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The 10 Best Cultural Hotels In Venice, Italy
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The 10 Best Cultural Hotels In Venice, Italy

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Venice is a wonderful city, rich in history and with a very important heritage; one of the best ways to start exploring this amazing metropolis is by staying at a cultural hotel, where art, fine-dining and fabulous facilities will make for a personalized and unforgettable stay.
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Ca’ Sagredo Hotel

The Grand Canal is one of the city’s highlights, and Ca’ Sagredo has a privileged location overlooking it from a classic and elegant 14th century building. The rooms are decadently decorated with typical Venetian furniture, and what adds a special touch to this hotel is the fact that there are original works of art in some of the rooms. The hotel has a vast art collection that is scattered throughout it, in both public and private spaces, and it is definitely worth exploring, as it includes some Venetian masterpieces.

Address: Campo Santa Sofia 4198/99, Venice, Italy 0039 041 2413111

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Hotel Danieli

Hotel Danieli is one of the most famous hotels in Venice, with a very sophisticated restaurant that serves exquisite food and the classiest brunch in Venice. The resort overlooks Venice’s Lagoon, so it has excellent views of the city, and the interior is decorated like a Venetian palace, with stunning architecture and special pieces of art chosen to decorate its walls. There are three buildings, dating from the 14th, 19th and 20th centuries, and each has something special to offer.

Address: Riva degli Schiavoni, Castello 4196, Venice, Italy +39 041 5226480

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Liassidi Palace Hotel

The Liassidi Palace Hotel, situated a few steps away from the famous St. Mark’s square, is a great boutique hotel dedicated to recreating an antique Venetian feel in each and every room of their establishment, which they adorn with magnificent painted copies of some of the most famous and important works of the last centuries. Ancient architecture and more contemporary art merge together to create a one-of-a-kind hotel, which visitors are sure to love.

Address: Ponte dei Greci 3405, Venice, Italy +39 041 520 5658

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Hotel Ai Reali

Hotel Ai Reali is a beautiful hotel, located in a 17th century palazzo that has been restored to produce a very classy establishment. Inside visitors will be able to admire stucco decorating the ceilings, wood-paneled walls and very elegant fabrics and works of art that create a fabulous atmosphere. The hotel’s fine dining options are excellent, as the restaurant here is one of the best in Venice. The menu is seasonal, guaranteeing the freshness of the ingredients, and the plates are made in a very sophisticated way, making the bistro ideal for a special soirée.

Address: Campo della Fava 5527, Venice, Italy 0039 041 24 10 253

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Locanda Art Deco

As its name denotes, this hotel’s cultural aspect is centered on the Art Deco movement. Its warm and accommodating atmosphere is complimented by original pieces of Art Deco furniture, and the owners are always trying to find more unique pieces to style this great hotel. The location is very central, so it is easy to go to Venice’s top attractions from Locanda Art Deco, making it a great cultural hotel to stay at in this marvelous city.

Address: San Marco 2966, Venice, Italy +39.041.2770558

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Boscolo Hotel

A self-defined ‘hotel of art’, the Boscolo Venezia is located in a historic building, and inside visitors will be able to discover one of the most beautiful interiors in the entire city. Art and elegance combine here to make for a stunning residence, where original frescoes, sculptures and enormous paintings take center stage. The hotel promotes the For Art In Venice project to promote contemporary artist’s work and enable the general public to find out about their interesting work.

Address: Fondamenta Madonna dell’Orto, 3500, Venice, Italy +39 041 220 81 11

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San Clemente Palace Kempinski

The San Clemente Palace Kempinski is a very exclusive hotel, located on a private island, with excellent service, luxurious rooms and splendid facilities. What most clients come here for, however, is the renowned Acquerello restaurant, which is the work of executive chef Roberto Dal Seno. The eatery’s menu is composed of Mediterranean-inspired dishes made with fresh and seasonal ingredients that guarantee a great flavor. Homemade artisanal pasta is a must when eating at this restaurant, although every single item on their menu is simply scrumptious.

Address: Isola San Clemente, Venice, Italy +39 041 244 5001

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Belmond Hotel Cipriani

The restaurant at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Oro, is one of the establishment’s highlights, as it is managed by a Michelin-starred chef. Davide Bisetto takes the opportunity to recreate typical Italian cuisine with a personal and creative touch at this locale, and serves visitors delicious creations such as prawns and spider crab with grapefruit, citrus essence, cucumber sherbet and Bloody Mary water. Bisetto’s dishes are true works of art and the culinary experience that is available at this hotel is unparalleled.

Address: Giudecca 10, Venice, Italy +39 0415207744

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Gritti Palace Hotel

Anything but gritty describes this hotel; a sumptuous creation that has been recently refurbished to accommodate even more luxury, the Gritti Palace Hotel stands on one of the most beautiful areas of the Grand Canal, overlooking the stunning Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Antiques and frescoes combined with Rubelli fabrics and exquisite furnishings make this establishment a haven for art and culture lovers, and its central location means that some of the best sights in Venice are within walking distance, establishing the Gritti Palace Hotel one of the top ten cultural hotels in the city.

Address: Campo S.Maria del Giglio, 2467, Venice, Italy +39 041 794611

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Ca’ Maria Adele

At this guesthouse clients will marvel at the thought and effort that has gone into decorating every square inch of the building. A combination of Arabesque details and Venetian-inspired décor make this 16th century palazzo one-of-a-kind, with a stunning rooftop terrace and a privileged location close to all of the city’s main museums. The hotel prides itself in the fact that every room has a different design, and they are all arranged to reflect the historic evolution of the building and the events that took place in it and around it.

Address: Dorsoduro 111, Venice, Italy +39 041 52 03078