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5 luxury hotels in Venice, Italy: live your own fairy tale

Luciana Soares February, 2021

Venice is one of the main stops for travelers who want to enjoy the best of Italy. No wonder, in 2019, more than 12 million travelers slept over in the city. Romantic walks through the canals, visits to museums and architectural icons, good cuisine. Can you imagine adding all these experiences to a stay in one of the luxury hotels in Venice, Italy?

It is possible to find a 5-star hotel in Venice with everything you need to live a unique stay in the city.

Would you like to know the best luxury hotels in Venice? If so, keep reading this article!

The best luxury hotels in Venice, Italy

If you are planning to celebrate memorable moments in Italy, Venice is one of the most charming destinations. For honeymooners, it is an unlimited source of romance and sophistication.

For the ones who want to add a fairy tale touch to the travel experience, we have prepared this list of the best luxury hotels in Venice to inspire you.

Check them out!

5-star hotels in Venice

Áman Venice 

Also known as Palazzo Papadopoli (in honor of the Greek family that owned the property in the 19th century), Áman Venice is a charming and an iconic luxury hotel (being frequented by celebrities such as actor George Clooney), able to blend in its decoration, bold and classic elements, referring to the rococo and neo-renaissance period.

Áman Venice is in the reserved San Polo neighborhood, a privileged and perfect location for the ones who seek discretion and peace during their stay. However, it is possible to access with a short and pleasant walk, the Rialto Bridge, the oldest and most famous bridge across the Grand Canal in Venice.

Besides the exclusive and privileged views (most of them facing the Canal mentioned above or the two private gardens of the hotel), the 24 rooms of the palace have frescoes and exclusive details, guaranteeing an even more special stay.

If you are looking for a fairy tale-worthy stay, our tip is to book in advance the Alcova Tiepolo suite, decorated with frescoes by the Venetian painter  Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

Average rate per night: from €1,550 (it may vary according to the date)

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Belmond Cipriani 

Vista aérea com piscina e canal do Cipriani, um dos melhores hotéis de luxo em Veneza

Located on Giudecca Island, five minutes from St. Mark’s Square by private water taxi, Belmond Hotel Cipriani

is an excellent choice among luxury hotels in Venice.

In a glamour vintage atmosphere, guests can move freely through the hotel’s sumptuous facilities, including the Gabbiano Bar with a privileged view of the grand canal. For those who want to add their stay to a valuable gastronomic experience, our recommendation is Restaurante Oro, awarded with Michelin stars and strongly recommended to make romantic dinners even more exclusive.

Speaking of exclusivity, besides its 96 hotel suites, Belmond Cipriani also offers an outbuilding located inside the Palazzo Vendramin, which offers to the guests a journey through the 15th century art and decoration as well as breathtaking views from Venice and St. Mark’s Square.

Average rate per night: from €1,110 (it may vary according to the date)

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Vista do hotel Cipriani em Veneza ao pôr do sol


Gritti Palace

One of the best luxury hotels in Venice, the Gritti Palace  provides a high level of refinement to its guests.

The Gritti Palace belongs to the world-famous Marriot Hotels. It is an elegant place with an intimate and familiar environment. This luxury hotel located on the banks of the Grand Canal is a historical treasure, capable of blending heritage and culture with a classical Venetian style.

If you enjoy knowing the history behind the places where you stay, get ready for this one. The Gritti Palace was named by the Doge (name given to the commander of Venice since the 9th century) Andrea Gritti, its first owner. It became a hotel in 1895. However, in 2013, a multimillion-dollar renovation (something around US$ 200 million) ensured the preservation of the historical and artistical feature of the hotel with modernized technologies and construction resources.

Once you stay at the Gritti Palace, expect the highest standard experience: 24/7 room service to the luxurious SPA with phyto-aromatic and high-quality products from Sisley Paris (a renown French cosmetics brand).

Average rate per night: from €1,300 (it may vary according to the date) 

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4-star hotels in Venice 

Corte di Gabriela

Corte di Gabriela is a boutique hotel with a privileged view of the San Marco’s canals located in a luxurious pink building from the 19th century.

The hotel offers a strategical location: far enough from the “live heart” of Venice, but easily accessible on foot. Corte di Gabriela is a 15-minute walk from its location to St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge.

Once at the hotel, allow yourself to relax in the central courtyard, in the internal living room with a grand piano or in one of the eleven suites that show Corte di Gabriela’s commitment with the privacy and comfort of the guests.

Filled with elegance and luxury, Corte di Gabriela is an excellent option to consider for your honeymoon in Italy.

Average rate per night: from €540,00 (it may vary according to the date) 

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L’Orologio Venice  

Vista de fachada do LÓrologio, um dos melhores hotéis em Veneza, Itália

The combination of originality and modernity in a “minimalist retro” style make Hotel L’Orologio

one of the most interesting luxury hotels in Venice.

Its name originated from the word “clock” is not just a mere detail: it is inspiration for the entire hotel design, which brings references to watchmaking throughout its construction.

Its 49 apartments are decorated in the most classical Venetian style. The hotel offers the guests the opportunity to live the legitimate experience of Venice inside and outside its environment.

If you want to enhance your experience to the highest level, our suggestion is to book the Premium two-story suite, with exclusive decoration and views of the Grand Canal. Besides, a meal at the Bar L’O, where the hotel’s breakfast is served, and a drink at the airy terrace on the 4th floor should be part of your stay at the L’Orologio.

Average rate per night: from €390,00 (it may vary according to the date)

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What to consider when choosing luxury hotels in Venice, Italy 

Now that you know excellent luxury hotels options in Venice, how about considering some tips before choosing the best for you?


Before choosing the best place to stay, consider the location. Check the hotel address to see if you can move easily around on foot or by exclusive transportation.

Many of the luxury hotels in Venice of our list have strategic locations: far from the tourist hustle and bustle, yet close enough to reach the main points of the city within a 15-minute walk.

There are also hotel options in the heart of the city that allow the traveler “breath Venice” since they are located near the tourist attractions and routes.


The hotel location is as important as your trip profile and lifestyle. Therefore, think about the best accommodation for you, a more refined, a more modern or a more practical environment.

Analyze whether the role of the accommodation is just a “sleeping place” after sightseeing or also part of the experience.

Desired amenities 

Finally, evaluate the amenities offered by each of the options. Consider the spaces that best suit your needs. Are you traveling with children? If so, look for more spacious accommodation.

Do you plan to attend corporate meetings or events? If so, look for room service 24 hours a day, exclusive concierges and transportation provided by the hotel.

Count on Cieli di Toscana to make your dream come true 

If our list of the best luxury hotels in Venice inspired you to make your dream trip come true, count on Cieli di Toscana to help your search for the ideal accommodation!

Our specialists in Italy know the country like the back of their hand and they are ready to help you prepare a tailor-made trip, including all the services you desire.

Cieli di Toscana offers 5-star services, concierge and assistance in English throughout your trip.

Your itinerary will be entirely customized and based on your preferences. You will find in it useful information and the best suggestions of each city: places to visit, the most beautiful roads to reach the destination, the most convenient parking lots, the best restaurants, stores, experiences and much more.

Besides, you can check our exclusive app with more than 1,500 suggestions of what to do, where to buy and where to eat at your destination!

How about contacting us and start getting your next trip off the ground?

Luciana Soares is a journalist passionate about traveling. She works at Cieli di Toscana and has lived in Florence. She knows and loves the beauties of the region.


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