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All reviews four poster bed sun terrace decorated ceilings ravioli the air conditioning old palace superior room major attractions via etnea third floor loved this hotel spoke english the breakfast area decent hotel nice terrace cakes four star hotel
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed here twice in September....the first time for four nights and the second for five nights. We used Catania as a base to explore eastern Sicily and Malta. Both rooms and bathrooms were very large and clean. The hotel is a short walk to all of the sights in the old town.

We found the staff friendly and helpful. On the front desk Danila and Renato greeted us with smiles and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Simone in the breakfast room started our day with a warm smile and quick service.

If we return to Catania we will stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms 203 and 205 are great.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank George G
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed for 3 nights to see Mount Etna, the hotel was fantastic. It's in an old building in the historical centre of Catania just around the corner from the Duomo. We had room 303 on the 3rd level with our own private outdoor area which was a bonus especially if you are a smoker. I agree with other reviews the lighting needs to fixed, the hotel is very dark but it was still very,very good. The beds were big and comfy, the rooms very spacious and large modern bathrooms. It's pretty hot in Catania so you need the air conditioner which worked fine.
Breakfast was good and is held on a huge indoor, outdoor area, you can also go to the roof for the jacuzzi and great views of Etna.
The hotel us in a perfect position, right near the main touristic area of Catania which was surprisingly beautiful. Be sure to go to the fish market on the edge of the main square behind the fountain for a real local italian experience !!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrew700
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Stayed here for the last night on our tour of Sicily. The first room we had was a basic dingy double. Due to some issues with the shower we were moved to another room. This room was much nicer with a large raised four poster bed, remote controls for all the lights etc and a large bathroom. All the rooms are very dim, even with all lights so do not expect to any reading!

The interior of the hotel is very grand and there's a nice terrace for dinner/drinking. The breakfast range is very small for what I would expect from a hotel of that size.

The girl at reception and the pony tailed British guy were really welcoming!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrRoomda
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

After reading trip advisor, we chose to split our 2 nights between this and Liberty hotel. I must admit that this hotel was not bad, but way behind Liberty. The 2 charged the same price. This simply doesn't have the attention to details (decor, customer service) as the rivals. I think they need to up their game.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank HO2
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed here for two nights before heading on to the Islands. Hotel was nice we loved the decor had a real character. We ate in the restaurant on the first night and would highly recommend doing so during a stay as the food was some of the best we had in our stay in sicily and fantastic service. The views aren't quite as impressive as they look on the website which was a shame but the food was so good would still recommend. Location it's a short walk to the center. Hotel staff were all very helpful they arranged a taxi service for us from the airport and helped us work out how to get to Messina most spoke relatively good english. I know I'm only reviewing the hotel here but I often pick where to stay from these hotel reviews so just wanted to say I wouldn't bother staying in Catania except before after a flight as there really just isn't much there...useful location to go to other places from but we didn't rate it. That said if we did go back for whatever reason we would stay at hotel Royal again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank lscib
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