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Da Gianni e Lucia Rooms
Ranked #167 of 339 Catania B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Owner is very kind, just there during remodeling , so my 84 year old mother stayed at the other end of the building. Very good breakfast and good directions. The beds and linens were clean, I slept very well. the shower was not draining well when we were there. Nice view of the center plaza.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Gianluca was at the B&B to meet us, and upon arrival he gave us the choice of two rooms, one facing the street and the other facing the courtyard. We picked the latter and it was quiet and had a nice balcony (which I am sure in the summer would be a great little extra space).

The room itself was OK - adequate for the price but on the small side, compared to other rooms we stayed in Sicily. Furnishings from Ikea (if you prefer more imaginative decor, try the B&B called BAD in Catania, also in the city center). The shower was rather flimsy and did not drain very well.

Gianluca gave us some nice restaurant suggestions. One thing I disliked was that the price he originally quoted over the phone was 50 euros, and then when it came time to pay, another 3 euros were added for "council tax". It's a small price difference but nevertheless, I would have preferred to know the actual total price beforehand. I should add that this was the only B&B we stayed at in Sicily where the tax was not included in the room price.

Our flight was early so we did not get a chance to try their breakfast. The nice thing is that they offer a "no breakfast" option which was 5 euros cheaper.

Overall, an OK place to stay but nothing to write home about.

Room Tip: rooms facing the courtyard are quieter
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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toncelli, Direttore at Da Gianni e Lucia Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2012

Dear customer
Part of our job is to deal with people, and not all the time this is an easy job.
if we can it is a pleasure to give you a choice in between different rooms, and I would say it is an extra but if people choose the one that at the end they do not like can it be our fault?
The reason why the shower was not draining is cause The customer left the room with an huge damage to the idraulic system
From September 2011 there is a council tax to pay of 1,50€ per person considering I discount the price of 5€ at the end you save 2 €
Sorry you did not like the place,Thanks to be here

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Reviewed December 15, 2011

The hotel was really good. Very pleasure personal. Good room. Good vie from window. But too much noise. Problem was with parking and dinner.

Room Tip: If you travel with car never take the room in center. In Sunday, about 6pm ALL of restaurant and caf...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

B&B da Gianni e Lucia is centrally located .We stayed there for three days it is corner with Via Etnea and close to a large openair market, the room was air conditioned with TV, large bathroom , very clean and silent , good breakfast & Gianluca the owner is very friendly and helpful, I will defintly return

Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

If you wish to discover Catania, you have to stay at B&B da Gianni e Lucia. It's really nice, and well located. From this place, you can walk to the market fish, piazza duomo etc etc... It's only 10min by foot.
And Gianluca will always give you the good indications to eat, or to buy some souvenir.
Finally, I strongly recomend you to have a break at this place !

Room Tip: Rooms near the kitchen are quieter and rooms have a more beautiful view
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

The hotel is an excellent location close to all amenities, restaurants, sites, station, etc. The room was perfectly adequate and clean. The owner, Gianluca, speaks very good English and is a wonderful host. His knowledge of the area and where to visit is first class and was always ready and willing to help. I would certainly visit this hotel again and would recommend it to anyone visiting Catania.

Room Tip: Room overlooking the courtyard was away from the road. No swimming pool or spa so cannot comment.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

We visited this hotel in September-October 2011. The hotel is situated near to airport (20 minutes by taxi), it is in the centre of the city, bus station and railway station are close to the hotel. It's very easy to reach all sights of Catania, Etna and most historical sight on the east of Sicily. Rooms are not so big but comfortable. There you have everything you need. The owner of the hotel Gianni is responsive and always ready to help. We advise this hotel to anyone who is going to visit Catania.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Da Gianni e Lucia Rooms

Address: Piazza Stesicoro 59, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Formerly B&B da Gianni e Lucia)
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #167 of 339 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range: $39 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Da Gianni e Lucia Rooms 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An incredible place where all is good. Central position, big rooms, all with inside bathroom. INTERNET WIRELESS. KInd and available personnel make the difference. We have 3 rooms on the square with balcony (room for 5 people, or 4 and double) and 3 inside rooms (room for 3 people, double and twin). Tourist information of any kind.Small or continental breakfast served on request. Very close to all. detto da un catanese siamo nel cuore di Catania wi-fi,bagno,aria condizionata e asciugacapelli in tutte le camere 1,1 km dalla stazione dei treni e dei bus 30 minuti dall'aereoportopersonale a disposizione per informazioni di ogni genere cornetti e caffè fresco semplice e sincero il B&B che ti farà sorridere ... more   less 
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