Locanda la Corte is one of Venice's little gems. The hotel is located in quiet surroundings in the centre of town and close to the beautiful piazzas Giovanni e Paolo and Santa Maria Formosa.
The former stately home is situation on one of Venice's major canals which means that you can get about the canal using a water taxi from here if you don't want to walk. It has a charming little courtyard where breakfast is served during the warmer months, and which can be used at other times of the day of course for relaxing and perhaps enjoying a nice glass of wine.
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You enter in to a cosy lobby where there is a reception, an internet point and a small seating area with views to the canal. From the lobby you can access the charming courtyard. There is a cosy breakfast room inside for colder periods with very distinctive and impressive beams on the ceiling and artwork on the walls. In-fact, all the works of art throughout the property are generally impressive. Please note that breakfast is a bit basic and doesn't quite live up to the high standards that the rest of the hotel sets. You will however find a coffee machine, bread, yoghurt and jam and honey.
If you arrive by public boat from the airport, the nearest stop is Fondamenta Nove, approx. a 5-10 minutes to walk from the hotel. It also takes approx. 10 minutes to reach the Rialto Bridge and slightly further to Piazza San Marco. The area is dotted with quaint cafes and restaurants so you are close to everything. The hotel offers the possibility of booking very special private tours by boat around the lagoon, or hiking with a guide to the city's lesser-known areas.
The rooms are scattered across several interconnected buildings, which also includes private apartments. Some rooms are located on the ground floor and the remaining floors. There is no elevator, but the number of stairs is limited. In some rooms there is a very limited view, others look towards the small internal courtyards in the area, whilst all superior rooms and junior suites directly overlook the canal.
There are several different types of rooms and it is possible to book family rooms for 4/5 people, but also for groups of small adults. Family rooms can consist of 2 interconnecting rooms or you may be lucky to get the large family room with 2 floors, where there is a direct entrance from the patio. There are high ceilings and the rooms are relatively light, despite the fact that this particular room has no real window.
There are a total of approx. 20 rooms, all of which are nicely decorated in a classic style. The size of the rooms vary greatly, as it has been necessary to respect the original walls. All have a telephone, satellite TV, heating and air conditioning, a mini-bar and a safety deposit box. There are bathrooms with showers or baths, and hairdryers can be borrowed from reception. All rooms are non-smoking.