The four-star Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is situated in that dreamy corner of Italy, Venice, where instead of roads there are waterways and gondoliers and the shifting reflections of the sun on the buildings. Overlooking the Grand Canal itself, this hotel is ideal for those wishing to investigate the mystery and seductiveness of this city, or for those looking to convene with partners and colleagues - though when you stay at the Palazzo, business will be far from your mind. Nearby, there are the chief Venetian attractionsâ€” the Church of San Stae, the Rialto district and the bustling Piazza St Mark.
Dating back to the 16th century, the Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is, as you might expect, a magnificent, delightful building, whose lavish interiors match those of the exterior. You'll find a breakfast service provided in the breakfast bar, with tasty continental fare of fruit, pastries, cheese, eggs and ham amongst other options; and there is a bar for drinks in the evenings. Guests at the Hotel Palazzo will find a helpful reception desk who are only too happy to provide information for first-time visitors to Venice. Additionally, there are free water-bus tours from the hotel to the glass-works at Murano, where you'll be able to witness and purchase masterpieces of the glass-blowing art.
Distance from Airport:
13 miles - Marco Polo Airport
Rooms at the Hotel palazzo Giovanelli are outfitted with the best of contemporary furniture that somehow manages to seamlessly blend with the older Venetian styles that are present here. There is a choice of five different classes of suite, all named in a self-explanatory manner - Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Junior, and Presidential, while all rooms are equipped with LCD/plasma TV, Direct phone line, ADSL and wireless internet, an electronic safe, soundproofed windows, air-conditioning and a Schuko power-outlet.
Please note: The city of Venice is introducing a new city tax. This tourism tax is to be paid before the end of stay DIRECTLY to the hotel. This is 4€ per day, per person.
Location and Resort:
Considered one of the world's most important tourist destinations for its beauty and art, the city of Venice offers a truly memorable experience for its unique cityscape and its historical attractions dating back several centuries.
Some of the amazing you can see during your visit to the city includes several famous churches such as the impressive Saint Mark's Basilica with its Piazzo San Marco, one of the highlights of a visit to Venice that have become a popular tourist attraction. There are also many museums that also offer tours of some of the historical buildings they are based in, such as the Doge's Palace, the Glass Museum and the Jewish Museum. It is also worth noting that many of the museums and churches do require an entrance fee, however a pass or combined pass can be bought which will cover many of the attractions.
Along with the museums and churches to visit there are also several art galleries that are well worth seeing, with the Academia Gallery being one of the most impressive with its collection of masterpieces dating as far back as the 14th century; or for a more alternate choice you could visit the Bugno Gallery where you can see more contemporary art displays ranging from wonderful modern paintings to sculptures made from a variety of materials.
For those feeling a bit more active there are also many beautiful parks and gardens to explore, or there are plenty of activities to try with golf courses, sailing, swimming pools, tennis courts and gym and fitness centres, providing some excellent ways to keep yourself entertained.
For those looking for a memorable shopping experience will not be disappointed as Venice is considered one of the main shopping centres in Italy, with the several districts in the city offering a shoppers paradise whether you are looking for high fashion, antiques, furniture or home accessories. The main shopping areas in Venice can be found running down from the Piazzo San Marco, where you can find Mercerie and the nearby Calle dei Fabbri, which have been the main shopping streets in Venice for hundreds of years, a popular choice for both locals and tourists. There are also some interesting markets to visit including long established ones that have been important part of local life with most of them found around the Rialto area, where you can find the main food markets selling all sorts of fresh produce from fruit and vegetables to fish and poultry.
Eating and Drinking:
Although there is no restaurant at the hotel there is am elegantly decorated guests can take advantage of the room service offered, so you can start the day well with a hearty breakfast delivered to your room or enjoy a drink in the cosy bar/lounge.
There is no swimming pool at this hotel.
Set in the heart of the beautiful city of Venice, the Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is an ideal choice for anyone looking to stay close to much of the amenities and sights this city has to offer. You will find this hotel with its well furnished and comfortable rooms along with some wonderful facilities will ceertainly help to ensure to make your stay in Venice an unforgettable one.
Individuals, couples and families