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5 Balconi

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed March 31, 2011

I almost don't want to review this B&B, it's so great i don't want everybody to know about it so i can go back there when i'm in Catania again!!! There are only 4 or 5 rooms, all decorated with a lot of taste and Rob and Cristina make you feel at home instantly. It's almost as if we were...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed March 12, 2011

The best reason for staying in 5 Balconi is to meet Rob, the owner, who is the nicest and most helpful person we met during 3 weeks in Sicily. 5 Balconi is family friendly unlike most other places we have stayed during our visit in Sicily. Sicily is a perfect island for holidays, but unfortunately quite uncomfortable for a young...

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New York, NY
Reviewed February 22, 2011

While traveling through Sicily this February, we always looked for interesting places to stay in locations that made exploration by foot easy. I cannot overstate how well 5 Balconi fit the bill. The room is delightful and we had a gorgeous view of the street from our balcony. Our stay coincided with the feast of Sant'Agata and the parade passed...

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Paris, France
Reviewed February 21, 2011

This hotel is gorgeous, rooms are decorated with taste and the atmosphere is great. The view is so nice, you can stay half an hour on balcony just looking on crazy sicilian way to drive or Catania's dolce vita, and watch the Etna !!! Rob (the owner) is such an amazing guy, he gives you the best adresses to eat...

Thank clemdemille
Reviewed February 20, 2011

We visited Catania during the days of the religious festival of Saint Agata. We chose this B&B ran by Rob. Its location is very central, few steps away from the famous fish market. We felt welcomed and Rob is a very special person. The colors used in the B&B added atmosphere to our stay, the breakfast is very good. We...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 25, 2011

An atmosphere of calm and peace exists at 5 Balconi B&B. It surely must be the cleanest and most charming bed and breakfast in Sicily and in such an interesting location. I stayed for 3 nights in room 2 and was so impressed with the luxurious surroundings and with the warmth and knowledge of Rob, the owner, who was such...

1Thank deeandr
Reviewed January 13, 2011

The best hostel. The owner Rob is very calm and positive. The location is close to some of the best places and bars. Rob really can give you a nice advice where to go and what to eat :)

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 28, 2010

Cristina and Rob are just amazing. The place, so beautiful. The rooms and breakfast are perfect. We have been unlucky with the weather during our trip but very happy to find this place. We recommand hit for everyone !

Thank fanny098
Limassol, Cyprus
Reviewed October 4, 2010

This wonderful, charming B & B is exactly as shown in the photos and more!!! Colorful with the personal touch and taste of both the hosts who have created this space on their own. We stayed around 23 Sep and the cost was 50 Euro per per room per day, the best price ever! The decor and warm vibe of...

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Reviewed July 30, 2010

We spend several days at 5 balconi in Catania. The hosts are ever so helpful and relaxed. The rooms are absolutly beautiful and tasteful,-plus you get your own balconi with view. The bathroom is shared but on all my trips I've rarely had the pleasure of such a clean place. And you have free Wifi. 5balconi is in perfect location...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $46 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We stayed in a huge room. Bathrooms are shared but don't be put off by this, you would miss a treat.”
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“All have great views!”
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