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“In the heart of it all!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Orion
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   San Marco Spadaria, 700/A, 30124 Venice, Italy (San Marco)   |  
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Ranked #118 of 383 Hotels in Venice
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“In the heart of it all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The location is fabulous, right near San Marco. Service was great & helpful. Room was very good compared to my other experiences of Venice island accommodation. Definitely a little Venetian gem. I would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Unfortunately we where very disappointed of this hotel. We read all the positive recommendations on TA and hoped for a good nights sleep for our visit in beautiful Venice.
First thing, the bathroom was not clean and our room smelled a bit of mold.
The AC did not work so it was tremendously hot during the nite.
There where also a lot of noise, both from the busy street outside, but also from other guests in the hotel.
Unfortunately this was not all that kept us up all night, my boyfriend got covered from bites of bedbugs!
Sorry, cannot recommend.

The only positive about this hotel was the location, which was perfectly located near the San Marco Square.

Venice is filled with hotels all over, if you're looking for a hotel near San Marco square, choose another one!

Stayed July 2014
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Orion June/July 2014 and we were extremely happy with our very clean and unfussy room. The staff were all very friendly and attentive even when we had to check in at 1.30 in the morning because of our delayed flight! The breakfast was really lovely, a good choice of croissants and plenty of rolls and choices of preserves on the table. They also had a nice choice of meats, cereal, fruits, fruit juice and teas and coffees. There was always a concierge at the desk to help you with any queries and they were only to happy to look after our bags after checking out due to a late flight. The Hotel is located right behind St Marks Square, you can see the dome of St Marks Church from the quaint breakfast booth in the hotel. It was perfectly situated for the square, water buses, shops and many lovely restaurants. All in all I can say it would be hard to find a nicer hotel in a better location at such a reasonable price. My husband and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A lovely little hotel which was very close to San Marco square. The room was nicely furnished and was very clean. The shower was good although we had some difficulties with the temperature. The air conditioning was not very powerful but it wasn't too hot when we went so this didn't bother us too much. It was slightly noisy at night but generally quietened down by midnight. Enjoyed breakfast and the staff were always friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned, the location of Hotel Orion, but a stone's throw from San Marco square, is its real asset. Our room was not especially noisy considering the popular tourist area, although I would recommend ear plugs if you're at all a light sleeper (I always travel with them!). The breakfast was the usual fare but served in a charming room and well-serviced with a barrista.

Other than that, this hotel was extremely basic and more of a pension or guest house than a hotel. The front desk was the least helpful we experienced in our travels-- not rude by any means, but the employees had no information or knowledge about happenings in Venice. There were not even maps city maps. The AC was fairly non-existent, and there is no elevator, although the person at the front desk will help with your bags if you stand at the bottom of the stairs and look forlorn enough. But there were other little things-- I informed the front desk that one of our lamps was out but it never got fixed, there was a half a piece of gum on the desk in the room when we arrived, etc.-- that made clear a lack of attention to detail and service.

All that said, really, you're not going to spend much time in the hotel room when you're in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! So if you just want a place to crash at night that's well located, adequately clean and comfortable, and reasonably priced, Hotel Orion will probably do just fine.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a pleasant stay. Hotels in Venice are small and expensive, so the Hotel Orion proved to be typical in size and a good value for price. Staff were helpful when needed. The breakfast was typical Italian (don't expect much) but a big plus is that it is included with the room. The cappuccino was not bad either! Plenty of hot water and water pressure, a small safe for valuables in the room, and a location that is VERY close to St Mark's. Outside can be a bit noisy until midnight but that is to be expected in such a high traffic area. The Hotel Orion was clean enough, quiet enough, and friendly enough that we feel we received a good value for our money. The Wi-Fi service is adequate, but is the one area where improvements could be made (likely be adding inexpensive signal boosters). Please, please, please don't go to Venice and expect a huge, luxury hotel suite at these prices- it just isn't going to happen. Most importantly, we recommend that you view your hotel as somewhere to store your belongings and to rest in between your trips out exploring a truly magical city that you will miss like a dear friend once your trip has ended. If you do that, then the Hotel Orion will not disappoint.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great location. Hotel room small by NA standards but as expected. Shower in bathroom in room 35 is poorly designed and leaves water all over. Beds quite comfortable. Air conditioned but as in all of Europe not quite the same as NA standards. The best was the fellow that was there at check in time. He was absolutely excellent. Went out of his way all week to make us feel welcomed. We had rented a wheel chair that was delivered and picked up from hotel and he handled it all for us. The rest of the desk workers were ok, but not as 'legendary' as this first fellow. They could/should watch and learn. Thanks for a great week.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Marco Spadaria, 700/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #118 of 383 Hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Orion 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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