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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 and 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. For an unforgettable stay, consider booking one of the luxury junior suites, The luxury junior suites exude spaciousness and provide a truly indulgent experience. Adorned with lavish furnishings and adorned with intricate details, these suites offer a sanctuary of tranquility and comfort. The double rooms are a little disappointing though, being  on the smaller side. However, the hotel compensates with its unparalleled location, placing you in the midst of Venice's enchanting streets and canals.

Sample the delights of the renowned Canova restaurant, where the talented chefs showcase the best of local cuisine. While the cuisine is exceptional, it's important to note that dining options within the hotel can be on the pricier side. However, the culinary journey through Venice's flavors is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

The Luna Hotel Baglioni stands as one of Venice's premier luxury hotels, providing a captivating blend of history, charm, and contemporary comfort. Immerse yourself in the city's rich heritage and explore the nearby landmarks and hidden gems. Revel in the enchanting ambiance, attentive service, and the unique experience of being part of Venice's timeless allure.

Please note that due to the hotel's popularity and prime location, it's advisable to book in advance to secure your stay at this captivating haven. Embrace the extraordinary and let the Luna Hotel Baglioni be your gateway to a remarkable Venetian adventure.

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Gritti Palace Hotel

Gritti Palace Hotel Interior Venice Italy

The Gritti Palace, captivates with its timeless charm and opulence. As you step into this meticulously restored 15th-century palace, you are transported back in time to an era of grandeur and elegance. The impeccable service provided by the staff ensures that your every need is met with the utmost care and attention to detail.

The hotel's pristine interiors exude a sense of sophistication, with sumptuous furnishings, exquisite artwork, and ornate chandeliers that add a touch of grandeur to the atmosphere. Each room and suite is a sanctuary of comfort, adorned with luxurious amenities and boasting breathtaking views of the Grand Canal or the hotel's enchanting courtyard.

Beyond the luxurious accommodations, the Gritti Palace offers an array of unforgettable experiences. Indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment or delight your taste buds with exquisite culinary creations at the hotel's renowned restaurants, where masterful chefs skillfully blend traditional Venetian flavors with innovative techniques.

The location of the Gritti Palace is truly unrivaled. Situated on the iconic Grand Canal, you will have the privilege of admiring the picturesque views of gondolas gliding by and the magnificent Venetian architecture that lines the waterway. Step outside the hotel's doors and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Venice, with world-famous landmarks such as St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge just a short stroll away.

While the Gritti Palace is undoubtedly a haven of luxury, it is important to note that some guests have found the room sizes to be relatively compact, a characteristic often attributed to historical buildings in Venice. However, this minor detail is easily overshadowed by the hotel's overall splendor and the exceptional level of service provided by the dedicated staff.

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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.

When it comes to accommodations, the Metropole Hotel offers a range of rooms to suit every preference. However, if you truly want to immerse yourself in the enchantment of Venice, it is highly recommended to opt for a room with a lagoon view. While it may come at a slightly higher cost, the breathtaking vistas of the shimmering waters and iconic Venetian landmarks that greet you each morning make it a worthwhile investment.

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The Hotel Cipriani

Certainly the most exclusive luxury hotel in Venice. This is the hotel that all the Hollywood celebrities stay at - not sure if that is a good or bad thing. 

If you can afford it, the magnificent Dogaressa Suite, offering phenomenal views of St. Mark's square, is a must. Regrettably, such a level of extravagance comes at a price. The exclusivity of the Dogaressa Suite, along with the rest of the hotel, caters to a privileged few. While the allure of this opulent abode is undeniable, it remains tantalizingly out of reach for most, including myself. Nevertheless, one can appreciate the beauty from afar and dream of a time when such indulgence may become a reality. Click here for more information and photos.

The Hotel Danieli

Canal alongside the Hotel Danieli in Venice

My top choice in Venice Immersed in timeless allure, the Hotel Danieli transcends the realms of mere accommodation, offering an unforgettable journey into a world of unbridled luxury and splendor. From that very first step into its majestic lobby, the essence of this 14th-century palace envelops you in an atmosphere of sumptuous elegance, setting the stage for an extraordinary experience that will linger in your memory forever.

Every inch of the Hotel Danieli exudes opulence and grandeur. From the intricately adorned ceilings to the meticulously handcrafted furnishings, the hotel is a testament to the rich history and artistic heritage of Venice. Each corner tells a story, and each detail is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship that went into creating this architectural masterpiece.

However, the Hotel Danieli is not merely a feast for the eyes; it is an embodiment of romance and enchantment. Steeped in the mystique of its storied past, it has earned its reputation as one of the most romantic hotels in Venice. The air is thick with an intangible magic that awakens the senses and ignites the flames of passion. Every nook and cranny holds the promise of whispered secrets and stolen moments, beckoning lovers to embark on a journey of love and romance.

Beyond the captivating ambiance, the Hotel Danieli offers an array of exquisite amenities and services that cater to your every desire. Indulge in culinary delights at its acclaimed restaurant, where masterful chefs skillfully blend traditional Italian flavors with innovative techniques, creating a symphony of taste that delights the palate. 

As night falls, the Hotel Danieli transforms into a magical kingdom of pure enchantment and indulgence. The gentle glow of candlelight dances upon the ancient walls, casting a soft, romantic ambiance that is unmatched.

In conclusion, the Hotel Danieli is more than a place to rest your head. From the moment you step foot into its exquisite surroundings, you are captivated by its sumptuous elegance and timeless charm. The Hotel Danieli is a testament to the grandeur of Venice, a testament to the enduring power of love and a testament to the enduring allure of the finest hospitality.

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