Tucked away on a little square behind Venice's opera house and 300 metres from St Mark's Square, the 68-room Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes has been a destination for musicians, actors, dancers, and other artists since 1968.
Two small interior garden courtyards furnished with wrought-iron tables and chairs provide guests with fresh air in warm weather and sunny places to enjoy drinks from the bar. Drink service, as well as reading and relaxing space, is also available in two beamed-ceilinged, marble-floored salons furnished with leather and velvet seating and lined with contemporary paintings that form the hotel's annual art exhibition.
Room service is available for breakfast and dinner and for beverages from mid- morning to late night. Complimentary newspapers are laid out in the hotel's two salons that are lined with contemporary paintings and offer soft leather and velvet seating. Front-desk attendants provide concierge services such as restaurant reservations and tour bookings.
An independent indoor-outdoor restaurant once favored by poet Gabriele D'Annunzio serves Venetian dishes and offers a discount to hotel guests. Free WiFi and babysitting services are also available.
Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes offers 68 guestrooms in two connected four-storey buildings, one dating from 1892 and the other from 1920. The hotel owner's collection of contemporary art graces buildings' hallways.
Each room is individually decorated in classical Venetian style. Some rooms contain shower/tub combinations and others have showers but no bathtubs. All rooms are air conditioned and include satellite television, minibar, free WiFi, desks, and safes.