Jack Southan checks into the five-star hotel along Venice’s Grand Canal
Situated on the banks of the Grand Canal, the Bauer Palazzo is an old-meets-new luxury five-star hotel, with 56 suites and 135 rooms, and a range of luxury amenities including a full gym, sauna and steam rooms. My room, located on the top floor of the building, is decorated in typical Venetian style — soft blue and gold silk-hung walls, antique inlaid wood furniture and a phenomenal bathroom with white-marble and gold fittings. Rooms on this floor all come with the use of a wide semi-communal balcony, and include views over the terracotta roofs of Venice, across to the stunning Cathedral Santa Maria della Salute, and out to Dorsoduro and Giudecca. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace (for some rooms), which has views of St Mark’s Basilica and the Grand Canal, or in the downstairs dining area.
S. Marco, 1459, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Rooms from £180