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“Good choice for one night in Catania”
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Elios Rooms
Ranked #49 of 314 Catania B&B and Inns
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good choice for one night in Catania”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

The location of the B&B is ok-ish. It is unfortunately not located in the most beautiful part of the city. And if you arrive by car you might have a couple of problems (no private parking and public parking nearby is scarce).
The guy at the reception welcomed us in a friendly manner - he even helped us park the car. He also recommended an excellent restaurant nearby where they sell the biggest pizzas in the world! :)
The rooms were very clean but the showers were super tiny! If you opened them completely there was an opening of about 30 cm to get through. Now, if you're a normal person, it won't give you any problems (you might have to suck your tummy in), but if you're a bit on the heavy side I can imagine you would not fit in there.
The breakfast was limited - toast, ham, cheese, jam and juice. There are only three small tables though (each for two people) so you might have to wait a bit while other people are having breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Location - right in the center of Catania, 2 minutes from Via Etna.
But this is only advantage.

Negative:
1) Noisy bar opposite the windows, can be trouble at night.
2) Shower cabine was made for hobbits (50x50 cm). It was really hard to get there through a 20 cm entry and take the shower.
3) Breakfast was worthless - a couple of dry crisp bread and tasteless coffee, about which I burned my tongue. It would be better if they said, that they do not have breakfast, so it would be more honest.
4) Air conditioner smell unpleasant and rattled very loudly, we can't asleep. The only thing the staff did - tapped it, but the sound did not stop. They said someone would come and fix it, but no one came
4) Unwieldy bunch of three keys
5) They did not accept payment by card, referring to problem with their terminal.
In this case, they did not have change for 500 euro, and they said it is my problem and that I should go to the bank for exchange. What do you think about it?

Room Tip: If you need a room for one night in the city center, this is normal. But no more.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Xaghra, Malta
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for three nights. It is located in the central area of Catania close to the Duomo square and also close to the main bus terminus. I will highly recommend this B&B not only for its location, but also for the service and also the staff was very friendly, especially the lady who served us the breakfast every morning with a smile and with her lovely cappucino!! Ci rivedremo di sicuro la prossima volta :-) !!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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middletown
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51 reviews
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

When you see the sign from the street, you wonder what you will find. A business acquaintance recommended this B and B... Well, you go upstairs to find newly renovated, charming rooms with excellent service and suggestions for site seeing. The owners and the young woman, Carolina I think speak English and are so accommodating and friendly. The rooms are simple, but very clean and comfortable. You are within a couple of blocks of the city center, the fish market, and great restaurants. The only down side was that on Saturday night, the town was rocking and we had to go bed early for an early morning flight. It was a bit noisy. Never mind that though, we'd stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Turin, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2012

it' really a pity, because the kindness of the guests and the place would deserve a higher ranking, but the incredible noise coming from the street has ruined our stay.
Rooms are nice, just renovated and clean. the hosts are very kind and the position is just fantastic, in the center of Catania but a very popular night venue attracted very lousy young people under our window.
So, I'd you're young, ready for nightlife and are planning to come back to sleep VERY late, this place is perfect.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

We stayed in this hotel for couple days and we really enjoyed it. The Hotel is central and even if our room was on a street it was quiet. Our room was spacious, always clean with a very comfortable bed which is very important for me.
Our room was furnished in a modern and tastefull way with warm colours which gave us a comfortable feeling.
The staff is very friendly and helpfull if you have any questions.
I really recommend this place and if i will be in Catania again i would try to book a room at Elios Rooms.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nuremberg, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2011

I had a very good experience during my holidays...I couldn't expect anything better from this hotel!
It was very nice, clean and with very modern furniture!
The people were very friendly and helpful, the location is really central, close to all amenities, shopping area, buses, nightlife, best restaurants and historical sites/buildings.
And, last but not the least, the breakfast was very good both for quantity and quality!
I definetely recommend it to anybody, as it is also cheap !!!
Ich wuerde hier jederzeit wieder kommen!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Elios Rooms
Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 81, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 314 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Elios Rooms 1*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B & B Elios is the perfect place for an unforgettable stay in Catania. Located in the heart of the historic center is housed in the Massa palace, one of the oldest in town. We are in a strategic point, it's only 10 minutes walking from the bus and the train station, and 15/20 minutes driving from the airport. The B&B is located a few step from Via Etnea (main street for your shopping) and the wonderful Bellini Theatre is just around the corner.The rooms are spacious and comfortable, equipped with all comforts: private bathroom, TV, air conditioning and balconies.Friendly and cordial staff will help you for everythings with advices about restaurant and places to see.They will do everything possible, and even more, to make your stay pleasant and relaxing. ... more   less 
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