Hotel Londra Palace
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Since this was supposed to be just a weekend trip we got up early on Saturday and got a cab to Gatwick airport. After quick and onetime flight with Monarch air we arrived to Venice. It took another hour to get to the hotel from the airport. Roughly around 11 am after checking to Hotel Londra Palace we were ready to go out and explore Venice. We …
After great hotel breakfast we took our camera and went out on town to take pictures and enjoy sunny but cold day in Venice. San Marco square was really packed and it took 30 minutes to just get through the square. We headed toward Rialto bridge where we later had lunch at Osteria Antico Dolo. We had calamari with polenta, pasta with swordfish and …
Monday 14th May We depart from Athens at 7am, with a flight to Rome, a one hour stopover, and then a connecting flight to Venice. We arrive in Venice mid morning and decide to take a water bus, as our hotel is located very close to one of the stopping points. In hindsight not a very good idea! We wait in a queue for over an hour, as a large group …
Maybe I'm simple. (NO COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY!) I don’t go into things with a lot of preconceptions or prejudice. At least, I try not to. I don’t know what I expected from Venice but it was awesome. To start, after a relaxing 20 minute ride, the water taxi ride dropped us right in front of the hotel. The hotel we stayed at was …
We arrived at our hotel on the Venetian Lagoon at dusk yesterday... via water bus, of course. Fortunately, our hotel (a converted Palace) was nearby.. imagine us trying to lug suitcases over bridges and along the cobbled alleyways.
Venice is a very touristy city, as cruise ships drop off their passengers for the day. Nevertheless, getting …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Londra Palace Venice
We recently stayed at the Londra Palace (May 2004). I was not as taken with the rooms as the other reviews. A little overdone for my taste, but a lovely hotel nevertheless.The staff was wonderful. They recommended some great restaurants which we enjoyed very much. We did have dinner in the hotel one night which while good, was very overpriced. However, there is not better place for an afternoon drink on the terrace. The drinks are much less expensive then the surrounding hotels and what a view! The location is great. After the first day of fighting the mobs we decided to get up very early to explore San Marcos square, then take off to another area of the city during the day to escape all the people. Much more relaxing that way
We've just returned from four superb days at the Londra Palace. To the chorus extolling its virtues, may we add ours. Our wonderful suite had four tall Franch doors all looking out over the lagoon. It was beautifully done, furnished in fine antiques with a very comfortable bed and elegant marble bathroon. Watching the boats is indeed mesmerizing and the soundproofing is such that aside from an occasional ship's horn, you can block out much of the daytime cacaphony that is directly in front of the hotel. And, in June, what a torrent of tourists there are! They seem to all arrive simultaneously around nine oclock and disappear en masse about 5 o'clock. We'd strongly recommend adopting Italian hours and spending your afternoon in your comfortable room, taking to the streets after five when you can actually see the sights instead of the tourists. You can also have a superb meal in Do Leoni, the first rate restaurant which we'd give the prize for the best food we had in Venice. (And we also ate at the Cipriani--an expensive must and at Le Pisis in the Bauer--also excellent but, to our taste, not really on a par with the marvellous Do Leoni. For something off the tourist track but close to the hotel, try Corte Sconte, a hotel management favorite and our of ours too) The breakfast buffet at the Palace is also good. Special high marks have to go to the Desk staff who could not do enough for us in the way of making reservations and restaurant suggestions. It's an extremely pleasant crew. As to sightseeing, please do not miss the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. We also found the shopping near S. Moise to be on a par with anywhere else we travelled in Italy. Buon Viaggio!
We loved the Londra Palace! Excellent friendly check-in. Had been reccommended the Jr. Suite with jacuzzi (#502), but felt it was too dark & I really wanted a balcony. Waited a little while until #416 was cleaned - WOW!!!! A bit smaller room, but still a Jr. Suite beautifully decorated - with a 30 foot long balcony overlooking the lagoon, gondolas, St. Giorgio,... just gorgeous. Spent every night on our balcony with a bottle of wine sent up from the bar. Huge in-room Continental breakfast (8E more for room delivery). Only the front rooms on floor 4 have these large balconies - a few on a lower floor have smaller ones. Staff was very kind & helpful - arranged a water taxi tour of the Grand Canal & back conals that was fabulous - we loved every minute here & did not want to leave.
Room with a View....
We stayed for two nights in early April and the hotel more than lived up to it's reviews here. We don't normally spend as much on a hotel room, but a trip to Venice is the exception. We had a junior suite on the first floor and the views of the lagoon first thing in the morning were fantastic.
The hotel's location couldn't be bettered with everything nearby and the water bus stop, San Zaccharia, was a few metres away.
Staff were very friendly and accomodating, nothing was too much trouble.
We stayed four nights in late March 2004 and had a beautifully decorated & furnished room on the 4th Floor with a large terrace and superb views over the lagoon to St Georgio's and to the right to Salute.
this hotel was very nice. the room was beautiful and what a view! we were upgraded and had a balcony over looking the grand canal. every afternoon we could stand out there and people watch and drink wine. the room was pretty and comfortable. the staff was very friendly. they couldnt do enough for you. this hotel is in walking distance to san marco's church which is breath taking. its so beautiful. the water taxi is right outside the hotel so you dont have to lug your luggage very far when coming into and leaving venice. i highly recommend this hotel.
The restaurant was incredible (we did not stay in the hotel, unfortunately)! The prix fixe offerings were extremely well thought out and excellent in taste, quality and presentation. The service was some of the best we have ever experienced. I can't wait to go back (and hopefully stay at the hotel this time!).
We had an awesome experience at the Londra Palace. This hotel definately meets the 4 star criteria that Americans are typically used to in a hotel in the U.S. This was not true for hotels we had stayed at earlier in our trip. The rooms are little small, but very well appointed. Beautiful marble bathrooms and bathrobes are a nice touch.
First class hotel
Beautiful room, excellent service and a very good restaurant.
The Londra Palace could not have been better. The reception staff and waiters were all charming and helpful. Our room on the 5th (top) floor had a fantastic view over the lagoon to St Giorgio Maggiore and I spent ages just staring out of the windows watching all the boats going past.