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Staying in Venice: La Palazzina Veneziana

Venice is like nothing else in the world, with canals instead of streets, beautiful bridges on every corner and charming gondolas taking people on romantic rides through the city, the place truly is one-of-a-kind. Although, I might add, a trip to Venice wouldn’t be complete without a stay in a hotel along one of the waterways (and there are many to choose from). Less than a 10 minute walk away from the Veneziana Santa Lucia train station, lies the elegant La Palazzina Veneziana Bed & Breakfast. The B&B is set in a central location, which makes it pretty easy to find.

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Photo Credit: La Palazzina Veneziana


The bed and breakfast has only seven beautiful rooms to choose from, which means you will want to book your room pretty far in advance (I can guarantee these rooms will go fast, especially during the high season). The highlight of the charming bed and breakfast is the suite, Ca Rezzonico, that includes a private terrace overlooking the canal, the perfect spot to do some people watching or spend the evening with that special someone. The hotel staff are also very friendly, and will even let you leave your luggage at the front desk if you arrive before check-in at 1 pm.

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Photo Credit: La Palazzina Veneziana

Each room is adorned with Venetian style furnishings and all of the basic amenities including wi-fi and complimentary slippers. Our room, the suite, was quite spacious with a king-size bed, desk, several floor-to-ceiling windows, and the best part: the private terrace overlooking the canal. It was a shame that we were only able to stay one night in such a spectacular room. The best part about the room was falling asleep with the windows open and listening to the water lap against the canal edge and the gentle hum of the vaparettos and boats drive by all-night, it was really soothing and relaxing.

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Photo Credit: Agoda

In the morning, from 8 am-10 am, the B&B offers a complimentary breakfast to guests, which includes an array of rolls, pastries and fruits. We left pretty early the morning after our stay to catch our train to Milan, but the hotel staff was kind enough to let us take some food with us.

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Photo Credit: Booking.com

If you are interested in staying in the suite with private terrace the cost can range anywhere from $140-$300 a night (the other rooms are less, but I’m not sure on prices). Since we went to Venice in the off-season (February) the suite was only $140, which was a great deal, especially compared to many of the other hotels in Venice (often hotels can cost upwards of $400 a night!).

I highly recommend this bed and breakfast for your stay in Venice, and I would gladly stay there again in a heartbeat. If you only stay one night in Venice (yes, it is possible to see Venice in a day), this B&B should be your top pick!

 

Note: I started my Travel Tidbits series after my trip to Venice, so photos included in this post are from various  sources on the web. Rightful credit is given to each source underneath the photo.

  • Rachel
    January 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Thank you so much for this blog! I just booked the double room with a garden view for our trip in May 2017. I was a little nervous, seeing so many options to stay at in Venice at prices ranging from $350 and up, I wasn’t sure this would be nice considering it was so affordable and you just put me at ease. 🙂

    • Ashley
      February 9, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      I’m so glad it helped! It’s such a nice place to stay, I’m sure you will love it!