Arrived at the Baia Verde Hotel Iin Catania via 2 buses from Catania Airport paying a total of €18 for the 3 of us.The receptionist was a young obliging chap who booked us into room 236 a double bed awaited us together with a sofa bed the room afforded an excellent view of the sea,the hotel is well furnished and has spacious grounds.There is a spa and gym plus a diving school with equipment on hand as the hotel is next to the sea.
The evening we arrived on preparing to retire we noticed that the sofa bed was uneven and appealed to our dear receptionist that all was not well to which he replied something to do with being a budget deal?? But afterwards suggested another mattress.In the morning we discovered the sofa bed was buckled and twisted....they then promptly gave us a replacement bed.The Breakfast was a help yourself buffet with cereal consisting of cocoa pops or cornflakes or sugar coated granola.One could also opt for the watery scrambled egg and the fat with bacon,there was an assortment of cakes too which I found odd at such an early time...when in Rome??
We felt an excursion to mount Etna a must and upon enquiring as to the cost was told €35 which seemed fairly reasonable but what they forgot to tell us was once arriving you need other forms of transport to reach the summit which add to the bill.
Despite the hiccups we enjoyed ourselves but unfortunately Basil wasn’t far away...
As we had an early flight we opted for a taxi booking it the day before at the going rate of €40 but to our consternation the taxi failed to appear on time....So with the clock ticking away I made my protestations after 15 minutes one arrived albeit more expensive by €20 at least we managed to get our flight..phew.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Baia Verde is a 4 star hotel in Catania facing the seawith 147 Rooms, Swimming Pool, Private Rocky Beach, Spa, Meeting Rooms, Restaurant,Roof Garden,Free Parking Area,American Bar and Scuba Diving School.The Hotel has 147 rooms different in typology (Classic & Superior Rooms, with sea view, Deluxe, Family room, Business Suite, Junior Suites and Suites) smart furnished all equipped with: air-conditioning TV LED HD 32'', Pay TV, SKY TV, frigobar, safe,telephone and Free Wi-FI ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Aci Castello
- Grand Hotel Baia Verde Province Of Catania, Sicily