Hotel Metropole, silk and velvet suites with lagoon views

The Metropole Hotel is located in Venice, in Italy. Located in an ancient palace, the antique decorated rooms have views towards the lagoon.

Rooms.

This hotel has 67 rooms. Each room is a double room decorated with antique furniture and art, and has large windows with views towards the lagoon. Price varies between 210 and 1585€ per night.

Some of the rooms have a private terrace. Each room is decorated with gilded masterpieces, and each piece has its own history. The rooms and halls are decorated with furniture dating from the renaissance, oriental carpets and art déco decorations. Windows are decorated in a Venetian style, with silk and velvet.

The standard double rooms are decorated as ancient Venice, with carved furniture and cream and red coloured textiles. In each room there is an ancient, hand painted fans decorating a wall, belonging to the hotel’s private collection. Room have views towards the inner courtyard, the Rio della Plata canal and the commercial streets.

Each double Deluxe room has its own décor, some with Art Déco furniture, others with decorations from the Renaissance and others with an exotic flair. Many of these rooms have views towards the city.

The Junior Suites are spacious rooms with a living room with a coffee table, sofas and views towards the lagoon. Some of the suites have private terraces where guests can enjoy a coffee with views of the city’s rooftops. These rooms are decorated with art masterpieces and bronze and red textiles, and silk cushions give the bed a splash of colour. The large bathrooms are decorated with Italian marble and mosaics, and have windows and bath products that include aromatic candles and incense.

The Metropole Suites have a separate living room with armchairs and sofas, a coffee table and views of the inner courtyard. The suites are decorated as small Venetian palazzos, with antique furniture, art pieces from the hotel’s private collection and walls covered in silk and velvet. The bathrooms have large windows and amenities that include candles, incense and bath salts, and some rooms have bathrooms made from Italian marble while other rooms have bathrooms covered in mosaic tiles, and guests can choose bathrooms with a bathtub and those with a shower. The suite has bathrobes and slippers for guests.

The hotel’s trademark rooms are the Damasco, Dei Nobili, Desiderio  Gli Angeli, Porta D’Oro and Queen Anne. Each one of these large rooms is decorated according to the theme following the room’s name, and all of them have silk and velvet hangings, antique crafted furniture belonging to the hotel’s private collection and art pieces.

Restaurant.

The Met restaurant is the hotel’s two star Michelin restaurant. The restaurant is known for its décor and design, and is known for its variety of entrées, main dishes and desserts, all of them accompanied by a wine list which includes wines from the hotel’s cellar.

On the ground floor is the Oriental Bar, a bar decorated with wooden panels and white candles which has views towards San Giorgio island. The Tea Ritual is a tradition at this hotel, where each evening guests can enjoy a selection of teas from distant regions, including Earl Grey, Oolong and Pai Mu Tan Ninfa Igeria teas accompanies by a range of finger sandwiches.

Shortly after Easter guests will be able to relax in the Citrus Gardens, a garden filled with jasmine and illuminated by candles. The restaurant can serve meals in the garden.

The hotel organizes tastings of cocoa based products. Guests will be able to participate in the tastings and try many appetizers, including several varieties of cheeses and hams accompanied by cocktails, and on some afternoons enjoy live music in the lounge.

The hotel has a private entrance for water taxis. Guests will be able to enjoy massages directly in their rooms and buy local perfumes at the hotel’s boutique.

There are several conference rooms where guests will be able to organize events, and banquets can take place in the inner courtyard. There is a meeting room with a capacity of up to 25 people.

Location.

This hotel has been visited by many artists, authors, celebrities and singers. Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud and Thomas Mann have stayed at this hotel.

The halls are filled with large glass cabinets that hold part of the hotel’s antiques collections, which includes clutches worn by the ladies during cocktails and society meetings, carved boxes where the visiting cards were kept and other vintage decorations. One of the upper floor has a large collection of hand made hand fans. Guests will be able to tour the building, which is filled with art pieces and furniture that used to belong to Venice’s most prominent citizens.

Stepping out of the hotel guests will find the lagoon of Venice. A short distance away is St. Mark’s Square, the city’s most visited square, and the building where the Art Biennale is celebrated, known for its views towards San Giorgio island. There are several golf clubs outside the city, and the coastal resorts are a short ride away. The hotel is a prime location for those who visit during the Carnival of Venice and the Venice Film Festival.

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