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
A clean, comfortable, charming hotel. The staff are friendly and eager to please. Water taxis are available opposite the hotel entrance and a public transport stop is also nearby. The hotel is conveniently located close to the main visitor attractions, but far enough away to offer peace and tranquility away from the crowds.
Totally unacceptable attitude of service personnel except at reception. Grossly over priced for the quality of the establishment. Shoddy furnishing, Poorly designed and unsafe bathroom particularly for retired persons
We were greeted warmly by reception manager Nicola Lucatello and hotel manager Alain Bullo. A room was ready early for us even though check in was not until 2:00. The staff are warm, courteous and helpful. The hotel bar is lovely for an afternoon drink and people watching. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The location is perfect. The concierge was able to obtain a difficult to get dinner reservation. Would recommend this property. Thank you for a lovely stay.
I had the pleasure of staying with my clients at the Hotel Londra Palace a few weeks ago. The gracious hospitality and warm reception was much appreciated after our long travels. The front desk staff is effective and helpful. The manager is charming. Both myself and my clients loved our rooms. As this is a historic property, all rooms are different. The beds were very comfortable. Location, location, location - perfect. Breakfast had everything one could ask for. My only disappointment was dinner. The menu selection was limited and if one was tired and wanted only a lite bite without having to leave the hotel, there were few options. I would book this hotel again for both myself and my clients.
The Hotel Londra is a beautiful place to stay in an exceptional location. Our room overlooked the Grand Canal and the service is amazing. Good breakfast and a lovely bar. A special thank you to Mario Lucchetti for making the best Old Fashioned my wife has ever had. Short walk to Saint Marks and the Doge's Place. Spent our anniversary here and would do it again next year!