Aman for all seasons
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
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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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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.
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 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!
Academia Art Tour
Ideal for guests with a keen interest in art, this experience will take you to The Accademia, a treasure trove housing paintings by some of the most renowned Italian artists and showcasing some classic pieces.
Hidden Venetian Gardens
Amid the maze of alleyways and canals of Venice a number of wisteria-filled gardens can be found, often within private residences and overflowing with exuberant vegetation in all colors of the rainbow. This tour takes you to explore some of the finest.
Highlights, Backstreets and Canals of Venice
Discover the iconic landmarks, winding streets and romantic canals of Venice. Visit St Mark's Square, once the political center of Venice, before wandering through picturesque alleyways and hidden squares, and finally exploring the canals by water taxi.
Lagoon aperitivo by boat
Meander through the magical canals of Venice to reach the lagoon by late afternoon, just in time to enjoy a refreshing aperitivo as the sun sets over the city.
Live Opera in Venice
Enchanting melodies and opulent masks define the operas of Venice; visit the famed 'La Fenice' or the magical halls in Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto for an unforgettable evening of drama and music.
Palazzo Ducale after hours
Explore the hidden secrets of Venice's Palazzo Ducale which dates back to the 9th Century and is home to the beautiful Doge's Palace. Choose to visit during the day and access areas cordoned off to the public or visit after hours for an exclusive tour.
Private photography experience
Create lasting memories of your vacation with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family vacation or honeymoon.
San Giorgio Maggiore and the Cini Foundation
Visit the magical island of San Giorgio Maggiore with a private guide and enjoy views across the basin to Piazza San Marco. Take in the stunning Palladio and pay a visit to the Cini Foundation's renowned gallery and gardens.
The Doge's Palace and Secret Trails
Explore the hidden side of the Doge's Palace, the majestic building located in Piazza San Marco, and the former residence of the rulers of Venice. Behind the opulent exterior and magnificent halls lie gloomy prisons and the infamous torture chamber.
A masterpiece of engineering and technology that dates back to 1499, the Torre dell'Orologico is a striking clock tower with a beautiful astronomical clock face that has become quite an attraction amid Venice's iconic canals.
Treasures of San Polo
Experience the highlights of the San Polo district of Venice on this guided walking tour, focusing on the art and architecture of key sites such as the Rialto Bridge which emanates traditional Venetian style.
Venice Carnival by boat
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, immerse yourself in the Venetian Carnival Water Parade, on board your own private boat. Cruise along the Grand Canal and admire the incredible colors and costumes, before enjoying food and drinks with the locals.
Venice island hopping
Explore the islands of Venice by boat, crossing the Venice lagoon and taking in more of the city's highlights at a leisurely pace, getting to know the unique character of each. A customized excursion can be created to cater to your interests.
Visit Rialto Market with a Chef
Accompany a local chef to the famous Rialto market to appreciate and understand Venetian cuisine. Pick the freshest produce and learn which flavors to combine to recreate the mouthwatering dishes whilst soaking in the hustle and bustle of the market.
Romantic Venice and the Dolomites
Venice & The Dolomites
from $4000 pp 5 nights
- An itinerary that takes in the hustle and bustle of cultural Venice contrasting with the peaceful and picturesque Dolomites
- Enjoy a romantic sunset aperitivo boat tour on the canals of Venice.
- Alta Badia has a wonderful array of mountain hut restaurants, all of which can be hiked to in the summer.
Location & directions
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.