Like the whole city, the Arcadian staff is openly gay-friendly and against all forms of discrimination. Every couple here is accepted and treated with professionalism by experienced staff.
Arcadia Boutique Hotel: the gay-friendly hotel in Venice
The building that houses the Arcadia dates back to 1600 and has been carefully restored to ensure guests the best comfort and a pleasant and satisfying stay with everything they do. In this palace you can breathe the history that accompanied the city of Venice from when it was the Serenissima Republic until today, maintaining the grandeur and beauty of the past. The nobility and splendor of the Republic of Venice can still be seen inside the palace, which allows moments of true emotion while crossing the long corridors, once crossed by famous personalities of the Baroque period.
The Arcadia Boutique Hotel belongs to the Bianco Hotel Group and is not only a gay-friendly hotel in Venice but the right location for your relaxation after a day spent on the Venetian streets. A place far from the chaos of the city, but reserved for lovers of art and elegance, where you can rest your mind and body at the hotel bar, in the common living rooms of the building or in your room. This hotel is reserved for one adult audience and children aged 16 and over.
The restoration has not affected the original decorations, thus reconciling the new and most modern technologies with the details of the seventeenth century, perfectly combining history and contemporary style. The family of Luigi Ortolan, who restored the building and who now manages the Arcadia Boutique Hotel, has made this place home as well. Staying here means getting to know Venetian hospitality and coming into contact with the love and the effort that the family has put into this project with excellent results! An elegant and comfortable space, all managed with care and passion, doing everything possible to provide guests with an unforgettable holiday.
In addition, there is a special offer for all those who book from Gay Friendly Italy! By entering the code GAYFRIENDLYITALY in the reserved field in the booking form, you will get a discount of 5% on the total!
Skyfall bar and breakfast
The Skyfall bar is located in the center of the main floor of the building. It’s the perfect place to relax with a traditional and original Spritz drink, a herbal tea or simply regenerate with a coffee. Here time stops, abandoning thoughts and problems outside the door. A careful selection of national and international newspapers are provided to guests every day, as well as art books to spend a few hours of total relaxation, allowing space only for pleasure.
The room is lit by the old Murano glass chandelier, dating back to when the palace was inhabited by the aristocratic patrician family.
Breakfast is a unique experience at the Arcadia Hotel. Not only for the quality of the selected products, from the homemade cakes or the organic jams, or even from the always fresh products, but also for the location that allows you to see Venice from above, through the large four-sided hall, which illuminates the entire room with natural light. A delicious and almost magical moment, timeless, to start in the right way a day of visits to museums and churches, shopping and maybe even a gondola ride!
The rooms of the Arcadia Boutique Hotel offer traditional Venetian style combined with the most modern comforts to give maximum pleasure for guests. All rooms have sheets embroidered with Egyptian cotton and the sponges, bathrobe, and slippers supplied are made of American cotton. There are different room types, according to your needs:
The single room is suitable for a solitary traveler or those who are in Venice for business. There is everything you need to spend a pleasant stay with a smart TV with Sky, minibar, kettle, and a selection of coffee, herbal tea, and tea. The bathroom is beautifully furnished with Murano glass, and the sponges, bathrobe, and slippers are supplied in American cotton.
The Superior and Classic double rooms are suitable for couples who want to spend a holiday in Venice. The parquet floor with finished details makes this room a small refuge to rest and spend moments of intimacy. Alternatively, there is a smart TV with international channels.
The Deluxe Rooms are larger and can accommodate two people. Suitable for a longer stay, they have higher levels of comfort than other rooms, with a smart TV. These are the most spacious rooms; the large window illuminates the entire room.
The Triple Rooms can accommodate up to 3 adults. It is naturally more spacious and offers a double and a single bed, perfect for a couple, with a 16 year old child as a minimum age. There is also a smart TV here.
The Junior Suite rooms are the most exclusive of the hotel. The Venetian style is combined with the comfort of a smart TV with Sky, accompanied by a balcony and a spacious bathroom with a shower and bathtub.
How to reach us
The Arcadia Boutique Hotel is located in Rio Terà San Leonardo, in the fantastic city of Venice.
If you arrive by train: From Venice Santa Lucia take the vaporetto 4.2 or 5.2 and get off at the Guglie stop. Turn right, and before the bridge turn left along Rio Terà San Leonardo. The hotel will be visible on the left. It is also possible to reach Arcadia with the boat number 2, with a stop at San Marcuola – Casino; get off in Guglie and follow the road above.
From the airport: ALILAGUNA – Orange Line, get off at the Guglie stop, the journey takes about 45 minutes. By taxi: From Marco Polo, you can reach Guglie in 20 minutes.
From Piazzale Roma: park your car in the San Marco private garage and take the boats 4.2, 5.2 or 2 and get off at the Guglie stop.
If you arrive by boat: from Tronchetto take the People Mover to reach Piazzale Roma. From there, take the vaporetto 4.2, 5.2 or 2, getting off at the Guglie stop and proceeding along the route indicated above.