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Bad - Bed & Breakfast and Design - Catania

3 star B&B Catania

Via Cristoforo Colombo 24 - Catania

Price starting from 65 .00

Hotel BAD is a 3 star B&B in central Catania, Italy, which has been operating since 2005 to widespread acclaim from guests. It occupies a floor of an ancient palace, located just a stone's throw from the city’s cathedral (Duomo di Catania). The décor is characterized by vivacious color clashes, by 19th century Sicilian artifacts and tiling, pieces of contemporary design (such as chairs in Kundalini style), vintage furniture and pieces of art. At BAD the traditional Catanese baroque style is combined with a modern style, creating a wonderful and unique atmosphere.

This bed & breakfast in Catania, Sicily combines hospitality with creativity, always giving the guests the sensation of feeling at home. It is ideal for both business travelers and tourists thanks to its location in the very center of the city, close to both the harbor and the industrial area and the city’s most important monuments. The BAD hotel is just minutes away from the airport, and a bus stop located right in front of the building will transport guests anywhere in the city. The train station is also not far, and from there you will be able to reach other destinations in Sicily, such as Taormina, Messina and Syracuse.

A vibrant Sicilian city!

Catania is the largest city in Eastern Sicily and is an important tourist destination, renowned for its charming historic city center and its many notable buildings and monuments. The city has been inhabited since ancient times and its past cultural influences are evident when one visits the Roman amphitheater and the Odeon, which was built when the Greeks colonized the area.

However, the most iconic monument of the city can be found in the central Piazza del Duomo square, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the Hotel BAD. It is the famous Fountain of the Elephant, known to the Catanese as U Liotru. The Liotru is a monument built in the 18th century around a statue that depicts an elephant, which is considered the symbol of the city, which was in fact known as the City of the Elephant during the Arab domination.

If you want a taste of Sicilian culture (and food!) don’t miss out on the central fish market, which is held just a few minutes’ walk from the Hotel BAD. Lovers of nature and breathtaking sceneries can’t miss out on a visit to the remarkable Mount Etna. This huge active volcano, that overlooks the city from its incredible 3,340 meters (around 11,000 feet) of altitude, is home to a national park that you will be able to reach from the Hotel BAD in less than 20 minutes by car or public transport.

If you feel like getting a tan or taking a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea, several beaches are easily reached from the city center, the most notable being in the La Plaia area of the city. If you want to go on a day trip, you will be able to easily get to some of Sicily’s best spots. Don’t miss out on Syracuse, Taormina and Noto!

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 8 hotel reviews © 2014

We had an excellent stay at BAD, and really enjoyed the city of Catania in general...

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Breakfast at Bad - Bed & Breakfast and Design

A continental breakfast is served between 5 AM and 1 PM for a fee.

Facilities at Bad - B&B and Design

  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Internet/Email services
  • Laundry room
  • Baby sitter

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: between noon and 7 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

The front desk will be open during the following times:
  • Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 1 PM
  • Guests can arrange early or late check-in by contacting the property directly, using contact information in the confirmation received after booking via this website.


    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.

    City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

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

    • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 18
    • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10 per night
    • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

    • A tax is imposed by the city and is collected at the property in cash: EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to a maximum of 3 nights. Guests exempted from the tax: 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); 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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.











    Bad - B&B and Design reviews

    9.4 Outstanding!
    • October 2012
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • Romania

    Bad B&B is located in central area of the city, close to the most important landmarks: Fishmarket, Cathedral Place, Biscari Palace, Greco-roman Theatre, Ursino Castle, Bellini Theatre, Crociferi street City Break

    9.7 Outstanding!
    • February 2009
    • Venere Guest
    • Not Specified
    • Italy

    Bad is one of the est B&B I've ever seen in the world....and remember, I traveled all around the world!!! Fantastico sotto tutti gli aspetti!

    • September 2010
    • Venere Guest
    • Single traveller
    • USA

    6.9 Fair
    • October 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Group
    • Italy

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    9.1 Wonderful!
    • May 2011
    • Venere Guest
    • Family with young children
    • Italy

    7.4 Good
    • October 2008
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • Germany

    8.2 Very Good
    • July 2011
    • Venere Guest
    • Young couple
    • A2

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    Room Details

    Bad - Bed & Breakfast and Design offers 3 guest rooms with climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. DVD players provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Catania area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks.

    For comfort and convenience, each guest room comes with a separate sitting area. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

    Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

    Accommodation Services

    • Air conditioning
    • Mini bar
    • Extra beds
    • Baby cots/cribs available
    • Ironing facilities on request
    • Hairdryer in each room
    • Desk
    • Individually controlled air conditioning
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Terrace/Balcony
    • DVD player

    Distances from Bad - B&B and Design

    Villa Pacini - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
    Catania Fish Market - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
    Diocesano Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
    Fontana dell'Amenano - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
    Fontana dell'Elefante - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
    Duomo of Catania - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Cathedral Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Roman Columns - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Piazza Mazzini - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Museo del Giocattolo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Palazzo Biscari - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Ursino Castle - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Porta Uzeda - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Piazza Universita - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
    Museo Emilio Greco - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
    The preferred airport for Bad - Bed & Breakfast and Design is Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi.

    Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

    Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

    Transportation services Bad - Bed & Breakfast and Design

    • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
    • Shuttle service
    • Private parking
    • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport