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“Amazing B&B, the Globetrotter Catania knows how to host!”

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Bed & Breakfast Globetrotter Catania
Ranked #4 of 314 Catania B&B and Inns
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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing B&B, the Globetrotter Catania knows how to host!”
Reviewed June 3, 2011

What a place, good value, excellent central location and fabulous staff. This Bed and Breakfast has it all. Beautiful rooms, a varied breakfast, very helpful staff and reccomendations. Located in the heart of Catania, Sicily right next to the Duomo and the market. It is located down an enchanting alley away from then noise of this bustling, exciting city.
Top marks for hospitality and Sicily generally. A great get-away!
An extended thankyou.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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San Francisco
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98 reviews
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

I am a bit bewildered about the stellar reviews. The hosts are friendly enough, and the location is quite good, but the sleeping environment was very poor.

Our room was extremely small, so small that the double bed was pushed against one wall.

The bed is actually some kind of wood box with a couple of inches of padding on it. It is not a mattress and was quite uncomfortable.

All night we repeatedly heard a whistle followed by something mechanical spinning up. This happened approximately every fifteen minutes all night long.

The shower was extremely small and the hook that should hold the showerhead was broken.

Breakfast was good enough and they make good coffee.

Upon checkout they encountered difficulty with their credit card machine. These quickly resolved themselves when I declined to go to an ATM.

All of this said, I do not know if you can get better in Catania for less money.

Room Tip: Room 4 is not recommended.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed May 9, 2011

I stayed here for a few days at the beginning of May and had a wonderful time. The staff were open, enthusiastic and willing to advise and help with my stay and they really made my time here worthwhile. The location of Globetrotters is in walking distance of all the central sights of Catania, and the rooms were spacious, clean and excellent value for money. Etna is also easily accessible, and Catania itself is a beautiful city. I would highly recommend Globetrotters to anyone looking for a place to stay during their time in Sicily, and cannot speak highly enough of the warm and welcoming atmosphere there.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2011

Lovely place, great location, so easy to see Catania from here. The room I had was nice and a comfortable futon. Only problem was the noise. My room ( no.1 ) had a Public access computer directly outside bedroom door, and a very noisy stairway to awake you everytime someone passes. Also if you fancy a sleep in, take your earplugs, as breakfast starts early!! Wifi works very well and Silvia who checked us in was very helpful and well informed. She also recommended a wonderful restaurant that was certainly a highlight of our stay!! Also, car parking on the street surrounding is free!

  • Stayed April 2011
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

I stayed here 3 weeks last fall and liked it so much I returned for 2 weeks this spring. It is minutes from Piazza Duomo, all kinds of restaurants and a great location. The staff is simply wonderful and will help you with any request! They will go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful experience in Catania. Breakfast is great with the freshest rolls from a nearby bakery. The cappuchino is the only way to start your day. My room was very comforable, and I had a private bath, daily maid service, clean sheets and towels every 3 days and kitchen priviledges. Also, the famous market for fruits, vegetables, meats and fish is 30 seconds away - a good way to pick up something for dinner or lunch. Don't forget the wine! I stayed here while attending Italian language school and cannot think of a better place to be than Globetrotter. I plan to return in the spring.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed April 17, 2011

The place was cozy and people very friendly.
Didnt stay in the usual hostel rooms because they were full and thus we were provided with accommodation that is usually meant for people who study italian in Catania. So once more, very helpful and friendly people there!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

Globetrotters is a little gem of a place with super friendly staff who go our of their way to make you feel at home. Our room was very comfortable (up a narrow, winding stairway) -nice & sunny with a big bed. But the real draw here is the staff who are always available to answer any questions and who create a relaxed atmosphere where guests can feel free to hang out in the Reception area and chat.

One tip: If having Wifi access in the room is an issue for you ask for a lower level room since Wifi does not reach to the higher floors. (If Wifi is not accessible in your room, note that the breakfast table is always available to guests, and a good place to check email.)

P.S. Don't miss the wild and crazy Catania fish market!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bed & Breakfast Globetrotter Catania

Property: Bed & Breakfast Globetrotter Catania
Address: Vicolo della Lanterna 14, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 314 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bed & Breakfast Globetrotter Catania 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B&B Catania Globetrotter is an antique building that has been recently renovated. It’s located in the historical center of Catania, in Sicily, between the old fish market and Ursino castle, 200m from the Dome, cathedral and Via Etnea. You will find a hotel quality and warm homely atmosphere. Globetrotter B & B is within walking distance from main monuments, restaurants, pubs, and discos. The BnB is 15 minutes from the airport by car and 5 minutes from railway station and port. Our rooms are very comfortable with the following facilities: en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, TV, DVD, free wireless, regular internet, and hairdryer. Our b&b rents independent apartments in Sicily. They have kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, TV, DVD, HiFi, internet Wifi and hairdryer in the historical center of Catania. ... more   less 
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