Hotel Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice

Giudecca 10, Venice, Italy
95 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Secluded
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Three MICHELIN Keys · An extraordinary stay
Venice’s most famous hotel is neither a landmark palace, nor several hundred years old, and it stands not in the city proper, but across the lagoon on Giudecca Island. Nonetheless, the Hotel Cipriani is as synonymous with Venice as the Piazza San Marco. We suppose it has to do with the founder Giuseppe Cipriani, whose 1931 Harry’s Bar sated Hemingway’s legendary thirst, as well the only slightly less legendary thirsts of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Noël Coward and Gertrude Stein.

The Palazzo Vendramin, formerly a 15th-century aristocratic residence, now forms a part of the Hotel Cipriani, and consists of sixteen rooms and suites with private butler service, and of course the incredible views of St. Mark’s Square from over the lagoon. However, other than the addition of the Palazzo, not much has changed since the Cipriani opened in 1958. The breakfast is unique and quite possibly the most romantic in the world — white mozzarella, blood orange juice, and golden espresso. And the service is to die for, especially the private butlers that come with a booking in the Palazzo rooms. There are thoughtful touches like the private motor launch that doesn’t stop running until the last guest has checked in for the night. There’s the slim, stylish clientele, decked out in sunglasses and Fendi baguettes. And now there’s a pool — oddly, the only one in the city, and the saltwater is heated for swimmers in spring and fall. (On balmy days, the thing to do is to have lunch at the poolside.)

The rooms are perhaps the most old-fashioned thing about the Cipriani, with their pale Venetian color scheme, smallish bathrooms, and slightly antique appearance, but it’s all part of the old-world charm. The Cipriani is about atmosphere, not amenities. And besides, the décor has the advantage of not distracting you from the view, which may be the best thing about this hotel. For while others gaze out towards the lagoon and the islands, the Cipriani alone — from its perch on the Giudecca Island — looks onto Venice. And the sight of pastel buildings emerging from the water is so stunning it will make you wonder how anyone could not be passionate about this place.

Please note: Hotel Cipriani is open annually from March through November.

Guest Score & Reviews

No verified stays yet.

Once we have enough verified reviews to compose a quality score it will appear here. The quality score helps ensure that our selection stays fresh and vital.

Rooms & Rates

Book direct on MICHELIN Guide and feel secure with our dedicated travel specialist team ready to assist.
Best prices are guaranteed. Find a better rate? Let us know.


Hotel Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice
Giudecca 10, Venice, Italy

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Business center

Need to Know

  • When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • No parking available.
  • Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
  • You haven't added any extra beds.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Restaurants near the hotel