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Hotel Il Gelso Bianco

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Autostrada A19 CT-PA Km 3 | Misterbianco, 95045 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #44 of 98 Hotels in Catania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013
Tim W Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
53 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We used this hotel as an airport stopover and it was adequate. Room, although sparsely furnished, was spacious and clean. Bed was large and comfortable. Yes, it's under the flightpath, but we were not disturbed and its proximity to the airport was the reason we chose it. Breakfast was pretty poor, though, and the place is certainly looking tired. We... More

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Toronto, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you like foul odors in the hallway and in your room, planes soaring overhead all day and night, bad food (hotel restaurant is your only choice, as it's remotely located near the airport), and a dirty run-down hotel room and bathroom, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, stay away! Disgusting.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for one night on our arrival in Sicily. It was difficult to find even with the help of a good map that said we found the hotel was perfectly fine. The room was clean; the restaurant offered a good choice of food and the freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast was delicious. The staff were... More

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've stayed in the hotel for four nights. I worked in a city 25km away so the location of the hotel was really good to get on a highway quickly. It's one of the few upsides of the location - other one is a close proximity of the airport Fontanarossa and a big shipping mall. There is a spacious parking... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My purpose in staying here was to avoid rushing to the hotel in the morning and risking getting stuck in a traffic jam on the autostrada. My goal was to stay someplace close to the airport so I could calmly get up, shower, have breakfast and then return my car before checking in for my flight. The hotel is very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I went with a group of coworkers on a business trip where we worked in Sigonella in October 2012. This hotel was chosen for it's close location to Sigonella. I would look elsewhere before staying here again. The hotel has not been updated in years and clearly reflects it. The hotel's construction and door assemblies make the hotel VERY loud... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The hotel is basic, not very expensive and near the airport of Catania. The only problem is that you have to take a taxi from the airport to the hotel. So it makes the price much higher for a nights stay: 30-35 euro for a taxiride from the airport. Nice swimmingpool, but you don't need it if you'll only be... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We were so happy to arrive at this hotel in the middle of the night after driving around Catania in our hire car for over an hour even though it is right next to the airport.What a relief,brilliantly cold air con, loads of space 2 seperate rooms for our family.Even though the restaurant was long since closed the local petrol... More

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Average English speaking tired business hotel. Main asset is that it is close to the airport, with a convenient gas station at the entrance for refueling the rental car. Restaurant is very bland, zero atmosphere, ok food. Room was ok, good a/c, breakfast minimal. Would stay again if flying out early from Catania, otherwise not a great choice for vacationing.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

standard seventies business hotel .it could do with a makeover as it looks tired.the rooms are big and clean and functional,the restaurant is soulless and lacking atmosphere.overall is okay x value xmoney

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Address: Autostrada A19 CT-PA Km 3 | Misterbianco, 95045 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Il Gelso Bianco 3*
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