Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal is everything you’d expect from a Venetian hotel. It’s a stunning building on the Grand Canal that dates back to the 17th Century. Head straight for the bar and grab a drink to enjoy on the terrace. You could easily sit here all day and just watch the boats and gondolas drift past. Breakfast is served on the terrace when the weather’s nice, which is a great way to start the day. The restaurant opens for dinner too so you can enjoy classic cuisine and a glass of local wine.
The hotel’s been modernised but still has a traditional Venetian feel in the rooms and public areas. Think frescoed ceilings and rich fabrics, which are offset by parquet floors and light colours. When you’re ready to get out and explore, you’ll be just a short distance from the sights. St. Mark’s Square is around the corner and you can see Rialto Bridge as soon as you leave the hotel. Don’t forget to stop by the famous Harry’s Bar for a Peach Bellini.
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by water taxi from Venice Marco Polo airport.