• Experience a different side of Venice
  • Relax at a private beach club
  • Choose from a range of fine-dining restaurants
  • Get active with water sports ranging from windsurfing to water-skiing
  • Enjoy complimentary water taxis to the historic heart of the city

This grand dame hotel pairs plenty of old-world charm with an idyllic setting on the golden sands Venice Lido. It’s a truly delightful location, complemented perfectly by elegant rooms, three fine-dining restaurants and even a private beach, perfect for soaking up some of that gorgeous Adriatic sun. And, while you'll be treated to a truly relaxing stay, the city’s famed canals and piazzas are just a short ride away, reached in style with the complimentary luxury launch.

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Befitting its century-long history, the Hotel Excelsior evokes all the grandeur of Venice’s golden age with a distinct Moorish aesthetic. Indeed, its turn-of-the-century construction put the Lido on the map, with the help of eminent architect Giovanni Sardi. It’ll come as no surprise that its rooms have impressed the likes of Winston Churchill and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Throughout the hotel’s rooms and suites you'll find the signature Art-Nouveau style, from silk-panelled walls to full-length mirrors, alongside delightful views of the courtyard or sea. The suites, some with terraces, are especially impressive.

Views are also showcased by the hotel’s superb menu of restaurants. Start your day with made-to-order eggs and fresh pastries on the terrace before perhaps pairing cocktails with Mediterranean favourites at the Elimar Beach Bar. Then, you might want to cap it all off with Ristorante Tropicana’s Italian fine dining, served beneath grand glass chandeliers. Of course, it’s all washed down by a fantastic selection of bars.

Meanwhile, at the hotel’s private beach club, take the chance to relax on the golden sands or at one of the private cabanas, or get active with a range of water sports including windsurfing and water-skiing. This is a Venice stay with a difference. 


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