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Manganelli Palace Hotel

#14 of 50 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Via Recalcaccia 2 | (ang. P.zza Manganelli), 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we stayed in this hotel 4 nights and changed 3 different rooms as the air condițions were not working properly. we were offered the 4th one as well when we found out the air condition was also not working good in the room where we stayed somehow we didnt accept it as it became very boring and annoying. Beside all... More 

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

At the fourth floor of a beautiful historical building in the heart of Catania. Rooms vary a lot in size, quality and atmosphere (which is rather strange given the fact that prices are always the same). The hotel is clean but many misfunctioning can make life difficult (for instance there was no hot water in my room and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

arrival was a bit confusing at first,but once settled it became home.the staff was kind and helpful,plus very knowledgeable.the room was perfect with a king sized bathroom.location was perfect close to all,lively neighborhood with students and if using a car,they have reserved parking at 10e per night.the hotel is modern and clean.my only recommendation would be larger soaps in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

An unusual hotel centrally situated. Although called a palace most rooms are fairly standard and ours was great for a 3 night stay. Quiet with views of the central courtyard and good modern toilet/shower room. Entrance is unusual at side of the square-you buzz yourself in and then take small lift (2 person) only to reception on 4th floor. Breakfast... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We recently stayed at the Manganelli for one night and found this hotel quite comfortable and in a great location, a block east of Via Etna. A lift takes you to the 4th floor hotel of an old building. We had a very large double room, well lighted by 2 windows, king size bed, ample closet space. The bath was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Staying at the Manganelli Palace hotel, in the heart of Catania, was something of an odd experience – not unpleasant at all, just… well, odd. The place is set in what appears to be an apartment block; you take a lift (elevator) to Reception on the fourth floor, then you take another lift, an extraordinarily slow one, down a couple... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The hotel is certainly well located but it was not good value for the money I paid. The room I stayed in was certainly not "boutique" nor did I see frescoes anywhere. My room was the standard of a very cheap one star hotel. The breakfast was also very ordinary. There must be better value for money in a city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Its quite easy to be put off by the surroundings as you arrive but its totally wrong to blame the hotel for the condition of this part of the town. In this part of italy, people look after the inside of their properties but have little respect for the outsides and even less for other people's property. Ignore the grafitti... More 

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is not 3* hotel! Even this is not a hotel. Dirty, old building at dirty street. Polite staff but it is not enough. I can not find words... I want to run away and crying. Palace?????? Never recommend to anybody!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This charming place well hidden on the fourth floor of an ancient building is nicely renovated as a romantic boutique hotel. The rooms have high ceilings and the internet works well. The location is good for those who wish to explore the city. All in all a rather solid 3.5 stars, but given that trip-advisor does not allow for precision... More 

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