Steeped in history, the opulent Aman Venice features original artwork and panoramic views of the Grand Canal. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel is conveniently located for exploring on foot.
The fact that the Bauer Palladio used to be a convent is obvious from the moment you step through the modest doorway attached to the façade of the adjoining church. Complete with its own cloistered courtyard and extensive flower gardens, the hotel extends on either side of the church. In the gardens you’ll find secluded herb beds and pleasant walkways. Another highlight of the property is the excellent spa adjacent to the main building with a relaxation room that overlooks the waters of St Mark’s Basin.
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Rooms at the Palladio are either in the main convent building or one of two more modern annexes in the gardens – Domus or Conventino. All rooms are of a good size, with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and a TV, and some display features of the original convent. The bathrooms are modern and spacious, the majority of which feature a shower and bath. Most rooms offer views either over the central courtyard or gardens, although there are some rooms in the main building that offer wonderful views across the water of St Mark’s Basin.
The peaceful island of Giudecca is a residential area where many Venetians live meaning there are far fewer tourists than other areas. The front of the property looks across the water to St Mark’s, which is accessible in about 15 minutes by the hotel’s water taxi shuttle, making it well located for exploring, but removed enough to offer a thoroughly different atmosphere.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served in a light-filled dining room decorated with frescoes, or on the courtyard terrace in summer. There’s also an additional dining room that offers an à la carte lunch and dinner menu. Giudecca has few restaurants so you may wish to make your way to Venice itself in the evening.
Facilities and activities
One of the few hotels in Venice with gardens and open space in which to relax. There is a lovely spa complete with a number of massage rooms as well as a couples’ treatment room. The highlight is the relaxation room with stunning views across the water to St Mark’s.
A lovely, quiet option away from the crowds and bustle of downtown Venice. If you want to explore the city at a slower, more relaxed pace, the Palladio is an excellent choice.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Set in an enviable position overlooking the entrance to the Grand Canal and just steps from St Mark’s Square, the Bauer Il Palazzo offers a mixture of 1940s Art Deco grandeur coupled with a beautiful 17th-century exterior.
Situated on the peaceful Giudecca Island just across the water from St Mark’s Square, this landmark hotel almost needs no introduction. Fully living up to its reputation as one of the most exclusive hotels in Venice, it is the right choice for those searching for a quiet yet lavish stay.
Located on the tip of the Dorsoduro area of Venice, the Ca Maria Adele is a boutique property unlike anywhere else in the city. With immaculately designed concept rooms and incredible attention to detail, it is the ideal option for those looking for something really special.
A converted palazzo (palace), the 15th-century Ca’ Sagredo still feels more like a palazzo than a hotel. Located right in the heart of Venice, overlooking the Grand Canal, this hotel is a wonderful boutique option with a truly authentic feel.
With a wonderfully modern design within a historic 19th century neo-Gothic building, the Centurion Palace is an excellent choice both stylistically as well as for its location directly on the Grand Canal in the peaceful Dorsoduro district.
Located on the quieter Cannaregio side of the Grand Canal, this charming and comfortable hotel is a great option for those who want a quieter visit with lovely rooftop views and a private water taxi entrance.
The Danieli is celebrated for its impeccable service and historic 14th-century architecture. The hotel is located just a few minutes' walk from St Mark’s Square, and directly opposite the Grand Canal.
Located just five minutes’ walk from the Rialto area and offering views of the Grand Canal, Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is an authentic Venetian palazzo (palace) that has been converted into a comfortable modern hotel.
In an excellent location just behind St Mark’s Square, the Palace Bonvecchiati is a modern hotel with stylish and spacious rooms.
This historic hotel is ideally placed on the Grand Canal, just a short walk from St Mark’s Square. Dating back to the 16th century, when it was owned by the Doge Gritti, it has achieved a balance between its wonderful heritage and a contemporary elegance.
Transport yourself back to the 1920s when rail travel was in its heyday, journeying in Art Deco style on the Venice Simplon Orient-Express.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Designed in the 16th century, specifically for navigating the narrow Venetian waterways, these beautiful boats offer the opportunity to enjoy the city as it was intended to be seen.
Learn about the history of Venice’s vibrant and elaborate masks and try your hand at making your own with materials such as brocade edging and bright acrylic paints.
Travel along the waterways of Venice by boat, viewing the city from the water on this two hour tour. You’ll see the different areas of the city and will even have the opportunity to view the lagoons and outlying islands.
This half day tour takes you to the iconic Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Square, and St Mark's Basilica. You will also have the opportunity to see some hidden areas of the Doge’s Palace not always open to the public.