Hotel Review: The Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy

Venice is, though doubt, a world’s many regretful city, and if you’re treating your dear to a prolonged weekend, we competence as good do it in style. The Gritti Palace is a jaw-droppingly pleasing palazzo right on a Grand Canal, a summary of oppulance in a city already famous for a luxury and glamour.

Ernest Hemingway deliberate The Gritti Palace his home from home, essay most of his novel, Across a River and Into a Trees, here in a 1940s; and a playwright and writer Somerset Maugham was also a visit visitor. Treat yourself by following in their footsteps — or should that be in a arise of their gondolas?

Who For?

The Gritti Palace is for lovers of all kinds: lovers of architecture, lovers of antiques and excellent furnishings, lovers of high views, and lovers of forlorn service. It’s a chateau festive with gilt and clear chandeliers, silks and brocades, and stunningly over a top, so if you’re a fan of minimalism, it’s substantially not a hotel for you. If, on a other hand, we wish to feel like a fairytale aristocrat or princess: check in!


The Gritti Palace Venice - The Somerset Maugham Royal Suite
The Somerset Maugham Royal Suite

The bedrooms and suites during The Gritti Palace change from tiny though superb fine rooms, to a blow-out Hemingway Presidential Suite with a private patio on a Grand Canal. All a options have aristocrat sized beds, jewel-like furnishings in an heterogeneous Venetian style, marble bathrooms, and cosmetics from Acqua di Parma.

The hotel was entirely renovated in 2013, and it resembles a private museum: a guest bedrooms are simply a compare of stately chambers during Buckingham Palace or Versailles. The ancestral architectural facilities of a building have been painstakingly preserved, so we competence good find your room is flashy with strange stucco, has birthright terrazzo floors, and a palm embellished wooden ceiling. The chandeliers will roughly positively have been done on Murano, and a custom-designed silk damask walls, curtains, and other soothing furnishings are by Lorenzo Rubelli.

No dual guest bedrooms are a same, possibly in their blueprint or their views, and we could spend hours looking during any square of antique furniture, oil painting, and Venetian mirror.


The Gritti Palace Venice - Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo SPA - Suite
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo SPA – Suite

The Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Spa is exclusively for hotel guests. The character is relaxing and minimalist, in contrariety to other, some-more elaborate areas. There are no distractions here: all we can do is relax. The spa’s signature massage is a Blu Mediterraneo (60 minutes, €135), and guest have a choice of 5 fragrances to accompany their treatment, as good as opposite vigour levels of touch. The sauna uses usually Acqua di Parma products, done in Italy from mostly Italian ingredients, many of that are locally sourced.

The Gritti Palace has a aptness centre, versed by Technogym, that is open 24 hours.

Food and Drink

The Gritti Palace Venice - Club del Doge Restaurant Terrace
Club del Doge Restaurant Terrace

The Gritti Palace’s Club del Doge Restaurant and a patio is right on a Grand Canal, with unusual views in Venice. We dined as a gondolas upheld by, to a sound of striking waves. The stage before we is ceaselessly changing, and a people examination here is one of life’s good pleasures. Delicacies on a menus embody selections of Venetian cicchetti, 24-month-aged Parma ham with buffalo mozzarella, and linguini with garlic and clams.

True gourmands might also be meddlesome in a category during The Gritti Palace Epicurean School. Executive Chef Daniele Turco delights his students by training them to ready mouthwatering recipes done from anniversary internal ingredients, including uninformed seafood from a lagoon.

What’s Nearby?

Staying during The Gritti Palace, we are right on a Grand Canal, so as mainly located in Venice as it is probable to be. You can travel with palliate to St. Mark’s Basilica and a Doge’s Palace, both of that are on St. Mark’s Square, and cranky a Bridge of Sighs or a Rialto Bridge. Take a St. Mark’s Clocktower debate for a strikingly opposite viewpoint on a city.

Venice’s museums are magnificent, both in terms of their collections and a unusual buildings that chateau them. The Gallerie dell’Accademia exhibits a aged masters, including masterpieces by Bellini, Titian, and Canaletto, while visitors to a Peggy Guggenheim Collection can indulge themselves with 20th century artworks from Picasso, Miró, Kandinsky, Dalí, and Klee.


Wi-Fi is accessible via a hotel.

Room Rates

Rooms from €430.

Value for Money

Rooms during The Gritti Palace don’t come cheaply, though it’s a satisfactory cost to compensate to nap in a 15th century building that was, fittingly, a central chateau of a Vatican ambassadors to Venice. You can’t put a cost on a history, on a irreplaceable artworks and antiques, or on a knowledge of staying here, so if your bill can widen this far, punch a bullet and make a reservation here.

Getting There

British Airways flies directly from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo, as does EasyJet, and in low deteriorate flights cost as small as £50 return. The airfield is on a mainland, not on Venice itself, though we can send by manager or take a stirring H2O cab float opposite a lagoon.

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