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Il Principe Hotel
Ranked #15 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had a wonderful experience here. The hotel is just steps away from the central streets. Very friendly and professional staff, especially Marta who assisted us with ferry reservations and an booking and excellent tour of Mt. Etna. without us ever feeling like we were an interruption of her work, but rather the goal of her work..thanks Marta!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Considering what we paid to stay here (79 euro per night for a quad!!) this hotel is a gem. The room that we had,was large and comfortable, the bathroom new and clean and we slept very well. Location wise it's perfect, as it's a few steps away from the Piazza and there are many restaurants in walking distance. You can not ask for a better hotel for the price we paid, we were pleasantly surprised.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Albanella
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Il Principe is in a great, buzzy central location and it has an agreeable, slightly individual feel as you arrive. The room was pretty good, even if the air con was a bit noisy. Unfortunately the service was sub-standard. Too many surly receptionists, including the one who was quite affronted when my wife requested an iron (not available). Breakfast was pathetic - no hot food, coffee from a machine, no semi-skimmed milk and pastries that weighed your stomach down all day. When we left they found us a taxi driver who then tried to rip us off. A pity, because this could be a super place to stay with better customer care.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank peppergrinder
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I stayed at the Il Principe Hotel last week for business. This is a prefect place to stay if you are on business. It is not too hard to find especially if you have a GPS but if you don't there are signs. The location is close to the centre of Catania and everything is within walking distance. The staff was professional and helpful. The rooms where nice and clean, the breakfast was perfect. Parking can be a challenge, suggest you have the staff park your car. I would recommend this hotel for your stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank dmarc10179
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Luxury hotel just situated in the very centre of Catania easy accessable to everything. Besides being nearby to the Duomo, For Night life it is excellent, lots of bars, cafe's and pizzeria's.I highly recommend this hotel and even the staff they are very friendly and helpful and service is excellent.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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3  Thank Josette D
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were looking for a hotel to spend our last day/evening before flying home from our stay in Taormina and we made a great choice. It was close enough to see some great sights and visit the fish market for lunch. The hotel is nicely appointed and the staff welcoming and helpful. We would definitely been able to spend a few days there very happily.
PS the hotel is a quick 15 minute drive to the airport.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank barb111
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I flew into Catania and needed a place to crash for the night before exploring the rest of Sicily. They arranged for a taxi to pick me up at the airport and had no issues. Rooms were nice and the location was pretty convenient to the center of the city (5 min walk). The thing that really stood out is how helpful the front desk staff was. I was trying to plan a trip with a specific group on Mt. Etna and the receptionist was extremely helpful in trying to call and set that up for me. They were also great in helping me explore all of the train/bus options to my next city (Siracusa).

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Address: Via Alessi 20-26 | Centro Storico, 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 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
#11 Luxury Hotel in Catania
Price Range: $81 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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