Condé Nast Johansens’ Best Small & Exclusive Property category.
On the bank of one of the most important rii of the authentic Sestiere Cannaregio, within the Walls once perimeter of the ancient noble residence Palazzo Antelmi, Madama Garden Retreat is a fine residence surrounded by a lush garden.
The Water Gate, the secret access to Madama Garden Retreat, also opens on the rio, rendezvous point for artists, art collectors, interior designers, information and communication professionals, and lovers of beauty and structure made by Mara De Guidi, a manager in the fragrance industry turned to hospitality, who renovated the spaces in three years following the rehabilitation of the building, every stage of the redevelopment and to the furnishing of the property, the design and implementation of an engineering system to protect guests and precious decorations from sudden changes in the tides.
Nine the suites that welcome guests, with traditional furnishings from the history of Venice, decorations in wood, glass, iron, brass, velvets, silks and brocades. Mara is dedicated to her customers from the olfactory research of the rooms, to the natural cottons of the linens, to the Dyptique courtesy set, to the personalized fruit and dessert preparations set up in every corner to delight guests’ sight and taste.
An highlight of Madama Garden Retreat is the lush garden that is now part of the stages of the Wigwam circuit, a club of internationally renowned enthusiasts and experts who sensitively devote events and seminars on gardening to spreading knowledge and traditions that would otherwise be forgotten.
Since its opening, Madama Garden Retreat has been on the lists of top Venetian hotels and, in 2022, was recognized by the famous Johansens Condé Nast guide as the winner of the Best Breakfast area Europe and UK award, of which it is also a finalist for 2023.
Today, Madama Garden Retreat is also among the finalists in Condé Nast Johansens‘ Awards For Excellence 2024 in the Best Small & Exclusive Property category.