Aquarius is situated in the Santa Croce district, far away from the mass tourism. The palace overlooks San Giacomo dell’Orio square, an authentic island in the town, living in every moment of the day, where it is still possible to enjoy the true Venetian life among people still speaking Venetian dialect and where survive shops, nice typical restaurants and bars. The San Giacomo dell’Orio church, one of the oldest churches in Venice, frames this small popular and traditional corner.
AQUARIUS is located inside the historical palace *Pemma- Zambelli . Crossed the large internal courtyard, at the center of which you can note a real well, you’ll reach the nice garden and the private water door giving access to the hotel from a typical Venetian canal.
The interiors have an essential, but warm design, predominately of hazelnut, Havana and cream shades. The inner space is characterized by exposed bricks and stones, wood details, glass and gilded metal. The very comfortable 27 rooms and the 5 Apartments have a contemporary furnishing, embellished by glassware, Murano chandeliers , artistic pictures and decorative elements, exclusively created by local artists and craftsmen.
To emphasize the Aquarius policy, that pays attention to the ecosystem and to the enhancement of the territory, at the entrance of the hotel two large aquariums, filled with sea water, reproducing the habitat of the Lagoon have been installed in collaboration with specialists from the Natural History Museum of Venice.
Why Aquarius Hotel?
Discover the Hall
As already observed by others, the Venice map resembles a fish lying on the water. Inspired by this image, Aquarius likes to highlight the peculiar characteristic of this unique town, built on the water and from the water surrounded, where the canals reflect the facades of the buildings and magnificent palaces.
Entering from the main door, the attention is captured by the two huge aquariums, precious chests containing fishes and shellfish of the Lagoon. The aquariums converse with a precious Murano glass lighting installation representing a spectacular jellyfish dance stretching along the entire hall ceiling.
Discover our Lounges
In wintertime the bar service is provided in the Zambelli hall. You will find convivial spaces furnished with modern couches, chairs and comfortable seats.
In the morning our buffet breakfast is served in the Pemma hall. Both frescoed salons decorated with spectacular glass chandeliers are situated on the noble floor and look over Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio, offering you a unique and fascinating view of the city.
Had a beautiful stay at this hotel in Venice. Stayed for 3 days in a twin room, lovely decor and exceptionally clean. Staff were fantastic and couldn’t do enough for us! Hotel within good walking distance of all amenities and tourist attractions. Would definitely stay again!
Megan, March 5, 2020
We were one of first guests as hotel was opened on the day we arrived. Friendly staff made us feeling very welcome, everything was perfect definitely would come back, highly recommend:)
Wiktoria, February 21 2020
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Rooms & Suite
The rooms and the Suite differ in size, style and finish. Aquarius offers a high level of comfort. Each room is enhanced by artworks and Venetian craftsmanship, which make it unique and create a bond with the city.
The place has preserved the story and soul of the city and it is a small living area of Venice, rich in traditions. San Giacomo dell’Orio is a beautiful area with a great architectural layout that combines the old and the new.
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Everything here is suspended between earth and water. Aquarius is not a hotel, but a true Venetian house that reflects the colors and atmosphere of the lagoon. It is a tribute to the city on the water, and we want to celebrate it with you making your stay unique and unforgettable.