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“A cosy hotel well located” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manganelli Palace Hotel
Ranked #18 of 50 Hotels in Catania
Lille, France
1 review
“A cosy hotel well located”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

Manganelli Palace is perfectly situated close to the city centre of Catania. It's a "Palazzo" of the XVIIIth century which has kept beautifully painted ceilings in each bedroom. The welcome was warm and the staff particularly helpful.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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115 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2012

Manganelli Palace is located in Catania centre, close to Piazza del Duomo and the busy shopping street Via Etnea. It is lively busy on Saturday outside and until late night quite noisy, which can be heard inside, despite the curtains and windows. Easiliy reachable with bus 457 from the airport. Buy the busticket (€ 1.50 vs a taxi € 20) inside the airport (the outside ticketcentre is not always occupied). If it is late take a taxi. Get off at Piazza del Duomo, walk straight across the Duomo square / piazza del Duomo past the church and get on the shopping street Via Etnea. Then take the 3rd street to the right or ask the many police officers the Piazza Manganelli.The hotel is somehow odd, an elevator to the reception on the 3rd floor and the rooms through another elevator (2 buildings, which are glued together). The air conditioning and safe did not work properly, the shower is great, but water leaks under the glass (room 303), giving you wet feet on a necessary towel on the floor. Simple breakfast in a small space, but the price is fine. Watch out for the quiet spots around the quiet neighbourhood of the market. We were almost robbed by a thief on a scooter (also happens in NL). Take a tour to Mount Etna (half a day € 49, pricey but the enthusiastic tour leader Francesca offers you a good and enthousiastic story). 3 days Catania, but 2.5 days would have been sufficient. Manganelli palace is a good start for visiting Catania and Etna.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Michael T
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London, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at the being of our trip and one at the end, our rooom was ok with a sort of wet room shower which water was cold in shower and I slipped up in it as it did not flow away correctly bed was king size and rock hard the last night we were put in a single room with a small double bed with an oldish shower room the toilet paper is the thinest ever! Glad I brought a roll! Our room very chain like, breakfast ok , Staff however are excellent and helpful especially the lady running the very small breakfast room good central location very quaint old lift only takes two thin people wih small bags! stairs quite a climb so wait for lift! Although at the top of a Palace with some palace like suiets other guests mention rooms like ours its
Ok for short city break . Pack some of your favorite loo paper!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Chailey L
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116 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

After multiple overnight flight connections from DC area, we were ready for a relaxing, comfortable night in Catania - and this hotel fit the bill. Huge room, very clean, a/c worked, great mattress, quiet, convenient to city center, restaurants, shopping, very helpful staff, nice breakfast. The ceiling paintings in the room were very pretty and romantic. Wifi worked better the closer to the Lobby, which is pretty standard. We were only sorry we weren't staying a second night. If you go try to spend at least 2 nights; you can easily get to Mt Etna from Catania.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Baltomania
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

This is a very good choice of hotel for visiting Catania for all the reasons I can think of. The price was reasonable, the location excellent, the room large and very quiet, everything worked. But most of all the staff were charming, smiley and very helpful (all of them).

Room Tip: We had a room overlooking the courtyard (hotel parking). This made it very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank john_milnes
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Paris, France
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Really good location in the heart of the city.
Amazing building well refurbished and decorated with taste. High celling roof well painted. Large beds and confortable furniture.
All staff was really friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ATS77
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

A very good choice in the city centre, walking distance to most of the attractions in this wonderful town. We travelled as a young couple and the room we had was a double bed room with a beautiful ceiling and a nice tiny terrace. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The staff at the hotel was not friendly at all but polite. We've seen the suite which is a very good choice if you're looking for something extra, with a beautiful painted ceiling and very well preserved!

Stayed at middle of October 2012.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Constantin R
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Additional Information about Manganelli Palace Hotel

Property: Manganelli Palace Hotel
Address: Via Recalcaccia 2 | (ang. P.zza Manganelli), 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Manganelli Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a prestigious position of the baroque of Catania rises the Manganelli building, an ancient noble residence. The Manganelli Palace borns indoors it, pleasant and exclusive hotel in which refinement and style mingle to draw an elegant and unique environment which represents the new way of sleeping in Catania. Thanks to the strategic position from where you can admire the town, to the wise restoration of the frescoes and to the maximum attention in the details, the classical style is combined with the elegance of the contemporary style offering an exclusive receptivity. Both who travels for pleasure or for business will be surround oneself with rooms elegantly furnished, comfortable and with every comfort. ... more   less 
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Manganelli Palace Hotel Catania, Sicily

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