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“Nice location, excellent breakfast.”

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Hotel Ognina Catania
Ranked #35 of 50 Hotels in Catania
Warsaw, Poland
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56 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice location, excellent breakfast.”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Even though we had quite a long ride to the hotel from the airport, it was worth it. The hotel is situated close to the sea with Etna view on the other side (we could see the eruptions during the night). The best thing about this hotel is the breakfast with delicious cakes and good variety of things to eat (we were fed up with typical Italian cornetto e caffe for breakfast). Congratulations to the girl at the reception (Jessica) for speaking many foreign languages and being very helpful!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kamnik
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

First of all, don't try to find an "Idea" name on a hotel! We had a big problem finding it, and when trying, met a few people having the same problem...there's a big illuminated sign "Ognina" on the roof, but the name Idea is nowhere to be found. Don't try to find it by adress either! It's located just behind an Eni gas station near the fountain and the building is visible from the main road. It has a closed free parking. Rooms are clean, but need some details to be fixed. Staff is friendly, breakfast nice (a lot of cakes and sweet stuff) and good value for money. It's a relatively big hotel and no family feelings there.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Lots of pluses and minus for this hotel. Rooms basic and in need of renovation. Staff very helpful and friendly. On a major road overlooking a petrol station if you got a room on the road side of the hotel. Lovely sea view if you got a room on the ocean side. We initially got a petrol station room but after requesting a better room we got a seaside room. Hotel a long way from the center of town and little public transport meant we had to take taxis at E15 a time. But lots of nice seaside walks in the vicinity and a good bar/restaurant at the marina 200m from the hotel. Not great value. Average breakfast. Rubber eggs and coffee most Italians would be ashamed of but a good selection of fruit and good bread. Annoying to have to pay E7 per day for wifi. Especially when it dropped out too frequently. Hotel bar never seemed to open but the petrol station had cheap beers. Noisy at night during our stay as we had a hockey team staying there and they partyied whenever whenever they won a game.

Room Tip: go for a seaside room on the upper floors
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Zebbug, Malta
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

The rooms could do with a bit of attention in terms of maintenance, especially the bathrooms, this by no means detracted from the overall experience as they were clean and perfectly adequate for our stay.

We found the hotel to be ideally placed. Just outside the busy centre of Catania, so you avoid the noise and hassle of the town. There are good restaurants nearby.

The hotel has great views of Etna and the sea.

By far the biggest stand out feature of the hotel is it's staff. They are friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. (one even gave us her mobile phone number in case we got lost looking for the. Shopping malls).

In summary it's perfect for a short stay, to explore this region of Sicily.

Would we stay there again? Yes.

Room Tip: Depending on your preference, ask for a sea view or a view of Etna on a high floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

The staff was incredibly kind!! Right next to the sea, the scenery is incredible!Good breakfast! I would def come back :) But car is a must if you stay in this hotel, or you have to walk a lot to get to the center...Don't trust the buses :D But HIGHLY recommended!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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London
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Dirty room-dust, Staines, grime
Fallen curtain
Lime scale stained and grime
Unsecured safe, easy to steal, why bother filling it to allow a theft to walk of with?
Staff toilets outside room, talking and smoking from 6am onwards.
Cleaners store and office outside room- staff arriving at 6am, 7am opening up, talking moving around 1 meter from our door. Multiple Black refuse sacks stacked up and left in corridor prior to being taken to outside bins, next to our room!
Smoking staff although signs up- smell
Room next to staff entrance and car park users, allowing door to slam causing vibration to fitted wardrobe which magnified noise. Truly not a place to enjoy and relax!
Small terrace with loose uneven astro turf, green plastic sheeting on 6 feet wire fence camouflaging car park was torn and blowing loose around.
Only three hotel fitted coat hangers in Wardrobe, why bother?
Bedside light did not work so couldn't read buttons on the Safe at night without moving the table lamp. No thought or care!
Cracks in walls, with loose plaster work, just a sad and poorly managed hotel!

Was advised, our room was amongst three which had been converted in recent times, which clearly was in an area where the hotel's utilities and services are located, with different metal fire doors and general appearance, not in keeping with standards.

Hotel situated beside double dual cartridge way, sharing a forecourt of a petrol station, with a rear back drop of sea view! If your looking for quiet and good surroundings you've only got a 5050 chance!! Although this trip was booked as a package with Easyjet, I was disappointed that given the flight arrival time we were kept waiting for over two hours for our room, surely they could co-ordinate better? There was no attempt to accomodate us or others each day! The hotel seemed empty from the amount of people either in reception and at breakfast, not enough cleaning staff to both turn rooms around one thinks, and maintain the general cleanliness of the rooms!! In our six night stay we only ate breakfast once, simply was not worth bothering!

I had requested Sea View however the hotel blamed the agent Easyjet for not passing this request on although the other details were? Our room was below upper ground looking directly at the car park, and with a slight damp smell, hence flaking paint and plaster in many places!

I know this Hotel is only rated as 3 star, yet I did at least expect it to be clean, safe and comfortable. Never again!

Good Points-

TV had plenty of channels
Shower was powerful
The end!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The hotel was marketed as being close to the sea which was a little misleading. We (and our sat nav) found it difficult to find. The staff were fairly friendly and the impressive reception area would lead many to expect much more from this hotel. The rooms were very small although scrupulously clean. The breakfast was disappointing. No orange juice available during our stay and the staff did not replenish the breakfast buffet when items were left out. If you turn up for breakfast at 9.30 don't expect to have much choice. Also very disappointed to have to pay 7 euros a day per device for wifi.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Ognina Catania
Address: Via Messina 628, 95126 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Ognina-Picanello-Stazione
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ognina Catania 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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