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Il Principe Hotel
Ranked #14 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Close to the centre of town the hotel is a good base for exploring. No evening meals here but plenty of good restaurants in town. Breakfast a very good spread..on a continental basis. Staff pleasant and polite.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Pleasant sums up our stay pretty well. Friendly staff, a great breakfast (the blood orange juice is the only hotel orange juice I've had abroad that's not tasted horrible), and a cracking location. There is something of a grandeur around the beautiful building that is fading slightly. Our room had an issue with damp, the toilet seat wasn't on correctly and the shower door leaked however, as my girlfriend and I tend to spend little time in our room it didn't bother us as much as it may do other travelers.

Ultimately though, it's the orange juice that was the difference between a 3 and 4 star review.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David_Seymour1990
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

On arrival, despite having booked (and had confirmation) for a twin room were allocated a double. A change round with another guest took place. Beds are tiny and the room so hot it was akin to a sauna.

The air con did not appear to work so we asked at reception and were informed it is only operational from the end of April. Bizarre given it was already so hot. Due to external noise was not possible to keep the window open overnight so had two nights with practically no sleep.

Breakfast room was spacious but the selection quite poor. Couple of reception staff also had an attitude problem.

Location is excellent - literally a moment away from the main square.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank TraLonW
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Stayed there for 3 nights. The room was very spacious and comfortable. Cleanliness seemed fine. A little balcony overlooked a small alley. In one of the perpendicular roads there is some nightlife (meaning noise). but the sound insulation of the room was adequate and this wasnt a problem. Staff were very helpful at booking a guided tour of Etna or otherwise recommending good places to have dinner. The location of this hotel is great. We did not have breakfast included because it seemed like a very expensive surplus. However, there are pastry shops and cafes abundant on the Piazza di Duomo and the prices are very reasonable indeed.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Roelant v
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

spent few nights here with my family, booked big room with 1 king size bed and 1 big sofa bed. Overall it was pretty great, we got the room at the end of hallway so it was quiet there and comfortable, making us had good rest. The room was big and beautiful, there was also walk in closet, perfect for us because we brought huge luggages and a lot of clothes. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful, the location was also great.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank BennitaCiu
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Spent our first 2 nights here on a VJV tour of Sicily.
The rooms were big, a good sized bed, very clean and also quiet.
Breakfast was very good.
Being very central there were many good restaurants closeby and many of the central sights were a short walk also

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank GasheadBristol
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Stayed 3 nights at Il Principe Hotel - Catania, Sicily. Wonderful experience. Our room was large and beautiful. We stayed on the top floor with skylights in the bedroom and bathroom and a spectacular view over the rooftops. The staff was very accommodating. Complimentary breakfast each morning was superb. Perfect location. We would definitely stay here again.

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Additional Information about Il Principe Hotel

Address: Via Alessi 20-26 | Centro Storico, 95124 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Catania
#4 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#5 Family Hotel in Catania
#10 Luxury Hotel in Catania
Price Range: £80 - £234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Principe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Principe Hotel is surrounded by baroque architecture in Catania's historic centre. Located on the Alessi Steps between Via Etnea and Via Crociferi, it offers free Wi-Fi. The rooms at Il Principe Hotel Catania all have parquet floors and elegant furnishings. Each room includes satellite TV and a private bathroom. A continental buffet breakfast is served daily in the dining room. Guests can also relax in the hotel's American piano bar. Il Principe Hotel lies 1.5 Km from Catania Centrale Train Station. The airport is a 12-minute drive away. ... more   less 
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