Metropole Hotel

Venice, Italy

The Metropole Hotel is situated along Riva degli Schiavoni, next to Chiesa della Pietà church and just a few steps away from Piazza San Marco, the Giardini della Biennale gardens and the city’s major tourist attractions. The place that is now the Hotel Metropole, has a long historical background. A painting by De Barbari dating back to 1500 documents the existence of a building corresponding to that of the Hotel. In that period the long area of the Riva degli Schiavoni, anciently named "della Pietà", accommodated one of the major orphanages of Venice, a place of assistance reserved for orphanages of Venice, a place of assistance reserved for orphans and women. Towards the end of the XVII century, the Metropole palace became enriched by a small church where Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) usually gave lessons to the young girls, who were staying in the orphanage. It was really between 1703 and 1740 that the master composed some of his most celebrated masterpieces: L'Estro Armonico op. III, concerts and Four Seasons "Quattro stagioni".

A Venetian soul with an Oriental twist
An intense ambience with candlelit spaces and scents of black pepper permeates Metropole, a hotel that escapes traditional luxury clichés and expresses its personality through an eclectic décor, old mirrors, rugs from the Far East, red velvets and antique collections. Indulge in the beauty of our exotic garden, perfect for summer breakfasts and aperitifs, treat yourself to our Spa, decorated in gold leaf and with large Fortuny-style chandeliers, and discover our rooms and Suites, each with its own distinctive charm and breathtaking views.

Wunderkammer antiques
The hotel stores a rich collection of antiques that belongs to the Beggiato family, Venetian hoteliers who manage this special place with true love and dedication. Today, Metropole Hotel boasts over 2000 antiques, exhibited in a museum-like manner: 19th-century business card holders, evening clutch purses dating back to the Belle Époque, quirky corkscrews and nutcrackers, as well as one of the most complete Italian collections of Crucifixes and a whole floor dedicated exclusively to majestic and unique folding fans.

Past and present connected by Music
1500 the building that is now known as the Metropole Hotel appeared for the first time on one of Jacopo De Barbari’s maps
1686 the space that now hosts our Orientalbar was the oratory where Antonio Vivaldi gave music lessons and composed his greatest masterpieces
1880 the building became home to Casa Kirsch and then to Albergo Metropole, at the beginning of the 20th century
1895 - 1901 Sigmund Freud, Marcel Proust and Thomas Mann stayed at the hotel
1942-1945 the hotel was turned into a military hospital
1968 after a long restoration process, the hotel was acquired by Pierluigi and Elisabeth Beggiato, a historic family of hoteliers. Today, their daughter Gloria is on the front line of managing this special place with her unmistakable charm, passion and tenacity
Music is the heart and soul of this hotel: Mick Jones, Lou Reed, Patty Smith, Jovanotti, Patti Pravo, Lenny Kravitz, Skunk Anansie, Grace Jones, Giovanni Allevi, Vinicio Capossela & many others chose Hotel Metropole for its attentive service & discretion.

Oriental Bar & Bistrot
With its retro soul and speakeasy savoir-faire, loved by musicians and artists, Metropole Hotel’s Oriental Bar & Bistrot is the perfect place to indulge in exquisite drinks prepared with art and elegance, and to taste traditional Venetian cuisine with an intriguing twist of aromas and spices. The décor is unique: 19th-century Thai armours, a site-specific art masterpiece signed by artist Joseph Kosuth, as well as soft, deep red velvet sofas.

Our Cuisine
The Oriental Bar & Bistrot's cuisine has crafted a simple yet striking, remarkable menu."Garden Vegetables" is a dish that can’t be missed out, just like the tasting of small appetizers in the "Veneziani" and "Oriental" versions, to be enjoyed with a glass of our finest bubbles. All our baked goods are homemade daily by our Chef.

Drinks and Cocktails
Our wine cellar stores countless bottles. The greatest, timeless bartending classics blend with the most intriguing and refined cocktails. Bitters prepared with secret recipes are added to our Signature selection, and our Martini Cocktails, prepared right at your table, are an absolute must.

Oriental Bar Garden
An exotic garden with fragrant jasmines, palm and citrus trees. From April to October, Oriental Bar Garden is hosted in a charming outdoor space with a 16th-century puteal, a lovely Orangerie, white linen and a white gazebo. Peace and discretion, tucked away in a green oasis in the heart of Venice.

An exclusive spa experience
A precious, exclusive experience in a candlelit ambience with aromatic essential oils and soothing warm steam that will restore your body and mind.

Our Spa experience includes:
Heated swimming pool with hydromassage and water jets (temperature: 37 °C during winter and 28° C during summer, depth: 135 cm);
Hammam with a small round window that offers lovely views of a characteristic Venetian canal;
Shower with chromotherapy;
Ice waterfall;
Fire and flames to warm up the atmosphere.

Massages, treatments and rituals
Our Spa Therapist is at your complete disposal and will craft a bespoke treatment or suggest the perfect couple’s massage, blending Eastern and Western techniques to suit your needs.

Information – our services
Check-in 15:00 Check-out 12:00
56 rooms, 11 suites with breathtaking views
1 flat with views of San Giorgio Maggiore Island
Bespoke concierge service
Night room service
Free WiFi
Tea & Coffee Facilities upon request
Pet-friendly with special kit (upon request)
Laundry Service
Metropole Boutique
Private jetty for water taxi arrivals
Orientalbar – open every day
Giardino degli Agrumi (Citrus Garden) and Orangerie
Breakfast in the garden from April to October
Early Morning Breakfast
Spa & Wellness for exclusive use – open every day
Bespoke treatments and massages
Suite with private Hammam
Suite with lagoon-view terrace
Meeting Room for 80 people
Location for private events
More than 2000 original antiques
Site-specific contemporary piece of art by artist Joseph Kosuth, situated in the Orientalbar
Smoking areas in the garden

Call or e-mail for rates and availability

Classic Double
Deluxe Double
Deluxe Lagoon View
Junior Suite
Junior Suite Lagoon View
Exclusive Suite Canal View
Exclusive Suite Lagoon View
*Rates Include VAT, Service, and Italian Style Buffet Breakfast.

Client Comments

"Such a fabulous experience and a beautiful courtyard."

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