Best Western Hotel Olimpia

Santa Croce 395, Venice, Veneto, 30135, Italy
(3 star hotel)
#17
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in Venice
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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Quiet Hotel Near the Train Station

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 9, 2013

We arrived Venice just before sunset. Since it was raining, it was really hard to cross the bridges while bringing the luggages but since this hotel is near the bus terminal and the train station, we only have to do 2 major crossings and you would find this hotel sitting silently in one of the corners of Venice.
After a 10 minute walk, we arrived at the hotel and checked in smoothly. We were assigned in a room at the back wherein you have the courtyard. At first, we thought it was a bit scary since we were the only ones there but we found the hotel was really full.
Entering the room has a different feel as most of its walls were hand painted. Room was ample in size and the toilet was spacious too. Free wifi and breakfast are standard on all BW hotel chains too.
The breakfast was a great option too. They served several kinds of cheese and hams including the prosciutto parma which would cost you around 10 euros in restaurants. We filled up our tummy before heading to the town. St Mark's square could be reached in a 15 minute walk if you'ld walk fast but while checking all the stores, you would get there in an hour or so.
This is a recommended hotel as it's my 2nd time to have stayed here. Great hotel!

Unique Quality: Free breakfast and Wifi

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Just off the Grand Canal

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 8, 2007

Hotel Olimpia is near Piazzale Roma and very easy to walk to from the bus terminal. It is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed at in Venice. Right on a canal, drinks or snacks can be taken outside on the path while you watch the canal traffic gliding by. Although a 3 star hotel,
the service is unquestionably 4 star. Friendly and helpful staff with lots of tips on where to go and what to see. Rooms are beautifully decorated in Venetian style and are spotlessly clean.
Thoroughly recomended

Directions: 5 minutes walk from bus terminal at Piazzale Roma or 10 minutes from St.Lucia train station
(opp.side of Grand Canal)

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A good choice

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 5, 2007

As the last time I had booked the Hotel Olimpia and this time they had not overbooked, so we were able to stay there. We had a nice room, even our own balcony. However, it was too cold to sit outside.Breakfast was very good, buffet style with lots of various food to choose from. I really liked some small pastries, filled with vanilla cream. Delicious!

We had got a good deal through DER Tours , so the room was a bargain for Venice, about 90 Euro for a double, ensuite bath and breakfast.

Unique Quality: It's no more than 5 to ten minutes walk from the train station to the hotel, even less from Piazzale Roma.

Most assuredly a winner.

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 24, 2006

Olimpia definitely exceeded my expectations. The room was spacious, had a lovely view overlooking a garden, was exquistely appointed, immaculately clean, and very comfortable. A decent breakfast was also provided. Olimpia provides a terrific location. It is next to the Piazzale Roma (where the buses come & go to the airport) as well as very close to the Stazione Ferrovie (which is the arrival and departure point of trains servicing Venice). Another asset is that when you inevitably become lost in Venice, signs are always present to direct you to the Piazzale Roma which is next to your hotel. The hotel staff are helpful, friendly, and multi-lingual. While Venice is correctly described as an expensive city, this hotels rates were half the "less expensive city" of Florence's.

Unique Quality: The Olimpia is also close to a Vaporetta station. Also, there is a supermarket (COOP) directly in back of the Vaporetta station. Venice restaurants are not really all that great and are highly predatory and inventively predatory (for example, the tourist menu may be reasonable, but they charge a cover, or absolutely roast you with the wine prices, including the alleged 'house wine'). To avoid an expensive and mediocre meal, go to the supermarket ( Billa is also located throughout Venice) and buy your goodies there. The wine is cheap, the food terrific and cheap. For example, a Bellini cocktail at Harry's (rip-off) Bar is $16. You can get a bottle of Bellini which will provide five or six Harry-sized cocktails for 4.47.

Directions: OLIMPIA is directly below the Piazzal Roma sitting on a small canal.

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A very nice little hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 13, 2004

This little hotel was a pleasant surprise. The rooms were newly refurbished and the bathroom was large with a huge new tub. The rooms were quiet and comfortable, and the staff was friendly and helpful. They did have an interest in pushing the free murano trip though, which we declined. I would recommend this 3 star hotel to anyone. I don't know the value of the room as it was included in the price of the tour we took.

Unique Quality: The hotel sat on a small canal with a restaurant right next door. Our room overlooked a tropical courtyard to the back. The breakfast was one of the better we had while in Italy. Nothing fancy but at least some choices.

Directions: The hotel is located directly across from the bus station, but far enough away that noise and people are not an issue. It's also a 3 minute boat ride to the train station or you can walk to the bridge to get there, about 10 minutes.

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Venetian Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 14, 2004

This hotel was decent. My in laws had a very large room over looking the garden which was very charming. My husband and I had a small room overlooking the bus station, not so charming! Request a garden room! The breakfasts were wonderful. Very good coffee and pastries.

Unique Quality: It's very conveniently located near the train station, bus station and rental cars. We came in by train and left by car so it was very easy to get in and out of the city. Other hotels may require that you take a taxi or bus (which are both really boats) to get to your hotel. We only had to get off the train and walk a few blocks and we were there, which was very nice.

Wonderful Gelato shop right around the corner!

Directions: near Train station, right across from the bus station

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Enjoyed our stay here

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 14, 2004

Booked our trip through gotoday.com and the Olimpia was the bargain selection. We thought it was very nice with friendly staff. We arrived around 12:30 and they were nice enough to give us a room even though 2pm was the official check-in time.
Our room had a view of a small courtyard. As most rooms we've had while visiting Europe, this one was small - but had a good size bathroom and also a mini-bar/refrigerator.

Unique Quality: Although not in the heavy tourist area surrounding Piazza San Marco, we felt the location was great, especially if you're traveling on a budget. Just a short walk from the Piazzale Roma where you have the only connections to vehicular traffic in all of Venice. The train station is only a 15minute walk away also.
Therefore you can save lots of money in not having to pay to get your luggage to a more distant hotel (or hauling it yourself). It's also close to Campo Santa Margherita a very active 'square' with a street market, shops, restaurants and bars - popular with college students.

Directions: Just across from the Piazalle Roma

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Address: Santa Croce 395, Venice, Veneto, 30135, Italy

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Amenities at Best Western Hotel Olimpia

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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