Belmond hotel cipriani is located on the tip of giudecca island, a quiet oasis away from the congestion of central venice, yet easily accessible by hotel motor launch, operating contininously 24 hours per day. The hotel is located directly across from piazza san marco (st. Mark's square). All of the city's great tourist attractions are walking distance from st. Mark's. One of the benefits of giudecca is that it is a semi-private island, providing a tranquil and peaceful setting for guests at belmond hotel cipriani. Access to the hotel is exclusively by boat. Facilities at the hotel include four restaurants with both indoor and outdoor dining, an olympic size heated swimming pool, 20,000 square meters of private gardens, clay tennis court, spa and fitness center, sauna, beauty salon, three meeting rooms, business services, private boat launch and complimentary 24-hour shuttle boat service to st. Mark's square. The hotel also features comprehensive concierge services, 24-hour room service and complimentary wireless internet access. Accommodations in the palazzo and palazzetto include 24-hour private butler service. Rooms and suites are in three separate but very close buildings - the hotel, palazzo vendramin and the palazzetto. The palazzo and palazzetto are a very short walk from the main hotel building through a beautifully landscaped courtyard. Palazzo vendramin is a 15th century building that offers several stunning views across the lagoon to st. Mark's square, as well as being appointed with several priceless antiques and works of art. The palazzetto offers similar views and is equally well-furnished. All accommodations in the palazzo and palazzetto come with around the clock private butler service at the push of a button. Amenities in all accommodations include full buffet breakfast, complimentary wireless internet access, idd phones, mini-bar, desk, climate control, lcd high-definition tv, ipod dock, cd and dvd players, daily newspaper, satellite tv with free movie channels, complimentary fruit plate, fresh cut flowers and windows that open for fresh air.