The magical lagoon of Venice is a dream trip that’s on practically everyone’s bucket list. Taking a beautiful “traghetto” (handcrafted wooden water taxi) and sleeping in a Renaissance Palace is a unique experience that should be part of your stay and not be ruined by a subpar hotel. This is why we’ve narrowed your search down by choosing the best boutique hotels in Venice, Italy. Often centrally located, yet not on busy streets overrun by tourist traffic, these boutique hotels in Venice offer unparalleled service for their guests. More than any other city in Italy, Venice has huge price variation between low and high season. Keeping this in mind, you’ll find that Spring and Fall often offer the best deals when it comes to visiting the city.
Cima Rosa 15th Century Palace turned Boutique Hotel in Venice, Italy
Cima rosa is one of the best boutique hotels in Venice that offers modern suites in a 15th century Palace right on the grand Canal. It is located in a quiet part of the Santa Croce district. It feels as if you’re royalty living in one of the private Venetian Palazzo of the Renaissance, with a statue lined courtyard welcoming you every time you enter. The architect that redesigned this building is Venetian. His American born wife Brittany, has exceptional local knowledge of Venice and can help you make the most of your time in by organizing cooking classes, music events and boat tours.
Prices start at €180 per night
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Novecento Boutique Hotel
Novecento boutique hotel is located in the Calle del Dose, near Campo Maurizio and in between Piazza San Marco and the Gallery of the Academy. The passion of the owner for textiles gives the hotel a unique look that reminds you of a trip to the far east of the mediterranean sea and beyond. All original tapestry and furniture makes this one of the best boutique hotels in Venice as it offers an oasis inside the city. It is unparalleled if you’re looking for that bohemian venetian style often seen in movies.
Prices Start at €150 per night.
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Hotel Venissa, a boutique hotel for Food & Wine lovers visiting Venice, Italy
This boutique Hotel in Venice, Italy is one of the best kept secrets in the city. Located on the island of Marzotto which is connected to the island of Burano and away from busy streets. It offers a magnificent restaurant which has a Michelin star where you can indulge in a superb dining experience. Here you could also taste wines made on the very island of Marzotto with an indigenous grape called “Dorona” making it one of the best hotels in Venice, Italy if you want to be a “vaporetto” ride away from the main lagoon but avoid the crowds while enjoying great food and wine.
Prices start at €160 per night.
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Hotel Cavendramin is another boutique Hotel in Venice which offers a great price to quality ratio. This historical building is in the heart of Venice and steps away from everything. The Hotel is in fact located in a Renaissance Palace from the 16th century that overlooks the peaceful “Rio di Santa Fosca ”in the center of the Cannaregio district. A central position outside of the tourist bustle and just a few feet away from Strada Nova which is one of the main pedestrian streets in the city, making for easy access to all of Venice’s famous sites.
Please enquire with the hotel for pricing.
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Santa Croce Boutique Hotel
Our last recommendation for the Best Boutique Hotels in Venice, Italy is called “Santa Croce “. It is a 4 Star S (S indicates superior) and it is located in Santa Lucia, a very authentic part of the city. Only a few minutes away from the Rialto bridge and San Marco’s Square, staying at this hotel in Venice allows you to easily navigate the small streets of the main lagoon to reach some of the most famous spots in the city. Featuring 15 prestigious rooms and suites, all of which have been carefully curated and furnished with original pieces, each room draws inspiration from unique themes of Venetian history and culture such as the Secret gardens, the Caravels and the Orient.
Please inquire with Hotel about pricing.
Courtesy of Hotel Santa Croce
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