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“Friendly place, hospitality very good” 5 of 5 bubbles
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B&B Faro
Ranked #48 of 287 Catania B&B and Inns
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Friendly place, hospitality very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

This B&B is in a modern apartment in the centre of Catania hosted by Antonio and Anna. The room was big, clean and quiet. Breakfast was as much as you wanted and laid out at the breakfast table in the couple's home. The hosts have a lovely big modern apartment and are very helpful, accommodating and friendly. Recommended to anyone staying in Catania
Dave and Leon

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David P
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

B&B Faro is exactly the kind of place which makes staying in a B&B so attractive. Anna gives you a welcoming feeling and makes you feel at ease as amongst old friends. Thereby the rooms ( and their private house) are designed with a lot of taste! Faro is right in the centre of wonderful Catania and at walking distance of all important venues ( not to forget the excellent Winebar at the opposite of the street).

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WillemG_12
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

What a nice place in the wonderful town of Catania, since i often visit Sicily and mostly i arrive to late to travel inland, i rest the night at this B&B.
Anna and Antonio, are great people, and wonderful hosts, and at the same time great artists!
i stayed in many rooms and i like them all, seen the place become more nice latest years, more colorful and one can see Antonio's art all over the place, its a sort of home for me, since i am coming there for about 8 years now!
Its very private, and has its own entrance, some very nice restaurants and bars are 2 steps away.
The owners can help you getting around but will never push themselves onto you. Well the owned for years a restaurant and have lots of experiance in taking care of guests
Thank you Anna and Antonio for all this years of perfect hospitality!

G

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 7thknight
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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Let me start off by saying that Antonio and Anna are both wonderful and welcoming people. They will both do whatever they can to ensure your stay is enjoyable. Based on our stay, here are some of the Pro's and Con's we encountered.

Pro's:
1. Location is very good to the sites in town.
2. The room is very spacious and the bed comfortable. You do not typically see a room of this size in Europe.
3. The breakfast was your typical European spread, but was fresh and hit the spot. Antonio will make you fresh coffe, toast, tea, etc should you request it.
4. If you wish to take a trip to Mt Etna Antonio or Anna will be more than happy to book it for you if you wish to use one of the recommended excursion companies.


Con's:
1. Proximity to the train station and bus stops is a bit poor and are a bit of a walk away (20 minutes to train station), so if you have luggage, you will likely need to use a taxi which cost us about 16 euro to go 2 kilometers.
2. The TV cable did not work, thus we were regulated to watching movies we brought along.
3. Encountered a little bit of a language barrier while trying to speak English with Antonio and Anna.
4. Felt there could have been a greater knowlege of local amenities in town. Asked about a currency exchange location and was recommended to the local bank down the road. The bank could not exchange the currency since we did not have an account there, and we ended up spending 1.5 hours looking for a location to exchange some currency. Also, was advised we could pay for our Mt/ Etna excursion by credit card, but when our guide came to pick us up, it was cash only, thus leading to our needing to find a currency exchange as outlined above.

Bottom line for us was that though our stay was comfortable and Antonio and Anna were very accomodating, we left feeling a bit unfulfilled with our stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Born2Travel76
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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

After two fabulous weeks in Sicily this past fall, we needed a bed for the night to catch an early flight out of Catania. Old Catania ca be chaotic and stressful to navigate. Calm set in once we reached Faro and Anna made us feel welcome and personally directed us to the drop off of our rental car.
Faro is a few minutes walk to Catania centre and the fish market where we enjoyed a fabulous lunch. Anna's recommendation for dinner, directly across from the b and b offered great food and good value.
Our early flight did not allow us to saveur breakfast but we would highly recommend this property and Antonio and Anna's attention to detail and their wonderful art.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joe155019
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Additional Information about B&B Faro

Property: B&B Faro
Address: Via San Michele 26, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 287 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B&B Faro is located in the heart of Catania historical center, on the third floor of an 18th-century building.Once past our entrance gate, you will embark on a journey of the senses where music and contemporary art blend in perfect harmony within a charming residence. The spacious living room features numerous paintings, sculptures and design objects. Shapes and colors magically fill the entire environment. Guests will enjoy their stay in a place that offers a truly pleasurable experience. All bedrooms have their own separate entrance. Each one features a different decor characterized by warm colors and well-defined shapes.By finely blending contemporary art and design into this traditional space, the comforts of the present add to the allure of the past. All bedrooms are equipped with A/C and bathrooms with shower (hairdryers available in all rooms). At guests' disposal suite, triple and double rooms (also available for single guests).Breakfast is served in the dining room of the main Anna&Antonio apartment, a welcoming space with a view over the roofs and the dome of the cathedral. ... more   less 
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B&B Faro Catania, Sicily

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