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Mercure Catania Excelsior

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A PRESTIGIOUS FOUR-STAR HOTEL SITUATED IN THE CITY CENTRE. Welcome to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Catania, a prestigious four-star hotel in Sicily's beautiful second city which lies in the shadow of Mount Etna. Black volcanic rock and white limestone have given Catania its own striking visual aspect, which makes it an ideal tourist destination. Our hotel is also well-adapted to meet the needs of business travellers.
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Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
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Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
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Family Rooms
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Full view
89Good for walkers
Grade: 89 out of 100
144Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
11Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Formerly the Grand Excelsior I guess this has become another acquisition for the Mercure chain. Internally it is quite palatial with quality fixtures and fittings of yesteryear. Sadly these are starting to date and fray around the edges but seem to being replaced by the new
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Good location near bus stops and not far from the Metro. Nice restaurants in the streets around, as are cafes for cafes for breakfast. Our Superior room was very nice with balcony overlooking the square (parking lot), but with a great view of Etna in the distance. Huge bathroom.
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We stayed 4 nights in this property. The location is good... We had a superior room overlooking to the Mount Etnea with own balcony. The check in and check out was quick and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast is great, they offer espresso and capuccino as well on
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Not my 1st visit here .I would NEVER choose this place . The hotel is old and never have been restiled . In the hall a wc 🚽 smell will welcome you and in your room a consumed moquette and a knackered mattress will be your companion for insomnia and severe back pain .
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Response from FCaselli, General Manager at Mercure Catania Excelsior
Responded 19 Oct 2018
Good morning some rooms in hotel are well-worn, but the hall never smell like a wc... best regards Francesco Caselli Generl Manager
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Yes this is a 4 star hotel. and yes its a little dated.but you are out most of the day and who looks at the the walls on holiday. we found it clean. with good service. reception/room service.bar. breakfast is buffet (you vary your breakfast each day) wide selection of cold and
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Response from FCaselli, General Manager at Mercure Catania Excelsior
Responded 21 Sep 2018
Good morning alan p Thank you for your time spent to write review, Francesco Caselli General Manager Mercure Excelsior Catania
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The Standard Room at the Mercure Catania Excelsior
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Dear Guest, we have private parking in hotel. It will cost € 12,00 par night and needs to be reserved. Kind regards Giovanni Sapienza
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is street parking free near hotel
Hi, Just stayed here and have on a number of occasions. Parking on the street is near impossible and if you do, dont expect to come back and find your car without a dent or scratch. The parking square out the front of the hotel fills up very fast. From about 7am until dark, finding a free park is luck.
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How much is the shuttle bus service from and to Catania airport?
Dear Madama, from the Airport of Catania to our hotel you can cacth - Shuttle Bus "Alibus" € 4,00 valid 90 minutes, frequency time every 25 minutes. - Taxi € 30,00 about You can buy the ticket directly in the bus Best regards Giovanni Sapienza General Manager
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Bonjour Pourriez vous me préciser si les chambres sont équipées d'une bouilloire ? Merci Fabienne
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"Superior rooms have Mount Etnea view"
"the master light switch by the door turned off everything. including phone charging points BEWARE /room 315 far from the lifts quite."
"Best views and quiet room on the 6th level"
"Don't stay in a room that overlooks the back street and has a balcony as very noisy"
"Don't bother with the grand suite, it isn't grand."
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PRICE RANGE
US$81 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
excelsior grand cataniahotel excelsior grand
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaCatania
NUMBER OF ROOMS
175
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