CIPRIANI HOTEL & PALAZZO VENDRAMIN
Located on the tip of Giudecca Island, just a few minutes from Saint Mark’s Square, this iconic Orient-Express hotel commands unrivalled views of the lagoon and the Doge’s Palace.
Steeped in Venetian style, it is known for its interiors decorated in exquisite local artifacts, and its refined classic cuisine with an innovative twist. Guests can explore the city with their own personal itinerary aboard ‘Shirley’, the hotel’s private boat. Guests can also indulge in the Olympicsized swimming pool – the only pool in central Venice. The hotel also offers visitors tennis courts and a fitness center. For families there is a children’s club providing activities to entertain even the most demanding young guests.
TOP SUITE DOGARESSA SUITE
Why we love it: The Dogaressa Suite offers the largest sitting room in the Palazzo Vendramin with a classic vista of the Basin of San Marco through its Gothic windows. The suite is furnished with antique Chinese lamps and beautiful Fortuny and Rubelli silk fabrics. One of the most unique features of the suite is the original 18th century Coromandel folding screens that have been restored to their decorative splendor. The airy bedroom overlooks peaceful gardens, with a spacious corridor leading to an elegant pink marble bathroom.
- Square footage: 1,400
- Nightly rate: $7,600