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The Best Luxury Hotels in Venice

Luxury hotels in Venice abound yet many disappoint. A few however epitomize the glamour, history and opulence of Venice.

I have selected the five hotels that I truly believe to be exceptional.  All these hotels seem to capture the elegance of Venice Italy.

In most of these hotels the centuries of Venetian history can be felt in every room, in every corner.  I believe these to be the finest hotels in Venice. A few are among the best in the world...

Luna Hotel Baglioni

Luna Hotel Baglioni

Beautifully restored the Luna Hotel Baglioni is magnificently opulent, perfectly located and ideal for a romantic stay in Venice. Try to book one of the luxury junior suites as the double rooms can be a little small. The Canova restaurant is a very good place to try local cuisine at its best. This is perhaps the best of the luxury hotels in Venice - click here for more photos, reviews and booking advice.

Palladio Hotel & Spa

Palladio Hotel, Venice

The Palladio Hotel & Spa is in my opinion the second best of all the luxury hotels in Venice. The service is impeccable, the hotel immaculate and the location is superb. What could be better than staying on magical Giudecca Island in a restored 16th century convent designed by the greatest architect the Veneto has ever produced –Andrea Palladio.

For those worried about being away from the main Venetian island I say: don't worry. The hotel offers a shuttle for the short trip across the water from the hotel to St Marks Square - it runs from morning to midnight.  For more on the Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa click here.

Metropole Hotel in Venice

Metropole Hotel, Venice

The Metropole Hotel is right in the heart of Venice and just off St Marks Square. This is a hotel that is impossible to fault; everything about the Metropole hotel is perfect.

The restaurant is superb and the breakfast is the best you will get in Venice. Make sure you ask for a room with a lagoon view, though it may cost a little more it is worth it. Click here to read more reviews and for booking information.

The Hotel Cipriani

Certainly the most exclusive luxury hotel in Venice. The hotel is part of the Orient Express Hotel Group, the same lot who run the exclusive Orient Express train. This is the hotel that all Hollywood celebrities stay at.

If you can afford it stay in the magnificent Dogaressa Suite, which offers phenomenal views of St. Mark's square. Sadly this suite (and the rest of the hotel) is only for the very rich;  although lovely it's way out of my league. Click here for more information and photos.

The Hotel Danieli

The Hotel Danieli is magnificent and not simply a place to stay but an experience you'll never forget. The sumptuous elegance of this 14th century palace is apparent from the moment you enter the lobby. Make no mistake this is a fabulous hotel and perhaps the most romantic hotel in Venice. Read other reviews and find out more about the hotel here.

Canal alongside the Hotel Danieli in Venice



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Hotel Ca' Sagredo - Definite Best in Venice 
I do like the hotels you have. I spend a few weeks every year in Venice and most of the hotels you feature are fabulous but you must really try another …

Gritti Palace Not rated yet
I loved the Gritti Palace and look forward to returning there one day to see the recent renovations. Our room overlooking the Grand Canal was spectacular. …

I didn't want to go to Venice no way. Not rated yet
Now I've gotta tell you this. I didn't want to go to Venice...no way. I kind of believed it was old and grey, foul-smelling too. I didn't need no vacation …

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I first booked into the Hotel Danieli three years ago. I booked after reading your husband's Hotel Danieli review on your original site. I was a …

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The San Clemente Palace Hotel is my choice. I live part of the year in Italy, mostly around the lakes and in Milan but I travel a lot to Venice for work …

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