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“Very central -perfect for exploring Catania”
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Hotel Etnea 316
Ranked #5 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Our first time in Sicily was May 2014. We are a couple in our early 60's. It was our first time time in Hotel Etnea. We stayed three nights Hotel Etnea has clean rooms and is centrally located, with a beautiful park very close by. Our room was at the side of the hotel and was quiet.Marco and Gaetano were very helpful, they spoke English and had loads of information about what to see and do if we needed it. Marco offered us a guided trip to Mt Etna with his own tour company-it was really good because Marco is very familiar with the local area. I would highly recommend booking other trips with Marco. Trattoria 'Da Peppino' Via Empodocia, is a lovely place to eat authentic food and is within walking distance.Marco booked a taxi for us and we got a train to Letojanni-another little gem of a place. Sicily is fabulous. Tim & Eve

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We stayed here for just one night and it was certainly good value and a nice location. When you first arrive, it doesn't feel too welcoming, an intercom then through huge grey doors into a courtyard. Next, up two flights of stairs (no lift) but then you go inside and it's bright and quirky. All good after that, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable room, decent breakfast for the price. We only had a few hours to explore Palermo but the hotel was in walking distance of the major sites so that was good. On checkout my bag was carried down for me which was much appreciated. We had planned to get the bus to the airport and this was one of the reasons why we chose this hotel because the bus stops quite close by. However, it was a Sunday and we hadn't checked the bus times in advance so after waiting 20 minutes, we decided we'd better get a taxi. Back to the hotel intercom, a short conversation with the staff, 2 minutes later a taxi pulled up. Fantastic service and only 23 euros which we felt was pretty reasonable.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

If you are a first time visitor to Sicily and speak little or no English, this is the perfect hotel.
Marco, the owner, made our trip a great success by taking us wherever we wanted to go and telling us the history of the many ancient sites along the way. From giant Greek theatres to volcanos to ocean side restaurants, his guidance and advice were invaluable.
Thank you, Marco!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed 3 nights in Catania and had a great experience there. The rooms are spacious and clean, the staff is gracious, helpful and accomodating. They all spoke good English. The hotel is centrally located and is within walking distance to the major sites in Catania. Marco was a fabulous host., funny, intelligent and informative.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

So far, in Catania have I stayed at around six different hotels. I find Hotel Etnea 316 to be best of all of them in the class of medium-price hotels. Among many other reasons, that was due to the kindly and helpful personnel. Moreover, it was the first hotel in which it was really easy to communicate in English with each personnel member. I liked also the fact that the Wi-Fi signal usually reached my room even though it was supposed to work in the lobby only. I stayed in a room from the backyard which is why I was able to sleep very well.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Hotel Etnea 316. Marco and Gaetano couldn't have been more helpful, even arranging for a lovely cake to be waiting there for my boyfriend's birthday. It made it so special. We went on a tour of Mt Etna with Marco for a great price. Marco really knows his stuff and is full of useful information, I would highly recommend it. Thanks Marco and Gaetano for a wonderful holiday!
Dave and Geoff, Brighton

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

My wife and I spent three nights at the hotel at the end of April.We had asked for a quiet room as we had read the reviews about noise. Our room was at the side of the hotel but was very noisey,sleep was difficault fo us both. The staff were lovely,the position on Via Etnea was super so easy to explore Catania.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Etnea 316

Address: Via Etnea 316, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Borgo-Sanzio , Centro Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Catania
#3 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#6 Family Hotel in Catania
#10 Business Hotel in Catania
Price Range: £33 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Etnea 316 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy Catania, not only as a visitor, this is the philosophy of Hotel Etnea 316. A prestigious location, downtown Catania, offers the possibility to exploit the real Sicilian tradition. Thanks to the staff's helpfulness, the guest will live in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Romanticism , history and functionality are indispensable details, that produce an extraordinary harmonious result. ... more   less 
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