The Bauer Palazzo II is located in the heart of Venice, two minutes walking distance from St Mark's Square and the main shopping and cultural area. With a Gothic façade, bright red awnings and arched lancet windows it is a striking boutique hotel majestically residing alongside the Grand Canal. Complete with a private dock for convenient transfers, guests can also take advantage of the spa at sister property Bauer’s Palladio Hotel’s Spa on nearby Giudecca Island.
A cherished family heirloom, Il Palazzo’s skilfully designed interior pays testament to the labour of love bestowed upon it by owner Francesca Bortolotto Possati. Having worked with local artisans Ms. Possati has recreated its 18th-century splendour as well as giving a personal touch to the hotel. Restored stucco, trompe l'oeil ceilings, crafted woodwork, silk wall coverings and traditional fabrics from Venice’s acclaimed Rubelli and Bevilaqua houses all pay tribute to Venetian opulence. This lavish detail and luxurious décor features in all of the spacious 22 suites and 97 guest rooms.
Serving some of the finest cuisine in Venice is the hotels’ gourmet restaurant, De Pisis. The executive chef remains true to his Japanese roots and showcasing fresh local ingredients in Mediterranean dishes with a dash of Asian influence. Guests can dine either indoors or on the outdoor terrace set against the spectacular backdrop of Venice's Grand Canal with a view of the famous Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute in the distance.
For aperitifs and cocktails, the hotel's B Bar provides an inviting and cosy atmosphere, while the Red Bar Canale offers an elegant environment with live music each evening.
A delicious breakfast is served in the Settimo Cielo a gorgeous 7th-floor lounge, with a spectacular terrace and panoramic views across the city and lagoon, a perfect start to the day.