The Gritti Palace


Italian Cities, Venice

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  • Centrally overlooking the Grand Canal
  • Enchanting views of Venice and the waterfront from the restaurant's terrace

Dating back to 1475 and originally a home belonging to the family of Doge Andrea Gritti, this iconic hotel occupies an enviable corner of Venice overlooking the Grand Canal. After undergoing an extensive renovation, the painstakingly restored hotel is opening its doors to guests once again. Behind the façade’s Venetian Gothic windows are gorgeous public rooms adorned with antique furnishings, marble floors, precious paintings and elegant damasks. The Gritti Palace’s guest rooms are Venetian in style, embracing local stucco and Murano designs that reflect the bygone era of the Baroque and Rococo.

Fine culinary delights are available in the hotel's Restaurant Club del Doge, set amongst marble columns and beneath wooden beams. During the summer, the restaurant opens out onto a waterfront terrace with enchanting views of Venice. The legendary The Gritti Palace has played host to some of Venice’s most illustrious visitors throughout the years, from Ernest Hemingway to international Royalty.

The hotel has 82 rooms (official rating 5 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.

Minimum 2 night stay for Fri & Sat arrivals


Bars & Restaurants

Bar Longhi

The splendid Bar Longhi and its Grand Canal Terrace are the bustling hub of social interaction at The Gritti Palace. It features the best cocktails in Venice as well as a Venetian Cicchetti Experience, ideal for sharing and late night snacking. Ingredients will be market fresh and seasonal. The Bar Longhi also features an outstanding soufflé menu making it the perfect stop off for a dessert and nightcap.

Open from 11am - 1am

The Riva Lounge

Perfectly situated hanging over the Grand Canal, this seasonal Riva lounge on the Gritti Terrace is a real gem. Enoy a drink here while watching passing Gondalas and admiring iconic views.

Open from 6pm - 1am

Restaurant Club del Doge

Included With:Bed & Breakfast

Dress Code: Formal Dress

The Club del Doge is a magnificent celebration of Venetian tradition in a formal setting, with the spectacular outdoor terrace overhanging the Grand Canal. The atmosphere is casual chic by day with guests nibbling on crudités and fresh seafood platters. Dinner is a more formal affair with a menu showcasing the finest Venetian cuisine and the best risotto in Venice.

Open 7.30am - 10.30pm

The Gritti Terrace

Opening Dates: 
Seasonal opening times: April - October

Enjoy daytime dining overlooking the spectacular grand canal in a relax outdoor terrace.

Opening times: 12pm - 6pm

Spa & Wellness

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Spa

A rareity among Venetian hotels, this spa is a peaceful, luxurious haven for guests to experience its highly effective therapies and multi-sensory programmes. Treatments are all the more unique for their use of Blu Mediterraneo Spa products, with sensorial properties to transport the mind and body to the Italian Mediterranean. 

Open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations can be made in advance or on arrival. 

Activities & Entertainment

The Gritti Epicurean School

This informal Venetian kitchen hosts a variety of interactive events and experiences including wine tastings and cooking workshops. Guests of The Gritti Epicurean School dine on a communal table and can enjoy hearty Italian home cooking and discover fresh products from the region. 

Reservations for classes are required.

Private Landing Stage


Complimentary Wifi

Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.

About the location

Holidays to Venice have an unforgettable appeal. With beautiful historic buildings, traditional gondolas to transport you around the waterways and a romantic ambience to warm every heart, this really is a special place. Couples will love being punted down the waterways while being serenaded by the gondolier before alighting to enjoy a romantic meal for two in one of Venice’s traditional restaurants. But it’s not only couples who are drawn by its charm; the city’s historic buildings and splendid architecture are perfect for those looking to experience history and culture. Food lovers will enjoy exploring the streets and seeking out the most beautiful authentic trattoria serving up delicious delicacies.

Transfer time

The hotel is 40 minutes from Marco Polo airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Venetian Room

Max 2 adults

Venetian Rooms are decorated in traditional Venetian style with hand-painted ceilings and pastel-coloured furniture and feature a double bed and a luxurious marble bathroom with a bath and separate walk-in shower. They can sleep up to two adults.


Giglio Prestige Room


Giglio Prestige Rooms offer light and spacious accommodation with a view over the Santa Maria del Giglio Square. The rooms feature a king-size bed or twin beds, large windows, oak parquet floors and a large bathroom with a bath and a separate walk-in shower. A third guest can be accommodated on a rollaway bed and interconnecting rooms can be requested, please call to book.


Landmark Grand Canal View Room

Max 3 adults

Landmark Grand Canal View Rooms feature a stunning view over the Grand Canal towards the Punta della Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute Basilica. They are decorated in traditional Venetian style with hand-painted ceilings and pastel-coloured furniture. They feature a king-size bed or twins beds and a luxurious marble bathroom, most with a bath and separate walk-in shower. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. A third guest can be accommodated on a rollaway bed.


Sestriere Suite

Max 3 adults

Sestriere Suites are decorated in traditional Venetian style and comprise of a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed or twin beds, an ensuite living area and a large marble bathroom and feature a view over the small side Canal, Rio delle Ostreghe, or over the city. A third guest can be accommodated on a rollaway bed.


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Almost perfect

JamesHickman777, Pershore, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Sep 24 2023
A wonderful hotel in most ways. The setting on the Grand Canal is perfect and the decor is stunning, fitting for the former residence of a Doge. Most of the staff were excellent, everything you...
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Superb location in Venice,

susanmary6, Baldock, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Sep 19 2023
We have been fortunate to have stayed here several times over the last 10 years. Even though the hotel is now owned by a chain of hotels, the hotel's family atmosphere still remains. The staff are...
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