Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa
An island sanctuary of serenity and healthy living
Venice's newest all natural wellness spa and boutique hotel, The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa on Giudecca Island, continues the philosophical traditions of its past by redefining the ideals of grace, beauty and character. The original property, one of Andrea Palladio's famous Renaissance designs, was a sanctuary for unmarried women of virtue and style and represents a piece of Venetian history.
Under the personal care of CEO Francesca Bortolotto Possati, the hotel has been carefully restored and updated to become a relaxing sojourn and spa without losing sight of its original identity. The grandiose space of the Great Hall has been transformed to a warm, welcoming respite to melt away the day. The 37 elegant guest rooms and 13 suites are all spacious in nature and vary in design from a fresh, pastel-palette of color in cabana-inspired style to a touch of tapestry, and hand-crafted, antique interpretations...some with garden terraces or others with lagoon views.
The interiors of L’Ulivo are secluded and pleasant, with an open kitchen. The room is rivalled only by the absolutely beautiful outdoor tables looking onto the internal garden, where you feel as if you are in the countryside, protected by the high monastery walls. The chef prepares seafood dishes based on freshest local produce, such as tuna tartare and shrimp risotto. There is a fine selection of wines, featuring the quality whites from the nearby Friuli region, ideal for accompanying fish.
LUXOS recommends: Roast fillet of seabass fresh from the market
The SPA is a unique treatment space, with eight treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge framing the most exceptional view of the Lagoon and the shores of Venice... almost as if one is inside a perfect postcard. There are a variety of all natural wellness therapies and beauty treatments for the entire body to choose from. Clients can soothe, de-stress, purify, cleanse or just take in that incredible view.
The Bauer's BMare, an electro-solar powered shuttle, offers guests a short, leisurely ride across the Grand Canal to and from the island all day long, timetable available at the reception. World-class shopping, museums and the art and architecture of Venice are at your feet, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the day. The idea of time and pressing engagements will slip away letting your mind and body escape.