Venice, Italy

Il Palazzo Experimental


    Review by Mila

    Written on 13-12-2023

    Design boutique hotel with idyllic garden in the heart of Venice

    The unique design boutique hotel Il Palazzo Experimental is the perfect stay for a romantic city trip to Venice. Here, you start the day with an excellent breakfast in the garden and end it with good cocktails. And in between, you take a tour with a gondola, dine in an atmospheric osteria and visit the Rialto market.

    This unique House of Hideaways property Il Palazzo Experimental, is located in the chic Dorsoduro district and is surrounded by a vibrant collection of vintage boutiques, traditional osterias, and atmospheric cafés. Walk a few minutes further, and you'll find yourself in St. Mark's Square, from where you can admire the city's most beautiful highlights.

    The design boutique hotel Il Palazzo Experimental is also close to the city's art galleries, including 'Gallerie dell'Accademia' and 'Collezione Peggy Guggenheim'. Do you love shopping? Then definitely visit 'T Fondaco dei Tedeschi'. This luxury shopping center features tasteful design stores and an amazing rooftop terrace that offers views over the hundreds of canals, thousands of boats, and fascinating buildings of Venice.

    In this majestic Italian water city, you will experience pure romance. But also within the luxury boutique hotel, you will feel a lovely, fairy-tale-like atmosphere, making you feel like you've been thrown back in time. Il Palazzo Experimental is located in the former headquarters of the navy and has been expertly renovated by renowned interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon, who, like in the other Experimental Hotels, has impressively combined old, characteristic elements with contemporary design.

    The 32 rooms with marble accents and terrazzo floors exude pure elegance and offer all the comfort you could wish for. From a princely bed with silky soft linen to a well-stocked minibar with local specialties and homemade mixes. Everything has been thought of in this luxury design boutique hotel! Have we also not forgotten the delicious homemade pastas and the secret garden at the back? Here, you can enjoy wine, snacks and cocktails while admiring one of the city's canals.

    Experimental Group

    Il Palazzo Experimental is part of the Experimental Group. A group of three childhood friends who have already accomplished many successful projects worldwide, such as the Experimental Beach Club in Ibiza, popular wine bars in New York, London and various restaurants, cocktail bars and hotels in Paris. Boutique hotel Il Palazzo Experimental is one of the latest additions to the Experimental family and has opened in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Venice.

    Elegantly decorated rooms with a view

    In total, this unique House of Hideaways accommodation has 32 comfortable rooms. Some with a view of the 'Canal della Giudecca'. Others are located towards the beautiful garden at the back of the design boutique hotel. The interior is as we are used to from the Experimental Group: elegant with a touch of avant-garde chic and a mix of unique, custom-made furniture.

    Drinking cocktails and having breakfast in the garden.

    The showpiece of boutique hotel Il Palazzo Experimental is definitely the idyllic garden. It's a delightful place to spend time, from early spring until the end of summer. In the mornings, an excellent breakfast is served outside on the terrace. The rest of the day you can relax here and enjoy good cocktails. Sounds nice, doesn't it?

    Oh my sun!

    A romantic gondola ride is of course a 'must-do' during your holiday in Venice. When you sail over the 'Canal Grande', you will see the most interesting sights pass by and if you're lucky, the gondolier will even sing for you. In addition, it's wonderful to wander through the many streets in Venice, pick up fresh fruit from one of the many stalls, and enjoy authentic Italian ice cream.



    Accommodation address

    Il Palazzo Experimental

    1411 Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Lungo,
    VE 30123, Venice,
    Italy +39 041 098 0200


    The nearest airport is Marco Polo Airport, the airport of Venice, which is located approximately 17 km away. From there, it's best to take the (water) taxi to the accommodation.


    It is not possible to park at the accommodation. The nearest parking facility is Garage San Marco, which is located approximately 1 km (15 minutes walk) away.

    Practical information

    Important to know

    Check-in: Available from 14:00

    Check-out: Available until 12:00


    • iconFree WiFi
    • iconRestaurant
    • iconWheelchair Friendly
    • iconAirconditioning
    • iconCoffee and tea facilities
    • iconElevator
    • iconWheelchair accessible
    • iconAdapted rooms
    • iconYoga possibilities
    • iconNewspaper(s)

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