The Metropole is an independent hotel situated in the heart of Venice, overlooking the lagoon and just a glance away from San Giorgio Island. A charming 5-star hotel where carefully-perfected details and an attentive service take guests on a marvellous journey through time and emotions.
An intense ambience with candlelit spaces and scents of black pepper permeates Metropole, a hotel that escapes traditional luxury clichés and expresses its personality through an eclectic décor, old mirrors, rugs from the Far East, red velvets and antique collections.
Indulge in the beauty of our exotic garden, perfect for summer breakfasts and aperitifs, treat yourself to our Spa, decorated in gold leaf and with large Fortuny-style chandeliers, and discover our rooms and Suites, each with its own distinctive charm and breathtaking views.
The hotel stores a rich collection of antiques that belongs to the Beggiato family, Venetian hoteliers who manage this special place with true love and dedication.
Today, Metropole Hotel boasts over 2000 antiques, exhibited in a museum-like manner: 19th-century business card holders, evening clutch purses dating back to the Belle Époque, quirky corkscrews and nutcrackers, as well as one of the most complete Italian collections of Crucifixes and a whole floor dedicated exclusively to majestic and unique folding
The Metropole is situated along Riva degli Schiavoni, next to Chiesa della Pietà church and just a few steps away from Piazza San Marco, the Giardini della Biennale gardens and the city’s major tourist attractions. An amazing location, overlooking the Venetian Lagoon with breathtaking views from its rooms and suites.
Past and present connected by Music
- 1500 the building that is now known as the Metropole Hotel appeared for the first time on one of Jacopo De Barbari’s maps
- 1686 the space that now hosts our Orientalbar was the oratory where Antonio Vivaldi gave music lessons and composed his greatest masterpieces
- 1880 the building became home to Casa Kirsch and then to Albergo Metropole, at the beginning of the 20th century
- 1895 – 1901 Sigmund Freud, Marcel Proust and Thomas Mann stayed at the hotel
- 1942-1945 the hotel was turned into a military hospital
- 1968 after a long restoration process, the hotel was acquired by Pierluigi and Elisabeth Beggiato, a historic family of hoteliers. Today, their daughter Gloria is on the front line of managing this special place with her unmistakable charm, passion and tenacity
- Music is the heart and soul of this hotel: Mick Jones, Lou Reed, Patty Smith, Jovanotti, Patti Pravo, Lenny Kravitz, Skunk Anansie, Grace Jones, Giovanni Allevi
Rooms & Suites
With their own distinctive charm and breathtaking views, all rooms and suites of the Metropole are decorated to the highest standards, boasting unique antiques and authentic handcrafted Venetian artefacts.
Exclusive lagoon-view Damasco Suite
Overlooking the hotel’s main façade, this magnificently intriguing suite offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Venetian lagoon and San Giorgio Island. Its precious décor is inspired by the Orient, with silver and mother-of-pearl mosaics, Bevilacqua fabrics and Fortuny chandeliers.
An exclusive “Hammam” Turkish bath, as well as a seductive mosaic-tiled bath in the lounge, create an unforgettable ambience. Flooded with natural light and featuring a wide window, the main bathroom delights guests with a comfortable, spacious shower, whereas the lavatories are in a separate room.
There is also a second bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with an ice-cold bottle of wine and a candlelit atmosphere to celebrate the beginning of their unforgettable stay in Venice.
Suite with lagoon-view terrace
Indulge in the breathtaking view of the heart of the lagoon and of Venice’s rooftops from the beautiful altana, the traditional Venetian wooden terrace, that magically turns into the perfect location for aperitifs at sunset.
Although all suites have their own distinctive style, what they truly stand out for are peculiar luxurious details, period furniture and exclusive “Hammam” Turkish baths.
Lagoon-view junior suite
Precious, warm and intimate, these suites overlook the hotel’s main façade and offer an astonishing panoramic view of Venice’s lagoon and San Giorgio Island.
Antiques and period furniture are its main elements of décor, and a lounge corner makes this suite even cosier. In one of our lagoon-view Junior Suites, our guests can admire the original design from the Sixties, with its rare authentic furniture and Jacuzzi® bath.
The marble or mosaic-tiled bathrooms feature comfortable baths, and are flooded with natural light thanks to a large window with breathtaking views of the Venetian lagoon.
Our canal-view Deluxe rooms are comfortable, elegant and offer evocative views of the side canal.
They are preciously decorated with original period furniture, authentic details and, in some cases, boast an exquisitely elegant, Oriental-inspired décor. The bathrooms, either Italian marble or mosaic-tiled, are provided with a comfortable shower or bath.
Oriental Bar & Bistrot
With its retro soul and speakeasy savoir-faire, loved by musicians and artists, Metropole Hotel’s Oriental Bar & Bistrot is the perfect place to indulge in exquisite drinks prepared with art and elegance, and to taste traditional Venetian cuisine with an intriguing twist of aromas and spices.
The décor is unique: 19th-century Thai armours, a site-specific art masterpiece signed by artist Joseph Kosuth, as well as soft, deep red velvet sofas.
Drinks and Cocktails
The greatest, timeless bartending classics blend with the most intriguing and refined cocktails. Bitters prepared with secret recipes are added to our Signature selection, and our Martini Cocktails, prepared right at your table, are an absolute must.
The Oriental Bar & Bistrot’s cuisine has crafted a simple yet striking, remarkable menu. Our thyme and marjoram-grated scallops can’t be missed out on, just like our delicious nibbles inspired by both Venetian and Oriental cuisine, to be enjoyed with a glass of our finest bubbles. All our baked goods are homemade daily by our Chef.
Oriental Bar Garden
An exotic garden with fragrant jasmines, palm and citrus trees. From April to October, Oriental Bar Garden is hosted in a charming outdoor space with a 16th-century puteal, a lovely Orangerie, white linen and a white gazebo. Peace and discretion, tucked away in a green oasis in the heart of Venice.
Our special Oriental Bar dinners welcome guests to indulge in an unforgettable, candlelit ambience with season-inspired décor, music and fine, exquisite dining experiences, paired with the wines that bring out the best of our cuisine.
The Metropole’s Spa is the perfect place to unwind and get pampered while enjoying the relaxing power of water. Refulgent mosaics, gold leaf décor, dim lights, marble and majestic columns welcome guests to indulge in a warm and intimate ambience that recalls ancient Hammams.
A precious, exclusive experience in a candlelit ambience with aromatic essential oils and soothing warm steam that will restore your body and mind. Our Spa experience includes:
- Heated swimming pool with hydromassage and water jets (temperature: 37 °C during winter and 28° C during summer, depth: 135 cm);
- Hammam with a small round window that offers lovely views of a characteristic Venetian canal;
- Shower with chromotherapy;
- Ice waterfall;
- Fire and flames to warm up the atmosphere
Massages, treatments and rituals
Our Spa Therapist is at your complete disposal and will craft a bespoke treatment or suggest the perfect couple’s massage, blending Eastern and Western techniques to suit your needs. List of 2020-2021 massages, treatments and rituals.
Our expertise and professionalism come together to honour and celebrate your special occasions. Every cocktail party, exclusive dinner, fairy tale wedding and Metropole event is a pure expression of style, timeless ambience, impeccable service and cuisine and bespoke entertainment to suit the needs of our clients.
Fairy tale weddings
Celebrate your union in an unforgettable setting in Venice, the city of lovers. From your proposal to the celebration and the first wedding night – you can count on us to make your dreams come true on your special day!
A vast choice of tours that will guide you as you discover the most authentic side of Venice. For further information, please refer to our Head Concierge, who will gladly arrange your experience and carefully perfect every single detail. You must have an active room reservation in order to access this service.
Mystical Venice – San Francesco del Deserto
A historic and cultural guided tour to San Francesco del Deserto, the extraordinary island-monastery situated north of the Venetian Lagoon.
Venice at sunset – Aperitif aboard
A luxurious water taxi will show you the city’s most picturesque corners, surrounded by the breathtaking magic of an unforgettable sunset at the Venetian Lagoon.
Venice and its secret gardens
An exclusive walking tour to discover the city’s nature and architecture, with an exceptional guide.
Venice and craftsmanship – Tessiture Luigi Bevilacqua
A guided tour of one of Europe’s most ancient weaving workshop, where the precious Soprarizzo velvet is still woven with the original 18th-century looms.