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Aman Venice

Venice, Italy

At a Glance

  • Aman Venice is a stunning a beautifully restored historic palace

  • The hotel is packed with works of art and breathtaking architecture

  • The latest addition to the European Aman portfolio, it was famously chosen by George Clooney for his 2014 nuptials

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Venice is a city that can be enjoyed at all times of the year, although summer tends to be a busy time to visit. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel to Venice, as the city is less crowded and the temperatures are pleasant.

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Insider's View

Guests arriving by boat will enter by the formal 'porta d’acqua’ into a vast, beamed reception with marble chequered flooring and original frescos.

Eat your breakfast in different locations throughout the hotel, such as the yellow dining room, the red room or the beautiful garden overlooking the Grand Canal.

The various lounges with stunning art are the perfect to relax and unwind after exploring Venice for the day.

Take an early morning trip on an Aman boat before Venice wakes. Enjoy the peace and silence while the sun rises on the lagoon, and enjoy breakfast on board.

From the minute you arrive, either on the pontoon from the Grand Canal or through the garden from the street, you will feel the serenity of this little oasis nestled in the heart of the crowded city.

The rooms are all wonderful in their own way, even the entry level rooms have giant bathrooms, amazing views, a complimentary mini bar and the comfiest bed!

Enjoy delicious fresh food in the hotel's beautiful dining room, housed on the ornate noble floor of the historic palazzo, with wonderful views directly over the Grand Canal.

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Beautifully converted from a stately home overlooking the Grand Canal, Aman Venice fuses the romance and history of this legendary city with the hospitality and service for which this prestigious hotel group is renowned.

Built in 1550 by a wealthy merchant family, this stunning edifice has been restored and renovated it to the highest specifications, making it Venice's must-visit hotel.

Back in 1865 the palazzo's owners hired architect Michelangelo Guggenheim to redecorate the piano nobile – the main living area of the palazzo. As a leading light in Neo-Renaissance and Rococo styles he re-imagined the space making it one of Venice's finest examples of these styles still surviving. His work has been restored to its former glory for guests to enjoy as part of their experience at Aman Venice.

When Aman wanted to create a luxury retreat in Venice they approached the current owner, Count Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga with their plans and the result is this immaculate preservation project. Sweeping staircases, beautiful balconies, a sumptuous ballroom, magnificent marble fireplaces and vivid frescoes abound. The Count's library is clad in embossed leather and holds an amazing array of books housed in the original walnut bookcases.

Despite its undoubted old-world charm the hotel wants for nothing as far as modern amenities are concerned. A further bonus is the hotel's verdant gardens, one of which opens for alfresco dining (weather permitting). The other, Canal Garden, fronts onto the canal and is one of very few private gardens on the water with mature trees and a charming sitting area.

Whether you're already an 'Aman junkie' or you are new to the Aman experience you can be sure that Aman Venice will not disappoint.

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There are 24 unique rooms to choose from at Aman Venice, many feature protected frescoes and elegant contemporary furniture. There are a total of four accommodation categories, differentiated by design, floor area and view. The fourth category is "signature accommodations" of which there are five subcategories.

Palazzo Bedroom

Views of the private garden.

Palazzo Chamber

Views of either the Grand Canal or of the Private Garden.

Palazzo Stanza

Spectacular views of the Grand Canal and the Private Garden.

Maddalena Stanza

High frescoed ceilings, silk wall coverings and a chandelier in the bathroom. Wonderful views of the Garden Terrace and the Grand Canal through tall windows.

Papadopoli Stanza

High frescoed ceilings in the bedroom and bathroom, views of the Garden Terrace and the Grand Canal.

Sansovino Stanza

Originally called "The Hall of the Four Doors" this room has wood panelling, a painted frieze and carved ceiling and the most historical fireplace in the palazzo, designed by Jacopo d'Antonio Sansovino, one of Venice's most famous architects in the early 16th century.

Alcova Tiepolo Suite

This suite offer a Chinese painted sitting room and a bedroom ceiling by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo who has been described as the "greatest decorative painter of 18th-century Europe".

Canal Grande Suite

Located above the front door of the palazzo, this suite directly faces the Grand Canal offering wonderful views which can also be seen through the arched window in the sitting room and the suite can become a two-bedroom residence when necessary.


Menus offer a delicious selection of classic Venetian fare, served in the grand 'Red’ dining room. Breakfast is a relaxed affair, served a la carte and therefore at an additional cost.


Take a romantic gondola ride along the city’s picturesque canals, have a breakfast cappuccino overlooking a sleepy piazza, or embark on a trip back in time through the city’s churches, there is so much to see and do in Venice.



Louise Dragman-Renz (Staff)

A tranquil retreat in the heart of Venice, the Aman Venice is an ideal place from which to both explore the city and to retreat from it. Situated close to the Rialto Bridge and having both waterfront and secret street access the Aman makes it easy to arrive from the airport or train station by water taxi or on foot. As soon as you step into the grounds of the hotel and walk through the garden you have a sense of tranquility and calm. Few hotels in Venice can offer this and as you take breakfast in the garden courtyard while the Grand Canal comes to life you cant help but appreciate the quiet space provided. A stay at Aman Venice seamlessly brings Venetian style with high frescoed ceilings, Murano glass chandeliers and 16th century elegance alongside modern touches with flawless room finishes and a light, bright feel. This palazzo does feel more like home than a hotel thanks to the warm welcome exuded by the courteous staff. It is easy to have a sense of belonging to Aman properties and the Aman Venice provided one of the comfiest and relaxing stays I have had.


Gwen Nicol (Staff)

This luxurious hotel is a true oasis from the hustle and bustle of Venice. Steps from the famous Rialto Bridge and market, the Aman Venice is perfectly situated on the Grand Canal. Since the hotel is housed in a family-owned Palazzo, you will feel as if you are staying with royalty. The bedrooms and suites are decorated in the typical Aman style, simple and elegant but ever so luxurious. The public spaces are filled with the owner's personal collection of art and antiques and therefore it truly feels like a palace. One of the highlights of this hotel is the garden space on the Grand Canal. The Aman is one of the few hotels with green space in the city and certainly one of the few on the Grand Canal. The staff are extremely attentive but discreet and overall, our stay was amazing.


Georgina Carlisle (Staff)

Well this really is one way to escape the crowds of Venice. Fantastically located in the San Polo district which is a hidden corner of Venice, away from the hustle and bustle and only a few minutes from the Rialto Bridge, you can truly relax in this little paradise. With its gardens to explore and have breakfast in whilst overlooking the busting Grand Canal, you truly can switch off. This grand baroque building really is a majestic property. You can get lost exploring its wonderful staircases and you wont be disappointed with the artwork and chandeliers to gaze at. Most of all, if you want a little peace and quiet you can have a drink on the terrace where you can look out over Venice's terracotta rooftops, which is a must at sunset. Even in October, it was well worth having breakfast out in the garden overlooking the canal, if you are early enough you will have the place to yourself and be able to watch Venice wake up!


Hannah Ingle (Staff)

The Aman Venice is the ultimate property for those who want to experience Venice like royalty. When you first step foot into the palazzo, you truly feel like you have entered a very special place. Contemporary furnishings are stylishly juxtaposed with original gilded features, and elaborate frescoes, which contributes towards a wonderfully sophisticated aesthetic. The Aman Venice is a one of a kind hotel, ideally positioned on the Grand Canal, and offers the luxury of a garden, something hugely unique and rare in Venice. With only a small handful of suites, the Aman is a truly intimate property offering privacy, solitude and unparalleled service within its walled confines.


Pippa Carey (Staff)

There are few words to describe the spectacular Aman Venice, but I will do my very best. From the minute you arrive, you will feel the serenity of this little oasis nestled in the heart of the crowded city. As we all sighed with relief from escaping the crowds, we were greeted by the charming staff and incredible reception area that this grand hotel has to offer. An old noble Palazzo, Aman boasts an incredible location, right on the Grand Canal and just minutes from the Rialto Bridge and St Marks Square. The hotel has just 24 rooms and an abundance of lounge areas, making it feel like you have an entire Venetian palace to yourself. Sympathetically restored, the hotel boasts some stunning features including beautifully carved furniture, gold leaf ceilings, frescoes and stunning art. Some rooms offer Grand Canal views, but even those in the lower levels of the building provide vast bathrooms, an abundance of space, complimentary mini bar and the comfiest bed I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping in! Breakfast is an a la carte affair and can be taken at anytime of day, anywhere you like. The jewel in the crown however, is the gorgeous garden, positioned right on the canal front, where you can sit back, relax (preferably with a glass of bubbles) and watch the world go by, a truly exclusive experience.


Kate Hall (Staff)

Aman Venice is the best in refined style, understated service and attention to detail. There really isn't a hotel quite like it and I would say this is the finest hotel I've ever stayed in. With only 24 rooms, the hotel feels intimate, elegant and incredibly peaceful. The staff can't do enough for you and I would highly recommend making the most of the concierge as they have some fantastic recommendations and experiences on offer. Aman Venice sits in a perfect location and I really can't express in words how breathtaking it really is. Don't hesitate to go, but make sure it's a special occasion - as hotels like this don't exist in many places. It's a once in a lifetime treat!


  • Cicchetti tour of Venice

    Discover Venice's culinary side with a private walking tour of its numerous bacari. These traditional wine bars are typically packed with locals enjoying a glass of wine and delicious bite-sized cicchetti.

  • Explore the Dorsoduro district

    Explore the picturesque Dorsoduro district, an area of Venice home to universities, churches and palaces. Wander through the streets of this charming district with your guide before visiting a traditional textile workshop, famous around the world.

  • Explore the Venetian islands

    Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Venice and discover the picturesque islands of Murano, Burano and Mazzorbo. These charming islands are completely unique, each boasting their own characteristics and traditions.

  • Explore the Venetian islands

    Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Venice and discover the picturesque islands of Murano, Burano and Mazzorbo. These charming islands are completely unique, each boasting their own characteristics and traditions.

  • Private photography experience

    Create lasting memories of your holiday with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family holiday or honeymoon.

  • Private walking tour of Venice

    Explore the fascinating city of Venice with your private guide, taking in the sights of St Mark's Square and its surrounding streets and waterways. Admire the spectacular interiors of St Mark's Basilica before enjoying a gelato or chocolate tasting.

  • Tour of the Doge's Palace

    Explore the stunning interior of the iconic Doge's Palace with your private guide and discover the hidden dungeons and secret rooms hiding behind the opulent decoration.

  • Visit Murano

    To the north of Venice, the island of Murano has long been celebrated for its glassmaking, a tradition which dates back to the 13th century on the island. Explore the charming island and visit one of the glassblowing factories to see the artisans at work.

  • Visit to a traditional squero

    Learn about one of Venice's most celebrated traditions - the gondola - with a visit to a boatyard, or squero, where you'll discover how these iconic boats are constructed.

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Location & directions

Venice, Italy

The hotel is located in the heart of Venice, overlooking the bustling Grand Canal, 15 minutes from St Mark's Square.

How to get there

It is a 2-hour British Airways flight to Venice Airport. Private Water Taxi directly to the hotel from the airport dock takes about 45-minutes.

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