What is(are) your name(s)?
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
We own the property since 1985. It is an early 1900's building with 2 floors and a basement. Our Family lives on the first floor and the whole second floor is dedicated to the B&B. It allows our guest to have their privacy. We have been running the B&B since 2001, when a friend asked us to rent a room from the empty second floor. After that we began the story of the "BBfamily" (BBvenezia: the double "B" are the initials of our last names - Bacci Bergamasco).
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
BBvenezia, Bed and Breakfast Venezia is located in the most verdant discrict of the city, an island of unspoiled serenity on the eastern shore of the city's fabled lagoon. Its most delight feature, however, may be the dreamlike vision of ancient Venice shimmering across the lagoon, especially as the sun sets behind the tower of San Marco and the great dome of Santa Maria della Salute.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
Most of our guests love the peaceful and quiet area, easy to get to and from the center; they enjoy the accommodation - very nice, clean and comfortable; the breakfast provided each morning; the WiFi HotSpot and computer that allows our guests to stay in touch with their families; the top deck is very appreciated for late afternoon drinks.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
Our B&B is on the second floor and the attic room is between the second and the top deck. There is a colorful garden at the entrance, on the basement. The floor with the rooms dedicated to the B&B has a nice kitchen with a complimentary use of the computer and a nice view on the park of Sant'Elena. Coffee and tea service is in the kitchen. There is a little reception area, where guest can leave thier luggage when they arrive before check-in or they leave after check-out.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
We have 3 rooms. 2 rooms sleep 3 guests and 1 room sleeps 4. There is one king size bed and twin size beds or sofa-bed.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
Deluxe Garden view Double room: This is our best room, very bright and wide, with high ceilings and a balcony facing the pinewood park and the lagoon. Room has a king size bed, a twin bed and a sofa-bed, private bathroom ensuite with shower, TV, WiFi, Air conditioning, heating. Superior Double room: has a king size bed, private bath ensuite with shower, TV, WiFi, Air conditioning, heating. Attic double: This Venetian attic room has lots of charm and character with carved beams and slanted ceilings (may not be suitable for tall basketball players! :-) Direct access to the roof terrace with panoramic views of S. Elena and the lagoon. Room has a king size bed, private external bathroom with shower, TV, WiFi, Air conditioning, heating. All our rooms are non smoking.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
Each room has an en-suite bathroom with shower (except for the attic, private and external), A/C, heating, TV, radio-clock, WI-FI.
Which room is your personal favorite?
Every room tells us a different story, we like all of them: in each room there are my paintings (for example in the Garden room there is my painting of Van Gogh).
What do the room rates include?
Rates include everything: breakfast, tax, internet and all expenses.
Do you offer any special packages?
We have special prices for long stays and for last minute bookings.
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
A self-service breakfast is available from 8 to 9.30 am in the kitchen. All you need to enjoy a continental breakfast will be placed on the kitchen counter or in the fridge: coffee maker, tea, milk, yogurt, fruit juice and fruit (according to the season), cereals, croissants, butter and marmelade. Our guests can ask for a different breakfast time if they need to leave early in the morning or for any other reason. We will do our best to meet their needs.
When and where is breakfast served?
A self-service breakfast is available from 8 to 9.30 am in the kitchen.
Are dietary needs accommodated?
Sure, we try to accommodate all dietary needs.
Do you serve other meals?
We allow coffee and tea making in the kitchen only.
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Guests can bring food and store it in the fridge in the common area and eat in the kitchen: they can warm them with the micro-wave owen.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
Children are welcome.
Do you accept pets?
Sorry, we can't accept pets.
What is your smoking policy?
We are a non-smoking B&B. However ore guests can smoke outside in the garden, in the top deck or in the balcony of the Garden Room.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
We are located in Venice center and cars are not allowed to get in. There are several parks at the park terminal (Piazzale Roma), but all of them are very expensive. They ask from Euro 20 to Euro 30 per day. You may want to consider a car park in Mestre (the mainland of Venice). For example there is a park just in front of the trainstation of Mestre and it costs Euro 8 per day.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
Sorry, at this moment is not suitable, but we will make soon one room accessible on the basement.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
We have smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Check in is after 12 noon. Check out at 10 am. No problem for late arrivals. If our guests arrive earlier than noon or wish to depart later in the day, their luggage can remain with us while they enjoy the beauty and magic of Venice.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
We ask for a minimum stay of 2 nights. However if we have a room available only for one night we accept a reservation.
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
We prefer to be contacted by email or phone. If our guests want to make a reservation, we ask to provide a credit card number and expiry date. The credit card will be used to guarantee the reservation and will not be charged. Upon arrival, payment is to be made in cash only.
What is you cancellation policy?
7 days prior to arrival, there will be no charge. Less than 7 days notice there will be a one night charge (if room cannot be rented again).
What types of payment do you accept?
Please note that we are only able to accept cash payments at this time, or money bank transfer.
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
Our target is to make every guest feel at home!
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Venice is a magic city to discover. Every time you visit it, you find something new.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
We are located in S. Elena, a section of downtown Venice, at only 8 minutes by waterbus from Piazza San Marco or 20 minutes walking with a wonderful panoramic view of the lagoon. The waterbus stop S. Elena, is just at two 2 minute walk, no bridges,from our front door. You can catch the lines 1, 41, 42, 51, 52 departing to or arriving from Piazza San Marco.
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
The B & B is an interesting opportunity of having an extraordinary experience close to the real life of the city of Venice.