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Residence La Vetreria

4.0 of 5
Via Grimaldi 8, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #46 of 50 Hotels in Catania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

La Vetreria is set right in the heart of what I can only describe as a slum area of Catania full of derilict buildings and graffitti, not an area in which you would feel safe strolling in the evening. The hotel itself is an impressive old building and benefits from a superb view of mount etna. Staff were pleasant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

It is to date my favorite traveling experience! this beautiful hotel is historic and central. I had an amazing view with my large, clean room.

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

We travelled with a one year old baby, (which in italy, especially sicily is like having a passport to excellent service). The hotel arranged a pick up from the airport for a reasonable fixed rate (contact them beforehand, as they have an arrangement with a local firm). The hotel is tucked away in the old town, next to the old... More 

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

Hello. We enjoyed the location of the hotel, it's quite central in Catania to get around. We wish the first person we spoke with at the hotel had given us better directions around. However, the rooms are rather dingy and run down. The shower had mildew everywhere so it wasn't exactly clean. I got the impression the hotel used to... More 

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san francisco, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

There's no nice way to put this: the elevator stinks. (It's the filthy rug, which needs replacing immediately -- and we told them upon checkout.) So while the hotel itself is perfectly adequate -- nice olde world feel; a good-sized guest room that could have used a fresh coat of paint; fine (and standard for other Italian hotels we've stayed... More 

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New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Residence La Vetreria the night before out flight to Milan. We had been visiting relatives in Sicily and near Milan. When we told them where we were staying they were concerned about the zone feeling that it was not the safest place. I must admit it is not in what would normally called... More 

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Athens
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42 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

Residence La Vetreria is definitely one of the best accommodation choices in Catania. I stayed 4 nights in March 2009 and was very satisfied by everything. The hotel itself is located very close to the heart of the historic centre of the city (central duomo can be reached within 5 mins on foot) and abt 20 mins by car from... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

I stayed at La Vetreria for a business trip for two nights during the week and thought it was quite adequate. The staff was helpful and always available. The room (apt. 2) was clean and spacious. It had a kitchenette (which I didn't use) and full bathroom. It was very clean and open. Breakfast was typical Italian and had lots... More 

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

We have just returned from a lovely holiday in Siciliy where we stayed for the whole time at the Vetreria residence. It was just perfect for our holiday where we wanted the possibility to stay close to the city center, and this hotel is five minutes walk from the main street; via Etnea. The hotel also collabotated with one of... More 

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