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39 reviews
Living room
'Tetti&Chiese' Viewed from Cathedral square.
The main entrance
Sicilian cuisine
double bedroom on the second floor opening in to the terrace
main bathroom on the second floor
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terrace 2
secondo servizio
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

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MN J
London
2 reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Landed at Catania's airport, got a bus to Piazza Borsellino, and there we were in Piazza del Duomo. A great location with views on the roofs of Catania. Everything you need to see in Catania in a short walking distance, including a stunning fish market (La Pescheria) and breakfast in Piazza del Duomo with "granita alla mandorla e brioche". If you like fish consider the restaurant "Il mare" in Via S. Michele.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fab Central Location, Close to Local Amenities, Attractions, Beaches etc”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Firstly, Seby, our host was there to greet us as agreed even though our flight arrived a late into Catania.

Secondly, we didn't mind the many steps leading to the top floor of the Apartment.

Most importantly, the apartment was clean, comfortable and was equipped with all the necessary things for the guest to make their stay comfortable. For us it had a homely feel. The house has been charmingly decorated, and from what we understand seems to be the way most houses in Sicily are. The large (private) terrace (provided with BBQ facilities) which is not overlooked, is a perfect place to sit and enjoy/watch the laid back ways of life (mix of locals and Tourists walking on the streets, watch variety of birds from the terrace etc) of Catania whilst eating a meal which we made/BBQed (local meat/fish/using the fantastic ingredients from the local markets.

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Liked best: House, Food, warmth and patience of the locals and much more
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mcanada
Halifax, NS
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A home away from home”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This apartment is very high quality and very exceptional in many ways. We totally agree with all of the descriptions and the rave reviews on two websites, and therefore, we won’t repeat them.

Instead we highlight 2 things about host Sebastiano that truly stood out for us after staying in 11 apartments during 6 weeks of travels in Spain, Sardinia, Malta and Sicily. First his welcome introduction to the apartment was exceptionally friendly and thorough, and it includes a book with photos and descriptions of the many wall switches and other details about the apartment. Second and more impressive was that when he met us for our departure the first thing he asked was whether we had any suggestions for changes or improvements. No one at any of the other places (many of them quite terrific) asked us that during this trip, or during previous trips to Europe. Therefore this place will keep getting even better as Sebastiano implements people’s suggestions.

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Liked best: Sebastiano's intro to the apt & it's location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jörg R
Buxtehude, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ottimo - perfect”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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perfect location in the beautiful center of Catania. OK, you have to step up 82 stair treads to reach the top level BUT then you are rewarded with a lovely 2 level apartment and a most wonderful roof terrace.
Everything is neatly organized, the introduction and explanation of all features by the owner was perfect too.
Because of the location everything is nearby: the market, cafe and restaurants, the fish market, the central bus station a.s.o.
And at the last day the owner Sebastiano not only came early in the morning (6.30) for the check-out, he even took us with his car to the airport saving us 20 €!
Grazie mille Sebastiano!
At any time recommendable!

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Liked best: Everything exactly as described.
Liked least: can't think of something like that ..
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Deniziko
Paris, France
1 review
“Charming nest surrounded by church domes”
Reviewed 3 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We were enchanted by our stay in this appartment. Despite the unusually cold weather for Catania (meaning 10°C at night!), this tastefully decorated abode had a warmth. Sebastiano who manages the place was very attentive and helpful. And you cannot be more central in Catania unless you squat in the square in front of the Duomo.

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Liked best: Owner's helpfulness; central location; quietness - apart from church bells.
Liked least: My mother-in-law found the steps a little too high. But all appartments in Sicily involve intricate and challenging climbs and few have elevators...
Travelling group: Extended Family
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