$165 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 3, 2015 Check-out: May 4, 2015

Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

4 stars
View map of Calle Buccari 10, Venice, 30132

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
29 reviews
Birthday trip

Great hotel to stay in, not central but less than a minutes walk from the st elena bus stop which... See full review

  • Peter L.
  • Apr 6, 2015
Mr peter lang

I gave the location a 4 because it's out of the main area, however it's 30 seconds from the st... See full review

  • Peter L.
  • Apr 6, 2015
A tranquil refuge, walking distance from the heart of historic Venice
Built in an ancient convent, the Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice is a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the busier tourist areas yet still within walking distance of St. Mark’s Square. Rich in history and architectural delights, the hotel also is elegantly contemporary in its décor and modern in its services and amenities. With its own private restaurant and fully equipped conference room, the hotel is a self-contained haven with historic Venice waiting just outside the door.
Highlights
  • Peaceful setting offers a sanctuary from the bustle of Venice, but still walking distance from many popular areas
  • Valentine's Restaurant is exclusively for guests of the hotel
  • Fully-equipped conference room, The Cloister, provides a unique and stylish setting for meetings

Location
The Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice is located near the Biennale Gardens and the Pierluigi Penzo Stadium, in east Venice on Sant'Elena. It is within walking distance of St. Mark's Square and many other popular Venice landmarks.

Rooms
The Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice's 76 rooms are large and modern in their amenities, blending classical architecture with contemporary design. Rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with Internet access, satellite TV, mini-bars, safes and other standard conveniences. Many rooms are accessible to guests with disabilities, and non-smoking rooms are available.

Features
A full-service sanctuary, the Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice is the kind of hotel guests don't want to leave, despite the lure of all Venice beyond its walls. Enjoy breakfast overlooking the hotel's tranquil garden. Dine and pass the evening at Valentine's, the hotel's restaurant and bar. In between, enjoy the restored architectural details and the gardens.

Transportation
  • Marco Polo Airport (13.9 mi/22.3 km)
  • Sant’Elena vaporetto (waterbus) stop (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Venice Santa Lucia railway station (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
Attractions
  • Pierluigi Penzo Stadium (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Biennale Gardens (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Church of Sant’Elena (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • St. Mark’s Square (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
Business
The Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice provides a unique space, The Cloister, for meetings and conferences of up to 50 people. The facilities are fully equipped and modern. Drinks, coffee break, cloakroom, hostess and translation services are available on request.
Policies and fees
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.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice Rooms

Classic Triple
Large and welcoming rooms. They areequipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, direct telephone, minibar, a modem for Internet connection, a safe deposit box and hairdryer. They are ideal for gusets that are looking for a confortable and quite rooms with technological facilities.
Classic Double
Classic rooms are bright and welcoming. They are large and comfortable and equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, direct telephone, minibar, a modem for Internet connection, a safe deposit box and hairdryer. They are ideal for both business guests looking for tranquillity and technology, and for tourists who want a high quality solution in order to experience Venice in ease and comfort.
Junior Suite
Our Junior Suites are larger than our Classic rooms. They are over 35 square metres and full of natural light. They have a comfortable lounge and are available with a double or two single beds according to your preference. Many have a relaxing view over the whole of the garden, which helps make these rooms extremely peaceful and quiet. The rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, direct telephone, minibar, a modem for Internet connection, a safe deposit box and hairdryer. They also have a comfortable lounge. A fourth bed can be added upon request.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • San Pietro di Castello: 0.6 mi
  • Arsenale: 0.8 mi
  • San Giorgio Maggiore: 0.9 mi
  • San Francesco della Vigna: 1 mi
  • Bridge of Sighs: 1.1 mi
  • Palazzo Ducale: 1.2 mi
  • Archeological museum: 1.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Marco: 1.2 mi
  • National Library of St Mark's: 1.2 mi
  • Campanile di San Marco: 1.3 mi
  • Totem Il Canale: 1.3 mi
  • St Marks Square: 1.3 mi
  • Museo Correr: 1.3 mi
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 1.3 mi
  • San Zulian: 1.3 mi
  • San Pietro di Castello: 0.6 mi
  • Arsenale: 0.8 mi
  • San Giorgio Maggiore: 0.9 mi
  • San Francesco della Vigna: 1 mi
  • Bridge of Sighs: 1.1 mi
  • Palazzo Ducale: 1.2 mi
  • Archeological museum: 1.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Marco: 1.2 mi
  • National Library of St Mark's: 1.2 mi
  • Campanile di San Marco: 1.3 mi
  • Totem Il Canale: 1.3 mi
  • St Marks Square: 1.3 mi
  • Museo Correr: 1.3 mi
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 1.3 mi
  • San Zulian: 1.3 mi
  • San Moise: 1.4 mi
  • Colleoni Monument: 1.4 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute: 1.4 mi
  • La Fenice Theatre: 1.5 mi
  • Art Gallery Bugno: 1.5 mi
  • Rialto Bridge: 1.5 mi
  • Rialto Food Market: 1.5 mi
  • Guggenheim Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection: 1.6 mi
  • Chiesa di Santo Stefano: 1.6 mi
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia: 1.7 mi
  • Palazzo Grassi: 1.8 mi
  • Ca'Pesaro: 1.8 mi
  • Murano Glass Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Madonna dell'Orto: 1.8 mi
  • Basilica dei Frari: 1.9 mi
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: 1.9 mi
  • Port of Venice: 1.9 mi
  • Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco: 1.9 mi
  • Ghetto: 2.2 mi
  • Santa Lucia Station: 2.2 mi
  • Burano: 4.8 mi
  • Lace Museum: 4.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
EQUIPMENT: Video projector, Video recorder, Paper board, Screen, Sound system, Microphone, Personal Computer connection, Display space, Podium. SERVICES:FAX, Internet, Pen and paper, Cloakroom, Drinks, Coffee Break, Translation service upon request, Hostess service upon request

Dining

Valentine's Restaurant & Bar
Valentine's Restaurant and Bar is for the exclusive use of hotel guests. The harmonious atmosphere of the courtyard private garden exalt the traditional recipes and the creative dishes. Open in the evenings and closed on Sundays it's also the ideal backdrop for stylish meeting and refined dining.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.9

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GuidoBrunetti
Business
N/A
Apr 21, 2015

Lovely hotel, convenient location

Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfasts. Quiet location but still within easy reach of St Marco. Only issue was aircon didn't seem to work very effectively but room cooled when we opened the window.

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

Business

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Review of Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Peter L.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Birthday trip

Great hotel to stay in, not central but less than a minutes walk from the st elena bus stop which affords you a great trip down the grand canal to reach it, staff we're very friendly and there was an excellent choice of food for breakfast. Hotel was very clean and tidy, would definitely recommend.

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

Business

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Review of Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Peter L.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Mr peter lang

I gave the location a 4 because it's out of the main area, however it's 30 seconds from the st elena water bus stop. Would definitely go there again, very nice hotel.

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

Business

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Review of Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Player4747
Business
Laguna Niguel
Jan 5, 2015

Great value in Venice

The hotels near St. Marks Square, or on the Grand Canal are all small rooms and high prices. The St. 'Elana has spacious rooms (by European standards average for American standards) and is much more reasonably priced (again, versus local comparables). It's a 30 min walk from St. Marks, or a 10 min Vaporetto (water bus) ride. 3 minute walk to the local soccer stadium (Italian 2nd division). Unless you need to be in the middle of the action after midnight, and will sacrifice space and $$ to be there, this is a good choice.

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

Business

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Review of Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Player4747
Business
Laguna Niguel
Jan 5, 2015

Great Value in Venice

The hotels near St. Marks Square, or on the Grand Canal, are all small rooms and high prices. The St. 'Elana has spacious rooms (by European standards average for American standards) and is much more reasonably priced (again, versus local comparables). It's a 30 min walk from St. Marks, or a 10 min Vaporetto (water bus) ride. 3 minute walk to the local soccer stadium (Italian 2nd division). Unless you need to be in the middle of the action after midnight, and will sacrifice space and $$ to be there, this is a good choice.

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

Business

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Review of Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shannon C.
Business
San Diego, CA
Nov 17, 2014

A little overpriced, but worht it for a one night stay.

I was only in Venice for one night (but two full days), and therefore wanted a chain hotel so I didn't have any problems with bag storage and the like. This hotel was perfect in that regard. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the room spacious, comfortable, and clean. The only drawback is the location. Located in the "tail" of the island, it's quite the hike by foot from the main part of Venice to the hotel. Water Taxis are quick, but expensive ($EUR 40), and the water bus is about an hour ride. However, once there you're smack dab in the middle of a lush, tranquil residential neighborhood and you've seen the sites of Venice by water in getting there. For it's location, I feel it's slightly overpriced considering the cost it takes to reach it, but other than that I was very pleased with my stay and would definitely stay here again.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Hotel offers a free shuttle to Moreno, the nearby island known for its glass blowing. The shuttle includes a free tour, and is an amazing deal if you have the time.

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Review of Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Player4747
Business
Orange County, CA
Sep 29, 2014

Very comfortable place in very expensive town

Generally, hotel rooms in Venice are small, expensive, in old buildings and not "good value" by US standards. But the Sant Elena (while still not cheap) is a good value when compared to its local competitors. Fairly recently renovated, the rooms are very comfortable with modern facilities. The staff is friendly and efficient. It's NOT on the Grand Canal or St. Marks square, but it's only a couple of stops away on the vaparetto... a 20-30 minute stroll if you want to hoof it. And room prices are downright "thrifty" compared to all the other 4 star hotels on the island.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy the multi-day pass for the vaparetto (water "bus") from Vence-unica if you're in town for 3 or more days (2 or more if you're under 29). It's THE way to get around in Venice.

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Review of Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Player4747
Business
Orange County, CA
Sep 29, 2014

Very comfortable place in very expensive town

Generally, hotel rooms in Venice are small, expensive, in old buildings and not "good value" by US standards. But the Sant Elena (while still not cheap) is a good value when compared to its local competitors. Fairly recently renovated, the rooms are very comfortable with modern facilities. The staff is friendly and efficient. It's NOT on the Grand Canal or St. Marks square, but it's only a couple of stops away on the vaparetto... a 20-30 minute stroll if you want to hoof it. And room prices are downright "thrifty" compared to all the other 4 star hotels on the island.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy the multi-day pass on the vaparetto from Venice-unica if you're in town for 3 or more days (2 or more if you're under 29). It's THE way to get around in Venice.

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Review of Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dave J.
Business
Wiltshire UK
Sep 29, 2014

enjoyable golden wedding annerversary vacation

We enjoyed our stay as this hotel is clean & quiet, located in a predominantly residential area & very close to the St Elena vaporetta stop (No steps!). There is a grass & tree area at the waterside nearby, ideal for shade & relaxing after the crowds of venice. Buy a vaporetta pass which enables you to hop on & off. There are 6 vaporetta lines that stop at St Elena so you don't have to wait long. It takes about 10 mins by vaporetta to the St Marks area. There are 3 cafe's/trattorias nearby but you will need to walk or go by vaporetta to get a larger choice. The buffet style breakfast is well stocked but a message to the catering manager: The 2 slice toasting machine is very slow & causes a hold up or people aborting having toast at breakfast, please buy a new faster & larger capacity machine.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy a vaporetta pass to give you unlimited travel & jump on & off facility.

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Review of Best Western Premier Sant'Elena Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DND70GA
Business
Atlanta, Ga
Jun 26, 2014

Rooms well done

For a Best Western the rooms were well done. The bed was not comfortable and the staff was not friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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