Housed in the historic building of the former Stock Exchange, Nolinski Venezia highlights Venice’s rich history from the second you approach the exterior. Its facade, which is adorned with mythical creatures, reflects the city’s connection to the water. With a location just a few canals away from Piazza San Marco and La Fenice Opera House, its central location is perfect for first-time (or returning) visitors looking to take in the city’s most iconic spots.
The property itself has 43 rooms, including 13 suites, which makes it an intimate reprieve amongst the city’s most momentous sights. Each room is decorated with an assortment of art that is meant to highlight the rich Venetian heritage of the city. However, the chic decor doesn’t take away from the coziness of the rooms. The intimacy, personalized service, and attention to detail highlighting Venice’s rich history are what make the hotel truly stand out.
As for what the property offers, well, it’s pretty extensive. After a cozy night’s sleep, head downstairs to the Palais Royal Restaurant for a delicious breakfast. The auditorium that houses the restaurant has high arches, a lavish chandelier, and red tablecloths that make it feel extremely opulent. At the beginning of next year, the restaurant will open under Chef Philip Chronopulous and serve up an innovative culinary experience that draws on his Greek heritage and training in France, London, and Paris.
For a relaxing mid-afternoon treat, take yourself up to the third-floor spa. Book yourself a Swiss-inspired treatment or indulge in the lavish gold-tiled pool, which offers panoramic views of the city below. Later in the day, grab a cocktail at the Library Bar. With a collection of four thousand books and a ceiling fresco, you’ll be taken back in time to Venice’s printing history. The drinks are equally as exciting as the decor, and you could easily get lost in the ambiance of the sleek space.
Before retreating to your room for the evening, a stop in II Caffe for dinner is a must. Traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist are served up, such as pasta alla Genovese, Cicchetti, and crudo. The overall ambiance feels like walking into a traditional Venetian palace with boat-inspired furniture and stone floors decorating the space. One thing to note: don’t skip out on the tiramisu—a hidden gem of the entire menu.
Location: Venice, Italy
The Vibe: An artsy hideaway with history around every corner.
Food + Drink: Start the day with a delicious breakfast at Palais Royal Restaurant. It’s housed within an auditorium and exudes opulence. The venue also serves up dinner alongside Il Caffe, a spot with traditional Italian dishes. For an evening cocktail, the Library Bar is the spot to be. The curated library has over 4,000 books and plays a tribute to the city’s printing industry.
Amenities: 2 Restaurants; Bar; Spa; Indoor swimming pool; Room service
Our Favorite Thing About the Hotel: With a central location near Piazza San Marco and La Fenice opera house, it’s easy to immerse yourself in the city.
5 Nearby Attractions: Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, La Fenice Opera House, and Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Any Personal Neighborhood Recs? Just a short boat ride away are the islands of Burano and Murano. Murano is known for Murano glass, and it has various attractions that highlight the city’s history. On the other hand, Burano is filled with brightly colored houses and is known for its lace work.
Rooms: 43 rooms, including 13 suites
Pricing: Rooms start at around $700/per night during peak season.
Closest Airport: Venice Marco Polo Airport