“This endearing private hotel (the owner is a collector: everywhere are porcelain teapots, corkscrews, crucifixes, fans and much more) is a canny choice in winter, when the velvet-hung salone, its table heaped with cakes at tea-time, is at its most inviting; and in summer, when the shady garden comes into its own. Bedrooms are mainly traditional, some marvellously lavish. A characterful hotel that keeps up with the times with its chic Zodiac Bar and superb Met Restaurant: the only one in Venice with a Michelin star.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“An unforgettable view over the lagoon, only a few steps from Piazza San Marco, within easy reach of the most stylish shops, and close to the Art and Architectural Biennales. The Hotel Metropole rises from the heart of the city on the lagoon, and appears overlooking the magical 'Bacino di San Marco' (the lagoon area in front of St. Mark's Square). Only a few metres away from St. Mark's Square, it's easy to arrive at the hotel from the various arrival points into Venice.Offering exclusive suites and elegant salons, a web of enchantment, a seductive ambience, an aura of mystery and exoticism, with period furniture, soft music, relaxing perfumes, a genuine concern for your comfort and well-being, and a love for the most surprising collection of antiques ever to be found in any hotel. The Michelin-starred Met restaurant offers a experience for the delectation of your senses.”
"while the top-end suites may feature mother-of-pearl mosaics and damask bedspreads, the staff parade around in designer black suits and the chef has won two Michelin stars for the restaurant, this is still a quirky, intriguing place to stay."
Originally published by The Guardian (view article)