There's not much more you can ask of an hotel. Great service, pleasant rooms, beautiful decor; and a decent price.
I'll add my voice to the others recommending this place.
We were looking for a semi-romantic break near Etna, but above all wanted peace, quiet and a stress-free experience. Liberty Hotel hit the spot. Perfectly.
It's within walking distance of all the main sights in Catania. We usually walked down to the main squares in the evening, which took 10 - 15 minutes, depending on how much window shopping we did on the way.
On the way back, going uphill and after a glass or two of wine it may have taken a little longer, but we never really noticed.
It is very close (5 min walk) to the Bellini Gardens which makes for a pleasant walk in the shade, and the supermarket by the entrance to Bellini catered for any immediate needs.
So the location is just fine. The staff were fantastic. We advised them of our flight arrivals (on the Easyjet from London) and they made sure there was a taxi to meet us and that our room was ready when we arrived (a couple of hours before normal check-in time). Internet access was included in the price and it just worked.
When leaving it was the same story. Our flight was about 9pm, but they allowed us to check out a little late, then looked after the bagss and booked a cab to the airport. They also let us use a downstairs meeting area and threw in an extra couple of hours internet time while we waited for the taxi after an afternon down in the town.
During the stay we sought advice on places to eat; on using buses on the best way to get from Catania to Syracusa and the advice was all good. Except possibly for a couple of the eateries.
Breakfast was great - good bread, with cheese, salami, ham as well as cereals, croissants and cakes were included in the room rate; cooked eggs, bacon and suchlike for a couple of euro extra.
The aircon was effective and quieter than most.
There was absolutely nothing to fault during our 4 day stay at Liberty. We arrived stressed and with shredded nerves and left relaxed and at peace.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Liberty Hotel provides for 7 suites, 9 doubles and 2 singles, all of the romms are characterized by a unique "name", that, evokes the feeling they inspire.Different decors, precious stylish art-deco pieces and prestiogious draperies, remind to the original Liberty drawings made by Hoffmann in 1911.The bathrooms, with precious marble mosaics, and a game of mirrors, are fully equipped. All of the rooms are fully furnished, with independent air-conditioning control, electronic safty box, two telephones, Digital TV (some foreign channels), minibar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Liberty Hotel Catania, Sicily