In a city known for its romance, history and effortless grandeur, it makes sense to stay in an equally beautiful hotel
1. Al Campaniel
S Polo 2889
And you thought all European hotels, if they had to fit a tight budget, would be the size of a wardrobe. In this case the Al Campaniel is out to prove you wrong. It’s not as if the rooms are football fields, but they do allow you to move without banging elbows, knees and sundry body parts that seem to crowd in on you in seconds. In addition to this, it’s centrally located, an easy enough feat for the relatively small spread that is Venice.
The nearest vaporetto (water-‐taxi) stop is just around the block. Breakfast is included in the rate and is a generous spread of bread, cheese, fresh juice and cereal. So why delay that perfect vacation in Venice any longer? Check out the list of hotels in San Polo and pick a stay that suits your needs and affordability.
2. Charming House DD724
Charming House is a boutique hotel that combines the ageless essence of Venetian history with contemporary cool. The result is seven rooms, all beautifully designed with art, mood lighting, and offering excellent Internet speeds. It’s all very chic and corners of the hotel look like they are straight from Salon del Mobile, Italy’s famous home décor and design fair.
Step out and you’re surrounded by the best of Venetian tour highlights – the Peggy Guggenheim museum, gondolas on the banks of Rio Toreselle, and the beautiful view of the Giudecca canal. On your trip to Venice, if you plan to visit all prominent tourist destinations then plan your stay in the vicinity. The Charming House DD 724 , Venice would a great choice as it has all modern amenities and is well located.
3. Palazzo Soderini
Campo Bandiera e Moro
At the Palazzo Soderini, it’s the contrast between the elaborate details of the 19th century building and the minimal elegance of the décor that’s striking. There is a beautiful garden and courtyard where you can start your day with breakfast alfresco, with the resident turtle who might wade out of the lily pond to join you. It is just minutes from the St Mark’s Square. If you’re feeling too lazy to explore the square, grab a drink in the typical Venetian patio, under the stars. It is an ideal place for stay where you can enjoy a peaceful environment while still staying connected to the world through wifi. Book into Palazzo Soderini, Venice and enjoy the stay.
4. Hotel Cipriani
There is something very fairytale‐like about staying at the Cipriani. Maybe it’s the legacy, but we strongly suspect it’s the pastel murals, the Bulgari booty in the baths, the Olympic sized swimming pool and the private free motorboat service from its own island to the town centre. Cipriani has hosted royalty, Hollywood and European, some of whom have taken it upon themselves to invent their own cocktails (ask for the one that George Clooney made up).
Their breakfast buffets are worth spending a few hours on – it’s as if the best of Italian fare is laid out to sample and you’re going to take a while to get through the salami and cheeses. Don't delay your plan to reside in Cipriani, Venice. Check room rates and availability and book into a The Best room that suits your needs.
5. San Clemente Palace Hotel & Resort
Isola di San Clemente
As a sprawling property on its own island, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine this is one of the most romantic spots on the planet. It was originally a retreat built in the 12th century, and still hosts the healing atmosphere through its six hectares of lush green gardens. There is also a 15th century church on the grounds, working as a teaser to the more baroque pleasures that await you at St Mark’s square, which lies just a very, very short boat ride away.
Along with the traditional history lessons, there are also other pursuits on the menu should you be so inclined – tennis, golf, swimming, and even jogging. A stay needs to be comfortable and advance booking can help you find the ideal stay. Book into any of the Venice Hotels after checking the amenities they provide.
Insider Tip :
Venice offers so much for art lovers, overflowing with churches, museums, galleries, intricate frescoes and architecture. Entries to a few are free, but to make sure you get an all access pass through even the pricey entrances, sign up for a Chorus Pass. For a little more than Rs500, you can walk into 16 churches and mausoleums.