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Gritti Palace, Venice

The Gritti Palace

Venice, Italy

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.

OUR RATING: Deluxe

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OUR OPINION:

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.

Rooms

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.

Location

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 apéritif. Restaurant Club del Doge offers lunch and dinner with excellent views over the Grand Canal toward Santa Maria della Salute Church.

Tour ideas in Venice

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at The Gritti Palace as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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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.

    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.

    • Gondola ride on the waterways of Venice
      Gondola under old bridge, Venice

      Gondola ride on the waterways of Venice

      Gondola ride on the waterways of Venice

      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.

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    • Mask making experience, Venice
      Carnival Masks in Street Market, Verona

      Mask making experience, Venice

      Mask making experience, Venice

      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.

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    • Panoramic boat tour of Venice
      Palace canal and Bridge of Sighs, Venice

      Panoramic boat tour of Venice

      Panoramic boat tour of Venice

      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.

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