Stay At Sina Centurion Palace To Experience Venice The Right Way

Sina Centurion Palace is tucked away in a quiet corner of Dorsoduro, between the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and Punta della Dogana.

The courtyard of the hotel’s entrance is elegant and beautiful, resembling a quaint cloister of a church rather than a modern five-star hotel. However, as soon as you pass through the glass entrance, you are greeted by the most magnificent view of the Grand Canal and its turquoise green waters. You won’t be able to help but think that this is definitely the way that Venice should be experienced.

Sina Centurion Palace is a unique gem which offers its own version of Venetian luxury. The building was an old private palazzo of the Genovese family. While the palazzo was built in 1892, its foundations were laid down in the 13th century. The hotel opened in 2009 with 50 intimate rooms, as the first contemporary five-star hotel in Venice. Sina Centurion Palace stands apart from other five-star hotels around Venice, in that it offers modern luxury which feels laidback but remains undoubtedly upscale.

“The style which is Venetian but more contemporary. This makes the people feel more comfortable. Some Venetian style hotels in Venice that are very old are very formal. If you want to come to the restaurant here with jeans and t-shirt, it’s not a problem. You have to feel comfortable. It’s not a very formal hotel. Of course, it’s very professional, very attentive to the guest and to the details. But easy-going. We are able to follow the clients and take really good care of them.” -Paolo Morra, General Manager

The interior has touches of sleek 60’s mod decor and Italian contemporary art, all wrapped up in decadent red walls. The ground floor lobby is a bright and cavernous space with ceilings that are seven meters tall with views of the Grand Canal from every window. Thanks to its contemporary style, being at Sina Centurion Palace feels more like a hip supper club than a historic palazzo turned luxury hotel. It’s definitely more laidback and approachable than many of the other five-star hotels in Venice, without losing the attentive and highly professional touch of the staff.

Dorsoduro is Venice’s premier art district where all of the museums and galleries, including Punta della Dogana Contemporary Art Museum and Fondazione Vedova, are located. And Sina Centurion Palace is quickly becoming an art hotel within the art district of Venice. The hotel regularly features paintings and sculptures by important Italian artists including the likes of Mimmo Paladino and Bruno Catalano. For art lovers, Sina Centurion Palace is the five-star hotel with perhaps the most desirable location in all of Venice. Not to mention, Salute, at the mouth of the Grand Canal, is one of the most tranquil and beautiful parts of the entire city.

The rooms continue the display of contemporary Venetian style that’s unique to Sina Centurion Palace. Each room is elegant and comfortable with all of the modern amenities needed for a relaxing stay. The suites are exceptionally luxurious and are made even sweeter with floor-to-ceiling window views of the water. The crown jewel is the Presidential Suite, which is a palatial space with magnificently high ceilings and a balcony which stretches along the entire length of the two-chamber suite, front and center above the Grand Canal.

Antinoo’s Lounge and Restaurant with its al fresco bar terrace is the other crowning feature of Sina Centurion Palace. The bar terrace levitates serenely on the Grand Canal, where patrons can watch gondolas float by against the perfect backdrop of Venice. Guests can also dine in the enticing interior dining room that’s done up in all-white with sleek mod furniture. The restaurant gets its name from a coin that was dated back to 200, which was found in the courtyard of the garden during an excavation in 2000. On that coin was the face of Antinoo, a lover of Emperor Adriano.

The restaurant serves contemporary Venetian-Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients from the Vento region. Whether you’re in for the gourmet five-course tasting menu or an aperitivo at the bar, Antinoo’s is always a good idea for the views and swanky sophistication.

With its convenient and ideal location right on the Grand Canal along with its unique style of contemporary Venetian luxury, Sina Centurion Palace is an authentic gem. Whether you spend a few nights in the comfortable rooms or just come in for a drink on the Canal, Sina Centurion Palace offers an unbeatable way to experience Venice.

Antinoo's Lounge
PHOTO NADIA CHO
Nadia Cho

Communications Associate

As the empowered female behind the blog: International Women of Mystery, Nadia reps Team JST traveling the world in search of exclusive features on hidden gems and cool hotspots. You can find her exploring metropolitan cities or lounging on tropical beaches.

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