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Carmelo

Amenano B&B & Apartments

TopBnB Very good 9.3 / 10 (41 reviews)
via Bicocca, 24 - Catania (CT) - Area: duomo | Map
Codice identificativo: 19087015C102475

Category
Bed & Breakfast

Rooms
3

Breakfast
optional

Bathroom
Ensuite
Guests in this venue liked
  • In the city center
  • The design of the property
  • Charming property
  • Shopping area
  • Cheap
  • Very new
  • Abundant breakfast
  • Near the airport
  • Near the metro
  • Spectacular view
Description
If you want to experience the "Catanese life", have all the major monuments in the city at your fingertips and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Catania, then the Amenano B&B & Apartments is the perfect accommodation for you.

Nestled like a jewel between Piazza Duomo and Piazza Università, the heart of the baroque historic center of Catania, considered the ultimate expression of Sicilian architecture and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Amenano B&B & Apartments is located on the second and last floor of an elegant eighteenth-century noble palace, "Roccaforte Palace", of significant historical and architectural interest, and has been classified as "THREE STARS" by the Provincial Tourism Promotion Agency of Catania.

The Amenano B&B & Apartments has recently been renovated by the owner, an architect, who has maintained the charm and elegance of the old structure, but has added a touch of modernity by developing all the Accommodations in height, using the vertical spaces available and creating real "Lofts" for each Accommodation, i. e. totally independent mini apartments with private kitchen attached.

Each Accommodation has its own private bathroom, Fully equipped kitchen, minibar, TV, direct internet access (WI-FI), individual air conditioning and is soberly and elegantly furnished.
Rooms and Rates
Please contact the host before booking if you are traveling with pets or use the "Pets allowed" filter in your search.
Features
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
3
  • Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Historic House
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Fine Design
  • Charm
  • Heating
  • Near cycle paths
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • English speaker
  • Spanish speaker

House features

  • Historic house
  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Room temperature controller
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions
  • Automatic fire extinguishers

Services of the house

  • Kitchenette

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • Panoramic view
  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 3
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 3

Size of rooms

  • Over 30 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • TV
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Fridge
  • Internet connection or telephone

Furnishing

  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs
  • Sofa / armchairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily

Services

  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests
  • Presents

Holiday themes - the place

  • Arts town

Holiday themes - town size

  • Metropolis - over 300.000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts
  • Metropolitan area
  • Historic centre
  • Shopping area
  • Near sports facilities
  • Spa
  • Gardens and landscapes
  • Near ski facilities

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Fine design
  • Charm
  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
Breakfast
Breakfast is served at "Caffè Prestipino", just a 20-second walk from our front door. Ancient Sicilian pastry, famous throughout the region for its confectionery and delicacies. Open from about 6. 30am you can go for breakfast at any time, with no time limits, presenting our ticket, which will be delivered to you at check in.
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Hey from Carmelo

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I love my work, being an architect and running the B&B..Very open and sociable character, I consider myself a very hospitable person. I love Catania, my beautiful city, and for this reason able to passionately advise my guests the most beautiful and characteristic places to visit..I would like every guest to feel at home in my B&B, maybe even better..

In my free time I love to travel and anyway, every time I receive new guests, talking about the country from where they come, somehow, for a few moments, I also travel with my mind, while remaining in my city.
My calendar is updated
Response rate: High
Conditions
Check-in from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM - If you're late you may be charged for an extra night
Area Duomo
Amenano B&B & Apartments is located less than 20 meters from Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) and Piazza Universita (University Square), Amenano B&B is in the heart of the baroque historical center of Catania. This historical center has always been considered as the jewel of Sicilian architecture and has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Is situated on the second floor of an elegant and historical building built in the 700's by a noble family. Therefore, the 'palazzò itself is considered to be a building of historical and architectural value.

Nightlife, known as "Movida Catanese" is located a few meters away from our B&B with a many "Caffe Concerto" and other typical local coffee shops specializing in delicious local pastries, pubs, restaurants, sidewalk café's, tavola calda and many other popular meeting places. By day, one can visit the most important monuments that the city has to offer including the Duomo, the Greco-Roman Theatre, the Amenano Fountain, La Pescheria (a historical and folkloristic fish market) the historical Palazzo dell'Universita, Via Crociferi, Via Etnea (the main shopping street) and everything else that normally can be found in the heart of a City like Catania. All this and more (including the very large daily open-air market) are within walking distance of our B&B.

Amenano B&B is certainly the best located lodging place to suite and cater for every visitor's needs and for them to conveniently see all that the city of Catania has to offer. From its strategic and central location visitors can easily reach the beaches, the mountains (Mount Etna), the railway station, bus terminus, the seaport, airport - all of which can be reached in a short time even by public transport.
Train Stations
Metro Stations
*Distances As The Crow Flies

Very good

Overall Rating 9.4 / 10
42 reviews
Property
Cleaning
Host
Location
Price/Quality
Breakfast
maurizio
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Everything perfect. In an ancient building, the apartment has been recently renovated in a modern key, brand new furnishings and services. Ideal location to visit the historic center, easily reachable from the airport. Friendliness and precision in customer contacts, absolutely recommended.
stayed from 05/22/2024 to 05/24/2024
christina
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Exactly as shown in the photos. Only 2 minutes from Duomo square, this apartment is in an older building but completely and thoughtfully updated to the highest and most modern standards. I especially appreciated the thoughtful touches, like water and fresh fruit waiting for you on arrival, plus coffee and a coffee pot for you to make your 1st espresso of the day. Also, daily housekeeping, which is becoming a rare event with hotels. Annalisa was very kind and helpful and made a special effort to show up ahead of time when I requested a slightly early check-in. You have all the advantages and disadvantages of being right in the center. The modern remodel includes a second set of heavy doors/windows to eliminate the evening noise, but if you are a very light sleeper, you might want to bring some earplugs for sleeping. Also, as this is an older building, the apartment is on the 3rd (American) floor (2nd for everyone else), and there is no elevator/lift. Just FYI. All in all, an optimal experience. I would be happy to stay here again and would recommend it to friends/family.
stayed from 05/18/2024 to 05/21/2024
dmitriy
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 6
Our stay at Amenano B&B & Apartments was an exciting experience right in the heart of Catania! The location of the hotel is strategic - all sights are within walking distance. The cleanliness in the hotel is at a very high level. Carmelo and his colleagues were always smiling and available for all our questions and whims. They recommended us great restaurants, organized transportation to the airport. Thank you for the warm welcome and we recommend the hotel 100%.
stayed from 04/04/2024 to 04/06/2024
emily
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Wonderful and charming property with a great location in the heart of Catania. Our host Carmelo was very informative and was there waiting for us at check-in :) the room was very charming and had most of what we needed to cook meals. We didn't have breakfast but it sounded very nice. Would definitely recommend and stay again!
stayed from 03/15/2024 to 03/17/2024
roberta
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
The Amenano B&B & Apartments is in an ideal location to visit the city. Not only clean but also comfortable mini-apartments. Mr. Carmelo is very hospitable and generous with advice on how to best experience the city. So much kindness.
stayed from 03/14/2024 to 03/15/2024
viktoria
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9
It is not such a good solution that the key is in one and if someone stays in the room there is no electricity in the room if the other person takes the key.
stayed from 11/09/2023 to 11/11/2023
alessandro
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
Good structure in the center of Catania, Carmelo very kind in everything, the cleaning lady likewise, the room is spacious while the bathroom is quite small (especially the shower), in any case the structure is absolutely recommended.
stayed from 10/21/2023 to 10/23/2023
fabrizio
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
For those who wish to stay in Catania, I highly recommend staying in these charming rooms. Elegant architecture and furnishings respectful of their historical past, with services and cleanliness above all expectations. In the heart of the city... squares, churches, markets, archaeology, and culture: a full immersion in a city you will not forget. A special thanks to the hospitality of Mr. Carmelo who has created these conditions.
stayed from 10/18/2022 to 10/19/2022
paola
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
paola rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 08/24/2023 to 08/26/2023
andrea
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Very kind and precise manager. Excellent facility. Being in the center, it is recommended to park outside the historic center.
stayed from 07/02/2023 to 07/03/2023
jessica
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Beautiful room with loft in the heart of Catania. Very friendly owner, impeccable cleanliness, quiet at night. Delightful breakfast at the affiliated Café nearby. Recommended!
stayed from 06/16/2023 to 06/17/2023
robert
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Great place to stay right in city centre. Carmelo was an excellent host and most helpful, enjoyed the café breakfast experience, although choice was limited. Would recommend to friends.
stayed from 05/16/2023 to 05/23/2023
mike
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
The Amenano is in a beautiful heritage building right in the historic center of Catania. Communication with Carmello (host) was excellent. He was very helpful in accommodating a very late check-in. I only wish we had had more time in the area to enjoy the space. I can highly recommend this B&B!
stayed from 04/21/2023 to 04/22/2023
gianluca
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Great location, easily accessible from the municipal parking lot and in the heart of the historic center. Excellent breakfast at Prestipino. Room well soundproofed from the outside, a bit less from the other internal rooms. Carmelo was very welcoming and kind. Recommended.
stayed from 04/22/2023 to 04/26/2023
grazia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
A really beautiful place. Rooms detailed in every aspect, meticulous cleanliness of the premises. Located right in the historic center. Wonderful welcome, Carmelo an excellent host. Amenano B&B will remain my reference for visits in Catania.
stayed from 03/11/2023 to 03/12/2023
edoardo
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
Strategic location. Clean, spacious and comfortable room. Carmelo is kind and helpful.
stayed from 02/18/2023 to 02/21/2023
davide
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 6
davide rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 02/17/2023 to 02/18/2023
carmelo
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 6
Comfortable. A stone's throw from Piazza Duomo. Very well structured, spacious rooms. Bathroom to be modernized. Ms. Ada very kind, helpful, friendly. The only flaw was the breakfast. I don't know if it was because of the presence of the Feast of St. Agata, but the bar service was not managed very well. To be revised. In general, highly recommended place!
stayed from 02/03/2023 to 02/06/2023
aner
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 7
aner rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 01/25/2023 to 01/29/2023
pasquale
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Satisfied.
stayed from 01/20/2023 to 01/21/2023
simona
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 7 | Location: 7 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 7
simona rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 10/27/2022 to 10/28/2022
preeti
Property: 6 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 5 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 3
The rooms are quite spacious and airy. This property is located on the second floor, there is no lift. The manager is unable to give you a hand with the luggage as he has a back problem. Book it only if you're travelling light and happy to climb the 2 flight of stairs. Breakfast consists of juice, coffee and croissant.
stayed from 10/02/2022 to 10/03/2022
giampaolo
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9
I can only give compliments: the property is in a strategic position, very close to all the most important points of interest in the city; well maintained following an interesting renovation; furnished and complete with everything necessary (with double fixtures that guarantee excellent soundproofing with the outside, heat pump, hairdryer...); managed impeccably by Carmelo, available beyond what one might expect. Bathroom larger than standard, daily cleaning done by an equally friendly person. We didn't have breakfast included in the price, but we still had it in the same place where the manager directs his guests who have breakfast included: excellent.
stayed from 10/01/2022 to 10/03/2022
antoinette
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Fantastic location in the heart of Catania.
stayed from 08/22/2022 to 08/23/2022
elio
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Clean, airy, and very welcoming room. Caring management, helpful, and the owner conveyed all his passion for his work to us. It was a real pleasure to stay there. Hoping to return, we will recommend your property.
stayed from 07/01/2022 to 07/02/2022
The answer from the host:
Grazie Elio, è stato per noi un piacere conoscervi. Vi aspettiamo presto a Catania. Carmelo Amenano B&B Catania
maya
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Welcoming and well-kept, very kind staff, in the center of Catania.
stayed from 08/30/2021 to 09/02/2021
francesca
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
The Amenano B&B & Apartments was a great find! Right in the center of Catania, behind the university just a few steps from via Etnea. Very large room in a historic building with all the comforts and well insulated from the noise of the nearby establishments. Carmelo, the owner, very attentive to your needs and very helpful with various suggestions (even helping you with your luggage, as the Amenano B&B & Apartments is located on the 2nd floor without an elevator). Great choice for a stop to discover Catania. All 10, just an 8 for breakfast, as it is provided by the bar, due to Covid restrictions.
stayed from 08/12/2021 to 08/16/2021
luisa
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
luisa rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 07/23/2021 to 07/24/2021
stefania
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
We had a great time. Spacious and super quiet room!
stayed from 07/31/2021 to 08/01/2021
nadia
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
nadia rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 07/20/2021 to 07/23/2021
audrey
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
audrey rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 07/15/2021 to 07/17/2021
giuseppe
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
The choice doesn't always match what you expect: in this case they match perfectly.
stayed from 06/30/2021 to 07/01/2021
sonia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We had a great time, clean and very cozy rooms. Carmelo is a very kind and extremely helpful person! Excellent breakfast in an elegant bar in Catania.
stayed from 12/27/2019 to 12/29/2019
maria
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
maria rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 05/05/2019 to 05/07/2019
gianfranco
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Wonderful and well-located property, very kind manager.
stayed from 12/31/2018 to 01/01/2019
martina
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
martina rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 08/23/2018 to 08/24/2018
daniela
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Un angolo meraviglioso per una città meravigliosa, Carmelo perfetto padrone di casa. Consiglieremo a tutti.
stayed from 06/06/2018 to 06/07/2018
m
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Il B&B si trova in posizione comodissima per visitare la città. Carmelo ci ha dato alcuni consigli preziosi che ci hanno permesso di organizzarci comodamente per visitare la città cogliendo anche aspetti tipici del posto. Catania è una città molto interessante c è molto da scoprire, soprattutto se aiutati da una valida guida, come è stata la nostra. Soggiorno indimenticabile per tutto, partendo dalla location che ha un suo fascino. Struttura e città che suggerisco di visitare.
stayed from 05/11/2018 to 05/14/2018
tiziana
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Nel "centro del centro" di Catania, come ama dire il gentilissimo e sempre disponibile proprietario Carmelo, la nostra camera era ampia, luminosa e con tutti i comfort moderni, inoltre aveva due balconcini che si affacciano su vicoli storici e pieni di vita. Colazione in una delle piazze più belle della città, presso una pasticceria storica.. Consigliatissimo.
stayed from 08/18/2017 to 08/21/2017
damiano
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Con mia moglie siamo stati per 4 gg a Catania..abbiamo avuto la fortuna di prenotare dal Sig Carmelo, ottimo padrone di casa, gentilissimo, cordiale e discreto. Il B&B si trova nel centro antico di Catania a 2 passi dal Duomo, dalla fontana dell'Amenano, e dal palazzo dell' università. Con pochi passi si "vive" Catania..e che vita. Camere pulitissime e posizione strategica. Una città da vivere e scoprire..soprattutto a piedi per le sue vie..anche quelle più interne e meno frequentate, alla ricerca di scorci, sapori e costumi tipicamente siciliani. La colazione non viene servita presso la struttura, ma si assapora in uno dei bar più storici e prestigiosi di Catania..Il Bar Prestipino, uno dei modi migliori per iniziare bene la giornata. B&b Amenano una garanzia, se dovesse capitare di tornare a Catania, credo che torneremo ancora dal Sig. Carmelo..
stayed from 05/26/2017 to 05/29/2017
deborah
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Struttura ottima per posizione, pulizia, accoglienza. La nostra camera (una suite) molto spaziosa e ben arredata. Il proprietario Carmelo molto disponibile e gentile.
stayed from 07/26/2016 to 07/28/2016
francesca
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Nel cuore di Catania, nell'elegante (e sicuramente ancor più bello dopo il restauro) palazzo Roccaforte, dietro il palazzo dell'Università, questo B&B ha dato a me e famiglia una bellissima accoglienza! L'architetto Carmelo ci ha dato tutte le indicazioni necessarie per il nostro breve e intenso soggiorno! Grazie..
stayed from 08/16/2013 to 08/18/2013