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“Very good small hotel in excellent location”
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Hotel Etnea 316
Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for three nights. We had a quiet room at the back of the building and it was very comfortable. The staff are all very helpful and the hotel is in an ideal situation within walking distance of all the important tourist attractions. In addition, bus stops for transport to Mount Etna, train and bus stations and also the airport are very close.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

I stayed in this hotel with my wife for one night just before Eater week 2013. The hotel was recommended by my host from the university of Catania, and taking into account the reasonable price, and the fact that we thought it would be easier to park near the hotel, we followed his advice. We drove to the hotel from the airport, which was rather tricky, as there were a lot of road works, and the streets were pretty busy, so it took us a while to get there. The room was not ready yet, around noon, but they made an effort to make it ready for us, and indeed we could check in after we returned from lunch. Our room overlooked an inner courtyard, so we did not hear any noise. The hotel is within reasonable walking distance of the center of town. In spite of that, parking was not trivial, and we had to move the car every once in a while. Breakfast was reasonable, and toast made to order. We were planning to go the next day to Etna, and received detailed instructions. Overall quite a reasonable hotel, certainly for the price.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very nice hotel in the center of Catania. Very kind end helpfull personel who are always ready to help and made our stay enjoyable. There was no parkingplace, but they arranged it. Marco, your advises of Catania as well of Noto were very good.
Thanks a lot. Loes and Math

Room Tip: A ideal location central to a cityvisit of the center in an authentic building.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

With its ideally situated location, elegantly simple rooms, and superbly friendly staff, Hotel Etnea 316 was a highlight of my time in Catania. The hotel is minutes from the beautiful Villa Bellini park, directly on the municipal bus route from the airport, and its place on the Via Etnea makes it a gateway for seeing Catania's beautiful historic city centre, tasting its cafes, and exploring its bars and restaurants. Marco and Gaetano were extremely welcoming, and their advice about the city was invaluable. Firm bed, spacious room, and very clean facilities. I will certainly return, and recommend Etnea 316 to any and all who want to visit Catania.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed for 3 days and none of us, including very young children couldn't sleep ! Every 5 min. could hear buses, every 10 min. the police and each min. the roar of scooters/motos. We asked to change our room or hotel, Marco was really negative and "can't help you"! Then, he offered us a trip to the volcano and hours later already full! As for a 3 star hotel,they haven't clean once the shower which for an adult 1m80 and above 80 kg you can't get in as it's close to the wall, tall people can't sit in the WC! They haven't clean the room till last day when we left! Really I had a bad stay in that hotel where you can hear the whisper of your neighbors through the wall. And as usual, Marco couldn't help! In my opinion, This hotel doesn't deserve the name of "hotel" neither a 3 star and I won't recommend it for anyone, specially when you have better deals and better location in Catania. Please think twice!

Room Tip: Avoid it! Really noisy and dirty!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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sabi66, Direttore generale at Hotel Etnea 316, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013
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Ho parlato io stesso di persona con Ana, spiegandole che le nostre camere family sporgono sulla via Etnea, ha voluto ugualmente prenotare.
Si è instaurato una ottimo rapporto confidenziale sia con Ana che con il marito Eugenio, due genitori molto impegnati.
Ana a suo seguito aveva 3 bambini, due gemelli di 3 anni e il fratellino di 4 anni.
Ana era molto stanca già all'arrivo e i 2 giorni a seguire sempre più, c'è ne siamo accorti un pò tutti al ricevimento!!!!!
Mi ha chiesto di cambiare camera ma ero stato chiaro sin dall'inizio le family si affacciano sulla via Etnea e non è facile trovare posto in 5 nelle nostre matrimoniali!!!!
Durante le pulizie non voleva che si entrasse perchè i piccoli stavano dormendo!!!!
L'escursione all'Etna l' ho proposta almeno 3 volte, nel frattempo i posti si sono limitati.
Cara Ana io il possibile lo faccio quotidianamente, per l'impossibile mi sto attrezzando, spero che almeno a casa ti stia riposando, un bacio ai piccoli.
Valuta meglio i consigli di noi piccoli albergatori e pensa due volte ad affrontare un viaggio con bambini così piccoli in modo tale da non odiare tutto e tutti.
Marco

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Well situatued, nice city
We had a huge room in an old and charming house !
You're feeling home !
You are well advice to find good place to eat !
excellent breakfast, and that's really nice

nice people

we'll come back

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed in Catania for a couple of days in February. Marco was exceptionally friendly and helpful, recommending restaurants and neat nooks and crannies of Catania to explore. In addition, he gave good recommendations for other parts of Sicily that were on our agenda. He was happy to make phone calls to other Sicilian businesses on our behalf to find out information.

Even before we arrived we were impressed with this hotel due to the very prompt response to any and all email queries.

We were given a choice of rooms when we arrived and were very impressed by the tasteful renovation which incorporated original details from the building. Although it was cool outside in February, we could imagine that the tile floors and wooden shutters help keep out the heat in the summer.

I love my breakfasts and this one came with fruit, freshly made coffee and pastries.

Sicily is definitely on our list of places to come back to and if we end up in Catania again, we'll be making reservations here.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Etnea 316

Address: Via Etnea 316, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Borgo-Sanzio , Centro Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Catania
#3 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#5 Family Hotel in Catania
#10 Business Hotel in Catania
Price Range: $39 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Etnea 316 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy Catania, not only as a visitor, this is the philosophy of Hotel Etnea 316. A prestigious location, downtown Catania, offers the possibility to exploit the real Sicilian tradition. Thanks to the staff's helpfulness, the guest will live in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Romanticism , history and functionality are indispensable details, that produce an extraordinary harmonious result. ... more   less 
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