed at Palazzina G in the end of feb-beginning of March. PalazzinaG is a fantastic hotel if you like modern, chic & design. It's located in the quiet but inspirational art district, near everything. There is a boat stop just around the corner and nice cafes/restaurants in the area. It is a small hotel, personal and quiet. The rooms […] are very chic, light and modern and the accessories and details in the room are great. Don't count on getting a view of the grand canal, unless you stay in one of the suits. Then the canal is right outside your window/balcony. We stayed in an executive room with windows facing two directions, one over looking a cute back yard and the other, the neighbour building. The food is very good and the bar/restaurant is tastefully designed a la Philippe Starck, old meets new in a very chic & comfy way. Don't know if they have an outside terrace unfortunately, since we were there when it still was rather cold. Perfect time to visit Venice though. I will return to Venice and then I am going to stay at PalazzinaG again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"erstklassig, direkt neben dem Palazzo Grassi"
Wir können das Hotel nur weiterempfehlen, bestes und besonders freundliches Service, sowohl beim Empfang als auch im Restaurant. Bei Schlechtwetter wäre es nicht besonders angenehm gewesen, dass man von unserem Zimmer, das besonders gross (2 Bäder) und sehr interessant eingerichtet war, nicht durch das Haus zum Restaurant gehen durfte, sondern dafür […] das Hotel kurz verlassen mußte. Sehr gute Küche, Abendessen in toller und sehr gemütlicher Atmosphäre. Für den Besuch der Biennale ist die Lage des Hotels nicht ganz ideal, sonst sehr gute Lage mit den besten Geschäften und viele Lokalen ganz in der Nähe. Wir kommen wieder! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Room, expensive add ons"
07/12/14 Eric C Letchworth, United Kingdom
Stayed with my wife for 3 nights in July. Room was great (though a little on the small side) Lots of mirrors in the room make it very nice but not much room for clothes. On the positive, the hotel is very boutique with only a handful of rooms. Nothing is too much trouble but it does come at a price. You choose your breakfast the night before and the time you want it but it is quite pricey ranging from 13 to 40 euros per person. (13 buys you tea and croissants, with juice) To have it in your room costs an additional 10 euros which is quite amazing considering there is no distance to travel with the food. A pot of tea is 8 euros and if they organise your taxi to the airport they charge a lot onto of the price you can book yourself. Bed was very comfortable and bathroom was great too. Staff all very friendly but overall it lacks a little atmosphere in the evening. If its a romantic room with a lot of style about the hotel and don't mind spending a bit then this is the place. One strange thing though. We didn't want the air con on at night but the only way to turn it off was to ask the staff to do this which meant calling them in the morning to put it on!.....very strange. Also as typical in europe, don't expect a kettle in your room and expect to spend 5 euros on a small bottle of water from the room fridge.
07/11/14 NewcastleKaren newcastle
Stayed in June , a lovely boutique hotel in a great location, easy walking distance to all the major attractions .service was outstanding , nothing was too much trouble . Booked through voyager .com and got an excellent offer compared to other websites .We had an upgrade on our last night to a terrace suite which was beautiful and if returned would , with out a doubt stay in terrace suite again .Only one thing put a dampner on a fabulous stay in a beautiful city , upon check out they tried to charge us for a tiny stain on the carpet , when I had accidently tripped on our last night and spilled some red when , the price you pay per night in a 5 star hotel I don't expect to be charged for a spec of as stain , which I'm sure the cleaner would of got out ! As we told them ASAP , when it happened .
"Perfect Hotel and Location"
07/03/14 SapphireBee Manchester, United Kingdom
Loved my stay at the Palazzina G a beautiful boutique hotel in a fantastic location. The rooms are small which is the norm in venice but they are beautifully designed using mirrors making them appear more spacious. The hotel staff were very polite and helpful in directing us around venice and ordering water taxis. Would definitely recommend.
06/30/14 Ben M
My wife and I planned a city break without kids in Venice and found Palazina G through Mr and Mrs Smith. It was an excellent choice, the room was of quite high standard and the service at the hotel was fantastic, up there with the Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons type hotels. We didn't worry about a thing all weekend, and what is not to enjoy in a city like Venice when that is the case?
05/26/14 Stephen M M London, United Kingdom
I booked a short break, in what looked to be a quirky, romantic hotel. Well, this place was everything you could imagine, and then some. The room decoration was amazing, we had a superior room that was large, clean, comfortable, with a number of extra's. The bed was also huge. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, the breakfast was wonderful, we were very impressed. Location is also good, a short walk to all of the tourist attractions, and some good local restaurants.
"Dream suite …in a dream city"
05/13/14 echappe Burlington, Canada
We have stayed at Grand Canal suite in the middle of "Carnavale"….which was one of the best thing we have ever done in all our travelings. You really experience life in Venice. Quiet tucked away with your own private entrance, private breakfast area, great balcony right on the great canal….Most courteous staff ever which really came through after we left and realized that we had left a package at a restaurant a day before. The hotel staff followed it up arranged for a pick up as well as couriering to us. Special Party for the Carnavale was truly special. We will be back .
"Great hotel but not ideal location"
The hotel and the rooms are great. Wonderful decoration by Starck very well mix with Venice rococo. The staff is very friendly and the service is impeccable. The only downside of the hotel is that it has no view on the water and is 20 min walking distance from st Marco piazza which means that you will leave the hotel in the morning and return in the evening. It is next to palazzo Grassi so in case you want to visit an exhibition then it is ideally located.
"Had a Very Lovely Stay"
05/01/14 Lotusflower4 Scotland
After reading many of the comments here before we arrived I had a good idea where to go when the water taxi brought us to the Vaporetto (water bus) stop nearest to the hotel, which is S Samuele. For us it was easy to find as we knew it was the other side of the Palazzina Grassi which is on your left (with your back to the Grand Canal). Walk to the back of that building turn left and keep going and you will see an entrance with trees in pots either side - literally 2 minutes from the bus stop! Our welcome was genuinely friendly and our luggage was taken to a safe place as we had arrived at 11.30 am and our room was still being cleaned. We went out and had lunch and our Junior Suite was ready when we returned. This is our second visit to Venice so we knew when booking that Palazzina G was very central for most of the sights. If you buy yourself a pass for the water bus you can get on and off wherever you wish and even stay on for a reasonably priced tour of Venice (depending on the destination of the bus). It will even take you to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torchello (which are worth seeing). You may have to change water bus at some point (usually near St Marks Square). The hotel is walking distance to St Marks Square, or you can get on the water bus taking you directly there in a matter of minutes. Walking is nice as you can find lots of little canals and quirky bridges, little shops and buildings etc. of historical interest. To cross the canal merely get the water bus to the next stop on the opposite side (it weaves from side to side) or there is a bridge a little walk away to take you near the Accademia (Art Gallery & very well worth the visit) and onwards to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum (also well worth the visit). If you buy the water bus pass from a tourist info centre, hopping on and off leads to many reasonably priced adventures. We bought a 3 day pass which saves money! Back to the hotel, which is very modern and quirky. The staff were all very friendly and we felt like part of the family. We had paid extra for the junior suite which had a separate raised seating area and outdoor patio (only a view of nearby buildings). If we returned here we probably would not pay the extra money as we didn't really need the sofa etc. We had a very useful wardrobe with storage area for smaller clothes and underwear etc - also included a safe big enough for a couple of ipads. We had a very large bed with a large duvet which trailed on the ground (I don't particularly think this is hygienic so tucked it under the mattress). The mattress wasn't to my comfort requirements but this is subjective so not really a complaint. We ate one meal in the hotel (on the first night) but again, this wasn't to our taste. We couldn't fault the service though - impeccable and friendly. We decided to eat a cooked breakfast in our room every day as we felt quite lazy and decadent!! Really good choice of everything you can think of and with freshly made chocolate, jam and custard pastries included. However the cooked food could have been warmer when it arrived - note to management to come up with a way to keep it hot on its journey from kitchen to room! You must try the freshly squeezed orange juice - it is to die for!! My only quibble was that we were told that the aircon is altered by reception at your request - I found this a little strange!! All in all I would recommend this hotel - there are many places of interest nearby and a good choice of restaurants and shops.
"A dream home in Venice"
04/26/14 Tarek_Aggad Amman, Jordan
Tucked away in a centrally located alley , this beautifully decorated small hotel made us feel really at home. The reception/ concierge is basically a few well dressed extremely knowledgeable staff who stand around in the entrance and literally arrange everything for you. Check in/ out was seamless and so was all concierge arranged trips and services . Breakfast is in the same area that acts as the main restaurant , lounge, and bar. They knew us by name from day one and arranged our favorite foods the next day without us asking. Dinner there was also a treat . We had 6 rooms and I think one in each category. They were all spacious and a treat to look at. Myself and my wife stayed in the canal suite , which is a stunning room with a balcony on the grand canal. The other rooms were all good so you can't go wrong whatever category you choose. The pallazina grassi is definitely one of these rare places that you feel good about from start to finish. You are in a very quiet alley , yet minutes away from all the noisy tourist sites. The water taxi and gondola stops are literally at your doorstep . And the place is impeccable. The rates are high , but we walked away happy and that's what matters.
"Great to look at, not so convenient to stay at"
04/19/14 LittleWing59 New York City, New York
Like others, I selected this hotel for it's design sensibility and in that aspect, it lived up to its promise. Much like other Philippe Starck properties, the atmosphere is chic and unique, creatively presented with surprises at every turn, including unusual nods to local Murano glass makers but also the familiar Starck touches that one comes to expect. The property, however, is very limited with virtually no common area to sit in upon entry, apart from a wonderful bar/restaurant where you're offered a drink upon arrival. A nice touch to be sure, but not much else is done to make you at home. The lack of seating in the entry became grating in the next few days, as there was literally nowhere to sit if you weren't in the bar/restaurant and barely anywhere to stand to ask the concierge a question. They were reasonably helpful, but given that the entry is manned by pretty much one person with no desk at all, there's just so much attention they could give any one guest. There were also two big negatives we experienced that are the reason I didn't rate this chicly appointed property a 4. The first is the location. Having never been to Venice before, it was hard to tell on the map just how far the hotel is from anything we wanted to visit. We kept hearing about how walkable a city Venice is, but in truth, if you venture out for the day and return to change for the evening, it's quite annoying to have to trek all the way back to where you just walked from for dinner. And while it's quite close to a water bus/taxi stop, they stop running after a certain time at night. It gets very quiet near this hotel at night and you really get the sense there's nothing nearby. (At no time, however, did it feel dangerous. Just quiet.) The second and much bigger negative is something I truly don't understand and is so easily fixable, that I can't imagine why it exists at all. Our room, while small, was quite lovely, and done in mostly white linen with venetian glass mirrors all around. The bathroom was lovely and comfortable as well. However, the was literally not one drawer in the entire room to put one's clothing in. I've encountered the limited drawer space in European hotels before, but this was extreme. They could so easily have replaced the existing nightstands with ones that had drawers. We had no choice but to keep our clothing in our suitcases taking up precious floor space. I will never understand just where the proprietors of the hotel think their guests are going to store their clothing. For me this is a deal breaker. I can get past the location and the non-existent entry to enjoy the wonderful design of the place. But to be so uncomfortable in the room for lack of storage space is simply unacceptable. One final note - it would be nice if they added a sign to the front of the hotel, as it was impossible to find. Fortunately the water taxi driver pointed the way, but as you need to walk around the block from the dock, we pretty much had to stumble upon the place to find it.
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