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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed our stay with Rob & Christina. We had the room shown in the AirBNB advert and it was large, comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were excellent and a great opportunity to converse with the other guests & hosts. Rob & Christina were fountains of information and advice on where to visit or eat; the recommended list... More 

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Bolinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a little more than two weeks in the 5 Balconi. Very nice people, beautiful rooms with balconies overlooking a vibrant city street. The owners are hip and knowledgeable and really work hard to make everything nice for their guests. Also, the location is perfect for wandering the city and catching many of the buses to nearby places like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 5 balconi based on good reviews online, and we weren't disappointed. We arrived very late in the evening but we're still greeted warmly. The B&B is quirky and artistic, and really adds to an authentic experience of Sicilian city living in a beautiful old apartment block. The breakfast is a unique experience, dependent on the other guests staying... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This basic but child friendly B&B is ideally located in Catania centre near the Museo Civico, the fish market and Piazza del Duomo. It is just 10 mins drive to the airport. We were given a very warm welcome by Ninni, a charming, helpful and caring host.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Excellent hosts with great recommendations for things to do/eat/drink in Catania and the surrounding area. Always helped out very quickly when wanting to book things or ask about bus times etc. They even phoned around lots of Etna tour groups very last minute for us to find a space. Great breakfast ready for us when we wanted everyday. Excellent excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We recently stayed 5 nights at the slightly quirky but very clean '5 Balconi', situated maybe 6 kms from the airport and 10 minutes leisurely walk into the central historical parts of town. The owners, Christina and Rob were very friendly and so helpful every time we needed help or local advice. Their knowledge of local cuisine and "Guide to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Loved the place, really great view of city from balcony, hosts LOVELY, Cristina gave me some brilliant recommendations and sorted me out with my Etna tour and free ride to airport - legend. Apparently I have to write 200 characters.... Here's space filling....

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Without any exaggeration, this is THE place to stay if you visit Catania. The hosts Rob and Christina are the most welcoming and warm hosts that you can ask for. They are literally the perfect balance between being attentive and at your service without being overbearing! The area of which the B&B is situated is central and geniually Sicilien, which... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I loved my stay at this B&B. The space has a great feel-kind of a mix of victorian/ mediterranean with just the right combination of rustic Italian and comfort. The location is good-about a 5 minute walk to the fish market. The other guests that came and went during my 4 day stay were always friendly and interesting. The couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The quirky bed and breakfast is located in the centre of historic Catania. Welcomed by a freshly squeezed juice and a lot of tips/information on what to see, where to go, what to eat. Rob and Christina make you very welcome and you feel like home! They could not do enough for you, they even sorted our taxi to the... More 

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Cristina (Sicilian) and Rob (English) welcome you to the "5 Balconi Bed & Breakfast," a sunny palazzo built in the 1800's, with lots of color, character and charm. We are situated in the historic heart of Catania, in the quarter of the famous fish market and right above the 13th Century Ursino Castle, which dominates the piazza and gardens of Federico di Svevia. Here you can wine and dine "al fresco" on delicious typical dishes at very reasonable prices, while soaking up the atmosphere of an authentic Sicilian quarter. We offer elegant & luxurious rooms to accommodate singles, doubles, triples, with inter-connecting family rooms for up to 5 people. All have 5 metre high domed ceilings and chandeliers, very comfortable beds with mosquito nets, duvets in winter and flowering balconies of iron and marble.NB: Fresh linen/towels, air conditioning & heating are standard in all the rooms.Wi-Fi, iron & ironing board, a fridge, chilled mineral water, organic biscuits & tea/coffee making facilities are also available for guests, any time and free of charge. We also provide a list of our recommended restaurants, local information & book excursions to the volcano.Our breakfasts are nutritious and delicious and can be taken in your room or in the communal dining area.NB: We serve locally produced organic oranges, bread & marmalades. Savoury breakfast alternatives are available for guests who don't have 'a sweet tooth'. We are only 10 mins. By bus/car from the airport, a 20 min. Walk to a golden sandy beach and a convenient base for exploring the East coast of the island (Taormina, Etna, Siracusa, Pantalica & Enna are all within 1 hours drive).Parking is free, infront of the B&B and in the surrounding streets. We are situated on the 2nd floor and have a lift for our guests comfort and convenience. A City Tax of €1-00 per person, per night, up to a maximum of 3 nights, is payable on departure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 5 Balconi

Address: Via Plebiscito 133, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Price Range: $60 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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