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Colden, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rob and Christina are charming hosts. Their breakfasts are terrific. The location is near the castle. The only negative is that our bathroom was not en suite. The price was very reasonable, and our room was very charming. You will be happy you stayed here.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Frankly we only stayed in a Catania b and b to facilitate our flight the next day as it is fairly convenient for the airport. So we arrived mid evening and left early morning before normal breakfast time. Rob, a fellow Brit and fellow former South London resident did everything possible to make our stay as pleasant and trouble-free as...

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Wateringen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Our holiday in Sicily was truly kickstarted by Rob an Christina who own 5-balcony b&b. Both were enormous welcoming, available at any time and eager to tell us all the whereabouts and hidden secrets of Catania and further inwards Sicily. Apart from the hosts the rooms are absolutely wonderful with its 5m(!) high ceilings!!

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The location is good, quite close to the citycentre. The rooms itself are AMAZING, so beautiful. Actually the whole bed and breakfast is decorated with so much style and everything is really clean. The breakfast is big and really tasty. The highlight for us were for sure the owners; Rob and Cristina thank you for your warm welcome, help and...

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay with Rob & Christina. We had the room shown in the AirBNB advert and it was large, comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were excellent and a great opportunity to converse with the other guests & hosts. Rob & Christina were fountains of information and advice on where to visit or eat; the recommended list...

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Bolinas, California
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I spent a little more than two weeks in the 5 Balconi. Very nice people, beautiful rooms with balconies overlooking a vibrant city street. The owners are hip and knowledgeable and really work hard to make everything nice for their guests. Also, the location is perfect for wandering the city and catching many of the buses to nearby places like...

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We visited 5 balconi based on good reviews online, and we weren't disappointed. We arrived very late in the evening but we're still greeted warmly. The B&B is quirky and artistic, and really adds to an authentic experience of Sicilian city living in a beautiful old apartment block. The breakfast is a unique experience, dependent on the other guests staying...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This basic but child friendly B&B is ideally located in Catania centre near the Museo Civico, the fish market and Piazza del Duomo. It is just 10 mins drive to the airport. We were given a very warm welcome by Ninni, a charming, helpful and caring host.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Excellent hosts with great recommendations for things to do/eat/drink in Catania and the surrounding area. Always helped out very quickly when wanting to book things or ask about bus times etc. They even phoned around lots of Etna tour groups very last minute for us to find a space. Great breakfast ready for us when we wanted everyday. Excellent excellent...

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Luxembourg
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...

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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 

Additional Information about 5 Balconi

Address: Via Plebiscito 133, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Price Range: ₹ 3,869 - ₹ 4,616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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