The hotel richly deserves its 5/out of 5 rating !!! As others have commented it’s the historical Palace of a former Doge . If you research it in Architectural Digest magazine you can read about it’s meticulous multi million dollar restoration that has kept its history intact while enhancing its comfort. We were there last week and while the number of guests were lower due to Covid , the standards remained stellar !!
The Buffet had its fabulous extensive morning selection of items of high quality , whether it be fish, meats, fruit , cereals, eggs ( your style) , fresh squeezed orange juice , breads or pastries .Even Prosecco if you wish 😊
The Dogana restaurant continues to delight with options that are a treat to both eye and palate whether served indoors or on the terrace, The Riva terrace bar is also in that magnificent setting that’s become a deservedly popular spot for a light meal and terrific drinks , along with people and canal watching. Have your Bellini here, made with fresh white peaches by the bartender. Best in Venice by far !
After a delightful evening, slip into luxury sheets in a Uber comfy bed and relax until you are once again in the morning coddled by conscientious and caring staff who work to a high standard and are there to exceed your expectations. All of this during these times is presided over by a superb General Manager , Paolo Lorenzoni, a true hotelier , and by the generous owners of the hotel who have ensured their standards are being maintained in a difficult period.
Kudos to them so go and enjoy and enjoy !!!!! The SPA there is excellent too and if you wish the powerful and iconic Riva boat awaits with a booking. What are you waiting for ? !!!
You deserve it and the Italians miss you !!! It’s well worth putting up with the restrictions of the times !!
PS If antigen testing is still in place when you go, a free test is given at the airport when you land by gentle technicians of the government. The Gritti Palace and others of the Marriott luxury group can arrange a Covid test , also by a gentle technician right at the hotel ( more than one type offered). At present” Covid free flights” land in Milan or Rome . July 2 is the date Delta has indicated direct flights from JFK. Simple !
See you there !!!