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Locanda "Al Leon" - Venice

Calle dei Albanesi Castello 4270 Calle dei Albanesi Castello 4279 - Venice

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Locanda Al Leon enjoys an excellent position in the historic centre of Venice, within walking distance of Piazza San Marco, the Ducal Palace and the Rialto bridge.

The property is housed in a fully air conditioned 15th century building, which combines modern conveniences like complimentary wireless Internet access with the typical furnishings and decorations of an ancient Venetian home.

You will find comfortable accommodations and a cosy atmosphere, right in the heart of this charming, unrivalled city. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 216 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Giuliano, as I told you, with a clear conscience I can recommend Locanda Al Leon. ...

Venere Guest, Poland
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Breakfast at Locanda "Al Leon"

A free continental breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Locanda "Al Leon"

  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Baby sitter
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 9 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Please contact the property ahead of time to make arrangements for check-in.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night for adults; EUR .5 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies from 1-31 January.

Locanda "Al Leon" is also known as

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9.1

Clean

8.9

Location

8.2

Quiet

7.9

Spacious

8.6

Service

Locanda "Al Leon" reviews

7.4 Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • India

Great location and spacious room however it got quite noisy in the mornings since the room was facing the street. When we asked for a comforter at night we were told that they only provide a thin cotton sheet and that we should switch off the air conditioning if we were cold. This was quite surprising from a Euro 150/night hotel. Switching off the a/c with the windows closed would have been too warm and claustrophobic in the warm month of August and opening the windows would be inviting more street noise. Other than that, it was a pleasant stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Beautiful room of ample size; very central location. Staff could not be nicer or more helpful. Our room was on the third floor and there is no elevator- the steps are very steep and the climb, even for one flight, would be hard for people with mobility issues.

7.4 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The location is ideal only one block to St. Marks Square and the rooms were very clean. The breakfast could have more options, such as meat and cheeses. The staff were very helpful.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The free breakfast was very good. Cereals, yougarts, fruit, plus all the other typical Italian breakfast fare. And the option to have it served in your room, at no extrat charge!

7.7 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Excellent location. Some of the staff are more welcome and informative than others. In general, staff are friendly and helpful. One not so good thing is no elevator.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Nice small hote, very convenient location close to te vaporetto and in the middle of the centre of venice. We were very pleased with the rooms and the service.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Israel

A lovely gem of a hotel. Very friendly and helpful service, comfortable room, excellent location, charming atmosphere. No elevator, so not recommended for people who have difficulty with stairs.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A wonderful hotel - beautiful decor and welcoming staff who were very helpful. great value and excellent location - would definitely recommend.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Very cosy little hotel. The staff always was very helpfull and extremely friendly. Rooms were clean and by venecian standards reasonably large. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. We really enjoyed our stay and can only fully recommend this hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Slovenia

Very nice hotel, good value for your money. Location is key in Venice.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United States

We loved the location of the hotel and the ambience. The staff all spoke English and were very helpful--especially in getting our suitcases up three flights of stairs. We had difficulty finding the hotel, The access street was not the one listed in the guidebook. We asked several people and received different directions from each. It was hot, and we were lugging heavy bags and went way out of our way looking for it. Once we found it, it was very easy to access and very close to out water bus stop. More specific directions in the hotel literature would be a big plus!

0.7
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Unfortunately the hotel Locanda Al Leon was a lot worse than we could even imagine. it should have been rated with a negative rating

7.8 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

La gros avantage de cet hôtel est sa localisation. à 5 min à pied de la place San Marc et des embarcadères des bâteaux pour aller à l'aéroport ou sur les îles avoisinantes. Le seul détail qui gênant est qu'il n'y a pas de volet, un simple rideau pas très épais ce qui peut déranger ceux qui apprécient l'obscurité totale pour dormir. Le personnel est très agréable et acceuillant et parle anglais et souvent français. L'isolation n'est pas très bonne mais l'hôtel est cependant très calme (pas de voiture à Venise). Nous vous conseillons cet hôtel.

6.8 Fair
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Esta muy bien situado y los empleados muy agradables. El desayuno muy correcto. Lo malo es que las habitaciones que dan a una calle ancha tienen un bar abajo que el fin de semana pone música alta hasta las 12.Por lo demás muy tranquilo.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Everything modern. Great, large pool and spa area complete with sauna. Wonderful breakfast - the best. Price is unbelievable.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is a very nice little hotel that is close to St. Mark's Square and the vaporetto stop. The main desk was very helpful. Our room was spacious and the bathroom was clean. Breakfast was fine too. We stayed 2 nights.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

It's a very lovely and quiet place. Very good relationship between price/quality, maybe because it was november which is not a high-season period.

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Quiet hotel very close from the San marco place, vaporetto stop and all facilities. Rooms are quite small but bathroom is very correct. Noice isolation is pretty good.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

This hotel is located is the perfect area and only a short walk to the beach. Our room #512 was very clean, quiet and quite large. Employees were polite and helpful with directions. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

7.4 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This pleasant hotel is conveniently located just down a small narrow street from the San Marco San Zaccaria ACTV (water bus) stop. The lobby is very small, as are the rooms, however the staff are helpful and most speak English quite well. All rooms are up at least one level, and we did not see a lift. Furnishings are typical Venetian style and should be adequate for most. Wireless internet is available, although the procedure to access is somewhat strange. The breakfast was a bit short on variety but good and served in a very friendly manner. We have had better hotels in Venice, however for the money and the time of year it was a reasonable value. "Recommended by The Savvy Traveler"

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Slovenia

Really great calue for your money. Great location, rooms are clean and charming and even they bring you breakfast in your room at no extra charge. Was in 4 different hotels so far in Venice and this was by far the best.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is extremely well placed and easy to find. Right next to Doges palace and few minutes from public water bus. There is a square next to it containing various trattorias, a chinese, cafe and bar. We would definately stay here again if visiting Venice. Probably the easiest small hotel to find in the whole of Venice.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Very good hotels as said in previous comment here (That make me choose this one). Staff very kind, the womand (the owner, I guess) give us a map of Venice marking some point of interest and giving some suggestion in very friendly way. The breakfast is good, the only one exception to the hotel is the room were it was served was very little, but, due to the number of rooms, it was not a big problem. Very good relationship between price/quality, choose it!

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

My husband and I really enjoyed staying at Locanda al Leon in Venice, Italy. It was very conveniently located from the water taxi stop. We walked to the hotel in less than 5 minutes. The man at the front desk (I believe he is the owner) was extremely welcoming. He carried all of our bags to our rooms since the hotel does not have an elevator but that was not a problem for us. When we checked out, he came to our room and brought our luggage down and allowed us to keep our suitcases with them for the morning and afternoon, until we departed Venice Island to go to the mainland. The breakfast was not bad. It consisted of a roll of bread and I believe a pastry, coffee and juice. Basic but satisfactory. The price of the hotel is high, however, compared to the other hotels in Venice, it was the most inexpensive that I found. It is conviently located very close to San Marco Square and Basilica and the rooms and bathroom were very clean. Great deal that I highly recommend!

5.4 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

The Locanda Al Leon has one big plus: its location. But sadly there are several negative things that makes this hotel just average. When we arrived, the young man at the front desk could hardly speak English. He sort of mumbled to himself, in Italian so that we didn't really know what he wanted; he wasn't very friendly or helpful. The rooms look nice (Venetian style, just like on the pictures), very clean; ask for a room to the back, the "Campo" outside might be loud in sjmmer. Once, when we got back to the hotel, after hours in the cold to warm ourselves a bit, the temperature in the room was 16 degrees Celsius, because the "padrone" decided that we had heated our room too much, so he just turned it down when we were away. We didn't like that at all! Also, you don't get a key to the building, so you have to ring a bell whenevery gou get to the hotel, and often there was a little note, "we'll be back in 5 minutes", which wasn't very nice when it was cold. The breakfast service was very basic, but okay. It was served in the room on a little tray, the breakfast room wasn't open in winter.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

WOW!!!! I can't say enough great things about this little hotel! This was by far the best experience we had on our recent trip through Germany, Spain, France, and Italy. Stayed in Mid-January and thought we got a good price on what we expected to be a small boring room. We couldn't have been more wrong. We got an absolutely incredibly low price on a gorgeous room on the upper floor with our own private balcony overlooking the roof lines of Venice and a thoroughly clean, modern, and nice room! The staff went out of their way to make our stay wonderful, and I can't begin to say how awesome the location is! From the outside it certainly doesn't look like much, but don't let that fool you. The location is so convenient to get to from the water ferries and is right around the corner from St. Mark's square. Please don't expect the Four Seasons, but at the price we paid, I almost felt guilty! The breakfast room looked like it might be a little crowded during the summer months when more poeple stay there, but the lady who worked in there and waited on us was absolutely wonderfully helpful even if we couldn't speak her language very well, and she bent over backwards to see to it that everyone was happy. Super convenient location, super helpful staff, modern clean rooms, and good breakfast every morning.

6.9 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location a short walk to St Mark's Square. The room was very quiet despite looking out on the charming small square with shops and restaurants. The only downside was the breakfast which was very basic and the smallness of the breakfast room on the top floor though a nice touch was being able to have breakfast in your room at no extra cost.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

2 adults, 2 kids,2 rooms;been to Venice many times. Great value for money; fantastic location to start your tours around the city. Practically step out of the hotel and you are right in the centre. Just a few minutes to get to the vaporetto station. Very friendly service. If you don't mind the stairs, just go there. Kids loved it. Breakfast alright. Will visit the locanda again.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Very nice staff. They prepared a cute and clean crib for our 5-month old baby. We all enjoyed our stay immensely. Cleanliness, quietness, service quality were all above expectations.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

We're a young couple who visited Venice in October. Locanda al Leon is a very nice and quite place to stay.( Rooms are small but sufficient ). Venice is very old, but beautiful.

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Es increible lo caro que son los hoteles y todo en Venecia, en relación a eso es hotel es recomendable, bien ubicado. Fatal el tamaño del baño y la ducha, son super pequeños!!!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

We stayed in Loacanda Al Leon three nights. We love it. It is completly renewed. New, nice and cleam furniture and decoration. It is only a few meters from Saint Marco squeare. Great. There is not elevator but the employee helps with the lugagge.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

perfect location, small and family hotel. Very very nice !!! Was better than the photos on your web page so we were surprised, in the right sense !! Super, I will recommand your web site and this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Awesome!!!!!!!!!! :D

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I would visit again if I return to Venice. Fantastic central location. Tucked away in a quiet corner. Friendly, welcoming staff. Good value.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

It's so nice a hotel that I never feel better than it before.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Locanda al Leon was a comfortable, clean hotel, with nice, traditionally furnished rooms, a great location, impressive breakfast, and best of all, a great price. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

6.1 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The property was very well located. I expected mosquitos, so we booked a hotel with air conditioning, however, the air didn't work because it was cool outside, with the windows shut it was about 90 inside. You either die with mosquitos or heat.

7.9 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

We had a fantastic stay at this hotel. From the moment we arrived the staff were very helpful and welcoming and assisted us with all of our requests. The front office manager made two fantastic recommendations for dinner both nights which were close to the hotel and served great food. The hotel was located in an excellent position - a 5 minute walk from St Mark Squares. I would definately recommend this hotel to future travellers visiting venice.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

My husband and I stayed in Venice for 2 nights. The location of the hotel couldn't be better, right next to Doge's Palace on San Marco square. Hotel is small but very cosy and charming. Room and bath are sparkling clean. Breakfast is basic but the coffee is great. The receptionist was friendly, he helped us with our luggage, gave us a map and explained how to get to the places we wanted to see, and checked the train schedule for us when we were leaving. He also let us to keep luggage after check out. The only problem is that if you're a light sleeper, it could be noisy at night, as some windows face the small plaza with the restaurants and cafe, but if you keep the windows closed, it shouldn't be an issue. Overall stay was great and we will return back if in Venice again.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The location was excellent! The staff were friendly. You cannot beat the location. We were able to experience St. Mark's square at night (an opportunity not to be missed!) because we were so close. Rooms are very quiet. Not a huge fan of the decorating and teh carpet needs redone, but otherwise and really nice place.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Super séjour. Parfait la chambre avec terrasse au calme et mini-bar juste derrière la place St Marc. On a vraiment apprécié.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

When we checked into the hotel, we asked to extend our stay if they had rooms available. They let us stay in a small apartment for the whole week- it was about a five minute walk away from the hotel. So we didnt actually stay at the hotel, but another property owned by them. It was clean, well maintained and in a great location. The staff at the hotel were very nice and even though we were not staying on site, we still stopped in to ask questions about the city. Breakfast was still provided in the main hotel and very nice relative to european breakfasts. Overall we had a great time and would stay there again.

7.3 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was the first trip to Venice for our teenage children and they wanted to stay centrally, close to the Piazza San Marco. This hotel is very close to the Piazza and an easy walk, even with luggage, from the vaporetto stop. It is on a small square that gets very busy and noisy between about 8 AM and 10 PM but is quiet at night. If you want to stay close to the Piazza, this is a nice place. For lovely sights away from the crowds head east from Locanda Al Leon to Campo San Zacarria or north toward Campo Santa Maria Formosa.

7.9 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel Locanda Al Leon is a small family run hotel that is conveniently located to saint Marco square. The service was good and the room clean.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Malaysia

Excellent location. Although the entrance is not really nice, but the room is quite spacious and clean. I would stay there again considering the price is reasonable.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The hotel staff are wonderful and really make their guests welcome. The recommendations for local restaurants were very welcomed and exceeded all expectations. We were very pleased and would return again as well as recommend this hotel to our friends.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Sono rimasta molto soddisfatta! La locanda è in posizione centrale, le camere sono molto accoglienti e pulite e il personale è molto gentile. Vale davvero la pena di soggiornare in questa locanda e il rapporto qualità/prezzo è ottimo! LO CONSIGLIO VIVAMENTE A TUTTI COLORO CHE DESIDERANO VISITARE VENEZIA!! Non rimarranno delusi!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent hotel with a central location offering excellent value for money. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We couldnt have wished for a better stay in Venice.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

Great place to stay. Close to everything. Easy to go back if you need to. This is the second time i have stayed here. The first time in a triple room, and this time in a double. Our room even had an upstairs loft for sitting. The stairs are the only part that isn't great. Three steep flights up can be a lot after a long day in Venice. I would stay here again and i recommend for visitors to Venice.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very good hotel recently renovated making Venice affordable. A wonderful stay, helpful staff, and even if continental breakfast may not be enough for some, it was good for us. The espresso is delicious ! I would recommend that the directions be more informative as it's only thanks to another venere user that we got there without too much trouble!

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

This Hotel is wonderful, Rooms are cleans and spacious. The Hotel is few second to Place Roma. It means you don't need to pay extra transport. The owner of the hotel are very friendly, they explained us the best place to visit and give us a map of Venise. Sincerely, I advise you this Hotel !!!

7.5 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

The welcoming vas very nice. The people at the reception were very polite and competent.They even give you a map. Just the lady in the breakfast room....she wasn´t very flexible ;-( From the hotel to the vaporetto or Piazza di Marco it takes 5 minutes.But the first time you need a map!

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Israel

Due to its central location, Casa al Leon (or Locanda al Leon or Leon2, which are all the same place), the rooms are noisy. The breakfast is poor, and strictly rationed (every person gets only one of each: toast, bun, butter, jam, small cereal box, and a miniature biscuit). I wasn't allowed to get extra bun and even if I was, I would still be hungry. The breakfast room is too small and people usually have to wait in line. Lack of elevator is a major disadvantage. Climbing with heavy luggage two stories is very difficult. One can easily get nicer hotels, which are better located for a lower price.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Chile

nice hotel and well located

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Great location (near San Marco square). Good breakfast, clean rooms. Would stay again!

7.6 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

A good hotel. Small bathroom (typical in Italy) Great location, very near st. marks. Room was good for a good price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Spain

Es un hotel ideal: lleno de encanto, recientemente restaurado y además a dos minutos de la plaza San Marcos. Nos hemos alojado aquí durante dos noches en una habitación triple, amplia, decorada en estilo veneciano y con vistas a una pequeña plaza. Todo lo que buscábamos. Quiero destacar la atención recibida por parte del personal del hotel, especialmente del dueño, pues el día de llegada, aunque la habitación no estaba disponible hasta las 14:00h, pudimos dejar allí nuestras maletas, y cuando volvimos a la hora convenida las encontramos en nuestra habitación, evitando así el único "inconveniente" del hotel: la falta de ascensor. Sin duda, ésta será mi primera opción cuando vuelva a Venecia.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Mexico

We a couple with a 15 year old girl and a 3 year old boy, stayed during mid July 05. The hotel has an excelent location, walking distance to everywhere, helpful and competent personnel, the building had a remarkable modernization job, the bathroom was the best one during 10 days in Italy in diferent hotels. If we go back to Venice Casa al Leon will be our home.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The room was quite spacious and spotlessly clean - It looked exactly as it did in the photo but was bigger than we expected. Both the shower and the air conditioning worked well and the location was great. The windows were double glazed and blocked out any noise at night, so although the hotel is very central, it was a peaceful place to stay. All the staff were polite and helpful and we would definitely stay there again.

5.0 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This place was OK, not great, but way overpriced - especially since we were traveling in a group and there were no quads. The location is absolutely excellent, but other than that there was nothing really special about the hotel. Breakfast was very limited and area was tiny, so that sometimes people could not eat until others left. Since we found it's really easy and fun to get around, next time I would trade off to get a hotel not as convenient but much cheaper.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Luxembourg

L'hotel est parfaitement situé. La chambre que nous occupions était impeccable, spacieuse et calme. La salle de bain moderne. Les petits-déjeuners sont pris dans une toute petite pièce mais agréable et ensoleillée le matin; ils ne sont certes pas fabuleux mais très corrects. Un endroit très bien.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

we loved it! the location is wonderful...the staff was very accomodating and helpful.i can reccomend this hotel to anyone going to venice!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Thailand

awesome location. easy to get to the vaporetta from pzza. s. marco stop. great breakfast!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

What a pleasant surprise this lovely place was! I had expected a rather small, cramped space, just a place to sleep really, and was delighted to find what would be more accurately called a charming inn or bed and breakfast, rather than a "hotel." We had two rooms for our family, a doube and a spacious triple. The staff was extremely courteous and caring, able to answer all questions, and must have communicated well with one another, because each new person on duty seemed to know exactly what we needed. The rooms were clean, pleasantly decorated in what they call "typical Venetian style," and the daily breakfast of cappucino, juice, croissants and rolls, and a selection of cereals and milk was quite satisfactory. Sometimes, because the place was booked solid, every table in the small breakfast room was occupied, though, and we had to wait for others to finish. But that was the only time we were aware of others in the building--the rooms are really soundproof, and we really had a sense of privacy and personal attention. There are a lot of stairs to climb to rooms on the third floor, which was fine for us but might be a consideration for others. The location may as well say "San Marco," even though technically it is in the Sestiere of Castello; it is literally one block from the Piazza San Marco. The actual street it's on is the Calle delle Albanesi (would have been REALLY helpful to know that when we were trying to find the place; we had to explore every street coming off the Campo to find the address. Maybe they should put this on the website.) The little Campo San Filippo e Giacomo is lively and if you want to take it easy and stay near the hotel once in a while, it offers plenty of decent choices for a snack, coffee, pizza, or gelato, and last-minute souvenirs. One bakery right in the same Calle as the hotel is the Pasticceria M. le Bonifacio. Unlike some others in the area, this one actually has the bakery on the premises. Also in the same Calle is t

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Very comfortable reasonably priced central accomodation

7.4 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Greece

The Casa Al Leon is superbly located near St. Marks Sq. and the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop. The rooms were extremely clean with superb bathrooms. Only drawbacks are the steep stairs (after a day of walking around Venice, you'll feel the strain!) and the small breakfast room (on the top floor) which was crowded. As I booked a twin room, we were given a single with extra bed on the top floor. Better to book a kingsize as it's two beds together. Loads of reasonable places to eat nearby.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

very friendly staff with good welcome info including a free pocket map. Breakfast was good especially when you have experienced other hotel breakfasts in venice! clean and very central.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We were very happy with the stay. Neat accommodation, great location and price...

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

It was a very nice stay in Locanda Al Leon and I think our next stay will be there as well! But two points you should keep clearly in mind: Our room was very clairaudient and for breakfast we had to wait because there were not enough tables for the guests. But in comparison with all the other positive expectations we made we can recommend this lovely and well positioned hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

l'hotel està en una situació inmirollable.les habitacions son tal qual es poden apreciar en les fotos de la web. Estan molt netes i suficientment espaioses.El tracte amb els propietaris és molt agradable. Demaneu que us recomani restaurants per anar.El ser un hotel petit té l'inconvenient que només hi han tres taules per esmorzar i es molt probable que us hagiu d'esperar,de totes maneres t'ho ofereixen la possibilitat de esmorzar a l'habitació.Es un hotel del tot recomanable.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We had a wonderdful stay at this hotel. The staff were very helpful. This was the nicest place on our trip to Italy. We would recommend this to our friends.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Rooms small but very clean - breakfast was simple but adequate although with only three tables we did have to wait on two mornings for others to finish - hotel in excellent position within a minute from St Marks Square and water taxis - we would stay here again

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

Delighted with Casa Al Leon. Position excellent. Reception staff speak English, very pleasant and helpful. Have already recommended this hotel.

7.8 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Arab Emirates

This was the first time I used Venere and I was a little worried that perhaps the booking may not be there, however,everything went smoothly and I will definetly use Venere in the future. Casa Al Leon was exactly as per the description. The location is fantastic and the rooms were spotless and recently refurbished. We paid Euro 159 per night in October, which for Venice, wasn't too bad particularly in view of the location and quality of accomodation. There are no views from the hotel and it is not located on the water which actually ensures that the rooms are quiet. I would certainly recommend Casa Al Leon and the service offered by Venere.

7.5 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is a very small hotel at the end of an alley-like street, quite close to San Marco Square. There is a tiny reception area, no elevator, and the rooms go up three flights of stairs. The breakfast area is on the second floor landing. A very good breakfast, but only 3 tables, which sometimes required a wait. Our room, on the top floor, had been newly renovated and was nice. At the time we were there, we were told TV's has been removed from rooms, because the cable had been damaged. Because of the location, this hotel is probably good value for the price, if you don't mind its small spaces.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Room small, as you would expect this close to St Marks Sq at this price range. In a busy location, but good sound proofing and aircon. Nicely furnished, good facilities and very clean. Very helpful english-speaking staff. We were pleased with our choice and would certainly stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We love this hotel and will stay here every time we visit Vience.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Very nice hotel. Easy to get to from the water and in a great central location. Our room was just off the breakfast area so we had a lot of noise in the mornings when they were getting breakfast ready. The staff was helpfull and very kind.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We were there in mid-July and we highly recommend this hotel. The location is very convenient, price is right, Giuliano and his staff are friendly and competent. The room and the washroom is clean and good size. Don't forget to ask Giuliano for restaurant recommendations. He suggested a restaurant close by the hotel and the food was excellent. We will definitely come back and stay in this hotel.

7.4 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

Staff was welcoming and the location was great. Rooms are small, but thats normal for Venice. Basically, for the cost, one of the nicer places to stay, and oh-so-close to San Marco.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

If you are looking for a nice and economic place to stay in Venice, that's the one! All the rooms are recently renovated and therefore nice and clean (actually they are still working on some of them), the staff is very nice and provide and excellent service and the Locanda is right behind the Basilica di San Marco and it takes you 2 minutes to get to the Piazza, what else can you expect?? This is one of the places you don't find that easily in Venice, especially during high season...highly recommended!!!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The hotel is very conveniently located. Very easy access to major tourist sites. The rooms are very clean and look just like the pictures shown. We are very impressed that non-smoking rooms are available even though it is not specified on the web site. The staff accomodated our requests very promptly and they always make extra effort to satify our needs. The breakfast included is very good too. On top of all these, the price is very reasonable consider the rooms and service as well as the location.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

the reason for such a random review is this, when i got to the hotel, all seemed well, and the hotel was very easy to check into and had nice staff, however after the first night there was a plumbing leak outside our room caused by our toilettes and shower, so we were forced to check out of the hotel! This i find to be extremely poor service.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Brazil

What a wonderful surprise in Venice! The hotel is close to the St Mark Square & the Doge's Palace; the room was lavishly decorated, and the small bathroom was fully equipped. The staff was knowledgeable and extremely helpful and courteous. Breakfast was fair and the price was a bargain. A perfect place for a budget traveler to stay in Venice.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location at an excellent price. Good breakfast and right in the action, 3 minutes walk to San Marc's Piazza. Easy to find and very near the main piers. Nice breakfast and nice staff, airconditioning and a fridge in the room. We would go back there and would reccomend it to others.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Locanda Al Leon is in a great location-- a short walk to St. Mark's and the ferry stop. The hotel is on a quieter street, but with shops and restaurants right outside the hotel for convenience. The room was small, but nicely decorated and comfortable and clean. A/C helped alot too! I think it was a good value for pricey Venice. It was nice that someone was always at the front desk, which was helpful when we had to check out very early in the morning. We would stay here again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I was very pleased with the location of the hotel, the ease of finding it, the cleanliness of the hotel and the breakfast was great! It had rained the day we arrived and we could not get into our room until after 2:00.We were very wet and the lobby is to small to wait.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

the owner was wonderful and very helpful. The accommodations were very nice. It has been redecorated very tastefully. The breakfasts were the best that we had in Italy.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The hotel was a little hard to find based off the map and the reception area is a little cramped (but I imagine nothing can really be done about it. The building is small) BUT, the rooms were spacious, clean with comfortable beds and a small safety box. The bathrooms were brand new and comfortable. There were cautious regarding safety and had a safety lock on the entrance door as well as our rooms. The reception was very friendly and helpful in giving us information regarding transportation and the sights. The breakfast selection was a thorough continental breakfast with nice coffee. Will definately recommend this hotel to others. Location, quality and price was superb.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Stayed for 3 days in March. Hotel in brilliant position; very close to St Matk's Square, good restaurants and the vaporetto stop. Very easy to find, reception staff friendly and helpful, rooms beautifully decorated and clean, breakfast very good. Highly recommended!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Wonderful central location, next to St Mark's Square,restaurants,shops and water bus stop. The room was clean and comfortable and the owners very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here if visiting Venice again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great hotel, easy to find using instructions.Location perfect.for St Marks square etc. breakfast very good room warm & quiet. Shower good although bath would be great after a long day.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

This is a lovely hotel with warm, caring, people to run it. We were very close to San Marco square but not right on top of it - meaning that there was less noise and foot traffic. But it only took us about 4 minutes to get to the square. Everything else is really close too - and if you don't want to walk, the vaporetti stop is very close. I highly recommend this place.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

very good

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

very fine, small location for a romantic trip to Venice - we had a great price!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

The owner who speaks a little bit of French is very nice and his staff is very welcoming! The location is wonderful (very close to St Mark's place) Except one night spent in another room because of bathroom repairings (we had noisy Spanish neighbours!) our one-week stay was very great!! Thanks a lot! (I enjoyed my holidays...especially with my "cafone"!) Enjoy your stay!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

breakfast space a bit cramped and coffee was cold some mornings but overall a warm friendly hotel in an excellent position.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Great stay - will return!

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Room Details

Locanda "Al Leon" offers 6 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and phones during their Castello visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Locanda "Al Leon"

On foot
From Piazza San Marco service boat stop:
Locanda Al Leon is situated in a street named Calle degli Albanesi (near the bridge on the map), between the Old Prison Palace and the Hotel Danieli Excelsior. Take this street and the last door on the left, before a small square named Campo SS.Filippo e Giacomo, is the final destination.

By car
You can park at Garage San Marco. You can reach it by crossing the bridge Ponte della Libertà that connects Venice to mainland Italy. Arriving at Piazzale Roma, you must drive to the second big garage. The daily price is €26,00 but the property will give you a voucher for a 10% discount (20% in the winter). Then take the public service boat Vaporetto line 1 or line 51 (in the summer you can take line 82 as well) towards San Zaccaria (boat ticket is €6,00 per person). Get off the boat and follow the map.

By train
Upon leaving Santa Lucia railway station, take the public service boat Vaporetto line 1 or line 51 (in the summer you can take line 82 as well) towards San Zaccaria (boat ticket is €6,00 per person). Get off the boat and follow the map.

By airplane
From Venice Marco Polo Airport:
You can take the public service Alilaguna (the ticket is €12,00 per person). The journey to Giardini di Piazza San Marco (St. Marco Square Gardens) takes less than 1 hour. Get off and follow the map. (This service departs every hour at 10 minutes past the hour: 12.10 p.m., 1.10 p.m. and so forth, the last service is at 12.10 a.m.). Alternatively, there is a bus shuttle to Piazzale Roma (last service is at 12.20 a.m.), then take the public service boat Vaporetto line 1 (in the summer you can take line 82 as well) or N (after midnight) to San Zaccaria. Get off the boat and follow the map.
From Treviso Canova Airport:
Take the shuttle bus ATVO (connecting with each flight) and you will arrive in Piazzale Roma in less than 1 hour, then take the public service boat Vaporetto line 1 (in the summer you can take line 82 as well) or N (after midnight) to San Zaccaria. Get off the boat and follow the map.

Distances from Locanda "Al Leon"

Bridge of Sighs - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Church of San Zaccaria - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Zaccaria Waterbus - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Basilica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Galleria Stampalia - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Doge's Palace - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
National Library of St Mark's - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Clocktower - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Querini Stampalia - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St Mark's Campanile - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Procuratie Vecchie - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Mark's Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Procuratie Nuove - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Le Zitelle - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Correr Civic Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Locanda "Al Leon" is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.8 km / 4.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.