Splendid Venice Venezia – Starhotels Collezione
What We Love
- American buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Top location, between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge
- Breathtaking views from the rooftop bar, Solana
- It has its own jetty, so you can arrive by gondola or water taxi
What To Know
- A city tax of $6/€4.50 (February 1-December 31) and $4/€3.15 (January 1-31) per person, per night will be charged by the hotel at checkout
- It’s a historic building, but the decor is contemporary
- There’s no fitness center or spa
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, this canalside spot has a long and distinguished history of welcoming guests. It began life as a 16th-century inn and went through several incarnations before being fully renovated in 2007. It artfully blends ancient architecture and contemporary furnishings in the middle of Venice. At the center of the hotel is the Campiello, a Venetian-style courtyard covered by a glass roof, which bathes the restaurant in natural light. The bar is decorated in plush fabrics, and there’s a handsome velvet-lined library and media room.
Bed & Bath
The 165 rooms — including 63 Deluxe and 80 Superior Suites — are all elegantly decorated in soothing neutral tones, with light oak parquet floors, sumptous drapes and blond wood furnishings. They all come with soft goosedown “Starbeds” and are well soundproofed against any street noise, to ensure a good night’s sleep. All the sparkling white marble bathrooms have powerful rainfall showers and house brand lotions and potions.
The American-style buffet breakfast will set you up for the day. Take a sightseeing break for afternoon tea served in the bar and tuck into delicious sandwiches and pastries. In the evening the chef at Le Maschere restaurant creates traditional Venetian dishes, such as fritto misto and beef carpaccio with rucolo and parmesan. Enjoy aperitivi in the bar, lounging on a velvet sofa as gondolas drift past the windows, and don’t miss the signature cocktail — a mix of gin, aperol, vermouth and vodka topped with grapefruit juice — and showstopping views of the city from the fifth-floor Solana bar.
How to Get There
The hotel was fairly nice and some of the rooms had amazing views. The staff was helpful but that was about it. Very impersonable. The breakfast buffet left alot to be desired and the staff was nice but again nothing remarkable.
My wife had booked this hotel for my fist visit to Venice.The hotel is very welcoming and the staff are friendly, helpful and very attentive. Nothing is to much so you really feel appreciated.
The restaurant serves very good food with a nice relaxed atmosphere.Management and staff go out of their way to make your visit extremely memorable.
Both bars are offer comfort and a excellent drinks menu. The rooftop bar is extremely enjoyable especially in the evening.
Our room was very comfortable and pleasant with everything at hand that you required.
I can definitely recommend this hotel for its position, ambiance and friendly atmosphere with excellent staff.
My sister and I stayed here and chose it based on its fantastic location, halfway between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto bridge - a 5 minute walk to each. We've visited Italy many times before and understand the space constraints so were delighted to be given an 'American' twin room with two double beds. Mine could have done with a refresh though as it was very saggy in the middle and a topper did not help. We had a problem with the coffee machine in our room which was replaced promptly. Breakfast was excellent, and the welcome and service was professional but the only hint of a personal touch was from one of the waiters at dinner.
A lovely holiday but I would say more personal touches are needed for this to be a truly boutique hotel.