Photos courtesy of Hotel Gritti Palace
91 rooms, including 9 suites
Double rooms: from 430 euros
Suites: from 1275 euros
Rates include tax and service
Open: all year
The Gritti is located right on the Grand Canal. The vaporetto stop is “Santa Maria del Giglio.” If traveling by car, parking is at the Piazzale Roma.
Nearby: St. Mark’s Square and Basilica; the Accademia Museum; facilities at the Lido: golf, water sports, horseback riding, tennis
After a year-long restoration in 2012, the exterior and interior of this iconic Venice palace hotel sparkle brighter than ever.
Have you just hit the mega-lotto and wish a place to hide out? The Gritti is an island of peace and privacy in the middle of a magical city. Opulence and elegance is at every turn, and there are plenty of staff to bow and scrape at your every whim.
The feeling here is one of residing in a dignified nobleman’s home, Old World and polished. Antiques, flower displays, and gilt abound.
Sometimes in 5-star hotels the glitter and gilt stop at the reception area—not so here. Guest rooms are just as elaborate. Each is individually furnished with antiques, chandeliers, handcrafted boiserie (handcrafted wood paneling), gorgeous fabrics, and Verona marble baths.
Spacious corner rooms on the second and third floors have balconies with views overlooking the canal. Single rooms can be small.
A terrace on the Grand Canal side of the hotel is the perfect place to idle away time, watching the boat traffic pass by.
Great location on the Grand Canal