Located right on Venice Lido beach, the Hotel Excelsior is an exclusive luxury resort and masterpiece of Venetian architecture dating back to the early 1900s. The prestigious five-star luxury hotel was built to echo the Iberian Moresque style of the city's heyday and is reminiscent of a fabulous Venetian Renaissance palace. Set on a strip of golden sand the Hotel Excelsior is ideal for family holidays, romantic getaways. A free regular boat service transports guests across the lagoon to St Mark's Square.
The Excelsior was refurbished in 2013 with the addition of a gym. The 197 spacious guest rooms come with all a plasma-screen satellite TV and a minibar. Some rooms overlook the Adriatic Sea, others have panoramic views across to Venice, and other overlook the Moorish courtyard.
Chef Antonino Sanna, hones her creative flair using local ingredients to produce traditional Mediterranean fare and regional specialties in the Ristorante Tropicana. Spring and autumn welcomes diners inside for sea views whilst seated under the spectacular chandeliers and wooden beams. In summer months the outdoor private terrace, faces the sea for candlelit dinners with the soothing tones of waves lapping the shore. More informal dininng beneath brick arches can be found in La Taverna, overlooking the beach. Bars are appropriately positioned both pool and beachside for daytime refreshments. Blue Bar is the evening haunt for a cocktail or an “Excelsior Spritz” with live music.
A large heated outdoor swimming pool awaits post sightseeing. However, is it's the Excelsior's location on the Lido - a strip of golden sand, looking out over the Adriatic Sea that gives unique prestige to this hotel. The luxurious white beach cabanas and personal service, have been attracting movie stars and personalities over the years, making it an exclusive beach destination to see and be seen.