Hotel Terraces With Fantastic Views

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-04-23T17:11:47Z

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Londra Palace

Venice, Italy

Our readers say: The location of this neoclassical hotel a few steps from St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace is “as good as it gets,” hence the perfect score. Tchaikovsky composed part of his Fourth Symphony here. Combining two pensioni that merged in 1900, the rooms have fabric-covered walls and Biedermeier furniture, and some have views of St. Mark’s basin. Finished in white Istrian stone, the facade and 100 windows overlook Venice’s lagoon. Do Leoni restaurant’s stalwart Italian dishes use fish fresh from the Rialto Market. Evening cocktails are served at the wooden bar with its white stools, or out on the veranda facing Riva degli Schiavoni, the broad waterfront promenade.