Hotel Cipriani, a Belmond Hotel, Venice 

Glamour and gourmet dining

An ultra-luxurious hotel located just five minutes by boat from St Mark’s Square.

You don’t have to be in the heart of Venice to truly appreciate its beauty. Sometimes it’s better to enjoy a little time away from the crowds but still easily pop over to the city when you want. This Belmond hotel, which is located on the island of Giudecca, gives you just that. There are very few, if any, hotels that have a pool in Venice due to their size and the nature of the city; the Belmond hotel has an Olympic-sized pool in its extensive grounds. And as you laze by the water, attentive hosts will be on hand to cater to your every whim whether that’s a refreshing drink or a light snack. There are also plenty of shaded spots to head to in the gardens, some with beautiful views out over the water, and there’s even a tennis court in the grounds. The interiors are pretty special, too, with one-of-a-kind antiques furnishing grand spaces, dark wood accents and light-filled lounges.

Why we love Hotel Cipriani, a Belmond Hotel, Venice

  • The superb dining options include a Michelin-starred evening option, a breezy seafood bar and an over-the-water venue

  • It’s on the island of Giudecca, five minutes from St Mark’s Square on the hotel’s private launch, which runs from early until late

  • As one of the world’s most celebrated luxury hotels, it has a real air of old-world glamour and a star-studded list of former guests

  • The fabulous Olympic-size swimming pool, supposedly the result of a confusion between feet and metres, is the only one in Venice

5 stars
Feb, Apr - Aug
Approximately 3 hours
On the eastern end of Giudecca Island, overlooking the lagoon towards St Mark’s Square, a 5-minute boat transfer from central Venice; 24-7 boat transfers are available on the hotel’s launch
Approx. 30 minutes' transfer by water taxi from Venice airport
Luxury, Honeymoon, City Hotel



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With Michelin-starred dining, an oyster bar and one of Venice’s most romantic venues, plus memorable private dining, eating at Cipriani is a food-lover’s dream.

Cip's Club Perched on a platform over the water, this elegant yet laidback spot serves updated Venetian classics with stunning Venice views at lunch and dinner.

Oro Michelin-starred Oro, open only for dinner, has a gold-leaf gilded ceiling under which you’ll enjoy exquisite dishes made with the finest local ingredients.

Il Porticcolo Open in summer, this oyster bar and seafood restaurant is an inviting and relaxed waterfront venue for lunch or dinner.

Bar Gabbiano This poolside retreat is open from 11am to midnight for morning coffee, lunch and an evening drink with live music.

Caffe San Giorgio Set beside the water, this easygoing venue is open every morning for breakfast.

For a special easygoing summer treat, order a gourmet picnic basket to be savoured in a quiet corner of the gardens or on a boat out on the lagoon.

What's included

Breakfast in the breakfast room.

Open every day, the intimate spa is set among wisteria-covered pergolas in the gardens, with a range of nature-based therapies on offer in its five treatment rooms. Opt for a signature Casanova Garden Ritual, a wonderfully fragrant experience.  The fitness centre is open daily (reservations required) and features state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. There’s also a red-clay tennis court beside the lagoon.

Step on board Edipo Re a stylish motorboat to explore the Venetian lagoon, take a leisurely bike ride along Lio Piccolo, or visit the Squero Crea boatyards to see the traditional gondolas.

Hotel is not available 05-13 and 18-19 May, 12-14 Jul and 02-03 Nov.

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