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JW Marriott Venice Resort & GOCO Spa

Venice, Italy


  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo
  • Wellness


  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Kids club
  • Pool – Indoor
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Yoga

Settled on its own private island in Venice – Isola delle Rose – just a quick ride to and from St. Mark’s Square by courtesy boat, the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is the luxury retreat for discerning travellers.

The combination of wide and lush green gardens breathtaking views on Venice skyline, a refined restoration by the archistar Matteo Thun, together with an attentive service and the finest wellness and dining experiences makes Isola delle Rose a serene retreat from where you can easily explore the beauties of Venice and at the same time indulge in the luxury of a resort.

The Spa

GOCO Spa Venice

Inspired by the personality of Venice, GOCO Spa delivers an exclusive and crafted wellness journey that embraces both traditional and modern spa modalities.

The spa is the largest in Venice – set in an elegant 20th-century building it has been lovingly restored to create a state of the art spa with incredible views of the iconic Venice skyline. Each of the eight treatment rooms and the spa suite has an outside terrace.

Spa facilities include a sauna, bio-sauna, a gym, air and water massage stations, experience showers and a superb heated indoor swimming pool that extends outdoors in a splendid sequence of sliding glass walls.

Spa Facilities

  • Indoor/outdoor pool
  • 8 treatment rooms
  • Spa suite – for couples
  • Bio sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Air & water massage stations
  • Experience Showers
  • Relaxation areas
  • Gym
  • Gardens

Spa Products

  • QMS

To Stay

The resort has 266 guest rooms, including 32 suites and one villa. Each of the contemporary-styled rooms and suites overlooks Venice Lagoon or the resort’s lush gardens; rooms are divided into four categories: Deluxe, Junior Suite, Studio Suite and Premium Suite.

Villa Rose is in its own gardens, facing out over the lagoon towards Venice. The villa is a hidden retreat for independent souls seeking perfect peace and privacy. The beautifully designed, two-level, two-bedroom building is complemented by a private outdoor pool with uninterrupted views and decked relaxation area.

To Eat

Cucina Daily Restaurant is a light and airy eatery that promotes fresh and simple dishes.

Sagra Rooftop Restaurant offers stunning views over the park and the lagoon and celebrates the essence of ‘Sagras’ – offering dishes based on a culinary journey through Italy.

Dopolavoro Dining Room features an elegant fine dining setting with first class service and delivery. Supervised by 2-star Michelin Chef Giancarlo Perbellini, Dopolavoro was awarded its first Michelin-star in December 2015.

Facilities and Activities

  • Carnival mask workshops
  • Jogging & wellness activities
  • Murano glass factories visits
  • Venetian concerts

For the Kids

  • Complimentary kids club for children from 4 to 12, which is open from 10-6pm, leaving you plenty of time for rooftop sunbathing at the adults-only pool
  • Outdoor family pool
  • Daily activities

Getting There

Isola delle Rose, Laguna di San Marco, Venice, 30133, Italy

Private Transfers – €215 per way for up to 4 people with 6 pieces of luggage. This includes a representative meeting the guest at baggage claim/customs, a car transfer to Piazzale Roma terminal with luggage assistance and private boat connection to the Hotel (The journey takes approximately 35/40 minutes. Between 8.00 pm and 8.00 am there is a fixed supplement of 20%.)

Venice Marco Polo Airport

Private Water Taxi – Includes a private water taxi from the pier (10 minutes’ walk from the terminal) to the Hotel. €130 per way, up to 4 people with 4 pieces of luggage. Between 10.00 pm and 07.00 am there is a fixed supplement of €15).

Amanda CamilleriBy Amanda Camilleri

‘Now this is commuting in style,’ I thought as I stepped onto the stylish private water taxi that was waiting to transport me along Venice’s myriad canals to the newly opened JW Venice Isola delle Rose resort.

The entrance to the hotel is just as spectacular. I stepped off the water taxi and onto the secluded 40-acre private island which benefits from a gentle sea breeze and enjoys a special microclimate which allows rare plants to grow. Because of this, at the beginning of the 20th century, a clinic for respiratory diseases was set up on the island and its these original structures which have since been renovated by award-winning Matteo Thun who has integrated the buildings’ unique heritage into a stunning contemporary style mixed with the unique heritage.

With an impressive rooftop pool and a complimentary boat shuttle service that takes you to St Mark’s Square in 15 minutes, this hotel allows you to combine the relaxation of a resort-style haven with a bustling city break, a rare but sought after travel combination.

GOCO Spa Venice

The GOCO spa is the largest in Venice. Set in an elegant 20th-century building it has been lovingly restored to create a state of the art spa with incredible views of the iconic Venice skyline. Each of the eight treatment rooms and the spa suite has an outside terrace.

Spa facilities include a sauna, bio-sauna, a gym, air and water massage stations, experience showers and a superb heated indoor swimming pool that extends outdoors in a splendid sequence of sliding glass walls.

The spa offers use 100% natural brand Amala from Germany, and QMS Medicosmetics, whose advanced skincare formulations are founded firmly in scientific research. The staff, led by spa director Georgia were extremely warm and incredibly professional.

The Treatment

I spent an indulgent two hours in the spa prior to my treatment, relaxing under the gorgeous gazebos draped in beautiful white fabrics whilst soaking up the view, sipping on refreshing teas, lounging and enjoying the massage stations in the pool. Bliss!

I sampled the Classic Massage, which was personalised. Using techniques from Swedish massage, combined with gentle stretching, the massage is designed to relieve aching muscles, relax tightened joints and relieve stress. Experiencing this treatment on the outdoor terrace with the gentle breeze and the sound of the lagoon made it feel even more exceptional.

Other Treatments

The 70-minute organic Intensive Brighten Facial by organic German brand Amala is designed to leave the complexion radiant.

The Programme

A range of half and full-day wellness programmes are available. A spa experience means different things to different people and packages focus on Restoration, Wellness, Beauty, Vitality and Detoxifying, depending on what you are looking for.
Private and group yoga classes are also available.

To Stay

We stayed in La Maisonette in a suite which was set over 2 floors with its own private patio and garden. The design of the room looked effortless, but was spectacular in its simplicity. Clean contemporary lines, light fabrics and crafted Venetian materials have been used to stunning effect. The in-room products are from luxury Italian brand Bulgari.

To Eat

Italy is famous for its cuisine, it is no coincidence that in the film Eat, Love, Pray, the ‘eat’ was focused around Julia Robert’s Italian experience. The food certainly lives up to expectations and the resort has 4 fabulous restaurants to experience.

Nourish is the resort’s relaxed breakfast dining area and with a large choice of international cuisine has something to please every taste.

The Giardino grill, the summer restaurant, is very family-friendly and is set in an outdoor setting by the pool.

La Sagra, which is set on the rooftop of the hotel, provides a chic setting and serves traditional Italian cuisine, in both indoor and outdoor dining rooms.

The Dopolavoro (Italian for after work) is the resort’s gourmet dining room and after only 6 months has been awarded a Michelin Star, a credit to Chefs Giancarlo Perbellini and Federico Belluco. Dining here isn’t a quick bite to eat, it’s a culinary experience to be savoured. The food served is a work of art. I make no profession to be a wine expert but the Cresasso Corvina Veronese 2010, recommended by the Sommelier, was the most divine red wine I have ever tasted.

Facilities and Activities

The Sapori Cooking Academy – Chef Micki’s passion, flair and humour make him the perfect host. This authentic Venice class starts with a guided tour to the world-famous, bustling, colourful Rialto market, where you select your preferred ingredients, before learning how to create delicious dishes for lunch.

Warning: After eating our pizza, we were unable to manage dinner, so avoid any restaurant reservations close to the class – we had to cancel ours!

You can also sign up for a shorter two-hour course, which offers a choice of cuisine to master. You can select from cicchetti (Venetian style tapas), pizza and focaccia, sweet and savoury pastry, vegetarian dishes or pasta with various sauces.

Don’t Miss

Hiring a bicycle to explore the natural beauty of the island.
Save enough space in your suitcase to pick up some treats from the hotel deli.