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 foundations of this hotel date back to the 13th century, but it was rebuilt in the 19th century and named Palazzo Genovese. It is one of the few properties with a large courtyard, which is now the elegant land entrance to the hotel. On the other side of the building is the hotel’s private water taxi entrance and long terrace bar offering excellent views of the Grand Canal and the Santa Maria della Salute Church. This contemporary yet classically Venetian designed hotel has a great selection of rooms, many with high ceilings or wooden beams and all with large, comfortable beds.
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Large and spacious, the rooms at the Centurion Palace are an excellent example of this hotel’s unique design. They either have fantastic high ceilings or original wooden beams, while the walls are decorated with pieces of contemporary art. The views can vary from picturesque Venetian rooftops, inner courtyard scenes or stunning vistas of the Grand Canal. The bathrooms are lined in gold, a signature feature, and mostly have baths as well as showers.
The Dorsoduro district is full of lovely restaurants and bars. If you do want to hop over to the St Mark's area, you can easily do so on a traghetto (gondola-style foot ferry) or a vaporetto (water bus) from Salute station. In the evenings, the hotel also offers a free shuttle across the canal to St Mark’s. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is also nearby.
Food and drink
The stylish white dining room with its futuristic design offers views across the water to the historic frontages that line the Grand Canal. Outside, there is a charming terrace area which can also be enjoyed for breakfast or for a quiet drink during the day. For lunch and dinner there is an excellent à la carte menu on offer or, should you wish to venture further afield, there are plenty of charming restaurants within easy reach nearby.
Facilities and activities
There is a small gym on the top floor of the hotel as well as massage facilities on request.
We particularly like the Centurion Palace for its excellent location on the banks of the Grand Canal in the charming Dorsoduro district. Unlike many of the city’s other historic properties, the Centurion Palace’s neo-gothic façade and bright modern interiors make it a real breath of fresh air.
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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.
Located in a 16th-century convent on the peaceful island of Giudecca just south of Venice’s central islands, the Bauer Palladio is a wonderful retreat from the bustle and crowds of Venice. The hotel features a large courtyard garden and plenty of green space in which to relax.
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.
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.