Locanda al Leon

Bed & Breakfast
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A hop from St Mark’s Square, this long-standing hotel - a delightful family affair - could not be better placed for exploring Venice


13 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

Step out of the lobby into the alley, and onto a small bustling square. Pick up a paper from the kiosk, choose a cafe for a coffee and a brioche.

This homely, friendly, unpretentious small hotel is a three-minute walk from everything that matters, from St Mark’s Square to the Bridge of Sighs. Modestly modernised with a breakfast room on the landing, it‘s great if you’re on a tightish budget. The best rooms are the corner rooms, with double aspect windows and heaps of space. More rooms await in ‘Ca’Marcella’, a 100m stroll. If you come as a family and prefer to self-cater, there’s a nice new apartment in ‘Ca’Pinelli’.

You’ll not be short of advice; a member of the family is always around. The San Zaccaria water buses are extremely close, and ferry you all over Venice.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying 200m from St Mark’s Square - the heart of Venice
  • The warmly professional service
  • The extra staircase in case of emergency
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You should know

  • The breakfast room is small
  • Bedrooms are on the first and second floors but there's no lift
  • No sitting room or bar


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €60
Singles €60-€130. Extra bed/sofabed available €10-€30 per person per night.
8 Doubles
From €80
2 Singles
From €60
1 Triple
From €100
1 Apartment for 4
From €100



Giuliano and Marcella are real experts at making you feel at home in their hotel and in Venice. They worked hard at their dream of running their own hotel, renovating it from nothing, and never lost heart in the process.

Janine, Sawday's inspector

Just back from a wonderful holiday in Venice which was made perfect by our stay at Locanda al Leon. It’s a beautiful house, decorated in the traditional way, and central to everything we wanted to experience. We were warmly welcomed by Giuliano and Marcella and all the staff, who shared their stories and local knowledge to make our Venetian holiday so memorable. Thank you, all.

Judith, Canterbury

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The neighbourhood

The hotel lies down an alley off the small lively Campo Santi Filippo e Giacomo - 200m from St Mark’s Square, the Basilica and the Doges Palace. Restaurants and cafes abound. Ca'Pinelli, the self-catering apartment, is a five-minute stroll - near a supermarket and some great little shops.

Local points of interest from Marcella & Giuliano dall’Agnola

  • Just only 100 meter's from San Mark Square.
  • Just only 100 meter's from Basilica San Marco
  • Just only 100 meter's from Doge Palace
  • A lot of tipical restaurants only a few minutes walk from us.
  • Two minutes walk from the most important boat station in Venice name San Zaccaria
  • Two minutes walk from boat station for Airport


Marcella & Giuliano dall’Agnola

In 1997 Giuliano and Marcella fell in love with the house, renovated from top to toe, and opened the following year. Passionate about their business, they are very welcoming and kind. They live on the Lido in summer and in Ca'Pinelli the rest of the year.