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B&B Casa Alba
Via Tapinelle, 1, 95041 Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 21 Caltagirone B&B and Inns
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19 hotel reviews
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“Tremendous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Very nice B&B but made special by Mr and Mrs Alba who are so helpful, caring and hospitable in every way. Their breakfast is not to be missed. The rooms are fine and decorated quite nicely with modern touches. Their son makes ceramics in town so don't miss seeing Mario. We did and bought a couple pieces. It was sad to leave Casa Alba.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We truly enjoyed the kindness of our hosts and their outstanding welcome. Really amazing breakfast and terrific recommendations for restaurants in Calitigirone. The rooms designed by their architect son, were extra clean modern and comfortable. We could not recommend this B&B more highly. By the way we stayed in the corner room - if this was to be available grab it! Hope you have a nice stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The one thing that sets out the difference between a good stay and a great stay are the staff. Mr and Mrs Alba the owners made my stay feel like home. This is a return trip to Caltagirone last time I was here was 23 yrs ago. It's my parents home town and one which is close to my heart.
Mrs and mrs Alba treated me like a relative and spoilt me with foods which I longed for.. Like fresh warm ricotta for breakfast..not an easy food item to find. Mr Alba would wait outside in the morning for the passing vendor who would deliver the fresh ricotta around the town ..if you missed the ricotta vendor then you miss out for the day. Some mornings mr alba would wait for 40 min to ensure I had warm ricotta for breakfast. This sort of service Is un heard of in todays world.
Apart from that the room was very spacious and a fantastic multi head shower.. A very clean room which was serviced daily. It was also very quite at nights to ensure a good nights sleep.
Location was very favourable walking distance to the historic part of Caltagirone. A stones throw to the most beautiful park in the town villa communale ..this is a must see in the town.
So if you are travelling to Sicily you must stop in caltagirone and stay at B&B Alba you will not regret it .,and get a taste of real old fashioned hospitality..
Mario P
Australia

  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saffron walden
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Just returned from two nights at Casa Alba. What a find! Nothing outside indicates the delights inside. A perfect finish to our Sicilian holiday.
Our room was really rather special - bright, primary colours, super comfortable bed and the most wonderful bathroom, behind a pair of sliding doors. The shower operated on three water settings - a large dustbin like shower head, a hand held shower head and six jets from the walls - all inside a bright and extremely clean cubicle.
Wi-fi code worked efficiently, e-mail messages coming through as soon as we opened the hotel door, to which we had a key so could return at an hour to suit ourselves.
We were looked after so well at the breakfast table, shared with all guests. The hosts were so welcoming and concerned that we should eat a range of the delicious pasteries and fruit. Signora's orange cake was a highlight.
Personal touch was the beer provided in the fridge after it was mentioned that we liked beer. Thank you, very thoughtful and at a low price too.
The restaurant recommendation was spot on too - tasty, "posh" pasta at Le Decanter.
Caltagirone's sights are not immediately obvious but with investigation prove to be abundant in architectural styles.
This is a special place to stay.

Room Tip: There is an outside terrace area too. The April chill and damp prevented our use of it.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bayside, New York, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

When traveling in a foreign country travelers often meet nice people. When we arrived at "B and B Casa Alba Siciliano" and we met the owners, we felt like we met our family. The best bed and bath ever. The owners were wonderful. The rooms are modern, beautiful and clean. The owners prepared the best breakfast ever! And, we met their son who makes beautiful pottery. What more could you possibly want when you are away from home.

B & B Casa Alba Siciliano a Caltagirone
Quando si viaggia in un paese straniero viaggiatori spesso incontrare gente simpatica. Quando siamo arrivati ​​al "B & B Casa Alba Siciliano" e abbiamo incontrato i proprietari, ci siamo sentiti come abbiamo incontrato la nostra famiglia. Il miglior letto e bagno mai. I proprietari erano meraviglioso. Le camere sono moderne, belle e pulite. I proprietari hanno preparato la migliore colazione mai! E, abbiamo

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

A joy to arrive to warm house to a well designed room , a taste of home made candied orange peel and pastry before heading to a local restaurant. A good night's sleep in comfortable bed and a breakfast to be remembered, lovely pastries, good coffee and exellent service.
On top of all even a ride to bus station.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mas de Barberáns, Catalonia, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Be ready to bring up your luggage. There is no elevator. All the house is renovated, big bedrooms and huge bathroom. They didn't change the windows and you can see the noise from the street. Moreover, the B&B is next to a busy street. I don't understand why they didn't change the windows and frames. Good stay. Amazing breakfast with different sweets and tasty sandwiches.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Tapinelle, 1, 95041 Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Caltagirone
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Caltagirone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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