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Il Principe Hotel

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Via Alessi 20-26 | Centro Storico, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 50 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a week of good weather in Palermo we arrived in Catania very tired after a strenuous journey on a foggy Sunday. Thanks to the friendly but highly professional welcome from an impressive young Catanian on the reception desk (Gabriele) we immediately began to feel better (we were recommended a good nearby restaurant which fed us well even though it... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reception staff, especially Carmen were very pleasant and helpful. I stayed in the annex, my room was comfortable and clean. I was a little disappointed by the breakfast as the bacon and eggs were stone cold, although there was a good selection of ham, cheese and pastries. The location of Il Principe is fantastic, two minutes walk from Piazza... More 

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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing Il Principe Hotel for your stay in Catania. We are very happy to read of your satisfaction about our services. We strive to improve our service, also through your suggestions. Looking forward to welcoming you soon again Best regards Marco De Pinto Hotel Manager More 

Liverpool
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reception staff were helpful and cheerful, the rooms were comfortable and clean, as was the bathroom. A mirror in the bedroom would have been an asset as there was nowhere to apply make up or style hair if someone else was using the shower etc. The barman was very good and the only gripe I would have is that... More 

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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for spending your time to share your experience with other travellers. We are happy to read that you appreciated our services. Your suggestions are very important to improve our service. Looking forward to see you soon again. Best regards. Marco De Pinto Hotel Manager More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the hotel very much, teh location is very good, rooms are very comfortable and clean, reception is very helpful and friendly, thanks to Carmen at the front desk who helped me a lot giving lots of useful information on my first day of arrival and arranging a room which I really loved. I would like to visit again... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I stayed at this hotel located in the heart of Catania was in 2011. The staff were always well trained and attentive but the rooms were a bit flaky then with one room not having any window to speak of and another with some sort of strange theme. This has all changed!! Today, the hotel has been... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is located centrally in a quiet corner of Catania. There isnt a speck of dust throughout the lobbies, stairs or rooms. The rooms are well appointed, spacious and have great bathrooms. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful especially where tourism is concerned. The breakfast is plentiful, wide choice and served in a spacious quiet room where you... More 

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Marsaxlokk, Malta
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Although the staff has changed the standard is still the same, they are very helpful and kind. We visit Catania every year in Feb and we never change the hotel as it is in the central position. The breakfast can be made better as the scrambled eggs are not that good. The bacon is to be seperated from the eggs... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I stayed at Il Principe Hotel for the first time, to participate in the St. Agatha Festival. The physical properties of the hotel were excellent (cleanliness, attention to the room, breakfast service, etc.). They called a taxi when needed, with no hassles. But more importantly, the staff were attentive and friendly. Only one caution--- do not expect to do any... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This hotel in located right in a historical centre of Catania. Stayed here for a week and everything has been wonderful ! Helpful staff with perfect English and always happy to help. The hotel is very close to many restaurants and pizzerias. Highly recommend this place !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Fortunately we stayed just one night because our room was located in the front side of the hotel where at night takes place the "movida" of Catania. The noise was loud till late and the room was not enough isolated. Of course if you take advantage of the "movida" this is not a problem. Anyway the room was very nice... More 

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