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B&B Residenza Umberto
Ranked #47 of 301 Catania B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
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“Total disappointment”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

B&B Residenza Umberto is one of the worst hotels I have ever been to. After a five-hour-flight we had to stay in front of the hotel for twenty minutes waiting for the owner who opened the door!
We had a room with NO WINDOW (only an interior window) and a terrible bathroom. I saw the representative of the owner only twice,to get to the hotel and pay the bill. Although the big advantage is the location in the centre of the town.
I can't say that this hotel is a nightmare but it's very bad.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Valletta, Malta
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

B & B Residenza Umberto is a very clean B & B. We stayed at for 5 nights during the Feast of St. Agatha. It is within walking distance to all the main sights. Very good price and water, milk, juice and coffee are available throughout the day. Thanks for your hospitality

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Valletta, Malta
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 16, 2014

very clean and nicely decorated. It's really a good option if you decide to stay in Catania. Good location – close to the main street via Etnea and only 15 mins to the cathedral. Internet connection quick. Breakfast – coffee excellent , didn't try croissants as were pre-packed . The Owner is very nice and accommodating.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Msida, Malta
1 review
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed only one night but everything was great and location is very good,walking distance from main shopping street via Etna and view from balcony at beautiful Bellini garden!Also just around the corner there is catania market with local wines,fish,cheese and meat.We didnt know that there is a roof terrace,so that was a nice surprise as well.big thanx to owner

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
1 review
Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place was very nice and clean, good location in the centre of the city, lovely atmosfere, also, good value for money. The staff was also friendly and helpful, the only disadvantage that there were no reception inside the B&B and we had to call by phone to get the keys. However, I would give my best recomendations.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Gildo - the owner of this unusual hotel was very kind. Water, even milk or juice, eventually coffee are available throughout the day for free. The whole equipment gives more luxurious feel. Thank you Gildo - Jaroslav and Svetlana Krulik. July 2013

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

When you see it from the outside you will never imagine what beauty is waiting for you inside. Very tastefully decorated rooms with high ceilings with stucco works combined with modern furniture. The place is very clean and comfortable.
Laying in the city center you can easily walk to the main attraction points, but of course it makes it difficult to get there by car.

The owners are really friendly and helpful.

The breakfast is on self-service base: the good thing is you can have it whenever you want, the less good thing is that fresh-made things such as cornetti are missing here.

The only negative point is the noise: it's located on the main street so you can hear the traffic. And the isolation is not so good: you can hear other guests coming in or their alarm clock ringing in their room.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: B&B Residenza Umberto
Address: Via Umberto 78, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 301 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — B&B Residenza Umberto 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The B&B Residenza Umberto, opened in December 2012, is located in a beautiful apartment totally renovated in Via Umberto I in the heart of the city of Catania.. The rooms are all air conditioned, with private bathroom and LCD TV to make sure that you can enjoy a pleasant and relaxing stay. A few steps from the famous Bellini Garden, a park of 700 which extends over 70 hectares donated to the city of Catania by Prince Ignazio Paternò Castello and Via Etnea course, the parlor of Catania. All around it is bustling with shops, bakeries, bookstores, pubs and restaurants.. Staying at B&B Residenza Umberto will also be easy to reach the Palace of Science and Villa Cerami respectively the faculties of Economics and the Faculty of Law, University of Catania, the ruins of ancient Catania, Teatro Massimo Bellini, the Botanical Gardens and yet the ancient greek theater, the birthplace of the composer Vincenzo Bellini, the characteristic fish market, the home of writer Giovanni Verga and anything else the wonderful city of Catania has to offer and to display. ... more   less 
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