A converted 16th-century Venetian palazzo right on the Grand Canal, Palazzo Barbarigo blends modern boudoir glamour with twenties deco chic. A short stroll from the Rialto bridge, this seductive hotel is one of the most romantic in Venice. Palazzo Barbarigo places you perfectly for exploring the lively San Polo district. The Rialto (the thriving commercial centre and source of news described by Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice) is only a short stroll away. Beyond that, Venice’s sights are all easy to reach, including the Guggenheim.
Dramatic contemporary furnishings, feathered lampshades and smoky mirrors add dramatic yet stylish highlights to the parquet-floored, high-ceilinged palazzo.The 18 intimate rooms and junior suites at Palazzo Barbarigo are located across the two floors of the palace and overlook the Grand Canal or the Rio San Polo.
Every room is a decent size with canal views and are decorated in art déco style, balancing the spirit of the city with the romantic hotel location. Suite 1 (on the ground floor) and 10 are both corner rooms that have the best of both worlds – views of both the San Polo and Grand Canal. The vibe is a seductive mix of art deco meets Baroque meets Moulin Rouge.
The 1920s-feel lounge bar is a decidedly alluring spot to polish off a few martinis or expertly mixed Barbarigo cocktails – inside, it’s all black velvet sofas, smoky mirrors and upholstered wall panels. The furnished balcony overlooks the grand canal serving aperitifs with a view. On chillier days the lounge bar serves cocktails by the toasty fireplace.