Perched on the peaceful oasis of Giudecca Island the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is something of a modern masterpiece in itself – housed in a former flour mill, it is internationally acclaimed as one of Italy’s iconic pieces of industrial architecture. A mere 30 minutes from the airport, the hotel is reached by shuttle boat and yet is only minutes from Venice’s other star attractions.
Being a former flour mill, the emphasis at Hilton Molino Stucky is space – and lots of it. With seven bars and restaurants, the largest wellness centre in Venice and the largest congress centre, plus the only rooftop pool in Venice, they don’t do things by halves. The rooms and suites – all 379 of them – are comfortably furnished in a calm, classic style, with beamed ceilings and either Giudecca Island, Canal or Garden views. This is a Hilton hotel, so you can expect the usual home comforts in every room, big screen TVs, WiFi, and Hilton Serenity beds, plus Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries, mini bar, coffee maker, iPod docking station… Suites have separate living and dining rooms, and the King Presidential Suite even has its own Jacuzzi and fitness area. For the ultimate book the King Tower Suite – located in the original mill tower.
As well as the only rooftop pool in Venice, which is spectacular, there is the 600 sq m Kelly Spa, the largest wellness centre in Venice, with a sauna, whirlpool and Turkish bath and a full menu of fabulous spa treatments, as well as the 24-hour Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment. Beyond the hotel, take the complimentary shuttle boat to St Mark’s Square, visit the Peggy Guggenheim museum on the Grand Canal, or Murano Island – the list is endless.
The Hilton Molino Stucky Venice has no less than seven restaurants and bars, offering everything from big breakfasts to pre-dinner drinks or a simple cup of coffee in the hotel lounge. Begin your day with a delicious buffet breakfast at Il Molino, enjoy Mediterranean cuisine on the outdoor terrace at the Aromi Restaurant, or Venetian dishes with spectacular views of the Giudecca Canal from the terrace in the summer. Sweet treats such as crepes, waffles and muffins are served at Piazzetta Nutella along with coffee and soft drinks, while the Skylunch Restaurant on the rooftop is open for light lunches from May to September. The Rialto Lobby Bar and Lounge serves drinks, cocktails, coffee and snacks in striking surroundings, while the newly renovated and glamorous Skyline Rooftop Bar is the place for romantic cocktails and aperitifs.