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“A surprising gem” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Dottor Consoli 27, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 69 Hotels in Catania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A surprising gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Spent three days in Catania and stayed at the Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, which is a short taxi trip from the airport. The hotel will arrange the taxi for you, the price being 25 Euro payable to the driver. The rooms were far more spacious than I was expecting for the price, the complimentary breakfast had a good selection and there is also complimentary wi-fi. However the prime reason to pick the Mediterraneo is the excellent;helpful staff I cannot praise them enough! The hotel is able to arrange tours through a couple of companies to nearby Etna or to Taormina. The only quibble is the location, true it is only fifteen minutes from central Catania downhill when you leave in the morning but it is uphill when you return later on!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santi V, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you C7677 for your nice review and for your kind words about our Staff which really makes the difference, as you wrote.
As you mentioned, reaching our Hotel from via Etnea takes only a few minutes walking, but I hope that the services you found here where worth the effort and that you decide to return and stay with us.
See you soon
Santi Vento
BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo - Catania
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We recently stayed at the mediterraneo Catania and found it an excellent experience. The room was spacious and comfortable and much to my wife's delight there was a bathtub in the beautiful bathroom. The breakfast was varied and plentiful the staff courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santi V, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you jeabuk for your nice review about our Hotel. We're glad you appreciated our staff, our breakfast service and that you liked our rooms with the bathtub.
We hope you to come and stay with us again soon.
Regards
Santi Vento
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This hotel, is perfect for anyone wanting to go in to Catania. The local airport is a 20/30 minute bus journey from the bottom of the hill. About a 5 minute walk away from the hotel is a local supermarket. Breakfast is available to anyone staying at the hotel free of charge. Rooms all come with a tv, on-suite and safe. Ours had a balcony. A snack bar is located downstairs where you can order pizzas, sandwiches and drinks. This hotel is in a central yet quiet area of Catania. Any questions please comment

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santi V, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you SmileyFaceAlways for your nice review about our Hotel. As you defined us perfect to visit Catania, we hope you will decide soon to visit this city again and to stay with us!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Our family launched our spring 2013 Sicilian exploration in Catania at the Best Western, which proved an outstanding choice. Arriving tired from long flights, the BW offered helpful staff (with excellent English language capability), clean accommodations, comfortable beds, spacious showers, and yummy and plentiful breakfast choices. We were underwhelmed by Catania compared to our other excursions throughout Sicily, but the Best Western lived up to its outstanding reviews. Especially important was the staff, who cheerfully assisted us regarding our many requests and questions.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santi V, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you Evrmom for reviewing our Hotel. We are glad that our staff made the difference together with our breakfast. If you decide to return to our Hotel in Catania, please ask our staff to organize an excursion to Mt. Etna, Taormina or Siracusa through our partners. That will definitely make you stay even more enjoyable.
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for the second time for 2 nights with our family. We had 3 rooms – all very clean, comfortable and upgraded from our last visit. Upon our arrival, we found Giovanni waiting for us to park the cars. Giovanni is a special guy – very helpful.

The staff is very polite, fluent in English and always ready to explain how to find certain locations. The breakfast was more than adequate and always fresh. The location is perfect – about 15 minutes away from the centre.
We would definitely come again. Can’t go wrong staying here! I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santi V, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you "Jeffrey M" for recommending us to other travellers and we are glad you returned to stay with us. You mentioned nice staff, fresh breakfast and closeness to the city center as positive aspects you enjoyed. We hope these will move you to come back to us again, possibly with other friends.
Regards.
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Mediteraneo was a very nice hotel; it was clean and upgraded nicely. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was OK. But, it was quite out of the way. Except for a couple of restaurants a three blocks away, a taxi was necessary to go anywhere desirable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santi V, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you frankcom for reviewing our Hotel with nice comments. Our Hotel is located 10 minutes far from via Etnea (on foot), the main road of Catania. We understand though, that you preferred using a taxi, which is also a good solution.
We hope you will come to stay again with us in the future.
Regards
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Rome, Italy
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We got to the hotel after the city of Catania had been washed away by a torrential storm which had also determined a power outage. We arrived with a city pitch dark and yet the hotel had electricity and had made sure that we would get all the necessary services: they are simply wonderful and will not stop in front of any emergency. Kudos to all the staff! They are extremely friendly and will go out of theri way to make your stay a pleasant one. Breakfast is generous and the rooms spacious.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santi V, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you 'patatamia' for sharing your experience. That night when you arrived, you found us fighting in all possible ways to provide electricity to our guests in spite of the general power outage after the storm. It was definitely not an easy night, but we made it. Thanks for aknowledging! We know you are coming to see us again. This time I am sure the weather will be ok!
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Address: Via Dottor Consoli 27, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Catania
#6 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#8 Business Hotel in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo is located in the centre of Catania, only few minutes far from artistical and cultural interest places of Catania, easily reachable from the railway station, the motorway and the airport. In addition to its central location, Hotel Mediterranean is particularly appreciated for the quality of services dedicated to the specific needs of the guests explained well , for example, with the pillow menu, the fitness room and the buffet with gluten-free products.The soul of BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo fully reflects the warmth and vitality of Catania.63 spacious and comfortable rooms, some with balconies and equipped for disabled guests with mobility difficulties, are avaliable into different types: single, double, twin and triple rooms without forgetting the business room dedicated to business traveler.BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, hotel in the centre of Catania, has a fitness room with its high quality services, free wi-fi, pillow menu, Sky (included cinema and football - original language avaliable) and custumised services for all travelers.You can take advantage of a private garage with 8 parking spaces (fee required) to book in advance. The hotel has a breakfast room and a welcome bar, furnished with warm tones that reflect the style of the hotel, where you can enjoy a wide variety of high quality and fresh products. ... more   less 
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Catania Best Western
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