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Hotel Orion - Venice

2 star Hotel Venice

Spadaria 700/a San Marco - Venice

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 109 .00
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The Hotel Orion is located near Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge in Venice.

Easily reachable from the airport, the railway station or the main parking areas, the property is ideally placed near all of the most important attractions of the city.

Spread on 5 floors of an ancient building, it is a fully air conditioned hotel.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
Based on 426 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Internet offered free internet and when we arrived there we were charged 5 Eu for ...

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Facilities at Hotel Orion

  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Room service - limited hour

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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.
  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 1:00 PM and 11:00 AM.

Check-out: before 11:00 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 13 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 2 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1 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.
9.0

Clean

9.2

Location

7.7

Quiet

7.3

Spacious

8.5

Service

Hotel Orion reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

croissants can be more than one at the breakfast and a little more diversity (egg for ex)

5.6 Ordinary
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The biggest complaint we have about the room was the noise level. Not only from the street outside, but particularly from the neighboring rooms, especially the breakfast room area adjacent to our room and the room above us where there was no sound barrier. We could hear furniture moving throughout the night. In the early morning we could also hear clanking of dishes from the adjacent breakfast room.

6.2 Fair
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Hotel Orion, like Venice itself, is expensive in terms of what you get. It is very close to St. Mark's square, and that is a big plus. The location is superb. Part of our group was on the third floor and the noise from the room overhead was difficult to ignore. Street noise was easier to manage by closing the windows and shutters. Although the rooms are clean, the beds are hard, and the pillows harder still. The room was tidied each day, but toilet paper and tissues were not replaced as needed. Breakfast was ready for us each morning, and the staff in the breakfast room were attentive and pleasant.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Great, centrally located hotel. Clean rooms though a little on the small side. Good service made up for the lack of the lift.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Estonia

Very good location! Nice breakfast.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • New Zealand

Hotel Orion was the perfect location for our stay in Venice. While the rooms are compact they are very clean and comfortable. Staff were very helpful and eager to help with our cases up the stairs to our rooms. Breakfast was excellant.

6.8 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

We can't fault the staff but the location is so central (300m from San Marco) that it is always noisy and the local restaurants and bars charge an extortionate amount for mediocre food and drink. There is nowhere to sit and chill out in this area unless you spend money. It's a great location if you plan to be out and about but you will pay the price financially for an 3 star hotel in the centre. We can't fault the staff or the cleanliness of the room but you do get the minimum for the max price because of the location. Breakfast is the same every day and by day 4 got very boring!

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

The ideal choice for anyone looking for an inexpensive, central, characterful hotel. Very close to St Mark's Square, no noise at night, a porter available to carry the suitcases upstairs on arrival, someone on the desk at all times, clean rooms, and friendly, helpful staff. It matched the description on the website perfectly. The only weak point was the limited selection of food at breakfast. However it was perfectly adequate and the coffee was good. Overall this hotel was very impressive.

3.4
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

The only thing that's good in this hotel is the location.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Excellent location close to St Mark's Sq. Shame no lift, but helpful front desk staff helped with cases. Nice little breakfast room, fresh pastries and lovely hot coffee. Not modern faclities, but clean and comfortable.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

I had travelled with my boyfriend, the room was really nice,the hotel well located, for us it wasn´t a trouble but there is no elevator, despite that, an excellent option!

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Reception staff in particular were excellent, helping us sort out some last minute problems with the next leg of our trip. Our stay was as I expected; location was excellent.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We very much enjoyed our two night stay at Hotel Orion. It was clean, breakfasts were very good, the staff was very helpful, and the location was perfect. We loved the view from our window over a small piazza. We had some trouble finding the hotel, as the map we obtained from the website was very small. Perhaps referencing the hotel more in relation to its location vis a vis St Marks' Square on a small expanded map might help, as St. Mark's Square is a well known landmark.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

We traveled to celebrate 1 year of marriage and our stay was very pleasant. The hotel is very well located, few meters from Piazza San Marco, very clean, the room is comfortable, the staff is attentive. However, left to be desired as the internet service (no computer available at the hotel); addition, the busy street could be heard at close range. Recommend.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Breakfasts were excellent. No Elevators, it could be a problem for some clients.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

HOTEL SUPPER!!!!!!

3.0
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was clean. So clean that the dried white wash type paint on the stairs was deposited on our clothes. Overnight we were visited by people knocking on our bedroom door asking for other residents. The night porter was nowhere to be seen. the stairs were steep and we were on the third floor wit no assistance with our suitcases. We are both OAPS and expected better treatment. Not a hotel for anyone who wants to sleep, perhaps a mountain goat would find comfort here.

7.5 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Perfect location.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Japan

The receptionist was very kind and helpful.The location of the hotel was superb!-just cose to Piazza di San Marco.The price is rather expensive,but compared with other hotels near the San Marco Square in Venezzia,it is quite reasonable.

7.4 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Location was sensational - literally a 1 minute walk to St Marks and in the heart of everything. The service was good but the room was small. The breakfast room was quite small as well which made things a little cramped. There are no lifts but the staff offered good assistance in getting bags up to the 3rd floor. The hotel and room were clean and everything worked as expected.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Charming hotel. Typically small,but only steps from some of the most amazing sites. No internet available, but very convenient to internet services. The best gelatto just outside the front door.

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

Wir hatten 6 Übernachtungen im Doppelzimnmer gebucht und eines der 2 verfügbaren Appartements im Nebenhaus bekommen, zum Preis des Doppelzimmers - riesiges Zimmer mit Klimaanlage und großes Bad, alles picobello sauber. Lediglich auf den Teppich im Zimmer könnte man verzichten, der sah ein wenig angestaubt aus und verdeckt nur einen Großteil des schönen Terazzo-Bodens. Zwischen 24 und 8 Uhr ist auch die Straße vorm Haus ruhig. Jeden Tag frische Handtücher, Personal sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Frühstück ist für italienische Verhältnisse gut, frischer Schinken, Käse, Corn Flakes, Joghurt, italienische Brötchen...Kleiner, aber sehr netter Frühstücksraum. Die Lage ist sehr zentral, alles ist relativ schnell zu Fuß erreichbar. Wenn einen der Betrieb rund um San Marco nicht stört, ist das Hotel für den Preis absolut empfehlenswert.

7.6 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Very nice renovations. Double glazed sound proofed windows. Rooms lovely. I really liked the breakfast room. Nice theme. Breakfast was fine. Everyone at the desk was great. Very near everything but nice and quiet inside. They give good directions on getting there. A very quick and easy walk from the water taxis. Every single thing in Venice is a ridiculously high price. I suppose they have you caught there!!!! The hotel was expensive but then so is everything!

7.7 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Wonderful Location for that price. It is 70 mt to Piazza S.Marco. Tiny but suggestive rooms, poor breakfast. Strongly suggested if you only need a fantastic location at a very good price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Travelling in couple for a wedding anniversary. No reproach to address. Everything was up to our expectation. Address to be recommended

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

You are 200metres from St.Marks Square. The hotel is well appointed. Low season value is sensational through venere.com I would definitely recommend this hotel. It was dry throught the recent flood. Like every hotel in Venice, takes time finding. The breakfast is a smidge better than a continental. If they throw out the bidet, there'd be more room in the bathroom.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The front desk managers were pleasant and very helpful. Thanks.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

This is my second visit to Venice. Hotel Orion location is fantastic, easy to find hotel, 2mins to St Mark's Square and 3mins to Rialto Bridge. Good breakfast with generous servings. Good service and value for money by Venice accomodation standard.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hungary

Great location, rooms are fine, can recommend it to anybody, BUT be prepared that there is no elevator, that is the only disadvantage that I can tell, what can be a problem for several people.

6.4 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Pity about there being no lift to the 5th floor when carrying suitcases. Great location in Venice with easy walking to tourist spots, restaurants, transport. bathroom small.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

Nos costó un poco encontrarlo ya que la entrada es muy pequeña, así como el hall de entrada. Escaleras empinadas, aunque te ayudan con las maletas. El personal muy atento. El desayuno bastante completo para españoles. La habitación para cuatro un poco justa de espacio. El baño recientemente reformado y limpio. Pero lo mejor de todo es que estas al lado de la Plaza de San Marcos y eso es un privilegio. Para dos estrellas lo veo bastante adecuado.

7.9 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

I did really enjoy the breakfast due to quality of the food and the pleasant employee.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Comfortable if compact rooms in a really excellent location for sight seeing and entertainment.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Mexico

The space within the room (for 4 persons) was very limited. The bath was very little, in fact, while taking a bath, the water reached the floor of the room. Breakfast was very good and the location of the hotel was simply GREAT.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Very nice service, rooms were nice and clean. Amazing breakfast..the best chocolate cup of our trip. Front desk extremely helpful. You can not get a better location to restaurants and Plaza DiMarco.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

we thought this hotel was great, small but very central,about 2 minutes walk to San Marco Square. The staff were friendly and helpful. We felt very safe. We would recommend this hotel.

7.8 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Great location, a hop and a skip from San Marco. Small hotel with steep stairs, but the room was spotless, spacious, and comfortable. We were right above a small square which was quite busy (noisy), but the double-glazed windows shut out the noise beautifully. Our quad room was not inexpensive, but the great location meant we could get much more out of our limited time in Venice.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Excellent location though difficult to find with the map provided. Lots of stairs to climb (no lift)though the hotel looked after the luggage. Though the room was not large it was fine for 2 adults and 1 teenager. Noisy if want to sleep with windows open. With A/c OK. Good breakfast with excellent staff.

4.0 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Breakfast was very limited. Anything over 1 coffee and 1 croissant - you are charged for. The woman serving breakfast was not very friendly and actually nasty. Would not send anyone to this hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

Site should tell there is no elevator. Internet access is expensive.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Latvia

Clean, nice and comfortable. Good service and gexcellent location in Venecia.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

amazing hotel in a fantastic location! man behind the desk is very helpful and friendly, we had a ball!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

This was a good value hotel for Venice with excellent assistance from the front desk staff. Obviously the building is fairly small, and the rooms are also small, but given the location we did not feel that this was a problem.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Hotel was a little noisy on the first morning of our stay and I was awakened at 5.30am from the noise from the breakfast room which was located directly above our room. Apart from that everything else about our stay was perfect. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The location was excellent. We would definitely return to the Orion!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

Finding the hotell was a bit tricky, but it's just because of the Venice streets are a bit confusing. A bigger sign at the hotel would do the job easier. Receptionist was very kind, with good english. As we had to leave early, he even called waterbus to find out what time they go. The room was very quite, a bit small, but very clean and nice, with a LCD TV in it. All our family was happy with the cosiness of the room. Definitely would stay there again. Thank you.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Hotel con una excelente ubicación. Totalmente recomendable!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

LOVED Orion! Location can not be beat- it is a 45 second walk to St. Mark's Square and the hotel itself is located in a lovely little square. There is a take out cafe right across the alley- that has pizza, gelato, beer, wine- we loved it. The rooms were clean and our view was amazing- we looked down on the square. In the afternoon we could hear the hustle and bustle of venice, but while sleeping we shut the windows, turned on the air conditioning and could not hear a peep. There is no lift so request a room on a lower floor if necessary. Tip: As any wise traveler should, find a good map before you leave home on the internet and locate your hotel- once you get to Venice, it is confusing to navigate- especially when all of the streets are not labelled- or labelled in the places you are used to looking.

7.6 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was my favorite hotel during our trip. The room had air conditioning (free)and was in a great location. The room was pretty big and clean.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Thanks to the feedback left previously we found the hotel without a problem...straight under the clock in San Marco Piazza first right, first left (shop with toy cars on the corner) and then look for the lamp on your left about 50m opposite the bar. We had the only room on the top floor (5th) It would have been a struggle to get the luggage up if I wasn't with my strong husband...but it was worth it, as the room was large, airy and had a view over the rooftops. Had a bit of a humming noise probably from aircon units close by but we were able to sleep fine. Breakfast was sufficient, they were good enought to keep our bags all day as we didn't leave til late afternoon. I'd stay there again for sure!

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Muy bien situado y limpio. La unica pega son las escaleras. Nosotros estuvimos cuatro en una habitación y una de las camas supletorias no era nada cómoda. Por lo demás no nos importaria volver al hotel.

1.5
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The frontdesk tried to deceive me. When I checked out, he told us that my price was 110 euro. However, my price at venere was 100 euro. I showed boucher then he change the price to 100 euro. It was very uncomfortable.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

For the price you can not have a best location. We had 2 rooms for 4 persons and everybody is enjoy. The rooms are very clean and the services ok (air-conditionning, refrigerator for 3€/drink). There are a lot of thing for the breakfast and for different taste. If the quality remain unchanged, you will be enjoy after your stay.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in Orion hotel from 29 July to 5 August 2007. The hotel's location is great next to St Marks. We had an amasing time. Breakfast was continental and OK. Staff was very friendly helpful. We asked to change our booking from triple room to double and we got a prompt reply that it is possible. We will recommend this hotel to anybody who is after a good location.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel Orion was excellent. Perfect location, spacious room (We had a 3 bed option. Very clean. No elevator, but we were pre warned, so pack light! Staff were welcoming and friendly, despite the lack of elevator, the lovely manager offered to carry my cases, I declined, girl power and all that! Stay here, you won't regret it.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

A godd adress really next to piazza san marco. Prices are a little high, bt the quality is very good. Yet, there is no place to live your luggage if your flight il late in the evening.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Slovakia

Very kind staff, nice rooms and grat location.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location, super helpful and friendly staff with excellent english, quiet and clean room, good breakfast. We only stayed one night in Venice but would definitely stay here again. An excellent experience.

7.8 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Hotel has no elevator, but they helped bring up our luggage to the third floor. Breakfast was included and was very good. Room was too small for three people in my opinion. Third bed was an uncomfortable cot. Bathroom shower sprayed water all over the room due to layout. Staff was helpful and friendly and location was excellent for the price.

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Excellent rapport qualité / prix à deux pas de la place St marc (60 euros en période basse). Petit déj continental convenable. Accueil sympa de Massimo, l'un des quatre hôteliers qui se sont succédé durant nos 5 jours de séjour. Côté chambre, elle était très propre et faite chaque jour. Une salle de bain tout à faire correcte. Reste l'insonorisation entre les chambres qui laisse à désirer. Vous pouvez sans souci, participer aux conversations de vos voisins. Pour la restauration, l'hôtel n'en propose pas. Et il convient de s'écarter du centre historique pour trouver un rapport qualité / prix intéressant. J'ai indiqué que je ne retournerais pas dans cet hôtel, non qu'il m'ait déplu, bien au contraire, mais c'est simplement que j'éviterai le centre historique la prochaine fois. Pour privilégier les îles avoisinantes ou un autre quartier.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

It's good prices of room I give high recommend but if they supply the map will be better.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Fabulous location off Piazza San Marco (hard to find!) Lovely big room on its own on the top floor (5th, no lift) overlooking the rooftops of St Mark's - more like an apartment. Had the best time ever in Venice - highly recommend this hotel. Continental brekkie fine. NB i think the rooms lower down may have been a bit small, but if you're fit the top floor was a dream!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

My third stay at this friendly hotel. Excellent location, right in the hubub of things. A little noisy at night due to people's voices reverberating down the narrow alleyways on their way home. Probably solved by closing the shutters - which we didn't! Very clean, comfortable and convenient - good value for a short stay and so close to the evening 'entertainment' in St Mark's Square.

7.8 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

Excelente situación (alrededores de la Plaza de San Marcos). Trato muy agradable, cuasi familiar.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Location great, hotel personel fantastic and extremely helpful. Shower and bathroom situation not the best but overal experience fantastic!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Fantastic location--only about one block from St. Marks Sq. and right in the middle of the shopping areas. We atayed in the quad room with two teenagers and were very comfortable. Breakfast was varied and plentiful.Only about a five minute walk to boat locations. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!!

4.4 Ordinary
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

If not for directions given on tripadvisor.com we would have never found this hotel. Staff was rude, we struggled with our Italian and they would not or chose not to speak English. When they tell you to store your luggage on the first floor, they actually do mean just to leave it on the stairs. We had a quad and it was tight and very worn. Breakfast was good but don't try to get the croissants yourself. The women working the breakfast room yelled at us. However, you can get your own cereal and yogurt no problem. Strange! The location is excellent and for a short stay is worth the price.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The room was clean and nice. The bathroom was good sized. Everything was good except there is no elevator. I would go back though.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

(Brazil). Hotel muito bem localizado, bem na muvuca, perto da Praça. Um pouco apertado e muito barulhento de manhã. Mas tem cafe-da-manha e, para Veneza, é um grande achado. We spent 3 pleasant nights in this hotel at the centre of Venice.We could visit the museums, chuches and restaurants from early morning to late night. Everything was in our neighbourhood. The service was attentive and we are very satisfied with our holydays, but there is much noisy in the morning early

7.8 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Hong Kong

The room is clean and spacious but too noisy. The bathtub water drains very slowly and the hose is difficult to hold.

4.1 Ordinary
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The only good thing that I can say is that the location of the Hotel could not be any better, with in steps of San Marco Square. Otherwise the room was small and noisy. In the morning light from the kitchen came through a crack in the ceiling, not to mention the noise from the kitchen. We had asked to check out early and were told we could. The next morning the clerk told us that it was not possible. He then said early check out was O.K. but, he charged an extra $30 above the quoted rate. I would not stay here again.

7.9 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Canada

I would recommend this hotel to firends travelling to Venice. Light-sleeping travellers should be aware that any hotel in Venice will be subject to significant street noise even though there is no automobile traffic--the narrow streets amplify every conversation from the crowds below. However the Hotel Orion has excellent double glazed casement windows in addition to the usual shutters and this makes the rooms quite quiet (at the expense of being a bit stuffy.

6.8 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Mexico

There's no lift, and we were helped with our luggage, but we had to go upstairs 3 floors carrying the small pieces of luggage, and anytime we were out. There's no lobby or reception place.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Norway

Guided by previously posted wayfinding-tips, we found the lions, the toyshop and the lamp. The hotel was at least as good as we were expecting.Excellent value for money, and we know were to stay next time we go to Venice.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

An excellent find! Friendly and helpful staff, very central location, rooms clean and simple.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Das "Orion" ist der perfekte Ausgangsort für einen Venedig-Urlaub. Zentral, sehr sauber und mit einem extrem guten Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis. Wir würden immer wieder dorthin fahren und haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt. Die Straße heißt übrigens Calle Spadaria. Das sollte man wissen, sonst ist das Hotel etwas schwer zu finden. (auf die Lampe über der Tür achten, auf der linken Seite, wenn man vom Markusplatz aus ankommt).

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

I was not aware that there was no elevator. It should be much better indicated that stairs can be a problem.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

This was a great little hotel to stay in and we think it was in a great area, so central to everything and easy to walk everywhere. It was very clen and neat. Great value for money. The directions that we got from comments on the site were very good but the site address its self is a bit lacking as it is just San Marco 700/A. This did not help as San Marco is the whole district not the name of the street. The street is, c spadaria near San Zullian Square. I think this will help others to find it. SMALL BUT TOP VALUE FOR MONEY.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Brazil

The hotel is very well located, very near to Piazza San Marco. It was very easy to find it, what is not comun is Venice. We stayed in a room very close to the breakfast and it was noisy in the morning. But the hotel was excelent and I would definetely stay there again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This place really does live up to and surpass the reviews on this site. When I was looking for a place to stay in Venice I scanned the reviews for the Orion and thought that it sounded pretty good for the money and the reality was even better than my expectation. We had room 26 overlooking a small square in front of a church and the Cartier shop. Although the street outside is a bustling thoroughfare in the day time it is nice and quiet during the night. If you follow the instructions it is really easy to find, through the clock on San Marco, first right, first left and it is on your left after about 100 metres, look out for the lamp above the door. It is very conveniently placed close to San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. The staff are very helpful and friendly and speak very good English, they even tried to understand my very poor Italian and helped to improve it for me. For the Brits thinking of staying here, bring a travel kettle for making tea as there is no kettle in the room. We had to either get the staff to turn on the coffee machine or get a flask of boiling water from where ever we had eaten at night. Breakfast is cereal (very strange cornflakes) bread rolls and croissants. Tea and coffee are on offer as well. If you have any special dietary requirements let the hotel know in advance and they will sort something out. Plenty of places to eat nearby, if you are on a budget stay away from San Marco as it is very expensive, look around and you will find some very good value places. We will certainly stay at the Orion again and recommend it to anyone thinking of staying in Venice. Well done and thanks to all at the Orion.

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

I had read the reviews prior to booking the Orion and I have to say they were fairly accurate in that...the Orion provides clean, comfortable, typically Venetian styled accomodation in the BEST location for a short stay. I couldn't fault the location in anyway. Like some others who have commented on the site, we weren't in the main block where the reception is, but had a room about 10 yards down the road. The room itself was spacious with a sofa, double bed, dressing table...all furnishings were in a typical Venetian style, quite old-worldy! The bathroom was spacious with a shower which provided hot water, pressure wasn't great, but it was more than sufficient. I had a bath and discovered that you have to let the water out very slowly or it came up through the drain in the middle of the bathroom!!! There was a knack to it, and it was fine. I didn't rate breakfast AT ALL, but then I am not a fan of the continental breakfast, so don't worry about getting up early for this. Venice is an amazing city and if you like to shop, this is an excellent location as you are right in the middle of all the designer shops - bliss!

6.2 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

No hot water on the room and 2 days needed to have another room with hot water....

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Denmark

We were three couples and we got fine rooms and very nice service. The hotel, a lovely family hotel, is just "in the mittel" and we could reach all things in a few minutes. If we come back to Venice, we will book this Hotel again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

we have been to this hotel several times, twice this year (2005), we would not return if not totally satisfied. The manager Massimiliano Cantarella is brilliant!

7.2 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Peru

Excellent location, just 2 blocks away from Piazza San Marco

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This place was EXCELLENT all the way around - Location, Staff, Location, Services, Location, Price... I would highly recommend this place. It is litterally 1 1/2 short blocks off of St Mark's square, but the noise level was fine (granted we had a back alley view - not next to the church bell). You could go everywhere quickly from this hotel. The staff was friendly and accomodating and help us find a lot of information, even when we tried and butchered the Italian language. Finally, the breakfast was perfect for what we were looking for every morning - cereal, pastries, yogurt, coffee, tea, juice etc... DO NOT BOTHER LOOKING AT OTHER HOTELS! For the GREAT price and EXCELLENT location - this is it. We were pleasantly surprised with the hotel. We would absolutely stay there again and recommend it to friends (We already have)... One more thing - DIRECTIONS - without the entry from July 10th, 2005 below, who knows if we would have found this place. The description (toy shop and all) was right on! Thanks... Note to Venere Staff - You need some better pictures - the ones posted do not justice to the hotel.

6.5 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very good location but noisy.Clean. No internet access as quoted in brochure. Friendly helpful staff particulary the young receptionist. Could have done with bed side lamps.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

location was great. orion staff sent excellent directions to the hotel, even included photos and distances it might have helped if one had mentioned that there wasn't an elevator

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great location just steps from Piazza San Marco. We had fun opening our window and watching the people make their way down the narrow sidewalks. You can smell the wonderful patisserie across the way in the morning. Very convenient. The staff was welcoming and we were able to store our bags all day. They even provide a clean bathroom to freshen up in after you have checked out. Would definitely stay again.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Excellemte localisation pour un court sejour et une chambre agreable et comfortable Le personnel parle anglais ce qui facilite notre sejour

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent small hotel. Perfect location & really good value. Not hard to find if you do your research (get a good map, find street called "Spadaria", Hotel Orion is at north end beside church "S. Zulian"). Venere should put out this info prominently. Woulkd definitely go back!

6.2 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

PRO: Very clean rooms, very freindly helpful staff, very central location, breakfast is simple but fine. CON: Our room was the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in, and I've traveled a lot. The bathroom was so small you literally could not turn around. It was extremely irritating for the first few days, but we adjusted. A room this small for almost $200 (US) per night is just too much. You can find a comparable room for significantly cheaper elsewhere in Venice. And, a word to the wise, there isn't much advantage to staying in the St. Marks area - it's just filled with millions, and millions of tourists. I think a savvy traveler will be happier in a quieter neighborhood.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The main problem was the noise because of the thin walls; all noises in adjoining rooms, especially the plumbing, were disruptive to sleep. The room and bathroom were very small; the water from the shower soon covered almost the whole floor because it didn't drain fast enough. It's a hard climb to the 4th floor without a lift! All the staff were very friendly and helpful and the central location of the hotel is terrific. NB there is a street name which should be given to customers to help find it.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Hong Kong

I like the location and room. For sure I will go back to the same hotel next trip.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This Hotel is very high quality for the price. All the hotel-employee were very friendly and helpful. Great location, easy to go everywhere.Very pleased with the website and the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent !!!!!!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

very helpful staff, excellent location

7.7 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

the room we had was very nice, although the air conditioning was not working!! every morning, we were woken up by loud bells ringing at the church! And the shower space was a bit poky, but the staff were nice and this hotel is in the middle of all the action! a very nice chocolate shop right next to hotel! the last thing is that there is a bar in the bedroom, but you have have to pay for each item that you use in it! oh yes, and the cleaning staff clean your room and make your bed when you leave the room for the day! i would recommend this hotel!!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We were working to a budget so we compromised on space and facilities to keep the price within bounds. The hotel was as described. Clean, efficiently run with courteous staff. Lots of atmosphere. There was a bell tower not so far away - you did not need an alarm clock. There is no lift (we were warned) which is significant if you are in one of higher rooms (do not forget anything). Beware opening the windows at night - the mosquitoes got me. An enjoyable and memorable stay. The hotel is very convenient if small.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

A really convenient hotel close to St Mark's Square. The rooms were clean, breakfasts were excellent and the staff were very helpful. It is tricky to find but then so is everywhere in Venice. We used the directions given by another reviewer and walked straight to it. We would definitely use this hotel again.

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Room Details

Hotel Orion has 18 guest rooms. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as safes during their San Marco visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers 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
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Orion

By car
The hotel is easily reachable by Piazzale Roma, where guests can leave their cars. Take vaporetto line 82 and get off at the Ponte di Rialto or Vallaresso stops.

By train
The hotel is 30 minutes by vaporetto line 82, from the Santa Lucia railway station.

By airplane
The Venice airport can be reached in 30 minutes by taxi or with buses departing from Piazzale Roma.

Distances from Hotel Orion

St Mark's Campanile - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Procuratie Vecchie - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Basilica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Le Zitelle - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Galleria Stampalia - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Clocktower - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Procuratie Nuove - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Salvador Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Correr Civic Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Doge's Palace - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
National Library of St Mark's - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Querini Stampalia - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Bridge of Sighs - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Goldoni's House - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Orion 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 kilometre.