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5 Balconi

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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We arrived 5 Balconi just an hour or so after landing in Sicily, and we felt immediately happy to be there. Cristina welcomed us in with coffee and biscuits, and gave us a multitude of wonderful recommendations for places to eat and visit. We were on our honeymoon so were offered breakfast in our room, which was a lovely touch!... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Christina and Rob are the perfect hosts, who embody everything I like best about good B&Bs. They are warm, interested and interesting people who really care about your visit. They are not intrusive at all, but will engage with you as much as you want them to. They have created a beautiful haven, with light and airy rooms that make... More 

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netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Christina and Rob made the suprise trip that I arranged for my wife fantastic. A perfect clean and welcoming b&b in Catania close to the Centre. Great advise and tips for restaurants and places to visit on the island. I recommend this accomodation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You step into a grey courtyard from a bit dodgy street, take the elevator and find yourself in a completely different world - like in a dream. The whole apartment is furnished with lovely little items collected by the owners from their travels. Completely surprising items arranged in a way, that they form a lovely harmony. I just felt immediately... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What an unparallelled experience in customer satsifaction and personal service. After having to extend our stay from 3 to 4 nights due to a very sick wife catching a local flu virus, the owner pulled out all stops to see to our every need - including haggling for us over the price of an attending doctor and necessary meds. Throw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

5 Balconi ranks amongst the worlds best B&B's, the owner Rob looked after my friend & I so well & his advice was paramount to the great success of our visit. A true home from home with Lovely comfortable room & bathroom, fab breakfast, great travel tips & notes on local restaurants with some giving a 'local' menu for 5... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

An amazing boutique B and B in the heart of Catania, two minutes from the famous fish market and cathedral. Stayed here for 5 days last year and haven't found a better B and B since or in all of my travels. Cristina and Rob are so friendly and welcoming, full of invaluable advice and tips to help you make... More 

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Yorkie in London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

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 September 26, 2014

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 September 23, 2014

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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