I agree with a previous comment that this Bed and Breakfast which is in Lido Venice and is owned by Alvise Girardello and address is Vettor Pisani, Lido. It is NOT the one that is based just off San Marco and the bridge of Sighs which sounds lovely and is owned by another family. There appears to be two very different hotels and this resulted in us ending up at a very substandard accommodation rather than the one described.
Bed and Breakfast usually means includes breakfast but out of our 7 night stay we had no breakfast twice as there wasnt any and minimal breakfast in varying degrees on the other days. At on average 120 euros a night, we would have expected something better.
On arriving at Venice Lido we were requested to ring the owner who would meet us as the B&B had no outside signs. We tried three times to ring the owner but no-one answered. We eventually found the room ourselves. On arrival we were given a room that had a broken lock (because the previous guest had lost it) so we could not lock the room. This was however rectified later that day. The room was lovely, the view OK. It was en-suite with television.
I asked the owner about breakfast arrangements and was shown a breakfast area which had cornflakes and frosties in containers, tea and coffee. We were told to help ourselves to everything. Our first morning we rose at 9 and waited until 10.0 a.m. but no owner so we decided to help ourselves. There was no bowls, cutlery or milk. The fridge contained sliced cheese only. There was no bread, butter etc. Therefore after waiting around and no breakfast appearing we went out to buy some food. When we returned I asked the owner regarding breakfast, where the cutlery and bowls were. He gave me a large empty fruit bowl!!!! There was no apology apart from he said "I will try harder tomorrow". Tomorrow was better. We had yoghurt, cereal, cheese and croissants. Unfortunately that was the only "complete breakfast" we had. Every morning I had to go to the owners kitchen to raid the dishwasher for a clean bowl and cutlery. The owners kitchen was absolutely filthy. Food left around and ashtray with cigarette butts in every day.
On day two we had a suprise when we were offered the room opposite. Ths was a lovely room with a view to die for overlooking the lagoon and San Marco. It had a mini fridge, television and hairdryer. En-suite, clean and tidy. Unfortunately the fridge had no plug, the television no arial and the hairdryer blew cold air. The bedlinen and towels were never changed throughout the stay and the bins were never emptied. The description as advertised by venere.com was a satellite tv, refrigerator and mini bar!!! None of these were supplied in working order.
The 3 room the owner rents out are part of his home and therefore he and his family live there. Unfortunately, I feel he forgets he has guests on an afternoon as the noise is horrendous of him and his grandson playing, screaming, shouting, scraping furniture around. My husband and I like to have a bit of a siesta on an afternoon before going out in the evening which was totally out of the question. It felt like a war zone.
On the next to last night we were awoken at 1.30 a.m. by continuous hammering and loud talking. We decided we had better investigate to find the owner in the kitchen hammering away at the fridge saying "there was a big problem", ice everywhere on the floor. By this time it was past being funny.
All in all the bedrooms and bathrooms were lovely, the service a lot to be desired and the breakfast terrible. Would be staying there again or recommend it? DEFINITELY NOT!! Very disappointed.
P.S. Venice is stunning and lido has beautiful beaches. Would travel to venice again.
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