The hotel is located in Maestre, on the mainland directly across the street from the train station. It is one stop from Venice. The train ride takes approx. eight minutes to Venice. Plus taxis are abundant at the train station as well as shuttle buses. This also means the cruise port is the same one stop by train to Venice. If your are physically challenged and can't wheel luggage around, definitely take a taxi to the cruise port, about 40 euros. Going by train involves the train to Venice (one stop) and walking to the automated shuttle to the port. Then you make a long walk from the shuttle station to the pier of your ship. A lot of people do it this way, but a physically challenged person will certainly appreciate a taxi drop-off at their pier.
It is a great location to get to Venice and the airport. We took the shuttle bus to the airport for approx. six euros per person. The ride with two stops was 20 minutes.
The hotel is euro modern, very clean and sleek. The desk staff were very kind, friendly, and helpful. The room was very clean and modern. The central air conditioning worked great. Breakfast was included with our stay. They also have a nice reasonably priced coffee and pastry café.
Craig from Tallahassee, FL
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The hotel is just blocks from San Marco. Fabulous location, walk to major sights, shopping, vaporetto/water taxi, restaurants, etc. The room was spacious, very comfortable bed, full tub, nice hot water, but still quiet. We were on the top floor and had a cute balcony with a nice view of the neighboring rooftops.
Suzanne from Seattle, WA
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Glorious city, weather & a must see destination.
Hotel staff welcoming & knowledgeable, Hotel website directions advise water taxi or the water bus, be advised that the water bus is far cheaper & we utilised this & all was on time & easy to use.
Be prepared to look around as prices can vary greatly from shop to shop & obviously you pay a premium for all restaurants in Saint Marks square, we chose to eat in other locations some being just a couple of streets away & thought all reasonably priced & great quality meals.
Jeff from North of England
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We arrived in Venice after dark and crossed the wrong bridge from the train station and that caused us extra time at finding the hotel. Once found, the Olimpia was great. Check in, the beatiful room, the breakfast and checkout were great. and the staff was very willing to hold our luggage all day while we toured.
Denny from The Villages, FL
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We upgraded to a superior room so I cant comment on the standard rooms. The hotel consists of 3 buildings - we were in the main villa. It was elegant and well furnished, with many antiques / older items in the public rooms to give character. Our room was large (long rather than wide) with a balcony round 2 sides furnished with comfortable wicker chairs. The bed was large and one of the most comfortable we have found in any hotel. The bathroom was modern and clean, and there was a second hand basin in the bedroom with surround mirrors and good lightening - a real boon for doing your makeup etc. Given this, it was a pity that the hair dryer was in the main bathroom! There was a mini bar, mainly stocked with soft drinks and a flat screen TV. The bed side lighting was strong enough to be able to read in bed with comfort.
Traveller from Reading
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