We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

5 Balconi

Certificate of Excellence
Via Plebiscito 133, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
5 Balconi
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

All what was stated about the hospitality is definitely true, but all rooms are facing to a very hectic road that doesn't calm down at all during the night. If you're not prepared to wear earplugs you might have a problem....

Helpful?
1 Thank Christian M
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We spent an unforgettable week in Sicily. We have wonderful memories about our vacation and the hosts Christina and Rob added a lot to it! We felt ourselves as a part of a family in an extraordinary apartment. We had a feeling as we would have seen old good friends again after many years. They provided excellent breakfast, recommended good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Szilvia M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Cristinas B&B offers all you can wish for stay in Catania. Very warm welcome, nice rooms, excellent breakfast, very helpful suggestions for good food, nice trips. All you need for an unforgettable holidays.

Helpful?
Thank Dora B
Davis, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We began and ended our amazing tour of Sicily by staying with Rob and Christina one night on each end of the trip. They made our two stays the most perfect introduction and subsequent departure imaginable. Their combined warmth and hospitality were akin to being with extended family. The accommodations, we stayed in different rooms each time, were private, charming... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joe D
USA
Level Contributor
76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Rob and Christina are the best part of staying in their eclectic and comfortable place. Very friendly and outgoing, with great recommendations on things to do and where to eat. Great breakfasts, too. Loved the location in a working class neighborhood, a short and interesting walk from the major sites (don't miss the morning fish market!). Would love to return... More 

Helpful?
Thank Birdmann
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Christina is a bundle of joy and together with English husband Rob they have created a hideaway B and B on the Piano Nobile (second floor) of a palazzo in not the smartest part of Catania. There is a lift to the accommodation and parking in the street seems fine. The whole place is furnished with individualism and fun and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Writerchappy_13
København, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This was our best stay in Sicily. Out room was beautiful, clean and amazing with the high skyblue ceiling. Bathrooms are clean and nice. But the best thing of all: the host, Rob, is the best host we've had. He helped with everything from Etna-trip to seafood dinners, and he cooks the best breakfast with the BEST coffee. I would... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Signe L
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Extremely pleasant stay in Catania! Cristina and Rob are amazing hosts, very helpful, knowledgeable and eager to help. The hotel is very cosy, clean and situated close to most of the landmarks. The owners make you feel at home almost immediately and what a warm home it is! One of the best B&B experiences in my life! Kudos for that... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Paweł P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Katie B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank CalumM
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

58 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (44)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Catania hotels
Borgo-Sanzio
Hotel Etnea 316
Hotel Etnea 316
#3 of 49 in Catania
4.5 of 5 stars 368 reviews
Centro Catania
Liberty Hotel
Liberty Hotel
#1 of 49 in Catania
4.5 of 5 stars 574 reviews
Hotel Villa Romeo
#4 of 49 in Catania
4.5 of 5 stars 393 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
B&B GiRo
#1 of 249 in Catania
5.0 of 5 stars 88 reviews
Centro Catania
Eh13 B&B
Eh13 B&B
#2 of 249 in Catania
5.0 of 5 stars 154 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay