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Il Principe Hotel

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a 10 days in Italy, we were craving an American-style breakfast, specifically scrambled eggs and bacon. We stopped by with hopes they opened their restaurant to non hotel guest and sure enough the did. For 12 Euros, the offer a large buffet selection including eggs, bacon, yogurt, fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and juice. The buffet line was out of... More 

Thank MarkOliverDC
Kadima, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

simply great! Excellent location in the Centro Istorico onarustic medieval street. Warmly welcoming great reception service-Marta professional and sweet-The room spacious modern and well equipped the bathroom elegant with bathtube .Food - breakfast -delicious.reception

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving around Catania centro is a nightmare but once we found II Hotel we felt more settled. Reception staff is very helpful and attentive. We had a room overlooking the street with a balcony that was wonderful. High ceilings, well decorated, wonderful bed. The bathroom was also very nice with plenty of amenities, shower gel, shampoo and some other bits.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely 2 night stay at Il Principe. The hotel was excellent; great location and very comfortable. We had a small issue when we arrived, in that the adjoining bedroom was locked and we weren't shown to our room so it went unnoticed and we thought we only had 1 bed for 4 of us!! It was put... More 

Thank Rebecca G
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We stayed at Il Principe twice on this recent trip - once after flying into Catania and once just before flying back out of Catania. The transfer from the airport is pretty straight-forward on the Alibus, and the location is perfect, especially if you only have a little time in Catania. There is so much to see in Catania, and... More 

Thank markej
PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. We are very glad to read about your satisfaction and we will strive to improve the breakfast service even if the choice of food and drink is really rich and besides the international products (eggs and bacon, cereals, ham, cheeses, yogurts, tea, bread, butter, jams...) there are a lot... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This hotel is in a great location, close to the city centre and the main place to walk and shop. However, our room(103) had no hotel information, so we felt very much uninformed. When we entered our room we wanted to chill a bottle of wine we had bought from a previous hotel, but the mini fridge didn't work. So... More 

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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all I want to reply to your accusation to have drunk your wine: the quality of wine was so poor that not even a drunk in the middle of the street would accept it. When you complained about the minibar, the personnel asked if you wanted to change the room but you would not. The wine... More 

Boise, Idaho
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179 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We were stayed 3 nights w/our tour group. Given the very central location of this hotel, we had to trek on foot for several blocks to get to and from our bus. Being right in the middle of the old town was great for visiting the church, fish market, shopping and restaurants. Room had a good bed, windows which closed... More 

Thank pfcoach
PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing Il Principe Hotel for your stay in Catania. In effect we are between Duomo square and Crociferi street, two of the most important places of the Catania historical city centre. Il Principe Hotel is a really good solution for those travellers who like to explore the old city by feet and want to relax... More 

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75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Great location and close to many of the old cities attractions. Room 422 is nice size with a king size bed and separate sitting area. Hotel has a nice small size bar however the hotel is surrounded by numerous bars and restaurants. This hotel is a 15-30 minute can ride to the airport. The hotel will arrange your transfer back... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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278 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is definitely a business style hotel. The staff was fabulous. They helped get our boarding passes and transfers. Quick and inexpensive to airport. There was free WiFI but it was very spotty at times. Staff needed to help my husband get on and they were unable to get my IPad to connect. The hotel has a spa, laundry, fitness... More 

Thank Judi L
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night as we were passing through catania but we were really impressed with the staff. We unfortunately got a flat tyre and they called to tell us in the morning then escorted us to a local garage for it to be repaired for 15 euros rather than face the extortionate rental company fines. The staff member... More 

Thank Lucy M
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Il Principe Hotel

Address: Via Alessi 20-26 | Centro Storico, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Price Range: $103 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Principe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Il Principe Catania
Hotel Il Principe
Il Principe Hotel Catania, Sicily
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Catania
#4 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#5 Family Hotel in Catania
#5 Luxury Hotel in Catania
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