A friend and I took our two young children (6 & 7 yrs old) for a quick trip to Venice this week. I do a lot of traveling and prefer to stay in B&B's for the atmosphere and price. After much searching for cheap accomodations in Venice, I was about to give up and opt for Mestre until my friend happened upon this wonderful little B&B. We were very happy with our accomodations! She had never stayed at a B&B and was also quite pleased. The B&B is very easy to find. From the main bus stop you take vaporetto 52 to the Osperale stop. Turn left after walking ouff the vaporetto and continue walking along the waterfront. At the end of the walkway (you'll run into he gate for the rowing club and a grocery store) turn right down a small alley called Cappucine. Walk straight ahead until you see a small chapel in from of you. The B&B building is directly behind the chapel. The B&B's webpage has a map and detailed instructions on how to get there, too. We felt very safe in this area though arriving in the dark, the small alleyways can be intimidating. Silena and her father Franco run a very clean and friendly establishment. Our rooms were done in warm colors and were very big compared to many other places I've stayed at throughout Europe. The beds were very comfortable and we slept very well as the square below was quite quiet and away from the hussle and bussle of the touristy areas. We booked the 2 double rooms on the 4th floor. They were the only rooms up there so we had the floor to ourselves which was nice. Both rooms had bathrooms en-suite. The bathrooms themselves were quite large by European hotel standards but of course the shower stalls were small. Unlike most other B&B's I've stayed at, the bathrooms had soap, packets of shampoo and a wall mounted hairdryer. Breakfast was typical - toast, jams, honey, butter, small rolls, yogurt, cereal, milk, orange juice, coffee and a different pastry each day (muffin/jam filled croissant). No fresh fruit but we found the breakfast to be very satisfying. As others have mentioned, the stairs could be a problem for some people. Our children counted 67 stairs up to our rooms and they are rather steep. We were out of breathe when we reached the top but it didn't bother us. We figured we needed to work off the wonderful food we were eating anyway. One issue we had was that the water in the shower was cycling from freezing cold to boiling hot through out our showers but we let Silena know. She seemed to appreciate us telling her and would get someone over to fix it. Our flight back to Germany left late and night and Silena was very helpful with information on what time we should catch the vaporetto back to the bus terminal and the bus back to Treviso airport. She also let us leave our bags on the ground floor of the building and gave us a single key to the front door so that we would not have to lug them around with us all day. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would not hesitate to stay there again!
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