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It makes perfect sense that Belmond Hotel Cipriani was dreamed up in the era of such classic, romantic Italian films as Roman Holiday, Three Coins in the Fountain and Summertime. Opened in 1958, this iconic hotel is now celebrated as a true classic in its own right.
This is a place where such old-fashioned qualities as elegance, courtesy and charm are as real as the delicious cocktail that George Clooney created here with the head barman. The pair dubbed it ‘Buona Notte’ after the actor’s film, Good Night And Good Luck.
Set on Giudecca Island, a five-minute ride by private launch from St Mark’s Square, Belmond Hotel Cipriani captures everything La Serenissima is famed for. An oasis of calm in vibrant Venice, this most exclusive property offers privacy and peace to all who stay here. It’s little wonder that its guests include the world’s most photographed film stars such as Mr Clooney – along with politicians, writers and designers. And each guest – famous or not – receives the same personal attention.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani makes your experience of Venice even more beautiful. There are commanding views across the turquoise lagoon, while the fragrance of roses, jasmine and wisteria softly scent the ancient courtyard. Sumptuous rooms and suites capture the essence of Venice with Murano glass, antique mirrors and fabrics by Fortuny and Rubelli, while the hotel’s fine-dining options include the Michelin-starred restaurant Oro, or dining on the wooden terrace of the Cip’s Club Restaurant that faces the Doge’s Palace.
There’s also an Olympic-size pool – the only outdoor pool in Venice – along with a luxurious spa set in the lush gardens where Casanova once wooed his lovers, and for littles ones there are special activities and a dedicated mini pool. If you’re feeling energetic you can play tennis on the red-clay court. But for something special, the hotel’s private mahogany motorboat has room for up to ten passengers for trips to Murano for glassware, Burano for lace and for sunset champagne picnics.
How to get here
30 minutes by water taxi from Venice Marco Polo Airport
95 rooms & suites