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“Very good location, very good hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Principe Hotel

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Il Principe Hotel
Ranked #13 of 50 Hotels in Catania
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Edinburgh
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“Very good location, very good hotel”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Followed recommendations in the Rough Guide to find this place. Its location is excellent. Its a short walk to the main square in the city centre, but the street the hotel is on is quiet. There are a couple of very nice restaurants just outside the door which was good for me arriving late. The hotel is well maintained, very clean with spacious rooms and air-conditioning that works (essential in the summer months). Staff are very friendly and speak English well. Breakfast is good but a bit pricey compared to eating in a nearby cafe (if your Italian is up to it!). On English speaking channels on the TV (didn't care personally) but there's free WiFi if you really really can't take a break from Facebook for a bit.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

I recommend you to visit this hotel. 116$ for double per night is a good price for high ceiling, nice bathroom and big comfortable bed. I have nothing to say about breakfast - my plane was too early in the morning.

Interior of the room tells you: i'm not cheap, please be my guest.

Location of the hotel - not far from center. I found hotel not very fast, but it was not a big problem.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you for being our guest at Il Principe Hotel Catania.
We strive to provide great value for our guests and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
We hope to have you as our guest in the next future.

Regards,

Marco De Pinto
General Manager
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Craiova, Romania
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We stayed here for five nights. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they speack English very well. The rooms are very clean but very small. Breakfast is delicious. The area is safe and you can walk around in the evening. Catania by night is wonderful. We rent a car and we can also visit the city of Siracusa and Taormina. I recomand the beach Fontana Bianchi wich is lay out a few kilometers in the south of Siracusa. There are many nice places in Sicily, certenly I will return someday and Il Principe is my first choice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you for your wonderful review.
I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.
All principal Sicilian places are easily reachable from our hotel, where you can also ask for an organised excursion of the Etna, the highest volcano in Europe and of many other places.
We have different choices of rooms (comfort, deluxe and suite) that you can see and book directly on our internet website.
We are definitely looking forward to see you soon again in our hotel.
Sincerely

Marco De Pinto
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Stayed here for one night as a stop over and was very impressed. We had a family room which had two floors and was extremely spacious. Staff were al extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. Only minor issue was that it was very hot sleeping in the second floor as the air conditioning only cooled the lower part of the room. I recommend getting a taxi as hotel is not easy to find if you haven't been there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Notts
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Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

Had a great stay here. Right in the heart of the city - handy for sights and restaurants. Very comfortable room and the breakfasts were great. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept very well.

Unfortunately there was a problem with the electricity on the last night with affected the air conditioning. The problem was caused by work outside the hotel and the staff dealt with it very well.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Right in the heart of the historical center of Catania, on a side street, this elegant and modern hotel should be your choice: charming and friendly service, immaculate comfortable rooms with all mod cons.

Room Tip: The deluxe rooms on the top floor have sky lights and are quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2012

The hotel is centrally located but tucked away, so may be difficult to find on foot. The front desk staff are very helpful and speak lots of languages. There are many nice places to eat and drink around. You are in walking distance of all the main attractions. Catania is a love or hate place...personally i loved it. It is far more traditional Sicilian than some of the more touristy towns. It is a good base to visit Mount Etna.

Hotel is modern, we had a suite which was nice and had lots of room. Breakfast was OK, the same each day but that was fine. Would recommend to anyone visiting Catania.

Room Tip: book in advance and get the suite.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Il Principe Hotel
Address: Via Alessi 20-26 | Centro Storico, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Catania
#4 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#5 Family Hotel in Catania
#9 Luxury Hotel in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Principe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Principe Hotel is surrounded by baroque architecture in Catania's historic centre. Located on the Alessi Steps between Via Etnea and Via Crociferi, it offers free Wi-Fi. The rooms at Il Principe Hotel Catania all have parquet floors and elegant furnishings. Each room includes satellite TV and a private bathroom. A continental buffet breakfast is served daily in the dining room. Guests can also relax in the hotel's American piano bar. Il Principe Hotel lies 1.5 Km from Catania Centrale Train Station. The airport is a 12-minute drive away. ... more   less 
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