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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

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Julie K
Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Great Ambience”
Reviewed 2 December 2012 for a stay in October 2012

I got to stay at this rental through a friend and it was a great place to stay. From the outside, it looks like an old apartment but when you walk into the apartment, it's as though time went forwards. The apartment had been renovated into a very modern style: spacious yet welcoming. I liked the peacefulness you feel staying there. The same you would get in a nice cafe, lounge or jazz studio. There are two levels: the kitchen and living room are downstairs and the bedrooms and bathrooms are up. The kitchen is fortified with lots of equipment so if you like to cook, you should find everything you need in it. The owner is very responsive so if you need anything, you can contact him by phone. He keeps the place extremely well organized and clean

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Liked best: The modern ambience of the apartment since it was newly renovated.
Liked least: The shower on the top floor was leaking a little bit.
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GiedreM
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8 reviews
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“Me and my friend had an amazing stay here!”
Reviewed 28 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

Our host was more than friendly and helpful, told us where we should go and what is worth seeing!
The appartment itself is also outstanding! Very bright and stylish. With outdoor terraces with view to mountain Etna or castle Ursino. Its a perfect place to have a coffee and relax.
Appartment is in the center of Catania so all best places are reached by walking.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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isa-et-ra...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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“the perfect place”
Reviewed 7 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Our whole family had a great time in this apartment, beautiful, cosy, comfortable. The location is ideal and even though it's in the center, it's quiet enough to sleep well.
Massimiliano, the owner was efficient and very kind.
Que du bonheur!!!

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Neven T
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“I would love to come back!”
Reviewed 26 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Great location in Catania. We enjoyed the mornings and the evenings on the large terrace with a perfect view to the Castello. Just 5 min. to go to the busy fish market and to the historical center of Catania. Easy coming in and out from Catania by car. Also easy parking just in the front of the house. Caution!-if you come by car after 8 p.m., there are some strange whistle man, apparently managing the parking area. Annoying, but somehow funny and, harmless too.
Be aware of a very noisy nights, as the place in the front of the castello seems to be a preffered location for countless partys. So if you like to sleep in the night, you have to close all windows and doors. As the rooms are perfectly equipped with air conditioners, it shouln't be a problem. However, we managed to sleep without air conditioners.
The landlord is a very nice guy and helps with advises and hints. No problems with communication. Every thing was perfect!

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Liked best: The Terrace
Liked least: we only had 1 key, it was a little bit annoying to manage when we went separatelyin the city
Travelling group: Friends
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JeanBonte...
Montréal, Québec
1 review
“Incredible!”
Reviewed 7 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Way above our expectations!

If you find the description and images charming when looking at this site, you'll probably be as charmed as we were when we arrived in this magnificient, well located loft! Two terraces, one real quiet and private, while the other one gives you a gorgeous view on an 13th century castle (the Castello Ursino). Massimiliano, the owner, was kind, helpful, always available and generous in his time and advices.

You find yourself at a five minute walk form the historical center, and less than two minutes walk from the daily food market where you can find everything from fresh cheese, fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. The perfect spot for getting the beat of sicilian lifestyle. The kitchen in the loft is well furnished and allowed us to cook ourselves some sweet little antipasto of our own, which we obvioulsy ate will admiring the view from the terrace.

Thanks Massimiliano, if we come back to Catania it'll be a pleasure to stay at your place again!

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Liked best: Location giving access to sicilian lifestyle!
Liked least: Lack of time to enjoy it longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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