Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby AC from USA
Catania centerPosted Dec 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
This reminded me of hotels forty years back. Unremarkable furniture, no frills, just the basics. I had a room in the back of the hotel and avoided the noise of rooms overlooking the piazza. You did hear noise in the corridors, but luckily off season not many people were staying there, so it wasn't a problem. On the other hand, staff gets up very early (5:30) to prepare breakfast and you could hear them. The shower stall didn't work properly. Its door wouldn't fully close, so water splashed out. And the bed was too hard for me, though some people like that. For the price, the hotel is as good as you can reasonably expect.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 on Hotels.com
location was even more convenient than I realized from the map and the hotel is very nice (a converted palazzo w/hammered beams), although it's above a MacDonald's on a piazza so a little noisy in the evening. I'd read that it was two flights up from the entrance to the lobby but it was a straight shot and not difficult for me. all the rooms are on the lobby floor or up one more floor (there is no elevator but if you can manage the stairs, it's a great place to stay.) staff was very nice. there was an air conditioner in my room that I could only turn down a few degrees, but the windows open and it cooled off at night.
Posted Aug 16, 2012 on Hotels.com
Staff were very helpful. I would definitely stay there again
Great spot, too many stairs for my elderly fatherPosted Jul 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
From the balcony we could see the active square, across to the market, and one day, a parade! Yet, it was fairly quiet. Safe overnight parking was a long walk through the market. friendly, helpful people
by A verified traveler
OK hotel but very busy locationPosted Nov 4, 2010 on Hotels.com
The location is good as it was close to most attractions, however it is located in a very busy piazza or town square which made it very noisy. There is also a McDonald's directly below the hotel. The kebab place below the hotel was quite good. I would say the hotel location is good, however quite noisy.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
Good budget choice in limited marketPosted Apr 20, 2009
Hotel is located very near to the main shopping street in a busy and safe area, unlike many other budget choices in Catania which are nearer the railway station, a 20 minute walk. Access to reception is by a flight of stairs in a secure building, and there are more stairs for certain rooms. Rooms facing away from the street are quiet and spacious with some historical touches. Bathroom is as expected for this class and the bed is large and firm, just to my liking. Some staff have little English, others have excellent English. Breakfast is limited for this class and should be improved in terms of both quantity, quality, and range. Nevertheless this is probably your best choice in this class and area.