What We Love
- Direct Grand Canal access
- Themed suites that pay tribute to literary luminaries, including Christine de Pizan and Lord Byron
- Cocktails in the lush garden lounge
- Bath products from the Milan-based fashion house, ETRO
What To Know
- Though the terrazzo-floored lobby here is breathtaking, it has no dedicated seating area
- Opt for the reasonably priced set menu at Glam, chef Enrico Bartolini’s Michelin-starred marvel
- Small dogs are allowed on this property
- This former palace once hosted dignitaries and VIPs
- Pet Friendly
Restored Baroque palace on one of the quieter segments of Venice’s Grand Canal, with a courtyard restaurant and its own half-century-old garden
A stay at this canal-hugging palazzo means you’ve scored front-row seats to all the aquatic action of La Serenissima, and there’s not a more atmospheric—or opulent—base in all of Venice. Decked out in fine silks, wooden wall panels, parquet flooring, and antiques galore, the brand of luxury here is most definitely a grown-up variety (so it’s best to leave the tots at home). For all its over-the-top 16th-century sensibilities, the hotel’s got a distinct eco-friendly side (fitting for a city that recently built an algae-fueled power plant), relying on LED light bulbs and seasonal produce. The latter is what’s trotted out at Glam, a courtyard restaurant bordered by magnolia trees where a two-Michelin-starred chef serves up contemporary incarnations of Venetian standards such as curried risotto and smoked eel spaghetti. It’s also one of the only two hotels in the city with its own garden—a charming, 500-year-old green space with a revered sculpture depicting three lions meant to represent Venice’s past, present, and future.
In the Area
The hotel is a 20-minute water-taxi ride from Venice Marco Polo International Airport and about an hour’s drive from Treviso—often considered an underrated gateway to Venice. Though many famed city sights like the famous Rialto Bridge and Doge’s Palace are with easy access, the efficient palazzo staff can also help book a boat ride on Venice’s signature waterway, plan trips to glass-making factories on the island of Murano, or dole out gelateria recommendations and opera tickets.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel and amazing staff especially the reception staff. They booked restaurants, exhibitions, water taxis etc. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had a suite which was beautiful. Very spacious.
It was our first time in Venice and incredible experience at Venart hotel. The lovely breakfasts, pleasant tracking and good view from our room set us up for positive emotions on our trip to Venice.
I found this place through American Express Travel, and it is a gem. This is an old palace that was renovated about 3 years ago and turned into an 18 room hotel. The rooms are magnificent. The staff was incredibly friendly. They recommended some local casual restaurants nearby, that were both great. They organized a tour to Burano and Murano. And the hotel is only about 15 minutes walk to San Marco Wquare. Excellent all around. Breakfast was included and since the restaurant has a Michelin starred restaurant, the service and quality was amazing. The only choice for dinner was this same Michelin starred restaurant - Glam, which we did not eat at. The tasting menus were 120-150 euros per person each, and it would have been nice to have a more casual restaurant available. When my wife and I are travelling we tend to be so busy exploring that we aren't into a long fine dining meal. A small issue though, as everything else at this hotel was first rate, and I would highly recommend it.