Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Luxury Hotel with Restaurant
Overlooking Grand Canal
Only when you book with Chic
Located in the artsy Dorsoduro district just a short walk from two of Venice’s best galleries, Sina Centurion Palace is perfect for art-lovers looking for a peaceful retreat away from the more touristy areas. Housed in the late 19th-century Palazzo Genovese, the décor is refreshingly contemporary, with a bold use of white and red in the common areas. The restaurant has an enchanting terrace on the Grand Canal, perfect for sitting back with a chilled aperitif while watching gondolas whisking through the evocative waterways of the Floating City.
Antinoo’s Lounge & Restaurant at Sina Centurion serves dishes inspired by traditional Venetian flavours. Don’t miss the sepe in tecia (stewed cuttlefish) served with white polenta, which is particularly delightful when eaten on the restaurant’s Grand Canal-facing terrace. The restaurant’s bar is set into a picture frame, and serves a wide range of cocktails.
Dorsoduro is well known for its bacari bars serving cheap ciccheti (small snacks), which are perfect for lunch while exploring the atmospheric canals and streets: Cantina del Vino Già Schiavi is particularly popular with locals, where you can snack on crostini topped with salt cold and wild garlic, or alioli with flower petals.
Guest rooms have a colourful, contemporary décor, with small nods to the building’s history such as coffered ceilings. Furnishings are bespoke, and bathrooms are opulently decked out in gold leaf. Some rooms have a view of the Grand Canal, whilst others look out over Dorsoduro.
The hotel is located in Dorsoduro which, although just across the Grand Canal, is worlds away from the tourist-filled bustle of San Marco. The area’s many students give the district an artsy, bohemian vibe, and it is home to two of the best galleries in Venice, minutes away from the Sina Centurion. The Gallerie dell’Accademia houses works by Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto, whilst lovers of modern art won’t want to miss the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
History buffs can pop into the hulking Basilica de Santa Maria della Salute with its iconic dome. Built after a disease outbreak in the 17th-century, the Basilica has a stunning Byzantine-inspired interior and works by Titian and Tintoretto. For a taste of Venice’s living history, don’t miss the Squero di San Trovaso, a 10-minute walk from the hotel, which is home to one of Venice’s last surviving gondola yards, which has been in use since the 17th-century.
There is a small gym available for guests in the hotel.
Places of Interest
Grand Canal - 1 - minute walk
La Fenice Opera House - 14 - minute walk
St Mark's Square - 17 - minute walk
St Mark's Basilica - 19 - minute walk
Rialto Bridge - 19 - minute walk
Bridge of Sighs - 20 - minute walk
Doge's Palace - 22 - minute walk
Piazzale Roma - 23 - minute walk
Port of Venice - 32 - minute walk
Peggy Guggenheim Museum - 2 - minute walk