Imagine the the year is 1750 and you are a lord or lady attending the Carnival in Venezia, that is what it feels like when you enter the Griti Palace, the nicest hotel in Venice. The remodel they did is remarkable - how can something so new and beautiful feel so period? Our room was spacious with a huge marble bathroom and wonderful shower (and separate tub). The bed, linens, towels, etc. are all top notch. What looked to be quite fancy wallpaper turned out to be cloth on the walls, and of course a Venetian glass chandelier awaits. Service was superb, and unpretentious. Breakfast on the restaurant veranda overlooking the Grand Canal was amazing (pricey of course). The location is great, it takes 5-7 minute walk to get to St. Mark's Square and 10-15 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge. Take the Tranchetto right out front door across and you are a 2 minute walk to the Peggy Guggenheim museum. You can also catch a water taxi or Gondola right outside the door. I don't really know how much the rooms are in peak season, as I used Starwood Points (a steep 35k points per night, but worth the splurge). Upon arrival (we came via rail from Florence) it was 70 Euro for a private water taxi from the train station and took 10-15 minutes. We flew out of VCE Marco Polo - it was a 110 Euro water taxi to the airport, arranged by the hotel (about 25 minutes). I cannot wait to return to Venice and the Griti Palace!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, reopened its doors in 2013 after a significant and handcrafted restoration which has brought the historical palace back to its original grandeur, and introduced new avenues for pleasure and relaxation including The Gritti Epicurean School and the Blu Mediterraneo Spa. A place of exceptional art and elegance, The Gritti Palace is a refined version of its iconic self, where heritage and culture blend with renewed Venetian style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gritti Palace Hotel
- Gritti Palace Venice