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.
Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli
The Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is a beautifully converted merchant’s palazzo in the heart of Venice that overlooks the Grand Canal. The building itself retains many of the palazzo’s original features, giving it plenty of authentic Venetian character. Arriving by water taxi, you’ll enter by the traditional private water entrance which has steps leading up from the Grand Canal. Many of the rooms contain exposed timber ceilings and, on some, the remnants of the palazzo's original frescoes can still be seen. The second floor sitting rooms, where the merchant family had their suite, contain Murano glass chandeliers along with the original imposing oak doors.
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The hotel boasts a number of different room types with views of either the small courtyard or out across the Grand Canal. The larger superior and deluxe rooms are of a good size and are fitted with plenty of modern amenities including air-conditioning, a mini bar and flat screen TV. The décor is traditional in style with brocade wall coverings and elegant furniture, complemented by modern lamp fittings and plenty of electrical sockets. A number of rooms also contain exposed wooden ceilings, blending the historic features of the building with the tasteful modern refurbishment. Most of the rooms contain a bath.
Just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge, Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is in an excellent location for exploring Venice’s winding streets. Walking to St Mark’s Square takes about 25 minutes or if you would prefer to take a vaparetto (water bus), there is a stop easily located just next door to the hotel.
Food and drink
A hearty and varied buffet breakfast is offered in the dining room on the ground floor each morning. Guests can enjoy croissants, bread rolls, meats, cheeses, yogurt and fruit along with a small selection of hot options. The hotel has a small lobby bar that is open for drinks until midnight, after which room service can be requested.
This charming and characterful hotel is one of our preferred hotel choices in the heart of Venice. The small boutique feel of the property along with its historic nature makes for a wonderfully authentic Venetian stay.
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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.
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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.
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
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.