Need to know
22, including one suite and six suite apartments.
12 noon, but flexible until 3pm if the room’s available. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $445.52 (€378), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €5.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include continental breakfast (€25 a person), with juice, hot drinks and a basket of freshly made bread and pastries; the à la carte breakfast menu includes the likes of eggs benedict and French toast with seasonal berries, from €14.
Palazzina G guests can take a ride on the hotel's luxury mahogany boat through the canals into the lagoon. Staff can arrange a host of authentic Venetian experiences – from insider city tours to cooking classes from a countess.
At the hotel
Members- and residents-only Krug champagne lounge; luxury mahogany boat; private landing pier; roof terrace (open in season); free WiFi throughout; full concierge service. In rooms: Starck fixtures and fittings, backlit mirror walls, programmable lighting, in-mirror LCD TV, iPod dock (with bathroom speaker system), minibar (with decent-sized bottles, snacks and seduction kits).
Our favourite rooms
The Junior Suite Plus category has a terrace overlooking the city’s rooftops. There’s an exclusive feel to the third-floor Suite: you can only get there by private elevator. Its terrace has sweeping Venice vistas, and you can get an eyeful of cityscape from the bed. Grassi’s smallest rooms, the Superiors, aren’t spacious, but the pale colour scheme and hall-of-mirrors effect gives the impression of size.
Mrs Smiths, free up some handbag space and leave the compacts behind: there are 286 mirrors in this hotel. And remember to pack your most comfortable shoes: Venice is a city made for strolling.
Check-in can be on-boat, in your room or in the lounge bar.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome for €50 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Venice.
Cots are free for under-3s, but extra beds for older kids cannot be provided. A local nanny can be called upon for babysitting services (€25 an hour).