Locanda la Corte enjoys a charming location in Calle Bressana, in the "sestiere" or quarter of Castello, an exceptionally quiet area easily reached on foot from St. Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge and the most important sites of Venetian art, including the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, the largest Gothic church in the city, the church of Santa Maria Formosa with its Baroque bell tower, and the Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.
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"how to beat the traffic and feel like a Venetian citizen"
Locanda has three major qualities: super convenient location close to everything yet remote from the crowd, elegant place with a lovely garden yet reasonable prices, and a charming little wine bar -Ossia di seppia- that just opened next door with a direct view on the canal and a great atmosphere. Venice is the city of dreams as they say...
"Relaxed atmosphere "
Our first stay in Venice and the water taxi dropped us off right outside the door. It's a lovely place to stay and location while quiet is in a good place to explore all corners of Venice. Breakfast is in the restaurant next door and while your basic continental fare it sets the day up well. Room was good size and although we had no view to talk of it did its job. I'd stay here again, which must say something.
"Charming retreat in a quiet area of Venice, yet close to the action"
This is a guest house (locanda) rather than a full-service hotel, with a kind of faded, charming elegance that seems entirely correct for Venice. We stayed for a week in a large room overlooking a canal, with a comfortable bed, a sofa as well as chair for relaxing, a large bathroom with shower, desk, chest of drawers, and wardrobe. The AC worked very well on warm days, but there were also two windows for fresh air and a chance to watch everyday life on the canal -- work boats, gondolas, water taxis, etc. Our room was quiet, and service was generally good, and cleanliness standards high. The shower is a bit small, and woud be a tight fit for a person of size. Breakfast was well-prepare and served -- juice, your choice of coffee, rolls, croissants, yoghurt, granola, meats, cheese, and bottled water -- and kept us going through busy mornings and sometimes past lunch. During our stay breakfast was served indoors in a restaurant --"6342 Alla Corte" --that is physically connected to Locanda La Corte, although I don't believe the ownership is the same. In the evenings the restaurant serves meals that should be excellent, since it is owned by the same people who run "6342 A Le Tole," which was our favorite restaurant. (See my review.) One of the strong points in favor of Locanda La Corte is its location. It is far enough removed from the over-touristed areas of the Rialto and Piazza San Marco to eliminate the crowds and noise, but at the same time those places are easy to reach. It is also relatively easy to reach from the airport. A water taxi will take you virtually to the door, if you want to spring for one. But far cheaper, an Alilaguna boat will take you to the Fondamente Nuove stop, which serves both that service and the city's numerous vaporetto lines. The walk from Nuove to the hotel isn't long, but you will have to cross three or four bridges along the way, and each has several steps. If you're healthy and strong, no problem; if you're not, perhaps the water taxi would be better. My wife and I are in our mid-seventies and had no difficulty. In short, this is a great place to stay for a visit to Venice, and the staff will be helpful in making the most of it.
"Visit hasn't ended yet but Hotel is so good we're writing this early"
Entry to the Hotel is beautiful, lovely old beamed room with reception. Greeted within seconds of entering by a chap with a big smile who welcomed us & showed us to our room. The Hotel is quirky, old & with lots of different passage ways depending on where your room.is located - ours is through the terrace area & up some steps which makes it feel like you have your very own house to stay in. We're really surprised at how quiet it is here given we're minutes walk from the centre & 30 seconds walk to the piazza by the hospital where there are lots of beautiful restaurants to be found. The room: Traditional Venetian in style & just what we wanted. Shower room only which is fine for us as we're here for 3 nights. Great having shutters, windows, nets & curtains as provides choice depending on the temperature of the day. Air conditioning in the room is great as has own control (not a guarantee as we've found out on our travels so far) & really quiet so doesn't wake you at night. Key to front door provided on set given to you which means you can come & go as you please - again, not a given everywhere. Breakfast is buffet style & served in the adjoining restaurant. Foods include cereal & milk, bread rolls or slices with condiments, & ham, cheese & boiled eggs. Only issue for me was that the milk was out in a jug on the table & even though we went at 7.30am when it opened this was REALLY warm & put me off (especially as I'm pregnant). I should have asked for cold but felt a bit uncomfortable - I will ask tomorrow though, my own fault. Location: quite a walk from the train station but as others have remarked already, private water taxi's are available even though they're quite pricey...they're worth it. We found that there is a water taxi base just behind the hospital (under 10 mins walk, probably closer to 5mins) & this takes you to the station within 40 minutes...we'll definitely be taking this option on Saturday. Aside from this location wise we are absolutely thrilled with it! Quiet, relaxed & beautiful. Away from the hussle & bustle & the northern part of Venice which is more residential means you get much more of a Venice experience. It also means there are more 'local' rather than 'touristy' restaurants so if you're in to sustainable tourism this is your spot. We just adore this area & everything about it. Absolutely highly recommend Laconda La Corte to anyone visiting Venice, best of both worlds, easy access to everything, great staff & a really happy stay here. We'll definitely be coming back here.
"First trip to Venice"
Well we stayed here for 3 nights and was traveling with our friends ( 2 couples) we all like the hotel being very clean with all you need, air con in the room which worked,fridgethe shower was a bit small but worked great, safe in the room which was free. I would say the the hotel is rustic/old and we will go back. The reception staff was a Chinese man and he was great, the hotel is in a great location for places to get food and coffee.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM