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

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franzschl...
Cologne, Germany
1 review
“Absolutely maginificent!”
Reviewed 8 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Great stay in this absolutely magnificent appartment. Very well located, equipped and furnished. Even better than described. We didn´t want to leave :-)

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Liked best: The interieur and the design of the appartment.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Illy800
Dusseldorf, Germany
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1 review
“Great and elegant!”
Reviewed 12 March 2013 for a stay in January 2013

The apartment was great, very spacious, clean and elegant. With nice furniture from famous designers.

The apartment has incredible view to Castello Ursino, and located a nearby of street market with a lot of fruits, vegetables and all typical sicilian products. Also nearby famous fish market, where we got fantastic fresh fish for a dinner last night.
It is a great location for exploring city. I could walk within 5 minutes to Dom Square.I did day trips to Siracusa and Taormina from here.

Massimiliano are super helpful and very nice, hi created also nice atmosphere in the house. I would definitely recommend this house to creative people or family. I hope to visit it again.

Elena from Düsseldorf, Germany

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Travelling group: Friends
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TSweeney2...
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Excellent accommodation in Catania”
Reviewed 19 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012

My wife and I stayed for 10 days at Massimiliano's beautiful apartment. We had ample room as there were only two of us, but the accommodation would also be ideal for 4 or more. It is situated in a wonderful position on the corner of a piazza with super views of Castello Ursino. It is convenient for the centre of town, bars, restaurants and a lively market selling a range of local foods including some superb fish. Massimiliano is a helpful and friendly host who lives in the same block and is only too happy to give advice and help with any difficulties if they should arrive. Catania is a good base in itself but is also well placed for exploring Syracusa, Taormina and Etna. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

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Liked best: Location and design of property
Liked least: Train connections to Catania
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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21 Dec 2012
Thanks Tom.
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Julie K
Barcelona, Spain
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“Great Ambience”
Reviewed 1 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
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GiedreM
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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
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isa-et-ra...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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
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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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