Hotel Londra Palace
Classic Venetian style and luxurious accommodation with unobstructed views on the Venetian lagoon
With its rich cultural history and central Venetian location, the Londra Palace is a lively hotel full of charm, blending legacies of the past with modern comfort and colours. Looking onto St. Mark’s Basin, only steps away from the Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, Londra Palace has a 500 metre-long waterfront location, with 100 windows looking out onto the lagoon. Originally known as the Hotel d’Angleterre & Pension, the original core building dates from 1853. A recent 1999 renovation fully revitalized both the façade and internal spaces, creating 53 spacious guest rooms, each individually appointed with Biedermeier furnishings and 19th century artworks, combining old world comfort with modern convenience.
Inside the Londra Palace, the lounge areas offer guests elegant surroundings, well suited for maximum enjoyment and relaxation. Light-filled spaces feature Rationalist designs accented with crystal and luxurious fabrics, with a tribute to the hotel’s most famous guest, P.I. Tchaikovsky. The hotel’s bar provides another classic location in which to relax and socialize, with its lovely terrace looking onto Riva degli Schiavoni. Do Leoni, the hotel's restaurant, serves exceptional Venetian cuisine and fine wines, in sophisticated and elegant surroundings. In the warmer months, the restaurant’s terrace is simply delightful, providing guests with the opportunity to dine just steps away from the Lagoon.
Rooms and Suites
The Londra Palace offers three types of rooms, and each room is individually designed. Fabric covered walls, original antiques and fantastic views are important features in each, and all have satellite TV, wireless Internet and mini bar. The Classic rooms measure 18-22 square metres and feature views over the city of Venice, while the larger Deluxe rooms offer views of the lagoon and the island of San Giorgio. The spacious junior suites overlook St. Mark’s Basin, with two of the suites boasting a terrace or balcony and another with a hideaway whirlpool tub. Sharing a special link with the past, room 106 was the room in which Tchaikovsky composed the first three movements of his Fourth Symphony, during his stay at the hotel in December 1877.
Do Leoni restaurant
This attractive, award-winning restaurant is named after Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, which was apparently referred to by the composer as the Two Lions, symbols of Venice and London. The menu and dining room reflect an internationally cultivated taste.The dishes, both delicate and elaborate, are served with exceptional service in a bright and airy contemporary space, or on the wide terrace overlooking the Riva degli Schiavoni. The artistic talents of Chef Loris Indri are highlighted by his creative and seasonal menu. The wine list offers over 140 Italian labels, and appetizers are a must with delicious seafood options which pair perfectly with a list of prestigious champagne and wine labels.
LUXOS RECOMMENDS: Oven Baked Lobster tail with Hollandaise sauce, garnished with Basmati rice and oven-baked vegetables