- Detailed Review
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If you’re attracted to things of great beauty and history, Aman Venice is a fascinating place to stay while you’re in town. Set within one of the grandest 16th-century palazzos on the Grand Canal, the hotel has an enviable location yet is somewhat tucked away from the crowds, making it the perfect hideaway.
Most guests opt to arrive by private boat transfer, an enjoyable way to begin to feel the romance that envelopes every inch, every corner of Venice. When you arrive at the dock and step into the grand hall reception area, you’re sure to have a ‘wow’ moment. With soaring ceilings, historical frescos and museum-standard Rococo artwork, there is no mistaking you’re well and truly in Italy. From here, there’s access to the private waterfront garden – one of just a few in the city – where you can sit and enjoy views over the Grand Canal.
Everywhere you look inside the hotel is something beautiful, and amongst the opulence, there’s a freshness that offers a suitably modern twist. Venture up the sweeping staircase to Arva restaurant on the palazzo’s piano nobile (grandest upper floor) that comprises several rooms including the gilded ballroom which is decorated with mirrors and original chandeliers. Reserve a table overlooking the Grand Canal – outdoors in warmer weather if you can – and tuck into some fantastic Italian cuisine. Afterwards, head to the cosy bar for a cocktail or an espresso to round off your meal.
Other rooms worth investigating include the stunning salon that features a grand piano, and the library – there’s always somewhere to catch a quiet moment. Meanwhile, the small roof terrace is a delightful place to watch the sunset.
If you wish to explore the city, take a stroll from the San Polo location to Aman’s second private garden, then carry on along the canal-side pathways to major sights like St Mark’s Square, stopping for ice-cream and the chance to peruse the Venetian mask-making shops en route. Or how about a private tour of the Doge’s Palace or the chance to reserve Aman’s private box at La Fenice for a night at the opera?
How to get here
35 minutes by water taxi from Venice Marco Polo Airport
24 rooms & suites