This post is all about where to stay in Venice, Italy for the most incredible Grand Canal view, perfect for a romantic getaway.
If you are wondering where to stay in Venice (Italy) and are looking for the perfect hotel, with the most incredible canal view, look no further than the H10 Palazzo Canova.
Whether you are planning to spend 2 or 3 nights in Venice, traveling as a couple, or with family, this luxurious hotel is the perfect choice for your Italy vacation.
Its fantastic location, right on the Grand Canal, and only a few meters away from the famous Rialto Bridge, make the Palazzo Canova one of the best places to stay in Venice for first-time visitors.
We chose to spend Valentine’s Day here and had an incredible time, so this is why I wanted to tell you all about it in this hotel review.
Note: this isn’t a sponsored post.We pay for all our travels and accommodations with our own money. I’m sharing with you guys our experiences and the best places we go to in order to inspire and help you make the most of your holidays.
Where To Stay In Venice – Hotel Palazzo Canova
The H10 Palazzo Canova is a gorgeous luxe hotel, housed in a 19th-century building and located right on the renowned Grand Canal of Venice.
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With an absolutely amazing location, a 2-minute walk from the famous Rialto Bridge, this is the perfect place to stay in Venice, especially if you are visiting the city for the first time.
You are very close to all the main tourist attractions, all within walkable distance, often not more than 10-15 minutes.
Stepping out every morning in the heart of Venice was truly a dream, so to me, this is one of the BEST places to stay when traveling to this beautiful city of Italy.
You’ll also have the gondolas right at your feet, just a few meters from the hotel, as well as many restaurants along the famous canal.
The hotel is well connected to public transport too: the water-bus stop is right on its opposite side (Rialto stop), so reaching it is very easy.
Hotel Palazzo Canova
Address & Contact Info
Riva del Vin, 744
(39) 041 520 0172
Hotel Palazzo Canova, Venice, Italy – Location details:
- 100 m from the Rialto Bridge
- 200 m from the Vaporetto San Silvestro
- 250 m from the Vaporetto Rialto Mercato
- 250 m from the Alilaguna stop (public transport to the airport)
- 700 m from St Mark’s Square and Saint Mark’s Basilica
Our welcome to the Palazzo Canova was very warm. We didn’t have to wait very long, and the check-in was pretty smooth (besides, I didn’t really mind waiting given the gorgeous lobby decor).
As you would expect from a luxury hotel, guests are greeted with a complimentary welcome drink and after a short while, we were accompanied by the polite receptionist to our room.
The rooms are spacious, beautifully designed, and very comfortable. I loved the royal blue accents and the Venice imagery on the walls.
The stylish decor and super-comfy beds made us feel extremely pampered during our 3-night stay.
I also appreciated the hotel’s sustainability focus: they have moved away from single-use toiletries and instead offer their guests indulging personal care products from Rituals. (this is one of my favorite brands, you really have to try it!)
Besides the unbeatable location, the Grand Canal view makes Hotel Palazzo Canova one of the best places to stay in Venice.
There’s nothing like admiring Venice’s stunning, centuries-old buildings or the gondolas passing by from the comfort of your own hotel room.
Or you can also simply head over to the La Terrazza roof-top bar for the most incredible Venice sights. This place has stunning panoramic views and is the perfect sport for relaxing after a long day of walking through the city or a romantic drink at sunset.
The breakfast at Hotel Palazzo Canova is incredible. With many savory or sweet choices, you will feel incredibly spoiled here.
I also remember the very friendly staff welcoming us every morning at breakfast.
(Besides where to stay in Venice, I bet you’re wondering what are the best restaurants to try in this beautiful city of Italy. Here are some of the best restaurants for a romantic dinner in Venice. (Bonus: they all have gluten-free options)).
Checking Out the H10 Palazzo Canova
The checkout process was very smooth and soon we were ready to head back to the airport. We appreciated the hotel’s design, comfort, and friendly team, which made our stay in Venice a very pampered one.
If I’ve inspired you to give them a try, you can book your rooms directly on the hotel’s website and keep an eye out for the newsletters – the H10 often has promotions for many gorgeous destinations around the world!
(PS: we enjoyed this hotel SO much that we booked our London stay and upcoming Valentine’s Day vacation in Rome at the same H10 chain! so stay tuned for those reviews and experiences coming soon!).
Where To Stay in Venice – FAQs
Which area of Venice is best to stay in?
Whether you are a first-time traveler to Venice or returning, to me it always pays off to choose a central location and one with an incredible view.
Throughout our travels, I found that it’s highly worth it to spend a little more on well-located accommodations. This way you will save a lot of money on transport costs, especially in a city like Venice.
So my recommendation when looking where to stay in Venice (for 2 or 3 nights) is to book a hotel in the city center.
The Grand Canal area is a great option and offers beautiful views of Venice.
How many days do you need in Venice, Italy?
In my experience, 3 to 4 days is the ideal time to spend in Venice. This way you have enough time to visit all the important sights, check out some museums, visit Murano island, and more.
Check out my 2 days and 3 days Venice itinerary which will help you make the most out of your Venice getaway.
Is Venice Italy a walkable city?
Definitely! In fact, this is the best way to explore and discover Venice – on foot!
Another amazing way is by taking a gondola ride – a must-do-in-a-lifetime experience! 😉
So make sure to pack your comfy shoes and start exploring Venice!
Where to stay in Venice Italy – Final Thoughts
I hope you’ve enjoyed my recommendation of where to stay during your romantic getaway to Venice, Italy! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the comments section, I’d be happy to answer them.
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