When I dream, I like to dream big. Right? So, after bumping into some wonderful Venice hotels pictures online, I decided to write a post about the Top Venice hotels with great views. This is not a rank. It’s simply a collection of beautiful places with wonderful views. I made some research and then I listed the hotels in alphabetical order. In fact, apart a brief info, I cannot provide you with reviews or judgments regarding service, rooms or other details. Of course, if someone cares to envite me to personally test the hotel, I’d be delighted. And, if someone else felt left out from the Top Venice hotels with great views list, and still wants me to test their wonderful hotel for one night… I’m in! 😉
I warmly suggest you to click on the pics to see them properly, they’re totally worth it.
Top Venice hotels with great views
Al Ponte Antico
Al Ponte Antico (meaning at the ancient bridge) is a small 4 star hotel located in a 1500’s palace recently renovated. Compared to the others of the list, Al Ponte Antico is more of a family run business. As the name suggests, it offers a great view of Rialto bridge, both from a small terrace and from the main hall where guests have breakfast.
Located in a superb 16th century palace on the Canal Grande, Aman Hotel is the only 7 stars hotel in Venice. Its highlight features are some artistic treasures, such as Tiepolo frescoes and opulent Rococo and Neo-Renaissance décor, two private gardens and a roof terrace. Aman is the hotel George Clooney chose as his wedding ceremony venue. I am not surprised!
Baglioni Hotel Luna
5 stars Baglioni Hotel Luna has a unique position, 80 metres from piazza San Marco. Its San Giorgio suite has a private terrace with a unique view of San Giorgio Maggiore island. Many other rooms has a view over the lagoon or the Giardini Reali, the gardens right next to Saint Mark.
Ok, the rear palazzo is not an historical, beautiful Venetian palace, but the one facing the Gand Canal is beautiful. Plus, the hotel is located close to St Mark’s square and is provided with a great terrace with a breathtaking view.
It is located on the Giudecca island, in a former convent dating back to 1500. Highlights: free boat service, marvellous views of Saint Mark, a spa and above all a luxuriant garden (one of the biggest in Venice).
On the Giudecca island, Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers a great view over the lagoon and Doge’s Palace. Provided with garden, open pool and tennis court, boutiques and Spa. There’s a private boat service (in 4 minutes you arrive in San Marco) and a unique restaurant with a superb view.
Ca’ Sagredo is an elegant palazzo (declared National Monument) dating back to 1300, overlooking the Canal Grande. Other than its terrace, the highlights are the ballroom, the Tirali staircase, the wonderful frescoes and art pieces.
Hotel Danieli, Venezia – A Luxury Collection Hotel
This is a legendary hotel, overlooking the Lagoon and San Giorgio island, at a stone’s throw from St Mark’s square. The hotel includes three different but connected palazzi. The historic core is the 14th palazzo Dandolo, with its wonderful hall. Its highlight is the panoramic restaurant Terrazza Danieli. Among its illustrious guests: Goethe, Proust, Balzac, Wagner, Debussy, Dickens, Shelley and many European sovereigns.
The Gritti Palace, Venezia – A Luxury Collection Hotel
A palace dating back to 1475, full of painting and frescoes, with a lovely terrace on the Canal Grande, overlooking the Salute Church and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Located 5 minutes from Piazza San Marco as well as from the Accademia Galleries, it is also provided with a small Spa.
Hilton Molino Stucky
A little aside, on the Giudecca island, Hilton Molino Stucky hotel was once a flour mill. Its highlights are a rooftop swimming pool, a huge spa and also a terrace for romantic dinners. This terrace is also open to the non-guests to have an aperitivo while enjoying one a breathtaking view of Venezia.
Londra Palace hotel is located 5 minutes away from piazza San Marco. Highlights: 100 windows overlooking the San Marco basin, 53 rooms (each one unique in style and décor), an award winning restaurant, a veranda along Riva degli Schiavoni, a terrace with a fantastic view over San Giorgio island. Among its guests poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, writer Jorge Luis Borges and composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who started here the composition of his 4th symphony.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice
This exclusive hotel is located on its own island, San Clemente, and it was once a hospice for pilgrims and soldiers headed to the Holy Land. It is provided with 2 bars, 3 gourmet restaurants, swimming pool, tennis court, free shuttle boat and a romantic garden overlooking the lagoon.
What do you say? Which one of these top Venice hotels with great views would you choose?