3 star Hotel Olimpia Venice is set within Venice’s historic center, just 5 minutes walk from Basilica dei Frari, Piazzale Roma, and Grand Canal, the city’s main waterway.
Hotel Olimpia is housed within a historical building from the 16th century, with highlights such as a private flowery garden.
PHOTO: A guest room at the hotel.
Located in the district (sestiere) of Santa Croce, staying at the hotel, you’ll be close to the tourist cruise port, Port Marittima, where cruises for the Mediterranean and beyond depart on a daily basis.
If you need to get to/from the Marco Polo Airport, on the other hand, there are water ferry shuttle stops only 100 meters from the hotel.
You can choose from a total of 35 guest rooms at the hotel, which is part of the international Best Western hotel chain.
Each of the rooms is decorated and furnished with 18th century style furniture / tapestry, while the amenities and comforts have been kept up to date with the times, including wireless (Wifi) broadband internet that is available in public areas.
Hotel Olimpia’s rooms, offered in categories Basic, Classic, Superior and Suite, carry amenities such as Venetian style period furniture, flat screen TVs, air conditioning, and a private bath.
Daily buffet style breakfast is served into the hotel’s breakfast room, which features windows overlooking the idyllic Venetian canals and the hotel’s private garden, from 7am to 10:30am.
You can also take advantage of the Hotel Olimpia reading lounge, a great place to relax after a long day sightseeing.
Other guest services and facilities at the hotel include:
24h front desk
Garage (upon reservation)
Bar (open 7am to 11pm, overlooking Rio delle Burchielle canal)
There is also a private docking area located right in front of the hotel, where water taxis and gondolas can drop off their customers, which means you can take a water taxi directly from the Marco Polo Airport, for example, to the hotel, without the need to carry luggage around Venice.
Thanks to the hotel’s location within Piazzale Roma, the car terminus in Venice, and being close to the S. Lucia train station, you can easily make day trips to other destinations within Veneto and nearby areas, including Verona, Shakespeare’s city of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
During the warmer summer months, the hotel’s flower garden is also a great place to eat your breakfast, or for just taking a moment to enjoy Venetian atmosphere in a peaceful setting.
One of the highlights of the hotel is its front desk, open 24h, where personnel can help you with booking and ticket purchases for shows and events, in organizing visits to Murano glassworks, and the personnel can also keep you up to date on current events in Venice.
Best Western Hotel Olimpia Venice
S. Croce 395
Nearby tourist attractions to the hotel include Basilica dei Frari, among Venice’s most famous churches, and Scuola di San Rocco, which houses some of the best artworks by the legendary Tintoretto.
Scuola di San Giovanni Evangelista, a host for a variety of conventions and seminars in Venice, is also within a short walking distance away.