Belmond Hotel Cipriani
The Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a Venetian classic. This five-star resort boasts plush, indulgent accommodation in well-manicured surroundings, just five minutes from the action of St Mark’s Square and beyond.
The Cipriani is situated on the eastern tip of Giudecca island, which means boat shuttles take no more than a few minutes to get across to the mainland. Better still, at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, you have the pleasure of knowing you can retreat to a resort away from the thick of things, with 270-degree views of the Venetian waterscape.
The Cipriani’s decor brilliantly manages to fuse Venetian grandeur with contemporary elegance. Originally built to indulge the fabulously rich and famous, it’s a resort that doesn’t feel tired or stuffy and there are plenty of on-site amenities to help you unwind and keep you entertained. The Casanova Wellness Centre is a world-renowned spa, specialising in products by Maria Galland, while the meticulously-kept outdoor pool and tennis courts overlook the resort’s waterside.
The Hotel Cipriani is also home to some of the most impressive restaurants in Venice. Thanks in no small part to their Mediterranean-style Michelin-starred Oro Restaurant and the spectacular views from the alfresco scene of Cip’s Club to the relaxed trattoria of Giudecca 10 on the hotel’s terrace.
With unique vistas of Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Square and the church of St Giorgio, as well as the lagoon islands further afield, Hotel Cipriani is every inch one of the most luxurious hideaways in Venice. With Michelin-starred gastronomy and sophisticated accommodation, oozing with Venetian antiques and artefacts, a comfortable distance from the Venetian labyrinth, make Cipriani your number-one Mediterranean escape.