Seeing as Venice is our shiny new Destination of the Month, we thought we’d show off some of the finest hotels that ‘The Floating City’ has to offer. From luxury 5 stars to beautiful budget abodes, you can enjoy Venice to the max, whatever your price range. Here’s our run down of our ‘5 of the best’ hotels and what each of them have to offer during your stay in Italy…
If classic and traditional Venetian is what you’re after, then the 3* Tintoretto Hotel could be the ideal choice for you. Located in a peaceful ‘campiello’ or square, you’ll be just moments from the local railway station with great access to the Casino and iconic Rialto Bridge. Throughout, you’ll find parquet flooring, elegant furnishings and homely touches to give you a real sense of Venetian living, topped off with modern conveniences for those of you who need to keep up with your day-to-day life.
Perfect for: A traditional Italian retreat in a quiet, residential area of the city.
Looking out over the Venice Lagoon, the 4* Best Western Villa Mabapa offers art nouveau décor mixed with stylish Italian features, creating an atmospheric and warm environment just 10 minutes from St Mark’s Square. Surrounded by cedars and hidden away from the main street, you’ll feel at peace from the hustle and bustle of the main city. A main feature of the villa is its delicious restaurant! Serving up traditional dishes as well as some specialities derived from years of family cooking, you’ll enjoy a range of meals all using local produce and fresh seafood.
Perfect for: A little bit of luxury away from the busy city centre.
Offering enchanting views of St Mark’s basin and the lagoon, this 3* haven is the perfect combination of quality and convenience. Settled on the promenade of the Lido of Venice, you can reach the main square and all the incredible landmarks with a ten minute water taxi – the ideal way to get around in Venice. This hotels open sundeck and private Jacuzzi are great little extras, plus you can indulge in some traditional Italian pizzas or American style dining in the onsite restaurants.
Perfect for: A taste of Italy with all your home comforts, too.
Ruzzini Palace Hotel
If luxury in the heart of the city is what you need on your short break, then this 4* palatial haven is exactly what you’re looking for. Located in campo Santa Maria Formosa, you have the very best of Venice right on your doorstep; from tourist hotspots such as St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge, to lively streets of authentic restaurants and atmospheric bars. During the many annual Ventian festivities such as Regata, Redentore and Carnival, the Ruzzini Palace becomes the venue for artists performing classical music concerts, canovacci and theatrical comedies! Style wise, this place is classy, luxurious and downright pristine.
Perfect for: Living the high life in Venice’s cultural heart
Hesperia Hotel Venice
Overlooking the Cannaregio Canal, this pretty little hotel is a perfect example of traditional Venetian hospitality and design. With just 18 rooms, you’ll feel like you’re truly living with the locals in an ideal base for exploring the city. All guest rooms offer everything you could possibly need during your stay, although if you stay indoors to make the most of satellite TV, you’re wasting your time on one of Europe’s most exciting cities! Small but perfectly formed, the 3* Hesperia Venice is definitely one of our favourite hotels in Venice.
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