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In a city where space is a luxury, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani has no rivals. It is located in historic buildings surrounded by gardens at the tip of Giudecca Island, and enjoys wonderful views across the water to St. Mark's Square.
Giudecca was once full of gardens which provided a peaceful retreat for the Venetian nobility, and the Belmond Hotel Cipriani fulfils a similar function for modern-day visitors wishing to escape the crowded main island. There are a variety of rooms overlooking the gardens or lagoon, and two 15th-century palazzos house some truly stunning suites - the ultimate rooms with a view.
Facilities include an Olympic size swimming pool with filtered seawater, and a clay tennis court - the only one in central Venice. The hotel even has its own vineyard, which still produces wine for the Belmond Hotel Cipriani's cellars. The restaurants offer formal and informal dining, either indoors or outdoors on terraces or in the gardens. In-room dining is also available, and there is a cocktail bar and an elegant piano bar.