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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile


Stayed for one night.
The Alibus stops near the hotel so it's very convenient. You can walk to downtown in 15 mins. Staffs were very friendly. Room was clean. Breakfast was good. Value for money.

When we have booked. We chose 1 queen bed but there was not even 1 queen bed, we got only twin beds pushed together and it wasn't comfortable at all as there was always spece between 2 beds.

For overall, if you need somewhere to stay near the city and doesn't want to spend a big money. The hotel catania town is a good choice.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Leorichard74
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

- staff is very helpful, attentive and respectful
- the room is fine, clean, with empty fridge you can use to store water, tv, air conditioning, the window can be opened
- 50 meters away from Via Etnea, 15 minutes of leisurely walk from St Agata Cathedral (the elephant square).
- 50 meters away from the Stesicoro bus station (for airport access) - the airport connection arrives every 30 minutes or so and is called Alibus.
- supermarket and bio supermarket 150 meters away on Corso Sicilia
- on the cons side, even though the place is cleaned daily between 10.00-12.00 the bathroom drainage system emanates some smell which spreads to the room. You may open the window to get rid of it, with the risk of having flies get in.
- every day from 7.00 to 14.00 there's a rather large open air market in the street below the hotel and the adjacent neighborhood - that may provide access to cheap wares however has some downsides: noise in the morning from vendors when establishing their stands, lots'o'garbage immediately after market dismantling and no parking in the front.
- reception is at first floor. There is an elevator but the stairs are the faster option.
Overall very good experience, the only significant nuisance was imo the bathroom smell.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Petrax8
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The airport bus drop us near the hotel. The hotel is next to a casino, you have to ring the bell to open the door. Our room - 106 - was big, clean, only there was strange smell, but if you open the window - all was OK. There are only Italian channels on TV. Breakfast was enough - boiled eggs, bread, croissants, cereal, butter, salami, cheese and etc. The espresso was excellent - best I ever had. Alessandro and the two girls (shame I do not remember their names) was super friendly and helpful. The hotel was near the Belini garden and the two main streets. The bus station with buses to Taormina and etc. is 900 meters away. The hotel is near some excellent restaurants. The market is quite noisy in the mornings, but it is manageable. We had nice stay at low price, excellent coffee and super friendly customer service.

Room Tip: I think the rooms are all the same.
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Диляна А
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I'm quite satisfied with my stay in this hotel, even though I have some critics too, but they are more about the neighborhood than about the hotel.

The hotel is not big (actually occupies the second floor in a building).

The first thing you need to know is that you shouldn't look for a big sign, but for a small plate by the door. The second warning is about the reception working hours, which are only 6-21. So for late arrivals or extremely early check-outs you might have some problems.

Apart from that, everything in the rooms looks and feels good, breakfast is nice for Italy and a 3-star property, and the service is the best of all - including the English everybody there speaks.

The good things... Free breakfast, free and fast wifi, very convenient location, just meters from one of the stops of the airport bus (named Alibus). Walking distance to the historic center (less than 1 km, via one of the main shopping streets in Catania).

The not so good... At first the area doesn't look very well - not too clean, with a lot of street vendors around, mostly African migrants, but actually they proved to present no security risk whatsoever - and there is enough police everywhere. Also the distance to the extraurban bus and train stations is 1.2 km and one day there will be metro to there, but it's not working yet - and because Google knows nothing about the local transport options, you'll most probably have to walk.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Thank thomasbg
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Stayed for one night. Staff very helpful. Room comfort and very clean. Value for money and you get more for what you pay for. One last thing for market lovers, the hotel is in the center of the market. Definitely we will stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Schembri G
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