The Londra Palace is rated as one of the top hotels in Venice and this reputation is well deserved. It's situation, a couple of hundred yards down the Riva Schiavoni from the Doge's Palace, is among the hurly burly of tourist Venice but it is exceptionally convenient and the passing tourists make rather than detract from the experience of staying there. People-watching is an established pastime in Venice and the hotel's outside restaurant makes an ideal base for a coffee and an hour's indulgence. It is also on a multi-line vaporetto stop so it's no distance to walk when returning from a day's sight-seeing in Murano or the other islands.
My wife and I had a junior suite which was spacious and exceptionally well appointed with classical Venetian wallpaper which changed from vibrant gold to warm silver depending upon the light streaming in through three large windows - it was quite magical. We will always remember the stunning view of San Mark's Basin and St.George's Island directly opposite, and our evenings spent on the small juliet balcony glass in hand, watching the performances of actors in 18thC costume. The marble pannelled bathroom was a delight and having a dressing room or walk-in wardrobe an added bonus. The hotel staff were dedicated to providing excellent service which did much to ensure the atmosphere was one of pampered luxury. It is expensive, yes, but one doesn't stop in Venice every year. If they could improve something... breakfast. For Italy it is excellent and the eptiome of the Italian experience with its range of coffees and pastries, but many visitors are even more well travelled these days and after that served by the 5 star chain Iberostar this is surprisingly quite meagre and limited in choice. But that is nit-picking and it did not in any way dampen our enthusiam for this excellent hotel. We'd certainly return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five star Hotel located in the heart of Venice, few steps from Saint Mark's Square. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Fastbooking, Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Travel Republic (UK), TravelUp, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, HotelQuickly, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Londra Palace reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Londra Palace Hotel