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
My husband, 12 year old daughter and I spent a perfect 3 night stay at the Cipriani. We were in bad need of a short break after a health scare and chose Venice at the last minute on a bit of a whim. We needed something relaxing, easy and special and the Cipriabi perfectly fit the bill. From the first moment I reached out to the Cipriani team to enquire about potential offers until we stepped on the plane home they took care of us perfectly. Their team really is fantastic.
In terms of the hotel the location and services are what make it special. The breakfast had an amazing level of choice and whether you take it in your room, which we did two mornings, or on the terrace it’s a lovely way to start your day. Our dinner at Cips, while we watched the sun set over Venice was also a treat. The Hotel arranged boat transfers from and to the airport and I have never had a smoother and quicker transfer. When it's hot and busy, as it is nearly always is in Venice, sometimes it's worth paying for the stress free route. I have to say that arriving in Venice by boat at night was the perfect way to introduce the city to our daughter - it was an experience she will never forget and neither will I. The free transfers by boat from the hotel in and out of St Marks square were also special, we never had to wait more than a few minutes and it is a lovely way to enter the city. The huge pool was the other highlight. It was gorgeous and hot at the end of May, and with a tween in tow, the pool was a blessing. Venice is hot, busy and beautiful and having the oasis of the pool, gardens and terraces of the Cipriani was a real treat. The room was more standard but we didn’t stay it in for long and the small balcony overlooking the lagoon was the perfect place to have a glass of Prosecco after our daughter fell asleep. We have never spent so much on a hotel before but we needed something easy, stress free and for a special treat it was worth it. I am not sure we could return without staying here again!
What a beautiful luxury property. First class on all fronts. Quiet, peaceful and exclusively comfortable. With all the water currently in Venice, BTW they handle it pretty well considering -Alto Aqua, the Cipriani is a treasure. Very old world romantic with lots of celebrity guests over the years. You can see when you are there why it had the appeal to that audience as it is away form the busy crowds. Transportation to and from the grand canal is an easy 7 minutes with a private shuttle boat that runs around the clock to a private dock right at San Marco Square.
Our room was welcoming and comfortable and the pool is huge. I understand that the architect for the project mistook feet for meters and there you go...the biggest pool in Venice. Beautiful gardens. Food was good, I liked the small Cips restaurant the best. make sure to make reservations where ever you decide to eat. Will definitly plan to go back.
We sat by the restaurant outside by the pool for the famous Bellini and enjoyed a Capaccio which was created like a masterpiece and scrumptious with every bite. We enjoyed the 5 star service, relaxation, beautiful views, and people watching. If your lucky enough to stay at this hotel you won’t be disappointed. The grounds are pristine,well kept, filled with peace, serenity, and beauty to take your breath away. Worth checking out for a cocktail if your not a hotel guest.... highly recommend experiencing this place!
As other reviews have noted, this is wonderful place to stay. Quick and easy into St Marks square but quiet and peaceful at the hotel. Food was top notch and not too overpriced (but this is Venice....) and service was warm and professional. Room in the separate place building was good with a nice view, although I think I will stick to the main building next time (you don’t actually spend most of the day looking out the window)! Cip Club has the same view anyway. Photos below are from our room. Stayed in Vendramin Suite With St Marks View at around €2700/night.
Myself and my daughter have just returned from a beautiful stay at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in suite number 203. Unfortunately during our stay, we had extremely bad weather and were unable to explore Venice.....BUT.....on the plus side, this meant more time being spent enjoying the amazing Cipriani and all it has to offer. The service as expected was second to none, and all members of staff we encountered were attentive and helpful. Our suite was simply stunning and very decadent - if the weather had been kinder we had two lovely balconies which could have been enjoyed. The food and drinks were delicious and we both enjoyed the pianist in the cosy bar. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at the Cipriani who looked after us during our stay, and made sure we arrived at the train station safely during such bad weather. Grazie mille, Kirsty & Freya.