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.
Built in the 16th century, the Aman Venice is located directly on the Grand Canal, just steps away from the Rialto Bridge and less than a ten-minute walk to St Mark’s Square. The hotel is set within the grand Palazzo Papadopoli, one of the first Renaissance palaces in Venice to have an elevator as well as one of the first homes to feature electric-powered chandeliers and a phone system, and it’s no surprise that the property continues to remain at the forefront as one of Venice’s premiere hotels.
The canal-front Baroque building features soaring ceilings ornamented with original frescoes that have been carefully restored to their former glory. The lavishness of the public areas continues through to the 24 guestrooms, which contain period furnishings alongside contemporary conveniences.
The hotel’s restaurant, Arva, offers an elegant menu that features seasonally inspired Venetian dishes crafted from local ingredients. During the summer, alfresco dining is also available in the hotel’s garden, which overlooks the city’s waterway.
The chic, adults-only spa provides a full range of services, from manicures to body scrubs, and the small well-equipped gym boasts panoramic views of the city. The hotel also offers a hidden jetty entrance, roof terrace and a well-stocked library.
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All 24 rooms and suites offer views of the Grand Canal or the hotel’s private gardens. While the rooms vary in size and configuration, they retain their original characteristics. Many feature restored frescoes, silk wall coverings, oak parquet floors and sparkling chandeliers. These period pieces, reminiscent of the palazzo’s romantic heritage, are complemented by contemporary furnishings.
Located directly on the Grand Canal in the heart of the city, the Aman Venice is just moments away from Rialto Bridge and less than a ten-minute walk from St Mark’s Square.
Food and drink
The hotel's restaurant, Arva, offers an exquisite menu that features seasonally inspired Venetian dishes. Using fresh, artisanal ingredients from the Italian countryside, the chefs prepare bold, authentic dishes that are served family style. During the summer, alfresco dining is available in the hotel’s canal-side garden. The seasonally inspired dishes are paired with wine from the hotel’s well-stocked cellar, which contains over 500 bottles of prized wines from around the world.
Room service is available 24 hours a day. The extensive room service menu offers everything from fresh smoothies to cheese platters to gourmet dishes.
In addition to several dining options, the Aman Venice has a plethora of places to unwind with a drink. Enjoy your wine while basking in the sunshine on the hotel’s terrace or sip a cocktail in the warm and inviting bar, which features an ornate fireplace and canal views.
The hotel caters to families with young children by offering babysitting services, a children’s menu and high chairs. Family-friendly movies and activity books are also on hand.
Facilities and activities
From their private garden to the boutique shop and library, there are a host of activities at the Aman Venice. You can unwind in the chic spa, which offers a range of services including manicures, body scrubs, massages and facials. The gym is small but well equipped and offers panoramic views of the city.
The public areas are wheelchair friendly and all floors are accessible via an elevator. Two guestrooms have also been adapted to accommodate guests with limited mobility.
While Venice is home to a number of magnificent hotels, the grandeur of the Aman Venice makes it a particularly indulgent option.
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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.
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.
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.