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Splendid Venice, Venice, Italy
You could arrive by Gondola at this discreet, canalside hotel in the centre of Venice, conveniently located close to both Rialto and St Mark's Square. Dine on well-prepared Venetian cuisine, such as seafood carpaccio or spaghetti con vongole in the interior courtyard, which has a retractable screen for wet weather. If you're tired of browsing the shops that line the surrounding streets, you can spend a quiet hour lounging with a book in the resident's library. In summer, enjoy an Aperol Spritz on the rooftop surrounded by church spires, including the three domes of St Marks, and terracotta rooftops. Rooms are decorated in an East-meets-West style with satin bedspreads and fleur de lis wallpaper and some have balconies with city views.
You can spend an entire weekend here and never need to get on a vaporetto as all the main sights are walkable.
The hotel is in San Marco, around the corner from St Mark's square.
By plane: direct flights to Venice from London take 2 hours. Take an airport boat (one hour) to reach the hotel, or a water taxi; the hotel has an entrance on the canal. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
Ideal for sightseers looking for somewhere central without the price tag of the Grand Canal. We love that you can hear the church bells of the nearby Armenian church ringing at 10am on Sunday mornings.
Service & Facilities
The library of books, many in English, is a joy to browse on a wet day.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Canal access
Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Family Room, Junior Suite, Spendid Heritage Suite, Grand Suite, Presidential Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, free toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, tea and coffee facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The waiters are happy to pair wines with your food choices. We loved our pistachio mousse dessert, which was decadently rich.
Le Maschere: Venetian and Italian flavours, seafood and fish. Dishes include grilled sea bass and rack of lamb. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mains from €28.
Lounge Bar: coffee, afternoon tea, cocktails. Open daily 10am till midnight.