Hotel Villa del Bosco

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Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Overview of Hotel Villa del Bosco

Hotel Villa del Bosco

4.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Map
Via del Bosco 62, Catania, CT, 95125

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVia Etnea13 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity Hospital Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele9 min drive
  • Popular LocationBellini Gardens14 min drive
  • AirportCatania (CTA-Fontanarossa)28 min drive

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About this area

Catania

Located near the beach, Hotel Villa del Bosco is in Picanello-Ognina-Barriera-Canalicchio neighbourhood and is connected to a shopping centre. Metropolitan Theater and Emilio Greco Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Butterfly House and Etnaland. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Angelo Massimino Stadium or PalaCatania. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Via Etnea - 13 min walk
  • Via Crociferi - 4 min drive
  • University Hospital Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele - 9 min drive
  • Roman Amphitheater - 13 min drive
  • Bellini Gardens - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Galatea Station - 5 min drive
  • Cannizzaro Station - 7 min drive
  • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bar Castello - 9 min walk
  • Piazza Gioeni - 13 min walk
  • Trattoria Il Corallo - 15 min walk
  • Gusti Siciliani - 16 min walk
  • Giardino Di Bacco Catania - 17 min walk

About this property

Hotel Villa del Bosco

4-star beach hotel with a conference centre
Catch the free shuttle from Hotel Villa del Bosco to the beach, dine on-site at the restaurant or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges.
Hotel Villa del Bosco offers 52 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Catania hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

A children's pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site.

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

Languages

English, French, Italian, Spanish

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 or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (EUR 8.00 per night)
  • Valet parking on site (EUR 8 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times
  • Free local area shuttle up to 2.5 km
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: EUR 9 per person
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Entertainment

  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per stay
1 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 10.0 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city and is collected at the property in cash: EUR 2.50 per person, per night, up to a maximum of 3 nights. Guests exempted from the tax include: Catania residents, exchange students, university students, children under 18 years of age, coach drivers and tour leaders for groups of at least 25 people (1 coach driver and 1 tour leader per group), and disabled persons, patients and their companions/helpers (max. 2 per patient), subject to submission of proper documents to the property.

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

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 9 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 25 per room (one way)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR 8.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 8 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 10.0 per night

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 credit card, debit card or 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; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 the information in the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from May to October
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 121 out of 355 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 142 out of 355 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 52 out of 355 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 23 out of 355 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 355 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.6/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent staff. Food was great, rooms were clean and spacious. We’ll be back in the future!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Bad location, incompetent reception staff
The hotel was clean and well maintained. It was not in a good location at all for visiting the centre or beach. If you have no car, expect to pay a minimum of €30 return for a trip to the centre. There are no restaurants nearby so that is the only option. The buses are unreliable and infrequent. The reception staff were not forthcoming with any information and often inaccurate. The shuttle bus to the beach and city centre operated at peculiar times and was only able to take 8 passengers in the van. If you booked the 0930 bus out, you could only take the 1630 bus back- only two trips there and back! There was no evening shuttle to the centre,the last bus going in at 1830. We booked the hotel taxi (€10 one way) in the evening for three consecutive trips into the centre. My daughter was not well enough to go into the centre on the first night so we cancelled that day. The receptionist then cancelled the remaining trips without telling us and no explanation was given. Very poor! We booked the hotel taxi to take us to the airport on our departure and it didn’t turn up. No apology given by the receptionist or the manager or explanation. We nearly missed our flight. The restaurant menu was lacking variety and imagination and overpriced. The restaurant staff were lovely though. It would be better to get a hotel more centrally located and nearer to the bus station. The taxis are a rip off ,too.
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
0/10 do NOT recommend
Very bad!! Didn't even stay one night of our four night stay because the hotel was so terrible. The beds are horribly uncomfortable, my boyfriend laid down for a 10 minute nap after we checked in and he woke up with neck and back pain, we asked if we could switch rooms but were told all the mattresses throughout the hotel are the same, we were given one additional pillow which obviously did not help. At reception, the staff argued with us about not giving us our money back. The hotel is not as advertised online. The pool is very small, the free shuttle service offered must be reserved a full day in advance, and it's very, very noisy, you can hear everything that goes on in the halls and upstairs. We were told the manager and owner cannot be contacted and of course the receptionist didn't have the authority to reimburse us but would'nt call the manager or owner for approval and would'nt give us the phone number, which seems rather shady... Reception told us we had to come back the following morning at 8am to speak with the manager, who might not even be there. Very odd. We were either going to book another hotel or get flights out of the city and end our holiday short. This hotel was SO bad that we legitimately considered just leaving the country. We ended up staying at the Four Points by Sheraton which was a much nicer experience. I would highly suggest anyone considering staying at Hotel Villa Del Bosco reconsiders and looks at the Four Points by Sheraton instead.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
They were accommodating to get us to and from our destinations.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019