Accommodation onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
Welcome to the ultimate guide to accommodation onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. When booking any journey onboard the legendary sister of the Orient Express, you will be given the choice of four cabin types, but what are the differences and which one is right for you?
That is exactly what we will be looking into with this Venice Simplon-Orient-Express cabins guide. We will be looking at the differences between each cabin, what is included and which cabin will work best for your needs and your budget.
With a wealth of experience working with luxury train operators, including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, we are experts in luxury train travel accommodation and are the best people to advise on the best cabin for your journey. If you have any questions regarding Venice Simplon-Orient-Express accommodation, simply contact us and our experts will be more than happy to assist.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Twin Cabins
The most common and most affordable type of cabin onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the Twin Cabin. Although the smallest of all cabins, it is still plenty large enough for two people, and with a large window, it is a light and airy space.
The main difference between the Twin Cabin and all other cabins onboard is the conversion from day lounge to bedroom. Cabin Suites and Grand Suites have enough space for a lounge with separate sleeping area, where as the Twin Cabin must be converted between the two. The stewards convert Twin Cabins from lounges to bedrooms while passengers are at dinner.
Passengers are free to wonder the train and lounge in the bar car if they wish, therefore the time you spend in your cabin may be minimal. If you’d rather converse with fellow passengers and explore the train throughout the duration of your trip, a Twin Cabin to store your luggage and sleep may be the ideal option.
Twin Cabins include a sink with running hot or cold water but no en-suite, however there is a WC at either end of the sleeping carriages. The only cabins to include an en-suite are the Grand Suites.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Single Cabins
While not advertised, Single Cabins onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express are available by request. The perfect space for those travelling solo, a Single Cabin is a bright, spacious area to relax in complete comfort, whether that be during the day or night.
There are only a limited number of Single Cabins onboard and these do get booked up very quickly. It is possible to opt for single occupancy of any cabin, however passengers choosing to do this would have to essentially pay for both tickets.
Therefore a Single Cabin does seem far more attractive without the need to pay for single occupancy while enjoying all of the delights of travelling onboard a 1920’s luxury train.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Cabin Suites
A Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Cabin Suite is essentially made up of two connected Twin Cabins. The result is effectively one room for sleeping and another for lounging. In short, a Cabin Suite is double the size of a Twin Cabin.
Ideal for those who wish to spend more time in solitude, a Cabin Suite is a popular option. Offering both a sleeping and lounging area means no need for conversion by the stewards and allows one to take a nap if they so wish during the day.
A Cabin Suite benefits from two large windows for added light and an interconnecting door that can be opened to fully make use of the extra space. If you are considering a longer journey onboard the Venice Simplon Orient Express, a Cabin Suite may be a wise choice.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Grand Suites
The largest and most opulent cabins onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express are the Grand Suites. Only six are available onboard, each with their own unique interior décor inspired by the city they are named after. Every Grand Suite includes a beautiful marble en-suite, free-flowing champagne and your very own steward available 24 hours a day.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Grand Suite cabins are exceptionally large, with a separate sleeping and lounging area as well as an en-suite. Three large windows flood the cabin with light allowing you to take in all of the ornate finishes and intricate detailing.
Every Grand Suite is made up of the finest fabrics, beautiful wood panelling and polished brass. The best way to describe a Grand Suite is a five-star hotel room on wheels.
Grand Suites offer the very best accommodation available on almost any train in the world. They are among the largest and most beautifully decorated, and with only six available for any journey, they are among the most sought after as well.
Paris Grand Suite
The epitome of luxury accommodation, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Paris Grand Suite is one of the original three suites added to the train. Like staying in the romantic city itself, the Paris Grand Suite is elegant, refined and beautifully decorated.
Fine furnishings, lavish wood panelings and highly polished brass make this a regal style place to stay. With a full-size double bed and a separate lounge, the Paris Grand Suite is large in size and in character.
Three large windows frame the ever-changing landscape and fill the cabin with light. Combine that with free-flowing champagne and 24 hour steward service, the Paris Grand Suite is among the very best available anywhere in the world.
Venice Grand Suite
Complimenting the Paris Grand Suite beautifully, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Venice Grand Suite is an Italian inspired space that mimics that of a five-star hotel by the canal side. Delicate silks, ornate panelling and plush furniture make this one of the very best cabins for relaxing while admiring the view from your windows.
Generously spacious, this too features a separate sleeping and lounge as well as an en-suite. Passengers could spend almost the entire duration of their journey inside the Grand Suite if they so wish, and with somewhere as exceptional as this, many do.
The Venice Grand Suite is full of small details that create a big impression. Choosing the Venice Grand Suite will make any journey onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express truly special.
Istanbul Grand Suite
It’s easy to see the inspiration behind the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Istanbul Grand Suite. With echoes of Turkish romance embodied into every inch of the cabin, this is a Grand Suite full of bold décor, intricate patterns and the finest fabrics.
Bespoke detailing adds a sense of grandeur to this Grand Suite as you recline on fine furnishing that compliment such a bold room. Spacious yet cocooning, this Grand Suite shouts glamour and opulence making it the ideal place to recline and take in the ambience.
Hand-made to the highest standards, the Istanbul Grand Suite is a sight to behold. Every inch of the space is covered with the finest materials and designed with delicate patterns. Combine this with a glorious en-suite and you have an incredible living space for the duration of your journey.
Budapest Grand Suite
A light, airy take, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Budapest Grand Suite offers an embellishment of Art-Nouveau inspiration combined with warm yet soft colours and details. One of the three newer Grand Suites onboard, Budapest is a fine and contemporary addition to the train.
Inspired by the style and elegance of the Hungarian capital, this cabin offers a cosy, light, bright space to relax in pure seclusion. Amply in space and with an exceptional en-suite, the Budapest Grand Suite is the ideal place to call your home from home.
Fine lacquered wood panels show off the delicate wood grains, complimented by the highly polished brass accents and plush furniture. A truly stylish living space that would be the ideal place to recline during any journey.
Vienna Grand Suite
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Vienna Grand Suite stands out from the others with it’s bold emerald green furnishings. Inspired by the city itself, the Vienna Grand Suite has a royal, regal feel to it with am embellishment of intricate patterns across the walls and fabrics.
Still offering the same spacious configuration as the other Grand Suites, including generous en-suite, the Vienna Grand Suite is a completely different take on what a luxurious space should be. A light spacious with flourishes of green and polished brass really set this cabin off from the rest.
If passengers wish to feel like royalty as they travel from one city to the next, there is no better cabin to choose than the Vienna Grand Suite.
Prague Grand Suite
A cabin to match this wonderful city, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Prague Grand Suite is another new addition to the train. With muted red tones and dark wood panelling, offset with polished brass and light cream fabrics, this is a stylish place to stay.
An Art Deco inspired headboard takes centre stage of this incredible space, made up of a sleeping area, lounging area and en-suite. Of course this Grand Suite also benefits from free-flowing champagne as well as dedicated steward service.
Understated in style but boasting incredible levels of elegance, the Prague Grand Suite is the ideal place to simply sit back and enjoy the journey. With three large windows that let in ample light, this is the perfect space to watch the ever-changing landscape.
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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express travels all across Europe between major cities throughout the year. With journeys ranging from one to five-nights, there is a journey suitable for everyone, no matter what cities you wish to visit.
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