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5 Balconi

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Via Plebiscito 133, Catania, Sicily, Italy
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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