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Hotel Villa del Bosco

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

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Via del Bosco 62, Catania, 95125, CT, Italy
8.0.Very good.
  • The hotel was clean and well maintained. It was not in a good location at all for…

    Aug 15, 2019

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

    Aug 12, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 52 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle

What’s around

  • In Picanello-Ognina-Barriera-Canalicchio
  • Via Etnea - 13 min walk
  • Gioeni Park - 4 min walk
  • Leucatia Castle - 8 min walk
  • Catania University - 18 min walk
  • Vincenzo Bellini Music Institute - 21 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds
  • Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds
  • Suite
  • Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room Single Use
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room Single Use, 1 Double Bed
  • Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds


Via del Bosco 62, Catania, 95125, CT, Italy
  • In Picanello-Ognina-Barriera-Canalicchio
  • Via Etnea - 13 min walk
  • Gioeni Park - 4 min walk

What’s around


  • In Picanello-Ognina-Barriera-Canalicchio
  • Via Etnea - 13 min walk
  • Gioeni Park - 4 min walk
  • Leucatia Castle - 8 min walk
  • Catania University - 18 min walk
  • Vincenzo Bellini Music Institute - 21 min walk
  • University of Catania - Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment - 22 min walk
  • St. Agatha Al Borgo Catholic Church - 24 min walk
  • University Hospital Policlinico Vittorio Emanuele - 25 min walk
  • Botanical Garden of University of Catania - 27 min walk
  • Piazza Roma - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 25 min drive
  • Catania Ognina Station - 5 min drive
  • Catania Acquicella Station - 7 min drive
  • Catania Bicocca Station - 11 min drive
  • Borgo Station - 21 min walk
  • Giuffrida Station - 28 min walk
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 52 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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


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


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


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Children's pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


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

Small print

Also known as

  • Villa Bosco & VdB Hotel & Event Living
  • Villa del Bosco VdB Next Hotel Event Living
  • Hotel Villa del Bosco Hotel
  • Hotel Villa del Bosco Catania
  • Hotel Villa del Bosco Hotel Catania
  • Villa Bosco & VdB Hotel & Event Living Catania
  • Villa Bosco VdB Hotel Event Living Catania
  • Villa Bosco VdB Event Living Catania
  • Villa Bosco VdB Hotel Event Living
  • Villa Bosco VdB Event Living
  • Hotel Villa Bosco Catania
  • Hotel Villa Bosco
  • Villa Bosco Catania

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 8.00 per night

Valet parking costs EUR 8 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 9 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per stay

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 25 per room (one way)


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 information in the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The seasonal pool is open from May to October.

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).

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges 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.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Villa del Bosco does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 8.00 per night. Valet parking costs EUR 8 per day.
  • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of EUR 10 per pet, per stay. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Bar Castello (8-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 25 per room one way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and scuba diving. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a garden.
8.0.Very good.
  • 2.0.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, Aug 3, 2019

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  • 6.0.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, Jul 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very nice property good ambiance reasonably priced food and drink

    3 night romance trip, Jul 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.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, May 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.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, May 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel was unique. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

    11 night trip with friends, Apr 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    only fault no tea and coffee facilities in rooms the staff were friendly and helpful rooms clean and comfortable breakfast was very good with selection to cater for all tastes

    11 night trip with friends, Apr 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The breakfast room has a great view and breakfast was very good.

    3 night business trip, Apr 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Traditional decor in public spaces and rooms with modern decor and good bathrooms

    2 night trip with friends, Apr 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Out of city hotel but with character, great staff

    We stayed at the Hotel Del Bosco for a week and could not fault the staff. They were all unfailingly polite, friendly and helpful. In particular the ladies at breakfast time deserve a special mention and we even gave them a small tip the last day which we have never done before. Wish it could have been more. We stayed in the Gold Presidential Suite and on first impressions it was very luxurious but spending a week somewhere shows up the faults. There was no kettle in the room and we like our particular brand of coffee first thing in the morning. There was a coffee machine and supplies were regularly topped up. Also we were told we could have hot water delivered to our room if required. We enjoyed the rooftop Jacuzzi twice during our stay, with views across Catania to the sea. The small outdoor pool was however too cold, but it was November. The worst thing about our room was the noise from the air conditioning unit on the roof above it was very loud and the sound reverberated down the pillar in the bedroom. We complained about the noise and although it was dealt with well and an maintenance man came to the room it appeared nothing could be done. I bought some ear plugs and that helped a little. The bed was very comfortable and nice bedding. The curtains were sufficient to keep out the light which was good. Plenty of towels and toiletries in the bathroom but the washbasin plug didn’t seem to work. We would like to return but to a different room without the air con noise.

    Barbara, 7 night romance trip, Nov 22, 2018

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