As a basic clean cheap hotel/ hostel room this was fine.
However, the management of it is appalling. We reviewed trip advisor and other sites before choosing it so were prepared in terms of locating the door and that we may need to phone rather than ring.
There are what look like new signs on the main door and street corner which is good but it is not obvious that you have to phone the manager.
We emailed to say we would be arriving at 10. We arrived and rang the bell and then rang the phone number, no answer. Then we rang the phone number again, and again. It became a little worrying. Eventually it was answered, the manager turned up 5 minutes later and apologised for not having heard his phone ring. 20 minutes from when we arrived we got to our room.
During the week we heard numerous people ring the bell, and were embarrassed as we left for our evenings out, to refuse entry to these other guests and try and explain the system as they tried to get hold of the manager. We also heard evidence of double bookings and poor logistics in general, one day there was no breakfast, another it ended an hour early.
His friend/ assistant had very little English apart from! "Cafe, Breakfast, YOU PAY NOW" (shouted) and "card machine broken", the latter seemed very well practiced.
So expect to call, expect to wait, expect to pay in cash and whether you get breakfast in the hotel or a limited version in the cafe opposite or not at all is just a gamble.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B Antico Teatro is ideally located centrally in one of the most beautiful cities of Italy: Catania.Located in a historic building, now thanks to the valuable work of rebuilding the structure, we can speak about the "Antico Teatro" as an exclusive, stylish accommodation in the city center. We treatedall to ensure that your stay is memorable. Comfortably furnished , modern but with class, the Antico Teatro offers spacious rooms kept with care, and really convenient and affordable rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- B&B Antico Teatro Catania, Sicily