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HOTEL OLIMPIA Venice
Ranked #33 of 385 Hotels in Venice
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

First, don't think of this small hotel as a Best Western like those in the US. The quality if much higher. Location is fantastic in terms of ease to get to, 5 minute walk from Piaziale Roma and near cruise terminal.Have been to Venice multiple times, but this time took the express bus to Piazziale Roma, and walked accross to small bridges to the hotel. The room(superior) was lovely and obviously updated with windows over looking the canal. Breakfast was a buffet and the capocinos yummy. Only draw back was size of the elevator that fit maybe two thin people. Highly reccommended for stay if coming or going on cruise(as we were), but also easy to get around Venice to tour also.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

My husband and I stayed here with some friends in late September. We were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get to the hotel. It's just a 20 minute bus ride from the airport, then a 2 minute walk to the hotel.
The hotel was very clean and the facilities were good. The staff were extremely helpful, especially the lady who was on reception in the evenings. When we asked for tea making facilities, she sorted it straight away and she also booked us a gondola ride, which was fantastic.
The breakfast was delicious and much better than some that we have had in european hotels.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning to visit Venice. It is a beautiful city which we hope to return to some day.

Room Tip: The superior rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

As many others have stated, we too wanted a hotel which was walkable from the train station (arrived from Florence) and to the People Mover. We stayed 3 nights prior to our cruise to have more time to explore the city. Our room was on the 4th floor and due to the small lift (which is normal for European hotels), we used the stairs the majority of the time even to carry our luggage up/down. Should be noted that the hotel staff did offer to bring our luggage up for us but we were ok with doing it ourselves. We had a room facing the garden which was relatively spacious, modern bath, and very quiet - only a bit of noise in the morning when breakfast started (we had the windows open as it was unusually warm for late Oct.) The hotel staff was very friendly and was impressed by the selection at breakfast. We received a complimentary drink card for the hotel bar but never used as we were out & about during all of our waking hours. Would definitely stay here again when in Venice.

Room Tip: If you are unable to use stairs, request room on lower floor as lift is small and takes time.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Very nice room; amazingly convenient location to people mover(from cruise terminal), vaporettos (canal boats), and bus terminals however on a canal with a wonderful garden area that provides a sense of Venice without the hustle and bustle happening blocks away. What makes this hotel really special is the warm and ever helpful front desk staff who answered our questions, provided great advice and guarded our luggage before check-in and after check out. We made a reservation at the wrong airport for our final day before flying home. The Hotel Olimpia worked with us to straighten out the problem with patience and considerable effort that went above and beyond what we had every right to expect. You may find a super luxurious hotel but you won't find staff like this in very many places.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We wanted a hotel close to the harbour to start our cruise. We loved the Best Western in Venice, a great location and good comfortable rooms with good size bathrooms. There were 8 of us staying and everyone was impressed with the hotel.
Very welcoming staff thought out the hotel and very friendly and helpful. The breakfast had a good selection and severed in a beautiful Italian decorated room.
On checkout we were able to walk with our luggage over to where you pick up a ‘People Mover’ and straight onto the harbour and to your various cruise ships.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room and this was very good. But most of the other couples staying with us ha...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

After 10 hrs of traveling, we wanted easy access to a Venice hotel without hauling luggage over multiple bridges or using cumbersome vaporettos & this hotel was the ticket. We took a bus from the airport for 6€ pp which dropped us off 1 block/1 bridge from the hotel. Staff could not have been friendlier, canal front room was clean, spacious, windows w/working wood shutters had a great view onto the canal, comfy bed and good wifi. There was a wall-mounted flat screen TV which we never used. Bath was modern, clean and bright. Elevator is very small but that is normal in Europe. They also store luggage if your room is not ready. The complimentary breakfast was outstanding - lots of hot and cold choices w/coffee, tea, & several juices.
The property itself is very beautiful - old Europe - & has tables out front along the canal & also a large manicured garden out back. One day we walked to find quaint old squares with shops, restaurants, outdoor cafes - and there is a walking trail map that will take you to San Marco and back if you have the time. The next day we bought a 12 hr HOHO vaporetto pass and went around the city at leisure.
OK - you have read complaints about noise from the canal - really??? This is a city, and the canals are the streets. Yes there is noise if you stay in a canal-front room, that is part of the ambiance of this city: vaporetto drivers talking, unloading supplies, commerce taking place - generally the same thing that happens on streets in any other city. If this is going to bother you, take a garden view room with an equally beautiful view. I would stay here again in a heartbeat - its half the price of a room downtown.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We wanted to be able to walk to our ship via the people mover and the bus from the airport was only six euros. We requested a room over the water and stayed in #207 and the views were amazing. The staff was very attentive to our questions for the two days we were there. The breakfast was delicious and had many choices and was filling. The complimentary Internet service worked great. We highly recommend this location

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Santa Croce 395 | Piazzale Roma, 30135 Venice, Italy (Formerly Best Western Hotel Olimpia)
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Venice
#28 Family Hotel in Venice
#33 Business Hotel in Venice
#40 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range: £83 - £299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — HOTEL OLIMPIA Venice 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
OLIMPIA HOTEL The hotel is located in the most convenient area of the historical centre of Venice.Facing a typical canal, close to the Basilica dei Frari, the School of San Rocco, a few minutes walking from the Grand Canal and the famous Rialto Bridge.The location of the Best Western Hotel Olimpia allows you to easily reach the Bus Terminal of Piazzale Roma ( 100 meters ), from where you can get public or private transportations to the Airport ( shuttle bus or taxi ), Cruise Terminal ( the monorail fast train People Mover ), train station ( 10 minutes walking or just 1 stop by waterbus )The Hotel has been recently and totally renewed, making our services more inviting: Reading Room, Bar, free WI-FI, internet point and a charming garden. A real bonus for the venetian standard. The breakfast room windows face a small romantic typical venetian canal.The bedrooms are decorated in a typical venetian style, dating back to the early 18th century, equipped with private bath/shower room, hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite tv and minibar. ... more   less 
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Venice Best Western

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