“Suite Dreams” – 10 luxury hotels in Venice
Venice, a city of legendary beauty and history, one of the most magical, fascinating and romantic destinations in the world with a setting and an atmosphere hard to beat. Yet, if you wish to make your stay in the sinking-city even more special and unforgettable, willing to splash out some Euros, check out these top luxury hotels and get ready to indulge in a truly de luxe Venice experience.
Hotel Cipriani €630(super saver) – over €3000pn
Away from the hustle and bustle of Venice, set in lush gardens, you would probably feel like being in another island while staying in the swanky resort-style Hotel Cipriani. No surprise it’s a popular one with the rich-’n-famous and visiting sheiks coming to haven to the exclusivity of this resort on Giudecca Island.
Only a 4-minutes spectacular ride divided Hotel Cipriani to the tourist centre of Venice, St. Mark’s Square, provided by the 24/7 complimentary boat service.
When you had enough of playing tourist around Venice, you could always relax in the quiet gardens and the swimming pool.
If luxury is never enough for you, fancying your private butler and your own private view on the lagoon and St. Mark’s Square, then check in at 15th-century Palazzo Vendramin, connected to the hotel through an ancient courtyard and flowered passage-way.
Hotel Danieli €300 – over €2000
One of the most prestigious setting in Venice, just a stone’s throw from Piazza San Marco, looking out over the lagoon, the Hotel Danieli is another unique, luxury hotel that combine the stylish decor of three unique Venetian palaces, Palazzo Dandolo, Casa Nuova, Danieli Excelsior Palace dating back to the 14th, 19th, and 20th Centuries.
The first two features precious antiques and rugs, hand-carved marble columns, Murano glass chandeliers in typical Venetial style while the Danieli Excelsior Palace recently went under a superb makeover by designer Jacques Garcia giving a signature blend of modern and baroque Venetian style.
To get an exclusive view of Venice, get to the roof terrace on the newly revamped Restaurant Terrazza Danieli.
Gritti Palace €300-2000
Located on the enchanting Grand Canal, the Gritti Palace preserves all the charm of a 16th-century Doge’s Palazzo offering traditional Venetian style and elegance. 91 rooms each uniquely, elegantly decorated with antiques, precious fabrics, handmade glass light fixtures, marble bathrooms to enhance the atmosphere of the Venetian Grand life. The imposing palazzo, in the heart of Venice, boasts incomparable views over Santa Maria della Salute and it’s just a stroll from St Mark Square.
Luna Hotel Baglioni €264-1725
Few steps away from St. Mark’s Square and the tourist heart of Venice, behind the ordinary facade, the hotel Luna Baglioni offers a luxury and exclusive stay to all guests.
The Luna Baglioni is the oldest hotel to open in Venice back in 1474. 109 rooms and suites that were lately restored to their sumptuous with shiny marble, precious fabric, frescoes decorations and Murano glass. It’s not your usual super-posh hotel but it rather feels elegantly cosy and full of character.
Bauer Hotel €275-1250
Tucked away from St. Mark’s Square, the hotel Bauer is an old-fashioned luxury hotel. The main building, the Bauer Hotel, is hidden behind a typical Venetian 1940’s facade but lacks the Grand Canal view. For that you will have to stay at the boutique joint hotel, Il Palazzo, housed in the older building within a Grand Canal location. For a comfy home-alike stay you could opt for the Casanova elegant apartments, adjacent to the Bauer.
San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort €215-3000
Nestled among the tranquillity in the verdant San Clemente Island, the San Clemente Palace offers pamper and relax breaks in the central lagoon of Venice. 200 luxury rooms, swimming pool, golf course, tennis court, lush gardens, a wellness spa give guests plenty of chances to unwind. Round the clock motorboat service will bring them within 10 minutes to St. Mark’s square.
Ca’ Sagredo €250-1900
Leaning on the Grand Canal, between Ca’ D’Oro and the Rialto Bridge, the majestic 15th century noble residence Palazzo Ca’ Sagredo is as much as a museum as a hotel with the ballrooms and the rooms home to important artworks by the most representative Venetian painters of the 17th and 18th centuries such as Giambattista Tiepolo. 42 rooms beautifully restored and decorated with the standard Venetian luxury.
Next to Rialto Market and the Ca’ D’ora vaporetto station.
Londra Palace €265-699
Along the Riva degli Schiavoni, the Londra Palace offers a relaxed and elegant atmosphere with 53 rooms, each of them unique, some with enchanting views of St. Mark’s Basin and the city.
An historic hotel dating back to 1853 that has welcomed special guests such as the Russian composer Petr Il’lc Tchaikovsky (during his stay he got inspired to compose the first three movements of Symphony No. 4), Gabriele D’Annunzio and Nobel Prize in literature Jorge Luis Borges and Iosif Brodskij.
Boscolo Dei Dogi €196 – up to €1300-5000 for the presidential suite
A place of majesty and lavishness, housed in the former French embassy– The Palazzo Rizzo Patarol, the hotel Boscolo Dei Dogi boasts 18th century decor, restored original frescoes, 72 deluxe rooms, a spa and an unique 2,000 square metres garden including botanical species. Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Venice, although it offers a shuttle boat service to St. Mark Square, it’s a perfect spot to immerse into a magical Venice off the beaten track and discover Venice’s hidden corners on foot.
Westin Excelsior €230-3500
A remarkable grand Iberian-Moresque style hotel in Venice Lido, next to the headquarters of the Venice Film Festival . Bear it’s a seasonal resort opening from April to October offering 197 luxury rooms and a range of leisure activities such as at the pool and the exclusive private beach where guest can enjoy many water sports.
- Try to steer away from Venice peak times – Carnival, Regatta, Biennale, Christmas and Easter – to get a quieter and cheaper stay in this magical city.
- Rates change significantly during events, weekends and peak holiday times or depending on special online offer and obviously on the room’s standard, plus the Grand Canal view is a pricey optional. Hence, take the above rates with a grain of salt. Always check it out!
- Despite those luxury hotels, Venice vaunts heaps of hotels, guesthouses, apartments yet with lots of character and charm but without breaking the bank .