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Suite Inn
Ranked #30 of 317 Catania B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great hotel, especially for the cost. Great central location in Catania, easy walk to sites. Room was clean and bed was restful. We only stayed for one night, but was probably one of the best values of our entire trip (we stayed in various places from a farm house to nice boutique bed/breakfasts throughout Italy). We were driving a rental car and did have some difficulty finding the place at first, as you enter through a gate and walk into a courtyard. This may seem odd to some and have you questioning your decision. However, once you figure it out and call the front desk from street all is okay. We found street parking very easy, but we arrived late in the afternoon on a Monday. If you have heavy luggage, there are three flights of stairs to climb so you may want some assistance, however the staff is willing to help. Something that Americans may find different is that they use a toilet system that doesn't allow paper to be put into the bowl. Paper is put into a trash bin. This is due to the hotel being in an old building and likely doesn't have suitable water supply or sewer system that can properly handle the paper. It isn't a big deal, but something to be aware of. Overall great location, great stay and I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have just returned from two week stay in Catania, attending Italian language school. I stayed at the Suite Inn. It is a great location; close to the Piazzo Duomo. The service was great; the staff friendly; all knew English but were willing to help me with my Italian! Rooms were spacious. Mine had a small balcony. My friend's room had a nice terrace. It is probably the smallest shower I've been in, but water pressure was good and water was hot! I don't typically eat breakfast, so it was nice that the kitchen was open all day so I could eat a piece of fruit or a yogurt for snack.
The many stairs helped me earn my "helicopter badge" from Fitbit and offset the good food I was eating!
Many thanks to Sevgi, Gwen & Marco for an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Located on Via Vittorio Emmanuelle II 300 m from Sant'Agata Cathedral and The Fish Market, the Suite Inn is a nice place to stay in Catania. The rooms are quite large and cozy... They also provide a small garage for 10 euros per night but the car should be small enough and the driver quite experienced in order to enter and exit the garage... We had a VW Polo and the car cannot enter in the garage with the side mirrors opened. The garage is 2 minutes walk from the B&B and is a plus when you need a parking place...
The staff are friendly and helpfull. The breakfast included fruits, expresso, coffee, tea, milk, fresh juice, pastries and is served by staff.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Suite Inn Catania is located on Via Vittorio Emanuelle in central Catania. It is on the third floor of an historical building. There are 71 stairs to climb to reach the hotel reception desk, so it is not recommended for handicapped, elderly or travelers with a lot of baggage to carry. The staff are friendly, the rooms clean and updated and there is a small terrace overlooking the street attached to each room. Breakfast is bountiful and included coffee, tea, milk, yogurt, fruit, pastries, rolls, juice and is served in a separate breakfast room by staff. Reasonable value and centrally located. If not for the flights of stairs, this would be highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

We stayed in Catania for 5 nights. We attended the opera and were looking for accommodations that was near the opera house.

As we were looking for lodging, we were struck by the rave reviews for the Suite Inn. We started comparing other rooms and decided to book with Suite. And we definitely made the right choice.

Catania is an old town with narrow streets. A lot of character. There are many places for lodging within the older buildings. Suite Inn is no exception. It is located on a main street. Via Vittorio Emmanuale. The street is safe and not noisy. One would think of staying on a side street, but that is not a good idea because all the bars are located there and it gets very noisy at night. Not only weekends but almost every night. So think about that when booking. Tons of young people socialize in the evening and while they are not rowdy, they are noisy. Don't be alarmed when you first approach the building. It looks like "What did we book?!?!" All the building look like that. It gives the appearance of being run down, but it's not. Once you enter into the courtyard, it's perfect!

The location is only 2 blocks from the opera house and a very short walk to the famous outdoor fish market. I strongly suggest you visit the market. You can see Mt. Etna from some of the side streets that is near Suite Inn. There is a great coffee shop next door to the entrance to the building. Great cappuccino!!!

When you enter the courtyard of the building Suite Inn is located in, you are struck by the fact that this is one old beautiful building. You need to climb 3 flights of marble stairs. If you cannot climb stairs, stay away from this property. In fact, stay away from Catania because almost all of the accommodations have no elevators. You enter the courtyard with your own key. After you climb the stairs, you enter the Suite Inn floor and use another key if the staff is not there. The staff has good long hours, so usually someone is always at the desk.

We were greeted by Marco who was expecting us and knew us by name. He is courteous and professional. Our room was up ANOTHER short flight of stairs!! The room was spacious and efficient. No fancy pictures. But comfort and clean. The bed was large and very comfortable. Closet space was adequate as well as drawer space. The bathroom was immaculate and came with soap and shampoo and a hair dryer. The shower is a little small and if you are a larger person, it may be a problem. We needed an iron and asked the desk for one and it was brought up to us immediately. The room is cleaned every morning and spotless. No knocking on the doors to "make" up the room. If you put your Do Not Disturb sign outside they don't disturb you at all. The heat and ac worked fine and there were windows in the sleeping area as well as the bathroom.

Breakfast was great! Whoever is the staff that morning will make you a cappuccino or an espresso. There are freshly made biscuits, fresh fruit, juice, and of course salami and cheese. Also very clean and decorated beautifully!

The staff loves to interact with the guests and will offer places to eat or see. They all speak English and while I tried to practice my Italian, they practiced their English.

I don't have any complaints. Maybe people would not like the stairs, but we didn't mind at all.

I rate Suite Inn as Excellent because it is Clean, Safe, Quiet, and the staff is Terrific!!

Shout out to Marco!!! You're the best!! We will definitely stay at Suite Inn again!!

Room Tip: In Catania stay on the main roads. The side streets have all the bars and is noisy!
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

What made us decide for this B&B was the decoration and design of the lobby, rooms and breakfast place. It is just what you see on the pictures. Although its location on the third floor of a Palazzo (no lift), the personnel is aware of this and will assist you with your luggage. Once on the "appartment" you will just confirm you made the choice. Giuseppe was the guy who explained us everything and was always willing to help. Our room was in front of the breakfast place and was so comfortable. A balcony looking Catania's roofs and a street full of life at night, a desk and a bathroom where you need to be very careful and litter on the basket only. The breakfast was great, complete and in a neat place. The personnel will serve coffee or tea.
Just in front of Suite Inn there's another B&B. The Palazzo is one block from the Tourist information office, three from the main square where is Santa Agatha's Cathedral, the Elephant and Obelisc fountain and the start of so lively Vía Etnea.
I do recommend to stay in Suite Inn.

Room Tip: All the rooms are clean. The one in front of breakfast place has a balcony.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Coming in to Sicily via Catania on Easyjet, it made sense to spend a couple of days in Catania itself. Catania's centre is relatively small and the city is not particularly pretty but we really liked it and found it charming. Well worth a couple of days exploration. The Suite Inn was equally charming, modern decor but relaxed approach from the lovely Flavia, the owner and manager. Rooms spotlessly clean, simple but adequate breakfast and right in the heart of the old town. Driving and parking as with every other city in Sicily is a challenge but Flavia's husband and co-owner Christian informed us that they will have four bespoke parking spaces for the hotel shortly. He helped us find a parking space upon arrival. All the team helpful and informative. Right price, right location and lovely people. Bravo!

Room Tip: We had one room for us and one for the kids, our room included bathroom with toilet that you could f...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II n. 108, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 317 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range: $78 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Suite Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Suite Inn Catania Bed & Breakfast is situated in the heart of the historical centre of Catania, in via Vittorio Emanuele II , which is one of the most important street of the city. Our B&B, located in a charming nineteen-century building, it is a big flat totally renovated in 2009 and it has all the important and necessary characteristics to enjoy a comfortable and an elegant stay in harmony. Every room is endowed with a private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite tv lcd, radio-dvd player and internet wireless adsl. You will have your breakfast in our Bed & Breakfast in a feel of politeness and hospitality. From our structure you can admire the majesty of the Bellini theatre and of its square which are only few steps far from the building. Thanks to its strategic position guests will have at hand the main important places concerning entertainment, shopping and free time; B&B Suite Inn is a good place to start a visit to the city and to the main artistic and historical places. ... more   less 
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