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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I were extremely happy with this hotel. It is in a perfect location. The hotel is clean and the staff helpful. The breakfast was very good. We would definitely stay there again. It contributed greatly towards making our visit to Catania very enjoyable.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good hotel for sightseeing in and around Catania. Centrally located and within walking distance of most of the main city sites. We took an inner room to make sure we weren't disturbed, but obviously this meant no view. Staff friendly and helpful

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming 14th century former baron's home is in the center of Catania. It is within walking distance of The Duomo, Basilica St, Agatha, Seafood market, Via Crociferi and the Botanic Gardens. There are numerous good restaurants within 2 blocks of the hotel. The front desk personnel are very customer-oriented, most notably Carmen. The rooms are comfortable and nicely appointed.... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
101 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an enjoyable 2-night stay here. The rooms have plenty of space, a good bathroom, functioning air conditioning and comfortable beds. We were on the top floor, which was good in terms of being quiet, but only had skylight windows. The breakfast was good both in choice and quality except for the hot food (bacon & scrambled egg) which... More 

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20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a few minutes walk to the Piazza Duomo this hotel is perfectly situated to explore the abundance of historic sites of Catania. Good size rooms at reasonable prices make this a bargain given the location.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (a group of six blokes in their fifties and sixties) stayed at Il Principe for 3 nights in May 2015. We selected the hotel primarily for its location and it turned out to be perfect in this regard - very easy walking distance from Via Etnea, restaurants, bars and transport. A mention for Carmen, the receptionist for much of... More 

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent two nights here and liked this hotel (and Catania is lovely). We were with a small tour group. It is a nice old building, but with all mod cons - in fact, we found our bedroom and en-suite shower room to be extremely well appointed. Our shower was nice and large, indeed the whole shower room was... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We checked in today. Shower doesn't work properly and unbelievably noisy, not just in our room, the pipes/water vibrating through the walls. We told reception on the way out earlier today. Nothing has been done. It is so loud we feel bad using it. Convoluted system to access wifi. Haven't had breakfast here yet.

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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a hidden gem right in the city centre of Catania and a must stay for anyone who wants to explore the city in style. My girlfriend and I spent 7 nights @ il Principe Hotel and absolutely loved it. The hotel is located 200m from the historical downtown and in a very safe neighbourhood. We did not want... More 

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I shifted to this hotel because the rates were similar to the earlier one which was quite a distance from the city center. This one is probably a mini castle converted to a hotel! Big rooms, high ceilings, free wifi that was very fast and an amazing location. The hotel lobbies and passages are very well designed and maintained. The... More 

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