Perfectly located between St Mark’s and the Accademia bridge, the Novecento is slightly off the tourist trail in a quiet alleyway.
Each of the nine rooms is individually decorated, with an attractive mix of Oriental and Mediterranean furniture and fittings, and mainly earthy colours on walls and in fabrics.
Kilims dot colour around the polished wooden floors, while furniture from Indonesia and fabrics from Pakistan adorn the public spaces and bedrooms. There’s a cosy reading room, and a little walled garden. Art exhibitions are often held here.
Eating and drinking
A generous breakfast is served in the garden whenever possible.
Guests have access to the gym (extra charge) at the Flora, another hotel nearby owned by the same family.
The Romanelli family have run hotels in Venice for over four decades and their experience shows in the relaxed, professional, friendly way guests here are treated.
Who stays there
With its ethnic décor and laid-back friendliness, the Novecento appeals to a young-ish crowd of culture-seekers. It’s a lovely hideaway for couples on romantic breaks.
Check for cheap mid-week offers.
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Elegant, ethnic décor
- Friendly, relaxed atmosphere
- Quiet street near St Mark’s and the Accademia
- Location handy for sights
- Only the palazzo itself reminds you you’re in Venice