My wife has always wanted to visit Venice,something that I had done in the mid 60's prior to university. We chose The Cipriani because of our past experiences of Orient Express hotels and we were not disappointed. from the moment that we were met on the private quay from our personal transfer from the airport, everything was perfect. The lagoon view room was just what we had hoped for and the staff were outstanding in their help and support. A private tour had been arranged for us on our first morning which was superb and showed us all that we wanted, thus allowing us to arrange our own visits ( with the advice from our guide) for the next day.
We ate at both of the main restaurants and were delighted with the food. Both menus were equally delicious and the sommelier recommended outstanding local wines at very reasonable prices.
The sea water pool was excellent with attentive pool attendants and a great lunch menu.
Water transport to the islands can be accessed from just outside the hotel and is very reasonable in price if you purchase a 12 hour ticket. We visited both Murano and Burano, which should not be missed.
The views are outstanding from the hotel which looks directly towards St Mark's Square. One of the great travelling experiences. If you are going to Venice, a three night say is adequate and my advice is "Stay at The Cipriani for an experience to remember and one that will make memories of one of the most beautiful cities in the world so much more memorable".