Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

3 stars
View map of Santa Croce 395., Venice, 30135

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
21 reviews
Great starting location

This hotel is right across the canal from the main bus depot from the mainland, which is also where... See full review

  • Spicewood Guy
  • Aug 12, 2015
Great Hotel

The choice of this hotel made our vacation more wonderful. The location is convenient to the Grand... See full review

  • Hawaii Traveler
  • Aug 4, 2015
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.

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

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.

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
  • Biennale Gardens: 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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (21)

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.6

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The travelling family
Couples
TX
Jul 18, 2011

Perfect Venice hotel!

Excellent location! Convenient to buses, boats, and cruise lines (using People Mover close by). Staff is very helpful. Breakfast in the courtyard is peaceful & beautiful -- great way to start your day!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy the round-trip boat ticket to St. Mark's Square!

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Loves to travel.
Family
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

Venice....what a great city!

We enjoyed our stay and while it was a bit difficult to find....we enjoyed it once we got there...had trouble getting the "free" trip to Murano. All in all, we would probably return if we wanted to stay in that area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hawaii Traveler
Couples
Mililani
Aug 4, 2015

Great Hotel

The choice of this hotel made our vacation more wonderful. The location is convenient to the Grand Canal while being located on a nearby smaller canal which has less hustle bustle. Our room was beautifully renovated, small but with a large modern bathroom. Staff went out of their way to be helpful. Breakfast is excellent and there is a lovely garden in which to enjoy it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Spicewood Guy
Couples
Spicewood
Aug 12, 2015

Great starting location

This hotel is right across the canal from the main bus depot from the mainland, which is also where the vaporetos depart for everywhere in Venice, close to the train station and the large cruise ship port. Rooms are nicely furnished, yet small, but that's what to expect in Venice. Staff was extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. Breakfast was really good with a wide selection. Hotel is not at the biggest tourist area of St. Marks Sq., but that a good thing as you can get the easily by water bus, and are therefore not overrun by the tourist crowds. We had a great experience there and would highly recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rodrigohgo
Couples
Vancouver, BC
Dec 5, 2011

Great option if you are planing to get in a Cruise

We just spend one night at this hotel and it was perfectly located close to the Cruise station, walking distance. If you are going in a cruise this is a great option, if you want to be in Venice, then it is NOT.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Again if you are planing to go to a Cruise you can walk from this hotel to something called the "People Mover" pay 1 EURO and this will take you directly to your ship.

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frank R
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dave n deb
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Farmgirl Nancy
Family
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Best Western Olimpia Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JandN
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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