For 30 years and 30 trips to Venice I always avoided the Cip.
One nagging thought was always the price. Venice is expensive, but the Cip raised its room rates to the almost ludicrous level.
More particularly was its location on the Guidecca. One had to take its launch or a vaproetta to get there. I loved walking out of the Luna or Bauer, or Europa and being right in the flow. For me even the Gritti was a bridge too far.
Thjn last year I tried it and I am now a convert.
Sitting at its new less formal Cip's Club watching night fall and the stars shine over the Venice's fabled skyline is such a special treat.
And our room #38 matched the fabulous view and food at Cip's Club.
Our on patio, hot tub and a beutiful view back onto the water, was a treat to luxuriate in.
The service was impeccable and all the facilities in good repair (something not always easy to do in Venice).
Sitting by the pool for lunch or a late afternoon sun when St Mark's was too hot and cowded was a pleasant break and did not make me feel like I was escaping wasting my precious time in Venice in an equally precious place. Insteasd it enhanced my stay.
The ferry to and from St Mark's was fast, friendly and easy and I never felt that somehow I was not right in the action.
Definitely going back. Especially in the hotter times in Venice.
- Also Known As:
- Cipriani And Palazzo Vendramin Hotel
- Cipriani Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cipriani embodies 50 years of glamour and legend, la dolce vita Venetian style, with a peerless view to the grand Palladian Church of San Giorgio. This is the Venice of everyone's imagination. The Cipriani is only three storeys high and has that classic, comfortable, "lived-in" grandeur. It is a perfect blend of historic and contemporary Venice - opulence tempered by simple elegance; antiques and works of art offset by innovative touches of unbridled luxury. The grounds are breathtaking: small gardens, expansive lawns with vines clinging to ancient brick walls or trellises and an Olympic-sized heated swimming pool, as well as a clay tennis court and a wellness centre. (by John Hawkesby, World Magazine Aug. 2013) ... more less
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