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Hotel Biscari
Ranked #21 of 50 Hotels in Catania
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not Good”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

This must be the worst hotel i have ever stayed in.
The only good thing about this hotel is its location.
Having read on trip. that view from the terrace was supposed to be amazing i was very
disappointed.
There must be a least 4 to 5 flights of stairs before you reach reception.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank christine010
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012 via mobile

Really really lovely staff, helpfully and welcoming. Perfect location close to main square and airport bus stop near by. Rooms are big and light but the beds a bit lumpy . Above average breakfast with capuchino made on request . Would stay again as excellent value for money !

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rachelcar03
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Niagara Falls
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

Overall, not terrible. I was impossible for us to find and driving in Catania is a nightmare so we dropped the rental off early and took a cab to the hotel. It's tucked away on a narrow side street in a central location. We had to walk up three flights with 2 weeks worth of luggage since there was no elevator but I guess that tends to happen in these cities. The staff was very pleasant but didn't speak English very well though I'm in their country so I try not to complain about that. Our room was spacious but we were apparently the only ones without a bathroom IN our room...we had to go down the hall. The bathroom smelled bad, the shower leaked and the toilet leaked and I almost cracked my skull after slipping on the water that leaked from the shower onto the ceramic tile. The door to our room wouldn't stay closed unless you locked it but that really wasn't a big deal since we tend to lock the door anyway. It has a beautiful sunny terrace where they serve breakfast or you can just lounge. It is connected to each on the rooms that face the inside courtyard by a narrow balcony. The only downside to this is every time someone walked to the terrace at night we could hear them laughing and talking as they passed our room. We stayed in Catania on a Friday and Saturday night so when we were trying to sleep we could hear very loud music from what I can only assume is a bar/nightclub close to the hotel. Breakfast was lacking a little...just toast and a few pastries with orange juice and coffee (though I have come to learn that this is apparently what Italian in genreal eat for breakfast, by our second day in Italy I was dying for bacon and eggs). I really is a good value overall. I wouldn't return to Catania, it's just to big and busy for me but if I had to I would probably stay there again just because of the unbeatable price

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelle G
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

The hotel Biscari is situated in the heart of Catania. Superb house, with an incredible view on Catania's roofs from the upper terrace, you'll enjoy your stay there. A pity that the furnitures have not been chosen more in harmony with these so charming old stones...

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BenitoKT
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Cologne, Germany
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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

We stayed one night in Hotel Biscari. It is tucked away on a small side street very close to the central square in Catania. The accomodation is on the second floor up a grand staircase and is centred around an interior courtyard. There is a bright terrace for breakfast. We had a private bathroom which was outside of our room, but was large and clean. Staff were friendly and room was large and clean - perfectly comfortbale and good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GandNBarcelona
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Cayman
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121 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

Great location, extremely friendly people at the reception and wonderful sunny terrace!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Audria
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Nice hotel managed by Oscar and Iliana, brother and sister who are really really sympathic and dynamic.
Nice view on top of the roof for the breakfast. Be aware that there is no lift to the hotel that begin on the second floor.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alessia_BXL
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Property: Hotel Biscari
Address: Via Anzalone 7 | ang V. Vitt. Emanuele, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
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Ranked #21 of 50 Hotels in Catania
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Biscari 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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