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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Me and my friend stayed here for 6 nights in August, and it was a fantastic holiday! Rob and Christina are very friendly, helpful and hospitable. Everything was excellent- rooms, breakfast, location. I would definitely stay there again next time.

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London
Reviewed 27 August 2012

There can't be many places in Catania that are as beautiful, friendly and central as this. Rob and Cristina were amazing hosts, so welcoming and with such great recommendations for us that really helped us to see the best of the city. The rooms are decorated so beautifully - you feel as if you're staying in someone's home. It was...

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London
Reviewed 22 August 2012

5 Balconi is a lovely B&B and our room was really nicely decorated. Rob and Christina were excellent hosts, nothing was too much trouble. I particularly liked the excellent breakfast options. The location is ideal for getting to the main sites in the old town, such as the castle, catherdral and fish market. The local restaurants we went to were...

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HongKong
Reviewed 18 July 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights in June. It is very clean, lovely decorated. Christina and Rob are extremely helpful and I could not imagine to travel around without their help! (The public transportation is quite confusing). It's about 10 min's walk to the main square and few blocks away from high street. Highly recommended!

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2012

This B&B was very comfortable and I rented the two connecting rooms for our family of four. The relaxed environment and locality meant we could visit the nearby restaurants, Norman castle and shop without having to rush out the door, we only had to walk down the road. Sicily is good value and so is this B&B run by Christina's...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2012

5 Balconi is a lovely, small and good value B&B. Rob & Cristina are super friendly and helpful and really make you feel at home. Rob helped me arrange a trip to Etna, and Cristina recommended some places to visit and yummy places to eat. The rooms are nice,the breakfasts good, and it's an easy location for walking into town....

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Spoleto, Italy
Reviewed 14 June 2012

5 Balconi is a fabulous restored old Catania home with lovely linens, fresh organic food and wonderful hosts who provide every assistance you could hope for. It is very comfortable, beautifully decorated and clean. And has a huge bathtub! Rob and Christina make you feel like you are friends rather than customers. many thanks

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Rob and Christina run an excellent B&B that is comfortable and welcoming. They have both travelled extensively, understand travelers and provide everything to make sure that their guests get the most out of their stay. This ranges from restaurant suggestions, tour ideas, places to shop and areas of interest worth visiting. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the breakfasts delicious,...

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Southampton
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Fantastic location - a stone's throw away from the castle and the cathedral and surrounded by lovely places to eat and drink. But the real delight of this charming b&b is the lavishly restored interior. The photos on this site look good and that's why we booked it but for once the decor and rooms are actually much nicer than...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2012

As a solo female traveller...from australia...and with only one language under my belt...Rob and Christina provided me a home away from home whilst im soloing it around Italy....The decor is absolutely stunning...yet simple...RIob and Christina provided a delicous breakfast..with great easy tips on what to see..where to go...how to get there...and what to look out for....If u are single.or /not/....and...

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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: ₹ 3,869 - ₹ 4,616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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