50 rooms from £304 per night
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“Located on Giudecca Island this 16th century converted Palladian convent overlooks St. Mark's Basin and the Bacino. Rooms feature rich tapestries and soft silks, private balconies and luxurious marble bathrooms. There are delightful gardens and a huge spa. An utterly romantic and relaxing getaway.”

“Located on Giudecca Island this 16th century converted Palladian convent overlooks St. Mark's Basin and the Bacino. Rooms feature rich tapestries and soft silks, private balconies and luxurious marble bathrooms. There are delightful gardens and a huge spa. An utterly romantic and relaxing getaway.”

Hotel Review

This discreet hotel is a conversion of the Zitelle, a Palladian church that used to house and protect within its walls the wellbeing of unmarried girls. Right next door is Elton John’s own waterside house directly above the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa. The staff are dapper and attentive. The rooms are obviously not purpose-built so come in strange shapes. Ask for one overlooking the Bacino and watch the Venetians go about their daily lives. Michelangelo spent three years exiled on the island from 1529. The owner is the dynamic and engaging Francesca Bortolotto Possati whose vision includes special courses in photography, cooking and gardening in the hotels gardens. Fabulously romantic.
Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • Indulge in a couples massage and dine in the romantic restaurant - the perfect spot for a break for two
  • Spa breaks
  • There is a 450-square-metred spa with eight treatment rooms
 

Written by Adam Jacot de Boinod

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • Indulge in a couples massage and dine in the romantic restaurant - the perfect spot for a break for two
  • Spa breaks
  • There is a 450-square-metred spa with eight treatment rooms
  • Museums
  • The Doge's Palace, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Cà Pesaro Palace are all must visits
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • There is a complimentary boat shuttle service to sister hotel, Bauer Il Palazzo
  • Learning
  • The art of photography on one of the hotel's photography courses
  • Cooking classes
  • There are cooking classes and tasting menus available
  • Sights nearby
  • St. Mark's Square is just a two minute walk away
  • Other Activities
  • Relax in the beautiful manicured gardens.
  • Child friendly
  • One child under 13 years stays free of charge in an extra bed
  • On an island
  • Located on Giudecca Island
  • Views
  • Romantic
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Luxury
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wellbeing
  • Disabled access
  • 5* Luxury
  • Antiques

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • One child under 13 years stays free of charge in an extra bed
  • Wifi
  • Charges apply
  • Outdoor dining
  • Views
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Safe
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • No pets
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Massage
  • Meeting Room
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Concierge
  • Hot Tub
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Museums
  • The Doge's Palace, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Cà Pesaro Palace are all must visits
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • There is a complimentary boat shuttle service to sister hotel, Bauer Il Palazzo
  • Learning
  • The art of photography on one of the hotel's photography courses
  • Cooking classes
  • There are cooking classes and tasting menus available
  • Sights nearby
  • St. Mark's Square is just a two minute walk away
  • Other Activities
  • Relax in the beautiful manicured gardens.

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