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“A quite place in the middle of town”

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Residence Hotel La Ville
Ranked #39 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Reviewed 19 June 2012 via mobile

We had a very good stay for one night as we arrived Catania. The room was spacius and clean and with out any noise. Breakfast was fine and the staff very friendly. It was easy to walk to the sights of the city.
We allready have book our last night in Sicily at this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

We spent 4 nights at the Hotel La Ville on a recent visit to Sicily. We had done a "day trip" to Catania several years ago so were familiar with the location of the hotel, near the bus and train stations which was a plus for us as we use public transportation. The hotel is clean and comfortable. We had a large room with an equally large bathroom. Breakfast was a good quality European one - breads, yogurt, cereal, fruit, etc. There was good wi-fi reception in the room and also a computer in the lobby. The staff willingly gave us several great restaurant suggestions. They were in walking distance as were most of the other sights we visited in the city. The hotel is located in an older area that is a mix of residential and small shops. I can see how some of the other reviewers may have found the neighborhood a bit "off-putting" but we walked a lot and never had any hint of problems. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. I also think Catania has more to offer than tourists often are lead to believe. It is does merit several days if you are spending a week or more in Sicily.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

I was staying in this hotel for a week a few years ago but the system doesn't allow to pick up time before 1 year ago, so I stated october 2010. My memories are very good. Not the best area around, but you can reach Catania center almost at no time.

I had a great room in the upper floor with a large balcony/terrace. The room was very spacious, equipped with the kitchen corner and decorated in "Italian shabby shick" style with wall painting and terracotta tiles. The bathroom was fairly sized and also decorated with great taste. Not to mention that everything was very clean in the room, furniture was like new and bedding excellent.

I was slightly disappointed with the breakfast 'cause I thought it should have been something more sophisticated in 4* , but the quality was nice.

Friendly staff at the front desk and overall very good impression.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled solo
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1  Thank LuckyNessy
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

Great place, great location, friendly staff. Thank you.

Room Tip: upper floors has a great terrace.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

The hotel is good value and offers a good continental breakfast. The staff was nice and helpful. This is a no frills hotel but close to the train station. The location is not dangerous like others have said but it is not in the best area. However, you get what you pay for and I would recommend this hotel an a cheap option. It is only about a 10-15 minute walk to everything in Catania. I woudl receommend this hotel. It is also quiet which is surprising in this city.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank BevinandJeff
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

From the outside Hotel La Ville looks nothing special and it's an unprepossing area near the train and bus station. But step inside and it's a hotel where the owners and managers clearly value their guests highly. Our twin-bedded room was very roomy with an attractive domed ceiling, along with a marble bathroom and loads of hot water. At night it was quiet until the fruit and veg man arrived outside at 0830. Breakfast was a satisfactory mixture of cold meats, cheeses, breads, yoghurts and fruit. There was also a free network computer connection in the reception area to check home e-mails and Catania's weather. This hotel rates five stars for us because of the excellent service and the proximity to public transport. We spent four full days in Catania, not in itself a particularly interesting city and pockmarked by graffiti, dereliction and broken glass. But it is a great centre for trips out by public transport. On day one we took the CircumEtnea train. At the Metro station (five minutes walk by the rail station) go to Borgo, which is the starting point for this exciting train trip. It wends it way through the foothills of Etna with great views to the volcano on one side and valleys on the other side. We alighted at Randazzo and wandered through a maze of medieval alleys. Apparently this is one town which was never overwhelmed by the volcano. Day two we caught the train to Siracusa (about an hour) and roamed across the bridge and onto the island which houses the old town. Day three was a full day out with Etna Experience. Not cheap at £59 a head, but we were picked up direct from the hotel in a 4x4 minibus seating eight and had a fascinating day exploring lava fields, caverns, gorges, craters and vineyards. Take hiking footwear and warm clothing because you do reach 7000 feet. A once-in-lifetime experience. Day four was by bus to Taormina. This is touted as a "must-see" experience in Sicily. There is a great bus ride up the hairpin bends to the town. But we found it grossly over-commercialised. The Greek theatre is worth seeing and we recommend a cable car trip down to an attractive shingly bay below, where there are some beachside bars. But, overall, you won't be missing much if you ignore this town. On the final day, before an evening flight, we enjoyed the boisterous fish market in Catania (a short walk from the cathedral).

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2010

I enjoyed my stay here. The rooms were clean, large bathroom. The TV does not have english speaking CNN (although the card next to the TV says it is). The bathroom was very large, the room was clean and comfortable.
I was really disappointed with the immediate area surrounding this hotel which is why I gave it 1 star. It was dirty. It was dark. It was really sketchy. It wasn't a place that I enjoyed walking around at night. It was a 10 minute walk to the main touristy area and duomo, which were very nice.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Claudio Monteverdi 15, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #39 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Price Range: £51 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Hotel La Ville 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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