To experience how the affluent live, pay a visit to the Hotel Gritti Palace. With the Grand Canal providing a perfect romantic setting, and a look at the imposing dome, you get a fair idea of what to expect inside. The lobby with its mile high ceilings adorned with huge chandeliers, invites you into the lap of luxury. The plush rooms with lovely paintings, rich draperies, and all the modern conveniences offer a wonderful mix of old and new. The Club del Doge restaurant not only offers world class cuisine but also gives an enchanting view of the grand canal. Built in 1525, it served as residence to the Doge of Venice. Some of its most esteemed guests have included the British Royal family, Princes of Monaco, and Hollywood Stars. Ernest Hemingway went a step further and termed it the best hotel in Venice (he also has a suite of the hotel dedicated to him).
Contemporary in style, august in appearance; Hotel Plazzao Barbarigo is an epitome of luxury. All the drama begins at the Palazzo Barbarigo once you alight from your water taxi. As you enter into the lobby you will be mesmerized by the intricate designs and art work that graces each of their walls. They house 18 rooms and each of these have been patiently crafted to look nothing less than a king's private den. Comfortable and royal beds provide a cozy snuggle and august seating spaces let you enjoy the warmth of the rooms overlooking the turquoise canals through a window. Indulge into a gourmet breakfast before heading out on an excursion through the city. Once you return back to your luxury den, soak up in a luscious bath and enjoy some wine in your private balcony.
Set in a historic building, La Villeggiatura is a quaint B&B in town. Located near attractions like Ca' d'Oro, Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco and Museo Cà Pesaro, it features six themed rooms of which two are loft suites. Named after a popular Goldoni play, each accommodation has a Venetian musical, theater, art or cinematic theme. All of them feature artisanal frescoes. The Oriental Turandot, traditional Doge, romantic Mondo nuovo and Vivaldi are some of the abodes in this B&B. You will definitely feel at home away from home at this charming hotel.
Hilton Hotel and Resorts brings to you Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice. Supposedly Venice's largest hotel, this luxury accommodation provides guests with comfortable rooms equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure their stay is a pleasant one. The hotel also provides amazing vistas of the city and the harbor. The Kelly Spa will rejuvenate you spend with soothing massages from trained masseuses. You can also opt for a sauna or a relaxing Turkish bath. Restaurant Il Molino is perfect to enjoy a heavy breakfast or brunch before heading out on an excursion through the city. There's no need to leave your pet behind as the hotel is pet-friendly and also has various childcare facilities for children. If you are wondering where to stay during your vacation in Venice, you won’t be disappointed with the multiple award-winning Hilton Molino Stucky Venice. Note that since the hotel is on Giudecca Island, it’s only accessible via boat.
Hotel Metropole has a history dating back to 1500. This beautiful, lagoon facing hotel will charm you with its antique appointments throughout its structure. Its distinct rooms will allure you with its art deco, antique prints and rich fabrics. This award-winning accommodation embodies the essence of Venice into a timeless romance. Exuding an enigmatic aura, it features a gallery exhibiting their valuable collections, Citrus Garden, a conference room and a cellar. Dine at their acclaimed MET Restaurant or unwind at the Oriental Bar over cocktails and live music. Don't miss their Tea Ceremony which is held everyday from October to March. You can also avail of massages in your room for a rejuvenating experience.
Hotel Cipriani is world famous for its excellent service. Every corner of this ultra-luxurious hotel oozes sophistication and panache. The location is their unique proposition giving the hotel an edge above most of the boutique hotels in the city. On one side it overlooks Piazza San Marco, and the view is truly magnificent. On the other side it faces its own private, lush green garden which is graced with exotic flowers and the turquoise ocean greets the entrance of the hotel. Every room of Hotel Cipriani is made to look like a king's bedroom with utmost attention paid to the smallest of aspects like; quality and texture of linens used on the beds to fabrics used in the curtains. Unique offerings such as a heated seawater swimming pool, a wellness center and a glamorous restaurant, work towards providing guests with a multi-sensory experience.
This centrally located 17th-century hotel, near all the main tourist attractions, is elegant and sophisticated. There are 99 elegantly furnished rooms, with some that look out onto the Bacino San Marco, which are particularly romantic. Hotel Monaco & Grande Canal offers a volley of conveniences like laundry service, a well-equipped business center, high speed internet access and childcare facilities, to name a few. The on site restaurant Grande Canal serves sublime Venetian cuisine while the casino keeps the guests entertained. Whether you're on business or a romantic getaway, Hotel Monaco & Grande Canal has got you covered.
Decorated in 17th-century Venetian style, The Westin Europa & Regina, which is located near the Piazza San Marco, has a view over the Canal Grande. Fully equipped with a range of services, including transportation facilities, it is perfect for tourists who want to pamper themselves. A spa in the room and childcare facilities make it a prime spot for travellers.
Close to Via XXII Marzo, the main shopping street, Hotel Floral has a peaceful garden. Every room is decorated in a different way, but all offer the same level of comfort. Some have access to the garden and almost all look out onto it. You can also pre-book a baby-sitter or fill in their Little Needs Form to get anything from baby wipes to bibs and nappies. This family-friendly accommodation is a nice haven when exploring the city.
Only a 5-minute walk from Saint Mark's Square and 300 metres from La Fenice Theatre, Cà del Pozzo offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The Cà del Pozzo is located on the third floor of a building with no lift. Each room comes with a fridge and electric kettle. The private bathroom is complete with a shower. A shared kitchen is available at the property. The Santa Maria del Giglio water bus stop is about a 2-minute walk away.