Venice, Italy, Europe
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A unique luxury boutique privately owned hotel in Venice.  Ideally located facing the lagoon only a two minute walk from St Marks Square home to the Doges Palace and the Basilica.  The Metropole is a smart choice for anyone wishing to immerse themselves into the history and culture of the City. Full of rich history, once an orphange where Vivaldi would come and teach the children to play music it is said that much of the inspiration from his music was from his time spent here listening to the sounds of the children.  The Metropole is proud of its heritage which is reflected in the eclectic collections throughout the hotel.  Decorated in traditional Venetian style with the...
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In Venice the dense wealth of stunning architecture blossoms from every watery alcove and the Metropole has taken advantage of this exclusive aroma to create an interior that would simply not work anywhere else in the world. If you're looking for contemporary, sleek design then the Metropole is probably not for you; it is a hotel unapologetically steeped in its thunderous history and is consequently lavished in antique furnishings - all originals - which allow the hotel to exude it's character without restriction.

                Upon entrance you will notice the gothic tone; the scent of incense surrounding the lobby is a welcome break from the sweltering stench of the streaming streets outside. Despite the loud and impressive decor, the low light ensures the secrecy and hushed ease enveloping the lobby is retained. In sync with this welcoming atmosphere are the infinitely friendly staff, always eager to help and suggest interesting points of interest within the city. 

                Breakfast is served in a typically charming Venetian room, embellished with resplendent furnishings to create a stately environment. The hotel's private garden is a sumptuous, green oasis amid the cobbled walkways and acts as an ideal setting for a morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. Adjacent to this is the gazebo: a plush lounge area, with cloud like sofas and cushions for relaxation.  As the building itself dates back to 15th century all rooms are different sizes and the Metropole has seized the opportunity to enhance these differences by decorating each room uniquely, allowing each space to encapsulate Venetian charm whilst preserving the attributes of the original structure. So much so that each floor contains a different motif running through it, with every space being filled with the profusely affluent decor.

                Their Oriental Bar carries its own jazz era buzz, serving a wild mix of ravishing cocktails in addition to hosting a tea ceremony daily from 3-5. The soft melancholy music playing in the background enriches the atmosphere, allowing you to truly engulf yourself in an authentic Venice experience. In addition to this, the Metropole is blessed with an ideal location overlooking the luminescent mouth of the grand canal, only a 5 minute walk to Venice's cultural epicentre, St Mark's Square. Nevertheless, to truly unearth the essence of Venice it is important to look past the regal attractions by taking time to explore its true treasures that are not so easily found. Allow yourself time to traverse through the tangled labyrinth of tapered networks to homely patisseries and quaint cafes. These excursions juxtaposed with the grandeur of historical landmarks as well as the Metropole's own extravagant presence will leave you completely swept up and more than satisfied.  





Tour/sightseeing desk Wakeup service Currency exchange Housekeeping - daily Restaurant Casino Security Doctor on call Playground Accessible facilities Buffet breakfast Photocopy center Fire safety compliant Lounges/bars Late check out guarantee Business center Lobby coffee service Airline desk Business center Airport shuttle service Concierge desk 24-hour front desk Audio visual equipment Shuttle to local attractions Translation services Outgoing fax complimentary Beverage/cocktail Computer Phone services Express check-out Parking fee managed by hotel Conference suite Shuttle to local businesses Onsite laundry Laundry/Valet service Catering services Child programs Complimentary shoeshine Wireless internet connection in public areas Local calls Massage services Incoming fax complimentary On-Site parking Children welcome Storage space Computer rental Air conditioning Newspaper Pets allowed Wireless internet connection Parking Interior corridors Full service housekeeping Valet same day dry cleaning On-site business center Bell staff/porter Secretarial service Safe deposit box Exterior corridors Turndown service Children's play area Fax service

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The Metropole is a hotel completely enveloped in its own unique and unapologetic style. Each floor is densely decorated with its own theme and the rich colours of its interior implies a history equally as deep and complex. It is a cultural attraction in itself and its close proximity to St Mark's Square means easy access for sightseeing. The cosiness of the rooms is refreshing after a long day scouting the city.