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Hotel Villa del Bosco

Star Rating
4 out of 5

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Reviews

3.9 / 5Good
336 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Via Etnea
    13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    University Hospital Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Angelo Massimino Stadium
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa)
    22 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area

    Catania

    Located in Catania, Hotel Villa del Bosco is in the city centre and near the beach. Massimo Bellini Theater and Greek-Roman Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Catania Cathedral and Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolo. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Etnaland, or check out an event or a game at Angelo Massimino Stadium.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Via Etnea - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      University Hospital Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Angelo Massimino Stadium - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Metropolitan Theater - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Bellini Gardens - 4 min drive

    Getting around

    • Borgo Station - 3 min drive
    • Catania Central Station - 5 min drive
    • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 22 min drive

    Restaurants

    • Where to eat
    • Serves lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.

    About this property

    Hotel Villa del Bosco

    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. All 52 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LCD TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include room service and premium bedding.

    Property amenities

    Internet

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

    Parking and public transport

    • Self parking: EUR 8.00 per night
    • Valet parking: EUR 8 per day
    • 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
    • Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Free local area shuttle
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

    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

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Business centre
    • Meeting rooms
    • Conference centre

    Outdoors

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

    Accessibility

    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower

    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
    • Turndown service

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    • Beach access
    • Bike hire
    • Scuba diving

    Where to eat

    • Serves lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.
    5 - Excellent
    116
    4 - Good
    133
    3 - Okay
    51
    2 - Mediocre
    20
    1 - Poor
    16
    4.1
    Cleanliness
    4.2
    Service and Staff
    3.9
    Amenities
    3.9
    Property condition

    2/5

    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

    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

    They were accommodating to get us to and from our destinations.

    Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

    3/5

    Bad shower, very small, door didn’t shut, wet bathroom afterparty showering. Onlusten a roof window, no window with a view, no window to open. Whole hotel needed a renovation very badly. Only staf in the restaurant & driver of the shuttle were friemelt. Wouldn’t recommand to stay there.

    Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2019

    4/5 Good

    Very nice property good ambiance reasonably priced food and drink

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

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