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Via Plebiscito 133, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #5 of 187 Catania B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
J and J Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is 5 Balconi ideally placed for exploring Catania , it's run by one of the kindest and warmhearted people we've stayed with : Cristina . She provided all sorts of practical advice, recommendations, maps, lists and was simply happy to sit and chat to us about both our and her travels.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

5 Balconi is a great B&B literally a stone's throw away from the central Piazza del Duomo and close to all the major sights and attractions of Catania. The apartment is very clean and well decorated with gloriously high ceilings. We had our own balcony which looked out onto the bustling streets below. Our host, Cristina, was absolutely excellent. She... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent one week in "5 balconi" with a couple of friends! Cristina and Robert are wonderful hosts, really kind and helpful! The b&b it's really nice and comfortable, perfect position if you want to live the real Catania experience! I definitely suggest it for any kind of visit: work, family,couple!

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the city and we loved 5 Balconi! The appartment is lovely and is decorated with a lot of attention to details. Christina is very helpful, she is always around to give you some advice and she gives you a map with lots of places to see (piazzas, monuments, restaurants, bars etc.) I liked the breakfast she prepared (fresh... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the time of arrival Christina was waiting for us and made us feel very welcome. She sat with us asking what we want for breakfast, at what time and gave us a map and drew some tips on it for restaurants and places to see. We checked the tips out and turns out you can rely on them ;)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival at the b&b we weren't too sure it was going to be as brilliant as it was - the entrance is in a little alleyway and the door and stairwell seemed a little worn down - however when you get into the b&b it is more than comfortable. It is homely and has a brilliant design, with large... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We spent a week here as a base for exploring Catania. Rob and Christine made us feel very welcome and were a fountain of knowledge about places to visit, local restaurants and culture. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable and stylish. From the balcony the vibrant, atmospheric Sicilian street life below was a constant source of entertainment. (Check out... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We spent a couple of nights here a few days ago and were hugely impressed by the quality of support and hospitality offered to us. Regrettably my wife was robbed just prior to our arrival and both Rob and Christina could not have been more generous, kind and supportive in helping us to deal with the situation. Our room was... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

In 25 years' travelling the continent this is the best B&B we've stayed in. The hosts, Rob and Christina, couldn't have been more welcoming, helpful, friendly (fun!), attentive, thoughtful, not to forget knowledgeable about the local sites and bus services. The accommodation was super --- ticking all the right boxes for comfort, cleanliness, convenience and colourful Sicilian ambience at such... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

5 balconi was the first place I stayed on my 2 month trip touring Sicily? I was a woman alone and it was truly above and beyond all my expectations. My room was so pretty, spotlessly clean and quirky. Each room was decorated with a designer touch . Christina and Rob were helpful, always on hand and help with any... More

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Address: Via Plebiscito 133, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
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