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Alessandro

BAD - B&B and design

TopBnB Good 8.3 / 10 (15 reviews)
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 24 - Catania (CT) - Area: duomo | Map

BAD - B&B and design


Category
Bed & Breakfast

Rooms
4

Breakfast
included

Bathroom
Ensuite
for some rooms
Guests in this venue liked
  • In the city center
  • Shopping area
  • The design of the property
  • Cheap
  • Near the airport
  • Charming property
  • At the seaside
Description
BAD is the first designer Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Catania. Much more than a simple B&B, it is a unique mix of hospitality and creativity, ideal for both those travelling for pleasure and for business. It unites the fascinating Catanese baroque architecture with contemporary art and design.

At BAD one breathes the creativity of Giulia and Alessandro, the two owners and curators. Professionals in the world of advertising and graphic design, they have expertly created within the ample and comfortable rooms different ambiences, exhibiting psychedelic wallpapers, amazing 19th Century Sicilian artifacts, vintage furniture and works of young aspiring artists.

Every room of the B&B in fact has a different mood, colour and feeling, with two or three beds, private bathroom and naturally all the comforts you would expect.

Because BAD is more than a sleeping experience.
Rooms and Rates
Conditions
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Conditions

Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

You may cancel your booking up to 3 days before the check-in date. In the case of failure to show or late cancellation, you will be charged a penalty of 100% of the total cost of the booking

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-in
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Municipal tax of €2.00 per person per night is applicable up to 4 consecutive days maximum. Children aged under 16 do not pay municipal tax
Fresh towels every 2 days
Fresh sheets every 5 days
Rooms are cleaned every 1 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 10:00 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms

Pets

Please contact the host before booking if you are traveling with pets

Other notes

Check-in time: we haven't a 24h Reception service. It is therefore mandatory to provide arrival time at the hotel.
We reserve the possibility to provide for a different room but equivalent to the one booked in order to optimize the occupation.
The rooms can be requested with twin beds.

from 52 € (1 night / 2 guests)
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):
1
Number of rooms with own bathroom but outside the room:
2
  • Air Conditioning
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Fine Design
  • Charm
  • Heating
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • English speaker

House features

  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions

Services of the house

  • Terrace

Facilities and services

  • Laundry

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • 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): 1
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom but outside the room: 2

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • 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

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
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Fine design
  • Charm
  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
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Hey from Alessandro

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At the BAD, you can breathe in all the creative flair of Giulia and Alessandro, the two owners and curators. With a background in advertising and graphic design, they have expertly crafted each of the spacious and comfortable rooms to exude their own unique atmosphere. Expect to discover psychedelic wallpaper, charming 18th-century Sicilian trinkets, vintage furnishings, and works by emerging artists. Each room at the Bed and Breakfast is a state of mind, a color, a feeling.
My calendar is updated
Response rate: High
Response time: within a day
Conditions
Check-in from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
Area Duomo
BAD is in the beating heart of Catania: in a XIX century building, next to the historical fish market “la Pescheria” and within a stone’s throw of the Cathedral and main monuments of the city. Furthermore BAD is only a few minutes away from the airport, the train station and the port, and just 100 meters from a bus station which connects to other main Sicilian resorts.
Train Stations
Metro Stations
*Distances As The Crow Flies

Good

Overall Rating 8.3 / 10
15 reviews
Property
Cleaning
Host
Location
Price/Quality
Breakfast
negin
Property: 1 | Cleaning: 1 | Host: 6 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 1
There was no toilet paper. The whole place was smelling of Arabic cigarettes which was so strong and awful. So noisy - we could not sleep. So dusty. It was not good at all.
stayed from 04/18/2023 to 04/19/2023
estelle
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Host very attentive to guest's needs. Very helpful and generous.
stayed from 01/29/2023 to 01/30/2023
karen
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Cozy, clean, quiet, great location and welcoming staff.
stayed from 07/11/2022 to 07/12/2022
moinard
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 7
A 5 min d'une des places historiques de la ville et d'une gare routière, accueil toujours impeccable avec beaucoup de facilité pour arriver et quitter la chambre. Chambres propres au décors originaux. Tout cela invite à revenir souvent pour visiter Catane et ses environs ou pour faire une halte entre l'aéroport et les Iles éoliennes.
stayed from 10/31/2020 to 11/01/2020
benedetto
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
benedetto rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 12/15/2023 to 12/17/2023
barbara
Property: 5 | Cleaning: 5 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 5
Abbiamo prenotato questo b&b all'ultimo momento perché ci hanno cancellato un'altra prenotazione in un'altra struttura. Il b&b si trova vicinissimo al centro, a due passi da Via Etnea e dal Duomo. Purtroppo la struttura non è tanto bella, i muri sono in cartongesso (quindi si sentivano tanto i rumori sia del piano di sopra che lateralmente), bagno ampio ma doccia piccolissima, palazzo molto vecchio e con necessari interventi di manutenzione. Aria condizionata presente e funzionante, biancheria pulita. Pulizia degli ambienti scadente. Colazione self-service, presenti latte, succhi di frutta, yogurt, merendine, tea e macchina caffè ecc. Proprietario disponibile e gentile. Il prezzo per la zona è veramente basso quindi forse non si poteva pretendere di più. Altra cosa la camera che ci è stata data non corrispondeva alle foto sul sito. Che le altre camere fossero migliori della nostra?
stayed from 08/10/2023 to 08/12/2023
caterina
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 6 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 7
caterina rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 05/21/2023 to 05/22/2023
alfio
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Gentilissimi e disponibili. Sono rimasto veramente contento del tutto.
stayed from 12/04/2022 to 12/05/2022
tiziano
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 7
Posizione centrale vicino al Duomo ed al famoso mercato del pesce. Ottimo rapporto qualità / prezzo. Consigliato.
stayed from 06/28/2021 to 06/30/2021
anselmo
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 7 | Location: 6 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 5
anselmo rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/17/2021 to 06/18/2021
maria rita
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9
Alloggio spazioso e pulito, esattamente come descritto. Posizione stratosferica a due-passi-due dal mercato del pesce e quindi da Piazza Duomo. Titolare molto gentile, disponibile e preparato. Consiglio.
stayed from 09/28/2020 to 10/02/2020
sara
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 7 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 9
sara rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 08/14/2020 to 08/17/2020
martina
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 7
Ottima posizione, personale cordiale, belle stanze (la stanza numero 2 ha una doccia fantastica!). La colazione è servita in un bar in piazza Duomo a poca distanza dal B&B.
stayed from 07/16/2019 to 07/19/2019
valentina
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 7
valentina rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 11/24/2017 to 11/25/2017
elisa
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 9
La caratteristica principale di questo B&B, al di là dell'arredamento particolare, è la posizione strategica e tranquillissima, a due passi dal centro storico e di fronte al mercato del pesce, inoltre le persone che vi accoglieranno sono veramente gentili e disponibili pronte a rispondere ad ogni vostra domanda e a risolvere ogni problema. La struttura è pulitissima! l'unica pecca i bagni.
stayed from 04/25/2013 to 04/28/2013