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B&B GiRo
Ranked #9 of 291 Catania B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“Home, at last!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a small B&B mid-way between Piazza Duomo and the bus station with just 7 to 8 minutes walking to each. Many of Catania's B&Bs are in what were once tenement buildings.
But do not be put off by the grubby exterior at street level. The rooms are peaceful, clean and tastefully modernised (within the last year or so). They are bright and spacious with air conditioning units and balconies onto the streets below. The owner has preserved the baroque carvings in the high ceilings and imaginatively used the original 200 year-old floor tiles as headboards to the beds.
But the star of the show is Roberto, the co-owner, who set out less than a year ago to create a friendly, interesting, family-run B&B. Breakfast in the kitchen with Roberto (and espresso and fresh cannoli each day) is not to be missed! He loves to talk and meet new people, very good with children and is a mine of information about Catania and Sicily. He will also help to organise tours, provide travel information, and generally take care of your needs.
Catania is a noisy, working city and not a tourist trap. It is also a useful springboard for day-trips to Etna, Siracuse, Noto, Taormina etc
The city is really interesting, Roberto is fun, and we extended our stay.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Roberto M, Proprietario at B&B GiRo, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Hi! Thank very much! I didn't expect such a detailed review as yours. Regards to you, D....... and the little and sweet S.......! Hope to see you soon and thanks a lot for your suggestions!
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for just one night whilst visiting Catania over Easter weekend. The B&B is well positioned to see Catania with many restaurants and bars near by. The building itself is very authentic to the area and the rooms were first class. A great breakfast was provided too. 5 star.

Stayed April 2014
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Roberto M, Proprietario at B&B GiRo, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Thank you very much for your review! It was a great pleasure meeting an adventurer like you. Regards and hope to see you soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

I've stayed in this hotel with my girlfriend for three nights and I am struggling to find something wrong. The position is very central and everything you could possibly want to see in Catania is at a walkable distance, the room was very clear and comfortable with a beautiful ceiling and sober decoration, breakfast was delicious with fresh Sicilian sweets every day and Roberto, the owner, was much more then simply friendly. He suggested places we could go to eat and see and he also brought us to airport on our last day. Since the price looks quite cheaper than what seems to be the average in Catania we weren't expecting the incredible quality we were provided with. Giró it's definitely the place to go. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Roberto M, Proprietario at B&B GiRo, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Hi Thank you very much for your review. I'm very happy you've felt like home. As owner of a B&B that's my purpose. Kisses to you and your splendid R.....! Hope to see you soon!
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Regensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

B&B GiRo is located closed to Catania city center - perfect for visiting the old district.
As it is recently open, everything looks gorgeous. Rooms have a beautiful ceiling and are modern decorated with good taste. Breakfast was excellent with Sicilian sweets, croissants, juice, milk and so on.
Roberto, owner of the B&B, help us a lot with recommendation, ideas and in general tries hard to make our stay a nice and pleasant experience.
I would warmly recommend this B&B to everybody which want to visit Catania!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Roberto M, Proprietario at B&B GiRo, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Hi, thank you very much for your fantastic review! It was a great pleasure to meet and spend time with you, Cec.... and our hungarian friends. Thank you and hope to see you soon....
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Zevenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

I've stayed at this hotel and just everything was perfect.
The owner was an unbelievable friendly guy. He brought us croissants and typical Sicilian cannoli for breakfast everyday and even invited us for a lovely Italian dinner.

I can't believe that we had to pay such a small amount of money for the quality we received byRoberto (the owner).

The room was clean, modern and had some fantastic details like wooden panels/doors to the balcony (where you had a amazing view over Catania) and a beautiful ceiling of stone with some amazing ''art details'' in it.

I'll come back to this hotel for sure!

Thank you Roberto!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Roberto M, Proprietario at B&B GiRo, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you very much for this review! It was a big pleasure for me to meet kind persons like you and your brother. Thanks a lot and hope to see you soon...
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Zevenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

Me and my brother stayed for 5 nights in the B&B GiRò, while we were discovering Sicily. The B&B is really in the heart of Catania, which makes the location perfect. Everything (monuments, restaurants, little cafes, shops) is just a few steps away. The owner of the B&B is an incredibly kind person, who will provide you of a complete breakfast including juices, milk, bread, croissants, cornflakes, homemade marmelade and Sicilian sweets. The service was without a doubt excellent. Although you're in the centre of Catania, you can sleep very well in the B&B. The beds are good and the room isn't noisy. The room looks really luxurious, thanks to the new and stylish furniture and the beautiful ceiling. Everything is new and clean, so also the hygiene is perfect. I would honoustly not know a single point of criticism... All I can say is that I would highly recommend this B&B... and that me and my brother would definitely come back here, when returning to Sicily.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Roberto M, Proprietario at B&B GiRo, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi guys! Thank you very much for your review! It's really much more than I expected. I hope to see you soon! And W the songs of Alan S......., the best italian singer!
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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We just came back from our holidays in Sicily and I should say that the most wonderful and memorable night was in Catania where we stayed at the bed and breakfast Girò. The owner Roberto was very kind and although He doesn't speak well English we could understand all his important information to visit the lovely city. The BB is brain new, elegant, clean and really situated in the hearth of the city, near by the Duomo and the main street. I recommend this place to Everybody who wish to stay in Catania.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Roberto M, Proprietario at B&B GiRo, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for your splendid review! See you soon!
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Property: B&B GiRo
Address: Via Antonino di Sangiuliano 82, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #9 of 291 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
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Number of rooms: 3
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