We had originally booked a standard room at the Locanda al Leon. When we arrived, we discovered that they did not have a room for us as they had an ill guest who needed to spend an extra day there.
They put us up in a close by hotel and asked us to come back the next morning to check in. As a way of apologizing, they put us up in a beautiful, modern totally renovated suite in a building just across the street from the main building (at the price of the standard room). It was lovely - we didn't want to leave. It was the top floor suite with front and back balconies, a bedroom, living room, modern bathroom with excellent lighting, Murano chandeliers and fully equipped kitchen. The suite had 2 air conditioners, 2 safes, 2 tvs (only Italian stations), good wifi, and the many windows all had electronicly controlled shutters.
There was a small breakfast room in this location with the typical cold buffet breakfast.
We loved the location. It is very easy to find and just a couple of short blocks away from the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop from which is a stop for numerous water bus routes. It is also a stop for the Alilaguna Airport Boat and we found it very easy to get here from the airport (just make sure to print out the map and directions from hotel website).
The location is just a couple of blocks away from the very busy St. Mark's Square but is located on a very quiet side street. The only negative aspect of the location is we were told that restaurant prices were highest here and that it was best to walk closer to the Rialto Bridge to find more reasonably priced restaurants.
The front office staff of this hotel were very helpful and professional and we felt very well treated despite the initial mix up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear guest, Marcella & Giuliano are happy to host you in this original Venetian House of the 15th century, that is divided in to floors.The estate was built is therefore about 500 yeras old.The property is considered a historic house and is subjet to constraint from the fine arts, so you can't transform or change the type and magnitutde of interior spaces and stairs but must keep the original layout. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, getaroom.com, Cancelon and Evoline ltd so you can book your Locanda al Leon reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Locanda Al Leon Hotel Venice