Gritti Palace Venice, Italy, Europe
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What we love
We love the sense of escape & exclusiveness that this hotel offers yet is only a mere 4-minute private water transfer to San Marco.
At the far eastern tip of the Giudecca Island, the Belmond Cipriani gazes across the lagoon towards St Mark's square offering unrivalled views over the lagoon. Fervently Venetian in interior and wholly Italian in service, the hotel is overwhelmingly welcoming yet soothingly sophisticated in its service. Discreet and unassuming, the classical style and relaxed environment is a true haven that you can dip in and out of as you choose.
Ranging from Casanova garden views to those over the lagoon and St Mark's Square, each of the rooms are picture postcard perfect. Offering more spacious options, the suites are again perfectly appointed and boast private balconies or gardens affording tranquil vineyard, pool or lagoon views. For the real Dolce Vita book yourself into the Palladio Suite for its private plunge pool and 180 degree views over the lagoon from its ceiling to floor windows with an enormous terrace complete with private jetty.
Admire stunning lagoon views from the terrace at Oro Restaurant whilst Michelin starred Executive Chef Davide Bisetto creates imaginative dishes inspired by Italian tradition using the freshest of local ingredients. For a delicious light lunch, the Porticciolo Pool Restaurant offers alfresco dining right on the lagoon edge, here you can waste away a lazy afternoon gazing over the lagoon to St Marks Square whilst tucking into refreshing salads, pasta and regional dishes. To continue late into the early evening, stroll to the Gabbiano Bar, just across from the swimming pool where cocktails and after dinner drinks can be enjoyed whilst the sun sets over the horizon beyond with the twinkling sound of the live piano filling the air. The hotel's iconic restaurant, Cip's Club, is wonderfully glamorous yet delightfully informal and serves up international dining of the highest quality, earning an international reputation through it's rightful boastings of unparalleled views of St Mark's Square.
Take a dip in the only hotel swimming pool in central Venice, this magnificent Olympic-sized pool is one of the finest in Europe. Fully heated, it is filled with filtered seawater and offers views over Venice. To continue with keeping the mind and body active, there is a private clay tennis court surrounded by Venetian gardens. Work out in the state of the art, fully equipped gym with views over the gardens, or for a serene experience, be pampered in the gardens where Casanova once wooed his lovers. Fall under the spell cast by this intimate location as you indulge in a massage or a treatment at their garden spa and wellness area. And when you're finally ready to take on the delights of Venice, do so in the hotels private boat 'Shirley' and explore some of the 100 islands that make up Venice's archipelago.
The hotel actively encourages parents to bring their children with a Welcome Kit provided on arrival as well as family friendly restaurants with specific kids menus. The popular Smile's Club provides an action packed itinerary for children to provide parents with a deserved downtime, safe in the knowledge that the children are being introduced to the delights of Venice in fun and entertaining ways.
The nearest Airport is Marco Polo International Airport. From the airport you can arrive in true Venetian style in a private water taxi that takes half an hour. If arriving by train from mainland Italy, a water taxi from Santa Lucia Train Station takes only 20 minutes.
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