Hotel Londra Palace
What We Love
- Buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Unbeatable location overlooking the lagoon, just steps from Piazza San Marco
- It’s perfect for a romantic getaway
- The hotel’s Do Leoni restaurant is one of the finest in the city
What To Know
- The look is more Old World charm than cutting-edge design
- There's no gym
- Children are welcome, but it’s best suited to couples
- Free WiFi
With a grand whitewashed façade made from two pensioni, the Londra Palace has been a Venetian landmark for over 140 years. Its location overlooking the lagoon, close to Piazza San Marco, just can’t be bettered; no wonder Tchaikovsky was inspired to compose part of his Fourth Symphony during his stay here in 1877. While no two of the 53 rooms are the same, all mix lofty ceilings, Biedermeier antique furniture, gorgeous fabric-covered walls, Murano glass chandeliers and silk brocade curtains with contemporary high-tech necessities. And all have stunning views of the San Marco Basin and the lagoon on one side, and the rooftops and bell towers of the city on the other. The marble-clad bathrooms have large tubs as well as showers and are stocked with delicious-smelling Ortigia lotions and potions from Sicily. After a hard day’s sightseeing, sip a bellini on the terrace overlooking the waterfront promenade and the lagoon beyond, before dining at the acclaimed restaurant, Do Leoni. The menu changes seasonally and offers a sophisticated take on traditional Venetian and international fare, like mille feuille turbot served with porcini and white wine, and an irresistible array of desserts.
How to Get There
Wonderful experience worth the splurge. Not to be missed: 4th floor suites with balconies overlooking San Giorgio Maggiore and the entrance to the grand canal; lunch on the altana (rooftop deck); tours booked through the concierge (ask for Andrea). Service at the restaurant was sometimes a bit rough, but breakfast was nice and food in general excellent.
A spotlessly clean hotel in a great location. We had a junior suite with balcony; although the balconies are quite narrow, we were able to sit out and enjoy the stunning views. The staff throughout the hotel are very helpful, friendly and nothing is ever too much trouble. We found the quality of the food was excellent, both room service (a little pricey but you expect that in a top quality hotel) and breakfast, which was included in the room rate. There was plenty of choice for us and it was lovely having the opportunity to sit outside and watch the world go by. We had a wonderful time at Hotel Londra Palace and can’t wait to return.
Every staff member we encounter was very kind and cheerful. Basically everyone there spoke perfect English, which is a plus for dumb Americans like us that don’t speak more than one language. The restaurant downstairs has great hours, and we didn’t have a bad thing on the menu. We dined there for at least 5 meals. The picnic on the roof is worth it. The view is amazing. Very peaceful even in an area as busy as this. Our room was one of the few with a terrace, and I feel like that a terrace was a requirement for us. Sitting on the terrace at sunset and drinking some champagne was just absolutely amazing. Highly recommend Londra Palace.