Housed in a 16th-century palazzo with views across the famous lagoon, the five-star Metropole Hotel is just as beguiling and magical as the city of Venice itself. Steeped in history — Vivaldi composed The Four Seasons here, while Mann wrote Death in Venice — the hotel is filled with antiques from the owner’s private collection, and is just minutes from St. Mark’s Square. After settling into your lavishly decorated guestroom or suite, sip cocktails in the Oriental Bar, and sample Chef Luca Veritti’s innovative Italian cuisine at the Michelin-starred Met Restaurant.
- Recommended in the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide as an excellent luxury property
- Choose from 67 guestrooms and suites, with views of the lagoon, canal, or garden
- Arrive in style by water taxi — the Metropole Hotel has its own private landing
- Linger over a wonderful buffet breakfast in the jasmine-scented courtyard
- Stroll to Venice’s most celebrated sights and glide along its canals in a gondola
- Try a selection of unpublished cocktails and informal fare in the romantic Rose Room
- Enjoy afternoon tea in the Oriental Bar, a former chapel where Vivaldi taught music
Metropole Hotel’s dreamy setting and sumptuous décor make it a favorite destination for a romantic getaway. The attentive staff will contact you before you arrive to arrange excursions and personalized amenities. Have them decorate your room with flickering candles and rose petals, or organize a sunset gondola cruise.
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With 67 individually designed guestrooms and suites filled with period furniture, gilt mirrors, brocade fabrics, and Oriental and Art Deco objets d'art, Metropole Hotel feels magnificently exclusive. Its bathrooms are equally striking, with marble or glittering mosaics, as well as cozy additions including fluffy white robes, plush slippers, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. The suites are pure opulence; the Porta d'Oro Suite features a fireplace, a huge bed with an ornate gold headboard, and two mother-of-pearl mosaic bathrooms, while the Rooftop Suite has a hammam-style bathroom and its own private roof terrace.
Order room service and be treated to a nightly turndown. In-room massage treatments can also be arranged. Concierge services are available 24/7, and if you would like to visit with your four-legged friend, the hotel welcomes small dogs.
Metropole Hotel is home to two of Venice’s most storied eating and drinking establishments. Whether it's a romantic dinner at the Michelin-starred Met Restaurant or an aperitif or nightcap in the atmospheric Oriental Bar, get ready for an unforgettable experience.
Met Restaurant – Murano glass lights, exquisite Fortuny fabrics, kimono wall hangings, and velvet chairs make this one of the most extravagant restaurants in Venice. With reverence for local ingredients, Chef Luca Veritti creates light and innovative Italian dishes. Dine à la carte or indulge in the tasting menu, with dishes such as cannoli stuffed with foie gras and yellow peaches, and paccheri pasta with scampi and smoked eggplant cream.
The Oriental Bar – Lavishly decorated in rich red velvet and dark woods, the Oriental Bar serves expertly crafted cocktails and a large selection of teas, plus sandwiches, snacks, and light meals from the Met Restaurant. Sip an aperitif — the extensive menu features more than 30 variations of the iconic Venetian spritz and more than a dozen martinis — or partake in an afternoon tea ceremony, with exotic blends from the Parisian tea emporium, Dammann Frères.
Peruse the Metropole Hotel’s unique private collection of museum-worthy antiques displayed in the hallways and public spaces, including Belle-Époque evening bags, precious fans, mother-of-pearl cases, and quirky corkscrews. Soak up the atmosphere in the Oriental Bar, with its flickering candles and spicy aromas, with an afternoon tea or a classic Aperol Spritz.
Spend a few hours navigating the city’s legendary canals by vaporetto, or treat yourself to a gondola ride for the quintessential Venetian experience. Stroll over to St. Mark’s Square and step inside the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica, and then continue to the Doge’s Palace. Take a vaporetto to San Giorgio Maggiore island and enjoy panoramic views from the top of the campanile, and then take a water bus west to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which displays works from modern artists such as Picasso, Matisse, and Salvador Dalí.
Steps from a vaporetto (water bus) station, Metropole Hotel is situated on a prestigious promenade facing Venice’s illustrious lagoon with stunning views of San Giorgio Maggiore island. It is an easy walk to many of the main attractions, with St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace a short stroll away.
Venice Marco Polo Airport is 11 mi / 18 km from the hotel.
Treviso Airport is 26 mi / 42 km away.
Santa Lucia station is 4 mi / 6 km away via vaporetto.
San Zaccaria station is less than five minutes away by foot. The hotel also has a private landing for water taxis.