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Best Western Premier Hotel Sant' Elena

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

We only stayed for one night, but the staff we very friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean, comfortable and the bathrooms were large relative to many other hotels. The restaurant was average, good breakfast included. This is in a quieter more residential area, but still within comfortable walking distance to popular tourist areas.

very clean, quiet and nice but far away the Plaza San Marcos (located in a residencial place). If you need a very quiet and resting place you must take this hotel

The hotel is nice on an isolated region in Venice which is away from tourist traps. On a bad note, that the hotel is isolated and there isn't much of a selection around the area. Secondly, the staff doesn't make useful suggestions on where to eat or visit around the area.

The hotel was very clean, despite being far from the center of the city, was near a transit station, very comfortable rooms, the restaurant very good and clean, highly recommended for future trips

I was there for a conference, but had stayed at the Sant' Elena a few years back and loved its quiet atmosphere near Giardini and convenience to the vaporetto. This time I wrote ahead in Italian that I'd be arriving at 10 and asked if I could get in (normal time is 3pm). When I arrived the room was not only ready but they referred to it as the 'camera matrimoniale'. It was immaculate and perfect as were the sumptuous breakfasts. I also ate two nights at the restaurant and it was great.

The hotel was nice but very expensive for Carnevale. We arrived late and there were no restaurants close by and no food at the hotel. It was a 20-30 minute walk to Piazza San Marco.

Great place, if only staff/reception could double-check if restaurant was fully booked (when in fact it wasn't)

The hotel was in a great location--away from the crowds but only 20 minutes walk away from St. Mark's Square. The breakfast was fabulous!!

The rooms were great, clean, well appointed. THe location was away from the noise with a garden to sit and relax in. Most of the staff was very helpful They could use a concierge to provide visiter information and assistance. Breakfast was very nice THe price was very good, Would definitely stay here again.

Being in Venice at the tail end of August is often marked by wading through hordes of tourists. Hotel Sant'Alena, a short vaporetto ride away from the center of Venice, proved a lovely respite from the hustle of San Marco and its environs. Staff were great, providing us with converters, excellent restaurant recommendations, cold beers, and so on at a moment's notice. The main sections of the Biennale and Arsenal were 15 minutes' walk away. Highly recommended!

The best thing bout this hotel is its location. Peaceful, green and shady, it was a relief to return to our room after some hectic and crowded sightseeing. The staff was very courteous and efficient. The rooms were well appointed, and a good size.The buffet breakfast was excellent.The free internet access was a bonus.

The hotel rooms were very clean, modern and well appointed. The location was a little far from the tourist attractions in Venice which could be a good thing is you are trying to relax. The location is great for those attending the Venice Biennale but it might be a little far from the action of San Marco. Open restaurants also seem the be scarse around the hotel in the evening.

Orbitz should have informed us of the high cost getting there and leaving

This was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at ever!!! We had two rooms both with great views. A bit of a walk to the square but it was a great walk. If you are ariving be cruise ship take the private water taxi to the hotel, it is worth the extra euros. The water taxi drops you off right behind the hotel.

Calle Buccari 10 S Elena Venice VE

Located in Castello, Best Western Premier Hotel Sant' Elena is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as St. Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs. This 77-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square are also near this Venice hotel.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 77 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.


Property features

Guests of Best Western Premier Hotel Sant' Elena enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, free newspapers, and a garden.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Room, Multiple Beds

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Best Western Premier Hotel Sant' Elena

Couples (8) Family (6) Other (1) Friends (4)
5

great value in venice

Families

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.

By on Jan 5, 2015

4

great value in venice

Families

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.

By on Jan 5, 2015

4

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

Families

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.

By on Nov 17, 2014

4

very comfortable place in very expensive town

Families

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.

By on Sep 29, 2014

3

rooms well done

Couples

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

By on Jun 26, 2014

4

quiet neighborhood, walkable to tourist areas

Couples

We only stayed for one night, but the staff we very friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean, comfortable and the bathrooms were large relative to many other hotels. The restaurant was average, good breakfast included. This is in a quieter more residential area, but still within comfortable walking distance to popular tourist areas.

By on Nov 16, 2013

4

venice

Families

very clean, quiet and nice but far away the Plaza San Marcos (located in a residencial place). If you need a very quiet and resting place you must take this hotel

By on Jun 11, 2011

3

above average isolated hotel in the area

Couples

The hotel is nice on an isolated region in Venice which is away from tourist traps. On a bad note, that the hotel is isolated and there isn't much of a selection around the area. Secondly, the staff doesn't make useful suggestions on where to eat or visit around the area.

By on Oct 5, 2010

4

surprisingly good

Couples

The hotel was very clean, despite being far from the center of the city, was near a transit station, very comfortable rooms, the restaurant very good and clean, highly recommended for future trips

By on Jul 3, 2010

5

superb hotel, friendly staff

Singles

I was there for a conference, but had stayed at the Sant' Elena a few years back and loved its quiet atmosphere near Giardini and convenience to the vaporetto. This time I wrote ahead in Italian that I'd be arriving at 10 and asked if I could get in (normal time is 3pm). When I arrived the room was not only ready but they referred to it as the 'camera matrimoniale'. It was immaculate and perfect as were the sumptuous breakfasts. I also ate two nights at the restaurant and it was great.

By on Apr 13, 2010