Hotel Gritti Palace Venice
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Certainly the best known of the regal retreats on this list, this intimate palazzo has long been a favorite with royalty, heads of state
and film stars. Most notably, both Ernest Hemingway and Somerset Maugham made this their Venetian home away from home.
The palace was built in 1525 as the residence for the Doge of Venice, and you can get a taste of the old magistrates lifestyle in the luxe Doge Suite.
The gorgeous guestrooms inspire sighs, but even more impressive is the setting on the Grand Canal. The legendary waterway makes a stunning backdrop for terrace dining and lounging on the balconies in the spacious, much recommended corner rooms.
Campo Santa Maria del Giglio Venice I-30124 Italy
Phone (39)(041) 794611 Fax (39)(041) 5200942