Let me start by saying those who come and stay at this place and then write a bad review clearly did not read up on it's unique character ahead of time. It pays to do your home work.
We knew exactly what to expect and got more than we expected. We found the walk down the "alley" perfect. One minute you are on the main noisey tourist crowded bridge in front of the Antico Doge, and with in a few steps.. complete quiet was you walk through the metal gate to the courtyard in front of the entry door. Yeah the building next door is boarded up and run down, but half of Venice is the same way with or with out boards.
The double flight of stairs to the main lobby only add to the intrigue. It's like you're entering someones old venetian house. which you are!
it is conviently located to the Rialto bridge. Easy walk from the Ca D'oro boat stop.. We did splurge and take a private water taxi back to the airport. pick up was by the bridge out front
30 minutes to the airport.
we spent 4 nights there with two friends. we booked the Junior Suite and the Triple room respectively (we decided for size and not the canal view) The Junior Suite is HUGE. With a view of the construction chute out one side of the window and the Courtyard below on the other side (oh well who stays in the room and looks out the window anyway)
The bath room is huge as well. Our room was so big, we had our friends over the share breakfast at the sitting table, we loved the breakfast. Stefano was so accomodating with everything. breakfast was simple enough, Juice, coffee, rolls, jams. We added to it by getting fruit and sliced meats from the market.
The room floor was so crooked it was funny. I read some complaints about this, but again it adds to the charm. Beautiful Glass chandeliers in the rooms.
My only issue/concern was the bathroom in the triple room. More specifically the bath tub. very small old style. last time I saw one was 20 years ago in an old B&B in Belgium. you sit in a "well" big enough for your legs,and then a higher up "well" for you butt. anyone of any height or girth is not gonna fit!
love this place and would recommend it to any one who appreciates a place with Character and not be fussy.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com so you can book your Locanda Leon Bianco 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:
- Locanda Leon Bianco Venice
- Locanda Leon Bianco Hotel Venice