My husband and I stayed here in August 2011 for our honeymoon and fell in love with Catania so we decided to go back July 2014. We stayed with Il Principe on both occasions and can honestly say they were exceptional! The hotel is situated in the city centre and is walking distance from the main shopping street (Via Etnea) and an array of sites. Both times our room was on the third floor and we had no issues with noise from the street or hotel (I know in some reviews people complained about the noise from the cocktail bar and restaurant, we did not have this issue and our room was around the corner from the front steps.) The beds are comfy and the rooms very modern. We were very impressed with the condition of our rooms, the cleaning staff do a fantastic job.
The new extension is beautiful, the time taken to decorate the hall and breakfast room with plants and art pieces is just gorgeous. There was a lot of choice at breakfast too! Lots of fresh fruit, yogurt, boiled/scrambled eggs, cooked meat, 2 types of cereal, tea/coffee and countless varieties of pastries. Yum! We found the staff to be lovely. A special mention to Pierpaolo who was extremely courteous, friendly and very helpful. Luigi and Stage were also a pleasure to speak to and just as friendly. We found these three staff in particular to be very warm with a constant smile. The solarium was open during our stay and has lovely views over the city.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will happily return to Catania and stay with Il Principe again!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Il Principe Catania
- Hotel Il Principe
- Il Principe Hotel Catania, Sicily