This hotel is located in the heart of the retail sector of Catania.....we were there just before Christmas and the streets were very busy.
The hotel is well appointed, clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
We had breakfast in the top floor patio/bar/restaurant with a wonderful view of Mt. Etna and we ate dinner there twice.....excellent food and service. From about 7:30 pm they also have a little buffet at the bar that looked delicious.
Our room was spacious and clean with a small desk and chairs that made it comfortable.....the bathroom had 2 showers and a tub.....the only problem was getting really hot water from the showers....the tub worked fine.
The hotel arranged an Etna tour and Fabrizio the guide was great. Because it was winter we could only go up to 2,000 meters (icy roads above that point).....not to the top but it was fun and Fabrizio made it interesting.
We also took a bus to Siracusa....well worth a visit for the architecture, shops, etc.
As noted in other reviews....Catania is not glitzy but go to the open air fish market and see REAL Italy shopping for food......the market area off Piazza Duomo is quite large. Also worth a visit is the Graeco/Roman theatre.....very interesting AND definitely a tour of the Bellini opera house......we had a personal guide and listened to a rehearsal of the orchestra!!!!
Not sure what it is like in summer but I'd say Catania is a good central location for visiting eastern Sicily......We would return!...Ciao!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A prestigious building dating back to the early 1900s, in the artistic and commercial heart of Catania, was already an historical luxury hotel. The restoration project has been carried out in the view of maintaining the Sicilian style and traditional cultural heritage. The hotel provides 94 rooms and 9 meeting rooms, fitness centre, Turkish bath, indoor parking, elegant banquet room, roof garden, panoramic terrace with restaurant and American bar. SERVICES: SKY FREE in all the rooms.Internet connection with Wireless system.Pillow Wow:a pillow for every need. All our pillows are made with natural, anti-allergic fibres,Neckroll Pillow, soft and relaxing, filled with wheat chaff Kapok pillow with a soft and elastic covering to fit perfectly around the neck of each guestFirm latex pillow for those who suffer from neck acheGoose-down pillow – extremely soft and naturalFree use of fitness roomTurkish bathLaundry and ironing serviceCovered pay car park6 large rooms equipped for guests with impaired mobility Voltage 220 V UNA RESTAURANTThe UNA Hotel Palace has two large restaurants serving Sicilian specialities and fresh fish as well as a wide selection of wines from our cellars to enjoy with your meal.The UNA Restaurant is situated on the first floor and, in keeping with the tradition of old city buildings, looks out onto an internal courtyard of lava stone. The ample size of the dining room, together with its minimalist décor, makes it the ideal for business lunches and private parties. It seats up to 120.The Roof Garden, an “à la carte” restaurant, is on the 7th floor. From here you can enjoy a unique and spectacular view of the roofs of the city as well as the outline of Mount Etna to the north and a glimpse of the sea to the south. It seats up to 30.A special menu is available with a selection of the chef’s specialities.Open every dayBreakfast: from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Lunch: from 12.30 a.m. to 2.30 a.m.Dinner: from 8.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.UNA CAFÉThe UNA Palace Hotel has two delightful bars.The UNA Café next to the hall, is perfect for a coffee break or as a meeting point, especially in the colourful Mediterranean style Privè .The Roof Garden with a unique view of Mount Etna and the city rooftops.ROOF GARDENThe Roof Garden on the 7th floor offers guests a unique view of Mount Etna and the city rooftops. Here guests can enjoy our barman’s carefully prepared cocktails, or sip one of the drinks from our vast selection on the drink menu.There is also a wide selection of teas from all over the world and of delicious hot chocolates.From 7.30 p.m to 10.30 p.m. the bar provides the most fashionable Happy Hour in the city, with a rich buffet of appetizers to satisfy even the most refined taste.Open from 10.30 a.m. to midnight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Una Hotel Catania
- UNA Hotel Palace Catania, Sicily