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Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo
Ranked #9 of 50 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Mikołow, Katowice, Poland
1 review
“Good hotel in city center”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Very good hotel. Very helpfull staff during our stay. Room was clean, and cosy. Towels was changed every day, even if we don't signalize it. Breakfest was very deliciuos, but if you want to have big choose, you must be there at 7 am. Price was the lowest in 3 star class hotels in Catania. I'm hardly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank krasnalik
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Santi V, Direttore at Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Dear krasnalik, we thank you for your words of appreciation for our Hotel, our services and because you strongly recommend us to other travellers.
As it was true in your case, in our Hotel a convenient price (especially if you book in advance our pre-paid rates) does not mean lower quality. On the contrary, we like to reward those who book in advance.
Please, come and visit us again as soon as possible.
Regards
Santi Vento
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Very nice and helpful staff, excellent breakfast. Location is not the best but other advantages of staying at this hotel compensate all disadvantages. From Catania that is average attraction you can easy reach Etna, Taormina, Noto and Syracuse.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Santi V, Direttore at Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you Marek L for your review and for describing positively our staff, our breakfast and other advantages. As for the location of the Hotel, we understand that much depends on the individual feelings. Some reviews describe us as very close to the city center, others quite far, like in your case. We often advise travellers to use services as Google Maps to enter the address of the Hotel and see with your eyes where it is exactely located.
We hope you wil be able to stay with us again soon.
Santi Vento
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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

This hotel was booked on the basis that it came up on a search engine as 'near Catania airport'. In practice, it is not particularly close to either the airport or Catania town centre. This said, we were satisfied with the hotle accommodation. The room was well-equipped, clean and reasonably spacious. The bathroom was great. The staff could not have been more helpful. The (included) breakfast was of good quality and the waiter service was good.

Overall, we were very happy with this hotel. In the end, there was an efficient taxi service to the airport, costing 20 euro (and organised very efficiently by the hotle reception) and the walk to the centre of town was quite fun!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santi V, Direttore at Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Dear David R, tank you for finding the time to review our hotel. We are glad that the search engine you used brought you here. We are 7 km far from the airport, but the actual location can be easily seen with tools like Google Maps. As you experienced, we are very close to the city center and that allows you to stroll easily to the main road of Catania, via Etnea. We are also happy you were satisfied with our service and the transfer service from the airport we organized.
Next time you come to Catania, we hope you come and visit us again.
Santi Vento
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

The staff were very nice and helpful during our 4 night stay in Catania. You can arrange for someone to pick you up directly from the airport, and in our case this was very quick and professional. Even though this hotel has a very good ranking in Catania, I would really like to emphasise on the fact that the location of the Hotel isn't the best! The roads and the neighbouring buildings are quite dirty and this was quite a let down when reaching the hotel. The location isn't the best, because you need a good 20-30 minutes to get to the Piazza del Duomo. We thought that we would be able to come back and relax at the hotel when the heat reaches its maximum, but the walk under the unbearable heat exhausted us. Furthermore, there is a limited amount of shops and restaurants around the hotel, so we were forced to walk to via Etnea each time we wanted a decent meal. The rooms are very nice and spacious and gave me full satisfaction, as we were 3 people. We rented a car for 3 days, and there was absolutely no problem to find parking places next to the hotel. Basing yourself in Catania is great because you are quite close to places like Taormina, Siracusa and Mount Etna of course! Overall I would recommend to stay in this hotel, but only if you are ready to walk to the heart of the city or if you have a car.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank breakingborders26
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Santi V, Direttore at Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Dear breakingborders26, we would like to thank you for your review. We are glad to read that you found our staff helpful and that the pick-up we arranged from the airport worked well. Concerning the location of the Hotel, with web tools like Google Maps or Streetview you can easily find the exact spot where the Hotel is and visualize the surroundings, even before reaching us. We understand each guest has individual feelings regarding this matter and in the heat of the summer, especially August, even a five minutes walk can be really tiring. But you may have noticed that in less than 5 minutes you can reach the central City Park (Villa Bellini) and, crossing through it under the shade of trees, you reach the main road of Catania, via Etnea, full of shops, restaurants and pubs. If, as in you case, you also decide to rent a car, you can visit the most important tourist and archeological sites of eastern Sicily.
We hope you decide to return to Catania to host you again.
Regards
Santi Vento
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Nothing special:
Free parking in the streets nearby. Service is good. Receiption is talking english quite well. Good breakfast - I mean not only bread and tea, but meat, cheese, etc. Rooms are not small, but not large. There is some light chemical smell in the room. Hotel as itself not new, but quite clean.

I don't know if I'd like to return here. Probably no. But only because I prefer to try new things everytime

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ncknm
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Santi V, Direttore at Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear ncknm, we agree with you that it is "normal" for us to offer what you highlighted: good service, helpful staff speaking English, good breakfast, regular size rooms smelling clean, and we will continue to do so as our standard, possibly improving where we can.
We also understand you like to try always new things but if, next time you visit Catania, you would like to stay in a normal Hotel where you can be sure about quality, cleanness, service and honest price, we are always here, ready to host you!
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Santi Vento
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Vitoria
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Very friendly staff, simple but good breakfast, clean and confortable rooms, nice bathroom (bright and well equipped) wellpillows and mattress very confortable, well located (nice walk to the city centre) at reasonable price, what else?.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Izaskun P
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Santi V, Direttore at Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thank you Izaskun P for recommending us to the community of TripAdvisor Travellers and for appreciating our Hotel and our Service.
I could maybe suggest an answer to your concluding question: "What else"?
I would reply: always more satisfied guests like you, who appreciate what we do and encourage us to continue along these lines.
Please, come back soon to visit us!
Santi Vento
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London
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a very nice, well-placed hotel with outstanding staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. Their restaurant recommendations were spot on and the excursion which they arranged to Mount Etna at sunset more than delivered on expectations. Our family room was spacious and spotless and the stroll into the heart of the city is a very pleasant one.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ChantalDLondon
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Santi V, Direttore at Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear ChantalDLondon, we are happy that our Hotel, our Staff, our recommendations and our partners all met your expectations, and maybe even a bit more than that.
We are also glad to read that you enjoyed walking in the roads of the center of Catania.
We hope your pleasant experience will move you to visit Catania again in the near future and spend some more days in our Hotel.
Santi Vento
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Property: Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo
Address: Via Dottor Consoli 27, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Catania
#5 Best Value Hotel in Catania
#7 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#8 Business Hotel in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo is located in the centre of Catania, only few minutes far from artistical and cultural interest places of Catania, easily reachable from the railway station, the motorway and the airport. In addition to its central location, Hotel Mediterranean is particularly appreciated for the quality of services dedicated to the specific needs of the guests explained well , for example, with the pillow menu, the fitness room and the buffet with gluten-free products.The soul of BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo fully reflects the warmth and vitality of Catania.63 spacious and comfortable rooms, some with balconies and equipped for disabled guests with mobility difficulties, are avaliable into different types: single, double, twin and triple rooms without forgetting the business room dedicated to business traveler.BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, hotel in the centre of Catania, has a fitness room with its high quality services, free wi-fi, pillow menu, Sky (included cinema and football - original language avaliable) and custumised services for all travelers.You can take advantage of a private garage with 8 parking spaces (fee required) to book in advance. The hotel has a breakfast room and a welcome bar, furnished with warm tones that reflect the style of the hotel, where you can enjoy a wide variety of high quality and fresh products. ... more   less 
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