A palm-filled courtyard entrance opens into this charming boutique hotel with a laid back, understated vibe; the ideal base for those seeking an off-the-beaten-track experience in Venice. Located in the quieter neighbourhood of Dorsoduro, Il Palazzo Experimental’s terrazzo floors and marble accents were borne out of Dorothée Meilichzon’s flare for Italian design. At the rear of the property, a secret garden leads down to the hotel’s pontoon on Canal della Giudecca and, whilst local restaurants are two-a-penny, if you want to stay in then the hotel’s Ristorante Adriatica serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a nod to seasonal, coastal dishes.
The hotel’s 29 rooms and 3 suites are comfortable and practical, each with a minibar stocked with local specialities. Double and Superior category rooms feature large bathrooms with tub and shower. Canal views start at the Deluxe level and, for a balcony, we recommend upgrading to a Giudecca room. The ultimate for extra space is the Dorsoduro Suite, found on the hotel’s top floor which comes with a private living room.
Il Palazzo Experimental is ideally located for a short walk to some of the ancient city’s highlights such as the Guggenheim Collection and the Galleria dell’Accademia, and only 20 minutes from St Mark’s Square.
Venetian enthusiasts on a budget
Those looking to stay in an authentic local neighbourhood
Solo travellers seeking the rare commodity of a single room
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Enjoy seasonal dishes at Ristorante Adriatica
Take a boat trip from the hotel’s pier
Watch the Experimental bartenders concocting a local cocktail
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Roam the historic streets of Venice alone or with a private guide
Absorb the wealth of fine art and sculpture on display at the nearby Guggenheim Collection
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