Venice, a captivating and magical  city which strikes the eye and moves the heart. Our hot tip is to escape the crowds and visit Venice when it’s off-peak – perhaps in Spring or Autumn, when the city empties out. The Metropole Hotel is a spellbinding property – a 16th Century Palazzo located just minutes from St. Marks Square and overlooking one of the city’s most famous lagoons – that is true to this magic and is steeped in rich history. After all, Vivaldi compose ‘The Four Seasons’ here; and Mann wrote the ‘Death in Venice’. The Metropole offers you emotions involving all the senses. Eccentric, warm, eclectic, a place where the décor becomes an emotional experience, where each detail tells a story.


1. Take time to around you, the owner’s own antiques collection is based in this hotel and many of the pieces are priceless and tell fabulous stories.

2. Have a drink at the Oriental Bar, unique to Venice because of its atmosphere, harking back to a time when Venice was a centre for trade of spices.

3. Take part in the tea-rite from October to March each year – tea time becomes a real ceremony here. Try the white Nepalese Himalayan Shangri-La tea.

4. Dine at Met Restaurant, a place devoted to nature and to the changes in seasons. It has a Michelin star!

5. Choose from just 67 stunning suites – we loved the views of the lagoon, but garden view rooms are equally as stunning.

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