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“Good location, nothing else special”
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Sicilia Home
Ranked #250 of 322 Catania B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The main thing about this hotel is that it's right in the center of Catania, 15 mins from the Train station and close to most of the main attractions. Apart from that, our room, while big, had an uncomfortable bed. Everything else was quite alright though, considering the price.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rik Z
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

This B&B is right in the center of Catania.We took the Alibus(4euro ticket)from the airport and got off at Sicilia bus station and the b&b was right there.It's cute,the rooms are not very big,but cute and clean,the shower was too small,but good water pressure.The only thing that wasn't satisfying was the breakfast,it should have more stuff,like butter all the time and milk and coffee to our disposition,not to have to ask for it every time.And it should have more coldcuts and cheese for man,that don't eat croissants,tarts,gem and cereals.For a women the breakfast is ok

Room Tip: Room 4 was good
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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Eliza-Roxana C
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

My boyfriend and I booked two nights here right after Christmas for a bit of a vacation. We chose it because it was cheap and seemed central. I really wish we picked a different place. The only positives were the location - it was more or less central - and the receptionist who was super welcoming and pleasant.

But really, I didn't enjoy this stay in the slightest. Dingy is the perfect word for the room. It was stale and there were scuff marks and smudges on the walls. The bed was not a real double bed but two small singles pushed together. They kept sliding apart and were very uncomfortable. The worst part of the room was absolutely the bathroom. There was a sign in there saying not to flush anything down the toilet. We weren't supposed to flush toilet paper. The bathroom didn't smell good to begin with when we arrived, and since we followed the direction on the sign so as not to ruin what was apparently the worlds most delicate plumbing, the entire room smelled terrible. I guess we could've ignored the sign but I didn't want to break something? Anyway. The shower was also terrible - the doors to the shower stall didn't close all the way, the shower head didn't spray as much as it dribbled, and the drain stopped up after only a few minutes so that the shallow basin flooded and water went all over the floor. The walls to the room were paper thin and we heard everything from the other rooms. Wouldn't recommend this place at all.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dana M
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Thank goodness I only had to stay here for a single night.

Just because I was a solo traveller paying for a budget room does not mean I deserved to suffer. I was greeted coolly when I told the receptionist that I didn't have the exact money. What kind of hotel does not keep any change at all at their reception desk?

My room was directly outside the breakfast/seating area and thanks to thin walls and a flimsy door, I heard every conversation and scrape of furniture both in the evening and early morning. Pair this with a thin mattress and I did not sleep well.

My room had a mini fridge which was not plugged in and filthy on the inside. I opened a door to what I assumed was a balcony only to find what looked like a large boiler and no floor.

The A/C unit was noisy and I woke up to find it had leaked water all down the wall and onto the floor.

The bathroom was filthy and desperately needs updating. For some inexplicable reason whoever had prepared the room had left the toilet brush in the actual toilet.

The room was dark, not helped by dirty windows. Breakfast was spartan, the wifi was unreliable.

The only redeeming feature of this hotel is the central location, mercifully I couldn't hear the busy main road from my room.

The photos of the double rooms on here make it look so nice, what a shame that solo travellers are apparently treated like second class citizens.

Avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Alexandra S
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Reviewed 6 September 2014

Quite a simple hotel room. Lovely decor inside but very difficult to find as the hotel itself is not advertised outside. For those looking, the entrance is a large door with a buzzer amongst shops some shops.
The hotel is very close to some local sites, a short walk to the main square and a minute from the supermarket which was convenient!
The area around was far from eye catching but improved slightly at night with the lights bringing out the architecture.
The lady who checked us is was friendly and happy to help when needed. Unfortunately we ate out everyday so I cannot comment on the food.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank PaulaLouiseA
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Additional Information about Sicilia Home

Address: Corso Sicilia N. 10, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #250 of 322 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range: $59 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sicilia Home 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
it's a new receptive structure that is able to satisfy the demands of a tourism of business, of relax , of fun and of culture. Quality and comfort are the characteristics of our bed&breakfast , where the elegance of the spaces conjugates perfectly with the high quality of the services. The structure is situated in a modern building, in the heart of the historical,cultural and commercial center of the city. ... more   less 
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