What a friendly place, all the staff seem genuinely interested in you.
Our room was extremely large, the ceiling had what looked like an original mural, delightful. The bed was huge and comfortable, the room probably needed a bit more furniture, as apart from the ceiling it was a bit bleak. There was only one small armchair and no table, but there was a large desk and TV. Bed and bedding were fine everything was extremely clean and well maintained. There was no bath and the lavatory was very low, not good for hubby at 6ft 8 inches tall! It was quiet at night, there is valet parking (9 Euros), we were only charged for one of three. No coat hooks or bathrobes, mini-bar limited. I couldn't open the wardrobe doors, you press them, no handles, lots of hangers-hurrah. Bedside lamps are useless, the lighting is generally bizarre.
We had the most delicious breakfast in our room at no extra charge.The view from the room was a bit urban, but interesting, this is an up and coming street so things are improving and the position of the Hotel is right next to bars, restaurants and shops, just turn left not right.
The bar staff were great and the bar, though not well used was really nice. I will certainly stay here again, it's central and friendly and interesting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Hotel is a four star hotel in the centre of Catania with 19 rooms. The rooms are positioned on three different levels. Each room is named after either an important Sicilian person or period of Sicilian history. The first floor is dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini. A world-renowned composer, born in Catania, and author of noted works like La Norma. The same Norma lends her name to our most beautiful suite. This suite boasts beautiful vaulted ceilings where, following a meticulous and complex restorative project, we were able to maintain the original frescoes, painted in the 18th century. The frescoes are not the only unique features of this suite, which could more accurately be called a royal apartment. It is almost 50m2 and has a fabulous bathroom, like something directly from the fabled Arabian Nights. The second floor is home to the rooms dedicated to Magna Grecia (Latin for "Greater Greece"): a very important period in the history of the city of Catania. The third floor is dedicated to Giovanni Verga. This author brought the name of Catania and of Sicily into the lives of many around the world with his historical novels, names that are kept alive today in names of the rooms of our hotel. All rooms are equipped with LCD monitor, WiFi, and a control panel for the electronic adjustment of lights, but most importantly they are very spacious. The Superior rooms boast either a splendid four-poster bed or a private terrace. One of the Superior rooms has a private access to the rooftop terrace with the possibility to book the exclusive use of the Solarium and the Jacuzzi. The Suites are particularly ample with separate, clearly defined living and sleeping quarters. The Suites also offer a relaxing shower with water massage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Catania
- Hotel Royal Catania, Sicily