3 star Hotel Olimpia Venice Italy, housed in a 16th century building, is within the Santa Croce sestiere (district), 5 minutes walk from Piazzale Roma.
Other nearby points of interest include Basilica dei Frari (also a five minute walk away), as well as Grand Canal, and the water bus connections from there to other parts of Venice and the Venetian lagoon.
PHOTO: A guest room at the hotel.
The hotel, which is today part of the Best Western chain of hotels, is within a 16th-century building that features and idyllic, private flower garden.
The elegant building overlooks Rio delle Burchielle, in a sheltered, peaceful area of Venice, not too far from the main cruiseline terminals in Venice and next door to Piazzale Roma, the main bus station.
With the buslines that operate out of Piazzale Roma, you can quickly get to Mestre, Marco Polo Airport, and other destinations within Veneto’s mainland areas.
Best Western Hotel Olimpia Venezia has a total of 35 guest rooms to choose from, all decorated in traditional 18th century Venetian style of furniture and tapestry.
Amenities and features at the hotel rooms (in Basic, Classic, Superior and Suite categories) include flat screen TVs, air conditioning, direct telephones, minibars, and wireless (Wifi) broadband internet, safes, and private baths (with hair dryers).
In terms of services, if you need any advice in planning your day in Venice, or need information on the current events in the city, you should turn to the knowledgeable front desk personnel, who are there to help you.
The front desk, open 24h, can, for example, assist you in booking tickets on your behalf for shows and events, and they can organize visits to the famous Murano glassworks.
Breakfast is served, buffet-style, meanwhile, within the breakfast room, featuring windows that overlook idyllic canals and the hotel’s garden. There is also a reading lounge that is accessible by guests on-site.
Other guest services and facilities at the hotel include:
Garage (upon reservation)
Thanks to its central location, it is easy for you to reach the hotel, from, for example, the Venice cruise ship terminal and Santa Lucia train station. Also, if you come to Venice via an airplane, you can take a water taxi directly to the hotel’s own private dock landing from Venice’s Marco Polo airport (always agree on water taxi price before going onboard).
Best Western Hotel Olimpia Venice Italy
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Attractions near the hotel, a few minutes on foot, include Basilica dei Frari, one of Venice’s most famous churches, but also Scuola di San Rocco, known for painter Tintoretto’s extraordinary artworks.
Using the water buses, you can quickly get to the shopping areas around Rialto, including mercerie, the Venice’s historical shopping street with boutiques and shops, selling, among other things, Italian leather goods and shoes.