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Hotel Ognina Catania
Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Reviewed January 3, 2011

Just returned from a short vacation in Catania - stayed at the Idea Ognina hotel. It is a nice place, very conveniently located just behind a gas station (Agip), for those that rent a car (as I had), with free parking (also very important). Be ware, though, that the hotel is branded "Ognina" - written on the facade. No mentioning of the "Idea", so do not look for this name. Everybody in the neighborhood knows it as either "Ognina" or "Jolly" hotel, which, I understood, was an older name. Otherwise the room was very clean, the service absolutely OK, generous breakfast, large LCD in the room with free access to the SKY satellite network (except, of course, for the pay-per-view movies). Overall it was a pleasant experience staying there and I would definitely recommend it for travelers that do not want to be in the crowded center of Catania, have a car and will not mind making the trip of about 6-7 km from the hotel to the center of the city. Not to forget - there is no supermarket nearby (or at least I did not find it), but there is a McDonald's restaurant fairly close.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

This hotel is located about a 10 min drive from the Catania city center - perfect for people with a car (which is a must in Sicily anyway). It is on a hilltop bay surrounded by sail boats, sea views and restaurants.

We were greeted by extremely friendly hotel staff, who remained as such all thoughout our stay. the rooms were clean, air-conditioned, and had everything you would want/need from a 3 star hotel. the windows were double glazed which meant that no noise from the outside roads reached us. the only downfall was that they are all smoking - although the smell was not at all strong, for people who are sensitive this may be worth considering. the breakfast was great - they had everything from eggs and bacon to cheese and fruits, plus all the bread and pastries they baked themselves on premises.

The hotel offered free private parking - a big plus in Catania. when it came to check-out we were offered a late option for 25euro, and were not forced in to a particular check-out time, they were v. flexible.

overall this is great value for money - reliable, clean, well located and friendly .

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded October 26, 2010

Dear Dama_k05,
Thank you for writing your experience in our hotel

It’s our mission to consistently provide superior service and accommodations and your comments are very important to us.

Once again, we appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us.
We hope you will continue to choose us and our IDEA HOTEL in Italy, Paris and Lugano for your travel needs
Kindly regards

Piero Marini
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Reviewed June 26, 2010

top value for money.
Polite personnel, clean, nice breakfast, ideal for car travellers

Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled on business
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled on business
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled on business
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Additional Information about 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: $59 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ognina Catania 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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