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Bianca B&B and Apartments
Ranked #33 of 331 Catania B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 7, 2013

When visiting Catania and you need a comfortable accommodation centrally located with hosts caring for you, Bianca B&B is number one! What we appreciated most of all was the friendliness of Lea and Francesco. It is their home and they welcome you as their personal guests. How often do you experience that? We got not only a room, but a bedroom, a living room and a nice bathroom, all en suite and with lots of space. When you look at the price, this offer is a bargain! The breakfast served in their kitchen is wonderful, and you get whatever you demand. When planning trips, be it in Catania or in the nearby towns or Etna, you get very skilled help in selecting what to see and how to get around. We were helped even with transfer from the airport and back, where they called on their own chauffeur. Excellent service! When dining out you also get recommendations for nearby restaurants. Our favorite was Il Mare. Don't miss it. Concluding remark: Bianca B&B has charm, personal care and excellent rooms. You will probably not find anything like this in any 'star rated' hotel. Our warmest recommendation!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

The location of this B&B is perfect. It's close to the Duomo and the bus stop for buses to Siracusa and Agrigento are a stone's throw away. Our room was more a one-bedroom suite with a living and dining area that came in handy for an indoor picnic meal. Lea had thoughtfully given us this room with a separate entrance because one of us was allergic to cats. The decor is mostly modern with a touch of bold colour that gives the rooms character. The building is old so the slow drainage in the shower is something you just have to take into your stride as is some of the noise from the buidling's water pump system that supplies water to the apartments.

What sets Bianca B&B apart, though, are really the owners, Lea and Francesco. They are warm, genuine and extremely helpful people. As others have mentioned, Lea will sit you down when you arrive and orient you, giving you some incredible food recommendations along the way. (Their map is excellent by the way.) Throughout our stay, both Lea and Francesco were always patient with our queries and extremely kind. One of my best memories of our stay in Catania will be hanging out in their cheerful and funky kitchen chatting with Lea about food and the experience of running a B&B, with Francesco grinning quietly in the background.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed in the apartment which was lovely, big, roomy, and well located to get to the best bars and restaurants. But the best thing about staying here is Leah. She just loves being helpful! She was amazing at giving us recommendations for places to go for the rest of our trip and then even researched where to stay and called up and booked them all for us while we enjoyed coffee and cakes and a lovely conversation. We only stayed in Catania for two days but would have happily stayed longer and next time we'll stay in the B&B proper so we can spend more time with Leah. Thanks for a brilliant stay!

Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

This place lives up to its reviews. Unfortunately we were only here for one night but with the recommendations of our hosts we were able to make the most of our visit. The B&B is well situated for the sites of Catania (near Piazza del Duomo) and a choice of cafe and restaurants. Our room was nicely decorated (almost quirky) with great views of the city. Both Lea and Francisco were very friendly and helpful, and very enthusiastic hosts. Hopefully we will be able to return some day for a longer visit.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We only had one night in this great B&B. It is in historical building and the B&B is on the 3d floor. Wat a nice accomodation. Beautiful designed with all nice details in the rooms. Lea and Francesco are so helpful and they had a good suggestion for a restaurant( Il Mare). Great place to go. The beakfast is sweet and European( so with cheese and ham). Very well prepared. The location is perfect o explore the highlights of Catania. Perect for us, because we had only one day.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Bianca's gives you a great location, a spacious, lovely room, a very good breakfast (changed to suit your taste if you wish), free internet, and all at a very fair price. Also, Lea and Francesco are very friendly, very helpful hosts, ready to provide information about bus and train times for your trips, and reliable recommendations for restaurants (the Royal Ceres in particular). Why stay anywhere else?

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We had a very nice two nights at this b&b. We booked a room with it's own bath and it was very clean and spacious. The owners of b&b were very pleasant with us and our small daughters. It's just 5 minutes from Duomo square or Bellini theather. So if you go to Catania - this place is very nice for staying. Although I can say that the mattress was too soft and the breakfast was a little bit poor (may me it seemed to me after Dusseldorf) but the same was is always in Italy.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Bianca B&B and Apartments

Address: Piazza San Placido 3, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 331 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range: $67 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bianca B&B and Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The b&b Bianca is located in the historical center of Catania, in Piazza San Placido square, next to the dome and very close to all the most important monuments and interests of the city.The apartment is on the 3rd floor (with elevator) of a 700 century building. The view on the etna, and sea, the architecture and history of the building make it special and charming. The rooms are all bright and wide, equipped with every comfort.Bathroom, air condition, internet wi-fi in every room.Lea, Francesco, Bianca e Memole will welcome you at home.They will always be happy to talk about the city, give you informations and help you with organizing tours on the etna or cities around Catania (like taormina, siracusa etc. )They will take care of their guests and prepare a good breakfast every morning, the right start for a good day in Sicily! ... more   less 
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