Luxury hotel holiday Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice

The 5-star Belmond Hotel Cipriani is considered to be one of the world's greatest hotels, situated amid beautiful gardens on the Giudecca Island just across the lagoon from St Mark's. The bedrooms and suites are tastefully decorated and traditionally comfortable. The hotel has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and immaculate gardens. There is a Michelin-starred restaurant and an alfresco restaurant set over the water with views across to St Mark's. A private motorboat takes guests between the hotel and St Mark's in 5 minutes.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Venice
  • Deluxe private water taxi transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice

The Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a 5-star deluxe, legendary hotel in an exquisite location in Venice. The excellent spa facilities, tranquil gardens and waterfront dining offer guests an indulgent retreat after a day spent enjoying Venice's sights.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5 deluxe

Location On the Giudecca, about 12 minutes by water taxi to St Mark's Square

Annual opening 20 March to 8 November

Closest airport Venice Marco Polo Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 45 minutes by water taxi from the airport

Closest railway station Santa Lucia Station

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool (children aged under 8 years must be supervised), 2 Bars, 4 Restaurants: the Oro Restaurant, the Cip's Club, Giudecca 10 and the Porticciolo Pool Restaurant, Children under the age of 5 years are welcome in all indoor restaurants (reservation required). Cookery Classes can also be arranged by the hotel. Tennis Court, Casanova Wellness Centre with a range of Spa and Beauty Treatments, Boutique, 24-hour Room Service, Boat Service (organised excursions can be arranged), Laundry Service, Gym, Terrace, Lift, Garden, Wine Guide, Dedicated Kids Club with qualified supervisor, Babysitting Service (available on request).

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Outstanding beyond expectations!
Mr W, July 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view and balcony for 3 nights

From about

£2,150

Holiday Code IE67

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice

Situated amid its own beautiful gardens on the island of Giudecca, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani is considered to be one of the world's greatest hotels with its elegantly decorated bedrooms overlooking San Giorgio island, the Casanova garden or the lagoon. A private motorboat service is on call to guests for the five minute crossing to and from St Mark's Square, 24 hours a day. Completed in 1958 by Giuseppe Cipriani, the hotel quickly started to distinguish itself in all respects, with its Olympic-size swimming pool, the only swimming pool in the centre of Venice, its beautifully located bedrooms, its gastronomic restaurant and its high standards of service. Amongst the facilities of the hotel much appreciated by guests are the Giudecca 10 restaurant, serving Venetian specialities on its terrace overlooking the lagoon, the Oro restaurant, the Gabbiano Poolside Bar - a popular rendezvous for Venetians and hotel guests alike - and Cip's restaurant which has views towards St. Mark's Square. The suites in the Palazzo Vendramin and connecting Palazzetto, two 15th Century buildings linked to the Hotel Cipriani through an ancient courtyard and flowered passage-way, are ideal for guests seeking greater privacy and butler service. These splendid annexes are at the disposal of those guests for whom privacy is an essential requirement. Exquisitely situated the Belmond Hotel Cipriani combines beautiful decoration and luxury facilites making it perfect for exploring Venice.

Room descriptions

Belmond Hotel Cipriani has 95 rooms with bath and wc, balcony, air-conditioning, television, telephone, mini-bar and safe

Double room with garden view and balcony
Double room with lagoon view
Double room with lagoon view and balcony
Junior Suite with garden view and balcony
Junior Suite with pool view and private garden
Junior Suite with lagoon view and balcony or terrace
Suite with lagoon or garden view
Suite with lagoon view and balcony
Suite with exclusive lagoon view
Palladio suite
At the adjoining Palazzo Vendramin rooms are divided into the following categories
Double room with St Mark's view
Suite with garden view
Dogaressa Suite

Special offers for this holiday>

Outstanding beyond expectations!
Mr W, July 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view and balcony for 3 nights

From about

£2,150

Holiday Code IE67

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, our clients usually either fly to Venice Marco Polo airport or arrive by train at Venice Santa Lucia railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private water taxi which we include in our holiday price. The journey time from the airport to the hotel is about 40 minutes and from the station to the hotel about 30 minutes, depending on the route taken. If you want to arrive in Venice by car (either your own car or a hire-car), you have to leave or park the car at the Piazzale Roma which is at the end of the causeway from the mainland and the furthest that cars can go.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome at the hotel. Children under 12 years stay free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing the same room as their parents. Children under 5 years are welcome at the indoor restaurants. The Palladio, Lagoon and Exclusive suites accommodate 2 adults and 2 children whilst Junior Suites accommodate families of 2 adults and 1 child. A kids' club and babysitting service are available at the hotel.

Other information: On the Giudecca island about a five minute journey from St Mark's Square by private hotel launch.

Special offers

4 nights for the price of 3 nights Book a stay of 4 nights on our bed and breakfast rates and pay the price of 3 nights for stays from 20 March to 29 April, 27 July to 24 August and 1 October to 7 November 2020. This offer is not applicable to stays in the Exclusive Suite, Dogaressa Suite or Palladio Suite. This offer is not cumulative and not combinable with other offers.

Outstanding beyond expectations!
Mr W, July 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view and balcony for 3 nights

From about

£2,150

Holiday Code IE67

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice

About Venice

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Venice is the chance to visit an enchanting and historical city. Venice, or ‘La Serenissima’ as it has been known for centuries, is truly unique and must be visited at least once in a lifetime. It is essentially a floating museum and was the main centre of trade for the north of Italy from the 13th century right through until the 17th century. The Venetian Republic was one of the richest in Europe and was presided over by the Doge who was elected by the Council of Ten, or the most powerful members of the governing families. The art and architecture that can be seen throughout the city is really a tribute to centuries of patronage and wealth. The Venetian lagoon also has numerous other islands, inhabited and uninhabited which used to grow crops and produce to feed Venice itself and which also used to house some of the cities’ industries such as glass making and lace making.

Cultural highlights of Venice

St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, The Grand Canal, Accademia, Museo Correr, Rialto Bridge, La Fenice theatre, The Church of the Redentore, The Church of Santa Maria della Salute.

Festivals in Venice

Venice’s most famous festival is the Carnevale in February, the actual dates of Carnevale vary from year to year, but it generally spans three to four weeks ending on Shrove Tuesday. Costumed and masked people parade around the streets of Venice and there are numerous private parties and dances, but the atmosphere on the final night of Carnevale itself is electric. Alternatively, there is the Regata Storica on the first Sunday in September, when boats and gondolas race against each other along the Grand Canal, or the Feast of the Redentore in mid-July to celebrate the end of the plague in the 16th century. A makeshift bridge is constructed to link the Giudecca island with the Dorsodouro island and there is a huge firework display.

Gastronomy in Venice

Venetian food is naturally fish and sea food orientated and popular dishes include the sweet and sour ‘sardee in saor’ or sardine salad, cuttlefish risotto with its black ink and ‘caparossoi a scota deo’, which are large clams cooked with lemon and pepper. Liver is also popular as are several sweet fried delicacies or ‘fritole’, popular particularly around festival time. This area is famous for its Prosecco and is the home of the ‘Bellini’ cocktail.

Travel around Venice

Gondola rides are always popular, but are expensive. The vaporetto and motoscafo services are good and will take you from A to B and are essential to reach the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in the lagoon unless you hire a private water taxi. The services can be disrupted at high tide or ‘Aqua Alta’, which usually occurs in the autumn, or if the lagoon is particularly choppy. To cross the Grand Canal the precarious ‘traghetti’ are like large Gondolas, but you are expected to stand up in order for the maximum number of passengers to board, so it is an art, as well as an experience to remember!

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