I suggest you book this hotel straight away- you won't be disappointed!
From the moment we entered the hotel lobby we felt at home and that is very unusual in a hotel. We found the hotel by accident, arriving to Catania with nowhere to stay! The hotel lobby was creatively designed to give a baroque yet homely feel, the decor was warm yet minimalistic but extremely homely.
We met two lovely and helpful ladies in the reception who guided us to free on street (safe and secure) parking, directly outside the hotel entrance- we just had to put a sign on the inside of the window saying we were staying in the hotel Romano.
From there we were shown to our beautiful bedroom- room 118, which had the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in- a huge bed! with silk sheets, all spotless and brand new.
The room was very well designed, spacious and comfortable- I could have stayed in the room forever, it was just beautiful- and I believe it was just a standard bedroom in the hotel!
The bathroom was equally beautiful, it include a bath and expensive sweet smelling toliteries as complimentary. There was beautiful towels, so soft and we designer towels as opposed to your typical white hotel towel. There was also a bath as well as a shower which was very welcomed.
Then we needed help from the reception staff (Roberto & Guaicho(apologies about the spelling!)) in relation to Catania and exploring it- they were so helpful and genuinely interested in assisting us, even organizing a free taxi service to their sister hotels- the Romano Palace hotel- beach for us with complimentary entrance one day. Without them suggesting this to us we would never of known about this and we are so grateful to them- it was a lovely relaxing day at the beach with sun loungers and a place to shade all provided.
The Wifi in the hotel was very user friendly and reliable- it was also free of charge.
Breakfast was superb- typicasl Sicilian and very fresh, coffee was A1 and all the pastries were freshly cooked. Scrambled eggs were delicious and the fruit was mouth wateringly delicious. The choice and selection was the best we've seen in our stay here in Sicily. The waiting staff were very kind and helpful, but hardworking and non invasive also, which I particularly liked first thing in the morning!
I noticed the staff were young (all seemed in their late 20's & 30's) and this was lovely as they were very well able to relate with their clientele. Nothing was too much to ask and they went way over and beyond our expectations. The hotel manager was very nice, seemed like an approachable guy who treated his staff well and reaped the rewards of a happy work relationship with them as a result. The whole atmosphere in the hotel was relaxing and warm.
As for the road which the hotel is situated on- it's fine. We walked up and down it numerous times and quite enjoyed the mixed culture on it to be frank! We experienced no problems and I personally feel anybody who turns their nose to the working women on it (only a handful) may be a bit prudish- it didn't bother me. The whole of Catania is a mixed bag of everything imaginable! We loved the city, it was so vibrant and friendly and this hotel just made our stay completely perfect. We sincerely thank you for having us stay in your hotel, we would love to return sometime and recommend you 100% to customers thinking of staying in Hotel Romano House. Best Regards
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury 4 star hotel located in the heart of baroque Catania, is a harmonious cross between historical 17th century architecture and the most contemporary and exclusive design. Precious 17th century art rooms combined with the most sophisticated design. Charming suites and comfortable luxurious rooms, each with an ad hoc atmosphere and typology, catered to your wishes.House Bar and "Il Riccio Restaurant" is part of Romano House Luxury Hotel, a place where tradition meets innovation. A rich Sicilian, and in particular Catanian traditional "cuisine", reinterpreted and modernised with complete respect for territory inspired flavours.To complete the offer, guests can find many modern meeting spaces.WiFi internet access is free in all rooms and spaces. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Romano House Catania, Sicily