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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).
The Hotel Danieli is among the most revered locations for tourists because of it's enviable location and royal environs. The luxurious rooms are nothing short of royal and the staff ensures the comfort of each and every guest. The furnishings are grand: some rooms are decorated in Byzantine style, and others are less opulent. The hotel is also home to Terrazza Danieli restaurant, which offers traditional Venetian and Mediterranean cuisine. An ideal destination for those who don't mind the astronomical rates for an indulgent stay in one of the most famous hotels around the globe.
Established in 1853 as the Hotel d’Angleterre & Pension, then later named Londres, Hotel Londra Palace was officially renamed in the 1970s. Just a few minutes away from the Piazza San Marco, this magnificent white marble structure stands regally over the lagoon. Its distinct rooms elegantly adorned with Biedermeier-style fixtures, fabric walls and pink marble bathrooms are the idyllic refuge for those visiting this romantic city. Dine in their elegant Do Leoni Restaurant for a gourmet feast or unwind at their veranda based Londrabar. With its splendid settings and wonderful hospitality, this is easily one of the best accommodations in town.
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.
Graced with numerous awards from prestigious media houses as well as travel boards, San Clemente Palace is a peek into the life of the ultra-affluent. The Palazzo San Clemente building origins date back to 1131, the year in which the church was built. Not only will you enjoy the artistic and historical beauty of the hotel, but also the professionalism of the staff, with their excellent linguistic skills, enabling them to converse in varied European languages, as well as English will only impress you. With the staff's awareness of the customs and needs of the diverse international clientèle, you are sure to feel right at home, no matter what country you hail from. The San Clemente Palace is only minutes away via motorboat from Piazza San Marco celebrated in film, art, and literature, and location for most of Venice's major museums.
On the Lido promenade, this large hotel is characterized by an elegance of olden times. Completely redecorated, the colourful furnishings are reminiscent of the Byzantine style of the Mediterranean. Every room of the hotel is an epitome of augustness and is designed with for utmost pampering of the guests. Decorated with fresh flowers and carefully furnished with cozy beds and seating spaces, overlooking the canals; Hotel Excelsior is made to look like a palace. The three restaurants-the Tropicana, La Taverna and La Terrazza offering regional and Mediterranean cuisine work towards pleasing your palate. And facilities like, a shuttle service to the historic centre of Venice, a private beach and a running track make ensure you have a relaxed stay here.