Boscolo Hotel Bellini
This hotel is at the foot of the Scalzi Bridge, spanning the Grand Canal. A huge, pale-blue chandelier of Murano glass is suspended over the lobby, which has a gleaming marble floor of green and cream. Freshly cut flowers are artfully arranged. The hotel’s aristocratic past, choice location in the Cannaregio district, and proximity to the train station make it popular with sophisticated travelers from Europe and the United States.
Amenity highlights: Created from two 17th-century homes, the hotel features a rooftop terrace with views of the Grand Canal, Scalzi Bridge, and the copper dome of the S. Croce Church. The breakfast room has sliding-glass panels that open to a garden, where guests can enjoy their meal in summer.
Insider tip: The hotel is less than a 10-minute walk from the Ghetto, the Jewish quarter established in the 16th century. A maze of narrow streets with five historic synagogues and a museum, the Ghetto is a quiet place for strolling, contemplation, and escaping the crowds.
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Venice, Italy (VCE-Marco Polo)
Breakfast Room – Murano-glass chandeliers, chairs upholstered in gold velvet. Wall of Liberty-glass panels opens to a small terrace and garden, available for dining in summer.
Bar Canaletto – Exposed beams, large Murano-glass chandelier, green-and-cream marble floor. Armchairs upholstered in green silk, four marble-topped tables. Drinks and snacks served from late morning until late night.
The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.
In historical district
In city center
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
Jewish Ghetto – 1 km (0.5 mile)
Ca’ d’Oro – 1 km (0.5 mile)
Scuola Grande di S. Rocco (gallery) – 1 km (0.5 mile)
S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari Basilica – 1 km (0.5 mile)
Ca’ Pesaro Museum of Modern Art – 1.5 km (1 mile)
Rialto Bridge – 1.5 km (1 mile)
St Mark’s Square – 1.5 km (1 mile)
Doge’s Palace – 1.5 km (1 mile)
Bridge of Sighs – 1.5 km (1 mile)
Accademia Gallery – 2 km (1.25 miles)
Scuola di S. Giorgio degli Schiavoni – 2 km (1.25 miles)
Peggy Guggenheim Museum – 3 km (1.75 miles)
S. Giorgio Maggiore Church – 3 km (1.75 miles)
La Fenice (opera house) – 3 km (1.75 miles)
Palazzo Grassi (18th-century mansion with art exhibits) – 3 km (1.75 miles)
Marco Polo Airport (VCE): Approximate driving time to the Piazzale Roma, the main entry point, is 20 minutes, and the distance is 13 km (8 miles).
Rental cars and buses travel from the airport to the Piazzale Roma. From the Piazzale Roma, guests can take a vaporetto (water bus) across the lagoon to the train-station stop, about a two-minute walk from the hotel.
The vaporetto (water-bus) system connects the major islands of the lagoon (Murano, Burano, the Lido, and Torcello) with the historic center of Venice. Vaporetti 1 and 82 travel the Grand Canal from Piazzale di Roma to St Mark’s Square. Beyond water travel, walking is an easy way to explore Venice. The historic center measures just 8 square km (3 square miles). The hotel can also order water taxis on request.
Tax of 10% is not included in the price but will be added at the time of payment.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
Small pets only
Check-in time is 2 PM
Check-out time is Noon
This hotel is in a particularly historic area, with a vaporetto (water bus) stop just outside. About 1 kilometer (0.5 mile) away is the Ca’ d’Oro, the 15th-century “House of Gold,” filled with artworks and antiquities.
The Boscolo Hotel Bellini has a rooftop terrace with wrought-iron garden furniture and views of the Grand Canal and beyond. The hotel’s breakfast room opens to a garden. The Bar Canaletto, with exposed beams, marble floor, and Murano chandelier, serves drinks and snacks from late morning until late night. An on-site restaurant is open to groups only.
See a list of property amenities
Room service (limited hours)
Number of rooms: 97
24-hour front desk
Medical assistance available
Coffee in lobby
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Safe-deposit box – front desk
Babysitting or child care
Dry cleaning service
Air-conditioned public areas
Numerous recreational activities are available on the Lido, a slender island with a long, lovely beach and a golf club. The Lido is a 10-minute boat ride from St. Mark’s Square.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Boat launch nearby
Scooter/Moped Rentals nearby
Motor boating nearby
Bicycle rentals nearby
Horse riding/rental nearby
Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Internet access – TV
Cribs (infant beds) available
Internet access – surcharge
Massage – available in room
This five-story hotel has 97 air-conditioned guestrooms accessible by elevator. All feature lofty ceilings, gold-fabric walls, ruby-red carpets, and marble-topped desks. Rooms have 21-inch satellite TVs with Internet access (surcharge) and pay movies. Minibars and in-room safes are also included. Rose-marble bathrooms have Etro designer toiletries, telephones, and bidets; some have exterior windows, make-up mirrors, and heated towel racks.