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Castello D'Urso Somma B&B

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Via San Francesco Alla Rena 15, 95121 Catania, Sicily Italy
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#12 of 453 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
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Our unusual Bed and Breakfast is set in it's own gated gardens,with palms and trees.Guestrooms, which are housed in 2 self contained annexes around a historic Castle ( NO ROOMS INSIDE IT), are all ensuite ( with shower only)and offer a/c climate control, cable tv (Italian channels only),closet, desk,manual roller blinder and hair dryer (on request). Sorry, smoking is not permitted indoors.Our rates include:Self Service Buffet Breakfast ( Italian basic)* Daily housekeeping* Bed and bathroom linens* Energetic consumption* On site Private Parking* Use of the ourdoor semi-Olympic Swimming Pool - when open (towels not included)* WiFi* Local taxes and VATAlthough close to the airport, to the main highways, to the old city centre,we can offer a silent, relaxing andpeaceful location without being cut away from the world. Besides, our location is also very convenient for exploring most of the island, since the main motorways are a couple of minutes away from our property(Taormina 45 min; Siracusa 30 min; Mount Etna 1h, Palermo 2h).A warm welcoming and a friendly hospitality, which are typical values of our tradition and culture, combined with an exquisite tranquility, are the essential features of our Property.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Nikki Leanne wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
What a gem this place is. We stayed here the night before we were flying back to the UK due to it being close to Catania airport. The room was spotless and modern, with double glazing, aircon, flatscreen TV, new bathroom and a comfy bed. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, the swimming pool is superb. I wish we had booked a longer stay, if we return to Sicily we will definitely stay here. The host is such a wonderful gentleman, it’s worth staying here just to meet him. Nothing was too much trouble for Giuseppe and he was so welcoming. I cannot recommend this place enough and hope to return again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angela T wrote a review Dec 2018
Tiffin, Ohio46 contributions11 helpful votes
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I leave Castello D’Urso with a mixed review. The gentleman, who appears to own the place, is very kind. I rate his kindness a 5. Now for the rest....I can put aside being ripped off by a taxi driver ($30 for a 1.5 mile ride) who would not agree to a price in advance, who insisted he used a meter and who made us pay cash despite promoting credit card acceptance saying his credit card machine was broken - pictures of that taxi and driver included. But that, along with driving by a lot of disgusting garbage piles along the road, soured our arrival. We just needed a room, close to the airport, due to an early morning flight so we found it online and booked it. Trying to communicate with them in advance was unproductive. Upon our arrival, we discovered no one spoke English so that was probably the problem. There is no where to walk to buy anything so we were thankful when the sweet “owner” said he could call a chef to make us a dinner for two, without alcohol, for about $50. We asked for 6pm. He agreed, but then kept moving the time back. We ate at 7:15. The meal was a rip off with very thin strips of chicken, sliced tomatoes, cheese, cheap deli meat and bread. I think “chef” meant someone he was able to quickly round up. After midnight the water stopped on the entire property. This meant no flushing toilets, brushing teeth or showering before embarking on 28 hours of traveling back home. Breakfast was yogurt and packaged snacks that are left our 24/7. The nice gentleman supposedly arranged for a taxi the night before, but at 7am no one at all was around the property and no taxi waiting at the gate. Yikes! Finally, we saw the gentleman “owner” walking so we shouted to him and ran over. He thought it was 6am not 7, oops. He then called for a taxi which arrived. Thankfully, on this ride, the sweet owner got in the taxi with us and rode back to the airport - not sure why, but I assume getting ripped off by taxi drivers is common in that area. Despite the barking dog/s and barbed wire, I felt safe staying there. I probably shouldn’t have, but I actually did. The grounds were lovely and the outside of the castle, which you can only look at and not enter, was gorgeous. The room was clean and the bed large and comfortable. Unlike the indoor plumbing, the wi-if actually worked, and for that we were thankful.....but we won’t be returning to this property for the reasons above, despite the gentleman’s kindness.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ljsavina wrote a review Nov 2018
Seattle, Washington4 contributions2 helpful votes
After a very long flight from the US to Cantania, we were so glad to arrive at Castello D'Urso Somma. Being greeted by Giuseppe felt like arriving at a friend's home -- if that home was a castle! A beautiful dinner was prepared for us and then we had a wonderful sleep to counter the jet lag. The location relative to the airport was a big factor in choosing this B & B so we didn't expect such beauty, comfort and gracious hospitality. A fantastic place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Room Tip: We were given a small suite on the ground floor of the castle. It opened out onto a beautiful...
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Jørgen Bo N wrote a review Oct 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark259 contributions136 helpful votes
The people behind this gem of a B&B really take care of their guests! We arrived late, but they managed to create a wonderful dinner for us anyway. They gave us a tour of the beautiful castle. They helped with a credit card issue - always in the most friendly manner. And they found our phone charger and kept it for us to pick up later. These are just some of the examples of the kind of service you get here. Add to this that it is very much more convenient to drive here than to any place inside Catania - and that the rooms are also excellent. What more to add? Don't hesitate to book here:)
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Lida J wrote a review Sep 2018
13 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a little off the beaten path, but convenient to the airport & town of Catania. It is a family owned Castello set among old orange groves, & beautifully maintained. An oasis of peace if you’ve been traveling & a good base. But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the kindness & genuine hospitality of the hosts, Giuseppe & Santuzza, assisted by Georgina, Salvo, & others. I arrived in the evening after a very long flight from Canada & another to Catania. Giuseppe & Santuzza arranged everything from a driver at the airport to a wonderful meal of fresh cheeses, salad, & house wine that I enjoyed by candlelight in the courtyard. I admit I was a little apprehensive about traveling alone to Sicily, but having received such a warm welcome it was like coming home to old friends. I commend them for their excellence in every respect & willingness to assist in every way. I will stay again: Sicily is beautiful, historic, & the people extraordinary. Thank you Giuseppe & Santuzza!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: All rooms open on to a courtyard & a fabulous pool is a few meters away. Dine under the stars...
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US$88 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaCatania
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castello D'Urso Somma B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Castello D'Urso Somma B&B?
Nearby attractions include Adventurerooms Escape Room (7.3 km), Travel to Sicily (6.8 km), and Etnatao Etna Excursions (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castello D'Urso Somma B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Castello D'Urso Somma B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Castello D'Urso Somma B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castello D'Urso Somma B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sicilia Street Food, Chiosco Sicilia Seltz, and Sagré ristorante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castello D'Urso Somma B&B?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Castello D'Urso Somma B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Piazza Duomo (6.2 km), Palazzo Biscari (6.2 km), and Chiesa di San Nicolo All'Arena (6.3 km).