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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Nicky Swallow

This perennial favourite three-star charmer lies in the artsy Dorsoduro neighbourhood, with glorious views over the Giudecca canal.

A recent re-vamp has given the ground floor public spaces an opulent, mod Venetian look, but the bright, sunny bedrooms – many of which have wonderful canal views through tall windows- have remained reassuringly traditional and the vibe is homely.

The restaurant and bar area also overlook the Giudecca, but in warm weather, breakfast and other meals are served on a gorgeous terrace jutting into the water.

The altana (wooden roof terrace) is another magical spot for a sunset aperitivo and can be booked for exclusive use by guests.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Accademia Gallery (Venice)

Venice, Veneto, Italy[0.2 miles]

From Titian to Tiepolo, the Accademia’s world-class collection represents the Golden Age of Venetian painting. A dazzling collection of masterpieces but also a voyage through the history of Venice itself.

Best for ages: 18+ | £15

Saint Mark’s Square

Saint Mark’s Square

Venice, Veneto, Italy[1 miles]

It’s huge, and often crowded, but St. Mark’s square is one of the most emblematic spots in the city and is lined with over-priced cafés that offer live music. But out of season, on a foggy winter’s evening or at dawn, it’s undeniably atmospheric.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Doge’s Palace

Venice, Veneto, Italy[1 miles]

A glittering monument to the Golden Age of Venice – ducal, divine and downright decadent. From Casanova’s rooftop escapade to the twisty tale behind Tintoretto’s enormous Paradise paintings, these walls have seen Venetian history at its most decadent and devious.

Best for ages: 18+ | £25

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Festival of the Redeemer

Festival of the Redeemer

Venice, Veneto, Italy[0.4 miles]

The Redentore church on the Giudecca is showcased each third weekend of July when a pontoon bridge is built across the Giudecca canal. On the Saturday night, boats of all description filled with partying Venetians crowd the lagoon to watch a fabulous fireworks display.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free | One weekend

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Church of Santa Maria della Salute

Church of Santa Maria della Salute

Venice, Veneto, Italy[0.5 miles]

Magnificently located at the entrance to the Grand Canal, this vast pale – and unique – church was built in honour of St. Mary of Health in thanks for deliverance from the plague of 1630-31. The best artworks are in the Sacristy, most notably Tintoretto’s Marriage at Cana.

Best for ages: 18+ | £3

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Learn to make a Carnevale mask

Learn to make a Carnevale mask

Venice, Veneto, Italy[0.6 miles]

Although Carnevale falls in February/March, you can learn to make your own Venetian Carnival masks year-round at one of several workshops in the city. Experienced artisans teach the art of papier-maché mask making and decorating in traditional Venetian style. Great for kids and adults alike.

Best for ages: 6+ | £42 | 1 hour

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Pinault Collection

Pinault Collection

Venice, Veneto, Italy[0.6 miles]

Japanese superstar architect Tadao Ando was brought in to convert Venice’s 17th-century customs house on the tip of Dorsoduro and 18th-century Palazzo Grassi into stunning exhibition spaces to house French billionaire businessman Francois Pinault’s vast contemporary art collection.

Best for ages: 18+ | £12

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Veneto, Italy

Crammed with picturesque canals, Renaissance palazzos and artistic masterpieces, this unique and alluring city is heaven-on-earth for art lovers and romantics.

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