Palazzo Papadopoli Calle Tiepolo
1364 30125 San Polo Venezia
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Ms. Claudia Schwarze
5-star luxury lifestyle
History & Story
The Palazzo was built in the 16th century by the Coccina family and became the seat of the Papadopoli family during the 18th century. The Piano Nobile, on the second floor, features frescoes, beautiful mirrors and chandeliers, creating a unique and enchanting atmosphere. A historic library can be found on the fourth floor, alongside a lofty-ceilinged lounge with a grand piano and views of the Grand Canal. The third floor is dedicated to the Spa, whilst guests who climb to the fifth floor will find a terrace overlooking the roofs of Venice. A rarity in Venice, the property also features two beautiful gardens, one of which faces the Grand Canal and offers a wonderful place to enjoy the magical Venetian atmosphere.
The building underwent a complete restoration in 2011, led by a team of architects from Dottor Group. The interior was designed by Jean Michel Gathy, supported by Mr Denniston’s team.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The main characteristic of the hotel is the fact that it is an historical building offering a unique service based on the Aman philosophy. Guests feel at home away from home. The service is highly personalised.
The Palazzo is located in the San Polo area, a quiet and central district of the city from where you can reach Saint Mark’s square. The Rialto Bridge is just 5 minutes walking from the Palazzo and in 20 minutes you can reach the railway station and Piazzale Roma.
Key sites/activities in the area
San Polo is one of the most historic districts and is full of handicraft shops. Museums and historical buildings are reachable on foot or by water taxi in 10-20 minutes.
The property does not have a children’s club but our youngest guests are very welcome and can find tailor made activities thanks to our Concierge team.
24 accommodations in total divided in 3 categories:
• Palazzo Bedroom: looking on to the back garden
• Palazzo Chamber Luminoso : south-facing, filled with natural light and either looking over the historical garden or with partial Grand Canal views
• Palazzo Chamber Alfresco : varying in size from 49-61 square metres (527-656 square feet), containing beautiful historical frescoes
• Palazzo Stanza: varying in size from 57 to 89 square meters (613-958 square feet)
In addition we have 5 signature accommodations:
• Sansovino stanza, with a beautiful 18th century fireplace and rich ceiling
• Maddalena stanza, with a gorgeous view of the Canal Grande and decorated with a delicate grey tapestry
• Papadopoli stanza: bathroom and bedroom decorated with 19th century frescoes and a wonderful view on the Canal Grande
• Alcova Tiepolo Suite, well-known for its Chinese decorations in the living room and the grandiose fresco by Gian Battista Tiepolo in the bedroom
• Grande Canal Suite, the largest suite of the property located on the facade of the building and facing directly on the Grand Canal.
Restaurants & Bars
A sweeping staircase rises through two levels to the piano nobile, where the Ballroom looks out over the Grand Canal and leads to the Blue Bar and the Yellow and Red Dining Rooms. The former, with a magnificent fireplace and Cesare Rotta ceiling mural, overlooks the canal, while the latter features silk wall coverings and views of the hotel’s canal-side garden, where an alfresco dining venue is available in summer months. The restaurants are overseen by Chef de Cuisine, Andrea Torre, working closely with Aman Venice’s Michelin Star creative consultant, David Oldani.
The Spa is located on the third floor and is accessed via a private staircase. It exudes the atmosphere of a secret sanctuary, providing three single treatment rooms, each with a dressing area and bathroom. There is also a small gym on the fourth floor, offering commanding views of the city’s skyline.
Corporate & Celebration Events
In a city of grand romantic gestures, Aman Venice caters to small and large occasions, from weddings to private celebrations. Exquisite cuisine is a signature of the hotel, with Michelin-starred Chef Davide Oldani available to provide personalised menus for private dinners and grand banquets. From the gracious Piano Nobile and its unrivalled views of the Grand Canal, to elegant dining rooms and salons with historic architectural details, Aman Venice provides period elegance for the most sophisticated and memorable of events.
Extra Notable Features
With exclusive access, guests can enjoy an evening of opera at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, in Aman Venice’s private box.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
Le Guide De L’Espresso – One Hat – I Ristorante D’Italia
Conde Nast Traveler, Gold List 2017
Wedding Awards Russia 2016, The Best Hotel for Wedding Abroad
La Guida Espresso, Best Restaurant Guide
Conde Nast Traveller – Readers Travel Awards, Top 10 Hotels in Venice
Andrew Harper, Reader’s Choice Awards 2016