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“Great place in the heart of Catania”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

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Marco P
Basel
1 review
“Great place in the heart of Catania”
Reviewed 18 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Me and my girlfriend were traveling with our 2-year old kid and stayed in Catania for one night. I already knew the city a bit, so I was looking for a place in that particular hood. The Casina is only 3 minutes (walking distance) away from the fish market and Piazza Duomo and is surrounded by little grocery stores, cafés, bakeries etc.
Luca and Enrica were very friendly, helpful and uncomplicated. The Casina has a very personal touch, everything was clean and we had everything we needed. We didn't use the kitchen this time, but with the market that close having the possibility to cook is a major benefit. Despite its vicinity to the lively center via Fornai is a quiet side street, so the night was very peaceful.
Keep in mind that this is just one big space, there are no separate rooms except for the toilet/shower. Daylight is also scarce, being at ground-floor of an old house, the only (opaque) windows are those of the main entrance and a backdoor. The artificial light is warm though, and I suppose it's a plus in summer when you'll be happy to have some shade.
We had a great time and would come back any time.

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Aron S
Kecskemet, Hungary
1 review
“Perfect location, great service”
Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed there for a week with 2 kids (4 and 6 yrs old). The casinas was really comfortable for the four of us. The location is very central, everything was in short walking distance. The main square was only 3 mins. We started every morning at the market that was super close.

The owners, Luca and Enrica are really nice and helpful. They picked us up at the airport, provided us with info about what to see and do nearby.

If you want to be in the heart of Catania, experience the real warm-hearted Sicilian hospitality, this is the place to book.

I would highly recommend to couples, too.

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Liked best: Location and friendliness
Liked least: It was a bit noisy at night
Travelling group: Young Children
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Riccardo...
Toscana
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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3 Oct 2017
È stato un piacere ospitarvi! Speriamo di rivederci presto
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Nathalie...
Nantes, France
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Travelling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
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ma a
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Liked best: Nähe zur Stadtmitte
Liked least: Schmutz
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nein.
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Management Response
19 Jan 2014
This is a very curious review indeed!
Very funny to notice that the apartment is exactly as pictured and described, but eventually you did not like it ... maybe next time you have to choose more carefully? :)

Very funny to notice that the review is anonymous, and very sad to note that they forgot to mention the only one detail that actully DID go wrong, namely that when we met the guests before their departure to collect the keys we found a very significant black stain on the wall, caused by the spilling of wine, that had occurred a few days before.

It was not just a small stain, but a big one, that had not been signaled promply when it had happened, but only at the end of their stay. By that time It needed to be fixed by a painter.
According to the house rules, and to the rental agreement that was signed upon arrival, we had to charge a little extra amount to cover the cost of the repair.

We are very sorry that this little inconvenience left these guests with such a displeasant feeling, but next time it would be enough to signal the damage promptly, and there would have been no extra cost whatsoever if the stain would have been cleaned right away.

Regarding other ridiculus and unduly negative issues raised: we confirm that our rental agreement DOES NOT INCLUDE ROOM SERVICE during the guests' stay, as is well made clear in all our ads and in our house rules, and as is the standard for apartment rentals and holiday homes. WE DO include the final cleaning at NO EXTRA COST, but during the stay the guest(s) are responsible for the standard every-day cleaning of the apartment.

that these guests left Catania with such a displeasant feeling, and it is absolutely the first time we collect such a review, as any reader can easily verify looking at the DOZENS OF POSITIVE REVIEWS we received in over five years of hosting through many reliable portals (such as AirBnB, BBPlanet, etc.)

We are very sorry that these guests left Catania with such a displeasant feeling, and to receive our first negative feedback after many years of very high standards of customer satisfaction, as any reader can easily verify looking at the DOZENS OF POSITIVE REVIEWS we received in over five years of hosting through many reliable portals (such as AirBnB, BBPlanet, etc.)
But the best response to this can only be the many enthusiastic reviews that we have received - and certainly will continue to recive in the future.

Kind regards and SUNNY CIAO from Sicily
Enrica & Luca
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