Locanda al Leon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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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... local drink, a "Venetian Spritz" and by the time we got to St. Mark's Square, it was getting dark and it was nearly empty of tourists. We got lost many times which is half the fun in Venice and explored a lot of what there is to see on the west side of the Rialto bridge, which spans the Grand Canal and almost divides the city in half. We headed back to the hotel and turned in. Tomorrow, we take a venetian rowing lesson. ...
We woke up to the sun shining on our last morning in Venice. We packed up our bags and said goodbye to our beautiful apartment and headed towards the Rialto bridge to embark on a gondola ride. On our way to the bridge we passed many clothing stores, souvenir shops and of course the shady guys selling their wares right on the street. The last time I was in Italy the streets were filled with dudes trying to sell you posters of Michaelangelos "God touching Man" and fake Chanel ...
... near our hotel, the atmosphere was amazing with gondola’s going past, one of which had an accordion player and Italian guy singing away. After dinner we had gelato, and there is no shortage of gelato places around! We found it was a lot cheaper to buy gelato away from the main canals and tourist areas (1.50 Euros for 1 scoop as apposed to 3 Euros per scoop). We walked towards the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal at sunset which was loaded with ...
... never have enough gelato. An acceptable food for anytime of day or night. Pringles also seems to be the national acceptable lunch food for Aussie travellers. It gets dark on the way back to Venice & the sunset over the island & lights are spectacular. We also get a thunder & lightning show. Unfortunately my camera is no good at night. It was magical & it didn't rain until we were safe back in our hotel room. So ends our first full & exhausting day in ...
... s not my train. I met a nice man at the train station who was helping me figure out where I needed to go. I kept putting him on the phone with my father in law to translate. I discovered that I do not like riding backwards on a train and also learned that starting tonight there will be a strike by the train operators resulting in a reduced train schedule. I guess I made it just in time! I finally arrived at Venice Santa Lucia and ...