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.
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 additional to the European Aman portfolio, it was famously chosen by George Clooney for his 2014 nuptials
Guests arriving by boat will enter by the formal 'porta d’acqua’ into a vast, beamed reception with marble chequered flooring and original frescos.James Ferguson
Don't forget to enjoy the roof top terrace as it gives you a completely different view of Venice across the rooftops.Scott Dunn team
Make sure you enjoy their breakfast or sunset cruise, the most wonderful time of day to enjoy the canals in style when the light is at its bestScott Dunn team
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To start planning your vacation to Aman Venice
Scott Dunn is proud to offer our guests this magnificent new hotel housed in a lovingly restored palazzo on the Grand Canal. 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 latest 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. Rather it houses a spa sanctuary, a charming roof top terrace and a small but well equipped gym area.
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.
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.
Views of the private garden.
Views of either the Grand Canal or of the Private Garden.
Spectacular views of the Grand Canal or of the Private Garden.
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.
High frescoed ceilings in the bedroom and bathroom, views of the Garden Terrace and the Grand Canal.
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 alternate each night between Thai and classic Venetian, 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.
Location & Directions
The hotel is located in the heart of Venice, overlooking the bustling Grand Canal, 15 minutes from St Mark's Square.
When to go
Venice is a city that can be enjoyed at all times of the year. The months from Easter to October are the main tourist season when hotels can be difficult to come by at short notice. The other two really popular spells are during the Carnival in February (the 10 days up to Shrove Tuesday) and the weeks on each side of Christmas.
Summer (mid July to the end of August) isn't necessarily the best time to go to Venice. Apart from the hordes of tourists, the air can be humid and unpleasant. The climate will often result in clouds of mosquitoes and other insects invading the lagoon, and the smell emanating from the water can be very unpleasant. Italians vacation in August, so many shops and restaurants close during this time.
If you're planning to visit Venice between October and late February, take your wellies just in case! This is the season of floods - known locally as acqua alta, and occasional downpours can be heavy. The low-lying Piazza San Marco is especially vulnerable.
Clear blue skies and balmy weather make spring and autumn the best times to go.