My partner and I spent 4 nights at B&B You and Me during October half term. I contacted the owner through her website having been impressed by previous reviews left on trip advisor. Stefania's reply was very prompt. She informed us that she had a room available and if we wanted to book it, there was no need to pay in advance. She does however only accept cash payments. In the months running up to our visit, Stefania responded promptly to any questions we emailed her about.
The room was very nice and spacious. Comfortable bed. Gorgeous bathroom with great shower. The rooms all have good quality hair dryers. Free map of Venice provided and a safe to keep valuables locked away. All kept spotlessly clean every day by Noah her cleaner. The adjacent kitchen-dining area is available to you day and night. In the fridge is milk, bottled water, various fruit juices and fresh fruit. The continental breakfast consisted of cereals, cakes and pastries. All of which you are encouraged to eat and drink at any time of the day. Indeed, we were told to take bottles of water with us if we wanted when we set off for the day. Free WiFi is available (Stefania gives you a code). The B&B is in a great location - a few minutes walk to the Rialto Bridge and about 10 minutes to St Mark's Square. When you first get off the water bus, it is a little tricky to find (as are many specific things in Venice - far better to just stumble upon things!).
But what really makes this place special is its host. Stefania seemed genuinely pleased to meet us and it felt like catching up with an old friend having exchanged so many emails! She told us to treat the B&B like our own home. The reason for our visit was because I was running the Venice marathon. Getting to the start of the race on the Sunday morning was proving to be a little tricky, but Stefania went out of her way to help me, printing off bus timetables etc from the internet and writing step-by-step instructions. Then on the day after the race, Stefania bought me a copy of the local newspaper which published the results of the marathon - so thoughtful!
On our last day, Stefania left us a little gift on the breakfast table and a very sweet note on the back of a post card. When I got back to the UK, I sent Stefania an email to let her know we had arrived safely - such was the feeling over friendship she created.
Stefania is a wonderful host and has a lovely home. I will definitely be staying here again on my next trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "You and Me" is a cosy, refined and newly refurbished bed and breakfast. It is situated in the heart of Venice historical centre, a few steps from Rialto bridge and its colourful market. The area is the core of Venetian life and the numerous businesses can satisfy all demands. Moreover, you can easily reach all the most interesting cultural sites and typical spots in Venice. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bed And Breakfast You And Me Hotel Venice
- b&b You And Me