Very Good1 Reviews
0.09km from Osteria Alla StaffaQuite simply, Venice has become Disneyland. A breathtaking, historical Disneyland, but a theme park nonetheless. It teems with tourists eating overpriced food and buying made-in-China tchotchkes in the "must see" areas, all of which can be very overwhelming. Locanda La Corte is a welcome respite from all of that. It is only an eight-minute walk from St. Mark's Square but it feels a world away. While being near the most of the hubs of activity--and near transportation points to get to the others--the property itself lies just outside the tourist realm so the people you encounter around it are fellow guests, which are few in number, or Venetian residents. The courtyard referenced in the name is a lovely place to allow for a moment of quiet. There is a restaurant attached to the guest house, and the man who greeted us at reception warned of us noise from the live music played in the evening there, but we did not hear a sound. The rooms themselves are tastefully appointed and very comfortable. The home has been well restored so you get the charm of the history of the house with all of the modern conveniences. We slept very well here. The breakfast was also a delight. While the spread itself is similar to most European guest houses and B&Bs, the food was very good and the service impeccable and very kind. A suggestion, though: if you have more than one small piece of luggage per person, I highly recommend taking a water taxi to get to the hotel initially and to leave it. It is a walk with a few sets of stairs and bridges to the guesthouse and, in hindsight for our group, the cost of the water taxi to the guest house would have been worth it. (We ended up taking a taxi from Locanda La Corte to the train station.) On previous trips to Venice, I stayed on Lido for the savings; however, Locanda La Corte will now be my preferred accommodation in Venice. I am listing it as mid-range but, honestly, I think the price is very good for Venice and would encourage budget-conscious travelers to consider it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Locanda La Corte and highly recommend it. I very much look forward to staying here again!