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“Cosy feeling”
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Stesicorea Palace
Ranked #26 of 49 Hotels in Catania
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cosy feeling”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The staff at this hotel really goes the extra mile for their guests. The hotel is very basic and family run. There is a really cosy and familiar feeling in this hotel. I love the home made cake available at breakfast every morning. Great location in the centre and very easy to visit another cities nearby, such as Siracusa, Noto and Taormina.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Bucharest, Romania
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

3 star hotel in the center of Catania, good place to visit the town and Sicily. The 457 bus from aeroport stops in the front of the hotel. Near it's a mcd and 200 m away it's a supermarket. The Stesicorea plaza is crowded in the evening and a little dirty. From there, you can walk down to the main touristic area, with the Elephant's statue. The staff is very nice, the breakfast ok (3 eur), the rooms are large, but the hotel needs a complete refresh. The wifi is ok in the lobby, but weak in the rooms.

Room Tip: Ask for a front room. The street show is interesting and it's not too noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The rooms are spacious and clean. Couple of things need to improve but the overall was very good. Breakfast was ok nothing big but enough. No lift!!so pack light. Staff is really friendly would def stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the street side can bit noisy
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Worthing, West Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

As has already been observed, this hotel is not really a 'palace' but it is adequate enough in comfort (though there are a lot of steps to be climbed!) What really makes this a great place in which to stay is it's good location, very friendly and helpful staff, and that it's good value for money. I would certainly come again. The breakfast was OK but not too much on offer.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Belper, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I'd like to be able to give more stars for this hotel, but the rooms are very basic and could do with some TLC. They're perfectly liveable, and if you're out and about all day and not particularly fussy, this could well be the hotel for you. If you're of limited mobility, however, there are lots of stairs and no lift that I spotted.

The reasons I'd like to give it more stars are the staff and the location. The staff were very friendly and always helpful. We travelled around the region a bit and they were always able to advise on which buses to catch from where, and also booked our Etna excursion for us. The location was perfect for us, as Giardino Bellini, Piazza Spirito di Santo, Piazza Bellini, Piazza Duomo, Castello Ursino, the Stazione for regional buses and Piazza Borsellino for local buses were all within walking distance. The #457 bus from the airport also has a stop very close to the hotel on Via Etnea.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Malta
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in the heart of Catania. Shops and restaurants just round the corner. Room was ok. Spacious and clean. Breakfast was ample but nothing special. Staff are very helpful. The only downside is that there is no lift.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

A bit run down, a basic breakfast, but really helpful and friendly staff. Slightly noisy due to its location but fascinating to watch people from the balcony! Lots to do in the vicinity. Photos of the hotel were misleading...

Room Tip: Avoid the front!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stesicorea Palace

Property: Stesicorea Palace
Address: Piazza Stesicoro 56, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Stesicorea Palace 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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