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Recommendations on good places to stay in Catania?

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Recommendations on good places to stay in Catania?

My husband and I are intending to visit Sicily in April 2013 and will spend 3 days in Catania. Can anyone recommend a good value, clean place to stay. Don't mind if it's a hotel or bed and breakfast but would prefer somewhere with the "essence of Sicily" not somewhere with 4 ambiguous walls that could be anywhere in the world if you know what I mean :) Somewhere central would be good - we will be flying in from Western Australia and plan to catch the train from Catania to Palermo for the second part of our visit. Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: Recommendations on good places to stay in Catania?

My wife and I had a nice stay one year ago at Hotel Royal. As I said in my review (tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187888-d628…) I would not hesitate to stay there again. While we arrived late and only spent half a day in Catania, we very much enjoyed the city and I found that it was an under-appreciated city.

Enjoy your time in Sicily -- it is a special place.

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2. Re: Recommendations on good places to stay in Catania?

There is a new B & B opened in the city centre by a fashion designer. We have not stayed there but you could look at the website:

www.eh13.it

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3. Re: Recommendations on good places to stay in Catania?

Welcome to Sicily Princess_Fiona68!

Your itinerary is city-heavy and lacking diversity with Catania and Palermo and none of Sicily's smaller and more charming towns.

Trains are substandard throughout most of Sicily – Take the SAIS Autolinee bus service between Catania and Palermo, a mere 02h40 instead of a long and tardy ride on the train.

http://www.saisautolinee.it/

http://www.saisautolinee.it/regionali.htm

Best way to travel from Catania to Palermo...:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187888-i735-k2676…

If you’d like somewhere with the “essence of Sicily” and well positioned in Catania’s historic centre, consider Il Principe Hotel.

http://www.ilprincipehotel.com/

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187888-d559552…

Best wishes!

Vagabonda

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4. Re: Recommendations on good places to stay in Catania?

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