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Situated in the heart of Venice, Hotel Locanda Ovidius is within walking distance of Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's Basilica, and Ca' d'Oro. Also nearby are Squero di San Trovaso and St Mark's Campanile.
This romantic hotel offers a bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is available. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). The staff can provide tour assistance and currency exchange. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in the lobby. This is a smoke-free property.
The 18 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Locanda Ovidius include minibars and safes. Televisions are equipped with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, bidets, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers. In addition, amenities available on request include in-room massages and wake-up calls.
Children staying free must occupy the parent or guardian’s room with existing bedding.
You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:
WiFi is available in public areas for EUR 5.00 for 24 hours (rates may vary)
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Children staying free must occupy the parent or guardian’s room with existing bedding.
You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:
WiFi is available in public areas for EUR 5.00 for 24 hours (rates may vary)
We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Home of the Rialto Market, San Polo is the busiest 'sestiere' (district) after San Marco. For local colour, great little shops, bars and cafes, the Rialto market area is a must. Dining on the Grand Canal next to the iconic Rialto Bridge is a romantic Venetian cliché. Near the bridge, the Ca' Pesaro is home to the Museum of Modern Art while 16th-century masterpieces are on show at the Frari church and Scuola Grande di San Rocco.see all hotels in Venice
"On the canal."
On the Gand Canal close to Railto bridge and walking attractions. Nice helpful staff .Genuine Expedia guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and nice staff"
Our rooms AC did not seem to work . Nice staff. Breakfast did not include fruit. Great locationGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
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
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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 - hotelovidiusGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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
Second time at this hotel. Perfect location within 15 minutes walking to most areas in Venice. A little noisy at times. Old Venice charm.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our stay was great; close to everything, breakfast is very basic: cereal, yogurt and prepackaged cornettosGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fun Facts to Know and Tell"
For a three star hotel my stay was very nice. Were I to rate it very nice however someone will wonder why they didn't get a mint on their pillow. This is an entirely European hotel with an elevator and a shower stall each about 2 1/2 feet square. As of May 2012 The Hotel Ovidius is in two side by side parts. One part has no elevator and residents in […] that part, to reach the breakfast room, must go outside and back in. This might be considered a great inconvenience for many. To join the two parts of the hotel, all that has to happen is for a false wall to be removed, for which the Ovidius is trying to get a permit. The day staff, typically Lucia, was simply delightful; informed and helpful and fluent. (Should you stay tell her Paul says "hi".) The evening and night staffs were equally friendly but appeared less knowledgeable and certainly less fluent in my native language, English. A few of the rooms front on the Grand Canal overlooking the Rialto. Occasionally however the Rialto area gets noisy in the evening so if you're an early-to-bed type like me you might be happier in a less scenic interior room. Views of the Rialto are however available from the small terrace off the breakfast room (on one side of the hotel) or from the veranda (on the other side). Wifi is available in the second floor breakfast room and (so I hear) the first floor sitting room below it. It might stretch to the rooms on either side of these but you probably won't get a decent signal in your room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best place and view of Venice"
Amazing Location, and view out of this world , more than we expected , and the noise is normal , it is Venice after all ...freindly staff , clean nice renovated rooms , good Breakfast. I'll go back in a snap..Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was Great."
It was great I would stay there again in a heart beat.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is right on the Grand Canal and less than a 100 yars from the Rialto bridge. The view from the cafeteria is very good. I noticed that I could hear everything from outside my room window, but fortunately, it was very quiet the night we were there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Unforseen problem with sewage"
Unfortunately, there was a foul odor in the elevator on the first day, and then the second day it was worse by the third day the plumbers were here and ripped up the lobby floor which is very small. The whole hotel smelled awful. It was taken care by the evening but made our afternoon a bit uncomfortable after a long day of sight seeing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Locanda Ovidius - PERFECT Location"
If you are looking for a hotel that is in the center of everything, this is the place for you. Perfect location close to the Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal. Easy walk to St. Mark's Square. Loved sitting out on the balcony at night just watching the goings on outside. Our room was a good size and clean with a nice view of a side residential […] street; however, it was quite noisy in the morning from an early hour on. Staff was helpful when asked for information but not overly friendly. The hairdryer was broken in our room. We brought it to the attention of three different front desk staff but it was never fixed during our stay. The continental breakfast was not very good at all - packaged croissants, warm milk for cereal, etc. Overall though we really enjoyed our stay - the awesome location and nice, clean room made up for some of the minor issues we encountered. Would definitely recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very pleased with my stay at Hotel Locanda Ovidius"
I stayed at this hotel for one evening this past June during the middle of tourist season. I greatly enjoyed the hotels staff, the hotel's location and my room's view. The lowdown: The part of the hotel where I stayed did not have an elevator. However, my stay here was at the beginning of my trip, so carrying my bags up the stairs wasn't so bad. The […] hotel did have internet but I wasn't there long enough to use it. But I think it was five Euro's for a certain amount of time. Being close to the Rialto Bridge was huge because it made finding our hotel easy after getting lost several times wandering through the streets and canal ways of Venice. My Italian was terrible, but all I had to do was ask somebody "Rialto Bridge" and I could get pointed in the right direction. This hotel took both Italian two-prong and European three-pong power adapters. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Locanda Ovidiuson theVenice Grand Canal"
What a wonderful little (18 room) hotel in a super great & central location! We were very charmed by the multi-lingual Luccia at the front desk and all the staff was nice. Our "upgrade" room (Rm 203) had a comfy bed, charming street view and traditional Venician chandelier - but a terribly tacky picture on the wall. The newly re-done all-tile bathroom […] with bidet & whirlpool tub would have been wonderful had there been some kind of shower curtain on it (I was assured it's in the plans). The included basic breakfast is nothing special (toast, ham, yogurt, juiice) but the coffee is good and breakfast room has a spectacular view of the busy Grand Canal. Definitely check out the Black Cat bar at the far end of the street with one euro glasses of wine! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel near the Grand Canal"
Hotel was well situated to walk around Venice. Staff was pleasant, hotel is well-maintained for the age of the building, nice breakfast buffet and rooms are fine. We found the beds to be hard but for us we were not in the room much, preferring to see the beauty of the city of Venice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth a night."
A very pleasant surprise. Don't let the lobby throw you. Rooms are nice!Genuine Expedia 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
"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
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
"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
"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
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
Excellent location, ok breakfast, very limited wifiGenuine 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
"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
"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
"Not bad considering the price of everything else in Venice"
Stayed for 3 nights at Hotel Locanda Ovidius in September 2011. The location is superb, the Alilaguna waterbus stop from the airport is just on the opposite side of the Grand Canal and it's a 5 min walk over the Rialto Bridge (you might have to push your way through a few tourists but they soon move if you're carrying a large suitcase). The reception […] is next door and the staff are very friendly and make every effort for you. There is a balcony at the front of the hotel where you can sit and watch life pass by on the Grand Canal and look at the Rialto Bridge. The room is really clean and the bed was comfy however it is a bit shabby and the shower could have done with a curtain to keep water in but it did the job. Compared with the prices of other hotels and for it's location you couldn't fault this place. Breakfast is a continental affair which is ok, nothing special but set you up for the day. The location is so central that it's really easy to get about and explore all the main districts. St Mark's Square is about a 10 min walk. The Saturday morning market just round the corner from the hotel is well worth a visit. Overall we had a fantastic weekend and would stay again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Locanda Ovidius - Venice"
The Hotel is located very close to the Rialto Bridge and has a first floor lounge with a small balcony overlooking the Grand Canal. Staying at the Hotel captures the atmoshere of Venice and sitting on the balcony at night watching the water traffic is magical. The staff are very friendly and helpful. When we were there the Hotel was undertaking some […] building renovations but this did not disturb us. We didn't expect to be so close to the Grand Canal for he money we paid for the Hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Venice in Springtime"
Hotel was a bit tired, but warm & comfortable, although the view from our window was not great. But it was more than made up for by the staff who were brilliant & very helpful, even helped us check in on line for our return journey. They gave us plenty of useful advice & help. Breakfast was served on the 1st floor through main entrance (which kept you […] fit) and was plentiful, of good quality & not rushed. Hotel has a nice, small lounge with balcony to relax in after a lot of walking. The position of the hotel couldn't have been better, 2 mins from Rialto Bridge & waterbus stops, which meant it was very easy to find. We saw a lot of people who were having difficulty finding & losing their hotels. There were loads of good restaurants & bars in easy reach. We really enjoyed our stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location & value"
Check in reception is in neighbouring hotel, Locanda Antica Sturion (bad smell in this reception). Rooms in Locanda Ovidius are on 1st floor - there is no lift, Sitting room with balcony has STUNNUNG views across the Grand Canal - beuatiful day and night. Breakfast is in Locanda Antica Sturion. - One floor above the sitting room of this hotel - htere […] is a lift to the second floor. Breakfast room has view over Grand Canal and balcony as floor below. Rooms very hot ( we were there in February) Meats, cheese, toast (which launches out of the two toasters!), cereals and packed croissants/brioche prived a very reasonable breakfast 8:00 - 10:00 Fridge with mini bar can be used for own drinks. Beds very hard, room & en-suite a little dated but very clean. Clean sheets & towels every day, TV has no English channels & very unstable on bracket. All staff very courteous. Would recommend to all and will stay again if we return, V Good value for money. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great view of the Rialto Bridge"
This hotel was in a great location for us. Close to the S Silvestri vaporetto stop. We had trouble finding it but I think that is the way of Venice and the crap map we purchased. We had an excellent view of the Grand Canal and the Rialto bridge from our room. This is devine but noisy, especially around dawn as the restuarants below have their supplies […] delivered. Rooms at the back wouldn't have this issue but no view either. Our room was huge as was the bath room. Generally the condition was good but a little run down. The paint on the walls was quite heavily oxidised and I got this on my clothes from brushing against it...just a nuisance..not the end of the world. Breakfast was adequate, reasonable choice just not a good as others we have had. The dining room had nice views but was tiny (maybe 5 tables) meaning not everyone could be seated. Some had to come back later. I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel piccolo, carino, molto ben posizionato. Buona l'accoglienza, buona la pulizia. Uniche pecche il bagno che aveva bisogno di una sistemata, con le ante della doccia da sostituire, e la colazione, si completa con dolce e salato, ma un po' essenziale.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
２泊利用させて頂きました。ベネチアの立地上あまり大きなホテルは無いので、このホテルも例にもれず小さいです。ただ立地はすばらしく、どこに行くにも便利でした。個人的にはテラスからの眺めがよく、ホテルでもテラスで過ごす時間が多かったように思います。また来ることがあれば利用します。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed for one night. They wanted extra 30eur to get a room with the view, but you get the view during the breakfast, or when you have a cigarett in the evening... there are three restaurants right downstairs... i forgot my wallet there, and guys gave it to me in the morning... so thumbs up :) They charge 5eur for wifi, but you can find the password […] on foursquare :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hyggeligt lille sted og fantastisk beliggendhed :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Toppen läge, nära till allt. Frukosten var inget vidare, det fanns flingor och rostat bröd, kaffe och te. Wifi kostade 5 euro för hela vistelsen, fungerade endast vid allmänna utrymmen. Takterrass fanns inte längre som det står i beskrivningen, den verkar tillhöra ett annat Hotell som har de övre våningarna av huset. Det finns dock en balkong vid frukost […] rummet där man har fin utsikt till kanalen. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excelente ubicación!! pero... tu decides"
Está ubicado a unos pasos del puente Rialto, el sector principal de Venecia, el Hotel es viejo y cuenta con dos secciones, uno con escaleras y otro con ascensor, a nosotros nos tocó con escaleras, muy incómodo si llevas contigo cuatro maletas y no cuenta con servicio de botones o personal para ayudarte, el edificio es viejo pero está en remodelación, […] en las habitaciones no cuentas con Wifi, lo que es un problema ya que debes ir al sector de una sala principal que cuenta con mesas, sillas, sofás y una vista hermosa del gran canal, lo que hace elegir este hotel por su ubicación a orillas del gran canal y los restaurantes a la orilla de éste , ojo que el acceso está por un pasaje y no por el gran canal, en general apto para un par de días ya que si vas a conocer y pasear por Venecia no importa mucho el hotel, el desayuno es agradable(buffet) pero nada especial, recuerda que es un hotel viejo pero no es terrible y la ubicación lo vale, saludos Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wunderbar zentral gelegener Palazzo"
Das Hotel liegt sehr zentral an der Rialtobrücke und hat unseren Erwartungen auch beim 2.Besuch entsprochen. Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis stimmt unserer Meinung nach. Besonders positiv hervorzuheben sind der Frühstücksraum mit großen Fenstern und Blick auf den Canale grande sowie die einem alten Palazzo entsprechende Zimmereinrichtung.Genuine Expedia guest review
Trivelig lite hotell. Litt slitt, litt lite rom men meget bra renhold og super lokasjon. Tilbaketrukket men vennlig personale. Benyttet oss aldri av frokosten, så har ingenting å si om den. Kun 5 minutter å gå til Markusplassen. Kjempelett å ta bussbåt rett fra flyplassen til Rialto som var like ved hotellet. Trivelig balkong i etasjen, hvor man kunne […] nyte en god vin med utsikt mot kanalen. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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