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The Most Luxurious Hotels In Venice

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This years Venice Film Festival brought us celebrity-spangled screenings, swoon-worthy red carpet looks and some truly unforgettable moments. But one star shone brighter than all the rest – and we’re not talking about Oscar Isaacs and Jessica Chastain’s armpit kiss. As always, the real leading lady was Venice herself. 

If you’re dreaming of a romantic weekend in the floating city, make sure to live it up in movie-star style at one of these luxury hotels.

 

The Most Luxurious Hotels in Venice

 

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Aman Venice

You can’t get much more A list than the Clooney’s, so why not check into the Roccoco palace where they spent their wedding night? Rising out of the grand canal, this private palazzo has everything from gilded frescos and murano chandeliers to a wellness spa and private gardens (a rarity in this watery city). Step straight off a gondola and into the grand reception hall, then enjoy an Italian feast overlooking the water at in-house restaurant Arva. If you’re lucky, you’ll even catch a glimpse of Venetian royalty; the Arrivabenes who live on the top two floors have had the Palazzo Papodopoli in the family for over 200 years.

BOOK IT:  aman.com, +39 041 270 7333

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Cipriani

If you’re looking to splash out, there’s no better way to do it than with a stay at the Cipriani – Italy’s most expensive hotel. The elegant rooms may be eye-wateringly priced, but they come with classical décor and glorious French windows through which you can gaze out at St Marks, or step onto your private terrace. Dining is Michelin starred; the swimming pool is Olympic sized; and the motorboat service is complimentary. Worth the money? We’ll let you be the judge of that.

BOOK IT: belmond.com, +39 041 240801

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Ca Maria Adele

Tucked away in the heart of Dorsoduro – Venice’s art district – this boutique hotel may be the city’s most romantic destination. With just twelve suites, exclusivity is a guarantee, as is luxury and five-star service. There are five concept rooms to chose between;  go for gold in the chintzy Oriental Room, get romantic in the red Doge’s Room, or take a trip to the dark side in the deliciously gothic Noir Suite. Wherever you chose to lay your head, the bathrooms are marble, the towels are fluffy, and the décor is suitably baroque to fulfil all your Venetian fantasies.

BOOK IT: camariaadele.it, +39 0415203078

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Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel

For a slice of Venetian history, head to the Palazzo Venart. Once a 16th century palace, this boutique hotel has just 18 suits, with each room uniquely decorated to represent a part of Venice’s culture and history. Think velvet drapes, opulent chandeliers, marble fireplaces and views across the grand canal. The gardens and grounds have been fastidiously restored and the restaurant – GLAM by Enrico Bartolini – has two Michelin stars. It’s so gorgeous you’ll want to have it all to yourself – which you can, since the whole hotel is available to hire for private events.

BOOK IT: palazzovenart.com,+39 06 8781 2893

Hotel Metropole

Retreat from the tourist bustle of St Marks square into this dimly lit, velvet draped cave of wonders. The Beggiato family have been providing guests with an authentic Venetian experience for generations, and their independent hotel is steeped in the city’s history. Have a cocktail at the Orientalbar where Vivaldi once gave music lessons, then retreat to one of the mirrored-ceilinged suites once frequented by Thomas Mann and Marcel Proust. There are over 2000 antiques displayed in the hallways, including one of the most Italian collections of crucifixes in the world. Check in for a stay like no other.

BOOK IT: hotelmetropole.com, +39 041.5205044

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