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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... private taxi to Burana Island for a late lunch- early dinner. This little island was fantastic as well as the lunch. The houses on the island are all painted different colours, which depicts the different families.
Water taxi back to the bus for our return to the hotel, and drinks with our tour friends Tammy and Rueban at a local bar, standing out on the street drinking our drinks and watching the locals and traffic pass us by. What a magical ...
... br> My map and the street names and the map they gave us at the shop did not quite all match and so we walked around and around. We had been told it was easy to get lost and just enjoy yourself. This first time not so much fun because we each had our rolling duffle and all of the bridges we were crossing has steps up and down!
Stopped, did some more GPS figuring and Laura was about to give up and find a water taxi to find ...
Video Girl woke in the middle of the night and discovered the Air Traffic Controllers strike had been called off. Battery Boy couldn't work out how so many Air Traffic Controllers ended up in their bed, even Javier was sleeping on the floor. They got up at 6:00 a.m., had a quick breakfast and then waited for the taxi who arrived as requested at 7:00 a.m. They arrived at the airport earlier than planned as the traffic was still very ...
... is only 4km from the city centre so location is good.
We took the Bus into Venice on the Saturday, a return ticket was €2.60 each so very reasonable and there didn't seem to be many cycle routes around so it was the best option.
There are a lot of little streets in Venice so very easy to get lost down, but also easy to be walking around areas which aren't populated with tourists, its a very traditional Italian city, the big draw is obviously St ...
... even though she got up at 6:08, she made it down to the bus stop just in time for us all to catch the bus, thank goodness and props to her. The train rides down to Venice were long yet beautiful: we slept when we could and enjoyed the beautiful Austrian and Italian countryside when we couldn't...I'm definitely gonna miss this place. We arrived just outside of Venice a little after 6 and after getting us lost trying to find our campsite, we went into a hotel ...