About this listing
Our b&b is located in the heart of Venice, close to Piazza San Marco and Fenice Theater, at the first floor of an ancient building with private entrance that overlook on the canal where you see gondolas and gondoliers singing. We have three comfortable bedrooms (1 Junior suite and 2 double rooms) all with own bathroom ensuite, tastefully decorated.
Junior suite "view" has two windows and a small balcony overlooking the canal, there is a table where the own continental breakfast is prepared. Furnished with a queen bed with fabric headboard Fortuny and a seating area with a comfortable sofa bed. It's possible to arrange an extra bed in the room.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and heating, bed linen and towels. In the bathroom the hair dryer is available.
Breakfast and daily maid service included.
No smoking b&b
Location: San Marco 2439 (Calle de le Ostreghe)
Waterboat stop: line 1, Santa Maria del Giglio (without bridges)
The guests share a homely and bright lounge that overlooks on the canal, where relaxing during after your sightseeings and the kitchen where we prepare the continental breakfast with croissant, jam, biscuits, cereals, coffee, tea, milk, juice and yogurt and fresh fruit.
Interaction with Guests
We are at your disposal everyday from 11am to 2pm (during the daily maid service), we always are reachable by phone at any time of the day.
The area is very beautiful and characteristic, between Campo S. Maria del Giglio and Calle XXII Marzo, where reside the most famous hotels in Venice and the exclusive shops of the city. A few steps to S. Mark Square, Rialto bridge and the Fenice Theatre and the most important churches and museums.
Nearby restaurants, pizzerias, bars or typical "wine bars" as well as craft shops and souvenir shops.
But if you leave the main street and turn into any “calletta” you will be in a succession of streets, bridges, squares and immerse you in a typical Venetian quiet with breathtaking views in an atmosphere where time seems to has stopped.
To go around to Venice or to go to the islands of Murano, Burano or Torcello, there are motorboats, ferries and waterbus which stops a few steps from our b & b. Also useful to reach Lido during the Venice Film Festival, rather than the Biennale at the Arsenale area.
A waterbus stop is just a few steps from our residence (Giglio stop line 1), and in the canal in front of us taxis and gondolas.
Other Things to Note
Important: From August 24, 2011 is obligatory the Tourist Tax of 3 euro per person per night (high season) euro 2 per person per night (low season) have to be paid cash locally.
The b&b Giò & Giò is first and foremost the family home of Mr. Gianni Piani; we kindly requests that guests (not clients, but guests) treat it with the same respect they would treat their own home or those of friends and relatives. Furthermore, the rules to follow are not only those warranted by law, but quite simply, those dictated by common sense and mutual respect.
Reception is not available at all hours of the day, like in a hotel; when making reservations please let us know your expected arrival time so we can be on hand to greet you. Please let us know if the arrival time changes in route to avoid no one being here to greet you when you arrive.
Rooms are available from 2:00 pm; if the room is ready before the check-in time you will be allowed to enter, if not you are welcome to leave your luggage with us until it is ready.
You must leave your room no later than 11:00 am in order for us to have time to clean thoroughly. You are welcome if you need to leave the bags at the b&b on departure day.
On the day of departure the keys can be left directly on the door of the room, if you have dropped off the luggage, take the key with you and leave it in the living room after you took your lugagge.
Rooms and bathrooms facilities
All our rooms have the own bathroom ensuite and you will find everything you need in the room and bathroom: Blankets, pillows, towels, soap, hair dryer.
Sheets (provided clean at the beginning of your stay) will be changed once a week and towels will be changed 3 times a week.
Bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily during your stay from 11am to 2pm. We kindly ask our guests to leave their rooms free during those times; rooms that are occupied during those times will be cleaned the following day. To allow adequate cleaning of the room and the bathroom are asked to maintain order in all environments.
Take care to shut off the lights, air conditioner, and television when you are not in the room/ building.