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DANIELI (*****L): Located  in the historical heart of Venice, Italy most famous hotel lies just around the corner of St. Mark's Square, the Basilica, the Doges' Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and dramatically overlooks the Venice lagoon. Doge Dandolo's 14th century palace, best luxurious palace hotels in venice danielidisplaying a monumental Venetian gothic style with pink marble, stained glass, gold leaf, columns, Murano glass chandeliers and antiques, has been seen in so many movies that everybody entering its lobby finds its atrium and golden staircase as impressive as familiar.  

The comfort and decor of each guest room captures the warmth and rich cultural heritage of Venice. Accommodations include 225 luxurious rooms, and nine lavishly appointed suites. Each room offers air conditioning, television, direct dial telephones, and self-service minibars. The magnificent Doge Suite is considered the most luxurious in town, reserved far in advance by statesmen, movie stars and leading entrepreneurs. 

Danieli's charming rooftop restaurant, La Terrazza's, offering delectable Mediterranean and regional cuisine, complements the captivating panoramas of the Grand Canal, the lagoon and, on the horizon, the Lido and Adriatic Sea. The Terrace Bar is open from May to October. The Dandolo Piano Bar is the ideal place for a romantic "rendez-vous". 

To preserve its precious architecture, the hotel has no swimming pool. Nevertheless, there is free boat transportation available during the summer months to the Westin Excelsior and the Hotel Des Bains at Venice Lido. 

DANIELI: Castello, 4196,   30122 Venice 
PHONE: +39 41 522 6480        FACSIMILE:  +39 41 520 0208 

GRITTI PALACE (*****L): The Gritti Palace dates back to 1525, when it was commissioned by the Doge of Venice: Andrea Gritti. Construction began that same year. Archival records show that frescoes attributed to the Veronese style that originally adorned the best luxurious palace hotels in venice gritti palacefacade, no longer survive today. At first the official residence of the Gritti family, it was later used as residence of the Vatican's ambassadors to Venice. Later still it was home to successive noble families. Over the centuries it has had illustrious guests. Officially opened in June 5, 1948, the Gritti Palace is located right on the Grand Canal. Facing the grandiose Church of Santa Maria Della Salute, it makes it particularly enchanting. From the terrace, directly on the Grand Canal, guests can enjoy an incomparable view of Venice. 

The 82 guest rooms and 9 suites offer luxurious comfort in an atmosphere created by precious decorations and beautiful antique furnishings. Somehow less famous than the Danieli, the Gritti Palace remains its unique actual counterpart... without any conflict, as both hotels are managed by the same group! 

Venice is famous not only for its fine art, scenic vistas, and a charming way of life, but also for its cuisine. The quite formal Club del Doge restaurant and the casual though ritzy Bar Longhi offer guests culinary delights and enchanting views of the canal and city. Local and fresh ingredients and the tradition of Venetian gastronomy are the central themes that the executive chef elaborates in his famous recipes. 

Rates tend to be slightly more expensive than at the Danieli. 

GRITTI PALACE: Campo S. Maria del Giglio, 2467,    30124 Venice 
PHONE: +39 41 794 611      FACSIMILE: +39 41 520 0942  

HOTEL DES BAINS (****L): The hotel, through its splendour and traditions, illustrates what the Lido used to be in its golden era. Always in step with the times, the Hotel Des Bains still offers a complete range of sports to be enjoyed in or out of the water: swimming in best luxurious palace hotels in venice hotel des bainsthe hotel private beach or outdoor heated pool surrounded by a lovely private park, tennis, windsurfing, golf and horseback riding.  

The 191 rooms and suites match tastefully the hotel exterior architecture: traditional, smart and fitted for relaxation, they display the richest fabrics and furniture. Guests like to experience the social Venetian life at the Colony Bar. With live piano music, this is one of the most elegant and animated spot after dark.   

NB: Since 2012, the Hotel Des Bains is involved in a complete refurbishment, concluding with a luxury private Residential building, with one component being a boutique hotel of just 15 suites. There will be 58 private residences- all fully serviced under freehold ownership. Services will be provided by a five star operator who will manage the suites, and shall include a range of concierge items, security, valet parking, and the like.

HOTEL DES BAINS: Lungomare Marconi, 17,    30126 Venice Lido 
PHONE: +39 41 260 2309     

DUODO PALACE (****): Set within a historical building, munificently renovated and restored in 2002 (with elevator and air-conditioning): this is now one of the most charming and top comfortable four star hotels in Venice. The most important architectural best luxurious palace hotels in venice duodo palaceelements from this 600 year old palazzo have been carefully protected and restored: developing a wonderful and unmatched Venetian atmosphere.  

Literally located a stone's throw from La Fenice, the hotel could not be more centrally located.  You can stroll to San Marco Square, the Rialto Bridge, or the Accademia, in 10 minutes or less.  The top floor accommodations offer sweeping views of the city's rooftops and major monuments.  Glance below, and you can watch a gondola gliding slowly by your window. Offering direct access to the hotel from the canal, a water taxi can drop you at the door of the Duodo Palace hotel where you will be warmly greeted by one of the friendliest and most dedicated staff in town. 

The bedrooms, equipped with IDD telephone, sat TV, minibar, and safe, will fully satisfy discerning travellers. Adorned with ritzy furniture and florid Venetian fabrics, they all display superb original frescoes. The bathrooms (bath or shower) are designed in marble. Which indeed gives the feeling to stay as a private guest in one of Venice most private palaces.  

The cozy bar, and the study that has the remains of a piscine, are ideal places for relaxation after a tour or a business meeting. 

Rack rate go from about EURO 245 for a Standard Single Room, to EURO 450 for a Deluxe Double Room.  

Major credit cards accepted. 

DUODO PALACE: S. Marco 1887 1888 - 30124 Venice 
PHONE: +39 41 520 3329       FACSIMILE: +39 41 241 5940 


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