Ca’ Due Leoni – Venice
Ca’ Due Leoni is old school Venice. Set in the Cannaregio area of Venice the hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the train station. Or in my case 20 minutes as I managed to get myself lost at every turn. The hotel is hidden away in a little courtyard which makes it nice and quiet, being away from the hordes of tourists, but at the same time a little harder to find. Easy enough to get out for a decent 20 minute walk into the main touristy areas.
When I did finally find Ca’ Due Leoni I was met by a very hospitable concierge who was more than happy to give me loads of tips for my stay. Actually, without his recommendations and what not to do’s I probably would have found myself even more lost with less money in my pocket.
The rooms themselves are nothing flash but really quite comfortable like I said, it is old school Venice. And for Venice, it is quite reasonably priced. The rooms are located on the second level and whilst they are all on the one level and quite close together you really do not hear anything from other guests. The bathroom is spacious however, the shower is tiny but standard for Italian sizes.
There is also a little courtyard out the back which is where breakfast takes place. No bacon and eggs but a huge supply of coffee, tea, toast, pastries, biscuits and spreads. The courtyard is also a quiet space to head to after a busy day exploring Venice.
If I were to come back to Venice, and be on a budget I would definitely stay at Ca’ Due Leonie again. It was a charming and welcoming place. That in my book wins over something super flash and expensive.
Ca’ Due Leoni
Cannaregio 565, Cannaregio, 30123 Venice, Italy
To read more about my stay in Venice, check out 2 days in Venice, Italy: Lost, happy & full of food!