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 Gritti Palace
The lobby in itself is an excellent depiction of this hotel’s quiet and intimate grandeur, with its low ceilings and small reception rooms that lead on to even more charming little hideaways, all filled with antique furnishings and paintings. You instantly feel as if you are in a private home rather than a large, busy five star hotel. The bar and restaurant are both right on the riverfront with outdoor seating overlooking the Grand Canal.
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The rooms are all elegantly decorated in the traditional Venetian style, with glass chandeliers and antique furnishings. The Gritti has achieved a wonderful balance between the past and present without being overbearing. All the rooms have lovely big windows overlooking either the Grand Canal, a narrow gondola-lined smaller canal or the square behind. Most rooms have both a shower and a bath in an exquisite en suite with floor to ceiling marble.
On the other side of the building is the small Campo San Maria del Giglio, and the hotel has an entrance leading onto this. From here, you can easily explore all the main historical sites of Venice on foot, whilst also being very close to a vaporetto stop providing access to the more dispersed city sights.
Food and drink
Bar Longhi displays paintings by the Venetian artist as well as a plethora of antiques and Murano glasswork. With chairs both indoors and on the terrace, this is a fantastic spot to begin your Venetian experience either with breakfast or later for an aperitif. Restaurant Club del Doge offers lunch and dinner with excellent views over the Grand Canal towards Santa Maria della Salute Church.
A landmark hotel for those who want to experience a slice of history without compromising on luxury, views and comfort. Accessible by land and private water taxi, this is one of our most popular hotels.
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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.
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.
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.