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Located in Catania, 1.6 miles from Lido Arcobaleno and 1,500 feet from the center, Il Leone Blu provides air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi, and a shared lounge.

The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries, a hairdryer and bidet. A fridge and microwave are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and an electric tea pot.

A buffet, continental or Italian breakfast is available every morning at the property.

A car rental service is available at Il Leone Blu.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Piazza del Duomo, Catania, Ursino Castle and Roman Theatre of Catania. The nearest airport is Catania Fontanarossa, 3.1 miles from Il Leone Blu, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

This is our guests' favorite part of Catania, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Il Leone Blu has been welcoming guests since Nov 11, 2016

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Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Catania, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room Type
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, are there vegan options included in the breakfast ?
    hi Yes is possible best regarde Manuela
    Answered on 18 May 2022
  • hello. how far is it from your property to the beach?
    hi only 10 minutes by car or 25 minutes in the walk good day Manuela
    Answered on 4 February 2023
  • Hello, are you able to hold our bags until the evening when we check out?
    hello yes you can leave your suitcases at the b & B until the evening in the area indicated by us. See you soon regardes Manuela
    Answered on 31 January 2022
  • Hello, is it possible to check out at 20:00?
    hello check out is by 10.30, but you can leave your luggage until 8 pm. While for the check in it is possible to do it in the morning or after the che..
    Answered on 16 May 2022
  • Hi , is there available parking near your property also is it near the beach ? Thank you Kind regards Susanna.
    hello the parking is free in the street or in the square of the ursino castle, or there is one for a fee about 450 meters from the B & B. best regardes Manuela
    Answered on 26 April 2022
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Managed by Manuela

Company review score: 9.7Based on 516 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Welcome to the B&B Il Leone Blu. I hope your journey was peaceful and comfortable, and that you had no problems reaching our structure.It is important that you can now relax and start enjoying your holiday. We have prepared for you a list of information on the main sites of interest in the city, a rich gastronomic journey, and a list of live events and concerts available during the chosen dates, all of which will be provided during check-in, by Manuela , responsible and owner of the structure, which will be a point of reference for you during your stay. Please notify us of any inefficiencies within the first 24hrs. We also invite you to leave a comment on our guestbook that you will find in the common area Wishing you a pleasant stay at the B&B Il Leone Blu Catania Centro, I send you my best regards. The direction

Property info

Located in the noble floor of a beautiful historical building in the center of Catania, the B & B Il Leone Blue (The Blue Lion) is renowned for the architectural and artistic elegance of its rooms and the sophisticated simplicity of its decor, second flor no elevator. The B & B name is inspired by the lion depicted in the heraldic symbol of the noble family of Aragon of Sicily, the Acquaviva family. Our guests, in fact, can admired at the entrance of the house a vexillum, carved in high relief, in which you can clearly see the shape of a tower, a crown and a lion that stands for "valiant protector" of the family and that, in its original version, is just blue. Just five minutes’ walk from Piazza Duomo, the palace of the Clerics, the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, the baroque Via dei Crociferi, the Greek-Roman Theater, and many other beautiful sites of historical interest, the B & B The Blue Lions overlooks on one of the most important monuments of the City, the Ursino Castle.

Neighborhood info

The strategic position of the structure easily guarantees the achievement of the major points of historical and cultural interest of the city, the premises of the Catania "movida", the splendid beaches and the enchanting Mount Etna, as well as having connections from the main landing places, airport, port, station railway and highway distances that are just 10 minutes away.

Languages Spoken

Area info *
Amenities of Il Leone Blu
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Walk-in closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Fax
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Car rental
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

House rules

Il Leone Blu takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
€ 5 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa CartaSi Il Leone Blu accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

A surcharge of EUR 10 per hour of delay, or part thereof, applies for late check-in after 20:00. All requests for late arrival are subject to confirmation by the property.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Il Leone Blu of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

License number: 19087015C102022

FAQs about Il Leone Blu

  • Il Leone Blu is 1,300 feet from the center of Catania.

  • Guests staying at Il Leone Blu can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Il Leone Blu offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Walking tours
    • Bike tours

  • The prices at Il Leone Blu may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Il Leone Blu include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quad
    • Suite

  • Check-in at Il Leone Blu is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.