Those overlooking the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge, of course.
No blank canvases – think bold strokes and big ideas.
In its dining concept the hotel once again hopes to, if not rewrite, then delicately superimpose history, taking the Rialto Market (a Venetian foodie hub for seven centuries and counting) as its inspiration. Venice M’art, in its sotoportego gallery – a passageway leading to the canal – has dining styles to satisfy all cravings, detailed on Pop Art-style menus. There are cicheti (fried meatballs, artichoke with potato foam, ragu cappuccino); all-day dining with truffled pasta, pea risotto, parmigiana, or octopus rolls and ribeye burgers; gelatos and granitas; toasties, pizzas and fried treats (anchovies and mozzarella, salt cod, pork shoulder); and a coffee bar serving hot from the Moka pot with fried pastries. It might derive from an ancient concept, but feels very fresh and fun – and there’s a boutique selling artful wares to browse when you’re full. For Venetian dining with a more romantic classic feel – white linens, candlelight, water snaking by, a singing gondolier (actually,scratch that last one), the hotel also serves dinner on its sheltered terrace. Shuffle out the deck of retro style recipe cards on your table to decide on your dishes; say, gnocchi in duck sauce, tender liver, rice and peas, and creamy and coffee-infused desserts.
On the ground floor, Venice M’Art caters to all drinking denominations with both a cocktail and wine bar. At the former, ‘spritzettos’ muddle prosecco with Campari, Aperol or Select for classic Italian drinking; the Americano M’Art is a bold concoction of vermouth, Campari, soda and orange foam; and the Caustraure Spritz goes nuts, adding a dash of artichoke liqueur and lemon foam to fizz. And, to miss aperitivo hour is unacceptable, so be present for the hotel’s, where cheeses, anchovies and mini toasts are paired with wine or a G&T. And, guests get exclusive access to the Venice Bitters Club on the first piano nobile. The Altana Roof Terrace is for the privileged guests staying in suite 43; however, it can be booked exclusively for events, and we suggest you do, because it overlooks not just the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge but the entire lagoon, the bell towers and elaborate steeples jabbing the skyline, and out to the Dolomites in the distance.
No need to rush out of bed or snappily vacate a table – here, breakfast runs from 7am to 11am, lunch from 11.30am to 5pm, and dinner from 6pm to midnight.
Dine in your room around the clock.