Cipriani Hotel Venice

Cipriani Hotel Venice is an iconic accommodation within the tip of Giudecca Island, operated by Orient-Express Hotels.

The hotel, which is located just 4 minutes from Piazza San Marco, accessible by a private shuttle transfer by the hotel, has panoramic views to the Venetian lagoon and the administrative palace in Venice, the Doge’s Palace.

Cipriani is, from top to bottom, built in the most exquisite of Venetian styles, and especially known for its interiors, which are decorated with local artifacts.

Also, you’ll enjoy the hotel’s restaurants, with classic Venetian cuisine, and the best swimming pool in entire Venice.

As a residence, the hotel and its gardens are located the end of the Giudecca Island, 30 minutes from the Venice international airport, Marco Polo airport, 20 minutes from S. Lucia train station, and a short shuttle boat ride from Saint Mark’s Square.

Of the hotel facilities, one of the most talked about features is the heated, Olympic-size swimming pool, the only one of its kind in central Venice.

Cipriani also features a private, red-clay tennis court for guest use, located within magnificent Venetian gardens on the edge of the Venetian lagoon.

If you are following an exercise regimen, Cipriani has one of the best Technogym gyms in Venice, with views over the flower-covered terraces and gardens that make working out more enjoyable (as do the equipment with integrated TV sets).

As the hotel is located within Giudecca island, with a wide canal separating the island from the famous Venetian tourist attractions, the hotel’s private boat, “Shirley”, will come very useful during your stay here.

“Shirley” is a magnificent wooden boat, available upon guest needs, with the possibility to personalize your itinerary.

Not too far from the hotel, there is a 18 hole, 72-par golf course, located in Alberoni, the southern part of Lido island.

For guestrooms, Hotel Cipriani has 79 suites and rooms for you to choose from, all with views to the Venetian lagoon and the Giudecca gardens.

In addition to the Hotel Cipriani main building, the island also houses Palazzo Vendramin, a 15th century palazzo residence, linked to the main building via a courtyard and a flower lined passageway.

Palazzo Vendramin has 16 suites and rooms, each with unique vistas to the Cipriani gardens and across to the Saint Mark’s Square.

Apart from the guestrooms, amenities and services available to visitors to the hotel include:

24-hour shuttle service to Piazza San Marco
Full American buffet breakfast service
Wireless and cable broadband internet
Private bar, daily newspaper, and fresh flowers in all of the rooms
Fitness center, Olympic-size swimming pool, Sauna, and a Steam Room
24 hour business center
Twice-daily housekeeping service, with an evening turn-down service
Room service and concierge service available 24 hours a day
Safe deposit boxes in all of the rooms
Cable and satellite television channels, plus a DVD in all rooms (selection of Academy Award winning movies available from reception)

Cipriani Hotel Venice has several restaurants, from the Pool Restaurant to the Cip’s Club (with spectacular views), and to the Fortuny Restaurant, famous for its amazing silk décor.

Of the restaurants, Fortuny Restaurant has received a reputation as one of Venice’s best dining rooms, decorated with Murano glass, lustrous silks, and amber-colored mirroring.

Cipriani Hotel Venice & Palazzo Vendramin
Giudecca 10
30133 Venice, Italy

The restaurant has one-of-a-kind views of the Venetian lagoon, a perfect setting for a romantic, candlelit dinner.

As for Cipriani bars, there are three to choose from, which are some of the liveliest (and elegant) meeting spots in Venice.