Ratings based on 48 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by Mr Paul W

Posted Sep 20, 2017 on Hotels
It's in a good position if like me you can't walk very far. It doesn't have a lift either & the so called breakfast is a croissant & drink from a bar around the corner. It was a Euro 20 pre booked car ride from the Airport and a Euro 10 taxi fare to the Train station far a 3 hour trip to Palermo. Also there is a weekend get together in the square till about 23.30 on Saturday& Sunday then trucks wake you at 05.30 every day. It's a cheap place to stay but go elsewhere if you need creative comforts.
5 out of 5
by Scott

Excellent choice in Catania

Posted Sep 1, 2017 on Hotels
Wonderful little hotel with good, friendly service in the best, historical part of town with lovely room and incredible views.
4 out of 5
by Patricia M

Charming hotel in heart of old Catania

Posted Jun 1, 2017 on Hotels
The location is fantastic, next to the Duoma square, surrounded by good restaurants and cafes. The hotel is charming, our room was huge. It was very clean a good bathroom plenty of closet space and A/C.. The managers weer excellent-friendly and very helpful. Breakfast is includes, served at a wonderful cafe a few steps around the corner. Only drawback was the stairs.
3 out of 5
by sandra

Great location; no common space despite its 3 ***

Posted Feb 11, 2017 on Hotels
This hotel is right smack in the center of Catania with spectacular views from the balcony of the piazza of the cathedral. This historic building has no elevator, so you need to walk up from one to three flights of steep steps to get to your room. There is no real common space to speak of except a couch in the small reception lobby on the ground floor. It was a quiet stay with regards to traffic since this area is primarily a pedestrian zone. The noise came from the interior of the room since the overhead heating fan made a lot of raquet. They have seen their days and should be upgraded. Breakfast was offered in a bar around the corner.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Helpful staff

Posted Nov 14, 2016 on Hotels
Breakfast was sad - just coffee and a roll.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Perfectly located opposite the duomo

Posted Sep 16, 2016 on Wotif
Pros: Location
Cons: Soundproofing. Move the taxi drivers. Pillow top on the mattresses and decent pillows please.
Location: Within walking distance of all main attractions.
Having read the previous reviews we were expecting the noise but not the taxi drivers who talked, or was it shouted all night under our window. DO NOT BOOK ROOM 4. Maybe room 7 or 8, take earplugs and maybe some sleeping tablets! The beds are like concrete, but that's not unusual for the Italian hotels we have encountered so far. Simone was very helpful and spoke good English. Breakfast, usual sweet pastry, cold coffee, disinterested staff, but hey who cares you're in Italy, great location for the small part of catania that you might want to walk around. Try the traditional fish in a cone, around the back of the fountain....
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 11, 2016 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by paul

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Mar 3, 2016 on Hotels
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from York, UK

Great location, hotel has character

Posted Jul 3, 2015
This hotel is right in the centre of Catania and provides everything you need. Some money needs to be spent on repairs and there is no lift, but overall very good. A voucher is provided for a coffee and croissant breakfast on the piazza next to the hotel.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very unpleasant

Posted Sep 23, 2014
Pros: Good location
Cons: Cleanliness, friendliness of the staff, amenities.
I had a very unpleasant stay at this hotel. The room was dingy, dirty, and dark with stains on the walls and mould in the bathroom as well as a strong smell of stale smoke despite being advertised as a non-smoking room. Many of the amenities advertised were not provided, including wifi and in-room safe. The room also overlooked an inside courtyard/back alley and there were strange knocking noises coming from this courtyard all night, making it very hard to sleep.