Hotel Villa del Bosco

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

Hotel Villa del Bosco

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, connected to the convention center, near Via Etnea

7,8/10 Good

353 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
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Via del Bosco 62, Catania, CT, 95125
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Picanello-Ognina-Barriera-Canalicchio
  • Via Etnea - 13 min walk
  • Piazza Stesicoro - 40 min walk
  • Catania University - 6 min drive
  • University Hospital Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele - 8 min drive
  • Roman Amphitheater - 13 min drive
  • Tribunale di Catania - 4 min drive
  • Piazza Universita - 16 min drive
  • Catania Cathedral - 17 min drive
  • Lungomare di Ognina - 15 min drive
  • Catania Port - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 28 min drive
  • Cannizzaro Station - 7 min drive
  • Catania Ognina Station - 12 min drive
  • Acireale Station - 14 min drive
  • Borgo Station - 21 min walk
  • Giuffrida Station - 28 min walk
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

About this property

Hotel Villa del Bosco

Placing you 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Via Etnea and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Piazza Stesicoro, Hotel Villa del Bosco offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per room. Guests can indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and a seasonal outdoor pool. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travelers.

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/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 52 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets allowed (1 per room)*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (EUR 8.00 per night)
  • Onsite valet parking (EUR 8 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Free area shuttle within 2.5 km
  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Free local shuttle
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Piano
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 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: 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.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 9 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 25 per room (one way)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport

Pets

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per stay

Parking

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs EUR 8.00 per night
  • Valet parking costs EUR 8 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

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Overall score and ratings

7,8

Good

8,2/10

Cleanliness

8,3/10

Staff & service

7,9/10

Amenities

7,8/10

Property conditions & facilities

7,3/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

2-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
6-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

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.
4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

They were accommodating to get us to and from our destinations.
4-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

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.
Myriam, 4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Very nice property good ambiance reasonably priced food and drink
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

devora, 7-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

The Staff were very helpful. The Shuttle bus was a great asset and the Driver went out of his way to be helpful. The meals were very good quality. The pool area and patio were delightful and if it had been a little warmer it would have been lovely. The only drawbacks were 1) No kettle in room as stated and 2) the hotel website should make it clear that the private beach does not open until later in the Year.
6-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We have stayed at this Hotel on 6 occasions and each time the experience is remarkable. The staff are welcoming and attentive. We will return again. The Bar/Lounge is extremely comfortable and enjoyable and an experience like no other. The rooms are exceptionable and the view of Mount Etna and the Sea add to the magic of the Hotel. Catania is something else...and a great "jumping off place" to Taormina and Siracusa for example. In addition,Catania has it's own treasures to explore.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review