Sina Centurion Palace
Here-and-now design on the Grand Canal
What it is
A contemporary option for lovers of art and design.
What it isn't
A traditional Venetian hotel with Renaissance styling.
What we think
Don’t be fooled by the Gothic exterior of this hotel. The Centurion Palace’s quirky, contemporary design makes it a unique choice among Venice luxury hotels. By quirky, we mean installations like the nine-foot-tall, 600-pound lollipop at the canalside entrance, a work by Los Angeles artist Desire Obtain Cherish. Each of the 50 rooms and suites is uniquely designed with bold color schemes, dramatic oversize furniture and bright modern art. Unique touches—a floating staircase here, an upholstered bed canopy there—are counterbalanced by restored historic touches, like a marble fireplace or wood ceiling beams. The striking bathrooms are wrapped in gold leaf walls and have sleek white plumbing fixtures. It’s definitely a departure from the Old World style of some of Venice’s more established hotels—as is the warm, charming service. But just take a look out the window for the familiar gondolas on the Grand Canal and the spire of the Campanile de San Marco.
You're here because
For you, Venice is about contemporary art and design, not Rubelli fabrics or Tiepolo frescoes.
Fresh from a visit to the Guggenheim and its incredible collection of Picassos and Braques, you settle in for a bellini on the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal.
Restaurants & Bars
Antinoo's Lounge & Restaurant - Grand Canal view and terrace with Italian and International cuisine.
On the Grand Canal in Dorsoduro, directly across from the Gritti Palace and Piazza San Marco, smack between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Punta della Dogana gallery.