Ca Maria Adele
In artsy Dorsoduro – home of the Peggy Guggenheim collection and the floating gallery of Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova – this renovated 16th-Century palazzo sits behind the famous domed church of Santa Maria della Salute. Just a short hop on a vaporetto to the lively crowds of St Mark's Square, this tiny residence is exceptionally exclusive, hidden in one of Venice's most tranquil quarters. Set just off the famous Grand Canal, a private water entrance masterfully hides this grown-up boutique bolthole from any prying eyes.
Decadently eclectic and indulgently detail-rich, this retreat is one of Venice's most romantic hotels. Step off the hotel's private mooring deck and you're instantly enveloped into its inspired retro-chic design. Floating couches perch deceptively above internal lit-up waterways in reception, while an exposed brick lounge impresses with its snug design and enticing canal-level views. For alternative views of the Salute's Basilica, head to the saffron hues of the Moroccan Terrace – an exotic open-air courtyard which can double up as a delightful open-air breakfast setting on request.
Head upstairs to find an eclectic mismatch of rooms and suites, each one a discreet nod to the city's rich history and heritage. For an original take on classic Venetian style, subtle golden tones complement the dark wood furnishings in the hotel's smaller Deluxe Rooms. For a room with a statement, head to one of the hotel's five Concept Rooms, each one a creative blend of decadent colours and a unique theme or design. On the top floors, the two lavish suites look over superb views of Venice's rooftops. Choose Suite 336 for an original in-room bath, or opt for the furnished terrace in Suite 339, which offers a gorgeous private view of the Salute's domes.