The Novecento is unlike any other hotel you’ll find in Venice. Eccentric Spanish designer Mariano Fortuny called Venice home in the late 19th century, and his legacy is preserved here. The entire property has decided influence from north African and Middle Eastern traditions, creating a fresh take on Fortuny’s work.
There may not be a restaurant onsite, but the Novecento’s room rates do include breakfast, a homemade affair which can be served in the leafy courtyard, weather permitting. Tea, coffee, and light snacks are also available for free throughout the day in the hotel’s cozy living area, while an honesty bar serves up wine and spirits.
With two stepped bridges lying between the Novecento and its nearest vaporetto stop, this tucked away boutique hotel is best populated by light packers and strong walkers. The quiet alley it calls home belies its close proximity to one of Venice’s busiest areas: the San Marco-Accademmia thoroughfare.