We have just returned home from staying in this fantastic boutique B&B. It's quirky, with great modern artworks.
The staff are ALL fantasico, very friendly and extremely helpful, the reception is not manned after 7pm, so it feels like your own home, but they give you a business card with private numbers and mobiles for any emergencies and are just 5 mins away! We stayed in the rooftop self catering apartment. It was absolutely excellent, really big, spotlessly clean, maid service every day, towels etc. You have a private rooftop patio with a view of Etna, where you can sit with the smell of Jasmine at night, listen to and watch the bats sweep and dance, observe the locals, and gecos. It's right opposite the local bus station (not the main centre one, but all the buses stop there including the Interbus) so easily reached from the airport and easy to get everywhere. It's also right next to the Fish and Vegetable market, which is AMAZING!!! You get vouchers for breakfast at a 24 hour typical Sicilian Patiserie/Bar 'Etoile D'or'. You can have a cafe and Croissant and let me tell you they are scrummy, warm, fresh, crispy and crumbly and full of nutella or custard or with pistachio. If you want to feel at the centre of Sicilian life, sample the delights of the market and have an amazing experience, this is the place for you. We had an 5* A+++++ experince and will definatey be returning! :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conceived like a small Boutique hotel, BAD is the first Design Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Catania. Much more than a simple b&b, it is a unique mix of hospitality and creativity, ideal for both those travelling for pleasure and for business. It unites the fascinating Catanese baroque architecture with contemporary art and design. At BAD one breathes the creativity of Giulia and Alessandro, the two owners and curators. Professionals in the World of advertising and graphic design, they have expertly created within the ample and comfortable rooms different ambiences, exhibiting psychedelic wallpapers, amazing 19th Century Sicilian artifacts, vintage furniture and works of young aspiring artists. Every room of the b&b in fact has a different mood, colour and feeling, with two or three beds, private bathroom and naturally all the comforts you would expect. BAD is in the beating heart of Catania: in a XIX century building, next to the historical fish market "la Pescheria" and within a stone's throw of the Cathedral and main monuments of the city. Furthermore BAD is only a few minutes away from the airport, the train station and the port, and just 100 meters from a bus station which connects to other main Sicilian resorts. Because BAD is more than a sleeping experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bad Catania Sicily