Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Giudecca 10, Venice, Italy
Giudecca

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19.5
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  • Public Spaces20
  • Service20
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

Venice’s most famous hotel is neither a landmark palace, nor several hundred years old, and it stands not in the city proper, but across the lagoon on Giudecca Island. Nonetheless, the Hotel Cipriani is as synonymous with Venice as the Piazza San Marco. We suppose it has to do with the founder Giuseppe Cipriani, whose 1931 Harry’s Bar sated Hemingway’s legendary thirst, as well the only slightly less legendary thirsts of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Noel Coward and Gertrude Stein.

The Palazzo Vendramin, formerly a 15th-century aristocratic residence, now forms a part of the Hotel Cipriani, and consists of sixteen rooms and suites with private butler service, and of course the incredible views of St. Mark’s Square from over the lagoon. However, other than the addition of the Palazzo, not much has changed since the Cipriani opened in 1958. There’s Walter, the barman, a seemingly permanent fixture who makes the best Bellinis in town (invented by Cipriani, by the way). The breakfast is unique and quite possibly the most romantic in the world — white mozzarella, blood orange juice, and golden espresso. And the service is to die for, especially the private butlers that come with a booking in the Palazzo rooms. There are thoughtful touches like the private motor launch that doesn’t stop running until the last guest has checked in for the night. There’s the slim, stylish clientele, decked out in sunglasses and Fendi baguettes. And now there’s a pool — oddly, the only one in the city, and the saltwater is heated for swimmers in spring and fall. (On balmy days, the thing to do is to have lunch at the poolside.)

The rooms are perhaps the most old-fashioned thing about the Cipriani, with their pale Venetian color scheme, smallish bathrooms, and slightly antique appearance, but it’s all part of the old-world charm. The Cipriani is about atmosphere, not amenities. And besides, the décor has the advantage of not distracting you from the view, which may be the best thing about this hotel. For while others gaze out towards the lagoon and the islands, the Cipriani alone — from its perch on the Giudecca Island — looks onto Venice. And the sight of pastel buildings emerging from the water is so stunning it will make you wonder how anyone could not be passionate about this place.

Please note: Hotel Cipriani is open annually from March through November.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 95 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.\nIn accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.\nPrivate parking is available in Piazzale Roma. A hotel concierge can then organise a transfer to the property.\nWhen booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nPrivate parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.\nPets are allowed on request. No extra charges.\nAll children are welcome.\nOne child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nThere is no capacity for extra beds in the room.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 3.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Turkish bath
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.\nDue to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.\nIn accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.\nPrivate parking is available in Piazzale Roma. A hotel concierge can then organise a transfer to the property.\nWhen booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nPrivate parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.\nPets are allowed on request. No extra charges.\nAll children are welcome.\nOne child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nThere is no capacity for extra beds in the room.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 3.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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