Palladio Hotel Spa Resort
Set on Giudecca, overlooking Saint Mark’s, this sleek spa comes complete with hamman and views back across the water. You can even have a massage in the hotel’s glorious gardens, once part of a sixteenth-century convent.
Set in the unstuffy Splendid Venice hotel, this theatrical courtyard restaurant appeals to Venetians too. Dine under a removable roof, as much of a rarity as is the hearty Mediterranean-meets-Veneto menu. The portions are so big that you might need to sleep it off, splendidly.