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“Avoid the restaurant!!!” 2 of 5 stars
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Catania International Airport Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via San Giuseppe La Rena, 94, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #18 of 50 Hotels in Catania
Malmo, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Avoid the restaurant!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I've just expierenced an almost surreal visit to the restaurant at this hotel! The head waiter was making jokes all the time. He should be leading his staff to giving the guests good food and service.
At first they wanted to serve both the white and red wine immediately. The waiter did not let us taste the white and he filled our glasses to the top. Then we waited an eternity for our starters. They were OK. After another period of time we got our main courses. They were of very low standards and one was cold. When the waiter came with the side dishes (sallad and fries) evidently we were expected to grab it with our fingers! No cutlery. And so on.
I can promise you, what ever you think of fast food, you'll do much better with McDonalds!
The reception and the room is OK. The insulation is not! The noise from the corridor and the other rooms are incredible! Now I will try to get some sleep!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 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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Miami, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Greatest customer service i experienced in a while!!! New hotel, just built or refurbished. Very clean and posh. Excellent restaurant, very friendly staff. What can i say? I am very surprised in a positive way. Money wise not really expensive

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I stayed here either side of a business trip. The hotel is clean and modern and reception staff are generally friendly. There is a free shuttle bus from the airport, which you can arrange with reception upon arrival. However, due to the airline losing my luggage, my arrival at the hotel was delayed and the restaurant was closed. I asked reception whether it was possible to get some food and was told 'no, sorry', I asked if there was a shop or takeaway nearby to get food from and was told 'no, sorry'. My room was on the ground floor next to a conference room which was pretty noisy and the seal on my shower was broken which flooded the bathroom. I asked reception if I could change room and was told 'no, sorry', I asked if the shower would be repaired and was told it would be added to the list. Sound-proofing is not great and I could hear people walking on the ground floor and when other people were using their (presumably working) showers. When I returned the evening before my flight home, I was put in the same room. I asked if I could change and was told 'no, sorry'. The shower was still broken so I asked again if I could change rooms and was told 'no, sorry'. This time I was able to eat in the restaurant. Food was alright, expensive for what it was, but the waiting staff were excellent and very attentative.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed here one night on business in early September 2013. The hotel was still very new and seamed to have some starting problems.
The hotel is not at the airport as the name states, but in an industrial area between the city and airport.
The rooms are large and nice, but the sound from the close by club was disturbing.
The hotel restaurant had a very limited menu, but food was tasty and service polite.
The same I can unfortunately not say about the reception. We had requested an airport transfer, but after waiting for more than 30 minutes (although we booked the transport already the night before) and getting worried about missing our flight the reception did not seem to mind at all and was not helpful. In the end we ended up catching a taxi from the street and paying him extra to get us to the airport in time for our flight.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tokyo, Japan
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night. It's very closed to the Catania airport. I suppose it's 5 min distance by a car . Besides , a room 's very new and very large . The hotel have shuttle bus service between the hotel and the airport .Receptionists were so kind .

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Hotel was very close to airport and an "easy" drive to the city center. However not much else in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Restaurant was a bit pricey and food was ok, however waitstaff made up for it, as they were incredibly friendly. Room was nice, clean, and very spacious. Only complaint was the climate control, the room was VERY warm.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Rego Park, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed here overnight before an early morning flight out of Catania and were satisfied with the experience. The rooms are very modern, very large, and very clean. If you cannot stay for breakfast in the morning they will supply you will a small bag with a bottle of water, a roll and some cookies. They have a shuttle bus to the airport which makes the transition smooth. Having said that there were elements of the service I was unsatisfied with. Asking for extra pillows--one had to ask three times--turned into a two hour ordeal. There were other hitches as well. In all, however it is a good deal for the money.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Catania International Airport Hotel

Address: Via San Giuseppe La Rena, 94, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Catania
#11 Luxury Hotel in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Catania International Airport Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catania International Airport Hotel, located in a quiet area, a short distance from the beautiful private beach, offers free parking and a free shuttle to Catania Fontanarossa Airport, 450 metres away. It also features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and an LCD TV 42” with Sky channels. The hotel is 2 km from the centre of Catania, and offers a free scheduled shuttle to/from city centre. The hotel is eco friendly and accessible for disabled guests.The Catania International Airport Hotel has been thinking of the needs of who believe that comfort, image and efficiently are the basic features for a ideally stay or a congress. The receptivity, the location and it's structures make it specially suitable for organizing company meetings, conventions, seminars and banquets.Our premises are particularly suited to hosting business lunches and dinners, which go from a limited number of participants right up to reaching large scale company conventions. The restaurant offers menu à la carte, made of regional and international dishes. We have special menus with selected ingredients for individual customers and for groups, for half board or full board.Rooms are spacious and comfortable, all rooms are furnished in a classical style and have private bathroom, hairdryer, LCD TV 42” with Sky channels, direct dial Telephone, heating, air conditioning, minibar, pay tv and free wi-fi internet connection.Relaxation, convenience and comfort: these are the features of all our junior suite and suites, all furnished with the most careful attention to detail. The atmosphere is homely, intimate and welcoming, using the most refined choice of materials. Short distance from the sea, from the hotel it is extremely easy to make excursions to the nearby cities reknowned for their art and the tourist centres. Given its vicinity to transport links, you are also in a handy location for visiting a whole range of beautiful and interesting areas in Sicily, including Taormina, Messina and the extraordinary Aeolian Islands.The bar area, elegant and refined, is the ideal place to spend pleasant moments enjoying excellent cocktails and drinks.The Catania International Airport Hotel, in line with the elevated quality standards and professionalism of its staff, is able to satisfy all your business meeting needs. ... more   less 
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