The stunning Aman Canal Grande Venice was most recently in the news as the wedding venue for the George Clooney-Amal Alamuddin wedding and we can see why. The 16th-century romantic palazzo still features its original frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Rococo and neo-renaissance decor are all restored to their former opulence.
With just 24 rooms including two suites, private gardens and a hidden jetty entrance the property ensures the utmost luxury and privacy, while the staff will leave you feeling like a true megastar.
A key architectural feature of this palazzo is its main reception hall, with soaring ceilings, a glittering Murano chandelier and walls that are lined with silk wall hangings. A sweeping staircase leads you to the balcony with beautiful views of the Grand Canal.
Guests will also have access to an Asian-inspired Spa, a Salon, Library, the Stanza del Tiepolo – the hotel’s games room and Stanza del Guarana – the meeting room. There are two exclusive dining outlets – the Red Dining Room and the Yellow Dining Room and a Bar. The Yellow Dining Room features a magnificent fireplace and a ceiling painted by renowned 19th-century artist Cesare Rotta and views of the Grand Canal while the Red Dining Room looks out over the hotel’s Canal Garden.
Most accommodations at Aman Canal Grande Venice offer combined living areas and bedrooms, as well as linked dressing areas and bathrooms. The rooms are all fitted with Bang & Olufsen flatscreen TV and DVD player, pre-loaded iPod and dock, personal bar, beach bag, sun hat and free bottled water. A Nespresso coffee machine is available on request. All rooms offer a king-sized bed, an armoire with personal bar, a writing desk and either a sofa or twin lounge chairs. There are a total of four accommodation categories, differentiated by design, floor area and view.
Our suite pick of the week is the Sansovino Stanza Suite which offers guests spectacular views of the Grand Canal and Garden Terrace. This stanza was originally called ‘The Hall of the Four Doors’ and features some noteworthy architectural details including wood paneling, a painted frieze around the walls and a carved ceiling. It also has one of the most historical fireplaces in the Palazzo, designed by Jacopo d’Antonio Sansovino, one of Venice’s most famous architects in the early 16th century.
Cost: €3000 ($3,351) plus 10% VAT and local taxes
Size: 73 sqm
Occupancy: 2 Adults
Why should you splurge on it?
Besides the fact that a certain Mr Clooney approves of this property, the Aman Canal Grande Venice is synonymous with opulence in the most comfortable and discrete fashion. Its historic frescoes, stunning canal views and private gardens will have you feel like living in your own private Palazzo than in a hotel.
Aman Canal Grande Venice
Calle Tiepolo 1364
Sestiere San Polo