Locanda La Corte

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Address: Castello 6317, Calle Bressana, Venice, 30122, Italy

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.8

This inn, with Gothic courtyard, trad Venetian décor and quiet location, is a restful option.

A real dedication to helping guests get the most out of Venice makes the 16-room La Corte a true locanda (inn) in both name and spirit. I found that the list of "dos & don'ts" sitting on tables in the courtyard was an unfortunate boarding house note in an overall ambience which was rather more sophisticated.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.5
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3.5
90%
Value for money
3.8
90%
Bedrooms
3.6
90%
Public areas
3.9
90%

Location

The setting, for me, is perfect: in a 16th-century palazzo not far from the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, this hotel isn’t easy to find – and there are a few bridges to haul luggage over if you’re arriving by vaporetto rather than pulling up to the private water entrance in a water taxi – but once there, you’ll appreciate being quite so close both to St Mark’s and the Rialto area, but in a quiet corner of town.

Bedrooms

Room décor is standard Venetian ‘settecento’ style, with terrazzo floors and flock wallpaper. Unless space is an issue, the classic or moderate doubles are just fine; I find that larger suites can feel a little bare. Some rooms can be rather dark: for more light, opt for a courtyard-facing room.

Public areas

The rooms are distributed around a pretty, flower-filled Gothic courtyard.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast is served in the courtyard when the weather permits.

Service

Service isn’t always as friendly as it could be but it’s very professional and many staff members are quite charming.

Who stays there

Mature travellers feel quite at home in this reassuring place, though negotiating bridges to get here may be an issue for some. Culture-seekers appreciate the locanda’s proximity to major sights, while suites which can sleep up to five people are perfect for families.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Sightseeing
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Helpful staff
  • Lovely courtyard
  • Very central but very quiet
  • Some less friendly staff members
  • Nearest vaporetto stop is several bridge-climbs away
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