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“Perfect Location!” 4 of 5 stars
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Locanda Ovidius
Ranked #201 of 387 Hotels in Venice
London, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed in Venice for 2 nights in June 2012. This hotel was located by the Rialto Bridge; a perfect location to explore the city without getting lost. As well, it was very easy to find upon arrival. The side entrance was very quaint. The elevator was tiny and we preferred to use the stairs! Of course, the rooms are small but this is Europe and we were very happy with the cleanliness. The breakfast is a good standard of the four that we stayed at during our trip: yogurt, croissant, coffee, cereal. The breakfast room is nice and has the balcony with the VIEW overlooking the canal. Our room faced the side street which was fine. If you are looking for a clean, quiet, well-situated hotel, this one's for you. The best tip we can offer upon arrival to get off the Vaporetto at San Silvestro instead of Rialto stop. Walk behind and make your way to the main canal and towards the bridge and when you see the green awning overhead, look down the alley for the entrance. If you get off at the Rialto stop you will have to drag your luggage over the bridge - not so easy!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

we stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, When we checked in to our room the room was dark, 1 small window, very small, dated and far from 3 stars hotel standard (I will give it 1 star) We then asked to pay extra for un upgrade and for 40euros extra a night (cash only no credit card, they don't want to pay a fee) we got a room with the grand canal view (the room was ok, 35 sq.m. no bath only shower, all amenities is low qualify and old)
The view is AMAZING!!!

Breakfasts were poor and crowded. (very limited option, no fresh bakery or bread, boring white bread and the croissant from supermarket pack)

Overall, I think you should pay a bit more$ to get something decent. For us, if it wasn't for the view we will have to cancel the booking. (only 4 rooms in the whole hotel facing the grand canal)

Room Tip: room with the grand canal view or the suite room
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank piya-namwan
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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72 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Well myself, wife, and 2 babies we all went to 5 nights stay at room 202, it face the grand canal with 2 windows, and it was just next to the breakfast hall, which had a nice balcony on the grand canal
The view form the windows and balcony worth a lot, how come every day morning you open the window and see the very attractive and full of life (Grand Canal)
evening Gondolas with Maestros are floating in a harmony, nice view indeed.
The hotel is small, but it has all what a traveler needs, it is very clean, nice designs inside, room 202 was really a spacious one, internet WiFi was free and very fast

I advise the following:
1- the location of the hotel is ideal for those who had baby strollers, since you have almost many things around the hotel without a need to cross any bridge, coop, supermarket, shops, restaurants, pizzaria, cafeteria, every thing is under and around the hotel
2- Big advise, when u reach Vince, try to buy the ticket 2 way from and to the airport, also try to buy the saving ticket that covers the entire stay there,
3- do not miss to go to Burano, Murano, Lido islands, they are a different thing plus Venice attractions
4- When you drop off at the Hotel, go to St. Silvistro Ferry stop, the take first right, then first right then first left, you reach the hotel in 2 minutes walk, no bridges, if you go to Rilato stop, you will need to go over the Rialto bridge, which had lots of steps, it is not a small one at all if you have luggage and baby strollers

Room Tip: 5- There is small elevator works only for level 2, 6- The rooms with the grand canal view are the b...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Kozomozo
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Urbana, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

My husband and I booked the Locanda Ovidius a few years ago because you can go to the balcony window and stare at the Rialto Bridge and gondolas- how magical is that! It was much more economical that some of the grand palace hotels, yet I thought the location was fabulous, we had free breakfast, the internet computer was on a piano with a Murano glass chandelier over us, and the breakfast room had balconies as well. One great benefit- almost 3/4 of the pictures I see of the Rialto has our hotel in the shot or movie...very cool to point and say, "there's where we stayed!!" while watching "The Traveler" on tv.

Room Tip: You will pay more of course, but you might ask if any rooms have windows facing the Grand Canal. Our...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lauracspringfield_IL
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Cypress
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The Hotel is a very old building, but what can you expect in the heart of Venice, right? It's well located, the staff was helpful, free breakfast was ok, and rooms were clean. That's all I needed! There is a nice view of the grand canal and Rialto Bridge from the breakfast balcony or lounge area on the 2nd floor. There are very steep stairs to get to the rooms, something to consider if you have heavy luggage or physical problems. There are plenty of places to eat around there. The Vaporetto stop is on the other side of Rialto bridge, which means that if you are arriving on the Vaporetto 1, you need to go across the Rialto bridge, make a left inmediately after getting to the other side and you will find "Calle dello Sturion" a couple of blocks ahead.

Room Tip: Canal view rooms would be nice!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank carol_loves2travel
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stockholm
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We stayed in a party of five during three days in April. Following an annoying welcome, with the reception person ignoring us for 10 minutes while chatting to the mailman we had a chance to drop the bags and start exploring Venice. And this is the ultimate spot for reaching any part of venice, grabbing the ferry, going to the open market or just about anything else. So the perfect location in the San Polo sestiere along with a comparatively decent price and availability of 3-bed rooms made this a perfect choice. The rooms were quite small with old-fashioned furnishing and both had alley views but there was a common room with a balcony facing the canale. You pay extra for getting access to the wifi, but then the whole party could use it. Breakfast is quite dreary and below average. Despite the staff and general ricketines of the edifice it was still an excellent choice on account of its placement just by the Rialto bridge and the quite decent price.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank se_traverser
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Perth, Australia
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140 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We have stayed here before and will return in 2012. It certainly is NOT the worst hotel we ever stayed in, in fact we enjoyed our stay because of the location, which after all is the most important thing. The staff were helpful, the room was clean (if a bit small) but we only slept there. I would not pay a lot more for a room with view, you can see the view from the lttle balcony in the breakfast room. There are not many bridges over the Grand Canal so access to both sides makes getting around much easier. Don't worry too much about the hotel, they are often old and run down, it is expected in this place. Venice is as wonderful as people say it is, magic.

Room Tip: At least this hotel has a lift!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Locanda Ovidius
Address: Calle del Sturion San Polo 677/A | Rialto, San Paolo, 30125 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service
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Ranked #201 of 387 Hotels in Venice
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Hotel Class:3 star — Locanda Ovidius 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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