Stayed here for 4 nights and it served the purpose. Great location, comfortable rooms, some with large bathrooms, and all the trimmings you'd expect from a hotel of this class. Something was missing though, and it's hard to put into words. In part it was the front desk staff - who acted like we were bothering them when ever we asked for the key. It wasn't even their surliness that made this place only average, but it was more their lackluster attitude. The breakfast felt a little the same, some days ok, other days a little wilted. On a positive note, they had a few parking spots out front, which in a city like Catania is prime real estate!
Would I stay here again? Not likely, but only because I prefer to stay in a place that makes me feel welcome. Other than that, I would have given this hotel 4 dots rather than 3.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Il Principe Catania
- Hotel Il Principe
- Il Principe Hotel Catania, Sicily