When thinking of the Gritti Palace, only one word springs to our mind: total luxurious elegance. Okay, that’s three words, but there’s no way of truly describing this hotel in a single word. It is grand, it is lavish and it is exactly what the name would suggest. Somehow a relaxed air is maintained throughout. The rooms are spacious, the food is excellent and the veranda bar gives you wonderful views over Venice with cocktails to die for, for want of a better phrase. Gritti Palace is the definition of opulence.