Overall, not terrible. I was impossible for us to find and driving in Catania is a nightmare so we dropped the rental off early and took a cab to the hotel. It's tucked away on a narrow side street in a central location. We had to walk up three flights with 2 weeks worth of luggage since there was no elevator but I guess that tends to happen in these cities. The staff was very pleasant but didn't speak English very well though I'm in their country so I try not to complain about that. Our room was spacious but we were apparently the only ones without a bathroom IN our room...we had to go down the hall. The bathroom smelled bad, the shower leaked and the toilet leaked and I almost cracked my skull after slipping on the water that leaked from the shower onto the ceramic tile. The door to our room wouldn't stay closed unless you locked it but that really wasn't a big deal since we tend to lock the door anyway. It has a beautiful sunny terrace where they serve breakfast or you can just lounge. It is connected to each on the rooms that face the inside courtyard by a narrow balcony. The only downside to this is every time someone walked to the terrace at night we could hear them laughing and talking as they passed our room. We stayed in Catania on a Friday and Saturday night so when we were trying to sleep we could hear very loud music from what I can only assume is a bar/nightclub close to the hotel. Breakfast was lacking a little...just toast and a few pastries with orange juice and coffee (though I have come to learn that this is apparently what Italian in genreal eat for breakfast, by our second day in Italy I was dying for bacon and eggs). I really is a good value overall. I wouldn't return to Catania, it's just to big and busy for me but if I had to I would probably stay there again just because of the unbeatable price
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