We booked to stay for five nights at this B&B after reading generally favourable reviews on Trip Advisor. It comprises of units that are off an empty courtyard and did not have a manned reception desk or anyone on site during the stay. We arrived to find no one answered the bell and had to phone for entry. We were then in a courtyard with no one greeting us. We discovered it was necessary to call the manager or owner on our mobile (at our cost) for any contact. While clean, the room was very very basic with tiny single beds, crisp (exfoliating) towels and linen, and basic kitchen facilities. The tiny bathroom had the cleaner mop and bucket still in it and the shower was barely adequate. The TV only had one channel and wi-fi was not of sufficient strength to operate. The internal stairs (which were very steep) and hallways did not have automatic sensing lights which meant pitch black in the hallway until the switch was found by patting along the wall. We were visiting during chilly January and the radiator heater could not be turned up and using the extra bed blankets we were still cold. The basic breakfast was supplied for the week on the first day but there was no kettle to boil water. All in all, we left after one night. Why would we spend our precious Venice visit in such basic accommodation? We easily found four star accommodation for a cheaper rate than this was.