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This hotel is in Venice, within one-quarter kilometer of Giardini Papadopoli and within one-half kilometer of Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, the Church of St. Roch, and Scalzi Bridge. The cruise ship/ferry terminal and the train station are also located nearby.
Best Western Hotel Olimpia provides complimentary continental breakfast. This Venice hotel has a bar and offers room service during limited hours. The hotel offers dry cleaning, tour assistance and a concierge desk. Newspapers are complimentary, and complimentary wireless Internet access is available. The Piazzale Roma bus station is within easy reach of the hotel.
Accommodations at Best Western Hotel Olimpia are non-smoking and include minibars and in-room safes. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and private bathrooms provide bidets and hair dryers.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
This hotel does not offer any accessibility features. Please select a different hotel if you are interested in booking a room with accessibility features.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
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A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property (check Mandatory Fees and Taxes section for fee details). This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies for 2013: from 1 to 31 January and from 1 to 31 December.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
At the start of the Grand Canal, Santa Croce is set immediately across from the bus station and railway station. It is a peaceful quarter adjacent to, but largely unaffected by the visitor hubbub. The picturesque Ponte degli Scalzi is a great place for watching the busy canal traffic and there are many fines churches to explore off the beaten tourist track. The Rialto Bridge is only a 10-minute walk or boat ride away.see all hotels in Venice
"Great Hotel - Good Location - Sketchy Nieghborhood"
The hotel was really nice for the price and was in a convenient location to hit all of the main tourist sites in Munich. The only complaint was that the neighborhood around the hotel is a little sketchy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is located next to all for the transportation facilities, train, bus and water bus terminal. If you are adventurous you can walk to most of Venice in 15 to 20 minutes. the best way to get around the city is the water buses which all come to the terminal that is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The room was small but clean and looked out over […] the court yard and the breakfast was good. Most of the staff was friendly and helpful there were exceptions. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very convenient location. We essentially walked everywhere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"CLose to transportation hub."
The hotel's location is fantastic. Less than a block away from the Water bus, Parking lot and people mover to the cruise ships. Hotel staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Free breakfast was exceptional!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hidden Venice Gem"
What a beautiful and quaint little hotel. My mother has a physical disability which makes it difficult for her to walk. The staff were so helpful and accommodating! They even upgraded our room to a beautiful ground floor garden view. Be sure not to book the economy room when booking as it is in another building. Free breakfast was also great and complimentary. […] I would definitely stay here again. I previously stayed at the grand Carlton and it does not compare to the Olimpia! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was a great hotel, convenient to land transportation so we didn't have to haul our luggage through the streets and over many bridges, as we saw so many others doing. We could get to the sights on foot - Venice is a city that you have to walk through to appreciate. The hotel staff was very helpful and the breakfast was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Booked for convenience"
Booked for convenience but enjoyed for the charm and service. Needed to spend our last night in Venice close to the bus station due to early flight out of Marco Polo. The hotel was a pleasant surprise. Nicely appointed. Very comfortable bed. Lovely garden. Very Venician but with modern facilities. The bathroom had beautiful period tile but very modern […] fixtures. "Rain" shower, nice towels. Breakfast was very good, lots of choices. Eggs, bacon, sausage, cereals, pastries, fruit, and more. Staff was very professional and helpful. I would consider this hotel for more that a convenience stay next time in Venice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect location for cruise"
The hotel was fine. Just make sure you don't take a water craft from the airport or you will be dropped off many bridges away; take a bus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a great stay. Staff was friendly and helpful with directions and arranging transportation. The room was beautiful and clean. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice affordable Hotel in Venice"
We wanted a Hotel as close to Plazza Roma so we didn't have to haul our suitcases across all the bridges in venice. As it turns out this hotel was in the perfect location next to the Valpretto (Water Bus). Hotel was very clean and service was outstanding. We arrived at 10am and check in is at 2pm. They stored our luggage until check in time, so we could […] go out and about in the city of Vencie. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ideal location, lovely hotel"
Very friendly staff. We had a great stay and were endlessly thankful that we only needed to go over one bridge for the airport shuttle and cruise terminal and 2 bridges for the train station. Venice is not a big city but it becomes huge if you have luggage in tow. About a 25 min leisurely and scenic walk to St Marks square and incredibly easy to find […] after a night out with a few glasses of wine (just follow the signs to P. Roma). The hotel is perfect and would be my first choice on our next trip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient Location near airport bus, etc."
More luxurious than expected, even for our "junior suite" one floor up. Great pastries and abundant good coffee in the included generous breakfast buffet. Urbane, patient, good-humored, and helpful staff at front desk, lobby, and breakfast service. Elevator will hold only about one person and two suitcases. Magnetic room key fob is also electric lights […] switch master key. Within a block's walk of transportation to/from the Piazzale Roma: the people-mover from the cruise ship terminal, the airport bus (and other buses') starting point(s); also, beyond the freestanding "tickets R us" building (down half a flight of stairs and then left) is a major Grand Canal vaporetto stop not on most maps of Venice. (Do buy the 3E map when you get vaporetto tickets at the canal.) Add the distance of one big staircase bridge over the Grand Canal to get to/from the railway station. From the Piazzale Roma, roll your suitcase along the green souvenir kiosks' sidewalk to the sidewalk that goes away from the buses and toward the small canal, then take the staircase bridge that's closest to the small canal. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
the staff were very helpful and spoke english. the location was close to all, near train station to walk to(5-10 min.) 30min walk to san marco but its fun. near several eateries.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient for pre-cruise"
We stayed at the hotel prior to our cruise. The hotel is very close to the Piazzale Roma where the airport shuttle bus stops. It was also close to the vaporetto on the Grand Canal to get to all the sights in Venice and the People Mover to get us to the Cruise port. The hardest part of getting to the hotel from the Piazzale Roma was dragging our rolling […] suitcases up and down steps going over the bridge to get to the hotel. The room in the hotel was very small but clean and nice. It was up several flights of stairs with no elevator. The hotel had a porter that took our luggage up for us. The hotel staff was very friendly. We arrived earlier than check-in and they tried to get us into the room as soon as possible after it was cleaned. The free breakfast in the morning was very good. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel close to the station."
We were happy that we could leave our luggage in the hotel lounge before check-in.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not for business"
The good: Great location close to Piazzale Roma, Lot's of restaurants near by, Nice backyard garden to have breakfast, room OK and clean, Front office staff accommodating and friendly, overall OK for the money..........The not so good: no elevator in annex, foul smell in hallway in annex, boxes and other stuff stored on the top of the stairs very messy, […] maintenance details such as room number signs missing at some doors, very poor caulking job in the bathroom, shower flood bathroom floor, shower drain does not drain well at all. Wireless internet access provided, but slow as molasses. OK for a couple of nights stay, for example before or after cruise. Would not recommend for longer stay, or for any business traveler as does not not provide business facilities or sufficient internet speed. I went around the corner to a restaurant that offered free Wi-Fi instead. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location is great."
The Hotel is in a good location. It is near the cruise ship terminals and also near Roma plaza. Which for us was good, after we returned from a cruise the next day we caught a bus to Marc Polo Airport.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Walking distance to major must see sights"
We arrived at Marco Polo, Venice, took the Venezia Aeroporto bus to Piazzale Roma. We got off the bus, and walked about five minutes to the charming hotel which located off the Grand Canal. The concierge was quite pleasant, helpful and informative. We settled in our room and then walked to Rialto Bridge thru many alleys and found ourselves at St. Marco […] Square in the evening & we also purchased a 24-hour Vaporetto water bus tickets. We had an excellent full breakfast in the garden the next morning, walked around town again, and then we walked to the People Mover in early afternoon which took us to the Maritima Stazzione. We followed the sign to our NCL Jade cruise, dropped our luggage, checked in and off we sail to the Mediterranean. We highly recommend Olympia Hotel and will return again in the future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for before/ after cruising"
Super easy to find and so convenient for those starting or ending a cruise. We took the bus from the airport (super cheap) and it was literally just a 5 min walk to the hotel. The train to the port where the cruise liners dock is also in the same place as the buses, so again, it was only a 5 min walk to board the train and go directly to the port which […] was only 1 stop! (also super cheap). The hotel staff were so nice and never hesitated to answer our questions or give advice. The rooms were all air-conditioned - a necessity in their hot summer weather and so nice to return to after a day walking through the hot, crowded streets of the city. The internet in the rooms was also fast and reliable. Breakfast has a good selection of breads, fruits, cereals, cheeses/ cold cuts, bacon and eggs, along with some local delicacies. They also individually served espresso's, cappuccinos and coffees and they had a great selection of teas too. The garden out behind the building was beautiful and made for a relaxing place to sit. I highly recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to where cruise left us off close to sites"
like the breakfest great food, wonderful location great people, wonderful peaceful garden to eat out side very helpful nice roomsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great when coming by train"
I will definitely return. The staff is all great, clearly used to seeing all sorts of people. The rooms are small, as one would expect, but very functional and cosy. It was hot, but the air con worked just fine. We had breakfast on the garden outside, which was the icing on the cake. I have been to many hotels, in many cities around the world. Going […] back to Venice, I would stay at the Olimpia. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel with good location right by Piazelle Roma. Good for a pre- or post-cruise stay going in or out of Venice - it's basically across the street from the plaza and the People Mover to the port. The garden is beautiful and breakfast is good. Our room (which was a triple) looked out on the garden. It was small, as most European hotel rooms are, […] and the air conditioning was very noisy, but it was perfect for what we needed for our pre-cruise stay. It's fairly easy to find your way back to the hotel after getting lost in Venice if you just look for signs pointing towards Piazelle Roma! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The breakfast was excellent."
Very good selection for breakfast and an excellent setting at an outdoor garden with flowers and birds singing. My wife was very happy and she found it very romantic. The location is very convenient. Just a very short walk from the buses on Piazzale Roma, the vapporeto (1,3 to the grand canal and 3 to Murano), train station, good places to eat, a self […] service laundry,and a pleasant 15 minutes walk to the Campo Santa Marguerita for an excellent evening dining and very good atmosphere (families, young and old folks). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great for travellers"
Only negative thing, that some room are located on third floor without an elevator. So if you in a harry and cannot wait for help you have to carry you suitcases yourself. Hotel located very convenient between Railroad station, Bus station and Cruise terminal with 300 feet walk to vaporetto station. Superb breakfast, very friendly staff. You can start […] sightseeing Venice as soon as you leave hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for cruisers"
Loved this hotel. Was so convenient to piazzaleroma and the cruise ship people mover. Only one bridge to go up and two to go down. We got ther around 9:00am and they already had our room assigned. Previous guests had checked out and it was being cleaned so they said we could wait. We were in the room by 10:00 so we didn't have to leave our bags in the […] lobby -- but even if we had, they were well watched. Use of the printer in the lobby is free which was a surprise. Our room overlooked a lovely garden so it was noisy during the day when the windows were open but closing the windows cut out the noise. Thin walls like most European hotels but I had my sound machine with us so we didn't notice. Would definitely stay again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean charming hotel"
Clean!! Very convenient for elderly. Close to the pier and close to the bus to the airportGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cruise Ending - Great Location"
We just finished a world cruise and found this hotel to be perfectly located considering the amount of luggage.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pefect location - great staff"
The Best Western Olimpia was the perfect hotel for our 3 days in Venice before a cruise. We took a bus from the airport (20 minutes) to Piazzale Roma and could see the hotel from there. Then a 5-minute walk and we were checking in. Be sure to get a room in the main building since it has the only elevator. The staff was super friendly, the breakfast […] and wifi were included. They gave us a map of Venice and great recommendations for the vaporetti (water buses), restaurants and shopping. I would definately stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for Cruise Ship Passengers!"
My Wife and I stayed at the Olimpia for one night prior to sailing on the Carnival Legend; we had a perfect experience. The hotel staff was efficient, helpful, and friendly and the hotel itself was not only perfect for our needs but incredibly close to the port and people mover but also the Piazzole Roma to grab a water-bus to St. Mark's Square. The […] Hotel provided a (FREE) terrific breakfast complete with real china settings, silverware, tablecloths, and a coffee waiter. The Olimpia cannot be beat!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful room, quaint hotel, close to transportat"
Stayed extra nights before a cruise and very glad we did. The hotel is right near the bus loop and very easy to get to. Good location to explore Venice from. The room was beautiful and had a view of the canal. Breakfast was very good and the staff very friendly and helpful. The hotel exceeded our expectations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Darling Hotel, Walkable from Train Station"
This is a wonderful small hotel that you can walk to from the train station. That was our main reason for choosing it. However, there are many other things to recommend it. The hotel has a main building and a second building in the back, separated by a beautiful garden area with grass, flowers, and outdoor seating. Our room was in the back building […] overlooking the garden. It had lovely painted furniture with flower motifs and a murano glass chandelier. It was quite comfortable in every respect. The hotel serves a nice breakfast which you can eat in the breakfast room or out on the patio. There is a small lobby/bar area as well. The hotel fronts on a canal and there are several bars/restaurants in the immediate area. This is not a good choice for people with mobility issues because stairs, a very deep and small tub/shower etc. Also, you have to cross a couple of bridges to get to the hotel and that can be a problem if you are hauling a lot of luggage. The hotel is not in the center of Venice, but it is a short walk to the vaporetto water bus stop which can take you anywhere, and/or a delightful 15 minute walk to San Marco. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"as nice as we expected"
conditions are good. Just need a little walk to the station.Genuine Expedia guest review
"This is the hotel to stay in, in Venice"
The location was great and the service was excellent from the front desk to the Breakfast attendants. The room was very comfortable. I stayed at 4 different hotels in 4 different cities in Italy and wished that they all were as good as this one.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Value and Style at the Transport Hub"
This was our second stay at the Olimpia. It has style, good service and value. Because we were returning a car and had a great deal of luggage from a month of travel, we chose to stay close to the Piazza Roma transport hub which provides easy access to all of Venice on the ACTV Vapporetti System. You may spend a bit of extra time on them, but it is […] a unique experience. We were happy to see that the hotel maintained the level of quality that we first found there 10 years ago. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A pretty, reasonably priced hotel in a location."
This was our Second visit in ten years. We found that the hotel provided a great value for an attractive 3 star hotel in a convenient location. Great staff and breakfast. Robert at the front desk was charming and helpfull.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location,helpfully staff, good breakfast,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"staying in Venice"
Extremely convenient hotel. Our room was very large and even had a sitting room. Hotel staff was excellent and very friendly. The location was ideal for getting around Venice. The hotel was very close to the people mover, the bus station,canal and there seemed to be a restatuant about every 50 feet.Genuine Expedia guest review
Excellent best value. Breakfast was sterling !!! Recommend to all!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Snow on the gondolas"
Getting there is the only problem (negotiating the bridges). Internet was very weak (had to go to the lobby).Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful room, nice staff, convenient location."
This is a great hotel in a very convenient location. Commute to the airport/train station takes a 5-to-10-minute walk. Main touristic attractions are 30 to 40 minutes away by walking, and much less if you choose to take the vaporetto (2 minutes away). The breakfast was OK (big but not very good), staff really helpful and the room was new and really […] beautiful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"We really enjoyed our stay!!"
The Olympia is very well situated! Really a 5 minute walk from the piazza le Roma and the train station. The hotel is well kept, the staff is friendly and helpful and we had a good sized, clean and pleasant room especially by European standards. We would definitely stay again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location! We took a local city bus at airport to city square drop-off point, and hotel was right there! We walked to it! And just a short, one-block walk to the "People Mover" that took us to the cruise ship. And their buffet breakfast was a wonderful, delicious and a very large selection surprise that even had a waiter to refill coffee, water, […] etc... The bathroom was also spacious. Only draw-back was they had two twin beds pushed together to make a king but they should tie bed legs together as beds slide apart on wood floors! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great place to stay. Very nice location. Walking distance to train station and taxi cab to airport. Just don't forget to plug in the bug thingy :) Would highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and very comfortable to stay in."
This hotel was located very close to both the train station and the bus terminal, making connections easy. The hotel was clean and the staff helpful, the room was clean and the beds nice. We had a garden view which was nice, especially since the window would open and we could get some nice fresh air. Breakfast room was bright and sunny, looking onto […] a back garden area, breakfast was good. I would have no problem recommending this place, nor would I hesitate to stay here again if I get to Venice again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, watch out fo the steps"
This was a very fine hotel of its class. The staffs' English was very good, and they were very helpful. My room was in an annex to the hotel which did not have an elevator, but this was no problem for me, and the bellman helped bring my bags up stairs. The breakfast was a high point because they had scrambled eggs and a European style bacon on the menu. […] The location is only a short walk from the St. Lucia train station, and can be easily walked to. I wanted to visit the Church of St. Nicolas on the island of Lido. Looking at the map, it seemed that it would be impossible without a car. When I asked at the desk, they were able to give clear instructions on how to take the waterbus over to the island. The cab ride to the church was only 7.80 euros. It was fixed. There is a 20 euro 12-hour pass for the waterbus, and a person may want to consider that if one is moving around Venice. Finally, the downer was the canal bridge to the east of the train station. It does not have a ramp structure, and even though the steps are only 4-5 inches high, one has to carry one's bags up the bridge. Going down, with the small steps is no problem. Watch out for the folks who want to "help" you with your bags. They don't accept "no" easily. If they carry your bag, expect to be hounded by them for a tip. These guys aren't motivated out of charity to help the stranger. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was excellent! The hotel has had some renovations and out bathroom was fantastic. It looked like it just came out of catalog! Excellent staff service and delicious breakfast!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Covenient location - a few minutes from Piazzale Roma. Good breakfast. Clean and quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great price for charming hotel"
This hotel offers old world charm. Lovely decor, relatively large guest rooms, including bathroom (usually they are very small in Italy) very nice breakfast, great service, super location close to bus/train /water taxi terminals. All at a great price. A true find. We loved it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location ok hotel"
Friendly helpful staff great location but our room was tired and smelt musty. Not good for an asthmatic, we paid extra for a room on the main building but were given one in the annex.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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