$182 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2014 Check-out: Aug 25, 2014

Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

3 stars
Santa Croce 395., Venice, 30135
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
22 reviews
Great hotel

The hotel was very beautiful, the staff was exception!! The rooms were small, (that is always the... See full review

  • Willy m.
  • Jun 2, 2014
Cruise stopover

My wife and I stayed at the Olympia for 1 night after our cruise. The location was perfect.We had... See full review

  • Location essential
  • Mar 13, 2013
The Best Western 3 star Hotel Olimpia is a convenient starting point for discovering Venice, thanks to its truly strategic position and priceless tips from hotel's staff.The front desk, open 24 hours a day, books and purchases tickets for you for shows and events, organizes visits to the famous Murano glassworks and can suggest some interesting day trips around the lagoon. Deciding to stay at Best Western Hotel Olimpia, means enjoying the solarium in a peaceful garden in bloom, a corner of paradise set aside for hotels guests, an ideal spot for eating breakfast in the summer.Divided into a central area and annex, the hotel is furnished in 18th century Venetian style and offers a TV room, room for breakfast buffet and a pretty bar in decorated antique wood with service at tables overlooking Rio delle Burchielle. For cycling tourism fans who want to ride along the streets of Lido or the charming Riviera del Brenta, Hotel Olimpia offers a convenient parking area in its garden. Pets are not allowed.

A tax has been imposed by the city for stays beginning 1 October 2012, and will be collected directly at the property. The tax ranges from EUR 1 to EUR 5 per person, per night. The amount has been determined by the local administration, depends on the star rating of hotel and the season of travel. This tax does not apply from the 6th consecutive night of stay onwards, to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For additional details on this tax please check with the hotel property at check-in.

Hotel Map

45.4367 12.318
Area served
Venice.
Nearby airports
Venice's Marco Polo airport.
Area description
Among the 3 star hotels in Venice, Best Western Hotel Olimpia offers a considerable advantage: it is located in Piazzale Roma - the only area in the city accessible by car - just steps from the vaporetto stop which sails the charming Canal Grande to reach San Marco. From the hotel it is easy to reach the cruise ship terminal and Santa Lucia train station; if you travel by plane, our hotel has a convenient landing for water taxis from Venice's Marco Polo airport.In a sheltered area in the Santa Croce neighborhood, in the peace of a silent fondamenta, Hotel Olimpia is a few minutes on foot from Basilica dei Frari - one of Venice's main churches - and Scuola di San Rocco, theater of Tintoretto's extraordinary works.

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Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
Room with Double Bed Or Twin Bed including facilities like Air conditioning , Heating, Internet access, Room service, Iron . Ironing board, Safe in room, Bathroom amenities, Cable Satellite TV, Telephone, Color TV, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms and Hairdryer.
ECONOMY ANNEX ROOM
The perfect example of a "lovely, little " Venetian room: a romantic alcove with a french bed and 17th century inspired furniture. With all the comforts you'd usually find in a hotel. The room is located in a separate building, no lift available.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Dining
Room service
Internet
High-speed internet

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Lucia Station: 0.3 mi
  • Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica dei Frari: 0.4 mi
  • Murano Glass Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Madonna dell'Orto: 0.5 mi
  • Port of Venice: 0.5 mi
  • Palazzo Grassi: 0.5 mi
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia: 0.6 mi
  • Chiesa di Santo Stefano: 0.7 mi
  • Ca'Pesaro: 0.7 mi
  • Ghetto: 0.7 mi
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection: 0.8 mi
  • Art Gallery Bugno: 0.8 mi
  • Guggenheim Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Santa Lucia Station: 0.3 mi
  • Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica dei Frari: 0.4 mi
  • Murano Glass Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Madonna dell'Orto: 0.5 mi
  • Port of Venice: 0.5 mi
  • Palazzo Grassi: 0.5 mi
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia: 0.6 mi
  • Chiesa di Santo Stefano: 0.7 mi
  • Ca'Pesaro: 0.7 mi
  • Ghetto: 0.7 mi
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection: 0.8 mi
  • Art Gallery Bugno: 0.8 mi
  • Guggenheim Museum: 0.8 mi
  • La Fenice Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Rialto Food Market: 0.9 mi
  • Rialto Bridge: 0.9 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute: 0.9 mi
  • San Moise: 0.9 mi
  • Museo Correr: 1 mi
  • San Zulian: 1 mi
  • St Marks Square: 1 mi
  • Totem Il Canale: 1 mi
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 1 mi
  • Campanile di San Marco: 1 mi
  • National Library of St Mark's: 1 mi
  • Archeological museum: 1.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Marco: 1.1 mi
  • Palazzo Ducale: 1.1 mi
  • Colleoni Monument: 1.1 mi
  • Bridge of Sighs: 1.2 mi
  • San Giorgio Maggiore: 1.4 mi
  • San Francesco della Vigna: 1.5 mi
  • Arsenale: 1.7 mi
  • San Pietro di Castello: 2 mi
  • Burano: 5.8 mi
  • Lace Museum: 5.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Willy m.
Tampa, Fl.
Jun 2, 2014

Great hotel

The hotel was very beautiful, the staff was exception!! The rooms were small, (that is always the case in venice) but lovely with updated bathrooms. It was very convenient to the cruise terminal and to canals of venice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Location essential
Washington DC
Mar 13, 2013

Cruise stopover

My wife and I stayed at the Olympia for 1 night after our cruise. The location was perfect.We had no problem finding it. We arrived early so our room was not ready. We left our luggage with the staff and they took it to our room while we were out sight seeing. The staff was friendly, helpful and polite and spoke English. Breakfast was very nice and had a good variety of warm and cold choices. Our room was in the annex. The weather was cold with some snow and our room was very warm and comfortable. It was small but updated very nicely even had a towel warmer. The room was very small but cozy. We would stay at Olympia again although probably not in the annex as there were some stairs in kind of a dark hall. All in all we were very happy we chose the Olympia and really enjoyed our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We ate dinner at the restaurant next to Olympia and the food was very good as well as priced fairly. Service was good and they spoke English.

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Farmgirl Nancy
St. Louis, MO
Oct 24, 2012

Super helpful and friendly staff.

The staff at the Olimpia included the nicest and most helpful people we came across throughout Italy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JandN
Raleigh, NC, USA
Oct 23, 2012

Convenient and pretty

We stayed in the Olimpia after our cruise, and it was really quick and easy to get there. A quick ride on the People Mover (1 Euro) brought us right to the plaza that led to the Olimpia. One short bridge and half a block later, and we were there. The rooms were surprisingly large, very clean and very cute. Crossing a couple more bridges led to another popular dining and shopping area. Even though we were so close to a plaza, the hotel was quiet at night and served a great breakfast. The taxis/buses to the airport were in the same plaza, and so it was easy to depart as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tavel King
New York
Oct 3, 2012

Small Rooms, Bad Value

We booked a walk up room, which is situated in the building next door, not in the actual hotel. The hallway leading to the room had a strong fish odor, luckily the smell was not present in the room. The room itself was rather dark, it did not have views of the courtyard displayed in the pictures. The bed was terrible, hard as a rock. There was mold on the ceilings. As a whole the room was in need os heavy renovations and was a terrible value for the money. I would avoid booking the side building at all costs. Its a terrible misportrayl that they try to consider this apart of the hotel proper. The staff was great, very friendly and helpful. They helped us book a taxi to Morano and gave us the lay of the land. The continental breakfast was also solid. The location was close to the train station, perfectly situated for our one night stay and quick departure out. With that said, it was a 45 minute walk to St Marks Square. Worked in our situation, but could be less then ideal for others that want to be close to the main venice sights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JudyD
Chicago
Jul 2, 2012

Lovely location, great decor

Located right off Piazale Roma-the transportation hub of the city. No elevator, but the room was beautiful although small. Lovely Venetian glass chandelier, upholstered walls with brocade, padded brocade headboard, lovely drapes hand-painted furniture and even the doors had floral designs. One drawback, the toilet was installed too close to the sink so that part of it was actually under the sink making the toilet very hard to use. Nice breakfast room with an adequate breakfast and a lovely woman attending the guests. No other restaurant on site. Good air conditioning in the rooms. Wi Fi too weak to reach the rooms, but a computer available int he lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk over to the transportation ticket sales in the Piazale Roma and buy a Venice card. Good value for transportation and other discounts.

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dave n deb
venice
Jun 28, 2012

tourist punter

a little oasis of calm after the hectic sightseeing in venice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

use water bus 3 day ticket,70 euros for 2 people

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PeterPanSC
Columbia SC
Jun 7, 2012

Excellent location for cruisers

The hotel is easily visible from Piazzale Roma, so it's easy to find for travelers arriving by train or by bus from the airport. Very warm welcome; every single staff member was pleasant and helpful. We had a standard room which was quite small but very clean; it overlooked the charming garden, and it had a decent-sized bathroom with a real tub. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious, served in a charming breakfast room with Murano chandeliers. Next time I'll opt for a superior room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frank R
Chicago, IL
May 21, 2012

Location. Location.

Two night stay pre-cruise. High cost for a quite small room was offset by a very friendly and helpful staff, scrumptious continental breakfasts, and location just steps from all modes of transportation. No need to drag luggage all over creation (just one small bridge). Possibly the world's smallest elevator made us smile. (Luggage was brought up stairs by bellman.) Access to the computer and printer in the lobby sitting area was very convenient and helpful. Don't miss the private garden for a few minutes of relaxation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pradam
Blackburn
Mar 26, 2012

OK Choice for short Venice stay

Got exactly what I paid for. Clean, comfortable accommodation at a reasonable cost. I wasn't disappointed, nor was I surprised on the upside, but no complaints. Handy to the rail station although that still entails two climbs up and over the water. Bit of a hike to the main action at St Marco square, but nothing in Venice is more than a walk away; and plenty of interest in the walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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