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Bad Catania
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Via Cristoforo Colombo 24, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)   |  
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Ranked #70 of 225 Catania B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
london
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“very chic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

super chic, sort of place you would expect in barcelona.
good value, loved the decor, especially lighting and bathrooms, upgraded to a different bigger room for free.
wifi was good. breakfast round the corner in a wonderful kitsch 24 hour place that was busy at all hours.
owner helpful and pleasant, beds were comfy.
only downside was awkward with a big case on the stairs as there are two entrances and its not clear at night time. courtesy fridge in hallways.
would stay again.

Room Tip: all rooms are funky saw 3 and liked them all.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

This is a fantastic boutique-style B&B conveniently sited near the main places of interest in Catania. Breakfast is via a voucher for a nearby cafe which serves the local food market but don't be put off by this as it is part of the adventure. The owners of BAD Catania, Alessandro and Giulia couldn't be more helpful and charming.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

We stayed just one night, and unfortunately missed the fish market. But the welcome was great, the advise onrestaurants as well and the rooms great fun to stay in.
As has been said, although it's bang in the centre of town, it's actually really quiet at night.
Fun and relaxing.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Americaine en France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

Super location, decor absolutely funky and comfortable, our room had a bathtub which was a HUGE bonus, very hospitable owner, who rented us a room at very last minute, and was very efficient and charming. Definitely recommend, will definitely stay here if we make it back to Catania, not sure why its not #1 ???!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Summerland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

B&B by design offers excellent accommodation with a twist - the rooms are all very unique and funky. Comfortable, clean, quiet, and a perfect location. The Catania market is the best, and BAD is a short walk away. In fact, breakfast is offered as a "chit" in a nearby patisserie serving beautiful pastries and good coffee. Eat this inside or, on the street on the edge of the market.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reggio Emilia, Italia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

I spent 3 night at BAD and it's been a great choice. It's quite central, just a few steps from the fish market (something you really have to see) and the Cathedral and yet silent at night.
Room and bathroom were clean and the people really nice and friendly: they gave me very good tips and suggestions about where to eat and what to see in town.
I absolutely recommend it for your stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

I stayed in the mini-apartment for 4 days, and really enjoyed the location near the fish market and sites in the historic city centre. The owners were friendly, laid back, helpful and respectful of privacy. The mini-apartment was larger than expected and comfortable, and the kitchen was well-equipped. The terrace was pleasant as well.
You get a ticket for coffee and pastry at the nearby Bar Etoile d'Or, and the breakfast was excellent. Although I found the various staff at the bar to be consistently unpleasant over the 4 days. That was the only sour note....but a very minor one.
The apartment was sort of an oasis in Catania, which can be quite an intense experience.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 24, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 225 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bad Catania 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conceived like a small Boutique hotel, BAD is the first Design Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Catania. Much more than a simple b&b, it is a unique mix of hospitality and creativity, ideal for both those travelling for pleasure and for business. It unites the fascinating Catanese baroque architecture with contemporary art and design. At BAD one breathes the creativity of Giulia and Alessandro, the two owners and curators. Professionals in the World of advertising and graphic design, they have expertly created within the ample and comfortable rooms different ambiences, exhibiting psychedelic wallpapers, amazing 19th Century Sicilian artifacts, vintage furniture and works of young aspiring artists. Every room of the b&b in fact has a different mood, colour and feeling, with two or three beds, private bathroom and naturally all the comforts you would expect. BAD is in the beating heart of Catania: in a XIX century building, next to the historical fish market "la Pescheria" and within a stone's throw of the Cathedral and main monuments of the city. Furthermore BAD is only a few minutes away from the airport, the train station and the port, and just 100 meters from a bus station which connects to other main Sicilian resorts. Because BAD is more than a sleeping experience. ... more   less 
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