Stay Here: Novecento Boutique Hotel, VeniceBy Sophie Hines
Few destinations encapsulate creativity, history, romance and grandeur quite like Venice. A stunning city that admires its own reflection in the breathtaking Grand Canal, the main corridor for tourists to enter Venice. Hop off the water bus at Santa Maria Del Giglio and it’s just a five minute walk to the haven that is the Novecento Boutique Hotel; the perfect base from which to explore this magical city.
Novecento Boutique Hotel: The Lowdown
Venice’s eclecticism is reflected in miniature inside this hotel, which has nine individually-designed rooms featuring heavy antique furniture and North African inspired drapes and rugs.
Jazz music echoes softly through the room on your arrival, and weary travellers who lie back on the bed look up to see thick wooden beams and otherworldly light fittings. Imagine the opposite of the Ikea’s aesthetic, and you’ve basically got Novecento.
Novecento Boutique Hotel: The Food
Italy is all about the food, and you’ll get your day off to a good start at Novecento with an array of homemade goodies from buttery pastries and fresh fruit to savoury options such as poached eggs, cheese and ham. Tea, coffee and nibbles – including delicious cakes made at the nearby bakery – are available throughout the day, so if you somehow find yourself hungry, there’s no need to panic. Best of all, food can be enjoyed in a serene courtyard at the back of the hotel, making this the perfect place to retreat to after taking on the busy tourist hotspot of nearby St Mark’s Square.
Novecento Boutique Hotel: The Facilites
Given the extent of Venice’s charms, it’s unlikely you’ll spend much of your day inside the hotel. However, when you do want to unwind, Novecento operates an ‘honesty bar’ where you can help yourself to your favourite tipple and pay later (we imagine a few very generous measures are poured here). For colder months, there is also a cosy lounge upstairs.
Novecento Boutique Hotel: Our Verdict
Exploring a new city is one of life’s great pleasures, but with its heat and bustle, Venice can also be exhausting, so a peaceful retreat like the Novecento Boutique Hotel is a real find for travellers. Particularly ideal for a romantic break; this hotel is guaranteed to score you a considerable number of brownie points with your other half.
The Novecento Boutique Hotel is at San Marco 2683/84 30124, Venice, Italy. Rooms start from around £99 in low season to £194 in high, inclusive of breakfast. For information and booking visit Hotels.com. The Novencento Boutique Hotel is one of the award winning hotels in Hotels.com 2017 Loved by Guests Awards.