Il Palazzo Experimental: Hotel in Venice
On the edge of the lagoon facing a ballet of gondolas, the colorful Il Palazzo Experimental hotel opened its doors in the summer of 2019.
The hotel that is shaking up Venice
Located in the Dorsoduro district of Venice, the hotel occupies a Renaissance style palace that was formerly a mansion and in the 1950s, headquarters of the Italian shipping company, Adriatica.
The palace was renovated and decorated in collaboration with interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon. The Experimental Group‘s latest hotel is making waves in the Serenissima’s hotel scene . Il Palazzo Experimental was designed to be “deeply rooted” in its Venetian setting. The original architectural elements have been preserved: beams, high ceilings, Gothic windows, solid wood doors. The ensemble is a mix of more contemporary elements such as brushed aluminum, brass, and iconic Memphis style pieces. An audacious alliance that blends with local craftsmanship, shown in the marble, terrazzo, marquetry, Marmorino walls, fabrics, and a colorful palette of sunny shades of terracotta. Stripes are used throughout the hotel as a subtle allusion to gondoliers’ outfits.
The hotel has 28 rooms and 4 plush suites, each designed in a mix of warm and cool tones. The bathrooms are unique, each with different colored marble, enameled tiles, and lacquered wood furniture.
On the first floor, the Adriatica restaurant with its terrace overlooking the Giudecca canal, serves revisited Italian cuisine in a timeless yet eclectic decor. The cocktail bar, designed by Cristina Celestino, features antique mirrors and marble accents to create a special Venetian mood. The hotel also has a secret garden, a rooftop terrace and a private dock in the back.
Il Palazzo Experimental is THE new, trendy address to stay in Venice.
We love Il Palazzo Experimental for:
Double room from 160 € per night during low season.