About Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice
It makes perfect sense that Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice was dreamed up in the era of such classic, romantic Italian films as Roman Holiday, Three Coins in the Fountain and Summertime. Opened in 1958, this iconic hotel is now celebrated as a true classic in its own right.
Welcome to a place where such old-fashioned qualities as elegance, courtesy and charm become more than mere fantasy. As real as the delicious cocktail that George Clooney created here with his friend, the head barman Walter Bolzonella. The pair dubbed it ‘Buona Notte’ after the actor’s film, Good Night And Good Luck.
Set on Giudecca Island, a five-minute ride by private launch from St Mark’s Square, the Cipriani captures everything La Serenissima is famed for. An oasis of calm in vibrant Venice, this most exclusive property offers privacy and peace to all who stay here. It’s little wonder that its guests include the world’s most photographed film stars such as Mr Clooney—along with politicians, writers and designers. What’s important is that each guest—famous or not—receives the same personal attention.
Here the very notion of service enters a new dimension. Should you wish to play tennis on the red-clay court, you can up your game by taking on a professional tennis player. Care to visit the neighbouring islands? The private mahogany motorboat, Shirley, has room for up to ten passengers. Her dedicated captain will take you to Murano for glass and Burano for lace.
Check into the main building for an exquisite room with lagoon views, or select a suite in the astonishing 15th-century Palazzo Vendramin. At Cipriani, each sumptuous space mingles light, fresh details with luxuriant styling. Hardwood floors, original art and spacious marble bathrooms are a study on old-world Venetian charm.