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Best Western Hotel Olimpia - Venice

3 star Hotel Venice

395 Fondamenta delle Burchielle Santa Croce - Venice

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The Best Western Hotel Olimpia is situated in Venice's historic centre. Located near the train station, the cruise ship/ferry terminal, and just a stone's throw away from the Grand Canal and the famous Chiesa dei Frari church, this 3 star Best Western hotel in Venice is perfect for those who want to stay in the heart of this city of canals.

The property combines old-world charm and hospitality with a modern approach to guest comfort.

On-site guest amenties include an intimate reading lounge, an American Bar, complimentary wireless internet access, an Internet Point and a splendid private floral garden. The brightly-lit breakfast room overlooks a typical Venetian canal.
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 173 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Room on the small size but excellently appointed, breakfast and staff excellent. P...

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Breakfast at Best Western Hotel Olimpia

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Best Western Hotel Olimpia

  • Bar
  • Snack bar
  • Meeting Room
  • Baby sitter
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.50 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.75 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies from 1-31 January and from 1-31 December.

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9.0

Clean

8.6

Location

8.5

Quiet

7.7

Spacious

8.9

Service

Best Western Hotel Olimpia reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had two rooms. One was very spacious with a nice big bathroom and the other was more of just a sleeping room with a tiny bath. So, it would depend on which room you were assigned as to how to rate it. Overall, it was an excellent choice for myself, my husband, daughter, and grandson. The garden off the breakfast room was delightful.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Reception staff were excellent and very helpful, location was perfect, only noisy early morning guests above us were a bother

7.2 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Marta at the front desk was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, efficient, and gracious. We had two rooms. One was large and spacious with only a shower. Across the hall our second room was much smaller but had a bathtub. Unfortunately to get the bathtub into the bathroom, the sink hung over the toilet so you had to slide onto the toilet from the side. It was good that my husband and I were in the room with the bathtub and our friends in the room with the shower since I highly value a bathtub and none of the rest of our party did. The furnishings in both rooms were lovely. I simply do not remember the website which is why my ratings are all neutral.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Having arrived in Venice by ship, the transit from the docks via the light rail system to Venice City was so easy. The light rail system ends at the bus station in Venice and the best Western Olympia is literally 100mtrs away from the station. The location of the hotel is perfect for walking through Venice to see all important sights or for catching a water bus to any location desired in the city. The nearest water bus terminal and ticket office is about 100 mtrs from the hotel. The hotel gardens are beautiful , tranquil and secluded, the perfect spot to have breakfast on the terrace, lunch or a beer/ prosecco in the evening.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

we stayed here for 1 night before we left for our 12 night Med Cruise out of Venice. What a great, great hotel. had read all the great reviews on Trip advisor and boy were they right. the location, perfect, the staff at the hotel couldn't do enough for you, the breakfast buffet in the morning before we left for our cruise as A++++ (A big, big hello to Robert - what an angel he is!!!!!).

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

My girlfriend and I have stayed at Hotel Olimpia three times and we will be rebooking to return in2014. The hotel is perfect, the staff are wonderful and I would recommend it without any reservation. Thanks to all the staff for making our holidays in venice, that much more special.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Having breakfast on the terrace in the beautiful garden.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

When you visit Venice there is very little noise, as no cars! If you are on the Grande Canal you can get noise at night from the people talking and walking by and boats. At this hotel few boats or people go by but we did face the coach park- yes you can hear them, but you just close the windows and wooden blinds at night. Being next to the coach park was such an advantage, you can be in your hotel 30 mins from the airport and no struggling with thousands of steps. Also all signage throughout Venice points to the coach park so its very difficult to get totally lost. Excellent newly re-furbished room. Adequate breakfast. Very friendly staff.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I found this hotel via an on line book written by a American couple living in Venice for 20 years. The hotel was simply one among others with no numerical listing other than its location. This was our initial stay and would do so again if the opportunity arose. The staff was very helpful and courteous and even assisted me with locating someone to take us to the ship the following morning. As I have difficulty climbing, the book had Google maps which could be blown up and allowed me to even count the steps on the bridge near the hotel as well as how to locate the hotel across the Pazalle Roma. I felt as though I had been there before I arrived. The complementary breakfast was plentiful and varied. The room and bath areas were spacious with all of our need anticipated. The double person elevator was facilitative. This was indeed a great stay including the restaurant next door.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

I have now stayed at the Olimpia every year for the last 5 years but always out of season. The staff remain constant every year as does the very warm welcome and friendliness of the staff. It is in a great location and ideal for visiting the non touristy parts of Venice. The rooms are spotless. Breakfast is excellent with a terrific choice. This year there were 6 of us staying at the hotel and each and everyone of us cannot praise the hotel enough particularly having regard the the very reasonable out of season prices.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Great location for cruise ship terminal and airport buses.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location for those who need one night before or after a cruise, as the location of the people-mover to the curise terminal is a few minutes walk away and its only a few minutes walk to grab a cab/bus back to the airport.

7.1 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

If you have to stay near Piazzale Roma, this is very convenient. If not, there are many better options. Staff seemed exasperated with guests questions. Room was tiny but got a discounted rate (179euros) in July.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I stayed prior to a cruise and have been to Venice 1 other time prior to this stay. The staff were very helpful. This property is very close to the People Mover that takes you to the cruise terminal for 1 Euro and the Pizzale Roma where the bus from the airport drops you and you only have to cross 1 bridge with your luggage to get to the hotel. Very clean and easy to walk to all of the sites. Walking is part of the charm and experience of Venice. I loved it.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel is classic European - lobby is small and handling bags is not the easiest but the staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. The hotel is particularly well positioned for the bus terminal (Piazzale Roma) and the cruise ship terminal.

5.9 Ordinary
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Third floor walk up is difficult with ten days luggage. Room was hot and air conditioning not turned on yet. Windows opened but a note to plug an anti mosquito contraption was off-putting at best. Venice is an expensive city and this hotel is expensive to say the least, especially when compared to other hotels in Italy. Employees are VERY helpful and welcoming. I would return for their service and the included breakfast. The annex area though, leaves alot to be desired!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Romania

Excellent location! Excellent room! Excellent quality of service! It was a chance to have this room even in the Annexe!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

Staff was friendly and competent. The rooms were well heated. The rooms with windows to the garden are really quiet, not so the rooms with windows to Piazzale Roma.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

If I go to Venice again, I will probably try to stay in this hotel; however, not in a tiny closet like rm.214, where we stayed from 11/25 to 11/26, but in a better room, like rm.108 where we stayed from 12//7 to 12/8.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed here after a cruise and its location was perfect both for getting to the hotel after docking and for getting to the airport when we had to go back home. Its a friendly clean hotel which won't break your bank account which is a real plus in Venice. We would go back there without having to think twice.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Nice clean hotel. Very good relation between price and quality. Good hotel for short stay.

7.2 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The rooms were big enough for Europe, and clean, but you could hear the noise of others coming and going during the night. BUT, the reception area needs sprucing up! It gives a poor impression when you walk in and see tired oriental rugs and threadbare carpeting up the stairs. I wanted to cancel then and there! That would be a very easy and inexpensive fix, which would give a better first impression. The staff members were helpful and spoke English well.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Loved this hotel, it's location, the staff, and the breakfast (especially the coffee). All of the staff was friendly and helpful. Whenever we needed help someone always answered with a smile and useful suggestions. The room was clean and quiet and dark at night. The bathtowels were lovely and fluffy, something you may not think is important, but many hotels we stayed at seemed to have a challenge providing decent towels. This was the last stop after a 2 week trip in Italy and Greece and this hotel stood out as a favourite and one we would stay at again.

7.9 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

Nice small hotel, beautiful (and surprising) garden in the patio. Room a little too small for 3 persons, but sufficent for 3 days stay. Staff very friendly. Clean toilet and shower, though the outflow didnt work properly.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Ideally located near the train station and bus links to airport. Best Western quality hotel

4.4 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Very small room. Good location if you are connecting to a cruise ship.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

large room, pleasanrt & helpful receptionists, good continental breakfast,close proximity to bus station but far away enough to be quiet. we had to leave very early on the last morning and were provided with a packed breakfast.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This is a wonderful place to stay, convenient to the Plaza Roma, and very charming, clean and well operated. We stayed before and after taking a cruise from Venice. The first room was wonderful, charming, and overlooking both a canal and the garden on the fifth floor. The second room the room,not quite so charming,it faced the front of the hotel, the temperature was so hot we had to keep the doors to the balcony open, but could not sleep because of all the noise. This room faced the Plaza Roma with buses, deliveries, and shouting people coming and going all night long. The second room was actually bigger than the first; however the bed was flat againtst the wall on one side, and the bathroom was so small, I kept tripping over the stool and bidet, and hitting my elbows on the shower wall (I'm 5'2"). I would definately stay here again, just request a room on the back side of the hotel. The breakfast was wonderful, and all employees were very nice, polite and helpful. The furnishings in the rooms were beautiful, and added to the reality of staying in Venice.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

little hotel, near to plazza Roma. breakfest very good

7.5 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is well situated close to the main bus station at Piazzale Roma but is also quiet. It is also close to the cruise ship terminals, which can easily be accessed from the Piazzale Roma, using the People Mover. There are also some restaurants very close by.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very good location for catching an early morning flight. Hotel is very close to catch the airport bus for 3 Euro. The only warning is that there is no bell service and carrying your bags down 2 flights of steps and over the bridge (with steps) can be cumbersome.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We stayed here 3 years ago (2007) and this property is even better. There is a lovely garden courtyard in between the two wings. We had 2 rooms right off of the garden. The rooms are very nicely appointing and this property is very convenient to the main Vaporetto stop at Piazza Romale. Also very convenient for cruise arrivals/ departures as it is so close to the bus terminal and harbor. Not that convenient for St. Marks,though. Located on a lovely little canal with several nice outdoor restaurants nearby. We were very satisfied with our stay here.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had two rooms--a double and a triple--for our family. Both were spacious and charmingly decorated. The location, a short walk away from the bus station, couldn't have been more perfect--except if the city would put in ramps for people carrying heavy luggage up the bridge stairs. But that has nothing to do with the hotel. The staff was so friendly and helpful, and multilingual, too. Breakfast offered variety and a comfortable dining area. We wished we could have stayed longer. Best choice for people using public transportation, for sure!

7.4 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The hotel is close to the station and bus depot and we walked there easily. It is a reasonable distance from the main square but we enjoyed the walk along the canals. There is a beautiful garden behind the hotel to sit or have breakfast and a canal and restaurants in front. Rooms well appointed with adequate space. good breakfast. Highly recommended.

7.6 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Excellent staff. Room too small. Breakfast buffet excellent but person serving very impatient. Perfect location but cost to high for services provided.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Stayed 3 nights, worth it. The hotel is not far from the railway station or cruise terminal.

7.9 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Taiwan

The room is decorated but quite small. There is a small canal beside the hotel, quite romantic. They provide a city map. The breakfast is good with many selections. The garden nearby the breakfast room is very beautiful! However, the price is not so friendly to us. But I think it has been a reasonable price in Venice!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is the first time in Venice. We found the Hotel Olimpia simply charming. We loved the corner room that we had, which gave us 2 windows. Loved the furnishings, very inviting and European. Can't wait to return again. We live in the USA Florida.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a wonderful hotel! We only stayed one night, but it was perfect for us. Our room was large, comfortable, looked out over the beautiful courtyard, and was quiet. The breakfast was good, service was great, and it was clean. The hotel is near public transportation but you didn't feel like you were in that type of area. Remember to ask for washcloths and ice as these were available if you asked.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We came a few days early to see Venice before a cruise to the Greek Isles. The rooms at the Best Western Olimpia Hotel are small and somewhat expensive by American standards, but then everything in Venice is. The hotel is very clean and the staff are extremely helpful in every way. The food at the complimentary breakfast is, also, very good and we always looked forward to our morning meal. It is very easy to get to the cruise ship terminal from the hotel, the hotel staff explained how. From the hotel we were able to walk, and/or go by boat, everywhere in Venice quite easily. It was a very good experience for me, my wife and daughter.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

This is a very convenient place to stay being right beside Piazza Romale. The hotel is spotlessly clean,the breakfast provided is more than adequate in pleasant surroundings and all the staff we encountered were both pleasant and helpful. We would most definitely recommend this hotel

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Very nice hôtel, welcoming staff, well positionned in Venise,excellent buffet , pretty rooms , large bathroom, cosy and quiet !

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

We stayed in a double that was clean and quite comfortable. The hotel is very close to the train station and easy to find which is not always necessarily true in Venice! The staff was helpful and provided us with a map and other information.

7.9 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Lovely rooms and a great location. We were going on a cruise and wanted somewhere close to the port transfer and within walking distance of central Venice and we were not disapointed. Also had a very good breakfast, continental but plenty of choice and good coffee.

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed at this hotel before going on a cruise the next day. There are plenty of resturants within walking distance of the hotel to satisfy your cravings- anything from pizza to actual trattorias (sp.) i.e. family style resturants. The staff was VERY nice, allowed us to check in early and spoke great English. The continental breakfast is EXCELLENT- if you have a sweet tooth I recommend the crossants with powdered sugar on top- yumm! (Thoroughout our travels this is one of the best free breakfests we've had) We were able to leave our luggage at the hotel until it was time to check in at the cruise- another big plus. A warning- it really is NOT walking distance to the cruise terminal. When we asked reception, he said it's possible, but not advisable- there is lots of traffic. We saw many people do it though! Taking a cab is not that pricy- maybe 10 euros- and totally worth it. We would definitely stay at this hotel again! We loved the proximity to the water buses- and from there you can really go anywhere in the city!

7.2 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

The bathroom was quite brandnew but with an old fashion equipment. It's a pity for this kind of hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Hotel very quaint and remarkable considering that the structure is over 500 years old. Staff very friendly and polite. Frontdesk was very friendly and had a sense of humour. The porter was extremely helpful and provided a bit of history of the building. The room was beatifully decorated with the look of 18/19th century furniture and decor. Bathroom was modern and very clean. The back of the hotel has a stunning backyard with tables for dining outside as well as loungers. Ideal location near main bus and train terminals. Bus ride to Marco Polo Airport only 20 minutes at a cost of 3E per person. Central to almost anything and if you are game for walking, most attractions are anywhere form 30-45 minutes away. The walks were a sense of adventure - maps are confusing so one needs to follow large yellow signs labeling major tourist spots - like St Marks Square.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This was a great start to our vacation.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Olimpia Hotel. Being adjacent to the bus and train terminal was perfect for us. The rooms are comfortable, the staff very helpful and it was a real bonus to be able to sit and have breakfast in their lovely garden area.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

So convenient to Piazza Roma. Great place with an excellent breakfast setting. Unique hallway layout.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Due to airline problems/delays we were forced to check in to the hotle much later that we had anticipated. I called the hotel to noticfy the desk of our late arrival and was told that there was no problem. We arrived well after midnight and indeed someone was at the desk, much to our relief

7.7 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at this hotel prior to boarding a cruise ship and its location was ideal for this as it was close to the pick up point for the shuttle bus which took you to the cruise line terminals. Would definately stay there again.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was conveniently located and although a busy area was very quiet. The staff were very polite and were able to manage our needs with excellent proficency. Great stay in a lovely city.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Standard room, at the back of the hotel. The room is up one flight of stairs, no elevator hence not suitable for people with weak knees. We met people who were on the same cruise ship as us.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

perfect stay..beatyful garden

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We only stayed one day & night. Had to catch a cruise ship the next morning.It was near the port. The hotel met our needs very well. They carried our bags to the room,they had an elevator (very small),air conditioning,and spoke english too. The staff was very nice.

7.1 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We usually rent apartments in Venice, not hotels, and we also avoid the Piazzale Roma area like the plague--it's a big, ugly parking lot--but if you need to catch a morning flight (as we did) and want to be close to the airport buses (which are very convenient and relatively inexpensive), I would recommend this hotel highly. Much better than staying out near the airport itself, because you can easily catch a waterbus into the center of Venice from P. Roma. We spent one night at the hotel, and found it to be clean, comfortable, reasonably-priced (for Venice) and quite close to--but not actually ON--the piazzale. You do have to drag your luggage over a largish bridge, with steps, but it's worth it to be a bit off the piazzale, we feel, and most hotels in the area require crossing a bridge. We would stay at the Olimpia again gladly, in similar circumstances. We were given a room that had once been part of a terrace, it seemed, and involved taking the elevator, going down the hall to the end, going through a door, and then down two short flights of stairs--it felt like a maze and was a longish walk from the elevator--but we had our luggage carried up for us, and the room itself was nice, spacious, comfortable, and very clean. Good bed and excellent shower! The breakfast buffet was more than ample for our needs: fruit, yoghurt, croissants, cereal, hard boiled eggs, cheese. You could order hot, prepared dishes for an extra charge.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Olimpia is in a great location for a stay before or after a cruise. Very easy to get to, (relatively speaking), from Marco Polo airport. Just take the ATVO bus to Piazalle Roma and walk to the hotel. Not so easy dragging luggage up & down steps of canal bridges for a cruise, but we managed. Otherwise, pay big bucks for a water taxi to the canal entrance. Also, ask about the free shuttle from P. Roma to the cruise port on embarkation day. Room was fine, service was excellent. Just ask - they were very helpful. We would definately stay there again.

6.3 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

A reasonable choice for Venice, especially convenient for access to the cruise ship terminal. A good breakfast and pleasant garden. Some of the staff seemed rather cold and unpleasant.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Peru

Excelente elección. Llegar al Best Western Olimpia fue fácil, algunas escaleras, pero nada más. Está terminando el Piazzale Roma y la ubicación es muy conveniente para tomar en cualquier momento o una góndola o el vaporetto o un bus o taxi a Mestre. Viajé con dos personas mayores de 75 y ambas estuvieron encantadas con el hotel. La atención muy cordial y una sensación de que era excatamente lo que queríamos. Muchos otros hoteles en Venecia son complicados de llegar y con las maletas tantas escaleras en los mil puentes que hay se hace pesado. Este hotel es altamente recomendable. Volveríamos siempre.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Good service and wonderful breakfast. It was right on the Plaza Roma which is on the Grand Canal, which gives you a way to get anywhere including St. Mark's Square.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We satayed for 4 nights, the hotel is in a convenient place near the bus and railway stations but in a pleasant position on a canal.Our rooms at the rear of the hotel overlooked a peaceful garden, the rooms were a good size, clean and service was excellent. The cold buffet breakfast offered plenty of variety that we were happy with. Staff were friendly and efficient. Not maybe the hotel to get a really intimate window on Venice but we would recommend it to travellers looking for good service at a reasonable price. Bear in mind that a Saturday night Stay is more expensive than other nights.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Staff Members are very helpful . Very closed to the Main Bus Station & Plaza Roma , accessible to everything . Breakfast is fantastic , Venice is an amazing city . We would like to come back again & again & would like to stay agin in BW -OLIMPIA Hotel .

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This Hotel has an excellent location for those going on a cruise. The bus stop from the airport and the shuttle to the ship are just a short walk across the canal.I would stay there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location perfect for cruise departure and access to vaporetto. Staff extremely helpful. Good trasportation from airport (atvo bus) and easy to find from Piazzali Roma.

7.7 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

The hotel is conveniently located right next to Piazzale Roma, easily accessible for visitors coming from the airport by bus or taxi. From here, the city is within easy reach, on foot or by vaporetto. Nice to get rid of luggage before starting to climb canal bridges! The interior is pleasantly furnished in romantic Venetian Rococo-style, with a lovely view of the canal and boats outside. Recommended!

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

thisb room in the usa would be much cheaper but we were in venice and the price was reasonable for the going rates in venice.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We traveled with my sister and mother to Venice to join a 12 day cruise. When we returned we opted to spend another night in Venice. We were delighted with the hotel, our room, and the staff. The lobby, sitting room, bar area and breakfast room were done in good taste. The back of the building opens onto a lovely, large, garden area with tables. An amazing thing in such a crowded city. We chose this hotel because of the price, which included breakfast,and location to transportation from the ship, to the airport and to San Marcos Sq. Who knew we would get so much for our money. We also did not have to put money up front nor provide a credit card. We would recommend it.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very welocming and helpfull and the room was very spacious - really a suite (144) could be hot in summer as in the roof part of building. As we were going on a cruise the position was perfect and they were happy to take care of the luggage until we sailed.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Truly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Olympia. The staff were professional and very agreeable to helping us with our questions - and we had a bunch. Would definitely stay at this hotel again!!!

7.8 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The front desk staff spoke great English and were very helpful. The location was extremely convenient although lugging suitcases up and down those two canal bridges was not fun. The front desk told us about the very cheap airport shuttle, which saved us lots of euros. My only observations are: shower stalls in both bathrooms was small (probably 20x20) and the air conditioner never seemed to really cool the room down. We didn't have a chance to sample any of the food (very early flight) and the room did seem expensive for what we got, but THATS VENICE.

3.8
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

The hotel was not easily found as it is located down a small dark canal and the sign is small which is placed flat against the wall so you can not see it from the angle of the street. We walked around for sometime (as everyone we asked, in other hotels/restaurants did not want to help and claimed the didn't know the place!!). The hotel reception was not overly friendly, specially considering that the first thing they did was change us to another hotel which did not have the facilities the orginal hotel I booked had. This was done with no appologise!! just "that's the way it is attitude". The reception at the other hotel had the same attitude as the first. During our stay, whenever we asked for assistance they reluctantly would, only because the had no choice, it is their job but they certainly didn't like it! And they would try to sell me a tour that they would provide (at a charge) after their hotel shift was over. The room was spacious and clean, had a cool view of the canal but that's about it! Breakfast was not too bad, we have had a lot better but it did the job. As for the rest of Venice...it is very unique...everyone should see it once - but only once and for one day. They money gouge you for everything. Extortion is more like it. The people are not at all friendly, as I would have expected from Italians. All they want is your money and nothing else and they don't care how they treat you because they know the tourists will keep coming because it's Venice. Venice was suppose to be the highlite of our European vacation. The food was lousy and small, small portions for outrageous prices. What a disappointment. All the other places we visited in Austria and Hungary put Venice and Italians to shame. I'm looking forward to going back to Europe but I WILL NOT be going back to Italy in any hurry.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Olimpia is a nice hotel. The staff is friendly, the garden is nice and there's a decent complimentary breakfast. Our room was on the 3rd floor without an elevator but we didn't mind. It was a charming room in the typical loud colors -- gaudy yet charming. Olimpia is located close to the bus station, the railway station and the main Vaporetto (water bus) station, yet it is quiet. It is within 5 minutes walk from a lot of nice cafes and restaurants. The main tourist attractions are 20-40 minutes away on foot, but it's a charming walk. Remember: You'll need a map!

2.9
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

While this hotel is ideally located, it is old and tired. The bathroom was clean, but the room was cramped with bad beds, pillows as hard as rocks, grimy carpet, and less than stellar bed clothes. They have a very small elevator, which wasn't working, so don't carry a lot of heavy luggage. I would not stay here again. Best Western needs to get its act together regarding beds. They need to take pointers from Marriott and Westin regarding their sheets, pillows and blankets. Good breakfasts, pleasant and helpful staff and the fact that we didn't spend much time in the room helped make us less cranky about the state of the room.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

excellent location, attentive staff,clean rooms,well lit entrance,perfect for those arriving be cruise liner because you can walk from the shuttle bus stop, directly across the street from the transportation hub (bus,rail,boat, car)

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

First time stay. fourth floor room. Excellent service from reception staff

6.8 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were put in the sister hotel next door, the Arlecchino. However, we were given a wonderful room overlooking the canals. (The change of hotel is a common practice, according to reports on the internet) We personally have no complaint on this. What we wanted more than anything, being English guests in a foreign country, was tea making facilities in the room. We thought this was automatic with Best Western. (Room service cannot replace this) The views from the room were wonderful and the hotels couldn't be in a better position. Next door to the bus station, where buses arrive from the airports, and also the the car park for those arriving that way. The train station is only a few hundred yards away. It is only a short walk to the vaporetto stop and the No.1 goes all the way to St. Marks Square, and then on to the Lido. Transport in Venice is superb.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very nice location, and friendly staff.

7.4 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

My only complaint is the price, but this is not the fault of the hotel, as they are simply keeping pace with the market in VEnezia. The rooms are small, but for two of us we had ample closet space. The location is very convenient for rental cars, trains, buses, taxis, etc. The staff were very polite, multilingual and efficient.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We were especially appreciative of some extra assistance provided us by the hotel staff. We mailed two parcels of travel items from Venice. One arrived on time and was delayed for almost 3 weeks. We called the hotel and asked me to fax them all the information. They actually went to the post office and inquired on our behalf and then e-mailed us the information. We were quite appreciative of this assistance. The hotel property is ideal for departures. It is close to the Piazzale di Roma and to the Vaporetto station.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

If you can indeed get the room you reserved, this is a nice place in a great location. However, they routinely book for Olimpia and then when you come to check in they try to slough you off to their "sister" hotel next door, the Arlecchino Hotel (more about that in a minute). I say "routinely" because they tried to do this to me and 70+-year-old mother, I saw them try it with other guests during our 3-day stay, and if you search the internet (e.g., http://www.virtualtourist.com/hotels/Europe/Italy/Veneto/Venice-140867/Hotels_and_Accommodations-Venice-Arlecchino_Hotel-BR-1.html) you can find similar reports from other travelers. When I checked in and was resistant to a move, I asked to see the rooms first. They showed me two rooms, both of which were small but nice, but when they opened the bathroom doors, they reeked of a horrible sulfur smell, which the bellhop who was showing me the rooms claimed not to be able to smell. When I refused both rooms and demanded the room we had reserved, they finally gave us a fancy suite for the night, and then moved us to a normal room the next day. One other warning: they have an elevator, but on some floors you have to take stairs to get to it. If stairs are an issue for you, specify you need NO stairs (though Venice is very difficult for those who cannot do any stairs!). Other than that, I give the place a good rating -- it was clean, VERY conveniently located near the vaporettos, train station, bus station (very easy to get to the airport if you're departing from Venice), and the breakfasts were wonderful (besides a nice buffet, they would cook up eggs to order for a small additional charge).

7.7 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Paid a pretty penny for this hotel and room that was a "deluxe". The room was not very large, although it was nicely appointed. Air conditioning worked well and did not need an activation card for the power. We were abutting the courtyard which wasn't as nice a view as the canal, but very pleasant. Close to the Piazzale Roma and train station which makes catching a bus, train or vaporetto quite easy. There was also a grocery store nearby so that we could spend less than $6 on a bottle of water. I would exercise some cheaper options next time, but would have no problem staying here again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly helpful staff, particularly Roberto at reception who was excellent.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This was a good, clean hotel, ideally placed for arriving, and exploring Venice. A bit expensive but no more than most of the others. The room was average size, the only complaint was the tacky plastic chandelier, a bit out of keeping with the general ambience.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Olimpia was a good choice for a one-night pre-cruise stay. Convenient to P. le Roma for transport to/from airport and for getting on the water bus for travel anywhere in Venice. Had seen a review somewhere suggesting walking to the cruise terminal, but we don't advise it. Staff was helpful and spoke English fairly well. Let us drop off luggage when arrival was a few hours before check-in. A/C didn't work, but the room had 2 windows so a cross-breeze made it comfortable. Later in the season, this wouldn't be a good solution (mosquitoes weren't really out yet at end of May). Lift/elevator is tiny, mostly used for moving luggage. Overall, a great value.

7.5 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My wife and I liked the Hotel Olimpia. You will pay high room rates, but that is Venice. It is quiet, and has a lovely courtyard garden to escape to if you want to get away from the hordes of tourists in Venice. Very helpful, fluent English speaking staff. The location is right off the Grand Canale by a vaporetto line so it easy to get "up town" to the Accademia, San Marco Square, etc. The hotel is one block from the train station and rental car drop off site (but still quiet on a small canal), so getting into Venice and your hotel is easy when you stay here. If you stay in the center of town, you have to pay hefty water taxi fares or lug your bags on crowded vaporettos to get to your hotel.

7.1 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location if coming from the cruise port or bus station. The staff was very helpful and the room was clean but small (as usual in Europe). A bit pricey but in the correct range for a three-star. Can walk or water taxi to all the sights in Venice. Easy trip to the airport with the bus station right adjacent to the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a delightful little hotel. Great location right on the Grand Canal and at the Piazzale Roma which is a transportation center with buses, water buses, water taxis, and gondolas right there to take you all over the city. Close to cruise ship port; free shuttle bus.

6.4 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Buona posizione sia per l'arrivo con il treno sia per raggiungere i posti più interessanti di Venezia. le camere sono pulite ma piuttosto piccole e non corrispondono alle foto presentate sul sito, o almeno la nostra. Colazione piuttosto scarsa e camerieri un pò tropppo agitati nel servirla, in compenso alla reception sono molto gentili, disponibili e sorridenti.Il prezzo è un pò alto per la camera, ma siamo a Venezia ... comunque da consigliare, sicuramente noi ci torniamo.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location was excellent. Very near the Piazza de Roma and buses to the airport. Also within walking distance to Santa Lucia train station. Very clean and in a safe neighborhood.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The location was very convenient to Pizzale di Roma and the port. Our room was nice, big and clean. The bathroom was very spacious. There were several places to eat very nearby. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay there again, especially if I was taking another cruise. It's very convenient.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very nice little hotel, it's close to the train station so if you are travelling by train it's convenient. It was a nice little place.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel Olimpia has a very convenient location. I was happy to realize that after being left at the Piazza Roma, my husband and I only needed to go over 1 bridge with our luggage to reach the hotel. The staff were very helpful, kind and spoke English very well. The room was small but charming and clean. I loved how our window opened up to a beautiful back garden. The breakfast was delicious. I thought the room rate was extremely expensive for the size of the room, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Olimpia.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Nice Hotel.The room was good sized and the bathroom was nice. They had a breakfast room with cereals, fruit, breads and lunch meats. You could also order cooked eggs. The only problem I had with the hotel is that it smelled strongley of mold and mildew, otherwise it was a good place to stay. The staff was very helpful. The only thing that would keep me from going back is the smell.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • New Zealand

First holiday in Europe for my daughter, who lives/works in Middle East. Chose Olimpia from website based on location to Piazza Roma and the Cruise terminal, as we followed our stay in Venice with MSC Armonia Cruise of Greek Islands. Price was also a factor. My travel agent (for cruise booking) has asked for feedback re your hotel for them to pass on to other New Zealanders looking for Venice accom. I enjoyed walking around the local shops and we enjoyed an evening meal at a nearby Italian restaurant.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel was conveniently located near the train station and the bus terminal. The room actually looked nicer than the photos, and was decently sized (not quite as large as American hotel rooms, but very comfortable).

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Ireland

I stayed in the Olimpio in April 2006 for one night - the Hotel is highly recommended. It is close by Piazzale Roma - so if you arrive by bus from Marco Polo airport its in front of you - if you arrive by train you walk over the bridge you will see in front of you after coming out of the station [Ponte dei Scaalzi] turn right and walk along the side of the canal till you get to Piazzale Roma [approx 5 mins maybe more if lugging lots of bags] - Piazzale Roma is a main stop for all the different vaporetti - No. 1 line will bring you along the Grand Canal to Rialto Bridge, St Marks etc - make sure you get the daily ticket which works out as better value even if you only use the service once or twice. Breakfast at the hotel was good, lots of choice, but its a continental style breakfast don't expect bacon & eggs. The staff in the Olimpio were very friendly, spoke good English & were v. helpful. Rooms were a bit small but when in Venice you won't be staying long in your room. Overall its a great hotel and I will return to it on my next trip to Venice.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

We arrived late in the day by coach and were pleasantly surprised by the proximity of the hotel to the coach park. We received a warm, courteous welcome and spent a very comfortable night and woke to a fully laden breakfast table and then brilliant sunshine for our trip into the centre of Venice. Perfect! We would be happy to use this hotel on future visits.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • South Africa

We had a very pleasurable stay. The staff in particular were excellent - friendly, professional and knowledgable. We will most certainly be back.

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Room Details

Reserve your family-friendly accommodation at Best Western Hotel Olimpia, where guest room features include climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers visiting the Santa Croce area will have access to complimentary newspapers and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Best Western Hotel Olimpia

By car
Piazzale Roma is the closest point in Venice which is accessible by car. It is possible to park in several garages including the Garage Comunale and Garage San Marco. (Please contact the property prior to your arrival if you wish to have them reserve a parking space for your car). From Piazzale Roma, head towards Tre Ponti and you will see the hotel.

By train
The Santa Lucia railway station is around 2 km away. To reach the property either take a water taxi (5 mins.) or take water bus line 1 to Piazzale Roma (15 mins.). Those travelling light may wish to reach the hotel on foot with a pleasant stroll; cross over the Ponte degli Scalzi Bridge and head right along the Grand Canal until you reach the Giardini Papadopoli gardens, then turn left and you will see the hotel.

By airplane
Venice's Marco Polo Airport lies around 15 km from the city's historic centre. From the airport it is possible to reach the hotel with a private water or land taxi or via the ATVO and ACTV bus services which takes around 30 minutes to reach Piazzale Roma, very close to the hotel.

Distances from Best Western Hotel Olimpia

Tolentini - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazzale Roma - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Papadopoli Gardens - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Campo Santa Margherita - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Church of St. Roch - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Zenobio Palace - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Confraternity of St. Roch - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Scalzi Bridge - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of San Sebastiano - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Mary of the Friars - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Frari Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo Foscari - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Ca' Foscari University of Venice - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Ca' Rezzonico - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Best Western Hotel Olimpia is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.