Located in Venice’s Dorsoduro district, Palazzo Experimental is a boutique property overlooking the lagoon towards Giudecca island. Boasting a large garden, Palazzo Experimental offers a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Peaceful location away from the busy streets around St Mark's Square
The design is a beautiful, contemporary take on classic Venetian style
On sunny days, enjoy breakfast outside in the hotel's picturesque garden
Housed in what was once the headquarters of the Adriatic Cruise company, Palazzo Experimental has effortlessly blended the original features and style of the property with a contemporary Venetian décor. Bold colours are used throughout, enhancing details such as the beautiful terrazzo floors and giving a modern twist to the typical style of the city.
The 32 rooms and suites at Palazzo Experimental are comfortable and contemporary, offering views of either the pleasant garden or the lagoon and Giudecca island. The majority of the stylish bathrooms have double basins and provide a unique collection of amenities, showcasing a range of brands.
There is a great focus on food and drink at Palazzo Experimental, as the property sits under the Experimental Cocktail Club brand. The hotel boasts its own cocktail club, serving delicious drinks to guests and locals alike in a contemporary Art Deco setting. Palazzo Experimental’s restaurant, Ristorante Adriatica, serves seasonal dishes inspired by Italy’s Adriatic coastline. Locally sourced ingredients are used to create mouth-watering meals, alongside the selection of typically Venetian cicchetti – small bites similar to tapas.
Palazzo Experimental is surrounded by the winding streets and canals of the Dorsoduro district, just a 20-minute walk from the hustle and bustle of St Mark’s Square. This area of the city offers a more local, authentic experience, while still remaining close to the key landmarks of Venice.
When to visit
The Experimental Cocktail Club is the coolest bar in town. Be sure to stop by for your pre-dinner drink or a nightcap.
Palazzo Experimental is located in the Dorsoduro district of Venice, just a 15-minute walk from St Mark's Square.
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.
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.
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.