Experience Venice from our iconic Grand Canal luxury hotel
Overlooking the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice, The Gritti Palace boasts one of the most enthralling views of the lagoon city - from the island of San Giorgio Maggiore past landmarks Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute Basilica to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Dating to 1475, this noble palace and luxury hotel is a place of exceptional art and elegance that has retained its reassuringly intimate and familiar feel of a private residence. A historical treasure where heritage and culture blend with renewed Venetian style, the hotel is a refined version of its iconic self, offering attentive service, a delectable culinary experience and new avenues for relaxation and pleasure. From the design of its signature suites and iconic terraces to the Gritti Epicurean School, Riva Yacht experiences and Riva Lounge and the Gritti Spa branded by Sisley Paris, The Gritti Palace is where multiple generations of elite global influencers gather to explore, taste and celebrate.
Rooms and Suites
Boasting the most desirable views of the lively Grand Canal, and the city's largest rooftop terrace, the suites are inspired by Ernest Hemingway, Somerset Maugham and John Ruskin amongst others.
Suites & Rooms with a Unique View
From the Signature Suites, to the Landmark Grand Canal Rooms, these richly furnished retreats are perfect for relaxation or romance, coming with views onto the Grand Canal or Campo Santa Maria del Giglio.
A Refined Renovation
Chosen by the world’s social elite as the place to celebrate important events, we now continue this tradition. From the panoramic Terrazza Redentore suite and the Bar Longhi terrace to The Gritti Epicurean School, there's a unique place to celebrate every moment. Art in its many forms was an important part of the restoration, from the precious Rubelli Group fabrics that decorate guestrooms and suites, to the exceptional glass chandeliers meticulously hand restored according to tradition by able glassmakers from nearby Murano.
An Intriguing History
The Gritti Palace dates back to 1475 when the Pisani family, who lived here, transformed it into its current Gothic shape. In 1525 the building became the private residence of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti, and in the centuries that followed, it was home to other noble families and illustrious visitors. It was at the beginning of the XIX century that The Gritti Palace was turned into a hotel and after a meticulous renovation it now offers guests an insight into its intriguing and illustrious past. Admire the refined renovation from the beautiful terrazzo floors to the remarkable selection of artworks and antiques that adorn all private and social spaces within the hotel.
Over the years, The Gritti Palace has welcomed many famous guests. It was home to successive noble families, such as the Pisanis and again the Grittis in 1814. Some years later it was sold to the Baroness Susanna d'Eyb, widow to the Baron Vetzlar. It was during this period that John Ruskin and his young wife Effie spent a long period at Palazzo Gritti where he wrote his famous book 'The Stones of Venice'.
Historical Palazzo and Private Residence
A Palace of Tradition
A 15th century palazzo, private residence to noble families and illustrious visitors, and luxury hotel since 1895, The Gritti Palace is where history and culture meet with renewed Venetian style.
Meeting Place of Global Influencers
A place of exceptional art and elegance, reassuringly intimate with a homely feel, The Gritti Palace is where multiple generations of elite global influencers gather to socialize, draw inspiration, and celebrate.
Club del Doge Restaurant
Celebrating Venetian culinary traditions from a corner position on the Grand Canal, Club del Doge Restaurant affords glorious water views from both sides, a unique visual complement to memorable dining experiences.
The Gritti Terrace
Experience informal dining at its best on Venice's Grand Canal. The Gritti Terrace is the place to go for an indulgent lunch, for afternoon tea, or for Bellini and Negroni cocktails and a fresh glass of champagne.
Tailored around the materials used in the design of the Riva Yacht, the look and feel of this seasonal 36 seat, 55 square meter Riva Lounge on the iconic Gritti Terrace reflects the Riva Aquarama Lounge at the Monaco Yacht Club.
The Gritti Epicurean School
Learn exceptional Venetian recipes, discover seasonal products from the Venetian lagoon and savour the culinary creations of Executive Chef Daniele Turco. An indigenous culinary experience awaits, featuring demonstration classes and visits to the markets.
Destination Restaurant with a Very Special Location
Exuding the aura of a sophisticated club from its corner position on the Grand Canal, Club del Doge Restaurant is a fresh tribute to the timeless wonders of Venetian cuisine, and the perfect backdrop for breakfast, lunch or dinner.Learn More
An outdoor terrace with stylish Riva elegance, the Riva Lounge overlooks the Grand Canal and is the quintessential outdoor setting for gathering from early evening until late and relaxing Dolce Vita-style with magnificent sunset views over Santa Maria della Salute Basilica.
With its cosmopolitan atmosphere and gracious Venetian décor, Bar Longhi is a lively locale where locals and international guests mingle to enjoy a cocktail or glass of champagne.
Indulge in a famed Venetian Spritz, said to be one of the best in town, or a Bellini, with sparkling wine and fresh peach juice. Another iconic cocktail is the Basilica, which makes a statement for the venue as the view of the bar and lounge are facing the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. If you want to go for something more adventurous and inventive, let our barman prepare you a signature Riva cocktail.
Unique Meeting and Wedding Venues
Perched high on the hotel’s roof, the spectacular 250-m² Redentore Suite Terrace is the perfect spot for private celebrations, cocktails, sit-down dinners or intimate parties. It's unequaled views of Venice and the Grand Canal make this versatile space a memorable venue for your occasion.Learn More
Riva Yacht Experience
Exclusively for guests of The Gritti Palace, the ultimate way to experience the city and her lagoon. Our Riva Yacht Experience is a true expression of Italian artisan skill and a unique way to explore the archipelago and unfold hidden treasures of art, nature, and spirituality.
Taste of Luxury at The Gritti Palace
validity: February 12, 2021 — February 12, 2022
A home away from home for your luxury stay in the heart of Venice.
A Family Adventure
validity: May 13, 2021 — March 31, 2022
Share memorable moments with your family discovering the many wonders of La Serenissima. Book 2 rooms and receive 50% off the second room for children up to 16.
The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
Campo Santa Maria del Giglio 2467,Venice Italy 30124
Train StationSanta Lucia Railway Station
Take a water taxi to our private pier from Marco Polo Airport, Piazzale, Roma, Santa Lucia Railway, and the maritime port. Taxi fares are payable in cash to the water taxi drivers.
Our head concierge Ivan Schultz and his team are at the complete disposal of hotel guests for all assistance they may require during their stay.
Once a guest has arrived at our Luxury Collection hotel, the concierge team stands ready to be of service seven days a week, 24 hours a day, dedicated to ensuring that each guest is able to unlock the very best of Venice. Each Luxury Collection Concierge is a bilingual, certified destination expert, proudly wearing "Les Clefs d'Or," the gilt insignia of the celebrated international concierge society. Please consult The Gritti Palace's astute concierge desk for personalised ways to discover Venice's indigenous charms and treasures.
Our head concierge Ivan Shultz and his team are at the complete disposal of hotel guests for all assistance they may require during their stay. Our concierge team's excellence has previously been recognized with a "Best Concierge" nomination in the Best of the Best, Virtuoso Awards. Contact our concierge for advice around Venice's most iconic restaurants, private excursions, and destination discoveries. Or reserve a day on our Riva Yacht.
With Luggage Liaison, Luxury Collection guests will be able to travel confident that their luggage will be waiting for them upon arrival at any destination.
The Luxury Collection’s exclusive partnership with Luggage Forward™ is the corner stone of Luggage Liaison, one of our newest signature programs. Luggage Liaison, a suite of travel services, also includes luggage storage and unpacking/packing services upon request.
Luggage Liaison eliminates the need to carry luggage to and from the airport, wait in long check-in lines or at baggage claim or worry about lost luggage. With Luggage Liaison, Luxury Collection guests will be able to travel confident that their luggage will be waiting for them upon arrival at any destination. As the exclusive hotel partner of Luggage Forward, The Luxury Collection offers exceptional pricing available only to its guests for door-to-door luggage delivery. Discover the ultimate in luxury travel, while collecting the world’s experiences.
For guests travelling with young families, babysitting services may be arranged at a charge with 24-hour advance booking.
Awards and Accolades
2021 - U.S. News & World Report: Best Hotels in Europe #6 | Best Hotels in Venice Italy: World's Best 2021 / Travel + Leisure #3
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Pedro Perestrelo, Rooms Division Manager
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Ivan Schultz, Head Concierge
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Paola Toniolo, Reservation Manager
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Cristina Bolzonella, Sales Manager
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Faderica Oriente, Director of Sales
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Cyndy Cruikshank, Marketing Manager
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Group & Meeting Enquiries
Barbara Vettorello, Group Coordinator
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Events & Wedding Enquiries
Federica Brunello, Banqueting Coordinator
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Club Del Doge Restaurant
Maurizio Figuccio, F&B Manager
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What is acqua alta?
High tide occurs more frequently during autumn and winter when the sea water partially covers some areas of the city. High tide is an enchanting event: the city and its buildings reflect on the water's surface. The main streets are equipped with overwater ways.
What is Venice City Tax?
Venice City Tax is to be paid by all guests and is applicable for stays up to a maximum of 5 consecutive nights and is to be settled by guests upon check-out.
During high season the tax is € 5.00 per person per night, and in the low season (January) it is €3.50 per person per night.
Children 10 years and below are exempt. Children 11 - 16 years pay 50% of the adult rate.
City tax levies are subject to change without notice.
Does the hotel provide adaptors?
Yes, please check with our Luxury Collection Concierge.
Is there an ATM machine at the hotel?
Yes there is an ATM machine in the hotel, please ask our concierge upon arrival to indicate you the exact position.
Does the hotel offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, free wireless internet is available in all guest rooms and public areas. In-room internet access if completely free up to 2MB for all rooms, and 10MB for all suites.
Is there a coffee machine in the room?
Due to the Italian law on Old Historical Palaces, we cannot have the coffee maker in the room but you can order your favorite coffee with Room Service.
Can I have an iron in the room?
Due to the Italian law on Old Historical Palaces, we cannot offer an iron in the room, however we offer a pressing service.
Does the hotel allow pets in the rooms?
We are delighted to welcome pets (one dog or cat of up to 6kg per room) and provide a dog bowl and our exclusive Luxury Dog Bed.
We ask that all dogs be kept on a leash when outside the guestroom. Pets are not permitted in the hotel’s meeting rooms or restaurant and lounge areas. No charges are applied for pets; however, guests will be responsible for any damage caused by their pets to the hotel property.
Are museums open every day?
It is important to note that in Venice most museums close on Tuesdays. Please ask our Luxury Collection Concierge for more information.
Do I need to wear anything specific to visit churches?
Yes, in the summer months be sure to bring along a shawl or scarf as you may be asked to cover your shoulders as a sign of respect.
How can I get to the hotel from the airport?
Guests can arrive by public transport or private water taxi. For further details, please see “How to reach The Gritti Palace” at the bottom of this page.
Do you offer a private transfer service?
Yes, we offer Private Hostess Assisted Transfers which require an advance booking of 48 hours. For further details, please see “How to reach The Gritti Palace” at the bottom of this page.
Can I pay for my stay in cash?
Yes, however the limit for European citizens is € 2,999.
Would you change a €200 or €500 banknote for change?
Yes we may offer you change for these banknotes.
Can I pay for my stay in my own currency?
Yes, your credit card must support Dynamic Currency Conversion. This service is available to Visa and Mastercard customers in USD, AUD, GBP, CAD, HKD, JPY and CHF.
Can I change my foreign currency at the hotel?
No, we cannot exchange foreign currency due to Bank of Italy regulations but in St Marks Square, you will find the nearest Exchange Office.
In an effort to reduce the risk of credit card fraud and to protect our customer's card data, The Gritti Palace follows Payment Card Industry compliance regulations and does not receive any emails containing credit card data. To book on behalf of someone else, or to pre-pay your stay, please fill in the Credit Card Form you can find at the bottom of this page, and send it by fax to +39 041 2961100.
For further information, please contact our Reservations department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoke Free Property
hws.petsAllowed. We permit 1 pet up to 6 kg and provide a dog bowl and our Luxury Dog Bed
Maximum pet weight: 6lbs
Garage San Marco at Piazzale Roma 1 Miles
Accepts: Cash,Credit Cards
Concierge desk service
Property has elevators
Languages spoken by staff:
For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms,common areas,or special services relating to a specific disability,please call +39 041-794611
Accessible on-site parking
Property has elevators
Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools
Service Animals are Welcome
Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs
Van Accessible on-site parking
Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool
Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible
Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible
Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible
Main Entrance is Accessible
Meeting Spaces are Accessible
On-Site Restaurants are Accessible
Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor
Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand
Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers
Bathtub Grab Rails
Close Caption TV
Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors
Electronic Room Key
Flashing Door Knockers
Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing
Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits
Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Electricat Outlets
Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors
Mobility accessible rooms
Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom
Room Windows Open
Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors
Secondary Locks on Room Windows
Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled
Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms
Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors