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Liberty Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via San Vito, 40, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 69 Hotels in Catania
London, England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“They do everything right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

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.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed for two nights and were entirely happy. We loved the lounge and the bar and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable, well furnished and quiet which is good in a city hotel. You are within easy walking distance of the town centre, the Duomo, the castle etc.
We were particularly pleased with the service in the bar which produced excellent Campari sodas and gin and tonics!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Philadelphbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This was a beautifully and traditionally furnished hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful from start to finish -- arranging parking of our rental car, providing a street map, suggesting walkable sights to see, recommending restaurants and mapping us the way to the airport. It made Catania worth a stop.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lanzarote, Spain
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

My experience at Liberty was excellent. The hotel is very elegant, with art nouveau style .
My room, a suite, was large and embellished with marble and fine fabrics. The sitting area and desk were comfortable, even if a little small.
The reading room hotel is elegant and inviting. The breakfast is good and is served very early in the morning , for people who want to get out early.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed for only one night at the end of August. The weather was HOT to say the least. We were so pleasantly surprised by this beautiful little hotel. The AC was so welcome! The lobby is beautiful, as are the suites. The staff is professional and friendly. The location was so convenient to city center and the Elephant statue, Duomo, etc... Really close to outdoor cafes - and restaurants. The breakfast was wonderful - really wished we had more time to enjoy the hotel and Catania. After reading reviews before the trip, I was a bit intimidated about walking around the city, but was pleasantly surprised. The only bummer was I left a recently purchased lava bracelet at the hotel - not sure if I am able to get that back, though I did send an email to the hotel. So if you are in Catania, give this hotel some thought. We were sorry to only have one night there.

Room Tip: We got a suite - was nice to have extra room for luggage. Enjoy their breakfast - I loved the almon...
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Spent a night in one of the suites here as a stopover during a trip from Taormina/Mazzaro back to home in the US. The suite was spectacular - among the nicest hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. Vaulted ceilings, interesting artwork and furniture, spacious, nice treed balcony. service was great also - a bottle of wine waiting in the room, coffee and baked goods gratis while we were waiting for room (we were able to check in at 11 AM), attentive staff. Classical and romantic boutique hotel. On a practical note, only about 5k from airport so convenient as well. On the other hand, not much to say for Catania - city fairly dirty with little to do there - even on a Saturday with good weather, we walked around the piazza and fish market and saw everything there is to see within an hour or two. Mostly a residential city. So - if you have to be in Catania, this is a great hotel. If you don't, plan your stopover elsewhere.

Room Tip: Suites (we stayed in 203 'Estasi') spectacular and worth the modest upgrade cost.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We were so surprised upon walking into this lovely boutique hotel. It was so beautifully decorated and clean. We walked into the square where everything is happening from the hotel with no problem. Lots of shopping and don't miss the daily fish market, it's something to see. We loved staying in this hotel. Stayed August 27 2012.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
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Address: Via San Vito, 40, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Catania
#1 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#1 Luxury Hotel in Catania
#2 Family Hotel in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Liberty Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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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