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Hotel Villa Romeo
Ranked #4 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 September 2013

I stayed in Hotel Romeo for five nights during my first visit to Sicily. I booked only one night before arriving as I was not sure if I would want to stay any longer. It was easy to book the additional four nights as the hotel and rooms were clean, the room was cooled by A/C and my room had a view onto an open-air roof top patio. The patio is beautifully arranged with large plants and furniture; a nice place to enjoy breakfast or relax as cooler evening air blows in from the sea. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. I was in Catania for work, but found myself unable to do so because my airline temporarily “lost” a bag containing equipment which proved to be difficult to replace. Francesco, the front desk manager, was exceptionally helpful and graciously called non-English speakers on my behalf to locate replacement equipment.
I recommend Hotel Romeo and will certainly go back!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This hotel is conveniently situated close to the rail and bus stations with frequent services to the airport.
The majority of the rooms are grouped around a central terrace with plants and flowers. This terrace can also be used for breakfasting. The breakfast is more than adequate.
I had a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the terrace. This was well designed and furnished including a fridge. The spacious en-suite shower room & bedroom were spotlessly clean. The staff were always kind, attentive & helpful.
The only drawback as far as I could see was the paucity of restaurants in the near vicinity, necessitating a walk of some 10 to15 minutes to find alternatives.
On my return to Catania I shall certainly stay at the Villa Romeo again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

I just returned from a tour of Sicily and we stayed in this hotel twice. The first room was nice, but the second room was a disaster. The shower didn't drain properly and the water sprayed everywhere, the blow dryer had duct tape around the hose, and the air conditioning didn't provide enough cool air. Many of our traveling companions also had similar experiences, one even said there was mold in the bathroom, another reported no shower curtain. Definitely not a repeat stay if we return to Catania.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank Maggie M
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Our second time staying here.

Just as good as the first time, although the room was smaller this time. We were advised that it was the quietest room available and it lived up to that reputation.

Breakfast was very much up to standard as was the terrace, which we didn't make much use of because of the heat.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

My first visit to Catania and what luck to have chosen Hotel Villa Romeo - the pictures on the website are a true reflection of the hotel. Located 2 min walk away from Central station - it is easy to locate - especially when arriving from the airport. My room was AMAZINGLY huge, modern and very very peaceful especially with my small balcony overlooking the terrace. The staff are the friendliest and most accommodating I have ever met - and I have stayed in many hotels throughout Italy. They will do their utmost to sort anything out for you even arranging my trip to Etna. The only thing that put me off to begin with was the location is not the 'nicest' or 'prettiest' part of Catania, but it is only a 5 minute walk to the main attractions - and after the first day there, I really did not notice.

Room Tip: As for a room overlooking the terrace...a great way to wake up!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

We spent 5 nights in May 2013 in this small heaven. Everything was perfect: clean, quiet, well served by an efficient and well educated personnel. The proximity of the central train and bus stations make it even more interesting and helps much in visiting Sicily. The rooms are fully equipped with TV set (only italian programs) and wi fi.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !

Room Tip: rooms opening to the interior garden are quieter and the view is beautiful
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

At first we were a little concerned about the hotel, as it is so close to the train station off a small street. But once you get inside the lobby, it's just wonderful, the rooms were very spacious and ours opened into the inside terrace. I believe my room was 117 and it was a superior double, very nice with a writing desk. No tub, only shower in the bathroom and my bathroom was handicapped ready. There was a slight smell of sewer gas but closing the toilet seat and sink trap took care of it, nothing that should reflect on the hotel, it's an old city! The hotel has a nice, big elevator too!

The roof terrace was peaceful and the breakfast room overlooks it. The staff was very accommodating and helpful to our requests. The breakfast was excellent with a wide range of selections and the eggs were a nice touch. Just ask the staff for cappuccino if you prefer to the premised coffee. The fresh fruit was terrific.

Room Tip: Request a room on the inside, off the terrace
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Romeo

Address: Via Platamone 8, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#8 Family Hotel in Catania
Price Range: £58 - £449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Romeo 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A former 19th century palace, the hotel offers an elegant fusion of historic architecture and décor with modern comforts, good transport links and a central location.Fully restored with careful attention paid to its history, this 3-star hotel is fully equipped for both leisure and business travellers. In summer months, you can enjoy a relaxing moment on the terrace, with a drink from the bar. Alternatively you can unwind in the peaceful greenery ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Romeo Hotel Catania
Hotel Villa Romeo Catania, Sicily

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