This hotel was a perfect launching point for exploring Venice. It is extremely convenient to the Train Station, Bus Station, and the Cruise Port (the People Mover located next to the Bus Station, takes you straight to the Cruise Port for 1 Euro). We had a lot of heavy luggage, so the location was absolutely perfect. You can see the hotel's sign from the Bus Station, and then you just have to walk over two small bridges to get there.
The hotel's location serves as an easy jumping off point for exploring Venice. The vaporetto station (water bus) is a two minute walk, and one of the lines there takes you straight down the grand canal. It was also quite easy to explore Venice by foot from the hotel. The hotel offers maps of Venice with a suggested route outlined in red, in reality though, maps in general are kind of difficult to use in Venice. It is easier to just follow the posted signs that with guide you to the major locations (like St. Mark's Square or the Bus Station).
Our room was in the separate section of the hotel. It's a couple doorways down from the main hotel where the front desk is located. You need a couple different keys to get into this section of the hotel, and it seems like some of the floors contain regular apartments, not just hotel rooms. There isn't an elevator in this section, and you have to climb 3-flights of stairs, but we didn't find it to be a problem. Our room was very nice. We had a large window that overlooked the canal. The decor was very period, think Louis XIV, but it was charming and I loved it! Nothing seemed dated to me. The bathroom was nicely appointed as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OLIMPIA HOTELThe hotel is located in the most convenient area of the historical centre of Venice.Facing a typical canal, close to the Basilica dei Frari, the School of San Rocco, a few minutes walking from the Grand Canal and the famous Rialto Bridge.The location of the Best Western Hotel Olimpia allows you to easily reach the Bus Terminal of Piazzale Roma ( 100 meters ), from where you can get public or private transportations to the Airport ( shuttle bus or taxi ), Cruise Terminal ( the monorail fast train People Mover ), train station ( 10 minutes walking or just 1 stop by waterbus )The Hotel has been recently and totally renewed, making our services more inviting: Reading Room, Bar, free WI-FI, internet point and a charming garden. A real bonus for the venetian standard.The breakfast room windows face a small romantic typical venetian canal.The bedrooms are all decorated in a typical venetian style, dating back to the early 18th century, equipped with private bath/shower room, hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite tv and minibar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Olimpia
- Hotel Olimpia Venice
- Best Western Venice
- Venice Best Western