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Visiting Venice for the 57th Venice Biennale, VIVA ARTE VIVA? If so, we’ve got just the guide for you. Whitewaller Venice, out now, is there to guide you through the city, with recommendations on what to see, do, and consume. Below, we’re sharing our list of top hotels to ensure you have a relaxing home away from home.
The Bauer Hotels
Known as the only privately owned deluxe hotel entity in Venice, The Bauer Hotels offer three distinctive and unique locations for guests in search of Venetian hospitality. The Bauer Palazzo, located on the Grand Canal and Campo San Moisé, is a five-star 19th-century property with 135 guest rooms and 56 suites. Across from St. Mark’s Square is Palladio Hotel & Spa—a private hotel with 21 suites and 58 bedrooms. A part of Palladio Hotel & Spa is the third outpost, Villa F, which encompasses 11 lavish residences with impeccable furnishings and fabrics, a butler, and a concierge service.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying all three outposts for different activities.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Belmond Hotel Cipriani welcomes guests to 96 rooms and suites, magnificent views, and an in-house Michelin-starred restaurant—Oro Restaurant. Located within a 15th-century building, the hotel also offers spa treatments at the Casanova Wellness Centre and an array of accommodations for various views of the garden, lagoon, and St. Marks Square.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoy the only Olympic-sized swimming pool in Central Venice.
Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel
Known previously as one of the most beautiful flour mills in Europe, the Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel, then Stucky Factory, opened in July 1884. Since then, many changes have been made, and guests from all over the world are able to enjoy its 379 rooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars, rooftop pool, fitness center, and spa.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking the Biennale package.
In the heart of the San Marco district, Palazzina G is a five-star Philippe Starck–designed hotel, and a member of Design Hotels. With 26 rooms and suites varying in size, the hotel also offers cuisine and spirits from PG’s, Krug Champagne Lounge, and Krug Terrace restaurant and bar.
Whitewaller recommends: Visiting the Palazzo Grassi museum next door
Hotel Danieli — A Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
Overlooking the Venetian Lagoon and its islands on Riva degli Schiavoni, Hotel Danieli welcomes guests to legendary palaces and over six centuries of history, culture, and romance. The hotel’s exceptional heritage welcomes guests to explore 210 rooms and suites, and enjoy gorgeous views of Venice’s iconic panoramas.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a cocktail at Bar Dandolo.
The Gritti Palace — A Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
The Gritti Palace is a place of exceptional art and elegance. History and culture have joined renewed Venetian style, and its recent restoration has debuted a refined version of its iconic self. Discreetly tucked away on the Grand Canal for the most discerning of guests, the hotel boasts 61 guest rooms and 21 suites.
Whitewaller recommends: Indulging in the two-story Redentore Terrazza Suite.
The Westin Europa & Regina
The most terraced venue on Venice’s Grand Canal, The Westin Europa & Regina boasts a fresh atmosphere where guests may unwind in a setting of relaxed indulgence just off the fashionable Calle XXII Marzo. Many of the hotel’s 185 rooms and suites boast views over the Grand Canal and the Venetian landscape.
Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing at Bar Tiepolo.
Palladio Hotel & Spa
A part of The Bauer Hotel ring, Palladio Hotel & Spa is a renovated 16th-century convent designed by the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Inviting travelers to relax among immense detail and decoration, 21 suites and 58 bedrooms greet guests to the private hotel for an unforgettable stay.
Whitewaller recommends: Exploring the spa’s eight treatment rooms.
Also a part of The Bauer Hotel, and together with Palladio Hotel & Spa, Villa F features 11 lavish residences within the 16th-century property. With impeccable service and luxurious living spaces, the exclusive accommodation is a sophisticated retreat full of exceptional detail.
Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing in the private garden and enjoying its meditation pool.
Sina Centurion Palace
Sina Centurion Palace is an eccentric and extravagant hotel bursting with vibrant colors and 21st-century design. Behind its gothic facade, the hotel’s 50 rooms and suites boast character and an array of unique facets.
Whitewaller recommends: Having dinner at Antino’s Lounge & Restaurant.
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