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Overview of Villaggio Turistico Europeo

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On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach volleyball
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach volleyball
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach volleyball
Seasonal outdoor pool

Villaggio Turistico Europeo

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCatania Beach1 min walk
    Popular LocationUrsino Castle10 min drive
    AirportCatania (CTA-Fontanarossa)11 min drive
    Popular LocationCatania Harbour26 min drive

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Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms

  • 312 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Basic Bungalow, Kitchenette (4 pax)

  • 312 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Basic Bungalow (2 people)

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Studio, Kitchenette (2 people)

  • 226 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Bungalow (2 people)

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Basic Bungalow, Kitchenette (2 pax)

  • 205 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Basic Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

  • 280 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Studio, Kitchenette (3 people)

  • 226 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette

  • 312 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Bungalow (3 people)

  • 172 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Basic Bungalow, Kitchenette (3 pax)

  • 205 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Basic Bungalow (3 people)

  • 172 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area


Located in Catania, Villaggio Turistico Europeo is near the airport and on the beach. Via Etnea and Catania Cathedral are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Catania Port and Catania Harbour. Travelling with kids? Consider Etnaland, or check out an event or a game at PalaCatania. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as windsurfing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Catania Beach - 1 min walk
  • Ursino Castle - 10 min drive
  • Roman Columns - 11 min drive
  • Catania Port - 11 min drive
  • Catania Harbour - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Catania Acquicella Station - 10 min drive
  • Porto Station - 10 min drive
  • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 11 min drive


  • Sicilian Typical Restaura — 1 min walk
  • Happy Wok - 7 min drive
  • Agora Hostel - 10 min drive
  • À Putia dell'Ostello - 10 min drive
  • Il gambero pazzo - 10 min drive

About this property

Villaggio Turistico Europeo

Family-friendly, beachfront inn near Catania Beach
Guests at this beach inn will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a complimentary children's club and a children's pool. All 150 rooms offer WiFi, flat-screen TVs and safes.
Villaggio Turistico Europeo offers 150 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Catania inn provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Housekeeping is provided on request.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (EUR 7 per day)

Parking and public transport

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (subject to charges) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Archery
  • Beach volleyball
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Free children's club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • 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 (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV


  • Mobile key entry
  • Safe

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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from noon - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 30 September and 1 June.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 4 per pet, per day

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 8.0 per day

Payment types at the property

Important information


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 2.00 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 16 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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 7 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 25 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Pet fee: EUR 4 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Cleaning/housekeeping/linen fee: EUR 10 per day, varies per unit size
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 8.0 per day

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
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

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 September
Pool access available from 10 AM to 7 PM

Property is also known as

Villaggio Turistico Europeo
Villaggio Turistico Europeo Catania
Villaggio Turistico Europeo Hotel
Villaggio Turistico Europeo Hotel Catania
Villaggio Turistico Europeo Catania, Sicily
Villaggio Turistico Europeo Inn Catania
Villaggio Turistico Europeo Inn
Villaggio Turistico Europeo Inn
Villaggio Turistico Europeo Catania
Villaggio Turistico Europeo Inn Catania

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Villaggio Turistico Europeo and receive a full refund?
Yes, Villaggio Turistico Europeo offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Villaggio Turistico Europeo cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Villaggio Turistico Europeo have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 10 AM to 7 PM.
Is Villaggio Turistico Europeo pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of EUR 4 per pet, per day.
How much is parking at Villaggio Turistico Europeo?
Self-parking and extended parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Villaggio Turistico Europeo?
Check-in is from noon - midnight.
What time is check-out at Villaggio Turistico Europeo?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Villaggio Turistico Europeo provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 25 per vehicle applies.
Where is Villaggio Turistico Europeo located?
Nestled on the beach, this Contrada Pantano d'Arci inn is just steps away from Spiaggia della Plaia and Catania Beach. Catania Port and Catania Harbour are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 66 reviews
5 - Excellent 15%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 66 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 66 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 66 reviews
2 - Poor 21%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 66 reviews
1 - Terrible 20%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Offer on sites like Expedia GROSSLY MISLEADING. Behind tatty beach chalets, it's an old campsite patronised mainly by 99% poor Italians (pay less than conned foreigners like us. MUST BE CLOSED DOWN OR REFURBISHED. Advised by one worker: is now just a cash cow for small rich family owners who bully their staff and pay off another family. DISGUSTING for many reasons. A FEW EXAMPLES: * No room service *NO fan or aircon/ sleep difficult * blood, faeces, semen stained bedding, pillows,toilet area *Rotten door frames with splinters * Insects IN/under bed * Split ineffective mosquito window screens. *Food terrible despite amusing waters *Weird chef describes her stinking rotten Pork balls and old fish as 'amazing', *Pasta not cooked properly (two minutes-very hard/dry in middle. Several meals rejected *Slatted wood walkway to beach very dangerous/screws sticking up to cut feet, *Overhanging asbestos roof cuts heads *Wine terrible. * Reception staff forced by owners to defend place or be sacked *Filth on beach includes dead stinking poison jellyfish, split plastic bottles, tens of thousands of cigarette butts, used tampons and condoms * Private beach NOT PRIVATE/public wander on/give lifeguards takes backhanders *Tiny swimming pool in very dangerous/excessive bleach and cleaning agents used. Many broken tiles and green algae around edge * Feral cats scratch if approached. MUST BE CLOSED DOWN. DO NOT GO. OTHER NON ITALIANS WE SPOKE TO AGREE WITH ALL SAID HERE. THE PLACE IS A CON
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The place is gorgeous, weather and staff are exceptional.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Old and rundown; isolated. Stuck eating at resort, food not good. The airport taxi driver didn’t even know where it was. It’s a campground mainly with a few small rundown rooms. Beach was beautiful but resort very disappointing.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children, Travelled with partner
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Property location to the beach, city, and airport was great. Property itself is tired and older. It needs many updates. Staff was pleasant and courteous.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful beach, but that is that...
I'm going to divide this review into three parts; Location, staff and finally the room it self. Finally I'll give a grade from 1 to 10. Location is a little out side of Catania, and literally a stone throw from the Beach. Bus tickets can be bought at the reception, and the bus ride is, depending on traffic, ranging from 10-40 minutes, and can be quite packed during peak hours.The beach is beautiful but packed with locals during the weekends, so take this under consideration if your one that likes a more quiet and spacious beach. The Staff is incredibly helpful and smiling, so they get a big + from me, for supplying good and comforting service. Not everyone speaks English very well, but they will do their best to help. The bar/restaurant is staffed from early morning till 11, and the staff there is also very helpful, though the food isn't very good and overpriced. Don't come for the food, the breakfast is mediocre at best, and quite small, coffee based beverage, croissant and some toast. The rooms themselves are in quite terrible condition and at a bare minimum. I wouldn't recommend staying for longer than a few days. This is NOT a hotel, so they wont clean the room on a daily basis, so keep this in mind. The bathrooms were also a quite horrendous, with limescale and a clogged drain. Location: Beautiful. Staff: Super friendly. Room: Quite poor. This oxymoron of an experience is hard to judge, but for shorter stays, it is perfect, but longer stays, are not. 4/10
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2019

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