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Susanna

Velardi B&B

TopBnB Excellent 9.9 / 10 (16 reviews)
Via Luigi Scuderi, 2 - Viagrande (CT) - Area: city center | Map
Codice identificativo: TRS-IT-SIC-05003

Velardi B&B


Category
Bed & Breakfast

Rooms
3

Breakfast
included

Bathroom
Ensuite
Guests in this venue liked
  • Charming property
  • Abundant breakfast
  • Cheap
  • In the city center
  • Spectacular view
  • Shopping area
  • Near the station
  • Near the airport
  • The design of the property
Description
Our B&B is a traditional one, not entrepreneurial, it is our family home, a part of which is reserved for guests. You will therefore feel the welcoming atmosphere of a lived-in home, we will meet during the day, and we can exchange a few words over breakfast..

Our home transmits a special energy to those who stay there, many guests tell us this and preserve a memory of true well-being.

Located at the entrance of Viagrande, it is in a strategic position to move quickly towards the main tourist destinations of the area, from Etna to the Ionian coast, to Taormina, as well as to reach the CT-PA motorway.

A stone's throw from the delightful village of Viscalori, it is a characteristic Sicilian dwelling from the late 19th century, recently renovated in full respect of traditional architecture, with large rooms with vaulted ceilings and thick walls of lava stone.

The country-style furnishings with a touch of ethnic elements give a feeling of warmth and familiarity in all environments, and Susanna, the landlady, will do the rest to make guests feel at home.

The 3 rooms available to guests are located on the first floor of the house, have independent access and overlook a large central living room with a terrace. The living room is equipped with a kitchenette with everything needed for the preparation of a quick meal: induction hob, microwave oven, toaster, fridge.

All rooms have simple and elegant furnishings, are air-conditioned and comfortable, equipped with TV and WiFi, ideal for a pleasant stay.

The garden is a highlight of the B&B: designed to host butterflies and birds, it is an oasis of peace even for guests who can enjoy its romantic atmosphere during breakfast or in their free time in the afternoon.

Cultivated with organic methods without the use of poisons, it hosts flower borders from spring to autumn while in winter it is colored with the fruits of oranges and mandarins, a testimony to the ancient citrus grove of which it was once a part.

The B&B stands out for its attention to the environment and sustainable development and belongs to the Ecobnb network: equipped with photovoltaic panels, it is committed to limiting waste of energy, gas and water, detergents and other polluting products; guests are offered natural and organic products.
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 for one night’s stay

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-out
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 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Municipal tax of €1.50 per person per night is applicable up to 30 consecutive days maximum. Children aged under 12 do not pay municipal tax
Fresh towels every 3 days
Fresh sheets every 6 days
Rooms are cleaned every 2 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

from 65 € (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):
3
  • Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Historic House
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Garden
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Charm
  • Heating
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

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

House features

  • Historic house
  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • 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
  • Photovoltaic or other forms of renewable energy

Services of the house

  • Garden
  • Kitchenette
  • Terrace

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • 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

  • 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
  • Internet connection or telephone

Furnishing

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

Cleaning services

  • Daily

Services

  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar

Holiday themes - the place

  • Arts town

Holiday themes - town size

  • Small town - between 5000 and 25000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
Breakfast
To start the day, guests can enjoy a rich and authentic breakfast of seasonal, organic products. Home-made bread baked in traditional stone ovens; jams and honey; organic seasonal fruits from the orchards around Mount Etna; cakes made with the flour from ancient varieties of cereals, and traditional pastries, freshly squeezed Sicilian oranges, all served in a cosy living room in winter, or in the shade of citrus fruit trees in the garden during the warmer months.

On request we prepare Vegan breakfasts, gluten free or lactose free ones.
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Hey from Susanna

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Susanna, a biologist, deals with conservation and management of nature. She runs the Monteserra Butterfly House, an important tourist destination in Viagrande where she will be happy to host you for a guided tour among the world's most beautiful butterflies.

She is a Hiking and Environmental Guide and can organize guided tours along the most scenic naturalistic itineraries of Eastern Sicily and trekking on Etna as well.

Susanna is also a Yoga teacher and during the summer season, she organizes individual or collective lessons in the garden of the B&B, which with its magical atmosphere, is a perfect setting for a relaxing yoga practice.
My calendar is updated
Response rate: High
Response time: within an hour
Conditions
Check-in from 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM
Area city center
2 kilometers away from the IOM (Mediterranean Oncological Institute)
8 kilometers away from Acireale, the city of Baroque and Carnival
10 kilometers away from Mount Etna Park
12 kilometers away from Catania
25 kilometers away from Catania Fontanarossa Airport.
Train Stations
*Distances As The Crow Flies

Excellent

Overall Rating 9.9 / 10
16 reviews
Property
Cleaning
Host
Location
Price/Quality
Breakfast
peter
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Susanna made the two of us very welcome. She creates a lovely calm and homely atmosphere. Our room (ensuite) was spacious. It led directly on to the patio and Susanna's lovely garden where we enjoyed her delicious home made breakfasts - bread, cake, preserves and plentiful supplies of coffee. We also appreciate the kitchenette which made it possible to eat in several nights. Susanna gave us excellent advice about places to visit including Catania, Taormina, and Mount Etna. She made it possible for us to spend a delightful day at a nearby outdoor pool. It helped to have a car and there is easy parking outside the house. Overall, we would strongly recommend Velardi.
stayed from 09/20/2023 to 09/25/2023
chris
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
The Velardi B&B is a FANTASTIC! place to stay. Our host, Susanna, was very communicative and helpful. The room was spacious and clean and air-conditioned (a necessity given that we were then during the hottest week of the summer). The bathroom was enormous and had a lovely shower that was lit from above with a skylight. Breakfast in Susanna's garden, a tucked away oasis, was magical: fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, juice, coffee, cookies, and homemade sweet breads. The B&B is located just a 5-minute walk from the central town square, convenient to restaurants and the workshop I was attending. Susanna helped to arrange for us: a guided tour of Etna, massages for my wife, a beach trip, and a tour of the Greek Theatre at Taormina--she couldn't have been more informative or helpful. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat--it gets my strongest recommendation.
stayed from 07/17/2023 to 07/21/2023
The answer from the host:
Thank you so much for your appreciation Chrys! You were lovely guests!
christa
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Beautiful garden, super well-kept house, very friendly and helpful host.
stayed from 04/29/2023 to 05/02/2023
giuseppe mario
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Eccellente struttura, eccellente accoglienza, eccellente camere e eccellente pulizia. Stanze super riscaldate in un ambiente pulitissimo. La colazione di qualità, con prodotti realizzati dalla proprietaria, è un valore aggiunto. Detto ciò, io consiglio vivamente questo luogo, soprattutto considerando il giusto prezzo per l'offerta avuta. Ho avuto un bellissimo soggiorno.
stayed from 01/22/2024 to 01/23/2024
daniele
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Cura e attenzioni cadono subito a l'occhio e in un attimo sei acclimatato in un ambiente piacevolmente confortevole e in breve familiare. L'accoglienza e la disponibilità di Susanna poi completano il tutto restituendo una permanenza difficile da lasciare e impossibile da dimenticare.
stayed from 01/03/2024 to 01/05/2024
costanza
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Soggiornare da Susanna è paragonabile all'essere accolti in un caloroso e accogliente abbraccio. Sin dal primo ingresso, saltano all'occhio la cura nei dettagli e i colori caldi che sono lo specchio di tutta la dolcezza e la disponibilità della proprietaria. La colazione, preparata con la stessa attenzione e la stessa tenerezza, permette di cominciare la giornata pieni di energia e della voglia di gustare le bellezze dei paesi etnei. Consiglio vivamente la scelta di questa struttura che, nonostante la breve permanenza, mi sento di chiamare casa, un luogo dove torneremo sicuramente.
stayed from 01/03/2024 to 01/05/2024
The answer from the host:
Ma che belle parole Costanza! Sono veramente felice che vi siate sentiti a casa.... ti ringrazio e vi aspetto!
roberta
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Il B&b è curato ed accogliente, meraviglioso il giardino in cui Susanna, la gentile proprietaria, prepara una colazione deliziosa ed abbondante con buonissimi prodotti locali, frutta fresca e torte fatte in casa; abbiamo ricevuto anche tanti preziosi consigli per le nostre escursioni. Un luogo pieno di energia positiva!
stayed from 08/21/2023 to 08/26/2023
geremia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Susanna è una persona squisita e gentile. Posto pulito e sempre in ordine, accogliente ed in un punto strategico tra Catania, Etna e tutte le principali attrazioni della zona.
stayed from 06/02/2023 to 06/04/2023
The answer from the host:
Grazie Geremia, sarà sempre il benvenuto!
maria vittoria
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Susanna è fantastica, gentilissima e disponibile e il B&B è curatissimo. Grazie infinite per l’ospitalità.
stayed from 06/01/2023 to 06/02/2023
The answer from the host:
Grazie a te Maria Vittoria, tu e Valentina siete state un tesoro, magari un giorno ci rivedremo....
salvo
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Siamo stati benissimo da Susanna, gentile, disponibile e attenta al cliente, per questa ragione straconsiglio il suo B&B! Il posto è molto accogliente, letto comodissimo, colazione super, cosa chiedere di più? Ritorneremo sicuramente!
stayed from 08/10/2022 to 08/11/2022
enrico
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Struttura di alto livello, colazione squisita, pulizia al top. Qualità decisamente al di sopra del prezzo pagato.
stayed from 01/20/2023 to 01/21/2023
giulia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Susanna è un host premurosa, accogliente e che sa come coccolare i suoi ospiti. La nostra stanza era ben arredata, pulitissima e con quei dettagli che fanno la differenza come il sapone fatto a mano, i fiori freschi e gli olii essenziali. Colazioni fantastiche nel giardino che è a dir poco un angolo di paradiso. Torneremo presto!
stayed from 08/29/2022 to 08/31/2022
The answer from the host:
Grazie cara Giulia per il tuo apprezzamento. Voi siete stati ospiti simpaticissimi ed entusiasti, spero di ospitarvi ancora presto!
pietro
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Ottima struttura che risponde pienamente alle aspettative di chi cerca un b&b posto in posizione strategica per godere il fresco rispetto alla piana catanese (il paese è alle falde dell'Etna), ed essere abbastanza vicino e ben collegato a Catania e alle spiagge della zona. Lo consiglio.
stayed from 06/19/2022 to 06/21/2022
lorena
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Io e il mio compagno abbiamo trascorso al B&B Velardi 4 notti per motivi di lavoro. Ci siamo trovati benissimo e quasi non volevamo andare via. La struttura è bella e pulita e Susanna è una padrona di casa gentile e disponibile. La camera dove abbiamo pernottato. La stanza delle Spezie, è abbastanza grande e ben arredata, e ha un bell'affaccio su un giardinetto interno. La notte la camera è silenziosa e si può riposare tranquillamente. Di giorno è inoltre possibile fare la colazione nel giardinetto, così come abbiamo fatto noi grazie a Susanna. La connessione internet funziona molto bene ed è possibile lavorare tranquillamente con il proprio pc dalla camera. Il B&B è posizionato vicino al centro, a due passi da supermercato e farmacie ed è un ottimo punto di partenza per visitare l'Etna e i suoi dintorni. A impreziosire la struttura è la gentilezza e la disponibilità di Susanna, una vera maestra dell'arte dell'accoglienza. Siamo stati bene, consigliatissimo!
stayed from 03/25/2021 to 03/28/2021
silvia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Sono stata benissimo! La casa è molto accogliente, calda, pulita e curata in ogni particolare. Colazione super buona con prodotti bio e a km zero. Gentilezza e disponibilità da parte della padrona di casa mi hanno fatto sentire ancora meglio e i suoi consigli mi sono stati molto utili per le mie escursioni sull’Etna. Il rapporto qualità/prezzo è eccezionale!
stayed from 02/01/2021 to 02/03/2021
The answer from the host:
Grazie per il tuo apprezzamento Silvia! È stato un piacere ospitarti!
giuliana
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Luogo Meraviglioso! Susanna ci ha accolti in modo veramente cordiale nel suo Bed and Breakfast, che è bellissimo, molto raffinato e situato in una splendida posizione per visitare l'Etna, Catania Acireale e tantissime altre meravigliose località. Le camere sono molto ampie, eleganti e pulitissime! Siamo stati anche coccolati con una deliziosa colazione che ci è stata servita nel suo splendido giardino. Grazie ancora di cuore!
stayed from 07/01/2018 to 07/02/2018