The Best Spa Hotels to Book in Venice, Italy

Treat yourself to some pampering at the Cipriani Hotel on the island Giudecca in Venice
Treat yourself to some pampering at the Cipriani Hotel on the island Giudecca in Venice | © TRAVELSCAPES / Alamy Stock Photo
Lucie Grace

It comes as no surprise that Venice, as a city so strongly associated with romance and indulgence, excels when it comes to opulent pampering treatments. The palace-lined canals, haute-couture boutiques and elegant locals bring an unmistakable allure, and celebrities and royalty have frequented the city for centuries for a reason. Follow in their footsteps, and treat yourself to a stay at one of the world-class spa hotels in Venice – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Palazzo Veneziano

Budget Hotel, Hotel

An opulent guest room with large bed and plush furnishings.
 Courtesy of Palazzo Veneziano / Expedia

A Venetian Palace by name and nature, this delightfully decadent hotel in Venice is a picture of sleek, modern design, with most rooms coming with a jacuzzi as standard. The cherry on top here is the 70sqm (750sqft) private spa suite, where your room comes with an adjoining split-level spa, featuring your own sauna, turkish bath and jacuzzi.

2. JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa

Hotel, Luxury

A simple guest room with private access to an outdoor deck with lagoon views.
 Courtesy of JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa / Expedia

This top-end chain has taken no prisoners with their Venetian outpost, commandeering its own private island, Isola delle Rose, just a 20-minute boat ride (provided by the hotel) from St Mark’s Square. Inside one of the best spas in Venice, drift between the finnish salt sauna, the hammam with a private scrub room and the experiential shower. Take a dip in the glass-ceilinged indoor and outdoor pool, where you can gaze out over the lagoon, floating between treatments. There’s an adults-only rooftop pool as well.

3. Liassidi Wellness Suites

Independent Hotel, Spa Hotel

A large, contemporary hotel suite with minimal yet chic furnishings in a soft colour palette of warm beige and soft teal.
 Courtesy of Liassidi Wellness Suites / Expedia

Treat yourself to a stay in the true centre of Venice, St Mark’s Square, at this opulent offering from Liassidi. These suites are a design lover’s dream, with angular minimalism and earthy tones. Each comes with its own turkish bath and chromotherapy shower, ensuring a relaxing evening after taking in the sights and sounds of the Floating City. Opt for the King Suite for canal views while you soak.

5. Aman Venice

Spa Hotel

Housed inside one of the eight major palaces on the Grand Canal, this boutique spa hotel in Venice manages to keep things intimate despite the scale. With just 24 suites, the Aman has devoted the entire third floor to its spa. Rituals here take one of three objectives: grounding, nourishing or purifying. Try the signature foot treatment to soothe achy soles after a day of getting lost along the canals in the city. Don’t miss the ceiling frescoes by rococo darling Tiepolo.

6. Hotel Ai Reali

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

A grand, opulent hotel suite with sumptuous furniture in decadent Venetian style.
 Courtesy of Hotel Ai Reali di Venezia / Expedia
Hotel Ai Reali refers to its wellness centre as a “royal spa”, a nod to the hotel’s original incarnation as an aristocratic 17th-century palace in the heart of Venice’s Rialto area. Famous for its iconic bridge and markets, the Rialto area is the oldest part of the town. This sumptuous property proudly boasts a spa with a turkish bath and sauna, as well as a jacuzzi. Afterwards, make an appointment with the hotel’s team of skilled massage therapists.

7. Belmond Hotel Cipriani

Spa Hotel

The outdoor pool area and lawn bordering the Grand Canal at Cipriani, Venice.
 Courtesy of Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice /

The Cipriani name is synonymous in Venice with old-school class. Based on the island of Giudecca, nuzzling the city’s south side, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani is spacious, light and luxurious, with a swathe of smart suites. The garden, full of pink roses and pergolas woven with wisteria, is where famed lothario Casanova used to woo his lovers. The spa and signature treatment here is named after him. It feels fitting to book the romance ritual for two – a scented footbath and all-over exfoliation, followed by a soak in a giant bathtub and a treatment in the couple’s suite.

8. Gritti Palace

Spa Hotel

A grand, opulent hotel room with luxurious furniture.
 Courtesy of the Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel / Expedia

As grand as its Gritti family namesake, this heritage palazzo offers magnificent views of the Grand Canal. With a design inspired by former guests, such as the 19th-century art critic John Ruskin, this spa hotel in Venice is palatial in every possible way, offering a full range of spa and beauty treatments in its Sisley-laden wellness rooms. If you’re feeling flush, book a session in a private spa suite. Couples can share joint access to the steam bath and chromatic waterfall showers, enjoy a customised massage, then relax with champagne and fresh berries. Alternatively, romance yourself with a private aromatic turkish steam bath and a luxurious lounging appointment for one.

This is an updated version of an article originally written by Esme Benjamin.

Looking for somewhere different to stay? Book into one of the best boutique hotels in Venice, or opt for one of the best budget-friendly hotels instead. There are plenty of reasons why everyone should visit Venice at least once in their lifetimes; inspire your itinerary with the top things to see and do while you’re here. And don’t miss out on the best restaurants in the City of Bridges.

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