Victoria Hotel Letterario, Trieste – Travel Blogger Review

Where to stay in Trieste, Italy. Victoria hotel Letterario is the former home of James Joyce, the Irish poet. Today it is a hotel themed as a library. Each room has a private Jacuzzi. There is a delicious complimentary breakfast and super fast WiFi

Where to stay in Trieste?

Victoria Hotel Letterario is located in the center of Trieste.  It’s located in the former home of James Joyce, the famous Irish poet.  Reasons to stay here whilst in Trieste are;

  • Stay where James Joyce lived
  • Relax in a peaceful library themed hotel
  • Enjoy a private Jacuzzi in your room
  • Feast on a delicious buffet breakfast
  • Detoxify in the sauna

For the best rates book direct on the Victoria Hotel Letterario website.  For the latest events and special offers check out the hotels FacebookInstagram and Twitter feeds.

Location

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, location

Hotel Victoria is located in a historic building in the center of Trieste.  You can walk to all the points of interest of the city and the train station from this location.  There is a plaque on the building stating that it’s a significant building in Trieste.  The plaque states that James Joyce resided here between 1910 and 1912.  For the ultimate James Joyce fans, you can book yourself into the James Joyce suite on the 3rd floor.

Check In

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, check in

All the staff speak perfect English so if your Italian isn’t up to scratch you won’t have a problem communicating.  When checking in do ask the staff about where to eat and what to see in the city.  There were a couple of landmarks I would have missed if the staff had not advised me.  You’ll receive a unique Hotel Victoria Letterario city map which the staff will be happy to mark restaurants / points of interest on for you.

There is an elevator but it seems a shame to use it when there is a red carpet inviting you upstairs.  What this staircase is also inviting you to do is make some Instagram shots on there.

Murano Glass Chandelier

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, murano glass chandelier

When you check into the hotel, be sure to look up.  Above you is a handmade glass chandelier from Murano, Venice.  If you have been to Venice you probably bought a souvenir of handmade glass.  The Hotel Victoria Letterario have the best souvenir of all!

Guest room

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, guest bedroom

The library theme of the hotel extends to the guest rooms.  You’ll find a small selection of books and a bookcase.  If you do not wish to read you may watch cable TV.  There are channels in various languages including English.  The hotels super fast complimentary WiFi can be accessed in the room too.  To sleep in a 4 poster bed is always a special experience.

En Suite Bathroom

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, en suite bathroom

Each room comes with a Jacuzzi.  This is the hotel with the best Jacuzzi experience.  The combination of the jets and the complimentary shower gel makes for lots of bubbles.  You will feel like a movie star!  After your Jacuzzi experience you can dry off with a warm towel.  Then take the bathrobe before retiring to your cozy room.

James Joyce Suite

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, James Joyce Suite

Famous Irish poet, James Joyce lived in this room from 1910 to 1912.  It’s a little bit cozier now.  Some of his famous quotes have been written on the furniture.  The James Joyce suite is a must for any fans of his work.  You must reserve the James Joyce Suite early as it is in high demand!

Wellness Center

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, wellness center

To access the wellness center it is an additional €20.  If you check with the staff first that you have it to yourself, €20 is excellent value.  You can make use of a hot tub, hammam, sauna (below) and relax on the loungers.  Perfect after a day exploring the points of interest of Trieste.

Wellness Center Sauna

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, wellness center sauna

Those who are looking for a hotel with sauna in Trieste need look no further.  Full use of the Finnish sauna is included when you enter the wellness center.  Afterwards you can cool down in the rainforest shower.

 Hotel Library

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, library

How many hotels have you been to that has its own library?  Keeping with the James Joyce theme, you’ll find a peaceful library on the first floor.  Books in this library include those of James Joyce.  You’ll also find books from other famous writers who were based in Trieste.  If you are too energetic to sit reading books then you may enjoy the hotels fitness room.

Complimentary Buffet Breakfast

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, complimentary buffet breakfast

The hotels buffet breakfast is fresh and delicious.  It features, freshly cut fruits, fresh breads, sweet breads, cereals, cold meats, hot meats, eggs, cheeses and yogurt.  To drink you have a selection of fresh juices, milk and water.  The kitchen staff will bring your coffee from the Italian coffee machine in the bar.  For those who start their day with tea, you’ll find a variety of tea bags.  You should get enough energy from breakfast ready for your day of exploring Trieste.

Conference room for business travelers

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, conference room for business traveler

For those traveling to Trieste on business you have access to the conference / meeting room.  The room comes equipped with a computer and projector.  Internet is super fast and reliable to meet your requirements.  Up to 30 people can fit into the conference / meeting room.   Email the hotel directly to arrange your meeting needs.

Staircase

Victoria Hotel Letterario Trieste, staircase

Whilst staying in the historic building you must take the stairs at least once.  Of course you’ll take the red carpet but the rest of the staircase is quite unique too.  If you make it to the top floor you’ll see some interesting ornaments.  These were brought from the UNESCO city of Verona.

Enjoy your stay at the Victoria Hotel Letterario, Trieste

You must ask for a city map from reception.  You’ll receive a unique glossy map of the city.  The other side of the map has photos of the hotel.  You may wish for a guided tour of the hotel too and the staff will be proud to show you.  Make sure you ask for recommendations of restaurants and what to see in Trieste.  Located outside of Trieste is Miramare Castle, the staff will tell you how to get there.

For the best rates book direct on the Victoria Hotel Letterario website.  For the latest events and special offers check out the hotels FacebookInstagram and Twitter feeds.

2017-12-11T08:06:31+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Italy, Western Europe|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Joanne December 11, 2017 at 12:10 am - Reply

    I had to check where Trieste was! I have read some of his work but not read about his life. Being so close to Venice makes Trieste appeal to me now. I would definitely choose the Hotel Victoria so I could say I’d stayed where he did. The library theme is a nice touch, reading a James Joyce piece where he once stayed – those are good bragging rights!

  2. Lisa December 11, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

    This is a beautiful hotel, and a city I plan to visit soon! I never knew about James Joyce living in Trieste, so that’s so cool to know! I can’t wait to visit, and I’ll really consider staying at Hotel Letterario.

  3. heidi December 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful hotel and that breakfast looked amazing. I love the theme and the history of Jame Joyce living in Italy. It looks like a beautiful place for pampering, relaxing and enjoying life after a long day of sightseeing.

  4. Shivani December 12, 2017 at 6:30 am - Reply

    This is a gorgeous hotel and for a book nerd like me, I would love this one for sure!! The rooms are absolutely elegant, and the bathrooms look so huge with bright colors and Jacuzzi’s!! I like their decor of the room and the hotel in general, and I wouldn’t miss visiting the library if I stay there 😀

  5. Abigail Sinsona December 12, 2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

    This hotel offers a classic design and facade, along with beautiful interiors. That in itself is enough reason to want to stay here. But I am really curious about the trivia that this was once the home of James Joyce. Being a fan of James Joyce, that would make the stay even more worthwhile!

  6. Abhinav Singh December 12, 2017 at 10:44 am - Reply

    I recently stayed in a room which had private Jacuzzi and loved it. So, I am sure I would love this too. The fact that James Joyce lived here, makes it all the more appealing. I have never even seen a library themed hotel, let alone stay in one. Sounds great!

  7. Yukti December 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    I never heard of Trieste and now I knew that it is in Italy. Private jacuzzi in room sounds like royal stay. Library also looks great with beautiful interiors. Stairs are also beautiful specially the flooring. Hotel Victoria looks like an excellent choice for perfect relaxation and comfort.

  8. Samah December 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I had no idea a place called Trieste existed, but since it’s in Italy, I’m sure it’s beautiful. This a fantastic, in-depth review of Victoria Hotel Letterario and I love how it’s library-themed. I would pick a book and curl up to read. It’s also great that the hotel is located in the midst of it all, as I’d love to explore as well.

  9. Soraya December 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    You had me at private Jacuzzi in your room! The Victoria Hotel looks beautifully exquisite and so grande – I love the floor tiling in the room, it gives the space so much dimension. Totally cool that James Joyce lived here for two years – oh how the walls could talk, I could only imagine the stories it would share.

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