Bauer Palazzo - Luxury Hotel in Venice

The elegant luxury hotel Bauer Palazzo is located in the heart of Venice on the Grand Canal, just a few minutes' walk from St. Mark's Square, in the center of Venice's most famous shopping and cultural district. It mesmerizes above all with its Art Déco-inspired design and urban flair and charmingly embodies the Venetian lifestyle. The Bauer Palazzo is located in a Venetian building from the 19th century. Special features of the hotel include the unique roof terrace Settimo Cielo, the gourmet restaurant "De Pisis" overlooking the Grand Canal, a rooftop Jacuzzi with breath-taking views over Venice and a fully equipped fitness room with a personal trainer.

Two styles, one soul: The Hotel Bauer Palazzo is made up of two interconnected buildings. The contemporary, urban part, located on Campo San Moisè, and the historic Palazzo, which faces directly onto the Grand Canal. The design concept is a tribute to the different style epochs that the luxury hotel has already experienced and is convincing all along the line. Its unique, sought-after location, luxurious comfort, exclusive cuisine and remarkable service have been delighting guests from all over the world for almost 150 years. Since its opening in 1880, the Bauer Palazzo has been setting the standard for exceptional hospitality in the luxury hotel industry in Venice from the very beginning.


The stylish luxury hideaway on the Grand Canal is only three minutes' walk from St. Mark's Square and the opera house Teatro La Fenice. Here, in the middle of Venice's pulsating shopping and cultural district, you will find renowned jewelry and watch stores as well as exclusive fashion labels, upscale restaurants and bars.

The journey to Venice is through the airport Venezia-Tessera "Marco Polo", the train station Venezia Santa Lucia or by car. If you choose to arrive by private water cab, cross the Grand Canal and immediately see the impressive facade of the Bauer Palazzo. The exit point is directly at the hotel on Campo San Moisè.

The parking garage Piazzale Roma and the train station Venezia Santa Lucia can be reached in about 20 minutes with the waterbus Vaporetto. The nearest Vaporetto stop, San Marco Vallaresso, is just a few minutes' walk from the hotel.


Every historical hotel in Venice tells its own tales and the Bauer Palazzo is no exception. Since its opening in 1880 the Bauer has been setting the standard for hospitality in Venice. In the beginning it was managed by Theodor Bauer, the experienced and respected director of the Hotel De la Ville in Venice, together with the young Austrian entrepreneur Julius Grünwald. In the 1930s the Bauer Palazzo got a new owner - shipbuilder Arnaldo Bennati. Under his leadership the hotel was completely restored. During this extensive renovation, which lasted almost 10 years, the building also received a new more modern unit, in the style of that time.

The unique roof terrace on the 7th floor "Settimo Cielo", the highest outdoor terrace in Venice, was created as well. In addition, air conditioning and central heating were installed during the reconstruction - amenities that were exceptional for this decade. To this day the hotel's attention is focused on the highest standards and demands of luxury, refinement, progressiveness and guest comfort.

Rooms & Suites

The five-star luxury hotel in the San Marco district has 191 rooms and suites and is part of "The Leading Hotels of the World". The traditional as well as the Art Déco-inspired interior design and furnishing gives the Bauer Palazzo an extravagant look and offers its guests the highest comfort and luxury with all kinds of amenities. Behind ogival windows and an unmistakable neo-gothic façade, the hotel's spacious rooms and suites are in Venetian style with fine fabrics, gilded mirrors, carved stucco ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers.

The 56 luxurious suites and 135 rooms are divided into 2 building complexes, the 19th century Venetian palace and the extension built in the 1940s. They have been carefully and thoughtfully furnished with furniture in the style of the 40s and 50s. Some suites and rooms have also been given a more modern touch in the style of the period. The guests of the Bauer Palazzo can admire a magnificent view of the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal from their room. Moreover, there is a concierge at your disposal around the clock.

Restaurants & Bars

On the highest terrace in Venice, “Settimo Cielo”, with a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire city, you can relax in the evening over a signature cocktail and watch the colorful hustle and bustle on the water or in the squares. Our insider tip: Under the direction of Michelin star chef Cristiano Tomei, “Settimo Cielo” invites you to dine in a very unique way from September 2020.

The gourmet restaurant "De Pisis" with its spacious terrace and view of the Grand Canal and the Santa Maria Della Salute is a hotspot for people with discerning tastes and palates. In an exclusive setting, original creations are offered; based on international cuisine and enriched by local Mediterranean traditions – a philosophy that pays particular attention to the use of local ingredients and seasonality, without giving up creative experiments. This is also where breakfast is served to guests. Weather permitting, guests can also use the spacious terrace overlooking the Grand Canal.

The "B Bar-Lounge" (closed during summer) is the perfect place to enjoy creative cocktails and exquisite wines. The bar is not only very popular with hotel guests, it is very popular with Venetians as well, especially in late autumn when the bar is open again for cosy jazz evenings and live music. The B Bar-Lounge can further be booked for private events.

The "Bar Canale" invites you for an aperitif before lunch, a quick espresso before the shopping tour or a relaxed digestif in a relaxed atmosphere. Here you can also enjoy a quick, light meal throughout the day, coupled with a refreshing "Sprizz" and the colourful hustle and bustle of the Canal Grande before your eyes.

Meeting & Events

The perfect place for productive meetings in an incomparable and luxurious atmosphere, is offered in the elegant rooms of the Bauer Palazzo. This luxury hotel has 3 banquet rooms and the most beautiful terraces in Venice and can host events for up to 200 people, with a harmonious interplay of authentic Italian marble, precious fabrics and Murano glass chandeliers reflecting the true expression of Venice. Here the charm of history meets modern comfort and offers exclusive service at the highest level. Elegant rooms and suites, functional meeting rooms, luxurious banquet rooms and a unique panorama, paired with a very personal and attentive service, are the guarantees of success for any event. Especially for weddings and private events the Bauer Palazzo is a very popular venue. The romantic charm of Venice combined with a lot of privacy, an attentive team on site, an exquisite cuisine and the wonderful view make every wedding, anniversary or product presentation a truly unforgettable experience.

Health & Fitness

High above the rooftops of Venice, the Bauer Palazzo offers guests not only an elegant fitness studio equipped to the latest standards, but also a treatment room and a personal trainer. The breath-taking view over Venice and the lagoon motivates to top performances. On the roof terrace on the 8th floor there is a wonderful outdoor whirlpool with a view of the Markus Tower. This exclusive, privacy protected area can likewise be booked for private parties. Personal trainer appointments are arranged by the concierge on site.

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Marie-Therese Wildauer
Marie-Therese Wildauer
Communications Communications Manager