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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We recently stayed 5 nights at the slightly quirky but very clean '5 Balconi', situated maybe 6 kms from the airport and 10 minutes leisurely walk into the central historical parts of town. The owners, Christina and Rob were very friendly and so helpful every time we needed help or local advice. Their knowledge of local cuisine and "Guide to...

2Thank pcrman
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Loved the place, really great view of city from balcony, hosts LOVELY, Cristina gave me some brilliant recommendations and sorted me out with my Etna tour and free ride to airport - legend. Apparently I have to write 200 characters.... Here's space filling....

Thank Frances S
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Without any exaggeration, this is THE place to stay if you visit Catania. The hosts Rob and Christina are the most welcoming and warm hosts that you can ask for. They are literally the perfect balance between being attentive and at your service without being overbearing! The area of which the B&B is situated is central and geniually Sicilien, which...

2Thank Malin B
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I loved my stay at this B&B. The space has a great feel-kind of a mix of victorian/ mediterranean with just the right combination of rustic Italian and comfort. The location is good-about a 5 minute walk to the fish market. The other guests that came and went during my 4 day stay were always friendly and interesting. The couple...

1Thank SethJacob
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The quirky bed and breakfast is located in the centre of historic Catania. Welcomed by a freshly squeezed juice and a lot of tips/information on what to see, where to go, what to eat. Rob and Christina make you very welcome and you feel like home! They could not do enough for you, they even sorted our taxi to the...

1Thank James G
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We sent a wonderful week at 5 Balcony at the beginning of February, at the time of the St Agata festival . The B&B is wonderful, quirky and very authentic. It’s very close to the city centre, the fish market and the castle as well as local restaurants. We were initially in one of the front bedrooms, and were able...

1Thank Shullie H
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights at 5 Balconi and it really is the perfect place to stay if you want to experience authentic Sicily. It is located close to the wonderful markets and the castle and you really feel like you are right in the centre of It all. The B&B is clean and comfortably and Rob and Cristina are the...

1Thank DibleyDog
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Authentic, friendly and relaxing, this B & B oozes Sicilian charm, beauty and first class hospitality. Amidst beautiful furnishings that offer an elegant flavour, including breakfast that comes fresh from the local market, we are given an unforgettable stay with wonderfully welcoming hosts who know all there is to know about Catania & Sicily. The B & B has plenty...

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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

All what was stated about the hospitality is definitely true, but all rooms are facing to a very hectic road that doesn't calm down at all during the night. If you're not prepared to wear earplugs you might have a problem....

1Thank Christian M
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 24 December 2015

We spent an unforgettable week in Sicily. We have wonderful memories about our vacation and the hosts Christina and Rob added a lot to it! We felt ourselves as a part of a family in an extraordinary apartment. We had a feeling as we would have seen old good friends again after many years. They provided excellent breakfast, recommended good...

Thank Szilvia M

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Cristina (Sicilian) and Rob (English) welcome you to the "5 Balconi Bed & Breakfast," a sunny palazzo built in the 1800's, with lots of color, character and charm. We are situated in the historic heart of Catania, in the quarter of the famous fish market and right above the 13th Century Ursino Castle, which dominates the piazza and gardens of Federico di Svevia. Here you can wine and dine "al fresco" on delicious typical dishes at very reasonable prices, while soaking up the atmosphere of an authentic Sicilian quarter. We offer elegant & luxurious rooms to accommodate singles, doubles, triples, with inter-connecting family rooms for up to 5 people. All have 5 metre high domed ceilings and chandeliers, very comfortable beds with mosquito nets, duvets in winter and flowering balconies of iron and marble.NB: Fresh linen/towels, air conditioning & heating are standard in all the rooms.Wi-Fi, iron & ironing board, a fridge, chilled mineral water, organic biscuits & tea/coffee making facilities are also available for guests, any time and free of charge. We also provide a list of our recommended restaurants, local information & book excursions to the volcano.Our breakfasts are nutritious and delicious and can be taken in your room or in the communal dining area.NB: We serve locally produced organic oranges, bread & marmalades. Savoury breakfast alternatives are available for guests who don't have 'a sweet tooth'. We are only 10 mins. By bus/car from the airport, a 20 min. Walk to a golden sandy beach and a convenient base for exploring the East coast of the island (Taormina, Etna, Siracusa, Pantalica & Enna are all within 1 hours drive).Parking is free, infront of the B&B and in the surrounding streets. We are situated on the 2nd floor and have a lift for our guests comfort and convenience. A City Tax of €1-00 per person, per night, up to a maximum of 3 nights, is payable on departure. ... more   less 

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Address: Via Plebiscito 133, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Price Range: RM241 - RM299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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