Metropole Hotel Venice
Metropole Hotel Venice is located on the Riva Degli Schiavoni and faces directly onto the water. It's a great base for you to explore Venice. However, it's just far enough away from the sights so that it is quiet. Just a few minutes away from the Palazzo Ducale Venice, St Marks Basilica and The Doges Palace Venice. It's one bridge from St. Mark's square and all the restaurants and shops you wish to visit. Transportation by water bus, water taxi or Gondola is easily accessible.
The decor of Metropole Hotel Venice is truly Venetian and very interesting. All decor and furniture is antique, and was chosen by the owner. Being at this hotel is like being in a museum. Every floor is decorated with collections of unique objects such as fans, crucifixes and even corkscrews. Some people may find it a bit overwhelming. However, I feel it adds to the character of the hotel.
As with many European hotels, the rooms are small but very clean. Classically decorated, quiet and very comfortable. The beds are very comfortable. The linen and towels in the bathroom are top quality, and changed every day.
The staff is without exception, friendly and courteous. Charming and eager to please. Their English is excellent.
The Oriental bar is a fabulous retreat from the hustle and bustle. They serve some truly delightful cocktails.
There is a Michelin starred restaurant on the premise. Met Restaurant offers a marvelous culinary experience. The tasting menu is amazing (expensive, but definitely worth it). The chef and his waiting staff are attentive and informative. They all worked together to create an unforgettable evening. They certainly deserve the recognition.
You can enjoy the inner garden every night for a glass of wine and tranquility after a long day exploring this magical city.
Metropole Hotel Venice provides a free boat ride to Murano Island Venice to see how traditional glass making is done.