This is what I was looking for in my stay in Venice - nice, clean and friendly place to stay that was a classic Italian hotel. The room was small but whenever I had stayed anywhere in Europe the rooms have been. We took the suggestion from TripAdvisor to get a room over looking the garden and were very happy with the out come.
The front desk gentlemen who was there most nights and Saturday morning was Andrew. He was so very helpful, answered tons of questions and was willing to share many Venice stories. He seemed to love what he was doing. When he couldn't off the top of his head answer a question, he once called our room about 30 minutes later or another time had computer print out at the front desk waiting for us.
There was a young (cute) cleaning lady that while she cleaned she would sing. She had a great voice and you would always know when she was working because you would hear the singing. She did not understand much English but turned beet red when I told her she sung beautifully. She even would talk to the cats in the court yard and they seem to know her.
The breakfast was a classic Best western style but with the perfect Italian twist. The staff there worked like crazy to keep every to be just right.
The location could not have been beaten. Just a few minutes away from the boats and a short distance from the buses which can be important if you have lots of bags.
I do not know a thing i would have changed.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Olimpia
- Best Western Venice
- Venice Best Western