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San Max Hotel

Via Etnea 329, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Borgo-Sanzio)
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Ranked #78 of 187 Catania B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time staying at the San Max Hotel. We stayed there Aug of 2013 and then again this Aug 2014, Centrally located on one of Catania's main streets, Via Etna. The rooms were spacious and very clean. The staff is very accommodating and best of all they have a great breakfast. It's. walking distance to the Piazza... More

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Msida, Malta
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very good hotel in the heart of Catania, the room was very nice, comfortable and clean. The staff were very friendly and understanding at all times. This hotel is very good for people that wish to explore the city by foot since it is located in one of the main streets of the city!!

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Palermo, Italy
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The location is very confortable if you want to explore the city center on foot. Lots of restaurants, bars, monuments and shops in the area. Paying 10 EUR/day you can also have a parking at the hotel without struggling all around searching for a free parking (impossible in the city center). The rooms are clean, quite big and recently decorated.... More

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Wexford, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed in the San Max for 4 nights in mid-April and were very happy with it. Via Etnea is the main thoroughfare in the city centre, so it is important to ask for a room at the back of the hotel. We were awakened in the morning, not by traffic, but by birdsong - can't be bad in a... More

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Munich, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Good hotel, not too far from the Duomo, with a good quality to price ratio. I asked for a room in the back, which was also quite big, to avoid the noise of Via Etnea. Ethernet connection in the room was very good (Wi-Fi was also provided). Breakfast was ok.

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed only overnight in April 2013. Very good location, just 10-15 min walk from Duomo. Yes, very friendly stuff. Good Wi-Fi, good rooms, reasonable prices. I recommend to book parking place in advance as the small car park could be full.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed 3 days in October 2012. Good location, good transfer point (bus 457) to the airport. A tiny breakfast - perfect for Italy, but not so good for some other countries in Europe. Good staff - Loredana and Max, but night personal is not prepare to collaborate withEnglish speaking guests. The breakfast in nor served PUNCTUALLY at 7.15 h.... More

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187 reviews 187 reviews
67 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Being centrally located is a good idea, however the road on which the hotel is located is paved with stones. Very romantic, but also ensuring a very high level of noise whenever a car goes by – i.e. throughout the whole night. Rooms are OK, but the hotel has a sort of annex (in which our room was located) that... More

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tel aviv
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

friendly and helpful owners and service, nice breakfast, stylish modern decor, Wi-Fi, A/C, parking on site(worth paying 10 eu per day)convenient for visiting syracuse , etna, taormina central, near, the all the interesting sites.good value for the money.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed there for one night and everything was made to spend a lovely stay! great customer service, reception team very helpful and kind. Rooms were very comfortable and spotless. Hotel situated in the middle of the city not too far from the historic center... nothing bad to be said! just amazing!!!

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Address: Via Etnea 329, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Borgo-Sanzio
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