Need to know
Eighteen, including six deluxe junior suites.
Noon. Check-in, from 2pm.
Double rooms from $273.74 (€245), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €4.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include Continental à la carte breakfast, tax and service. A minimum two-night stay applies at weekends (to include a Saturday night) and during Carnival; minimum three nights over xmas/New Year/Easter.
Check in to the Grand Canal Suite and you'll find prosecco chilling in your room on arrival, and the best table in the house – the intimate balcony seat for two – will be reserved for breakfast each morning (8am–11am). We loved the etched mirrors in the bathrooms, and the floor-to-ceiling windows and mirrors, which throw plenty of natural light into darker corners.
At the hotel
Library, free WiFi throughout, laundry; in rooms, flatscreen satellite TV, minibar housed in a cocktail cabinet, kingsize bed, safe.
Our favourite rooms
Every room at Palazzo Barbarigo is a decent size and has a canal view, so you’re onto a winner whichever you pick – although if you’ve set your heart on Grand Canal views, you’ll want one of the lovely Junior Suites, which also have separate dressing and wardrobe areas. Suite 1 (on the ground floor) and 10 are both corner rooms that have the best of both worlds – views of both the San Polo and Grand Canal.
Your sexiest silk lingerie – this is an uber-seductive lovers’ hideaway.
No pets. A third person can be added to a Junior suite or Grand Canal Junior Suite for €90 a night.
Welcome, although this hotel has a glamorous, grown-up feel. Cots are available free for under-3s, extra beds for 3-to-18-year-olds can be added to some suites for €90 a night. Babysitters cost €25 an hour.