We stayed here for one night following our first Royal Caribbean cruise and would consider staying here on a return visit to Venice.
It was perfect for a short stay for a couple. We thought the hotel was charming and very nicely decorated in Venetian style. The room was plenty big with a sofa area. What is the use of a very large room in a poor location??? The garden, terrace and breakfast room were lovely. The breakfast was the standard continental fare but there was a hot food menu also.
The staff were very helpful and gave us tips on getting the most out of our short stay and which travel tickets to get.
Hotel Olimpia is about 8-10mins walk to Plz St Marguerita, which had plenty of cheap & cheerful restuarants and bars to try.
We found the location perfect as it was just across the canal from the main bus station (Plz Roma), the vaparetto station and 5 mins stroll from the train station. The stepped bridge across the canal may be offputting from some people but this is Venice and bridges are hard to avoid! (Someone has posted a photo of it in this review section so take a look) There are free shuttles run by the cruise companies from Plz Roma to the port and a public bus service to Marco Polo airport from here also. So there should be no need to spend a fortune on watertaxis.
We got a 36hr waterbus ticket which also covers the AVTO public bus to Marco Polo. There is a another more direct bus which only costs E3 that leaves from Plz Roma every 30mins and takes 20mins.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OLIMPIA HOTEL The 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 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
- Best Western Venice
- Venice Best Western