Polished modernity is the order of business at this upscale hotel, set in the Zattere district of Dorsoduro, facing Giudecca. The 84 rooms and suites have rich color schemes and lots of plush surfaces, and some offer patios with Jacuzzis—both rare amenities among Venice hotels. A large breakfast room doubles as the hotel restaurant, and there’s a cocktail bar, a library lounge and a relaxed courtyard. This is a great location for those wanting to catch ferries to explore the lagoon’s outer islands.
Time Out tip: It’s all about the views at this waterfront hotel, so be sure to request a room on an upper floor.
Gallerie dell’Accademia: for a six century timeline of Venetian painting
Cantine del Vino già Schiavi: For wine and cicchetti in one of the city’s most famous watering holes
Lido di Venezia: For a beach break at one of Europe’s oldest seaside resorts