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Mercure Catania Excelsior

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Danehill
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really nice hotel full of faded grandeur. If you look closely you will see the wallpaper is peeling and paintwork is cracking but it all adds to the charm. Lovely big spacious rooms and bathrooms. our view was over the plant room and kitchen which was not good but others are much better. Location was not exactly... More 

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jakarta
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33 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this hotel which is located on a main square in the new city...a bit of a walk to the main shoppinh area and a couple of kilometres to the historic area. If it weren't for the location I would definitely recommend it. There are some good restaurants close by and the airport bus stops outside. Check in was a... More 

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Mercure Catania Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best and celebrate our successes. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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105 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Mercure hotel with helpful staff and comfortable rooms. Very large breakfast buffet. Wifi with good medium connecting speed. Good A/C. Not right in the historic city center, about 15 mins walk. Also 15-20 mins walk to train station. Rooms at the front of the property have a beautiful panoramic of Mount Etna. Local produce market in front of the... More 

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gsapienza, General Manager at Mercure Catania Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best and celebrate our successes. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very... More 

Kalgoorlie, Australia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Google maps let me down finding this hotel. If you are arriving on the train it is worth the €10 to get a taxi to avoid getting lost. The hotel itself is what you would expect, clean, spacious and a very comfy bed. Travelling through Italy, we have found that Sicily is not as well sign posted as places like... More 

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Thank Kellie S
gsapienza, General Manager at Mercure Catania Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very happy to have satisfied... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good room on the fifth floor with outlook towards Mt Etna which finally revealed itself clearly on our third and final day in Catania. Had drinks and dinner here one night and it was good. Staff friendly, and helpful (organised car to airport, recommended nearby restaurant on final night); our room was spacious and light with windows on two sides,... More 

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gsapienza, General Manager at Mercure Catania Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best and celebrate our successes. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very... More 

Turku, Finland
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139 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you like to have a lot of space around you, you will certainly enjoy the spacious rooms of this hotel. The view from the balcony facing mount Etna is also enjoyable. However, besides these features the hotel doesn't really offer anything special. Wear and tear is clearly visible and the breakfast buffet is pretty basic. The speed of the... More 

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gsapienza, General Manager at Mercure Catania Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very sorry to know we haven’t... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is a nice looking hotel with big bedrooms and bathrooms. The downside with the rooms was the air conditioning was useless. To be fair I've never been in a Italian hotel that has a decent A/C. The water pressure in the shower was very weak too. On the plus side breakfast was very good as was wifi conection.

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Thank EC1JACK
gsapienza, General Manager at Mercure Catania Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best and celebrate our successes. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very... More 

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141 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Even if obviously a long-established hotel, is freshly renovated, plenty of chairs in the long and courteous service. My room was quite spacious with all the amenities, huge bathroom, with the usual feature you always find in hotels: when you shower, water will be spilled all over the bathroom floor, because of poor water tightness of the shower door! Breakfast... More 

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gsapienza, General Manager at Mercure Catania Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best and celebrate our successes. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very... More 

London UK
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33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I stayed for an extended weekend and was pleasantly surprised. Built in the 1950s but to plans from the turn of the century this hotel looks older than it is. Grand Hotel with elegant ground floor bar, drinks prices not high for this type of establishment. Pot of tea @ €4 very reasonable. Spirit and mixer €14. Reception and room... More 

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gsapienza, Direttore generale at Mercure Catania Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Mr Douglas Dear Guest, we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best. We thank you also, for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very happy... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I have spent twoo weeks in the hotel, the service was excellent. The prices, especially laundry service are quiet high, but the restaurant should be highlighted. Very good food, a bit salty, but local tastes. The rooms are nice, I loved the bathroom.

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gsapienza, General Manager at Mercure Catania Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Alexandra we received your comments and we thank you very much for your time dedicated to write your impressions, which are basic for us, both to be able to grow and as exhortation to do our best. Moreover, we thank you for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Catania. We are very happy to have... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A PRESTIGIOUS FOUR-STAR HOTEL SITUATED IN THE CITY CENTRE. Welcome to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Catania, a prestigious four-star hotel in Sicily's beautiful second city which lies in the shadow of Mount Etna. Black volcanic rock and white limestone have given Catania its own striking visual aspect, which makes it an ideal tourist destination. Our hotel is also well-adapted to meet the needs of business travellers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Catania Excelsior

Address: Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Price Range: $84 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Catania Excelsior 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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Also Known As:
Excelsior Grand Catania
Hotel Excelsior Grand
Mercure Catania Excelsior Sicily
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Catania
#12 Luxury Hotel in Catania
#14 Business Hotel in Catania
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