ABOVE: A view of the island church of San
Giorgio Maggiore from the Hotel Metropole. INSET BELOW: A table on a
Five-star luxury hotel.
Location: On the
Riva degli Schiavoni, just above the Piazza San Marco overlooking St.
Mark's Basin. Closest
Alilaguna Airport Boat
stop: San Zaccaria.
want a deluxe hotel on the Venice waterfront, but the Danieli seems a
bit too obvious or overpriced.
The Hotel Metropole is about 1/3 km from the Piazza San Marco, on the
waterfront overlooking the Riva degli Schiavoni waterfront near (but not
immediately behind) the San Zaccaria and Pietà
waterbus stops. The public rooms and guestrooms are furnished in
traditional style, with period pieces and collections of antique
objets d'art in the lobby to remind you that you're a long way from
the Omaha Hilton. Other amenities include a "citrus garden" with palm
trees and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
In the first image, the Hotel Metropole is near the
right side of the frame, just before the last bridge. The Piazza San
Marco, St. Mark's Basilica, and the Doge's Palace are about 350
meters to the left of the hotel.
In the close-up photo, the Metropole is in the
center, just to the right of the Santa Maria della Pietà
(or della Visitazione) church.