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Luna Hotel Baglioni

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ABOVE: Our Venice for Visitors Playdate of the Month checks out the bed in Room 108 of the Luna Hotel Baglioni.

Single, double, and twin rooms

The Luna Hotel Baglioni has 115 rooms and suites, all with central heating and air conditioning. My son and I spent three nights in a twin room, No. 108, just one flight up the grand staircase or elevator from the hotel's atrium lobby.

photoFrom the hallway with its marble balustrade and  inlaid stone floors, we stepped into a small wood-paneled entrance foyer with doors on both sides. This in turn led into the huge bedroom, which had a pair of twin beds at one end and a seating area with two upholstered chairs and a small sofa. The walls were decorated with silk damask and delicate plaster moldings; a Murano glass chandelier hung from the ceiling.

photoAnother door gave access to a wood-paneled dressing room with a triple mirrored closet. From there, we could enter the bathroom, which had a toilet, bidet, heated towel rack, dual sinks (set into a long marble countertop), a Jacuzzi tub, and a separate glass-doored shower stall. A stained-glass window provided natural light, and the entire room was lined with slabs--not tiles--of gold-veined marble.

photoOur room had three windows overlooking the Calle Larga dell'Ascensione. Looking to the left, we could see the southeastern entrance to the Piazza San Marco; to the right were the Royal Gardens, the hotel's private boat landing, and the waters of St. Mark's Basin and the Grand Canal.

Every room at the Luna Hotel Baglioni is unique, so your decor and square meterage may vary. Single rooms come in classic or superior versions; doubles and twins are available in classic, superior, or deluxe price ranges. All but a handful of rooms have outside views. (For example, room 501, a superior double, has a view of the Campanile di San Marco over nearby rooftops from one window and a line of statues from another.)

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