My wife and I stayed here from 16th September to 19th September and while the room was fantastic, we were disappointed with the breakfast.
Before check in, we actually spent 45 minutes lugging two heavy suitcases through the streets of Venice looking for the place. I guess it's not the hotel's fault that Venice is an easy place to get lost.
The location is hard to find on google maps. We asked for directions from some locals and they guided us. We had to check in at another hotel, Casa Verardo, which is about 30 seconds walk away from La Locandiera. The check in was smooth and easy. No issues.
After check in, we went to the hotel and went up to our room which was No.32 on the 3rd floor. They have an elevator(thankfully) but it's tiny! Doesnt matter too much though.
The room was elegant and spacious! It was a palace by European standards. The bathroom was quite spacious as well and had a bidet. This is very nice for us Indians.
Breakfast is served on the 3rd floor right outside our room. In spite of this, it never got noisy or uncomfortable for us in our room. It is actually quite convenient. The breakfast was disappointing. A small selection of cold cuts, some cereal, and 1 croissant. I say 1 croissant because everyone is allotted only 1! I had one and when I went to get one more, the waitress told me I couldnt have any more! Apart from the croissant, the only other bread available is some very hard european bread. The hotel should understand that it's guests are from different parts of the world and should have some soft bread too.
That said, the waitress was very sweet. Almost Full marks to her. The next morning, she kept aside 2 croissants for me because she had disappointed me the previous day. My only issue with this lady was that she didnt inform us that Hot Chocolate is available as well. She only offered us Tea/Coffee and when we declined both, she didnt say anything.
On our third morning, her husband, another agreeable Romanian, offered me Hot Chocolate and it was very very good! I felt bad that I didnt know there was Hot chocolate the previous 2 days.
The location of this hotel is fantastic. We were away from all the noise and touristy crowds of Venice. The hotel is in a small square which is super quiet. However, we were hardly 5 minutes away from the Doge's Palace and San Marco Square. I think there is a shorter way to reach San Marco's Square from our hotel, but we took the long route all the time.
Another small issue is that there is no Free Wi-Fi in this hotel. We're paying upwards of 200Euro a night and they cant throw in free Wi-Fi?
I am taking off half a star because of the breakfast and half a star because of the Wi-Fi.
All in all, a lovely hotel to stay in.
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- Also Known As:
- La Locandiera Venice
- La Locandiera Hotel Venice