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Overview of b&b Villa Ortensia

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Down comforters, desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Down comforters, desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi

b&b Villa Ortensia

3 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNorman Castle16 min walk
    Popular LocationCyclops Beach19 min walk
    Popular LocationLachea Island5 min drive
    AirportCatania (CTA-Fontanarossa)31 min drive

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Double Room

  • 172 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Triple Room

  • 215 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Deluxe Double Room

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Triple Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

About this area

Aci Castello

Located in Aci Castello, b&b Villa Ortensia is connected to a shopping center. Via Etnea and Catania Cathedral are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Catania Port and Catania Harbour. Etnaland and Gioeni Park are also worth visiting. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and boat tours offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Norman Castle - 16 min walk
  • Cyclops Beach - 19 min walk
  • Lungomare di Ognina - 5 min drive
  • Lachea Island - 5 min drive
  • Spiaggia San Giovanni Licuti Rocce - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Italia Station - 7 min drive
  • Cannizzaro Station - 20 min walk
  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 31 min drive


  • Pizzeria Da Baffo — 5 min walk
  • L'Oste e il Mare — 14 min walk
  • Ristorante Scacco Matto — 17 min walk
  • Gente Di Mare — 4 min drive
  • Il Covo Marino — 5 min drive

About this property

b&b Villa Ortensia

3-star bed & breakfast near the beach
Guests at this beach bed & breakfast will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 7 rooms provide free WiFi, down comforters, and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include showers, desks, and free toiletries.
B&b Villa Ortensia offers 7 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Beds feature down comforters. This Aci Castello bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers and bidets. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 7.5 for adults and EUR 7.5 for children
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Heating


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Desk
  • Window screens

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Check-in from noon - 8:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and smart lock details; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you, smart lock


Pets stay free
Dogs only
2 per room
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Cribs (infant beds) are available for EUR 8.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night, up to 3 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 7.5 for adults and EUR 7.5 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 8.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at b&b Villa Ortensia and receive a full refund?
Yes, b&b Villa Ortensia offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to b&b Villa Ortensia cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is b&b Villa Ortensia pet-friendly?
Yes, b&b Villa Ortensia allows dogs (limit 2 per room). Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at b&b Villa Ortensia?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at b&b Villa Ortensia?
Check-in is from noon - 8:30 PM.
What time is check-out at b&b Villa Ortensia?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does b&b Villa Ortensia provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is b&b Villa Ortensia located?
Situated in Aci Castello, this beach bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Norman Castle and Cyclops Beach. Lachea Island and Lungomare di Ognina are also within 3 mi (5 km). Cannizzaro Station is 20 minutes by foot.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 20 out of 33 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 33 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 33 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 33 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 33 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful property full of antiques
Beautiful room furnished with antiques and art. Pretty small touches - beautiful bedding, marble-covered dressing tables, stone-clad shower walls. Handy kitchen and balcony for the guests disposal. Very comfy four poster bed. Breakfast paid separately - range of sweet bakes or cooked savoury breakfast on demand.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My husband and I visited Catania for 5 days. My Italian friend recommended us to stay away from central Catania so we looked for somewhere within reasonable distance from the airport (less than 30 minute drive). It's just under an hour drive to Taormina and to the meeting point at Mount Etna where we did excursion. The villa is so beautiful with a lovely garden. The area is quiet and near the sea. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Our room is so clean and tidy. Good selection of Sicilian breakfast too. They also provide private parking in a secure area which is important to us since we know vandalism is quite an issue there. We really feel safe to leave our car there. We had a very pleasant stay here. Recommend it!
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A nice place to stay- lovely owners
It is a beautiful area— however the internet was very poor
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing. Wonderful hosts, great location for beach, cute villages and close to Catania. Family friendly, safe, gated with pool.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Erminia was great and really helpful throughout our stay and the airport transfer we arranged was fab. Would definitely recommend staying here - if only for the freshly baked cakes at breakfast!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2017

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