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Padua, Vicenza and Verona are prosperous, attractive towns with much to offer the visitor so it is surprising that they are not very strong in hotels. There are plenty of quite ordinary ones, though we have sieved through them and found some of the best places to stay in the Veneto, so that you don't have to.
The hotels fill very easily during trade fairs, of which there are many. Vicenza, for example, holds three very large jewellery fairs every year and you would do well to check on the town’s website and avoid them.
Padua hosts an international cat show, a bridal show and a large biannual horticultural show.
And during the season (mid-June to early September) countless opera lovers crowd into Verona for the performances in its vast Arena. Then prices go up and standards come down.
It is easy to fill the rooms and perhaps this has made hoteliers complacent. Too many offer a dull room with reproduction furniture and heavy damasks, approached through public rooms of no distinction.
Our particular favourites amongst the best places to stay in the Veneto towns would have to be:
- Sogno di Giulietta - a hugely romantic choice in the centre of Verona. Jacuzzi baths come as standard and breakfast is served in your room!
- Gabbia d'Oro - small luxury hotel in Verona with quirky touches and most of the rooms are suites.
- Hotel Accademia - slightly dated Verona hotel that has a trusty band of followers. Perfect position for shopping and just minutes on foot from the arena.
Outside the towns it is another matter. The region is well off for attractive luxury hotels with spas and fine restaurants. We think the best places to stay in the Veneto are the family-owned ones where one or two individuals take a personal interest in the guests and have invested in a much-loved estate.
The food in several of them is outstanding and wine-lovers will find that the standard - particularly of Prosecco, the best of which never leaves Italy and has little in common with the poor man’s champagne found in England - is very high indeed. Several hotels arrange tastings and visits to winemakers in their locality.
For fabulous food book into:
- Villa Abbazia - the perfect place for gourmets: both its restaurants have Michelin stars and the wine list is extensive. The rooms are tasteful too!
- Hotel Villa del Quar - luxury manor house hotel dating back to the 16th Century. Beautiful interiors and superb food, and handsome grounds with pool.
The drawback of these attractive places is, of course, that they can be expensive and if you want to explore, you will need a car.
You will notice that the villas of Palladio, particularly associated with Vicenza, are actually spread across the region and one of the finest of them, the Villa Barbaro at Maser, is much nearer Asolo and Follina.
For the best places to stay in Veneto for a rural escape try:
- Hotel Villa Cipriani - a renaissance villa in a wonderfully romantic setting.
- Albergo al Sole - Comfortable country inn with a very warm welcome and great views.
It pays to be attentive to the map. For example, an art lover who wants to see Giotto’s wonderful murals in the Scrovegni chapel might do better to stay in Venice and make the short trip by rail - its quick, cheap and easy - rather than staying in Padua.
60 million tourists come to the Veneto every year; it is the most visited part of Italy. Most go to Venice, but those who visit the hinterland will find much to delight them; great music, important paintings, fine wines, the villas built for rich Venetian clients who recognised the point of the terra firma, the rural calm away from the busy canals and squares. You will enjoy it as much as they did.
Check out our pick of the best places to stay in Veneto and start to plan your stay.
Best Hotels in Veneto
Dimora del Bugiardo 16 rooms from £67San Pietro in Cariano, Veneto
Countryside accommodation with peaceful garden and shaded veranda terrace overlooking Valpolicella vineyards. Air conditioned rustic-chic bedrooms are roomy with original stone walls and smart furnishings. The restaurant serves local wines and Italian dishes. Ideal for wine lovers & local exploring.Great walks - Good walking routes nearbySights nearby - Arena di VeronaFull of characterViews - Great views from hotel
Agriturismo al Segnavento 5 rooms from £69Venice, Veneto
Charming farm hotel outside Venice centre. Cosy rooms have wooden floors, traditional fabrics and countryside views. Gardens and sit out terrace, stables and farm. Fantastic traditional Italian menu. Family friendly, quiet and authentic.Families - Ideal for families, with big rooms, working farm activities for children, horse riding and walksSights nearby - 15 minute drive from Venice’s city centreGreat walks - Through the surrounding farm landsTraditional
Villa Margherita 19 rooms from £88Venice, Veneto
Traditional riverside hotel. Room interiors have opulent fabrics, antique furniture and large bathrooms. Garden and terrace. Restaurant offers superb Veneto specialities. Historic, atmospheric and great value.Local exploring - With Venice just a short water-bus ride away, enjoy the peace of this riverside hotel with the ease of sightseeingGreat walks - Hotel surrounded by parks and open spacesCooking classes - With Chef Remigio Dal CorsoSights nearby - Venice is 15km away
Tenuta Delo 4 rooms from £107Verona, Veneto
An elegant hotel surrounded by olive trees just outside Verona. Exquisite rooms have wooden floors, antique furniture, unique views and all mod cons. Vineyards on the doorstep, as well as UNSECO-listed Verona. A laid back country escape for couples or families.Sights nearby - Mountains of Verona, Mantua, Vicenza and the Lake Garda, Venice and PaduaViews - Each room is named after the view it providesHistoric - 14th century building with 9th century towerSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
I Tamasotti 6 rooms from £96Mezzane, Veneto
Peaceful country house hotel. Traditional rooms have stone floors, balconies and cream furnishings. Outdoor terrace and gardens. Excellent regional cuisine from locally sourced produce. Intimate, romantic and quiet.Hideaway - Only 6 rooms, surrounded by vineyards, this is a peaceful break, with beautiful Verona a short drive, and plenty of cycle routesGreat walks - Around nearby Lake GardaSights nearby - Less than 20km to VeronaRestrictions on children - Children over 5 welcome
Casa Burano 13 rooms from £110Venice (Mazzorbo)
A charming collection of traditional (and colourful) houses, turned small and delightful hotel. The five houses have been beautifully designed throughout giving a contemporary feel without loosing the buildings' charm. Ideal for those looking for an authentic and surprisingly affordable stay.Local exploring - An authentic experience in the village like area of Burano.Sailing - Explore the Venetian lagoon on board a traditional Venetian fishing boat.Cooking classes - Take a cookery class with Michelin-star chefs.Full of character
Hotel Salute Palace 20 rooms from £97Venice (Dorsoduro)
Charming boutique hotel in Venice overlooking the Rio de la Fornace canal, offering warm and romantic rooms adorned with Murano chandeliers and some with four poster beds. A stone's throw from the Peggy Guggenheim museum and the Madonna della Salute Church; perfectly placed for exploring the city.Local exploring - Close to museums and countless historic buildings dating back to the days of the Republic.Sailing - The hotel organises gondola rides for guests down the canals.Sights nearby - A short walk from the Madonna della Salute Church.Views - Great views from hotel
Hotel Accademia 94 rooms from £88Verona
An ideal location and pleasant (if slightly dated) rooms have won the Accademia many friends. Beautiful sand stone building with romantic pale green shutters. Large elegant rooms provide comfort. An ideal spot to explore Verona for pleasure or while on business.City StyleTraditionalSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Michelin Travel
Corte Realdi 5 rooms from £104Verona Historical Centre
Romantic hotel in the historic centre of Verona, offering Renaissance-style rooms with mural-adorned marble floors, antique furniture, private balconies and affrescoed ceilings. A fine starting point for exploring Verona, it is only 5 minutes from the ancient Roman amphitheatre and Juliet's Balcony.Local exploring - Ideally placed for exploring the historic centre of Verona: a short walk from Juliet's balcony and the Roman amphitheatre.Sights nearby - Only 5 minutes from the Roman amphitheatre, Arena di Verona and Juliet's Balcony.Views - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.
Canonici di San Marco 4 rooms from £105VE, Veneto
Uber-luxe, eco-friendly tented experience within easy reach of Venice. African style tents are elegant and sophisticated with antiques and creatively designed furniture in natural materials. Smart bathrooms combine rustic woods with ceramic baths. A stay amidst nature with all the mod-cons.Romantic Break - Large, totally luxurious tented accommodation with four-posters and huge bathroomsLocal exploring - Ideally located in the Venetian countryside close by to Padua, Treviso and VeniceEco break - A model of eco tourism, this hotel has structures with zero environmental impactGreat walks - Lovely hikes in the countryside
Albergo al Sole 20 rooms from £105Asolo, Veneto
Unpretentious, well-run, comfortable hotel with outstanding views. Old-fashioned but absolutely charming. Ideal for families and those looking for a low key country escape.Country EscapeCooking classes - Check for timings.Great walks - Good for walkers.TraditionalRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Small Luxury Hotels
Relais Ristori 6 rooms from £105Verona
Gorgeous Relais - Romeo and Jultiet style. Romantic bedrooms in the palest pastels (pinks, limes, yellows) with four poster beds, Baroque furniture, and fresh white linens. A lovely inner courtyard is equally whimsical.Romantic BreakSights nearby - 50m from the Castelvecchio and adjacent to the Theatre RistoriRomantic - All the rooms are named after historic loversLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays
Ca del Bosco 12 rooms from £126Santa Fosca, Veneto
A charming lodge in the Dolomite mountain range. Unique rooms are cosy yet modern with views; larger suites have lounge areas. Skiing, mountain biking and hiking nearby. Great choice for family or group weekend with lots of outdoor activities.Families - Plenty of activities for all the family, from skiing, mountain biking and walking. Larger suites are perfect for familiesGroups - Hotel can organise group walking, hiking and climbing tours for large or small groupsGreat walks - Alte Vie have been created specifically for trekkers and hikersViews - Marmolada Mountain and UNSECO Dolomites
Tenuta Le Cave 13 rooms from £118Verona, Veneto
Contemporary luxuries, rustic Italian design and eco-development meet in this Manor House located in a vineyard in the northern Italian hills. Each room has an individual style influenced by the local region. Drink in the hotel's own wine and stunning views of the valley on your private patio.Good wine list - Located in its own vineyard, Tenuta le Cave offers an array of its own and other local winesFull of character - The Horse Suite is decorated all things equine, with an old jumping frame for the bed and saddles for the bedside tablesSpa - Including a salt cave, Turkish baths, a sauna, treatment rooms and a relaxation roomSights nearby - Historic and beautiful Milan, Verona and Venice are not too far to visit
Hotel Dei Chiostri 15 rooms from £123Follina Treviso, Veneto
A fabulous little hotel near Treviso with stunning boutique interiors. Rooms and suites are sumptuously decorated with paintings on the walls, lots of rich fabrics, natural light, and private balconies. Set in prosecco vineyards and with a gourmet bistro and restaurant, it's an indulgent spot.Foodies - A bistro and fantastic restaurant, plenty of Prosecco.Luxury - Stunning interiors and all the mod cons.Garden - Immersed in the prosecco vineyards.Romantic Break
La Finestra Sul Fiume 5 rooms from £123Valeggio Sul Mincio, Lake Garda
A rustic B&B in a magical riverside setting between Verona and Lake Garda. A stone cottagey building houses 5 lovely rooms with wooden beams and white washed walls. Enchanting terraces dotted around the property soak up the sun. A great choice for rural romance, nature lovers or families.Active HolidayTotal relaxationViews - All rooms have lovely views over the gardens and riverTraditionalRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Locanda Cipriani 5 rooms from £123Venice (Torcello)
Homely yet sophisticated restaurant with rooms on magical Torcello, an outpost of the grand Cipriani. The rooms are simple yet elegant with balconies commanding views of the garden. Wonderful setting, quiet and secluded, serving unforgettable cuisine. A grown up hideaway.Hideaway - Set on the most private and uninhabited Island in Venice, this is ideal for those looking for privacy and quiet.Foodies - Famed for its Ventian food Locanda provides wonderful food in an enchanting setting.Sights nearby - Torcello holds one of the most impressive and interesting churches in the Venice area, the Basilica of Santa Maria AssuntaGreat walks - Explore the dense mosaic of islands and sandbanks emerging from the canal waters, the marshlands and the shallow canals.Recommended by - Fodors
Maso di Villa 6 rooms from £123Collalto (Treviso), Veneto
A charming country house hotel surrounded by vineyards. Unique rooms with vintage style textiles, wrought-iron beds and hillside views. Breakfast served in the beautiful garden with outdoor pool to cool off in. A laid-back choice for a romantic country escape.Romantic Break - Miles of vineyards and with charming ancient villages and fortified castles nearbyCountry Escape - Cycling on the Prosecco road, recognized as the most popular route in the Veneto.Local markets - Antiques markets in Vittorio Veneto and in OderzoCooking classes - Arte Culinaria specialising in Veneto cuisine
Villa Franceschi 25 rooms from £126Venice, Veneto
Elegant 5* hotel. Traditional rooms feature artisan furniture, Venetian terracotta floors and marble fireplaces, large bathrooms. Extensive riverside gardens, gym, massages available and cosy library. Outstanding Italian cuisine in regal dining room. Romantic, opulent and charming.City Style - Best of both worlds from this hotel, with the serene countryside, yet Venice and all it's art just 10km awaySights nearby - illa Widmann Rezzonico Foscari, Villa Valmarana at Mira, and Vetrego ChurchGreat walks - Villa Franceschi is surrounded by a park of 33 thousand square metersRomantic - Good for couples.
Sogno di Giulietta 16 rooms from £126Verona
A small hotel where modern Romeos take their Juliets. Individually themed rooms decorated with elegant romance - antique rugs, magnificent drapes, candles, art objects, private balconies overlooking the courtyard.City StyleRomantic BreakSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Traditional
Escalus Suites 6 rooms from £131Verona
Experience life like a local in these stylish apartment-sized suites. Decor is smart and contemporary throughout with wooden floors, neutral colours, and handpicked pieces of modern furniture. Bang in the centre of town, it's ideal for opera lovers or those who want to shop till they drop.Sights nearby - Just 50m from Verona's famous ArenaRecommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
L'Ultimo Mulino 8 rooms from £132Pordenone (Fiume Veneto)
Housed in a 17th-century mill, L'Ultimo Mulino is situated in the village of Bannia. The property offers traditional rustic accommodation with soft hues and wooden furnishings. Relax in the charming garden before enjoying an evening drink by the fireplace. A cosy and utterly charming country escape.Sights nearby - Head into Pordenone and see the Palazzo Ricchieri or Galleria Henry BertoiaGreat walks - Head off on leisurely walks around the scenic countrysideRomantic - Good for couples.Traditional
Cinque Rooms 5 rooms from £132Verona
Stylish, discreet ‘street hotel’ with a code that lets you enter directly off the street, bypassing the need for reception. Five individually designed rooms are beautifully decorated with statement floral prints and top notch accessories. Perfect for romantic trysts in the city of Romeo and JulietSights nearby - Located in San Zeno, so close to the Arena, the Philharmonic Theater, the historic center, and the major shopping streetsDesigner - All rooms are on the ground floor and feature large windows allowing guests to look out, but no-one to look in!Romantic - Good for couples.Quirky - An experience!
Corte Guastalla 6 rooms from £132Sona, Lake Garda
Corte Guastalla is all about traditional Verona interiors. Antiques complement the wooden-beamed ceilings and parquet floors, but the rooms are fresh and contemporary. Situated between Lake Garda and Verona it offers a gorgeous base from which to explore city or countryside.Sights nearby - Lake Garda and Verona are both only 12km away - the largest Italian lake and the city of art - a UNESCO World Heritage SiteSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRemote - Off the beaten track.Back to Nature
Villa Barberina 6 rooms from £154Valdobbiadene, Veneto
Gorgeous country house at the foot of the Prosecco hills. Antiques, wooden floors and splashes of coloured silk decorate the interior. Peaceful gardens and terraced outdoor pool surrounded by cypress trees, library inside. A lovely spot for exploring and tasting the bubbly.Wine tasting - Taste the owners' prosecco and visit lots of local wineries nearby.Great walks - Plenty of lovely walking for all abilities at Pianezze, just 15 mins awaySights nearby - AsoloLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Meltar Boutique Hotel 19 rooms from £176Veneto
A peaceful getaway spot in a restored farmhouse in the verdant hills of Vicenza. Contemporary bedrooms offer beautiful post-card perfect views. Enjoy the spa and yoga centre or head outside and explore the many activities on offer nearby. With its own cooking school on site, the food is superb.Great walks - A wide choice of very romantic and fascinating tracks, some very panoramic settings, and of varying difficultyViews - Lovely views over the surrounding woodlandCooking classes - Meltar Boutique Hotel Cooking SchoolKayaking - River BrentaRecommended by - Tablet
Rosa Salva Hotel 22 rooms from £160Venice (San Marco)
This intimate hotel is located in San Marco, Venice. Rooms are cosy, with exposed wooden beams complemented by soft furnishings in an earthy palette. Two self-catering apartments are available, perfect for families or groups. Breakfast comes from the hotel's own pastry shop. A charming, modern B&B.City Style - Having undergone a recent renovation, this modern B&B is stylish and comfortableFamilies - The self-contained apartments are perfect for families travelling with childrenLocal exploring - Located in San Marco, this B&B is a great starting point for local exploringGreat walks - Stroll through the romantic, winding alleways of the city to soak in the Venetian charm
Villa Cordevigo 23 rooms from £162Cavaion Veronese,, Lake Garda
An 18th century palatial villa just 10km from Lake Garda, with formal Italian gardens and parkland. Rooms are decorated in a Venetian style with period furniture, high ceilings and original stone fire places. The restaurant favours traditional dishes with local produce. A stunning Italian estate.Sights nearby - The perfect base from which to explore both Lake Garda and Verona.Full of characterSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorSpaRecommended by - Tablet
Relais Fra Lorenzo 6 rooms from £171Verona
Relais Fra Lorenzo is a delightful guesthouse, looking down onto the city of Verona. It's comfortable rooms are spacious and elegantly appointed with bespoke furnishings. With the city centre within walking distance, it's the perfect quiet haven to retreat to after a day's exploring.Great walks - Lovely walks in the nearby Parco delle Colombare park.Sights nearby - Twenty minutes walk from Juliet's House in Verona.Full of characterSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Locanda San Verolo 12 rooms from £171Costermano, Lake Garda
A beautifully converted 18th-century farm, outside the medieval village of San Verolo. The restaurant heaves with happy customers every evening, testimony to the incredible food. Rustic chic bedrooms with vibrant walls and crisp white sheets. Heavenly pools and fragrant gardens seal the deal.Restaurant - Recommended.Great walks - Explore the the medieval village of San Verolo and surrounding countryside.Sailing - Sailing courses can be booked at the Garda Naval LeagueSwimming Pool - Two outdoor pools: one for adults, one for children
Il Relais 4 rooms from £175Verona Historical Centre
Steeped in history, Il Relais is a charming B&B in the heart of Verona. Its rooms are true to its 19th century Palazzo Tommasi heritage with lush modern additions. Perfect for exploring the romantic city of Verona. For Shakespeare aficionados, it's just a short walk from Juliet's balcony.Romantic Break - The setting for the world's greatest love storySights nearby - Basilica of San Zeno and Church of St. Eufemia within ten minutes walk.Local markets - Verona's Historic Centre is home to a host of market places.Traditional
Hotel Palazzo Vitturi 16 rooms from £176Venice (Castello)
This hotel occupies one of the oldest palazzos in Venice. Situated a stone's throw from Piazza San Marco, the building's original frescoes are complemented by modern soft furnishings in a regal palette. Start the day with breakfast overlooking Campo Santa Maria Formosa. An elegant boutique hotel.Local exploring - Situated close to Piazza San Marco, this hotel is in a great location for sightseeing in VeniceCity Style - This historic hotel boasts many of the palazzo's original features, a beacon of Venetian styleRomantic Break - Couples love the hotel's heritage feel and the attentive on-site staffSights nearby - Visit the nearby Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, a vast, Gothic church filled with artworksRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Villa Abbazia 18 rooms from £184Follina, Veneto
Welcoming country comfort for gourmets and oenophiles. Two restaurants with Michelin stars and extensive wine lists. Beautiful and elegantly decorated rooms, and a family annexe, painted in creams and pastel colours. A wonderful spot for exploring.Restaurant - 2 restuarants, both with Michelin stars.Country EscapeFoodiesFamiliesRecommended by - Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
Hotel Villa Cipriani 22 rooms from £184Asolo, Veneto
A wonderfully romantic setting with views over the valley that can be enjoyed over breakfast. This Renaissance villa mixes nature, art, and history with its perfumed garden, celestial views, elegant interiors, antiques, and its heritage. A magnificent spot for romantics.Romantic BreakLocal markets - Good for local colour.Romantic - Good for couples.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Michelin Travel
Palazzo Victoria 58 rooms from £188Verona
Classical elegance and top notch luxury. Seamless bedrooms and suites combine modern gadgetry, private jacuzzis, and white leather furniture with marble columns, parquet floors and frescoes. Excellent Michelin chef directed restaurant. Luxurious, but still family friendly.City StyleSights nearby - All of Verona's historic centre is easily accessible on foot.Lively - Hip and happening.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
Hotel Heureka 10 rooms from £189Venice
In this decadent and historic Venetian hotel individually designed rooms boast luxurious four-poster beds and original architectural features. Intricate cornices contrast with contemporary fittings in a delicate balance between old and new; the best suites have canal views. A grand Italian palazzo.Romantic Break - With views onto the canal, decadent rooms and a cosy bar, this is a great spot for a romantic breakHoneymoons - Rent the Bridal Chamber for a luxurious honeymoon experience, complete with a bathtub in the roomCity Style - Located on the Venetian waterways, start your city explorations from a well-located baseLocal markets - Check out the local markets; the Rialto Market is a favourite with adventurous visitorsRecommended by - I Escape
Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista 60 rooms from £191Verona, Veneto
Fantastic boutique hotel for the design conscious. Baroque furniture, fountains, landscaped gardens, contemporary art, Scandinavian furniture and Venetian chandeliers. Like something from Gatsby. There's also an excellent restaurant and spa.Artworks - The hotel houses works by world famous contemporary artists5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.HoneymoonsRecommended by - Tablet
GKK Exclusive Private Suites 6 rooms from £201Venice (San Polo)
This cosy boutique hotel sits within a heritage building overlooking the Grand Canal. Rooms are dressed in a modern Venetian style, with patterned wallpaper and contemporary Italian furnishings. The most exclusive suites have a free-standing, designer bathtub and pretty private terrace. A chic stay.Hideaway - Set within a cosy interior passage and with only 6 rooms, this B&B is a great hideaway hotel optionCity Style - With contemporary interiors inspired by Venetian style, this hotel makes a fashionable stayRomantic Break - Book the Grand Canal suite for romantic views over the canal from your own private terraceSights nearby - Visit the Santo Stefano church, an expansive, Gothic, 13th-century church known for its Renaissance paintingsRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Gabbia d’Oro 27 rooms from £236Verona
Akin to staying in a luxury antique shop surrounded by silverware, fine china and highly polished furniture, but deeply relaxing and rather grand. An opulent romantic destination.Romantic BreakRomantic - Good for couples.TraditionalSights nearby - Well located for major sights.
Hotel Villa del Quar 28 rooms from £211Verona, Veneto
Family pride rather than corporate greed are what drives the standards up in this attractive luxury manor house. Beautiful interiors that combine original stone facades, wooden beams, and elegant furniture. Outstanding food and private reception facilities for weddings.Romantic BreakSwimming Pool - Outdoor PoolSpaRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Tablet, Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel
Hotel Ai Reali 31 rooms from £214Venice (Campo della Fava 5527)
A small luxury property boasting a very central location and beautiful Venetian design. Opulent rooms and suites are everything one expects from this part of Italy with chandeliers, heavy drapes and antiques. Housing a restaurant, piano bar, small spa and wine cellar; this property has it all.Local exploring - A luxurious base ideally located to explore Venice's main attractions.Sights nearby - View works by Tiepolo and Piazzetta in the 18th-century church besides the hotel.Sailing - Take a cruise along the canals starting straight from the hotel's own jetty.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Hotel a la Commedia 35 rooms from £232Venice (San Marco)
This plush, four-star hotel sits close to the Rialto Bridge in Venice. Rooms are dressed in a period style with draped curtains and canopy beds in royal blues and rich reds; the best suites offer a balcony and living space. Have cocktails on the scenic roof terrace; a luxurious Venetian bolt-hole.City Style - With suites dressed in a traditional Venetian style, this hotel provides the perfect setting for your trip to the SerenissimaLocal exploring - Located close to the Rialto Bridge and the Goldoni Theatre, this hotel is a great starting point for your local sightseeingRomantic Break - Couples love the hotel's romantic roof terrace and the plush, canopy bedsSights nearby - Take a stroll along to the Rialto Bridge, a 16th-century footbridge with ornate reliefs, now housing restaurants and bars
Casin Dei Nobili 3 rooms from £246Venice (Dorsoduro)
This newly renovated B&B is situated in the heart of Venice's historic centre. Located in an ancient Venetian palace, it offers a luxurious and relaxing stay, within walking distance of Venice's main attractions. Each of the large, modern suites boast their own whirlpool, and breakfast is included.Local exploring - The B&B is within walking distance of all of Venice's main attractions, as well as plenty of restaurantsRomantic Break - The B&B prides itself on impeccable service and luxury rooms, making this ideal for a romantic breakFamilies - Two of the suites can be combined into one for familiesSights nearby - The B&B is located within Venice's historic centre, and is within short walking distance of all of the city's must-see sights
Al Ponte Antico 7 rooms from £285Venice
Venetian opulence on the Grand Canal - a 16th-century palace. Fabulous romantic rooms and suites have gold brocade walls and elegant beds, and are embellished by chandeliers and tapestries. Wonderful views over the canal from the terrace. A very Venetian choice.Romantic Break - Beautiful fairytale setting located in a 16th century palaceCity Style - Elegant rooms in the centre of the cityViews - Right on the Grand Canal with views of the Rialto BridgeSights nearby - Situated close to all major sights
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal 99 rooms from £351Venice (San Marco)
This hotel sits within a 17th-century aristocratic residence overlooking the Grand Canal. Rooms are dressed in royal teal with gold leaf finishes; expect velvet throws, textured wallpaper and period furniture. The best suites have Grand Canal views, as does the hotel restaurant. A charming stay.City Style - With a perfectly-pitched blend of modern and traditional interior design, this hotel has spot-on Venetian luxury styleLocal exploring - Sitting right opposite the islands of San Giorgio and Giudecca, this hotel is in a great location for sightseeingRomantic Break - Couples love the romantic, canal-side hotel restaurant and the luxurious suitesSights nearby - Take a boat across to San Giorgio Maggiore island, renowned for its Palladian church
The Gentleman of Verona 14 rooms from £384Verona
A place of extravagant luxury in the centre of Verona: palatial individually designed rooms (some with private hammam), majestic bathrooms, complimentary minibar. Plus there's a spa for pampering & pretty courtyard garden for romantic dinners. A truly spoiling spot where you'll feel like a VIP!Sights nearby - Just 50 yards from Castelvecchio Castle and a couple of minutes from the ArenaSpa - With sauna, hammam and massages on requestOpulentRomantic - Good for couples.
Palazzo Morosini degli Spezieri 9 rooms from £386Venice (San Polo)
This heritage hotel is housed in a renovated 15th-century palace in Venice. Guests can choose from nine self-catering apartments with up to three bedrooms; the accommodation has a sleek, modern interior design with some period touches. The best apartments offer beautiful canal views. A stylish stay.Families - The large self-catering apartments are well-designed for parents travelling with children, offering up to 3 bedroomsRomantic Break - The beautiful canal setting and the luxurious feel to the apartments make this hotel a great romantic getawayLocal exploring - With its fantastic central location, this hotel makes a perfect base for local exploringSights nearby - Visit the Basilica dei Frari, a Gothic-style church which houses two works by Titian, as well as his tomb
Splendid Venice 165 rooms from £434Venice
A historic hotel, set canal-side in the centre of the city. Elegant rooms are traditionally dressed with rich hues, patterned wallpaper and antiques. A fabulous restaurant serves exemplary regional dishes and specialises in seafood. The perfect choice for a quintessentially Venetian stay.Local exploring - A chic hotel in the heart of the city with access directly from the canal.Sailing - Discover the city in the traditional manner, by gonola.Sights nearby - Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge's Palace.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Tablet
Hotel L'Orologio 43 rooms from £439Venice (30125 Sestriere San Polo)
Hotel L'Orologio, situated right next to the Grand Canal, is only a short walk from some of the city's most famous sights. The hotel has designer rooms decorated in typically Venetian materials and colours, and all rooms come with a private bathroom as well as a satellite TV. A chic city break.City Style - Located right next to the Grand Canal in Venice, a perfect location from which to explore the cityLocal exploring - La Fenice, Piazza San Marco and Basilica San Marco are all located less than a mile awaySights nearby - Sights such as the Santa Maria Formosa Square and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are only a short distance awayLocal markets - Rialto market is only a minute away!Recommended by - Michelin Travel
Suite 735 3 rooms from £440Venice (Fondamenta Venier Sebastiano)
This boutique hotel is housed in a historic palazzo in the arty neighbourhood of Dorsoduro. The hotel has been renovated in an Art Deco style, with inspiration from aspects of traditional Venetian interior design and a 50s finish. Enjoy breakfast on the pretty hotel terrace. A stylish concept hotel.City Style - The art deco style of this hotel sets it apart from most, and marries with the trendy district where it is locatedFamilies - The biggest suite can host up to four guests, perfect for a small familyLocal exploring - Perfecty placed for exploring the winding alleys of Venice on footSailing - Explore Venice from its mythical waterways; enquire at the hotel about the best routes
Palazzo Venart 18 rooms from £453Venice (Santa Croce)
This five-star hotel occupies a 16th-century palazzo on the Grand Canal. Restored frescoes and marble fireplaces adorn the building. Suites boast wooden floors, period furniture and hand-selected artworks; the best have Grand Canal views. Don't miss the Michelin-starred restaurant; luxury defined.City Style - Having undergone an extensive restoration, this hotel boasts many original features of the 16th-century palazzoRomantic Break - The Grand Canal setting, cosy hotel bar and gourmet restaurant make this hotel the perfect romantic getawayFoodies - Foodies will swoon at the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, headed by chef Enrico BartoliniSights nearby - Visit the nearby Basilica dei Frari, an imposing, Gothic-style church built in the 1330sRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
San Clemente Palace Kempinski 190 rooms from £474Venice
This five-star hotel and spa is on the private island of San Clemente. Guests arrive by a complimentary boat to rooms dressed in a regal palette with gilded accents and period furnishings; the best suites offer panoramic views of the water. Relax by the outdoor pool or at the bar. A unique stay.Honeymoons - Honeymoon in style with a suite at this exclusive luxury hotel; there's a restaurant, bar and spa all on-site for your useHideaway - Located on a private island away from the madding tourist crowds, this hotel is the perfect hideaway destinationSpa breaks - There is a new, top-of-the-range spa available at the hotel, making this a great spa break holidayGreat walks - Take a long walk through the hotel's own grounds, which comprise of a beautiful canalside parkRecommended by - Kiwi Collection
Palazzo Cristo 3 rooms from £789Venice (Castello)
This luxury hotel is housed in a 13th-century palazzo overlooking the Scuola Grande di San Marco. Suites are elegant and refined, with marble and wood accents. The most spacious apartments offer self-catering facilities and multiple bedrooms. Expect stylish Italian design pieces. A majestic stay.Families - The self-catering apartments are perfect for families travelling with children, and offer multiple bedroomsLocal exploring - Located in a pretty square in central Venice, this hotel is a great base for starting your local exploringHoneymoons - Experience a honeymoon in luxurious Venetian style at this hotelGreat walks - Wander the alleyways to reach Rialto Bridge, an ornate 16th-century footbridge crossing the Grand CanalRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Belmond Hotel Cipriani 95 rooms from £988Venice
This luxurious 5* hotel enjoys a wonderful location on Giudecca Island, just outside Venice. With elegant interiors throughout, opulent rooms and suites, a large garden to relax in, tennis courts and a swimming pool. A sophisticated choice for a special trip away!Total relaxation - Enjoy Guidecca Island's tranquil atmosphere, relax by the pool during the day or take advantage of the extensive spa facilitiesHoneymoons - With a gorgeous location, beautiful rooms, a range of facilities and world-class service this is a great honeymoon spotRomantic Break - Luxurious rooms, daily gondola trips around Venice and candelit evening dinners together-a perfect romantic getaway!City Style - Get to know Giudecca Island or make use of the hotel's own private boat service to explore Venice
Aman Venice 24 rooms from £1110Venice (San Polo)
This plush hotel is housed in a magnificent Rococco palace on the Grand Canal. Original features abound, from 18th-century frescoes to a 16th-century Sansovino fireplace; the best suites offer spectacular views of the canal. Dine at the gourmet restaurant before heading to the spa. Luxury defined.City Style - Housed in one of the eight grand palaces of Venice, you can't get more Venetian city style than this hotelRomantic Break - Couples will be bowled over by the original features in the suites and the romantic settingLocal exploring - Sitting on the Grand Canal itself, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploringSights nearby - Take a private visit to the Doge’s Palace, a historic colonnaded masterpiece. Book through the hotel
Palazzo Ca'nova 3 rooms from £1263Venice
This hotel offers luxurious apartments set across three floors of the Palazzo Ca'nova on the Grand Canal; choose from the third-floor terrace apartment with views of the waters, the intimate second-floor apartment or the exclusive rooftop apartment with a private terrace. A unique Venetian hotel.Hideaway - With an entire floor of the palazzo to yourself, there's no reason to leave this luxurious hideaway hotelFamilies - With large, spacious apartments, this hotel is perfect for families travelling with older childrenCity Style - Sitting on the Grand Canal itself, this heritage hotel is oozing Venetian charmSights nearby - Visit the magnificent Baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute, which sits opposite the hotelRecommended by - Sawdays