Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

  • City Breaks, Italy, Venice

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Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal is everything you’d expect from a Venetian hotel. It’s a stunning building on the Grand Canal that dates back to the 17th Century. Head straight for the bar and grab a drink to enjoy on the terrace. You could easily sit here all day and just watch the boats and gondolas drift past. Breakfast is served on the terrace when the weather’s nice, which is a great way to start the day. The restaurant opens for dinner too so you can enjoy classic cuisine and a glass of local wine.

The hotel’s been modernised but still has a traditional Venetian feel in the rooms and public areas. Think frescoed ceilings and rich fabrics, which are offset by parquet floors and light colours. When you’re ready to get out and explore, you’ll be just a short distance from the sights. St. Mark’s Square is around the corner and you can see Rialto Bridge as soon as you leave the hotel. Don’t forget to stop by the famous Harry’s Bar for a Peach Bellini.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by water taxi from Venice Marco Polo airport.

Added value

Duration discounts available between 27 Jun - 15 Jul & 18 Jul - 02 Sep 21 (min stay 3 nights, excludes fair dates)

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine in room on arrival

  • No. of rooms: 99
  • Official rating: 4


Classic Double Rooms are an elegant mix of modern and classic Venetian design and have a minibar, safe, flat screen TV, air conditioning, hairdryer and free WiFi. They measure 21m² and can sleep up to two adults.

Superior Foglia D'oro Rooms are newly renovated in a contemporary style with light colours and gold leaf touches complemented by Murano glass chandeliers, velvet lined furniture and intricately decorated beamed ceilings. They can sleep two people.

Triple Superior Foglia D'oro Rooms rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Junior Suites sleep two adults and offer plenty of space with 35m² and comfortable seating area. They are available on request, please call to book.

Exclusive Rooms are 24m² and can sleep up to two adults. They have been recently renovated and offer views of the San Marco bell tower and Venetian rooftops. They are available on request, please call to book.

Suites are about 40m² and sleep two adults. They are divided into an elegantly furnished bedroom and a living room with comfy arm chairs. They are available on request, please call to book. 

Deluxe Canal View Rooms are about 23 - 25m² and sleep two people. They have beautiful views of the Grand Canal and the San Marco Basin. Thy're available on request, please call to book. 

Canal View Suites have panoramic views of the Maria della Salute and San Giorgio island. This bright and spacious suite has a living area with high back armchairs, tea table and antique writing desk as well as Murano glass chandelier. They are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Charm laden canals, golden squares, waterside palaces – it’s little wonder that Venice is billed as the most romantic city on earth.

A city for the curious, getting lost in Venice is half the fun. Time-worn streets lead you past tiny pizzerias and shops hung with Venetian masks. Gondoliers glide down waterways navigated by their ancestors, while vaporetti speed down the Grand Canal to St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Islands gather in the surrounding Venetian Lagoon – and each have their own specialty. Nip over to Murano to see the masterful glass blowers or to Burano to wander the canals framed by rainbow-coloured houses.



Walking tour of Venice (1 hour 30)

Nothing beats a walking tour to get your bearings and a real feel for a city. The same goes in Venice -with the help of our local guide you’ll wander between the top sights getting a taste for the history, cultures and stories that make up the city. There’s lots to take in from the treasures of Piazza San Marco to the unique landmarks of Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, so get ready to explore. At the end, if you’d like to continue the excursion you’ll have the option to visit the workshop of one of Venice’s glass craftsmen (payable locally).

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £25pp – hotel pickup and drop off is not included

Doges Palace (1 hour 15)

Palazzo Ducale’s one of the most iconic buildings in Venice. These skip the line tickets give you the chance to explore inside the former home of the doge of Venice. Your expert guide will give you an insight into how it became the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Government. Visit the magnificent chambers, stuccoed halls filled with artworks by the Venetian masters such as Titian and Bellini. Walk through the eerie, narrow passageways towards the prison cells and the famous Bridge of Sighs.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £50pp – hotel pickup and drop off is not included

Ducal Venice (2 hours 30)

Combine two tours, the walking tour of Venice and the Doge’s Palace. Take a guided walk through the streets of Venice – your guide will tell you the tales of the city and point out the sights, giving you a true feel for the floating city. After, take a guided tour of Palazzo Ducale. Skip the line tickets mean you’ll have more time to explore the chambers and grand halls of the building that the Venetian Empire once centred around.

Departs: Daily form 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £72pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Golden Basilica (1 hour)

St Marks Basilica has to be one of the world’s most majestic Cathedrals. With this skip the line ticket you’ll have the opportunity to explore the unique building and see its beautiful golden mosaics – they cover an astonishing 43 thousand square feet! Your expert guide will teach you the history of how this incredible structure came to be and show you the works of art by the Venetian masters.

Departs: Mon – Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £30pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included.

Byzantine Venice (2 hours 30)

The Republic of Venice had long standing trade connections with the Byzantine Empire. These days the connections are best seen in the cities Venetian-Byzantine architecture. The best example of this has to be the Golden Basilica in St Mark’s Square. Begin your Byzantine experience on a walking tour of the city’s top sights – your expert guide will give you an insight into the city’s history and the role it played linking the east and the west. After, get up close to the mosaic laden, jewel encrusted Byzantine Golden Basilica, an icon of Venice. With skip the line tickets and a guided tour you’ll be able to get a real feel for the history of this incredible structure.  

Departs: Mon – Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £53pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Inside Venice (2 hours)

Explore the Venice of the Doges and its eastern influences. Begin with a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace, visiting the halls of power where masterpieces adorn the walls. In the second part of the tour your guide will take you to see the golden mosaics of the Basilica di San Marco, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice, the only one of its kind in Italy.

Departs: Mon – Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £74pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Absolute Venice (3 hours 30)

Combine a walking tour of Venice with, skip the line tickets and guided visits to the Doge’s Palace and the Golden Basilica. Start by learning about the city’s most iconic sights on a guided walking tour, before exploring the building that the Venetian Empire centred around, the Doge’s Palace. Here you’ll see the lavish chambers laden with artwork by the great artists of the renaissance and be led through the narrow passages that lead to the prison cells over the Bridge of Sighs. Finally, end the tour with a visit to the magnificent Byzantine Cathedral, the Basillica di San Marco. Sit comfortably as your guide explains the scenes depicted in the beautiful gold mosaics and artworks.

Departs: Mon – Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £93pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Venetian Waterways & Grand Canal by Gondola (1 hour)

Take a gondola ride along the canals of this magical city. This excursion will take you to the quiet secluded waterways that pass beneath small bridges, as well as along the Grand Canal. Admire Palazzo Molin del Cuoridoro, known as Mozart's House and pass by the world famous La Fenice Theatre as you float along the Rio Canal. Soak up breath-taking view of the Doges Palace and of St. Marks’ Bell tower from a unique vantage point on the water. Enjoy commentary on your gondola tour by downloading the mobile App.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £31pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Gondola Serenade (30 minutes)

Enjoy a “promenade” by gondola – it’s by far the most elegant way to cross the Grand Canal. Step aboard (maximum six people) and listen as your serenaded by musicians and singers performing beautiful Italian songs, as you float along the small waterways of Venice.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £39pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Venetian Savours (1 hour 45)

On this evening food tour you’ll be led through the “calli” (streets) to discover the flavours of Venice. Visit local “Bacari” (bars) and sample “Cicchetti” (snacks) which are specialties of Venetian cuisine. End your evening with a drink, served in a typical bar Venetian bar.

Departs: Tue, Fri & Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £47pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Tour to the Islands: Murano, Burano & Torcello (4 hours 30)

Discover the Venetian lagoons on this panoramic boat excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello. Your guide will explain the history and traditions of the Islands as you sail through the lagoon. In Murano visit an historic glassblowing factory, in Burano see the colourful houses and admire the hand-made laces and in Torcello discover the first settlements of the inhabitants of Venice. 

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £18pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Please note that our Venice excursions are not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.


General Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Private water platform
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Breakfast is served in the grand dining room where you'll find a buffet service with a rich variety of freshly baked pastries, homemade jams, cold meats and fresh fruit juices and coffee.

Grand Canal Restaurant is open to both guests and the public and is renowned for its inventive and luxurious dishes. The exceptional team of chefs work with local ingredients and create recipes inspired by traditional cuisine as well as modern resulting in an eclectic collection of dishes ranging from Swordfish tartare to honey-whiskey glazed duck breast. The restaurant looks out over the Grand Canal and during the warmer months dinner can be taken out on the terrace with panoramic views of the San Marco basin and island of Guidecca.

Terrace Bar has lovely canal views and is an ideal spot for a cocktail or glass of wine before dinner.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 12.3369453
  • Latitude: 45.432334

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Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal
Venice, City Breaks,Bed & Breakfast
27/06/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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