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Calle del Sturion 677/A, San Paolo, Venice, VE, 30125, Italy, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.5 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 287 reviews)

  • Location
    Great location
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Room
    Room is all right
  • Food
    Food is not good
  • Comfort
    Uncomfortable
2.0 / 5Fair
"great Location but over priced"
terrible beds and the wall paper was pealing off the walls, you would think $500 per night would enable them to invest in better maintenance of the property...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 12, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
The Locanda Ovidius is in a great location. It's right next to the Rialto Bridge which is central to the whole of Venice. Everything is within walking distance. So top marks there. Also, given the cost of other hotels in Venice, this is relatively cheap (but still expensive by any other standards). However, there are basic things expected in a 3 star hotel (and this is 2 star at best). The shower head was broken so did not attach to the wall. The bathroom had long hairs in it which did not belong to us. The window 'curtain' next to the bath was going pink/orange with bacteria. The breakfast is cereal, bread, toast, ham, soft cheese and tea or coffee - that's it. Not hotel standard breakfast. So you get what you pay for in Venice. This is effectively a budget hotel in a fantastic location. It's somewhere to make a base whilst exploring all Venice has to offer. Just come here with deep pockets......
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Oct 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesome Location, nice place"
nice place, very comfortable and plenty of room. clean bathrooms and bedrooms. very centrally located to the Rialto Bridge (you can hit it with a rock from their balcony over the grand canal). the only odd thing is that they ask you to leave your key at the front desk every time you leave the hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 13, 2013
Austin
US
1.0 / 5Poor
Very poor hotel compare to price charged! Welcome and staff very good but hotel in very bad shape or not maintained. Exemples : lavabo broken!! electricity plug on right hand side of bed NOT working!! Shower sides NOT working correctly!! TV aged and so small!! To take brekfast, you need to go in another building!! Management of this hotel needs to travel elsewhere to understand my comment. Compliments to staff who tried to do their best.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Oct 6, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"The location is great, do not expect windows view."
The location is great, few meters from Rialto Bridge, not view to the canal from your bedroom, only from the cafeteria. Clean but overall excellent location for few days is great
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 1, 2013
Fiorella
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Central location nice staff"
Great location hotel a little sad and tired , staff pleasant and helpful , room was clean but very small and tied
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 25, 2013
mark
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Far too expensive, but good location"
Breakfast VERY disappointing: toast and cereal and yogurt with a little s;iced meat. Zero fruit. Zero cheese. Watery juice. Uograded to use jacuzzi I saw in bathroom. Later found it did not work.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 7, 2013
B
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful location!"
We would definitely recommend this hotel to others. It is located right next to the Rialto bridge and is noted central on the island so it's a pretty close walk to almost everything. The hotel staff was super friendly and our room was absolutely charming!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 12, 2013
Shannon
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"On the canal."
On the Gand Canal close to Railto bridge and walking attractions. Nice helpful staff .
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 11, 2013
nancy
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Room for 4"
We are a family of 4 and stayed all together in one room at this hotel and we were very pleased. It was big enough, but not spacious. We also stayed at the Hotel Firenze in Venice at the end of our trip (which was more expensive) and we liked Locanda better. It is a great location with excellent views, nice enough room and a fairly nice staff. We liked staying in this section of Venice better than right near St. Marks because it was less crowded. Good room especially for the price.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 16, 2013
Susan
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Beware"
Great location for access to main sites and the waterbus. Staff was friendly and helpful. It was advertised as having an elevator, however the elevator only works for part of the hotel. We had to haul our luggage up 29 steps. The worst part though was the lack of cleanliness and the condition of the room and bathroom.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Jul 4, 2013
Debby
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Location"
If you are looking to get pampered and expect a five star stay, this is not your place. We were in for one night and just didn't want to spend $500 for a hotel. This hotel was within 50 yards from the Rialto Bridge, great restaurants, and gondolas, what else do you need. For the money you can't beat this hotel. Staff was very nice.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 29, 2013
Brandon
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location and nice staff"
Our rooms AC did not seem to work . Nice staff. Breakfast did not include fruit. Great location
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 7, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location but no elevator."
You need to be able to carry your suitcases from the Alilaguna (water shuttle from and to the airport) stop up and down 2 sets of stairs and up and down the Ponte Rialto then the stairs in the hotel from the lobby to the first floor (about 30 steps). You need to make sure you ask for rooms on the side of the hotel with the elevator otherwise too bad. There was only one old man or an old woman to check you in. No porter so you have to struggle on your own. Breakfast was served but nothing spectacular. The hotel is old but I guess all hotels in Venice are old. It was my first time in Venice so I don't know about other hotels. You need to take shower at night because there is not enough hot water in the morning. The location is great. Don't eat at the restaurants near the hotel. Other restaurants near San Marco are better
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 27, 2013
TQ and MA
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice Rialto Bridge location."
Great location just south of the Rialto Bridge. Very friendly staff. Good cold breakfast in room overlooking Grand Canal.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 27, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Good location to shop and eat but farther from train and airport. So do not make an early out flight.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
We are a retired couple who stayed in Venice for the first time. We had a superior room overlooking the grand canal for 9 days. It was great to watch the activity on and around the canal and the Rialto bridge was visible when leaning out of the window. The room was quite large with 2 twin beds pushed together. It had a large wardrobe but no chest of drawers probably to provide space for a desk with drinks fridge underneath. The bathroom was spacious with shower over the jaccuzi bath. Breakfast was plentiful but lacked fresh fruit and fresh croissants. The old television (a large cube shape)had been converted to digital and we were unable to get it to work properly. The staff on the desk were friendly and helpful. We did not use the internet. Overall we felt things were just beginning to slip a little - no bedding plants on the balcony, a light not working on the stairs, age of television.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 25, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Do not recommend this place !!"
Poor service, the room are filthy, small and you get the sense of dirtiness !! Not a good place to stay overall !!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Apr 23, 2013
Jose
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Hotel Ovidius"
I've stayed in some really wonderful places in many parts of the US and Europe , New York, Barcelona, Niemes, Split, and Cancun to name a few. This place will stay in mind as one of my favorites! It was charming, the location was fantastic overlooking the grand canal and close to Rialto bridge, the staff was friendly and helpful, and service was excellent. We drove to venice and the hotel staff was kind of enough to walk us through the best place to park in terms of cost and how to access the city from the parking garage. ( a bit of a challenge as things are not marked the way they are in the USA and I don't speak Italian)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 16, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great for those on budget wanting a stay in Venice"
This was a wonderful hotel to stay in. We didn't think that we were going to be able to afford to stay right in Venice, but found this one on Expedia. It was more than we usually spend on a hotel, but we were right on the Grand Canal with a great view of the Rialto Bridge. The room was very basic in an older building, but was very clean and comfortable and the location couldn't be beat! A very filling breakfast is included and the hotel staff was very helpful. Would recommend to anyone on a budget who wants to experience the romance and convenience of staying right in Venice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 11, 2013
Marcia
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location for a great price"
Very centrally located. View of the Rialto bridge from the hotel. Free breakfast was good but with few options. Rooms were comfortable. Very helpful staff but they charged me 5 euros for wifi. But I will help you save 5 euros for a gilato. The password is - hotelovidius
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 3, 2013
Sadiq M.
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Recommended Hotel"
It was a lovely experience. The location was great as it was next to Ponte Rialto. The breakfast was yummy and the view was amazing. I have to say that the breakfast hours were from 8 to 10:30 however I had to check out around 7 am so they made sure that the breakfast was ready very early morning. This was very nice of them.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 14, 2013
SN
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Venice Hotel"
We had a wonderful time in Venice. The hotel was perfect for us...great location and staff. We were able to leave our luggage there prior to and after the check in/out times to accomodate our cruise and train schedule. The Staff was also helpful in making recommendations...fabulous restaurant nearby. They served a delicious and relaxing breakfast. The room we had was amazing - up a spiral staircase with a view of the rooftops and canal. We were given other options, however, this was just fabulous.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 5, 2013
Lori
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"awesome view"
i would stay here again very good price right next to the realto bridge
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Feb 22, 2013
Douglas G
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
We stayed here for 50th birthday trip and had a lovely time. The location was perfect and the staff were very friendly and helpful - would definitely go back again and would recommend to friends
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Jan 17, 2016
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location, pleasant hotel and cheap"
Very lovely, perfect location and very nice service. The best was having a breakfast in the lovely sunny living room with a balcony facing the grand canal !! Great experience! The room was sweet. nothing luxurious but convenient and we payed an exceptionally cheap price for what we had.
Genuine Venere guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 2, 2015
Guillaume
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Good location and helpful staff. Good deal for the price
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 1, 2015
Khalid
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Matched expectations - Great location"
The hotel was what you would expect from a 3-star hotel in Venice. The room we got was bigger than average, clean and comfortable. The hotel (as any hotel in the price range) was old, with older décor and amenities but the location is unbeatable - right in the center, and you can grab a great picture of the bridge and canal from the café balcony. Staff was pleasant.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 9, 2015
Konstantin
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fabulous venice"
From the check in to the check out the staff were amazing. It was my husbands birthday present I requested the grand canal view room although it was expensive it was well worth it for the view and ambience. Wonderful stay Thank you
Genuine Venere guest review
3 night romance trip Sep 21, 2015
Cheryl
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fantastic location close to prime restaurants"
This was quite a basic hotel but we found our stay comfortable enough. Our room was quite inexpensive but very close to the center of Venice, only 100 meters from Rialto bridge. The room had an en-suite bathroom with show, sink and WC. Although the hot water took a good minute to get hot, we were never short of hot water never running out. There was free wifi in the lounge area which overlooked the Grande canal and also the breakfast room on the 2nd floor which also overlooked the Grande Canal. The breakfast was pretty good; a continental breakfast but also cereals were available. The breakfast room had about 8 tables and although we only stayed there 3 nights we never had to wait for a table to become free. Wifi was probably available in the rooms close to the Grande canal but not were we were. A very small room safe was also available free of charge. Air conditioning was free and effective
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 15, 2015
Laurie
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent location"
Loved our stay in Venice. We chose the superior room with the canal view,Room 101. The air con wasn't working on the first night but were given a fan and Lucia changed our room to across the landing to 102...perfect. The rooms are a little dated but that's Venice for you. Only complaint is there is no tea/coffee making facitity in the room. Lucia was lovely and and helped us in any way needed so would definitely recommend this hotel
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 6, 2015
Kulvinder
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Stay in Venice"
Location of the hotel is perfect. It is right next to the Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal. The tea room/ breakfast room overlooks the grand canal and in the evening gives you unmatched views of the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. If you are coming from the Santa Lucia railway station then it is better to get off at the Rialto Mercato station rather than the Rialto station. From the Rialto Mercato the hotel is just a 10 minute walk (walking towards the Rialto Bridge) this will help avoid getting off on the other end of the bridge and then having to bring your luggage over the Rialto Bridge. The check in was seamless and the people in the front office were the most helpful, providing us directions to go around Venice, helping us with a map and also recommending good restaurants. The standard room is of a good size and has adequate space for two people and the bathroom was clean and of good size and had all amenities (like soap, shampoo, etc). In the evening you can grab a cup of tea in the dining room and enjoy the great views of the Grand Canal. The breakfast was nice with a good spread of items which was a delight. Overall I will highly recommend this hotel in Venice.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 15, 2015
Amit
SG
3.0 / 5Good
"2 night stat"
Hotel is exactly what you expect in Venice. A little tired and old fashioned but it's 50 yards from the Rialto bridge and the staff were superb. I'd certainly stay here again if I was going back for a couple more days after all, your in Venice and there's plenty of other wonderful places to spend your time and use this as a base.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 27, 2015
Dave
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"2 night stat"
Hotel is exactly what you expect in Venice. A little tired and old fashioned but it's 50 yards from the Rialto bridge and the staff were superb. I'd certainly stay here again if I was going back for a couple more days after all, your in Venice and there's plenty of other wonderful places to spend your time and use this as a base.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 14, 2015
Dave
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"nice hotel with view"
Helpful friendly staff. Lovely views. Only thing missing was tea/coffee in the rooms otherwise perfect
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 13, 2015
Martin
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Amazing location,"
Wonderful location, hotel owner tried to offer us an upgrade but would havecost us another €100 euros per night, when we declined he didn't tell us about the terrace that overlooked the canal, we only found out about this on our last day. The room was perfectly adequate, bathroom was clean and we had air conditioning. Overall very good value for money.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 12, 2015
debs
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"In an ideal central Rialto location"
Fantastic yet simplistic hotel next to Rialto bridge. Very pleasant staff, available at all times. Room although small had everything we needed. Non canal view without terrace ensured quiet all night. For upgrade we were told €50 per night (shocking). Awesome continental breakfast set us up for the day. With the central location we were ideally placed to explore everywhere and everything Venice had to offer. Would recommend, it was fit for purpose - sleeping, showering. Did not spend much time in hotel other than to rest our feet..
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 5, 2015
Corry
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect quiet location"
Perfect quiet location amongst busy Rialto district. Right on the canal. Comfortable room if a little ornate but suited to Venice. Nice breakfast and friendly staff. Great recommendation from the hotel owner for a restaurant nearby called S.Aponal 1251. The food was divine and the owner probably the nicest man we met in Venice. A real must.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Apr 17, 2015
KIRAN
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Noise, Noise, Noise"
Never having been to Venice we booked this hotel for its location - we wanted a view of a canal. We had a choice of a 5 star hotel on a street or a hotel with a 'canal view' hotel and an upgraded room. In hindsight we should have chosen the 5 star hotel on the street. The walls are paper thin (do not stay in room 201 - it is next to breakfast) and every cough, sneeze, chat by other guests can be heard as if you are in the same room. The noise from outside on this extremely busy section of the grand canal at times is deafening and goes through until late at night and starts at dawn. The hotel itself was clean, old and tired the bathrooms were reminiscent of going abroad years ago with hand held showers, no shower curtains and no plugs. The beds are rock hard - I have a firm mattress at home however these were so hard that when one woke up you felt you had been sleeping on the floor. If you are staying one night then the noise probably wont bother you. We stayed 5 and were glad to leave the hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 31, 2015
SallyandSimon
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice location."
The hotel was in a confienient location, and very clean. The rooms were cleaned daily. The hotel staff made a rude comment about our room not being kept clean one day, we hadn't spilt anything or smashed anything, just some clothes on the floor. The room was small so not many places to hang clothes etc. This comment was not needed, it's not a big issue, and cleaners should expect rooms not to be kept perfect. the toilet etc was kept clean. There also was long hairs on the bedding which was annoying to remove. Other than this is was lovely
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 25, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beautiful view, would pick a different room."
This room was beautiful 201. The view was outstanding. But there is a door that should be turned I to a wall connecting the room to the breakfast area. It is so thin the door the seats on the other side you can hear them as if they were in the room with you. Breakfast does not start until 8am however you can hear then setting up for breakfast. I strictly came for the view staying one night, so I didn't care. If I was on a full vacation I would change rooms or hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 6, 2015
canadians
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Excellent location"
Fantastic location with friendly and helpful staff. Adequate facilities and great view of the Grand Canal. Nice to have a safe in the roo. With no difficult instructions.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 25, 2015
Dave
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fabulous views from breakfast room"
Welcoming staff and very helpful. Room very good condition and lovely and clean. Fabulous view from the breakfast room and even better from the sitting room. Centrally located for all tourist spots and excellent restaurants very close by.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 10, 2015
linda
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel, perfect location."
Wonderful city, charming hotel sadly spoiled by Ryanair hitting us with unreasonable charges to print 2 boarding passes. This more than doubled the cost of flying.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 3, 2015
Nick
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel !"
The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The location is perfect. Breakfast was great and the breakfast area over looks the Grande Canal. Though some may say the building is a bit dated, this is a good value hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Dec 4, 2014
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"nice hotel"
nice located hotel in venice, friendly staff and beautifull balcony
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 1, 2014
andre
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location"
Hotel in great location near the RIalto Bridge. Room we had was small, with not too much storage space, but was clean & comfy. Towels were changed daily, and bathroom was clean. Staff were very friendly and spoke perfect English. Breakfast in lovely room overlooking the Grand Canal, with adequate buffet choice. Would not hesitate to recommend for a budget break.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 25, 2014
Chris & Sarah
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Average Hotel"
Hotel had a great location easy to walk to a number of sites. However the room we were in was very dark. Wifi only in breakfast room for additional fee. The shower doors didnt stay on the rollers and wouldnt shut/open properly. Bed was extremly firm & was not to our comfort. The staff were mostly friendly, was ok for a 2 night stay but wouldnt recommend for longer.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
A Traveler
AU
1.0 / 5Poor
"Horrible hotel"
Do not stay in this hotel if you want a comfortable bed, wifi, a shower that works or any dirt of customer service. We arrived to check in and were told that we couldn't until 2.30 as the "room wasn't ready"...it was 1.45! We went away and had lunch and came back. Took the woman 30 minutes to check us in. After paying 460euros we were told that wifi was "additional"!!! We paid it as we needed it but got a shake of the head and a huff when I gave her a 50 (my only note) so had to pay tax to help her with the change! Room was very very small with a alley view and a bathroom where most of the accessories were 100 years old or broken. One half of the shower door was missing, the other hanging off. Reported this to reception to be greeted her with "we have no other rooms". Mentioned that the wifi didn't work and she informed me that it only worked on the balcony! She never mentioned this although claimed she did. Tv is 100 years old with no uk speaking channels. Asked reception which channels were uk and got "I don't know". Asked if she could let me know and never heard back. Breakfast was not even edible and the place was like a morgue. Pillows were like pancakes and knew it was pointless asking for additional ones. All in all they have bit thought for customer service and just want your money. Location is right by Rialto bridge but you don't need to stay that close as taxi, walking, gondola will get you anywhere. Venice is a day trip place only in my opinion as everything is £££
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 14, 2014
"disappointed"
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Brilliant location on Grand Canal"
The hotel is in a brilliant location overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. Short walk to get to from the Allilaguna vaporetto stop from the airport, which is a consideration when wheeling luggage around Venice. The hotel was old but comfortable. Good selection for breakfast and very close to any number of restaurants for dining out.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 20, 2014
Angela
GB
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