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Hotel Bauer and Bauer Il Palazzo

Bauer restaurant terrace

ABOVE: A view of the Salute Church from the Bauer's restaurant terrace. INSET BELOW: The private water-taxi pier, and the façade of Bauer il Palazzo on the Grand canal.

Category:  Five-star hotels.

Location: Slightly west of the Piazza San Marco. (Bauer Il Palazzo faces directly on the Grand Canal.) Closest Alilaguna Airport Boat stop: San Marco.

Convenient when:

Hotel Bauer water-taxi pierYou want to be in in the heart of the San Marco shopping and sightseeing district,  and you're willing to pay for a luxury hotel.

The Bauer has two adjoining properties in San Marco:

Hotel Bauer (a.k.a. "Bauers L'Hotel") is a large, upscale hotel with an entrance on the Campo San Moisè, slightly west of the Piazza San Marco. It has 91 rooms, 18 suites, a gourmet restaurant, a bar-night club, and a bar-restaurant on the Grand Canal that features an outdoor terrace during the summer months.

Bauer Il PalazzoBauer Il Palazzo is a notch up the luxury and price scale. It's housed in an 18th Century Venetian palazzo on the Grand Canal, and it has 44 large rooms plus 38 suites--some with canal views. It also has a top-floor bar-lounge overlooking St. Mark's Basin where breakfast is served in warm weather.

The Bauers are close to the San Marco vaporetto and airport-bus stop, and water taxis can bring you directly to the hotels'  private dock. You can also hire gondolas next to the hotel entrance, where a footbridge crosses the San Moisè Canal.

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Aerial photos:

  • In the first photo, Bauer Il Palazzo is at the lower left corner, with the Hotel Bauer's bar-restaurant terrace alongside. (The Hotel Bauer itself is just behind Il Palazzo.) Slightly to the right is the San Marco vaporetto and airport-boat station. The Piazza San Marco is behind the former Royal Gardens, and St. Mark's Basilica is in the top right corner of the frame.

  • In the second photo, you can see the Bauer Hotel and Bauer Il Palazzo at lower left. From the main hotel entrance on the Campo San Moisè (by the church), it's a short walk to either the vaporetto and airport-boat stop or the Piazza San Marco. Venice's top designer boutiques are also close by.

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