Hotel des Bains Venice Lido was one of the best known hotels in Venice, built in 1900, which today houses some of the most sought-after luxury apartments in Lido.
When it was built back in 1900, the hotel immediately attracted a long list of wealthy tourists from Europe and elsewhere, with Thomas Mann making the place even more famous with his novel “Death in Venice”, written at the hotel in 1911.
PHOTO: Facade of the Hotel des Bains building.
Over the years, the hotel became a mainstay for many movie stars, who came to celebrate the annual Venice Film Festival here, with the main festivities and events just a throw from the hotel building.
Several movies used the hotel for location shooting, famously including the 1996 film “The English Patient”, as Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo in the movie.
Despite its popularity as a luxury hotel, in 2010, the hotel was closed and the hotel rooms converted into a luxury apartment complex – the Des Bains residences.