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Catania City Center B&B
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Via Naumachia 103, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)   |  
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Ranked #85 of 208 Catania B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Good View”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I do not want to give a negative impression of this B&B because the woman who runs it is lovely but there is room for improvement.
Without GPS it would be impossible to find, she helped when we called in despiration. She gives fantastic advise (which you should follow) and pointed us to a lovely square to have dinner.
I was in the Volcano room which has a great view of Etna. Room is very large with Sky TV and fridge and A/C etc but the bathroom really needed work (shower head held together with parcel tape) and I HATE 1 sheet loo paper dispensers!
Great value but I was surprised at some of the nearby areas of Catania and for me I wouldn't walk out alone
Great value though and very welcoming owner.

Room Tip: Volcano room gives you a view of Etna
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ccc103, Manager at Catania City Center B&B, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
We thank our guests for their feedback because this really helps us to improve. Thanks to this evaluation we are renovating right now the bathroom in the Volcano Room, as well as a lot of other improvements in the other rooms. Come back soon to check out what is new :)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We selected this hotel because of the alternative rooms it appeared to have and positive reviews. There were 4 star hotels at similar prices, but we felt this may be a little more unique and offer a more localized service. We were not disappointed. We found the hotel easily with SatNav and parked for free just outside. The staff were young, friendly, helpful and spoke good English. We had the MovieStar room. Not sure why it was labelled this! But it was a great size and had largeTV, fridge and good ensuite. It had been cleaned well and there was a complimentary bottle of red available. There was also free wifi available in the rooms. 

Breakfast was a good continental offering served to you. Catania was an interesting city, and we seemed a minority as a tourist which was a nice change to see a city in real life. I would recommend this hotel - at €65 it was extremely good value. 

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I had to stay in catania for 1 night all of a sudden. I booked the same day i arrived and was in the dependance. It was very good: air conditioning, satellite tv, bottle water and central location; plus the staff was very helpful and friendly. I must say that i felt i was paying too little for what i got. In the room there was a nice new toilet and a little kitchen and a table. There were 2 beds and nice sober decorations. Lights were highliting the beautiful arch architecture. It would have been perfect for longer stay too. I don't know how the other rooms look like, but this was a super positive experience.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We arrived at the B&B in the evening. It was a bit daunting walking down the street to the hostel but the directions that we had been given were good. Very friendly staff. We had the Mount Etna room which was certainly different......but we saw the sun setting on the snow covered peak of Mount Etna from the window. Very comfortable bed and everything was clean. Breakfast was a bit like home from home and we were able to make ourselves coffee whenever we felt like it. The B&B recommended a trattoria to us which was incredible value.
Special tourist meal of 3 courses and a glass of wine for 10 euros. In the morning we discovered that everything was on our doorstep and we roamed the baroque churches and arkets, before sitting in the sun in a piazza drinking coffee.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We were given the apartment which was 50 yards down the street. It was spacious and well fitted out but we had not planned to cook anyway. The downside was that the apartment was right on the street crossing and was very noisey with barking dogs and passing traffic. Also there was no internet here and we had to go to the B&B to use internet and to have breakfast. The staff were all very helpful and spoke good english.

Room Tip: Don't stay at the apartment unless you are used to sleeping in noisy conditions.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ccc103, Manager at Catania City Center B&B, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
We are so sorry that the sleep quality was not good for our guests. We are trying to improve the acoustic isolation of the apartment, but unfortunately it is not prooving very easy. Something that we already did at the end of last year, is to give the possibility to use internet wifi directly in the apartment. Thank you for your feedback!
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Picked the place via Internet due to the best price at quite good location + that they are directly connected to Etna experience excursions. Nice, fresh and cosy style with breakfast like being at home. The hostel is situated in an old, renovated building. Very friendly staff. It's totally up to you if you want to socialise or to keep your privacy. Very good bed, which >I'm quite picky about. I was thinking about book this place or Best Western, almost double price despite special offer. The additional value would only been better TV and more comfortable working desk. Here it was actually an old sewing machine table - with machine. Nice, but not the right height for me. I really recommend this place for most needs.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We stayed 5 days in Catania in CB&B centre and it was fantastic! The staff was really-really friendly and helpful, we enjoyed our trip very much. However the cleanliness was not perfect but it was not bad. Breakfast was good and plenty, coffee, cappucino was served, pastry were fresh baked. I really offer them to everybody, the center is only 10 minutes walk and Catania and the surrounding areas (Siracusa, Taormina) are beautiful.
Unfortunately the weather was rainy during the Etna tour, so we couldn't stay long, but the tour guide speaks in English as well and at the end of the tour he were smiling also, so no bad words :) Go and discover Catania and stay in there hotel it worth every penny :)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Naumachia 103, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 208 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Catania City Center B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catania City Center B&B offers at low cost the comforts of a hotel and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a young B&B. Our multilingual staff ( we speak English, French, Spanish, German and Russian) will be happy to advise and help you during your stay in Catania. Catania City Center B&B is situated right in the historical centre in a working class neighboorhood full of authentic Sicilian folklore. Catania City Center B&B shows the different hearts of the city through the theme rooms' furnishings. Every room is endowed with private bathroom, satellite TV, DVD player, fridge, safe box, air-conditioning and wireless internet connection. ... more   less 
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