UNA hotel is a great place to stay, all good reviews are accurate. We stayed
in a suite that was two levels, living room on the lower level with a toilet
and bedroom and full bathroom on the top level. Room had a balcony with views
of Etna and the town.
Mini fridge is nice to store your own drinks and picnic makings. The
breakfast is the usual buffet, mix of hot and cold items. We took
recommendations of other TA reviews and didn't pay extra for the breakfast on
the roof. One night before setting off to walk around we had drinks on the
roof. Really nice views as the suns sets. We had drinks but thought the
price was extremely high. We had planned to partake in the happy hour buffet,
until we found it was 10 Euros per person. We assumed it would be free as the
happy hour at our last UNA hotel in Venice was free.
There is a small local shop close by to buy water and other beverages, and a
large supermarket about 10-15 min walk. ( The beer and wine in the supermarket
is really cheap). If you find it's too late to go to any of the shops, you
can buy drinks at little stands/huts, just down from the hotel towards
McDonalds. You'll see this all over, the beer ones look like mini bars, you
can take away, or drink there. Local beer was 1 Euro.
Most important is the bus station, after a day or so in Catania you'll have to
find other places to go. The bus station is about a 20 min walk, make sure to
get good directions. You have to find the bus office to buy a ticket, then go
to the bus station. Old town Saracussa is worth a trip or two.
Just down from the hotel is Central Pizza, this is a must see. 2 guys work
here, one taking the orders and the other doing the cooking. Most expensive
pizza is 4.80 euro. Pizzas are cooked in a stone oven, taste great and you can't beat the price. If you can, get a seat
at the bar and watch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A prestigious building dating back to the early 1900s, in the artistic and commercial heart of Catania, was already an historical luxury hotel. The restoration project has been carried out in the view of maintaining the Sicilian style and traditional cultural heritage. The hotel provides 94 rooms and 9 meeting rooms, fitness centre, Turkish bath, indoor parking, elegant banquet room, roof garden, panoramic terrace with restaurant and American bar. SERVICES: SKY FREE in all the rooms.Internet connection with Wireless system.Pillow Wow:a pillow for every need. All our pillows are made with natural, anti-allergic fibres,Neckroll Pillow, soft and relaxing, filled with wheat chaff Kapok pillow with a soft and elastic covering to fit perfectly around the neck of each guestFirm latex pillow for those who suffer from neck acheGoose-down pillow – extremely soft and naturalFree use of fitness roomTurkish bathLaundry and ironing serviceCovered pay car park6 large rooms equipped for guests with impaired mobility Voltage 220 V UNA RESTAURANTThe UNA Hotel Palace has two large restaurants serving Sicilian specialities and fresh fish as well as a wide selection of wines from our cellars to enjoy with your meal.The UNA Restaurant is situated on the first floor and, in keeping with the tradition of old city buildings, looks out onto an internal courtyard of lava stone. The ample size of the dining room, together with its minimalist décor, makes it the ideal for business lunches and private parties. It seats up to 120.The Roof Garden, an “à la carte” restaurant, is on the 7th floor. From here you can enjoy a unique and spectacular view of the roofs of the city as well as the outline of Mount Etna to the north and a glimpse of the sea to the south. It seats up to 30.A special menu is available with a selection of the chef’s specialities.Open every dayBreakfast: from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Lunch: from 12.30 a.m. to 2.30 a.m.Dinner: from 8.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.UNA CAFÉThe UNA Palace Hotel has two delightful bars.The UNA Café next to the hall, is perfect for a coffee break or as a meeting point, especially in the colourful Mediterranean style Privè .The Roof Garden with a unique view of Mount Etna and the city rooftops.ROOF GARDENThe Roof Garden on the 7th floor offers guests a unique view of Mount Etna and the city rooftops. Here guests can enjoy our barman’s carefully prepared cocktails, or sip one of the drinks from our vast selection on the drink menu.There is also a wide selection of teas from all over the world and of delicious hot chocolates.From 7.30 p.m to 10.30 p.m. the bar provides the most fashionable Happy Hour in the city, with a rich buffet of appetizers to satisfy even the most refined taste.Open from 10.30 a.m. to midnight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Una Hotel Catania
- UNA Hotel Palace Catania, Sicily