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Mercure Catania Excelsior

0.8 miles from Catania centre
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  • Breakfast included
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Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 11 June 2008

Good location, and good breakfast, which is important to me, since a typical Italian breakfast is not enough for me. Some people in my group thought it wasn't actually a 5 star, but I had no complaints. The single room with shower only (no bathtub) was a good deal for the money. The staff was helpful and attentive. The air...

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1Thank tomchaos
London
Reviewed 14 April 2008

Have stayed many times here. Perfect city location. Great staff and service and food but decor looking tired. Beds need replacing! Will definately stay again.

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2Thank Teddy999
Jämjö
Reviewed 9 December 2007

We had a good stay at Excelsior Grand Hotel. We specially approved the fantastic view to Etna every morning. That made our day. There are several quite good small restaurants nearby. The service at the hotel was as good as you have to aspect.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2007

This hotel was pre-booked for us as part of a conducted tour of Sicily. The room was excellent, clean with an enormous bathroom. A bit too formal for a holiday hotel. We had a medical emergency in the middle of the night and the night reception manager couldn't have been more helpful. Would we recommend it? Only as a last...

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New York
Reviewed 26 October 2007

A modern, business-oriented hotel with a professional, courteous, efficient staff. Our pleasant (non-smoking) room in the back, was very quiet, clean, had great air conditioning, an excellent bed and mattress and a spacious, beautifully decorated marble bathroom. The room had a slight odor to it that was not serious but could have benefited from a “smell buster” service. And how...

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1Thank Albo007
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 24 May 2007

My husband had a business trip to Catania. I went with & we decided we'd stay longer & see some of Sicily. This hotel was booked through his job. It is in a central location in the City of Catania. Very pretty hotel. We were greeted at the car, and were treated wonderfully. The room was clean & comfortable, and...

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1Thank lusciousnis
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 October 2006

We stayed in the Excelsior Grand Hotel on the first night of our honeymoon in Sicily and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is furnished to a high standard and the rooms are modern and comfortable. The service is excellent - the on-duty manager kindly sent a trolley of prosecco and fresh fruit up to our room free of charge when...

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3Thank BJonthego
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 June 2006

I stayed at the Excelsior a while ago and am only now writing a review as I was reviewing another hotel. My stay there was so terrible, I didn't feel like spending a second longer thinking of the place. I've stayed in many hotels in my lifetime, and I can pretty much attribute one of my worst experiences to this...

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9Thank Jules3001969
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2006

I stayed here twice in April and the rooms were comfortable though not of five star standard. My initial stay was for one night and I had a room on the second floor where there was no sewer smell. A week later I returned and had room 434 for 7 days and this one had the notorious sewer stench which...

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3Thank Kathleenx
London
Reviewed 20 April 2006

Very good and professional hotel a short walk from the centre of Catania. Good size rooms. Fine Bathrooms, Good service and good breakfast. I would highly recommend this hotel for both holiday and business

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A PRESTIGIOUS FOUR-STAR HOTEL SITUATED IN THE CITY CENTRE. Welcome to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Catania, a prestigious four-star hotel in Sicily's beautiful second city which lies in the shadow of Mount Etna. Black volcanic rock and white limestone have given Catania its own striking visual aspect, which makes it an ideal tourist destination. Our hotel is also well-adapted to meet the needs of business travellers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Catania Excelsior

Address: Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Price Range: £64 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Catania Excelsior 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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Also Known As:
Excelsior Grand Catania
Hotel Excelsior Grand
Mercure Catania Excelsior Sicily
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Catania
#13 Luxury Hotel in Catania
#14 Business Hotel in Catania
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