10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Good standard of accommodation.
"We stayed here for two nights. We had two deluxe rooms in the hotel and were very pleased with the quality of accommodation. The beds were very comfortable and the work areas were well planned (even though we did not need them). Reception staff were very attentive and were concerned that we enjoy our stay. They recommended restaurants and places to visit. We had a major thunderstorm both nights of our stay and they were quick to provide umbrellas! The major disappointment was breakfast. It didn't match the quality of the hotel...tinned fruit cocktail, soggy pastries and bitter coffee. This is something that the hotel should seek to improve. The location of the hotel was very good. We were wakened by the tolling bells nearby and were within a few minutes walk of St Marks and the Rialto Bridge. We had three hours free internet connection per room which proved useful during our stay. I would recommend the hotel ...but with some reservations about breakfast!"
- Travel date: 29th August 2008
Perfect location, perfect palace
"Having decided upon Venice as our honeymoon destination we searched high and low for a hotel that had a luxurious look to it and came across the Ruzzini Palace. We were not dissapointed! The grand hall ways and historical features are what really make this hotel stand out above the rest. We stayed in a Junior suite and found this had adequate space with gorgeous views. The staff helped us with every question we had and the room was seen to (bathroom cleaned, bed made etc) every day. In our opinion the location could not be better - in the centre of venice to get a real feel for the city and a short walk from the main attractions, yet far enough to not be woken by hussle and bussle and to appreciate smaller (and often slightly cheaper) resturants nearby. Breakfast may have lacked a choice of something hot but it is available at an extra cost if you're really desperate, nevertheless we found the breakfast adequate and probably not unlike most other hotels in venice. Although on honeymoon we didn't 'splash out' all the time and chose to use the water bus from the airport to the hotel (we only had one suitcase). This was definately more of an adventure which we loved but we know we would never have found our way to the Ruzzini had we not printed off the directions and pdf map on the hotel website before leaving home! Overall a real gem of a hotel and worth paying the extra if you appreciate its history and location."
- Travel date: 9th August 2008
Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice
"We stayed at the Ruzzini Palace for 3 nights in July. We couldn't find many reviews on the place before we booked it, but luckily it turned out to be a good choice. It was ideally located mid way between the Rialto Bridge and Saint Marks Square in a quiet square. The directions were a bit sketchy although we found our way there eventually! On arriving we were greeted by friendly and helpful reception staff and shown to our room which was the lowest priced room but was still a lot better than some rooms we've had over the years. There was a lovely modern large bathroom, a large bedroom and also a long hallway with a closet, safe and desk. The inclusive breakfast was continental but still had a good choice of breads, meats, cheeses, fruit and cakes, together with juices and tea or coffee. Additional cooked items could be ordered at an extra charge. All in all the hotel is of a good standard, well located and proved to be very good value for money, which unfortunately is more than I can say about Venice in general which I found to be extremely overpriced and definately not good value for money!!"
- Travel date: 30th July 2008
True luxury and service
"My sister and I stayed at Ruzzini palace for 4 days in June and were overwhelmed by the quality, service and beautiful rooms. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly (see Paul at the bar..) and the rooms were far beyond our expectations so spacious, comfortable and elegantly appointed. If you are going to Venice, pack light and stay at Ruzzini Palace."
- Travel date: 25th July 2008
A Real Palace
"A real palace with an excellent location and helpful staff.We stay at the hotel in july in room 304 (the deluxe room )with our ten years old daughter and all of us liked the hotel and Venice."
- Travel date: 21st July 2008
Soooo over the top....
"Venice was our first stop in a nine day trip to Italy. We arrived at the airport and took a water taxi directly to the back door of the hotel. Checked our bags, changed our clothes and took off to explore the city. Great check in, accomodating staff. When we came back to actually see our "Junior Suite" we thought we were on Candid Camera or something - a "parlor" that was 40' x 50' with a 20' ceiling, a fresco on the ceiling, windows over looking the Piazza, a writing room, PLUS the large bedroom, with another fresco on the ceiling and a private bath. Completely unbelievable room. Location was wonderful - quiet square, close to St. Mark's and the Grand Canal. It was a GREAT first hotel in our trip. Highest recommendation."
- Travel date: 13th July 2008
Great Place to stay
"Just got back from a three night stay at the Ruzzini Palace. This trip was my first to Italy and Europe and I was expecting the worst from hotels. I was very pleasantly surprised with the Ruzzini palace. We took at water taxi for the 4 of us from the airport. I would definately suggest this because it drops you off right at the back door of the hotel. Using the water bus would be about a 10 walk through narrow streets and over bridges, so if you have a lot of luggage splurge for the water taxi.(It's only money right!) We had two rooms, a regular and an junior suite on the second floor. The regular room was beautiful. The ceiling has frescos and very impressive lighting. Our room overlooked the Piazza, so we would open our windows in the morning and people watch. My parents had a junior suite and man was it impressive. It had a sitting room that was double the size or our room, along with a bedroom. I am not sure of the price for the junior suite, but you shoudl definately check to see if it is available. It will be the most impressive room of your trip. Breakfast was not impressive, but that is to be expected in Italy. Also the coffee was not very good. The only major complaint we had was the excursion that the concierge set up for us. He set up a trip to Murano for us on Sunday. The cost was to be 60 euros for all four which we thought was a great deal. We took a water taxi to Murano and felt like kings when we arrived. We were dissapointed to find that the factory was closed and we only got a short 10 min demonstration of the glass blowing. We then were lead into the showroom in which we were paraded around for at least an hour and half. It was impressive, but they continually tried to get us to buy items, all of which were outrageously priced. When we were finally done we asked about our ride home and were told that no one new anything about a return taxi. I would compare this the timeshare tours they take you on in Mexico. In the end all was ok because the concierge refunded half of the price, but I would not suggest this option. Overall this is a great new hotel with fabulous rooms. I would sugguest this hotel to any of my friends and family. This was by far the best hotel we stayed in while in Italy. Enjoy!"
- Travel date: 13th July 2008
Great location fantastic experience
"This is a great place to stay. The rooms are recently renovated, great quality fittings, cleanliness etc and lovely ceilings with the original rafters of the palace. Five to ten minute walk to Rialto Bridge. Service was excellent. According to our gondalier man Cassanova once frequented the palace....a lovely experience of Venice. Andrew"
- Travel date: 7th July 2008
Enjoyed our stay at the Ruzzini Palace
"Just returned from a four night stay at the Ruzzini Palace. I was reluctant to stay here as there are so few reviews available. We booked two rooms, a standard and a deluxe room. Our children stayed in the standard and my wife and I had the deluxe. The location is excellent. Short walk to everything. The hotel is brand new, opened the end of March so everthing is new inside. It is a restored palace and is a lovely building (ask for a tour of the palace). The standard room was a little on the small side and dark. It overlooked the canal and was 139 euros per night through the hotel. If this were our only room I would have been a little dissapointed. The deluxe room was very large with a sofa and chair in a sitting area and very large bathroom overlooking the plaza. It was 190 euros per night and both included breakfast and free internet. The bathrooms in both rooms were nice and new however each had a tub with hand shower which was a little annoying as I like to have a shower rather than having to hold a sprayer. The beds were new but a little too firm for my tastes but all the beds we had in Italy were very firm. Everything was clean and the people at the hotel were great. The concierge went out of his way to help plan our days, reserve restaurants, give directions, etc. He was incredible. He would even leave us notes for the next day of suggestions of what to do. The breakfast was mediocore at best. Selection of a few meets, cereal, yogurt, and rolls. No eggs or hot items. Because of the poor breakfast, firm beds, and lack of shower I gave the place 4 stars. However, we really enjoyed our stay and would stay there again in the future. Great location and very clean. I would not get a standard room as the deluxe room was certainly worth the extra cost. The directions from the water bus were confusing. We walked with our roller luggage and had a hard time finding the place at first. We did not use the private water taxi as we wanted to save money (6.50 euro per person vs 90 euro). All in all a very nice place to stay when in Venice. Hope this review helps. David"
- Travel date: 22nd June 2008
Fabulous Hotel Great Location
"Just returned from a three nights stay at this hotel. it is in a great location, quiet but only a short distance from both St Mark's Square and The Rialto Bridge. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the breakfast good and our room was lovely very modern and very clean. The only downside to room was the bath it looked very stylish but not very practical."
- Travel date: 14th May 2008
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