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UNA Hotel Palace
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 June 2010

Great rooms, nd excelent service. The views of Etna from the roof top terrace are fantastic. Bars, cafes and restaurants all within easy walking distance. Not the cheapest hotel but worth it.

Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

For sure one of the best deal in Catania, even if somehow pricey. But they seem to have interesting offers/packages from time to time on their website. You will not regret it :
- excellent location in via Etnea, the heart of Catania
- beautiful building and design rooms (the inner rooms over the patio are very quiet)
- good breakfast, with cold cuts, and the wonderful sicilian ricotta pastries, the almond granita....
- roof top with an awesome view on the Etna volcano

If you have a car :
- they have a private parking in the basement (20€ per night, but you have not much choice unless you want to get crazy)
- via Etnea is supposed to be pedestrian, but you can enter it by car without any problem (that's Sicily!)... sometimes you may find a policeman at the entrance of the street : just tell him you are going to Una Palace
- leave your car in front of the hotel and give your keys at the reception, they will bring it down to the parking within minutes

The roof top restaurant is expensive. You have better options in Catania (by the way, try Il Mare, via S.Michele, within walking distance). They also have a bar on the roof, try a drink by late afternoon if weather is nice, so that you can enjoy the Etna view (the view over Catania itself is nothing special at all). Before dinner, they have a good aperitivo buffet (for 3€ in addition to your drink).

A nice hotel to recommend in Catania.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2010

The UNA hotel never disappointed you. The hotel is clean and comfortable. You can choose a pillow that suits you. Perfectly located at Via Etnea. Just a 10-mins walk from the bus station for Palermo and Taormina as well as the major sight-seeing spots around Piazza del Duomo.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2010

The UNA in Catania is a solid 4 star (by Italian standards) hotel in the center of the city.
While quite hard to reach by car due to all the traffic restrictions in Catania and a bit pricey, it's still a very nice place to relax during a short term stay.
Good breakfast as well. Only problem we had was getting our car back from the valet parking service. It took a good 20 minutes and a heated discussion withthe front desk.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2009

Excellent location on Via Etnea with an impressive roof-top bar (offering a very good drink+free buffet deal at present). A room overlooking the main street can be noisy at night but the quality of the hotel and employees would be hard to fault. Some very good deals via their website.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2009

Just returned from 4 days in Catania staying at the Una Palace. I paid for a superior room but on arrival they advised me that they had upgraded us to an executive room. Fantastic! The room was HUGE, very stylish and even though our room overlooked the incredibly busy Via Etnea, could hardly hear a thing. Everything was incredibly clean and fresh, a joy to come back to after a long day trekking around the city. The hotel is centrally located, close to nearly everything. Some staff were incredibly helpful, others not so much. We were looking forward to spending an evening or two on the roof terrace but on 3 nights it was booked for private functions so our plans never eventuated. I would recommend this as a modern, clean and centrally located hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

The hotel is doubtlessly the best in Catania having tried a number over the years. The breakfast is boring though. And many of the things one expects in a 4 star hotel though available HAVE to be asked for rather than being in the room awaiting the visitor.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about UNA Hotel Palace

Address: Via Etnea 218, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Catania
#1 Business Hotel in Catania
#2 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#3 Luxury Hotel in Catania
Price Range: £88 - £191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — UNA Hotel Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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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UNA Hotel Palace Catania, Sicily

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