Il Palazzo Experimental

Location: Venice & the Veneto | Italy

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Il Palazzo Experimental is the Venetian gem of the Experimental hotels, set in the heart of the city’s Dorsoduro District. With just 32 rooms, the boutique hotel offers the established innovative luxury that is now renowned within the Experimental brand.
Perfect forA modern stay in a historical city, with a creative flair for all things food and drink.
In the knowThe Experimental Group was founded by three childhood friends with a passion for innovation and craft cocktail culture, first opening a bar on a Parisian side street. Now an internationally acclaimed brand, their quirky style and innovation has spread into hotels across the world.

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  • Food & Wine
  • Chic Design
  • City Hotel
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Overlooking the Giudecca Canal, Il Palazzo Experimental oozes contemporary elegance, nestled away from the crowds yet a popular cosmopolitan hub among those who are aware of its location.

Rooms at Il Palazzo Experimental

Each room at the hotel features the stamp of the Experimental brand in their style and comfort. High arched headboards, plush cushions and eccentric furnishings complete the interiors, while the unrivalled views over the Giudecca Canal or gardens make for a stunning morning wake-up.

The carefully selected colour palette reflects that of the city, featuring sky blue, mellow yellow, soft greys and shades of terracotta. As with all the Experimental group hotels, mini-bars in the rooms are stocked with house-made mixers and local speciality drinks.

Food & Drink

The Experimental group lives and breathes innovation when it comes to their food and drink, with a particular focus on signature cocktails thanks to their origins as a Parisian cocktail bar. Venice’s hallmark spritz and Bellini are amongst the ever-changing cocktail list, with new infusions being incorporated weekly by the mixologists. The Experimental Cocktail Club’s interior design comes from one of Italy’s biggest rising stars, Cristina Celestino.

Partnering with the founders of the Italian Supper Club, the hotel’s Ristorante Adriatica has developed a menu that brings together the best of both brands and pays homage to the Adriatic region. Selective use of only top quality seasonal produce combined with a certain playfulness means each dish is a delight to the taste buds, with ingredients coming from a variety of Italian coastal areas.


Away from the crowds of the city, relax in the garden at the back of the hotel, letting onto a quiet canal with tranquil waters.

Activities at Il Palazzo Experimental

The Dorsoduro district is slightly off the main tourist path of the city, but is home to plenty of sights to see in close proximity to the hotel. Meander the streets of the area and take in their undeniable charm, or visit the Galleria dell’Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Hotel location

Il Palazzo Experimental is a 25-minute drive from Venice Marco Polo Airport. Alternatively, take a water taxi in true Venetian style.

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