CLÉS D'OR CONCIERGE
The Clés d'Or concierges at Londra Palace will take special care in organizing your stay: arranging private transfers by cab boat, exclusive guided excursions in the city and to the islands of the Lagoon, gondola tours, boat trips on the Grand Canal and much more.
The Londra Palace is included in the guide to Italy's Historic Places and counts among its most illustrious guests
(these are the main ones):
The Russian composer PIOTR IL'IC TCHAIKOVSKY, who in December 1877 composed in room 106, the first three movements of the Symphony N.4, originally entitled "Do Leoni"
The French writer JULES VERNE: a recent and happy discovery, revealed last summer certifies that the writer stayed at the London Palace (then Hotel d'Angleterre) between July 11 and 13, 1884, meeting with the Archduke Louis Salvator of Austria. La Gazzetta di Venezia of July 12, 1884 writes:
"The famous French novelist Mr. Giulio Verne has arrived with his family and is staying at the Hotel d'Angleterre. He is preparing a new scientific novel, which is for theater in the Mediterranean. That's why he makes a long pilgrimage in his small yacht to the coasts of Sicily and southern Italy".
The Argentine writer and poet JORGE LUIS BORGES, for whom a curious anecdote can be told. In the last years of his life, he was in Venice in winter, on a conference on the island of San Giorgio (in front of the Londra Palace) with his secretary, Marìa Kodama, who became, after a few weeks of death, his second wife. Mrs. Kodama, always a faithful guest of the hotel, had casually chosen the Londra Palace to stay at. Returning home, Borges had a laundry bag with the name of the hotel and his sister recognized the name of where they had gone on vacation as a young man with their parents.