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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 76 Hotels in Catania
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“Very helpful and friendly staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Catania. Staff told us where all the best restaurants and sights were. They also organised a great trip up Mount Etna. Breakfast was nice and the rooms good. The highlight was the mosaic tiled bathroom!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed at this lovely hotel for 6 nights at the end of October and can't fault it - except for the mosquitos, for which you can't really blame the hotel and as soon as we told them it was a problem they put a repellant device in our room. The location is peaceful (ignore the run-down appearance of the street) and convenient. We loved the art deco style and quiet elegance. Our suite was spacious (bed a little too hard) and we loved the bathroom. The typically European breakfast buffet was of good quality and plentiful. Gracious and helpful staff who spoke excellent English (we Brits rather arrogantly always expect others to speak our language but it's so welcoming when they do). They made some excellent non-touristy restaurant recommendations and were helpful with bus timetables. If you don't like great big commercial hotels with all the flashy extras, we'd thoroughly recommend the Liberty.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington VA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

So glad I read a previous review that said don't judge the entrance. I might have bolted. It is not situated on a picturesque street, but it is a good value within walking distance of the sights.
We were passing through Catania and it was an easy taxi ride to the airport.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

My wif and I stayed at the Hotel Liberty on October 7 th and 8th. We had a wonderful experience. The staff greeted us warmly, we're extremely helpful, and could not do enough for us. They recommended local restaurants ( that were outstanding and probably undiscoverable if you we're not a local) and attractions -- all within walking distance of the hotel.

On our last day, we had a 7 AM Flight so we had leave the hotel prior to serving breakfast. The staff offered to and deliverd a personal continental breakfast to us in the lobby at 4:45 AM. It was great.

If anyone is traveling to (or through) Catania, you should try the Liberty -you won't be disappointed. We certainly will.

Stayed October 2012
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London, England
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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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Malmesbury
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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 Luxury Hotel in Catania
#1 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#1 Business Hotel in Catania
#1 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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