The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

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

Signature Suite Collection

The epitome of luxury, the Gritti Signature Suite Collection showcases the hotel’s rich historical past. Redesigned with artistic elegance, the suites evoke the intimacy of a noble private residence and provide a truly distinctive experience that uniquely captures the heritage of the palace and the cultural and artistic roots of the city.

Inspiring Views

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.

The Somerset Maugham Royal Suite

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.

The Punta Della Dogana Patron Grand Canal Suite
Unfold the Hotel Heritage

Hotel History

From its beginnings our palazzo has been home to a rich collection of artworks, a tradition that originated with the noble Pisani family, and that continued with its successive owners including the Gritti’s.

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.

Living area seating and work desk of the Presidential Suite.

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.

Painting of a man with a powdered wig on the wall behind a work desk topped with lamps.

Illustrious Guests

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'.

Black and white pictures of famous guests on a hallway wall.

Historical Palazzo and Private Residence

Explorer's Library

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.

Explorer's Library

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.

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Commitment to Clean

As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Click to see updates and learn more about what to expect at our hotel.

The Gritti Epicurean School

A Venetian open kitchen that since 1975 has hosted the social elite of Venice and international guests for wine tastings, culinary workshops and celebrations.

Cooking School

The reborn “Gritti Epicurean School” is a place to learn, taste and celebrate, featuring hands-on eno-gastronomic experiences along indigenous itineraries.

Stemware, chilled Champaign bottles and bouquets atop cooking school dining tables.

Unique Bar Programs

Dining tables on the Riva Lounge terrace overlooking the Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute Basilica.

Riva Lounge

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.

Dining area and bar seating at Bar Longhi.

Bar Longhi

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.

Two cocktails in stemware sitting on the bar.

Refreshing Drinks

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.

Event Spaces

Host your meeting or wedding in one of our unique event spaces, including Redentore Terrace, The Gritti Terrace and Salone Gritti.

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.

Riva Yacht Experience - Torcello Island

Live View of Venice

Discover iconic views from our rooftop and get inspired for your next stay at The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice.

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Offers and Packages

Taste of Luxury at The Gritti Palace

Available: February 12, 2021February 12, 2022

A home away from home for your luxury stay in the heart of Venice.

A Family Adventure

Available: May 13, 2021March 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.

Epicurean Spa

Available: May 13, 2021March 31, 2022

Undecided whether to gift yourself sensory relaxation or culinary delights to enjoy on the Grand Canal? Choose both!

Our Location

Getting Here

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio 2467,Venice Italy 30124

Tel: +39 041-794611
Distance from Property: 11.9 Miles
Phone Number: +39 041-2609260
Alternate Airport Transportation

Private Hostess Assisted Transfers

Distance from Property: 44.6 Miles
Phone Number: +39 0422-31511
Alternate Airport Transportation

Private Hostess Assisted Transfer

Nearby

Train Station

Santa Lucia Railway Station
Venice
Water Taxi

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.

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Concierge Team

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. 

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Luggage Liaison

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.

Babysitting Services

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

General Manager

Paolo Lorenzoni

Tel: +39 041 794611

General Enquiries

Tel: +39 041 794611

Email: grittipalace@luxurycollection.com

Reception

Pedro Perestrelo, Rooms Division Manager

Tel: +39 041 794611

Email: pedro.perestrelo@luxurycollection.com

Concierge

Ivan Schultz, Head Concierge

Tel: +39 041 794720

Email: Concierge.grittipalace@luxurycollection.com

Reservations Office

Paola Toniolo, Reservation Manager

Tel: +39 041 2961111 (Mon-Fri 9:00am - 7:30pm)

Fax: +39 041 2961100

Email: grittipalace@luxurycollection.com

Invoice Enquiries

Michela Campagnari

Tel: +39 041 794705

Email: michela.campagnari@luxurycollection.com

Sales

Cristina Bolzonella, Sales Manager

Tel: +39 041 2400870

Email: cristina.bolzonella@luxurycollection.com

Sales

Faderica Oriente, Director of Sales

Tel: +39 041 794611

Email: federica.oriente@luxurycollection.com

Marketing

Cyndy Cruikshank, Marketing Manager

Tel: +39 041 2400894

Email: cyndy.cruikshank@luxurycollection.com

Group & Meeting Enquiries

Barbara Vettorello, Group Coordinator

Tel: +39 041 2961999

Email: events.grittipalace@luxurycollection.com

Events & Wedding Enquiries

Federica Brunello, Banqueting Coordinator

Tel: +39 041 794611

Email: federica.brunello@luxurycollection.com

Club Del Doge Restaurant

Maurizio Figuccio, F&B Manager

T. +39 041 794611

Email: restaurantclubdeldoge@luxurycollection.com

About Venice

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.

 

Services

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.

 

Rooms

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.

 

Pet Policy

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.

 

Museums

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.

 

Transportation

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.

 

Payment Options

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.

 

PCI Compliance

Payment Options

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 grittipalace@luxurycollection.com.

Property Details

Restaurant

Spa

Fitness Center

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Business Center

Meeting Space

Dry Cleaning Service

Laundry

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Allowed. We permit 1 pet up to 6 kg and provide a dog bowl and our Luxury Dog Bed

Maximum pet weight: 6lbs

Parking Valet

Daily: €75

Off-Site Parking

Garage San Marco at Piazzale Roma 1 Miles

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash,Credit Cards

Services

Babysitting

Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
Italian, English, French, Chinese, German

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 Hotel Features

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 Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

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

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

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

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors