Hotel Gritti Palace Venice Italy is a 5 star hotel set within a renovated former noble residence, adjacent to the main waterway in Venice, the Grand Canal, with views to Santa Maria delle Salute Church.
In terms of a place to stay during your holiday in Venice, Hotel Gritti Palace offers a unique facility, decorated and furnished in traditional Venetian style, with one of the best locations in the city for sightseeing and for enjoying your time here.
PHOTO: A guest room at the hotel.
The hotel’s palazzo building was originally built in 1525, and functioned as a private residence for one of the best known of the city’s rulers, Doges of Venice, Doge Andrea Gritti.
Throughout the years, the palace has been renovated to keep its original charm, while updates to its infrastructure have kept the services provided modern and up to date, for a comfortable stay.
Some of the Venetian details that you find from the hotel include local antiques, specially woven rugs, hand made Murano glass light fixtures, as well as a hand painted grand piano, marble tiling, and finely painted, gold-trimmed ceilings.
In terms of atmosphere, Hotel Gritti Palace provides an elegant and romantic accommodation in 16th century style, in the center of the city, very close to the best shopping streets in Venice and the main tourist attractions.
Over the years, the hotel has been a favorite of many royal families and famous people visiting the city, thanks to the reputation for offering private, professional attention to each guest, and the exquisite elegance of facilities here.
All in all, you can choose from a selection of 91 rooms and suites at the hotel, all featuring antiques and Murano glass, but individually designed.
Amenities and features at the guest rooms include air conditioning, satellite (flat-screen) TV, in-room movies, wireless (Wifi) broadband internet, and a private bathroom.
The rooms have different views to the city, with many offering vistas to the next door Santa Maria del Giglio square and the Grand Canal.
There are a total of nine suites at the Hotel Gritti Palace Venice Italy, each featuring separate sitting rooms, ideal for lounging before or after dinner, but also for just taking a breather after a long day sightseeing.
Venice, as tourist destination, is famous for offering a range of cultural tourist attractions, including those of the culinary arts. In this regard, the hotel’s ‘Club del Doge’ restaurant and ‘Bar Longhi’ both offer great food and fantastic views to the Grand Canal and to the city.
During the Summer months in Venice, you can use the hotel’s shuttle service to Venice-Lido, to reach private beaches, swimming pools, facilities for tennis, and golf
As for tourist attractions, Gritti Palace Hotel, is only a short 5 minute walk from, for example, La Fenice Opera House, as well as just 500 meters from Saint Mark’s Square.
Closest vaporetto (water bus) stop to the hotel is located at ‘Santa Maria del Giglio’, 400 meters walk from the hotel.
If you arrive in Venice via the Marco Polo International Airport, you have several options to getting to the hotel.
Hotel Gritti Palace Venice Italy
Campo S.Maria Del Giglio 2467
San Marco, 30124 Venice
For one, you can take a water taxi directly to the hotel, for which you should always agree on price before going onboard.
Another alternative is to use the public water bus transportation, “Alilaguna” ferry boat shuttle service, which has a regular service from the airport pier (700 meter from the terminal) to Saint Mark’s Square, with a travel time of around 1.5 hours.