Belmond Hotel Cipriani
What We Love
- The red-clay tennis courts, which feature views of the nearby lagoon
- The property’s Casanova Gardens are also home to rabbits, ducks, and chickens
- The gold-leaf ceiling at Oro, the hotel’s Adam Tihany–designed restaurant
- All-marble bathrooms in guest rooms
What To Know
- Guest rooms in the Palazzo Vendramin annex come with their own butlers
- The hotel offers complimentary ferry rides to Piazza San Marco
- The onsite gift shop can neatly package area delicacies like risotto rice and locally made pasta sauces for international travel
- The hotel’s Smile Club caters to younger travels, offering activities like Venetian mask-making and pastry lessons
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Romantic Giudecca Island icon on the lagoon's outskirts, with perfectly coiffed lawns, superlative service, and an Olympic-size saltwater pool.
Venice’s most coveted five-star hotel is actually a five-minute boat-ride from the dizzying maze of the famed floating city—but chances are you’ll be more than grateful for the sheer space this divine 15th-century palazzo affords. The property’s founder Giuseppe Cipriani was the original creator of the Bellini (yes, that now world-famous brunch cocktail), so be sure to order one at Cip’s Club, a breezy terrace bar that looks out onto St. Mark’s square. Afterwards, dine at the hotel’s Michelin-starred eatery Oro, which serves a parade of Venetian seafood accompanied by dreamy starlit vistas. The reverie continues in your pastel-colored room, where old-world glitz—frescoed ceilings, polished hardwood floors—is paired with refined mod cons like BVLGARI toiletries and iPod docks. Meanwhile, hotel’s Casanova Wellness Center is sure to revive even the weariest traveler thanks to extravagant indulgences like geranium-scented baths and rosemary oil massages.
In the Area
Giudecca, part of a mosaic of islands threaded together by canals and bridges, is mostly residential, so you’ll have to hop on the hotel’s round-the-clock shuttle to partake in St. Mark’s hustle and bustle. The courteous concierge here can facilitate day trips to the area’s wineries and monasteries, though it’s their menu of chaperoned excursions that steal the show. A local guide can accompany you on some highly unusual pursuits, like after-dark photography jaunts, or boat rides to area farms. Private gondola tours complete with wine and Venetian tapas, led by members of the local Rowing Club, a squadron of mostly female vogatori, are also highly recommended.
How to Get There
Everything is perfect : the team most of all. Unbelievably perfect people, incredible service. Great food. Stunningly beautiful. It really is the best hotel in the world. It’s the sort of place you never want to leave. 15 out of 10.
This hotel Was a MARVELOUS part of our journey. The rooms was simply fabulous
the staff was very hospitable, attentive and made you feel so welcome & wanted no
matter what you needed. The food was exceptional so fresh every meal. When I was walking the property which is Extremely Breathtaking, I seen the chef's just picking the fresh herbs right from there gardens. This was wonderful to experience and be able to see where your next meal was coming from...Can't say enough able the CIPRIANI
From the minute you walk into the hotel you feel your whole body relax.
We checked in as part of a group and wondered if this may affect things - but it was seamless. Room was immaculate and service impeccable. The bed is the most comfortable I have ever slept in in a hotel. Wish I had been there for more than one night.....we will be back