Best hotels in La Giudecca

Curiously, La Giudecca, which is home to several of Venice’s luxury hotels, is one of its more workaday islands. Although it was once the island where wealthy aristocrats of the early Renaissance lived, today you will find the housing estates, workshops and boatyards of ordinary Venetians. This, of course, makes the best hotels on La Giudecca a welcome relief from the tourist hordes of the other islands. And it’s also a cool distance from the hubbub around the Grand Canal and San Marco.

La Giudecca

The two big attractions are the Redentore, a 16th-century Franciscan church designed by Andrea Palladio - built to celebrate the city’s survival from bubonic plague - and, on the neighbouring island just a spit away, another Palladian creation: the dazzling-white church of San Giorgio Maggiore. The best hotels in Giudecca are not necessarily the city’s cheapest, but they do give a certain exclusivity.

Best hotels in La Giudecca

Villa F

  • Tucked away on the tip of Guidecca island, close to San Giorgio Maggiore, Bauer Palladio Hotel and Spa is a converted 16th-century convent, also originally designed by the great Veneto architect, Andrea Palladio. Rooms are coolly lavish, many with private balconies, plus there’s a spa and very romantic garden.
  • For the ultimate in privacy in Venice, it has to be Villa F. Sharing the same views across the waters to the city as the nearby Cipriani, it is immensely more intimate with just 11 glittering suites, private dining in each and a gorgeously secluded garden. Guests can also slip to the next-door sister hotel, Bauer Palladio (see above) to use the spa.

If you are looking for privacy when visiting Venice, the best hotels on La Guidecca should be your starting point. Neither of these suitable? Then widen the net and check out all our Venice recommendations, or contact a friendly guru for advice.

  • Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa Venice 50 rooms from £304

    Romantic Break  -  Indulge in a couples massage and dine in the romantic restaurant - the perfect spot for a break for two
    Spa breaks  -  There is a 450-square-metred spa with eight treatment rooms
    Cooking classes  -  There are cooking classes and tasting menus available
    Sights nearby  -  St. Mark's Square is just a two minute walk away
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Located on Giudecca Island this 16th century converted Palladian convent overlooks St. Mark's Basin and the Bacino. Rooms feature rich tapestries and soft silks, private balconies and luxurious marble bathrooms. There are delightful gardens and a huge spa. An utterly romantic and relaxing getaway. See More

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  • Villa F Venice 11 rooms from £1041

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located in the heart of the city overlooking the Grand Canal and steps from St Mark's Square
    Sights nearby  -  Take the hotel's shuttle boat across the lagoon landing right at St Mark's Square
    Spa  -  In neighbouring Palladio
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A stunning propertyy lending romantic views across the Grand Canal. Elegant rooms have been beautifully renovated featuing a choice selection of antiques set against rich fabrics. Boasting a large secluded garden and an enviable central location. See More

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Written by Helen Pickles

posted Monday, 22nd August 2016