Locanda al Leon
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... or color-coordinated firework display in my life. They truly were amazing.
Sunday, July 20th
Today we had another tour in the morning that was really short. We did some last minute shopping and I finally found a leather purse! For lunch I ordered a spicy tomato spaghetti with prawns and I think it was actually the best food I have had in Italy yet. Venice started out slow with a delayed train and a ****** lunch, but went out with a bang literally. I loved this ...
Bongiorno..and Ciao to all our friends and family. We are receiving lots of lovely notes from you and thanks for your news from home. Our time in Bellagio was full of beauty. The lake had the back drop of the snow covered alps and the picturesque town is charming. Our hotel room looked out to the lake and being on the top floor of the beautiful Suisse hotel gave us the best view along the waters edge of all the ferries and life in the town. The population ...
Guess what Sheldon??…it's raining here. And I mean raining as in pouring with thunder. And now the fun has begun...
We arrived on time at Marco Polo around 11am. Collected our baggage, purchased our transportation package and got on a bus to take us into Venice. About a half hour ride. After we got off the bus we couldn't find the (huge) vaporetto stop. I asked a guy selling ...
... became lost. Although there were not many people out early in the morning, JD and I noticed some pretty large rats roaming around. After showering and going to breakfast, we made our way over the the Galleria Academia which hosted a wide array of classic Venetian art. Much of the art was highlighted in shiny gold paint and featured Mary's Ascension and the Annunciation. Later paintings depicted the golden age of venice, it was ...
... Europe with her sister, and this week also with her sister's friend. I had so much fun with them. They arrived a day before I did so they already knew the tips and tricks of the city.
We went on a gondola ride together through the city. It was magical.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Locanda al Leon Venice
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.