Nestled in the heart of the vibrant sestiere Castello, home to the various Biennale events, Londra Palace has been a reference point in Venice for artists, men of learning and travellers in the know for over 140 years. Truth be told that right here in 1877 Petr ll’lc Tchaikovsky composed the first notes of renowned Symphony nr. 4. Behind its pure white marble façade guests entering the hotel are welcomed by a perfect balance between 19th-century architectural elements and authentic Venetian flare. Each of its 53 rooms and junior suites features a distinctive and personalised style, born from an accurate combination of custom-made damasked fabrics – some of which recall the beautiful patterns of the Fabric Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo – tapestry, Murano glass chandeliers providing its inner spaces with soft, intimate lighting and cutting-edge technologies.
In over 150 years since its inception this historical hotel is proud of having hosted artists and eminent personalities such as Tchaikovsky, D’Annunzio or Borges, who were seduced by Londra Palace and its wonderful position. Saint Mark’s square is located just few steps away, as well as vaporetti and gondolas enabling you to tour around the canals. One hundred windows face onto Saint Mark’s basin and the lagoon, thus the view over the rooftops and bell towers you can see from the hotel’s top is no less astonishing. I’ve known this palace since I was a kid: my father, who was Venetian and who has worked as a concierge at Londra Palace for over 50 years, and my mother, who was French, met in this hotel. I had never imagined of becoming its ‘orchestra leader’. My mission is making guests feel at home and the means we use are simplicity and smile.
Alain Bullo, Director of Londra Palace
It is not mere chance that Londra Palace is part of the well-known Relais & Chateaux hotels and residences, a guarantee of luxury and care of the customer at 360 degrees. Be it at one of the classic rooms facing onto the nearby Church of San Zaccaria, or at one of the junior suites equipped with private balconies or terrace with solarium, guests to the hotel can enjoy a relaxing stay just steps away from the bustle of Piazza San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs. If looking for the utmost of comfort, the Borges suite with its cosy atmosphere, sumptuous marble baths with whirlpool bath and panoramic view over saint Mark’s basin is the place to be. Fine diners will surely appreciate the hotel’s restaurant Do Leoni, daily serving a selection of Venetian delicacies with a twist by chef Loris Indri, maybe preceded by a cocktail created by expert mixologists served at the elegant Londra Bar. Or even, end a full day strolling around the city with an inebriating aperitivo at the patio facing Riva degli Schiavoni or at the characteristic altana wood terrace atop of the hotel with all the beauties of Venice as a backdrop.