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Hotel Royal

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#14 of 50 Hotels in Catania
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hotel Royal is very conveniently located, just 15 minutes from the airport and near the historic sights downtown. Our room was large, but run down. The carpet had large stains, and the stool at the foot of the bed was stained as well. This spoiled the experience for me. The breakfast was good, and it is served on a...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely, friendly staff and a fabulous location to see the final morning of the Sant'Agata festival. Rooms well appointed and clean. Amazing terraces to admire Etna and the catania skyline. Well worth the visit. On the 'could do better' side...heating hard to control and room a little stuffy. More cupboard space required! Room would also benefit from a comfy chair...

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Jerusalem, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff are pleasant, the breakfast lovely, the location excellent but the room was very unpleasant for me Despite its large size it was very gloomy and poorly planned. if you dont mind old, dark with heavy drapes and heavy furniture than this place is right for you. I prefer light and modern and was very unhappy here.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This being our first time in Sicily, we didn't know what to expect but were not disappointed. The Royal was a very friendly hotel in a good area and not to far from all the sights. The bedroom and bathroom was spotlessly clean and supplied with good quality linens. We found the only thing missing would have been a pair...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time here! Hotel staff were the best we have met during our two week stay in southern Italy. Our room beautifully updated. luxury shower. Breakfast was delicious, we enjoyed it on the terrace. Location was very central! Highly Recommend this hotel. Thank you for the great stay !!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly helpful staff, delicious breakfast with lots of choices and options. Very comfortable room, nice and warm with a lovely patio deck, the view of Mt Etna from the hotel rooftop is amazing. Within a few minutes walk of the main shopping street. Close to the main sightseeing attractions. Great choice of restaurants within easy walking distance. Highly recommend...

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Our first time in Catania and Sicily and we were a little nervous. Dont be. This hotel, at least our two rooms were recently renovated and to a high standard.Although we overlooked the street we werent troubled by noise. The staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful and the front desk folks spoke English. You could easily walk around the old...

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HotelRoyalCatania, Proprietario at Hotel Royal, responded to this review

Kind Robert, thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad to know that you liked our Hotel and that you really enjoyed your vacation. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to have you with us soon again! Best wishes, The Royal Hotel Staff P.S. Nice shots!

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a unexpected jewel right in the centre of Catania. Staff were very welcoming and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. The room was amazing and I felt like a princess sleeping in the huge four poster bed with dream-like drapes. The bed linen was crisp and white and the bed was deliciously comfortable. The bathroom was clean, again...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great friendly hotel in City Centre location. I stayed 4 nights at this hotel. Hotel is on hill so I recommend you take a taxi from the airport if you planning to stay at hotel. The room was very good. I did have problem with my lights on the first night. I reported this and this was immediately. There are...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 30 November 2016

First the good things: It's a pretty hotel and we had an attractive room. It's well-located in the center of town. The staff were very kind. However we checked into a suffocatingly-hot room and after an hour of back-and-forth with the staff, we learned that the air conditioning had been turned off for the winter and the only way to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Hotel is a four star hotel in the centre of Catania with 19 rooms. The rooms are positioned on three different levels. Each room is named after either an important Sicilian person or period of Sicilian history. The first floor is dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini. A world-renowned composer, born in Catania, and author of noted works like La Norma. The same Norma lends her name to our most beautiful suite. This suite boasts beautiful vaulted ceilings where, following a meticulous and complex restorative project, we were able to maintain the original frescoes, painted in the 18th century. The frescoes are not the only unique features of this suite, which could more accurately be called a royal apartment. It is almost 50m2 and has a fabulous bathroom, like something directly from the fabled Arabian Nights. The second floor is home to the rooms dedicated to Magna Grecia (Latin for "Greater Greece"): a very important period in the history of the city of Catania. The third floor is dedicated to Giovanni Verga. This author brought the name of Catania and of Sicily into the lives of many around the world with his historical novels, names that are kept alive today in names of the rooms of our hotel. All rooms are equipped with LCD monitor, WiFi, and a control panel for the electronic adjustment of lights, but most importantly they are very spacious. The Superior rooms boast either a splendid four-poster bed or a private terrace. One of the Superior rooms has a private access to the rooftop terrace with the possibility to book the exclusive use of the Solarium and the Jacuzzi. The Suites are particularly ample with separate, clearly defined living and sleeping quarters. The Suites also offer a relaxing shower with water massage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Royal

Address: Via Antonino di Sangiuliano 337, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Price Range: £60 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Catania
Hotel Royal Catania, Sicily
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#10 Luxury Hotel in Catania
#12 Business Hotel in Catania
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