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“Excellent hotel - Would happily stay a third time!”
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Il Principe Hotel
Ranked #13 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Reviewed 10 July 2014

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!

Room Tip: On both occasions we stayed on the third floor and had no issues with noise.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank StephieCass
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Dear Stephie,
thank you for choosing us for the second time, after your first stay during your honeymoon.
We are delighted to read about your satisfaction for all our services, for the fantastic hotel location and for our excellent Staff.
We everyday strive to give our Guests an unforgettable stay and your words are our best reward.
We hope to see you soon again

Warm regards

Marco De Pinto
hotel manager

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This hotel was truly one of the most beautiful I'd ever stayed in! Staff are very warm and friendly, and location-wise it is great. Our 4th-floor room was spectacular!! Would love to come again some other time :)

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rebecca F
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Dear Rebecca,
thank you for your wonderful review.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Our rooms are all very confortable and fully equiped with parquet floor, decorated ceiling, individual clima, free Sky TV, free internet connection, minibar, Iacuzzi bathtube, hair dryer...and, the ones at the 4th floor, have also two elegant ambients that allow our Guests to spend their stay in total comfort and relax.
We hope to see you soon again

Best regards

Marco De Pinto
hotel manager

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Beautiful hotel - lots of toiletries in the rooms - big beds - all clean and tastefully decorated - breakfast was lovely and they were happy to make us eggs how we liked them too! Everything was perfect except Marta the receptionist who was very abrupt and sarcastically smiling - one one occasion even laughed at my pronounciation in italian and i'd heard her on many occasions talking about customers behind their backs at the hotel - she and the Bar man - who thinks he's James Bond - serve with a smile I THINK NOT!!!

I must give my praise to Antonio and Pierpaolo, If the management had a team full of people like them then this hotel would indeed get 5 stars - customer service is so important and something we always remember! These two guys got it right and were so helpful and an asset to the hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank BEEJAL1982
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Dear Beejal,
thank you for spending your time to share with the other travellers your experience at Il Principe Hotel.
We appreciated your words about the hotel, the breakfast and the praise for Antonio and Pierpaolo, that are, as all the team, always helpful and smiling.
We are really surprised for your opinion about Marta and the Barman.
I asked an explanation and I really think that you had misunderstood the conversation between them. However we apologize for the inconvenience.
We hope you'll come back soon and that you could clarify this misunderstanding with Marta.
Best regards

Marco De Pinto
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one night as a stop over before heading for the south coast. The hotel is in a great location in the centre and in walking distance to most places. The room was very well presented, clean modern looked as if it had been recently redecorated. The beds were comfortable for a good nights sleep. The breakfast was good with a good selection to choose from. Because of the narrow street the hotel is situated in, it's not easy to find a place to park a car. We ended up leaving the car with the hotel and they will park it at €15 a day for you. I would recommend this hotel. It is clean, friendly and good value for money

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Dear Guest,
thank you for your kind review.
We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Your satisfaction is our first goal.
We look forward to welcoming you soon again.
Best regards

Marco De Pinto
hotel manager

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

What a great location , but do follow the signage for it is tucked away . Well appointed hotel with very friendly and helpful staff . Nothing was too much trouble for them . The room was a standard room which was larger than the normal . Well finished rooms very very clean . The central location made it easy to access great food and attractions near by .

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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PrincipeHotel, Direttore at Il Principe Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Dear Guest,
thank you for choosing Il Principe Hotel for your stay in Catania.
We are very happy to read of your appreciation about the hotel location and the friendliness of our Staff.
All our rooms are very comfortable and the maids dedicate lot of time and efforts to clean everywhere.
We hope to see you soon again.
Best regards

Marco De Pinto
hotel manager

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

stayed 2 nights on a round trip around sicily. Hotel is very centrally located 2 minutes walk to the cathedral and main spuare in a quiet side street. There is a few very lively bars and restaurants just in front but the close at a decent time and add to the charm. Rooms are very proper (except the showers could need some update) and good size. Reception was very friendly and helpful. Any versus other hotels in the area a real good deal.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Nice hotel, reasonably priced and a great location to explore old city centre of Catania. Rooms are more than adequate, toiletries provided and free fast wifi. Building itself is the nicest one in the area and certainly our third floor room was quiet. We were very happy with hotel which offered good value for money. If undecided - don't hesitate!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Catania
Price Range: £81 - £249 (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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