HOTEL LONDRA PALACE
The Londra Palace is right on the Riva degli Schiavoni, just a few steps from St. Mark’s Square, Ponte dei Sospiri, and other famous spots, as well as the most hidden, authentic corners of the city known as Serenissima.
The Hotel offers 36 rooms and 17 Junior Suites in Biedermeier style, each one different from the others, featuring elegant upholstery, brocades and marble bathrooms. Each room is unique: views of St. Mark’s Basin and the lagoon are on one side, and the rooftops and bell towers of Venice’s historic center on the other.
The fascination and luxury of a historic hotel are complemented by comfort and modern facilities. For over 140 years, the Londra Palace, with its one hundred windows overlooking St. Mark’s Basin, has been a favorite gathering place for artists, people of culture, travelers and tourists who appreciate authentic places that are not bound by the spirit of time. Its restaurant, Do Leoni, is a temple to Venetian cuisine, thanks to the artistry of the chef, Loris Indri, who combines tradition with innovation. The excitement of good food is enhanced by the pleasure of dining in an elegant setting, rich in atmosphere.
Every space at the Londra Palace was designed to instil a sense of wellbeing in guests. The bright, renovated sitting rooms on the ground floor find harmony with the exterior space through the transparency of the glass. The veranda on the Riva degli Schiavoni is an ideal place to sip one of the delightful cocktails prepared by the barmen, enjoy lunch or dinner, have tea, or simply relax.
A stay in room 106 offers a taste of history. Here, in December 1877, Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote the first three movements of Symphony no. 4, originally entitled ‘Do Leoni’.