"Venetian AND practical"
I booked the hotel only a week or so before I arrived in Venice, and I chose it because it was the most affordable of the various hotels that still had rooms available for the whole of the 4-day period of my trip. I was actually expecting the worst - noise from the crowded Rialto area, rickety stairs up to my room that would overlook some dingy alley, […] sagging beds and a very cursory breakfast. The Ovidius turned out to be the most pleasant surprise - very Venetian but also very practical. First, there was a lift up to the second floor. Second, because my room did overlook the alley rather than the Grand Canal, it was quiet and pleasant. Third, the bed was firm, the chandelier was very pretty, the room was clean and air-conditioned, the bathroom was tiled in lovely pink and cream marble and the shower worked well. Fourth, the breakfast selection was not large, but it was certainly more than adequate and there was a good view of the Grand Canal plus another very lovely chandelier. Fifth, the hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful. All in all, the hotel provided a definite Venetian character to my trip plus a good place to rest and relax. My only suggestion: wholemeal bread option for breakfast? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice staff and great location. The hotel itself is very basic-some furniture-shelves-for example-are just broken and falling apart (they just "look" like shelves but do not try to put anything on them). Every room seems to have different problems- Internet not free and not reliable. Breakfast is basic. Great restaurants nearby-with a better wi-fi. […] Shortly speaking: very nice staff but a run-down hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in great location"
We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights in April 2014 and had a pleasent stay. The staff were friendly and helpful and always had a smile. The facilities are clean but fairly basic overall. Breakfast was basic with toast and cereal offered, could do with more choice e.g fruit of hot foods. On the plus side the hotel is in a great location just by the Rialto […] bridge which can be reached in less than 2 minutes. San Marco square is a 5 minute walk and the hotel is best placed to be able to explore Venice from a great location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic location on the Grand Canal, reasonable price, clean. Old building, no elevator, modest rooms, modest breakfast - but all this was expected in this price range for an old city like Venice. On the other hand, amazing sitting rooms with balconies overlooking the Grand Canal were a great advantage. One even had a piano, very cozy. We would return […] to this hotel without hesitation. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable hotel on the edge of the Grand Canal."
Very much enjoyed our stay. Hotel was comfortable and staff very helpful. I had chosen to pay slightly more for a room overlooking the canal, and then we were then upgraded to an even better room. Watching all the activity on the canal was an experience in itself and well worth the extra cost (even without the upgrade). Having read some other reviews […] I was prepared for breakfast to be meagre, but in fact it was fine, with a good range of cereals, yoghurts, meats and bread products. Only slightly odd thing was that our room had a spa bath but no plug, and when we asked if we could have a plug it was refused because "people keep flooding". As there was no shower curtain either this meant we had to crouch in the bath trying desperately hard not to soak the floor - but we chose to view it as indicative of the madness that is the basic premise of Venice. If you are expecting sleek modernity and all the amenities then Venice is probably not the place for you. But if you just give yourself over to the charm of the place it captivates and entrances. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Cosy Hotel"
The hotel is a very cosy hotel with a family vibe. Terrific location and really close to everything.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic location and friendly service"
Very helpful staff and a welcoming ambience. What a view from the breakfast room! Would recommend to friends.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old-fashioned and small"
Hotel room was small, had to check key everytime i left, keys were in reach of anyone and no one was at desk. Be prepared to pay a 3 euro per night tax. I felt the bed was a little dirty so i slept in my clothes and a hoody. Carpet was nasty and wood was rotting. Was located in the heart of a dumpy area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed 6 days at Locanda Ovidius and loved every minute. Rooms were nice and kept really clean breakfast lovely with a fantastic view over the Grand Canal. The location was perfect for walking and catching the water ferries. All the staff were friendly and helpful. It was the second time that we had stayed here and if I ever have the chance to visit […] Venice again I will go back to this Hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location but overpriced"
We stayed at the Locanda Ovidius in September 2013. The location was very central, but the condition of the hotel was a little disappointing. Half of our shower door was missing, bed was uncomfortable and pillow was flat. The staff were excellent though, so that made it all worthwhile.Genuine Expedia guest review
"My visit to Venice"
The Hotel room was a little awkward. Our room was in a former attic, the only access was via a spiral staircase. The restroom was located at the mid level of the room and was accessed via the spiral staircase. That made things a little inconvieniant especially after a couple of glasses of wine. The other thing that was a little bit of a pain the sleeping […] area was split level meaning the floor under the head of the bed was about 8 inches lower than the foot of the bed. They made up the difference by shortening the legs of the bed at one end to level the bed. The only problem was the floor was all done in laminate of the same color. Making the 8 inch drop invisible to the eye, almost broke our neck in a couple of occasions . Given the cost of rooms in Venice the hotel was not a bad value. Would not stay there again if the same room was issued to me (301). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location but the hotel needs to some upkeep, painting, wall plaster, etc.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint hotel close to the canel"
Pretty easy to find/checkin. Breakfast was adequate and welcome. On the day we checked out they made sure we had something prepped even though it was outside the normal hours (had to check out at 6 am). WiFi is an extra fee if you book through an agency, but the biggest problem is it doesn't reach the rooms, so you only have access in the foyer or in […] the dining area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Dont accept room 209 !!"
We felt this room would have been ok as a single room. It was sadly lacking in wardrobe space, the only small wardrobe had the bottom 1/3rd taken up with a mini bar fridge , and it had a safe box taking up part of the top 2/3rds. The result was having to live out of our suitcase for 6 days. We were not expecting a window view of the Rialto bridge, however […] a wall about 2 feet away was a bit of a shock !! This room was the only one on that side of the corridor , and it felt it was an after thought for a room purely to maximise profit. The shower leaked between hose and hand set resulting in reduced pressure at rose, also hand set holder could not be adjusted effectively as it would not tighten up ! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We upgraded to a room with a view when we arrived. Definitely worth the money. The hotel is situated off the Canal near Rialto. The view was amazing at all times of the day. The furnishings were a little outdated but a very comfortable room. Great staff! Made us feel very welcome.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An ideal romantic getaway"
This hotel wont be for everyone, but for us it was amazing. The first thing to say is that the staff were amazing. Truly wonderful people who seemed happy to see us and always wanted to help. Breakfast was excellent, a choice of different things for all tastes. The location was outstanding, we had a superb Grand Canal view and just a short stroll to […] some lovely bars and restaurants that were great value. On a slight downside, the air con didn't work and the shower head kept falling off the wall and spaying the room, but these are small issues when put against all the great things. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"In the Heart of Venice"
Hotel Locanda Ovidius is centrally located making all Venice attractions an easy 5 to 15 minute walk away. Front office staff were consistently friendly and helpful. Would happily go back to this convenient location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The breakfast in hotel was poor it dos not need much to imroove breakfast it was no fresh fruit and eggs for example not much to eat really . hotel lacation excelent , rooms clean but poorly dacorated not looking at all like in brochure.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK place as it is steps from Rialto Bridge"
Room was very small, but then again what is not in Venice. My wife and I enjoyed the location of the hotel....steps from Rialto Bridge and on the grand canal, and all we did was just come in after a long day of shopping and site seeing to sleep.Genuine Expedia guest review
The room was small even compared to European standards. We requested and payed for an upgraded room overlooking the canal. The room we received was at the end of a hallway furthest from the canal. I did voice my concerns over this but English became a hard language for them to understand. The bathroom was small, the shower door did not work until "I" […] fixed it. The location was the only saving grace as it was meters away from the Realto bridge and great shops and restaurants. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"But what a view!"
Room interior probably looked the same in 1700 and may have been the same fabric on the walls. Looked moldy in spots but may have just been really old. No smell otherwise. Bathroom was more updated. Wifi is extra and only works in the breakfast area - disappointing. Our room had a lovely view of the wall next door BUT the breakfast area had a spectacular […] view of the Grand Canal out on the itty-bitty balcony. Breakfast was typical european fair but staff not the most friendly. Coffee and tea premade at some ungodly hour so that it was cold at 730. Not inexpensive but with the great location with water taxis, food and shops worth the price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice tucked away hotel near Rialto bridge"
The hotel's condition was a little bit worse than I was expecting for the ratings I had seen and the price of the hotel. But everything is more expensive in Venice, and more expensive to keep up, so I can't say it was terribly surprising. The location was great, just down the canal from the Rialto bridge. Very close to the Rialto market. The wi-fi was […] a pretty big rip-off. We had to pay 5 Euro for a wi-fi password that only worked in the common areas. So we paid 5 Euro to use wi-fi when there is a computer available anyway. The wi-fi showed up on devices in our room, but the connection was so slow I just used my 3G on my phone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Reasonable place to stay in very central location"
Stayed there for 12 nights. Close to everything - 10 min walk to St Mark's square, 15 min to Pl Roma, waterbus stop across canal. very good location to explore Venice. We were initially disappointed that our room did not have a view of the canal, but that turned out to be good thing since the Canal Grande is noisy from the early morning to late night. Breakfast […] includes cofee, tea, milk, juices, toast bread, ham and salami, cake, cereal, variety of jams and is the same every day. If you need variety, something freshly cooked (i.e. eggs) or fruits and vegetables, you need to go outside of find a hotel with full kitchen. If you are not picky, there is enough food to fill you up until lunch. Just about the only complain we have is lack of WiFi signal in the room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Hotel was clean and the breakfast was pleasing. The only thing that was annoying was that we had to pay an extra tax fee (although only 3euros per person per night) was only allowed to be paid cash.Genuine Expedia guest review
Friendly staff. Tired furnishings but good location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Safe and reliable"
Absolutely fine. Friendly and helpful, Clean. would have welcomed some kind of loungein our part of the hotel (entry split into 2 parts)Genuine Expedia guest review
A basic hotel in an excellent location, good views from the breakfast room balcony (better than the breakfast). You get what you pay for here everything is okay and it is a comfortable hotel to use as a base to explore the wonderful sights of Venice. Don't expect too much and you will not be diappointed. Internet access a disappointment as only avialble […] in small reception area and charged in rooms. Not the end of the world but surprising in this day and age. We had quite a small room and bathroom but everything you needed was supplied. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel, great location"
Hotel was clean, had everything we needed, staff were friendly and helpful, and the location was central which was perfect for us.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for a weekend in Vinice!"
Fantastic location and excellent staff, who were incredibly helpful and very pleasent. Decor was in keeping with the whole Venice experience - shabby [but not too shabby] chic. Only slight downside was that our room was a tad on the 'shoebox' side, but not deal buster. One of the best aspects of the hotel were the belconies overlooking the Grand Canal […] and the Rialto Bridge. Surprised it was only 3 stars really. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A perfect base for Venice"
This is a well kept and characterful hotel. If you prefer modern, spacious, glittering hotels, with restaurant and bars, this is not for you (though bars and plenty of trattoria are just round the corner). If you want a tranquil hotel with lovely rooms, good service and breakfast, this would appeal. The position is outstanding, just near the Rialto […] Bridge. Our room was overlooking the Grand Canal; the best situated room I have stayed in. Fellow guests were quiet and courteous, and the staff always helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel had the best views on the Grand canal from the terraces. The rooms were descent. The only downside was that it was a hike from the train station We walked - bad idea (take a water bus it's only 2 stops). The Hotel was great, GREAT location - close to the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Sq.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Weekend in Venice"
The staff at this hotel were absolutely great. We definitely received great customer service. Nothing was too much trouble. On our day of departure we were able to use the shower facilities and hotel lounge area. This was brilliant as we had a late evening flight. We were able to leave our luggage at the hotel after we checked out and this enabled us […] to explore more of Venice on our last day. Breakfast was fine. Continental breakfast, as much as you can eat. Plenty to choose from. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A basic hotel"
The hotel is in an excellent position on the grand canel very near to the Rialto bridge, but it has become very run down.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location, overpriced, breakfast shocking and not worth payin for. Toilet flush kept running, television very very old and small, air conditioning you can not control you have to ask person in reception to adjust, turn on, off etc.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location of this hotel was very conveniently located almost next to the Rialto Bridge where it was very easy to access vaporetto's (water bus), water taxis, gondolas, restaurants, and shopping. The room (triple) was quite tight with a cot squeezed in for my son but we didn't spend much time in the room anyway. Although the room had no view, the […] hotel did have a nice little balcony overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto where we could relax with a glass of wine and watch the world go by at night. The only thing that was a little awkward was that we were required to return the room key (no scan cards) to the front desk everytime we left the hotel and pick it up when we returned. There was always someone very nice at the front desk 24/7 so it became a non-issue. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Superb Venetian-style Decorations & Great Location"
Pros: - Great cleaning bedroom with Superb Venetian-style decoration - Room is equiped with Minibar & Small fridge, Venetian-style cupboard with cloth hangers & safe box - Big cleaning bathroom / toilet with Bidet (please google if you don't know what it is) - Jacuzzi bathtub and hair-dryer inside your bathroom. - Fantastic Location: very close to […] the Rialto Bridge (but not noisy), which is in the middle of Venezia, many choices of restaurants. - Breakfast: A proper Continental Breakfast with choices of cereal and yogurt, with salami and ham - Services are friendly and faithfully wonderful; no additional hidden charge (except the City Tax that you are supposed to pay) - You are allowed to leave luggage there; though, you've already checked out. Cons: - Breakfast: Continental Breakfast, so NO Salad and Hot food. - No shower curtain for the bathtub (leading to flooding floor when showering) - For our room, which is not on the Grand Canal side, windows are not supposed to be opened; however, the Air-conditioning unit in the room is very useful. - Our TV / remote control do not work properly; though, we did not ask for help because we're in Venice, which is not the time for watching TV. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic location and a true Ventian hotel, steeped in history. Our room was spacious and immaculately clean with good quality snow white linen. The air conditioning was very efficient which was fantastic, as it was very hot during our stay. A modern bathroom with super shower and whirl pool bath and complimentary toileteries. The breakfast was simple […] but more than adequate. The staff were very friendly and could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Verdict: Super stay for a 3* hotel in an ideal location for seeing the magical sights of Venice. Excellent value for money and flying with a proper airline made this a memorable trip! Tips: No kettle in the room, so we were pleased we had taken our own! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent location, ok breakfast, very limited wifiGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location but thats all. Should be 1 star."
The Hotel is in a fantastic location. Thats where the positives end though. Considering the price it would be one of the worst hotels I`ve seen. Old box TV, old uncomfortable bed, patched up walls, shower door fell off, shower head fell off, unhelpful staff, ordinary breakfast, very noisy. Wouldn`t stay there again and hard to recommend. Very disappointing […] but will provide a few laughs when we think back in a few years time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
fantastic service and very friendly helpful staff. the room was thoroughly serviced including replacing shower gels etc we booked on a cheap deal so got no view at all but the room decore was amazing and the room was still light the view from the breakfast room was superb - couldnt beat it!Genuine Expedia guest review
It's nice and quiet hotel with nice interior. The exterior is a bit worse. Location is great just a moment from a vaporetto stops and Rialto bridge is few steps away. The staff is nice and helpfull. The room we had was quite small but it's not realy important. The "worst" suprise was breakfast which was only white tost bread, there was no vegetables […] at all (tomatoes or something would be nice) but if you not fussy then it was OK-lots of prepackaged food. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
A small, friendly hotel...clean and with opulent style. Basic facilities provided. Great location...right by the Rialto Bridge. In fact, the balcony of the breakfast room overlooks the canal. Stunning. We had a lovely stay. Hope you do too xGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent location, reasonable priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"locanda oviduis-good location"
The hotel is just ok really, the location is the main plus point. Its nice that its a small more independent hotel not a chain, but i really felt that for the price, it should offer more all round. The room was fine! Although supposed to be a double superior so i wouldnt like to see a normal double. The buffet was a bit poor, but you are near a lot […] of cafes and bars, not on the water front, but some great ones around near the fish market. Its tricky as i expect that all hotels in venice are overpriced, and due to the nature of my work i am lucky enough to stay in alot of hotels in different couontries, which is why i expected more i think. Ultimately although there was nothing fundamentally wrong and the location is great, i wouldnt stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Locanda Invidius - Venice"
A location to die for.Magnificent views of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. Rooms quite small and simply furnished.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"GREAT PLACE TO STAY IN VENICE"
This hotel's central location near the Rialto Bridge makes it very convenient and it's easy to find, too! My quiet room was very nice with a comfortable bed, good pillows, great bathroom with plenty of hot water. A major plus is that there is a lounge area on the same floor as the rooms with a balcony and seats overlooking the Grand Canal. You can sit […] here for hours! Breakfast is on the floor above, again overlooking the Grand Canal. Staff of the hotel are very friendly and helpful. This is an excellent place to stay! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel on the Grand Canal"
Great location within 100 meters of the Rialto Bridge. Its not a five star but for there was value for the money. Unless you're willing on spending $1,200/night you are not going to get luxury. The room was comfortable and clean overlooking the Grand Canal. The staff were friendly and courteous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excelent Hotel location and service"
The hotel is located in an unique spot with a priceless view and the service was fantastic. I will certanlly recomend the Hotel to anyone that planes to go to VeniceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We read all the reviews, we found it to be just as discribed by previous visitors. A bit tricky to locate however we arrived at 9pm after 24 hrs of travelling. The water transportation system is terrific and located steps from the hotel. No lift but the gentleman at the desk assisted us with our bags, room was small, dated & clean as anticipated, the […] shower had great pressure, towels good. Balcony on our level overlooking the Rialto Bridge/Grand Canal-we ejoyed watching all the water traffic, another balcony off the dining room with same view. Breakfast is a bit sparse but definately got us started on our day outings. Good & reasonably priced restaurant suggested down the alley from the hotel, everything is close by & would definately consider staying there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Locando Ovidius - near the Rialto Bridge"
We were greeted warmly upon check-in and given wonderful directions for quickly meeting up with friends. Breakfast was decisious and plentiful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family/friends.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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