This B&B sits in a spacious apartment in a residential building, quite conveniently located, in an elegant part of the town, and at a walking distance (20 min) from the old city (you don't want to stay in the old city as it is quite dirty and can be a bit dodgy in certain parts).
The rooms are huge and very comfortable, with beautiful paintings on the ceiling. There is a king-sized bed and a single bed in the room, although I would assume they charge you more if 3 people are staying in it.
The only downside is that compared to other B&Bs, no one lives there. Basically there is only staff at reception when you check-in and when you check-out, so there is not a lot of attention. Our flight was leaving late and when checking out at 11am we asked if we could leave our luggage and pick it up at 5pm, they just said 'no' as no one would be there to open the door for us! They do give you a mobile number to call in case you need help during your stay, but overall it feels like you are renting a flat with someone to fix the breakfast in the morning.
They provide a parking space in a little patio behind the building, which is convenient and will save you a few euros per day. However be careful if you have anything bigger than a fiat punto, it is difficult to get in and even more to get out as it is tiny and there is a very steep slope. We almost ruined the clutch of our rented car as we had to exit in reverse gear up!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Antichevolte is located in the city center of Catania in Via Umberto n. 265. The palace of the early '900s, recently renovated with free private parking. B&B is tastefully furnished with carefully selected furniture, paying special attention to the details. The rooms have bathroom, balcony, LCD TV, internet, radio, all adorned with frescoed vaulted ceilings and originals floors. Among the rooms also has a suite with Jacuzzi and a room dedicated to the disabled. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antiche Volte Catania, Sicily