The charm of a bygone Venice
Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido blends Italian majesty with an exotic touch and over time it has become a true symbol of the city and one of its traditional attractions. With its exclusive golden beaches and sea view terraces, it embodies all the old-world charm and glamour of the Lido.
Built directly on the waterfront, the exterior is reminiscent of a Venetian Renaissance palace, complete with an onion-domed golden tower. Inside, the hotel is an intriguing blend of Belle Époque architecture and touches of North African design including a fountain in the courtyard, arched entrances, elaborate chandeliers and jewel-toned fabrics – a mix that creates a sumptuous and glamorous 1950s atmosphere.
It’s in a strategic location, providing a shuttle service that allows you to reach Venice in a few minutes and then return to peacefulness and enchantment on the island of Lido. You will be worlds away from the crowds of tourists yet very close to the beating heart of the city. Unsurprisingly, the hotel is a popular destination for celebrities coming to the lagoon for the Film Festival. Guests have included the likes of Winston Churchill, John Steinbeck and the Aga Khan.