Madama Garden Hotel: A Tranquil Retreat in Venice

If you’re seeking a hidden gem in the heart of Venice, look no further than Madama Garden Hotel. My one-night stay at this charming 9 suites establishment part of the ancient Palazzo Antelmi was an absolute delight.


Upon entering my room, I was immediately struck by its spaciousness. The design was thoughtful, featuring a separate sleeping area from a cozy sitting space with a kitchenette. The highlight, undoubtedly, was the enchanting view of the canal and the picturesque Scuola della Misericordia. The decor exuded a contemporary flair, and the bathroom, entirely clad in dark marble, was stocked with luxurious products from the renowned Dyptique brand.

The hotel’s strategic location deserves special mention. A leisurely stroll took me to Venice’s major attractions, from the private collection at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum to delightful local restaurants. The staff, ever so courteous, not only welcomed me warmly but also provided invaluable recommendations on artistic points of interest, the ongoing exhibitions around the city and the open historical buildings including the stunning Palazzo Grimani.


Breakfast was a culinary delight. The spread offered a perfect balance between sweet and savory, featuring fresh and delectable choices. The dining area itself was a visual treat, adding to the overall enjoyment of the morning repast.


Madama Garden’s proximity to the city center was a blessing, providing easy access to all the main sites while maintaining a peaceful ambiance. The mornings were gently awakened by the distant sound of church bells – a serene start to the day.

The hotel’s small but meticulously cared-for internal garden was a pleasant surprise: part of the exclusive Wigwam Club Giardini Storici Venezia, a non-profit organisation to protect and spread the green culture and more specifically the understanding of Venetian gardens. Opening the little gate felt like stepping into a tranquil haven where one could relax, linger, and even enjoy a meal in the lovely courtyard station.


A charming addition to the experience was the small dock accessible directly from the garden. It allowed for a unique arrival or departure experience by small boat – a distinctive touch that set Madama Garden apart.


In conclusion, my stay at Madama Garden Hotel was nothing short of exceptional. It offered a serene escape from the tourist hustle and bustle while remaining conveniently close to all the city’s attractions. I can’t wait to return to this delightful oasis in Venice, a true home away from home.

Text: Silvia Pescia