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Il Principe Hotel
Ranked #14 of 50 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Definitely an excellent hotel!! Will return again”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Found this hotel last minute. The hotel itself is grand and luxurious. Bed was very comfortable. Good amenities. Excellent staff & service. Great location! We had an excellent stay. Definitely will return.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear SlowTravelShw,
thank you for your wonderful review of Il Principe Hotel.
We strive to provide great value for our guests and we are glad overall your stay was satisfactory.
We hope you will be back to see us again soon.

Sincerely,

Marco De Pinto
General Manager
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Nice renovated modern hotel in the city center. Convenient location and spacious rooms. The breakfast was good but not very rich; had all the basic staff though. Very friendly staff too. Recommended for sure.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear LeoGreece,
thank you for your review of Il Principe Hotel, Catania.
We strive to provide great value for our guests and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
Please, contact us to provide some suggestions to improve the breakfast service.
We look forward to having you as our guest again in the future.

Sincerely,

Marco De Pinto
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I selected this hotel on internet and called them for details: they gave me a better price that any internet offer! First good impression!
Our triple deluxe room was big (even with the bed of our son in the room it was still spacious), clean and well furnished and equipped.
Breakfast is good.
Staff are very helpful.

Room Tip: deluxe rooms are on the higher floor, are spacious and usually have a nice view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Johanton9712,
thank you for taking the time to post your great review about our hotel.
We strive to provide a great experience for our guests at a great value.
We look forward to having you with us again if ever back in Catania.

Regards,

Marco De Pinto
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is a very beautiful hotel with comfortable rooms. We were there twice. Neither time were we offered the promised "welcome drink." The first time we did not ask, the second time we did, and were given a voucher for two drinks anytime at the bar. Concetta was very helpful and pleasant and it was because of her we returned a second time. No one is very friendly at breakfast, but the breakfast is good, although perhaps not as extensive this time of year, and we were surprised there was not much fresh fruit. Great location. (I've rated the service "very good" only because of Concetta.)

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room. Some are very noisy at night due to local bars.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear amy I,
thank you for your feedback regarding your stay here at Il Principe Hotel.
As you wrote, the welcome drink is a special gift that we offer to all our guests and I really don't understand why you didn't receive it the first time.
It's a really surprise for me to read about the behavior of the breakfast staff.
We are always friendly with our guests and we received a lot of compliments for that.
I will ask explanations for this inconvenience to the supervisor of the breakfast staff.
I am sorry to hear your stay with us did not meet your expectations. We definitely would like for you to give us another chance. If you would contact myself at the hotel directly we will ensure your next stay is wonderful should you come back in Catania.

Sincerely,

Marco De Pinto
General Manager
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2013

One of the best hotels in Italy, I know so far.
The tradeoff of quality and price is very good (at least in January).
My only concern was the last night:
There was a very loud disco very near and hence, I was not able to sleep well.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Manju_Germany
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights and it served the purpose. Great location, comfortable rooms, some with large bathrooms, and all the trimmings you'd expect from a hotel of this class. Something was missing though, and it's hard to put into words. In part it was the front desk staff - who acted like we were bothering them when ever we asked for the key. It wasn't even their surliness that made this place only average, but it was more their lackluster attitude. The breakfast felt a little the same, some days ok, other days a little wilted. On a positive note, they had a few parking spots out front, which in a city like Catania is prime real estate!

Would I stay here again? Not likely, but only because I prefer to stay in a place that makes me feel welcome. Other than that, I would have given this hotel 4 dots rather than 3.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Victoria, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013

This was maybe our best stay in Catania so far. Staff were very helpful in all respect and made our 5-night stay a very relaxing one. Surely I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Catania and would stay there again.

The suite accommodating the whole family was great, clean and very nice. The buffet breakfast was excellent, whilst one cannot complain of the 24-hr front desk service. The car parking service was perfect.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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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
#10 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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