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Il Principe Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Alessi 20-26 | Centro Storico, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 51 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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“Very Good Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Location is excellent, right in the old town surrounded by old architectures and good restaurants (pretty fundamental). Hotel is quite good. Old building, still very fascinating. Good value, very good staff and large and comfortable rooms. We would stay here again. As in other Sicilians towns even while in Catania we got this strong challenging on our car by old town streets and we had all the opposite we could get instead of relaxing drive and easy parking around. You can easy win this match only on the way to forget to use the car and go on foot.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Good location and near great restaurants and sites. 3Km.of shops. Parking is a little tuff. Hotel has great services and go out of the way to help. The room are about normal for Italy for there size. Would stay there again if in Catania

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durango, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had a wonderful experience here. The hotel is just steps away from the central streets. Very friendly and professional staff, especially Marta who assisted us with ferry reservations and an booking and excellent tour of Mt. Etna. without us ever feeling like we were an interruption of her work, but rather the goal of her work..thanks Marta!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Considering what we paid to stay here (79 euro per night for a quad!!) this hotel is a gem. The room that we had,was large and comfortable, the bathroom new and clean and we slept very well. Location wise it's perfect, as it's a few steps away from the Piazza and there are many restaurants in walking distance. You can not ask for a better hotel for the price we paid, we were pleasantly surprised.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Il Principe is in a great, buzzy central location and it has an agreeable, slightly individual feel as you arrive. The room was pretty good, even if the air con was a bit noisy. Unfortunately the service was sub-standard. Too many surly receptionists, including the one who was quite affronted when my wife requested an iron (not available). Breakfast was pathetic - no hot food, coffee from a machine, no semi-skimmed milk and pastries that weighed your stomach down all day. When we left they found us a taxi driver who then tried to rip us off. A pity, because this could be a super place to stay with better customer care.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I stayed at the Il Principe Hotel last week for business. This is a prefect place to stay if you are on business. It is not too hard to find especially if you have a GPS but if you don't there are signs. The location is close to the centre of Catania and everything is within walking distance. The staff was professional and helpful. The rooms where nice and clean, the breakfast was perfect. Parking can be a challenge, suggest you have the staff park your car. I would recommend this hotel for your stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Attard, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Luxury hotel just situated in the very centre of Catania easy accessable to everything. Besides being nearby to the Duomo, For Night life it is excellent, lots of bars, cafe's and pizzeria's.I highly recommend this hotel and even the staff they are very friendly and helpful and service is excellent.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Alessi 20-26 | Centro Storico, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Catania
#3 Business Hotel in Catania
#4 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#4 Family Hotel in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Principe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Principe Hotel is surrounded by baroque architecture in Catania's historic centre. Located on the Alessi Steps between Via Etnea and Via Crociferi, it offers free Wi-Fi. The rooms at Il Principe Hotel Catania all have parquet floors and elegant furnishings. Each room includes satellite TV and a private bathroom. A continental buffet breakfast is served daily in the dining room. Guests can also relax in the hotel's American piano bar. Il Principe Hotel lies 1.5 Km from Catania Centrale Train Station. The airport is a 12-minute drive away. ... more   less 
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Hotel Il Principe
Il Principe Hotel Catania, Sicily

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