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5 Balconi

Via Plebiscito 133, Catania, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Yorkie in London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cristina at 5 Balconi (and there are a lot of balconies) was the consummate host. It is a shared bathroom but that isn't a problem when it is as spotless as these were kept. The rooms are lovely and all different and it does feel like you are sharing a home with locals, especially the shared breakfast. Food was excellent,... More

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

My boyfriend and I stayed here 6 nights and could have easily stayed longer. Christina is fantastic (Rob wasn't there at the time, but I'm sure he is just as great!). She gave us insider's tips on where to go and what the locals do in the whole of Sicily. This colourful and friendly B&B is the cleanest I've ever... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as we had a morning flight home and it is easy to get to the airport by bus - just 20 mins or so. Cristina is so welcoming and her local knowledge and perfect english was a great combination! Please do not be put off by the shared bathrooms - it really is not a problem but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Cristina and Rob have done a lovely job at 5 Balconi - the rooms are beautiful and comfortable and the common areas are also very pretty and clean. There's a great view from the balconies and it's a very convienient location for the airport bus, walking to the city centre etc. They're flexible with bookings, arrivals etc. and Cristina gave... More

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stayed at 5 Balconi for three nights and I can heartily recommend it. Cristina is a great host and will make you feel very welcome. Lots of top tips for things to do, booking trips and a good breakfast with a proper pot of tea! Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We quickly felt at our ease, like it was home. It is very close to the city centre and the and the fish market. It is not inside the "perfect and shiny" touristic area, so you can smell the real flavor of Catania. Cristina was very helpful, suggesting nice spots to visit and down-to-the-earth restaurants. The place has really lots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Thanks to the previous reviewers' comments, my 3 nights-stay in 5 Balconi was just wonderful. It was much more than I expected. My experiences in Catania were so sweet and memorable just because of 5 Balconi! Like the previous reviewer, I was not sure when I first entered in an alleyway of the building. But I became realized that my... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Airy, clean, comfortable rooms, AC possibility. Balcony, where you can admire city streets, but quiet enough during night when you close the doors. The host Cristina is a gem - very easy going, helpful, friendly and makes you feel at home. The place itself is quite well situated, walking distance from the touristic centre, and not too far away from... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 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 July 21, 2014

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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Address: Via Plebiscito 133, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
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Number of rooms: 4
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