Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Bill & Sandi from Vancouver

Good location

Posted May 14, 2014
Pros: Location, comfortable room, inner courtyard
Cons: Too much smoking!
Location: Good, central location with easy proximity to major sights - Piazza del Duomo, La Pescheria
Antonio was very helpful, spoke good English, made telephone calls for us, and gave good directions to the sights in Catania. The inner courtyard was a delightful place to relax and to enjoy breakfast. Only a 10 minute walk to Piazza Duomo and the heart of the historic district, yet it was on a relatively quiet street.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Tim from London

Highly recommended.

Posted May 10, 2014
Location: Most places of interest in Catania are within walking distance. There is a metro station just up the road from which you can take the short journey to
Casa Barbero is a very tastefully decorated and comfortable B&B in the heart of Catania. An excellent breakfast is served in the delightful courtyard garden and Antonio is able to give you advice on how to get around and which restaurants and bars he recommends. Antonio also offers a shuttle service to and from the airport at a rate that is cheaper than the taxi. Most places of interest in Catania are within walking distance. There is a metro station just up the road from which you can take the short journey to the Central station in order to catch buses or trains to see other parts of the island. I took the express bus service to Taormina for a day trip (about I hour each way) and another trip to the small coastal town of Acitrezza (about 30 minutes) for a long lunch overlooking the sea.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great B& B

Posted Oct 23, 2013
Pros: Very friendly enviroment. Calm and peacfull courtyard for breakfast and to sit out in. Antonio provided excellent recommendation and directions
2 night stay - All was excellent Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Woodie from London

Great place to stay.

Posted Nov 14, 2012
Could not find any faults with this charming friendly bed and breakfast.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Sharon from London, UK

Haven in Catania

Posted May 27, 2012
We really enjoyed having this quiet, cool haven in a busy city. Our room was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Breakfast simple and lovely and our host charming. We found a book in the dining room on a surrealist painter from Catania and spent our day in pursuit of his work- it was so beautiful. As a result we also found two other artists studios and a wonderful exhibition at the Museum of Fashion in Via Museo Biscari. A wonderful and unexpected surprise in such a Baroque city.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Santa Cruz, CA

Charme is aptly named

Posted Sep 27, 2011
From the exterior and the surrounding neighborhood, you don't know quite what to expect. But any apprehensions quickly dissipate when you enter the main gate into a welcoming courtyard area furnished with tables and plenty of greenery. The best feature is the breakfast room which is loaded with character and historical charm. Every detail has been thought through from the beautiful canister of nuts to each piece of art on the walls. Our room was also beautifully appointed, clean, and comfortable. Antonio was an excellent host who seems intent on making sure that his guests had a memorable stay. This hotel would definitely go into my top 10 for ambiance and uniqueness. It reflects the incredible ambiance of Catania 100%!