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Via Plebiscito 133, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #3 of 188 Catania B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Royal Oak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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 July 1, 2014

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