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.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani
On entering the Cipriani through its grand water taxi entrance, you immediately feel as if you’ve walked into a decadent past. Stroll past the swimming pool into the hotel lobby where you’ll experience the flawless service that this hotel is so renowned for. The beautiful gardens have Cyprus trees and quiet benches, which offer a wonderful respite from the summer heat, or you can enjoy a drink on the long terraces. The rooms are sumptuously decorated in the traditional Venetian style while still keeping the highest standard of modern amenities, and many have lovely balconies overlooking the water.
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The rooms are large and light, with top quality antique furnishings, Venetian paintings and fantastic views. Not all of the rooms have balconies, but the ones that do are so inviting you may not want to leave your room. The bathrooms are lined with marble and have both showers and baths. Wi-Fi and TVs are also available in every room.
The Cipriani occupies a quiet corner of Giudecca Island looking out towards St George’s Island on one side and the lagoon on the other. The hotel offers a 24 hour free shuttle to St Mark’s Square, and even has its own private water taxi stop on the square itself so that you can benefit from easy access to the heart of Venice.
Food and drink
There is plenty of choice within this hotel to find the perfect dining spot without having to leave the island. Whether it be in the poolside terraced Porticciolo Restaurant, the Cip Club with its unparalleled views of St Mark’s Square, the Enoteca wine bar or the Michelin-starred Oro Restaurant, you will be spoiled for choice.
Facilities and activities
Dive into the large, salt water heated swimming pool to relax after a long day exploring the city, or enjoy an exhilarating game of tennis. The Cipriani caters to every guest, and even has its own children’s club to keep the little ones happy and entertained.
The Cipriani lives up to its reputation and although a little journey away from central Venice, this by no means detracts from its appeal but rather adds to its peaceful and secluded nature, far from the crowds. It offers first class luxury, service, and cuisine.
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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 favorite 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.
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.