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Fantastic little hotel in central Venice
Myself and my husband stayed 4 nights in a double room (#118) at Locanda La Corte during March 2008. The staff were helpful from the very start and always promptly answered our queries over email. They have a very good website with plenty of photos, and bookings can be made online.
The 16 rooms were arranged in groups on various floors surrounding a central outdoor courtyard. The separation of the rooms meant there was very little noise from other guests, and the lovely little courtyard had tables and chairs so that guests can sit outside.
Our room was clean, nicely decorated and much larger than we expected. The window overlooked the courtyard which meant we got the smell of warm bread from the breakfast room in the morning... lovely!
As the hotel is off a side street it's very quiet, but still central enough to be within a short walk of the main sights. The nearest water-bus stop connecting to the airport (Fondamenta Nove) was only about a 10 minute walk away so there were only a couple of bridges to negotiate with suitcases.
I'd highly recommend Locanda La Corte and we would definitely stay there again.
Charming and quiet hotel.
The Locanda La Corte is a Charming and quiet hotel. Situated a little away from the main sights - bring good walking shoes.
We booked a junior suite, this turned out to be a three-roomed affair with luxurious green silk wallcoverings. Our windows opened directly above a canal, passing gondola passengers could be seen enjoying themselves. The room had a fridge which could be used for drinks &c. as well as being stocked mini bar style.
Breakfast was adequate but not interesting, if the weather is warm one may eat in the courtyard.
Good value for such a nice room.
La Corte for our honeymoon
We spent eight nights at Locanda La Corte for our honeymoon in early November 2006. We stayed here because my sister in law had stayed there before and said it would be an ideal place for us. She was right.
We got a huge suite, with a separate bedroom, and a bathroom that was so far away from the main bedroom you could not hear the shower when it was on. The bathroom had a towel warmer. We had a small dining table in the additional bedroom and a sofa in the main bedroom. Because of the low season, we only paid 100 euros per night, and even got a discount by paying in cash. We booked directly with the hotel via e-mail and telephone, we had booked the second cheapest room we could find, but we told them it was our honeymoon and that's probably why we ended up in the huge suite with all that space.
The view from the windows was amazing, we looked out into the canal and saw the gondolas go by day and night, they were so close passengers waved at us and took pictures of us as we stood in the window watching them go by. On the downside, since the canal was right outside our window, we could hear early workers zipping by in their boats as early as 6:00 am.
The breakfast was ok, in the winter it's served in a quaint little dining room. The staff was truly wonderful, helping us out with directions, recommendations, and calling another hotel to set up a meeting in italian to have dinner with friends who were also in Venice at the time.
Internet access was available by buying prepaid cards for a specific number of days, it was not expensive but sometimes they ran out of the cheapest cards.
The hotel is located in a residential neighborhood, walking distance to St. Marks square and all the main attractions. There is a vaporeto stop very close by so when coming from the airport we got off at that stop and walked 10 minutes to the hotel. We did early check in without a problem. There were several restaurants close by, a bakery and a farmer's stand.
In all, the hotel was perfect for our honeymoon, truly romantic, the biggest room we ever had, perfect location for our walks thoughout the city, and friendly service.
Cannot recommend it enough!
Once we found Locanda La Corte we were very happy with it. It's not the easiest to find, but then again, what is easy to find in Venice. I think that we spent every minute that we were there lost, but that is half the fun.
Our room was very nice sized (it even had a little sitting area) although the bathroom was pretty small, but not by European standards. The room was clean and decorated very nicely. The breakfast area is beautiful and breakfast was good (don't expect bacon and eggs in Italy).
The location ended up being great. We were close to a waterbus stop, but we walked most of the time. We were there for 4 nights and did a TON of walking. We were about a 10 minute walk from Piazza San Marco.
There is a beautiful Campo (San Giovanni) right next to the hotel with a couple of small restaurants and a gelateria (they are everywhere). We sat out there a couple of nights for wine after a long day of walking and had pizza one night for dinner there. Not fancy restaurants, but there are plenty of those close by if you are interested.
The staff was helpful and gave us good dinner recommendations.
overall, we really enjoyed our stay.
Number 1 In My View
We were in Europe for 30 days. Locanda La Corte was the highlight of our visit. We stayed four nights in the top suite, complete with full kitchen, large master with tons of closet space, all new. Everything was impeccable. Better yet, the management was exceptional--wonderful, friendly, helpful (Marco, the owner, even carried my suitcase up the stairs himself!)... The courtyard is cool not only for breakfast (amazing breakfasts for a gluten-free eater like me... the cheese, pastramis, ham slices were exquisite and the coffee was the best coffee I ever had)... It's also wonderful for sipping wine by moonlight (or you can stay inside at the privacy bar). The hotel also has a computer set-up with printer for daily or nightly use. The only down side I can think of it is the location as it's extremely hard to find. It's worth the effort. Once you're there, it's equidistant from the train station, St. Mark's Square and the Arsenal, location of the Venice Biennale. And, if you get stuck, ask anyone. Three local workers walked me right to the door. God, I love Italy.
quiet, lovely property
This property is lovely for a 3 star. It is a good value for the money, especially in Venice. It can be a bit tricky to find, so I suggest you take a water taxi from the train station or airport to find it initially. However, it is only minutes from both the Rialto bridge and St. Marks Square. The rooms are adequate, comfortable and clean. Ours was a bit dark, but we weren't there much. Breakfast is basic, but good. (Meats, cheeses, breads, cereal, juice, yogurt). The staff was always friendly and helpful. The a/c was helpful in the August heat and made the rooms quite nice.
Some rooms are very very small
In spite of the "large and sunny rooms" described in their web, some rooms are really tiny. Our room had scarcely space for the bed and a small wardrobe. I feel that the information provided in the web is not "precise". I would recommend confirming previously with the hotel the kind of room where you will stay.
Other negative point is that the Locanda closes its door at 1a.m. If you want to enjoy a walk in the quiet and uncrowded night of Venice (what I strongly recommend), take care of the time or you will sleep on the street. This is also not advertised in the web, it is a surprise when you arrive at the hotel, and I think this is not a fair policy.
To say something favourable the location is very good, close to the main areas but in a quiet neighbourhood, the bathroom was quite new and clean an the breakfast correct. Anyway next time I will look for another place to stay.
This was the first stop on our honeymoon, and we enjoyed it. The hotel is off the beaten track, so relatively quiet, but still within a short walk of many major landmarks. We stayed on the first floor with a nice view out onto a canal -- only problem was the mosquitos, which forced us to keep the windows closed at all times! The courtyard is pleasant and the complimentary breakfast is pretty filling. We also through the hotel took a boat to Murano and "toured" a glass factory, although it wasn't really fully functioning; there was just one blower who did a 10-minute demonstration, and then we were taken to their gift shop. But the people were all friendly and we had a good time overall. I also highly recommend the restaurant just down the street -- Al Mascaron. Excellent food at good prices (for Venice).
Not so friendly...
We stayed here for one night and loved the quiet location, close to the water bus and well away from the throng in St. Mark's Square. I think it was a bit pricey (EU150) but I guess Venice is generally expensive.
The breakfast was okay (not a patch on other breakfasts we have had in Italy), beds comfortable and the bathroom was clean.
The woman who checked us in was off hand and the man who checked us out could hardly be bothered to make eye contact.
Although the location was great, I'm not sure I'd stay here again.