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“Total let down”
Review of B&B Il Caravaggio

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B&B Il Caravaggio
Ranked #265 of 333 Catania B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The owner confirmed our booking and arrival time the day before our scheduled stay at Il Caravaggio, but no one ever turned up to let us in. We waited two and a half hours and took refuge in a nearby cafe after leaving our heavy bags six flights up the stairs! The experience was appalling, as I am asthmatic, and after finding somewhere else to stay, had to hurry back through busy streets with heavy traffic to retrieve our bags before the gates were shut for the night. we found a delightful hotel right near the bus and train station - Hotel Villa Romeo - with lovely staf, good breakfast and lovely internal courtyards. Stay there instea, that's my advice

Room Tip: Don't bother
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Just don't even bother , no one showed up to let us in , waited 2 hours then found alternative accommodation. Probably some authority should shut them down, because you can't actually stay there, and there are 80 steps to the front door. Stay somewhere else .

Room Tip: Don't go here
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is not a Hotel with European standards and a False Description everywhere. we booked two rooms for 70 Euros each night, and one of the rooms was a Tiny room on top of a kitchen and you need to climb a spiral staircase from the kitchen, boiling hot although they have air condition. The block of building is very old and scary without elevator and no Lights. They party till 1 am in the morning on the roof and they don't let residence sleep during the night, and to add an insult the door rooms are half glass and wood. No security during the night, no Reception during night time and one night not even lights on in the hall way. The suppose shuttle that takes you to the beach which is advertised is not true, also breakfast not even continental and is not good for diabetic people as there is no choose apart from dry breads with jam or chocolate, a croissant and horrible cappuccino. Other wise the rooms are clean and the people are not bad and try to help you, but greedy for money.

Room Tip: Avoid this place this is not a Hotel, but hired rooms in an apartment.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

We stayed at this B&B for one night and ended up leaving the next day because it was such a great disappointment. The public spaces are horrible - the apartment is full of stuff piled on stuff and even more stuff. No elevator in this old building with high stairs. The staff doesn't speak english. We met one lady and she couldn't say even one word in english.

When we arrived to hotel early in the morning the lady working there gave a telephone to my husband. It was the owner calling who was mad because he claimed there was a driver waiting for us at the airport. This was very strange because we didn't book any transport service. We had never even been in contact with this hotel, not via telephone or email or anything so it really was unexpected and very, very rude!!! We didn't even notify them about the time of our arrival!

We booked a double room with private bathroom and breakfast. When we arrived we were showed our tiny room (with one double bed and one single bed - even though there were just two of us. the third bed really took up lots of space in the room!!) and the bathroom - across the hall, behind the staircase. I told the lady that we booked a room with a private bathroom and after some sign language (she really didnt understand a word of english) she gave us another room with a bathroom. The room was super tiny, built above the kitched and with a very low ceiling. You could hear absolutely every single noise from the kitchen. The same evening I called the owner and told him that we are extremely unsatisfied and the room is really definitely not what we had booked. He told us he understands and he'll give us a new room in the morning.

The next morning we packed our stuff and took the bags to the hall where the lady was. She looked extremely surprised and didn't know why we moved our stuff. The owner wasn't planning to move us to another room, after all! So we call the owner again and after a quite intense conversation we finally came to the hotel. Basically he said that there are private bathrooms for every rooms - they're just not in the room. I called the booking site which I used to make the reservation and discussed the problem with them. They also agreed and that that a private bathroom has to be IN the room, not outside the room. After some more very intense conversation we decided to leave and find another hotel. A bathroom outside the room, across the hall, behind the stairs) is really not for us (too hostel like).

When leaving we heard other guests complaining about the same thing.

There are no private bathrooms in rooms. They are ALL outside the rooms somewhere further away.

We didn't have breakfast because it was horrible. Single packed dry breads with marmalade and that's about it.

This B&B is seriously over priced. It should be more like 20€ per night because it's really more like a hostel. Also, there's no staff or anything. I can't believe they have three stars!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about B&B Il Caravaggio

Address: Viale Vittorio Veneto 15, 95127 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Borgo-Sanzio
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Ranked #265 of 333 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range: €50 - €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — B&B Il Caravaggio 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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