5 top Venice luxury hotels
The iconic Hotel Danieli and
other dream palaces
Speaking about Venice luxury hotels, the legendary Hotel Danieli deserves honorable mention, being the Venetian luxury hotel par excellence, and one of the symbols of the Veneto maritime town splendor, in 2009 rated by the Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the 500 best hotels in the world.
It lies in a wonderful location as well, next to the Doge’s Palace and a few steps from St Mark square.
An iconic hotel attended by past and present celebrities, and where you can feel immersed in history, in a location rich in charme where many movies were filmed.
It is made up of 3 palaces. The central and oldest one, dating back to the 1400s, was the residence of a Venetian doge, Enrico Dandolo, and his family.
The interior is stunningly luxurios, embellished with Murano chandeliers, marbles, precious tapestry and fine antique furnishings. Just having a look at the hotel pictures is a real feast for the eyes!
The view from the restaurant terrace, offering dishes ranging from Venetian and Mediterranean cuisine to more exotic food, is as stunning as rare for a Venetian hotel, allowing ample vision of the San Marco basin.
A tip: some of the rooms begin to show signs of decay, so try to ask for one of the remodeled rooms.
Another of the best Venice luxury hotels is the Hotel Gritti, a stunning exclusive 5 star hotel for those who don’t have budget limits.
It is located nothing less than along the breathtaking Grand Canal, a stone’s throw from the Peggy Guggenheim museum, the Teatro La Fenice and St Mark square.
Built in 1525, this typical Venetian gothic palace was the residence of the Doge Andrea Gritti.
91 classy rooms and luxury suites embellished with antique furnitures and equipped with any comforts.
For those who want to feel like an ancient Venetian aristocrat but with all the comforts of modernity.
It’s the most ancient hotel of Venice dating back to 1100's, and it used to give shelter to the Knights Templar on the occasion of their visits to the Venice Republic.
Located in a prestigious corner a few steps away from St Mark Square, this aristocratic hotel offers a stunning view over the St Mark basin and the lagoon.
Recently remodeled, among the Venice luxury hotels it is rated the second best one.
The interiors are stunningly beautiful, boasting exclusive suites with both Venetian style and art deco furnitures, marbles and Murano chandeliers. The majestic hall is decorated with Tiepolo’s frescoes, and you can enjoy a lavish buffet breakfast immersed in frescoed rooms. Pamper yourself with the fine Veneto and Italian cuisine served in its award winning Ristorante Canova.
A luxury and intimate hotel at once, with spacious and bright rooms furnished with a tasteful Venetian style, blending traditional elegance with modern tecnology.
Enjoy a rich breakfast outdoor sitting on its terrace in front of the Grand Canal with an exclusive view on the Baroque Church Santa Maria della Salute.
The hotel, made up of 5 buildings dating back to the 1600s and 1700, features among others a fitness center.
It was listed in Condé Nast Traveler's 2005 Gold List.
There are 38 suites and 44 guestrooms in this Venetian gothic boutique hotel overlooking the Grand Canal.
Lavishly furnished with a tasteful blend of ancient Venetian and modern style, it offers all the comforts and luxury reserved to privileged. Pamper yourself into the fitness and relaxation lounges, equipped with sauna and steam room, or take a Jacuzzi on the roof top terrace with the most stunning view over the Grand Canal. Professional trainers and masseurs offer a variety of therapies at your request.
Finally enjoy a fine cuisine at the Hotel Gourmet restaurant, sitting on the terrace - indoor or outdoor - overlooking the Grand Canal. Another precious jem among the Venice luxury hotels, just a few minutes away from St Mark square.
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