Palazzo Barbarigo boutique hotel on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Palazzo Barbarigo boutique hotel Venice’s Grand Canal

Palazzo Barbarigo is a small, luxuriously designed boutique hotel located on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. It enjoys a superb location in the immediate vicinity of the famous Pisani-Moretta Palace, not far from the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto). By choosing to stay in this design hotel, you will be less than twenty minutes on foot from St. Mark’s Square.

The palace, built in 1569, is today a true design “laboratory”. He redefines the standards of interior architecture with a clever blend of innovation and respect for historic Venetian architecture.

This luxury boutique hotel is equipped with a private mooring pontoon on the Grand Canal of Venice. A boat transfer service can be arranged (on request).

Rooms & Suites

Palazzo Barbarigo boutique hotel Venice: Junior Suite
Junior Suite

The Palazzo Barbarigo hotel has 18 rooms overlooking the Grand Canal or the Rio de San Polo. An idyllic setting for a romantic stay in the heart of Venice.

Wifi internet connection is available in all rooms as well as in some common areas of the hotel.


A delicious breakfast is served à la carte. Lunch, aperitifs and cocktails are available at the Art Déco Lounge Bar.

Palazzo Barbarigo also has a small meeting room with a decorated ceiling capable of accommodating up to 10 people. The lounge space is ideal for organizing private dinners, cocktail evenings, events and ceremonies.

The entire palace can be reserved to celebrate weddings, birthdays or any special event in a unique setting. Many high fashion houses have chosen the hotel for their seminars.

Reviews & Comments

According to Tripadvisor, Palazzo Barbarigo has 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 748 reviews, and it is ranked #60 out of 360 hotels in Venice. The guests praised the location, the views, the staff, and the rooms. Some of the negative comments mentioned the noise, the lack of amenities, and the high price. According to, it has 8.6 out of 10 based on 56 reviews. The guests liked the decor, the bar, the breakfast, and the hospitality. Some of the complaints mentioned the small size, the poor lighting, and the outdated facilities. Overall, Palazzo Barbarigo seems to be a good choice for travelers who want a romantic and intimate stay in Venice, with easy access to the main attractions. However, it may not be suitable for those who are looking for a spacious and modern hotel with a lot of services.

Location & Tourist attractions

Facade of the hotel Palazzo Barbarigo, view of the Grand Canal
Facade of the hotel, view of the Grand Canal

Palazzo Barbarigo is located in the San Polo district, one of the six sestieri (administrative divisions) of Venice. It is the smallest and oldest sestiere, and it is known for its lively markets, churches, and museums. This hotel is close to some of the main attractions of Venice, such as the Rialto Bridge, the Basilica dei Frari, and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Palazzo Barbarigo can be reached by boat or gondola, as it has a private dock at the main entrance. It is also possible to take a water bus (vaporetto) to the San Tomà stop, which is about 5 minutes walk from the palace. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or a shuttle from the airport, which can be arranged on request.

Contact details for Palazzo Barbarigo hotel

All photos come from the hotel via its website.