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Hotel Rubens

Via Etnea 196, 95132 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #39 of 103 hotels in Catania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We arrived 15 minutes after 8pm. Nobody answered our door rings. Luckily I had an Italian phone and was able to call the number on the door. We were "greeted" by a man who we felt was not happy to see us and he pointed at our room with a grunt. We walked into our room, questioning the strangest check-in... More

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Moscow, Idaho
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed only one night in Catania and were happy with our choice of this hotel. It is small, on one floor of a big old house. The rooms are big, clean and the street noise can be (almost ) all shut out. The breakfast for 3Euro was okay, nothing great, but good enough. We had wifi and a save... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
17 reviews 17 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

B&B Rubens is situated in the centre of Catania and in the busiest street, via Etnea. We arrived around 23.45, I had to ring the bell twice and call the B&B for the door to open; we were greeted by a man with a sad face (probably we woke him up); I do understand it was out of their time... More

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Vienna, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Hotel is directly on the main street on the second floor of an old style building. The hotel is a big appartment which has a couple of rooms. It is a mixture of old and new. The first impression was very good and everything looked clean. The room was big and had a bathroom and aircondition. What really shocked... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Central location, very useful if you want to spend time in Catania, you can walk everywhere. Unfortunately, the central location makes it very noisy as well in the evenings and at night. I did not get any sleep. The room was clean, but equipped with old creaking furniture, bathroom clean and ok. Breakfast - 3 euros, very average, horrible coffee.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The hotel was located in the main street of Catania, it had a nice balcony, but it was very noise during the night. Staff was really friendly and helpful, the room was clean, but the overall building and furniture was very very old. We did not have breakfast, because making quick maths, they charge you close to 10€ per person,... More

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Enfield, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Hotel Rubens is more a B&B than a hotel, I would say. It is located on Via Etnea, the main shopping avenue in Catania, and it will take you about 30mn to walk to the main station for the hotel (or you can take the bus - bus stops are right next to the hotel). You can see Etan from... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

We got to the hotel at 7 pm, front door was closed, nobody answered for the buzzer. We buzzed a different B&B in the same buliding. Finally 2 guys managed to reach the owner on the phone and told us that our room is not available yet! We were put in a room in that different hotel 1 floor above... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

We spent one night in Catania, had to catch an early flight out the following morning. This is a nice place and was perfect for one night. Good location for the airport bus. Good restaraunts in the area. Very clean and secure.

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Isleworth,United kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

We arrived at the hotel Rubens and were told that our room would be in a different hotel on the next floor - there was no expalantion as to why. Whilst the other hotel did their best to accommodate us,the room over-looked the via Etnea,which is perhaps the busiest ,noisiest roads in all Catania. We had booked with the Rubens... More

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Address: Via Etnea 196, 95132 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
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The hotel is ideal for businessmen or tourists right in the heart of the town on the busy main street Via Etnea. The rooms are luminous and equipped with TV – Mini fridge - Telephone - Air conditioning – and shower. ... more   less 
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