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Villa Del Bosco Hotel
Ranked #19 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Impressive hotel and exceptional staff. Definitely a great place to stay at. Breakfast was ample and delicious and the suite was lovely and beautifully designed. My only complaints are no kettle in the room (albeit there being a coffee machine), it's quite a let down for the tea lovers. Apart from this, everything else was pretty exceptional.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Located in Catania, we were travelling with cars, so I was looking at a hotel with a good reputation and with no problems of parking, so I opted for this hotel, and I'm glad I did.

Parking is easy, either opposite the hotel or round the corner. We had booked a quadraple room, and what we were given was a surprise. They gave us the gold suite, a beautifully designed room with bar area, bid bathroom with rain water, round bed, large tv and an amazing terrace that includes Jacuzzi. For what we paid, this was a deal of a lifetime. The terrace needs some refurbishment, especially on the parque, however it's still beautiful, a perfect place to relax, with a good view.

Breakfast was very good when comparing to other hotels in Italy. It included cheese, ham, cured ham, cereals, juice ecc. They also offer a selection of sweets like cornetto, crostata and others, and the sweets here are delicous, much more than I expected. The rooms were clean and the hotel offers fast connection free wi-fi.

Staff was helpful whenever we asked for something.

The hotel also has a restaurant, and altough not bad, I wasn't impressed with the quality they offer.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank noble-taste
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I stayed one night at Villa Del Bosco on a tour. There are two main buildings: original and new modern. Both have guest rooms. The foyer, seating areas, small bar, and restaurant are the original and tastefully decorated. I loved the view of the sea from the restaurant. Guiseppe, bartender, was very friendly and efficient.

My room in the new section had a jacuzzi tub and modern sink. The room was in palettes of black, gray, silver, with a silver metal wall. Very different. I had a problem with a lack of outlets for charging electronics. None worked with any of my assortment of converters. However, they are quick to ask to change my room, but I had already unpacked and settled in for one night.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Villa del Bosco is just a perfect place for holiday in Sicily . good position to travel around the country and Catania, cosy rooms in contemporary and vintage style , great service, perfect food in the Michelin star restaurant ,<please try the Mezzaluni con pistacchi >, very friendly and helpful staff. We booked this place again for this season ...

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Liked everything, I highly recommend this hotel.very convenient location, excellent service, design, cozy rooms,good food, friendliness and responsiveness of the staff is great! it was an absolutely fantastic experience.Next time only in this hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Rooms on upper floor had no windows. They had a skylight that my husband had to stand on a chair and use a hanger to open it. Once opened we went to put our bag on the bed and there were bugs crawling all over the bed. We were told by the staff they couldn't move us because there were no rooms. We called our tour director and after looking at our bed he told the staff we could not stay in that room. They moved us to a small building across from the front of the hotel to a horrible room with no shower. Bathing was a real challenge. No bugs in that bed. A week later we met a couple in Rome that had just come from that hotel and they stayed in a different part of the hotel. They also had bugs in their bed. The hotel would not give them another room and just sprayed the bed and put new sheets on it. The staff kept saying their hotel was clean. If you don't want to bring bugs home with you stay somewhere else.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Hotel was in a very good position to travel around Catania.
Gentil staff... Specially the receptionist Antonio and the waiter Gian Luca.
Very good restaurant for a hotel.
The rooms were a bit dark, but very modern as described on hotel's website.
Not big but beautiful pool.
Amazing international breakfast, I think is the only hotel that serves you eggs and bacon for breakfast in Sicily.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Villa Del Bosco Hotel

Address: Via del Bosco 62, 95125 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Catania
#14 Luxury Hotel in Catania
Price Range: $74 - $444 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Del Bosco Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One Hotel, two souls: the charm and the contemporary design… Situated at the top end of Via Etnea, the major street of the city, is a unique structure for character and atmosphere, the expression of a perfect blending between the opulent luxury of an old 19th century house and the more up-to-date area combining every comfort and exclusive design.Hydromassage tubs or showers, LCD TV, internet wi-fi and Sky pay-per-view are the standard for the 52 rooms. ... more   less 
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Villa Del Bosco Hotel Catania, Sicily

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