Locanda al Leon
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Good Hotel in Venice Locanda Al Leon
Locanda Al Leon Hotel. Great place to stay, really close to St Marks Square but with a number of good value restaurants and cafes within a short walk. We stayed in the annexe, (a couple of narrow streets from the main hotel) which is newly refurbished in 2003 and with its own little breakfast bar. A charming place to stay, good value and with excellent service from the family and staff. Definetely recommended. We spent three nights there in September 2003 and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Two tips: Use the vaporetta (waterbus), its good value even if the locals "shove in" all the time! Also eat cheap rather than mid-range or expensive, its OK and you won't get a great meal or brilliant service even if you pay more.
Just got back from Venice. For the price and location there is nothing better in Venice. Friendly staff, very clean, nice size rooms.
Just perfect for staying in Venice
Found the hotel in Karen Browns guide Great place to stay whilst exploring Venice Is very close to St Marks Square Good rooms - lovely decor and very clean Breakfast - good buffet Hosts very welcoming and helpful Has the 'cosy' feeling of a small hotel Would certainly stay there again and recommend it to friends
Tiny place, but very central
We were at Locanda Al Leon for one night - found it from the Karen Brown guide (which we've found quite reliable in our travels so far). It's tucked away in a tiny, discreet lane, but very central. A stone's throw from the vaporetto, St Mark's Square and the Danieli. Though the rooms are small, very basic and with no view (the wall of the next building 3 feet away), they are clean and decent and have some venetian character, very central and good for the price. Also, in comparison to other places, we thought the breakfast was also decent - croissants, 2-3 varieties of cereal and milk/coffee. If you're only there for one day, and on a budget, this might be one of your better picks.
Venice for begineers
We just stayed there for three nights. It's very handy for St Marks and the Vaperetto's etc. Plent of restraunts nearby. Excellant room and friendly owner.. please note, he prefers payment in cash. can recomend this place
we stayed for 4 nights in november. we stayed in the room facing the grand canal. it is more expensive but in our opinion not worht the price. the grand canal is like a main street and since the open air market is just across the canal, the noise starts very early in the morning. the rooms are clean and the personnel is very polite. we did notice some mosquitos and some other flying insects. for $135 a night it was worth the price
Fantastic place to stay
Couldn't agree more with the other person who submitted a review. My wife and I stayed here for two nights in September 2001. The hotel is superbly positioned overlooking a little square. Don't panic if you can't find it at first - we arrived at dusk and I had to ask in broken Italian where the entrance was (it's just down the Calla Albanesi).
It is very much your archetypal Italian family owned business with some fantastic trattoria nearby and the Bridge of Sighs within about 25 yards of the front door. The walls in the room are silk lined and the rooms are immaculate.
You really could not do better than to stay here if you want a romantic sta in Venice.
One night in Venice
Locanda al Leon was the perfect place to stay for our one night in Venice. It is small place tucked in behind the Piazza san Marco and the Bridge of Sighs - so right in the middle of things but still quiet and not at all pretentious. The owners are very friendly, the breakfast is a little bit spartan but coffee to die for. Our room was perfect, beautifully decorated with three windows overlooking a small campo. We had a lovely night in Venice at nearly half the price of most hotels in the area. I unreservedly recommend it.
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... sweet. It started on the Grand Canal with a guy serenading us as we floated through all the little Rio's. The dinner was extremely intimate and the food was superb. It was very very romantic. Thankyou guys for a very memorable night :) xxx Wandered home through the little streets which were almost empty now ...... It is a very romantic little place and you cannot help but feel the ...
... with ourselves for not wasting food, when I stopped to calculate what the Italians next to us had consumed. A bottle of prosecco, a fried seafood platter, 2 large bowls of pasta, a large piece of tiramisu, 2 espressos and a grappa. For lunch!! And they finished every last bite. Nate and I would've been hard pressed to eat all that at dinner! Anyway, it was the best pizza of the trip so far and although we don't usually take food pics we did this time ...
... was in the heart of the old city and just a stone throw from where we're docked .
5-2: We were supposed to cycle around Mantova today but it was still raining so we were given the options of staying in the boat, visiting the city on our own, or cycling on. We were warned though that due to the rains the roads will not be easy - rough, slippery, and lots of puddles. A 3rd of the group decided to ride anyway, ...
... at the bridge an hour early and phoned Grazia and luckily she answered. She found us 5 minutes later and showed us to the apartment. Thank goodness! It all turned out well. We spent the afternoon walking around Venice and getting lost in the maze alleyways adding to the fun. We saw the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square and St Mark's Basilica by night and watched the boats and gondolas travel through the canals. It truly is a romantic city full of ...
... some of the many glass shops which had lots of jewelry, decorations, etc made from glass. We also visited a few masquerade shops. One of them designed the masks for the movie Eyes Wide Shut. Pretty amazing masks I must say. I bought one to wear on Halloween. Stopped for pasta, wine, and dessert. We were all on cloud nine. What a great day full of sites, food, and fun. I kinda want to stay here ...