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Excelsior Grand Hotel

4.0 of 5 Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bayport, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed our last night before leaving from the Catania airport. The staff were helpful. The room was large and clean. It met our purposes as we wanted to be near the airport. Some good restaurants nearby and duomo withint walking distance.

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Excelsior Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best Moreover, we thank you for having chosen Excelsior Grand Hotel for your recent stay in Catania We are very happy to have... More

Chicago, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
79 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

3 star property at best. Lobby and bar area is 50s grand design with modern seating and marble, empty and cold. There appeared to be a pleasant outdoor seating area which would have broken the depressing façade, but there didi not appear to be anyway for a guest to get there or to have service in that area, it was... More

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Dear Guest, we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania We are very sorry to know we haven’t satisfied your expectations. In addition,... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel is tired and needs a total revamp. Will not visit again. Breakfast buffet was a farce. One morning the coffee jug was empty, no glasses for juice, no bacon not to mention other things. We asked for fried eggs and bacon,(not part of a standard breakfast) the eggs came after a reasonable good time but with no bacon.... More

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gsapienza, Direttore at Excelsior Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania We are very sorry to know we haven’t... More

Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a four star hotel in the centre of Catania. The rating is accurate by Sicilian standards although travellers used to hotels in North America will think that three stars would be more appropriate. Rooms are comfortable and clean if a bit dated and faded. Staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. Breakfast is solid. We didn't eat any other... More

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Excelsior Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best and celebrate our successes. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania We are very... More

Long Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a disgusting hotel by any standard. .It is rated 4 star when it should be 1.. This hotel needs to be closed down immediately. Nothing works; it's shabby old and extremely dirty. .that's why my stay was cut down to 24 hours instead of 3 nights. ..how bad ? ...will not even have shower in it...

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Excelsior Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very sorry to know we haven’t... More

Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The location is good although is not at sea side. In the area there are some homeless.The breakfast is average for a 4 star hotel. In the room the telephone handset didn't work. The wifi service is ingredible high (17 euro for 24 hours). Sleep quality is very good

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Excelsior Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best and celebrate our successes. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania We are very... More

Troy, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Staff was wonderful and the hotel was charming. Very nice rooms but they could use an update to the decor. Restaurant was very good and the bar makes an excellent Negroni. The desk staff was extremely helpful in planning our visit to Siracusa e Noto

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Excelsior Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania . We are very happy to have satisfied... More

Albany, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice hotel with decent sized rooms. Air conditioner is a life saver! Good, quick internet and a nice lobby area. Large variety of food for breakfast and nice staff. Close proximity to catania centrale station and located in a nicer part of Catania.

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Excelsior Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best and celebrate our successes. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania We are very... More

Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good location with easily accessible centre, very reasonable price, very kind and helpful hotel staff, variety rich breakfast, clean and quiet. Perfect stay, would chose it again, we were very satisfied. ;o)

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Excelsior Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best and celebrate our successes. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania We are very... More

Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Nice hotel and large, well equiped rooms. The hotel is not that outdated (regarding what is said in other comments) and has a nice and original style (not like a hotel chain!) The first contact was a little bit cold and not very satisfactory... ... But they finally took care of us: Be carefull about the "first impression". Congratulations to... More

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Excelsior Grand Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very happy to have satisfied... More

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Address: Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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