The Best Spa Hotels to Book in Venice, Italy
Treat yourself to some pampering at the Cipriani Hotel on the island Giudecca in Venice | © TRAVELSCAPES / Alamy Stock Photo
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 and wellness hotels in the Floating City – bookable with Culture Trip.
Budget Hotel, Hotel
4.7/5 (913 Reviews)
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Now from $131 per night
A Venetian Palace by name and nature, this delightfully decadent hotel 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.
JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa
4.5/5 (376 Reviews)
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Now from $618 per night
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 the spa, 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.
Liassidi Wellness Suites
Independent Hotel, Spa Hotel
4.9/5 (84 Reviews)
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Now from $184 per night
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.
The St Regis Venice
4.6/5 (21 Reviews)
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Now from $622 per night
Prepare to be wowed by divine design inspired by impressionist painter Claude Monet’s sumptuously hazy pictures of the city. Using layered textures and exquisite natural materials, the St Regis is home to suites with private terraces overlooking the most stunning views of the city. Down at the spa, book a pampering massage, body scrub or facial. Therapists incorporate a range of local ingredients to soothe, calm and revitalise your skin.
Housed inside one of the eight major palaces on the Grand Canal, this boutique hotel 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.
Hotel Ai Reali
Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
4.7/5 (968 Reviews)
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Now from $137 per night
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.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani
4.8/5 (33 Reviews)
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Now from $823 per night
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.
4.6/5 (226 Reviews)
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Now from $866 per night
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 hotel 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.
These recommendations were updated on August 27, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.