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Mercure Catania Excelsior

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London, UK
Reviewed 24 November 2009

Very nice hotel and good room. The breakfast was excellent. Slight problem with parking. the hotel staff extremely friendly and helpful.

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Pozzuoli, Italy
Reviewed 12 November 2009

Nice but no internet access. The room was well equiped and staff was very helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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United States
Reviewed 18 October 2009

Rooms need updating but seem clean, beds are uncomfortable, staff are not so service oriented as other great hotels Dining room breakfast was fine (pastries, fruit) but the hot items are basically inedible Staff do not speak english so difficult to get assistance

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Eastbourne
Reviewed 12 October 2009

Our party of four couples stayed here courtesy of BA following a flight cancellation, so I can't really comment on value for money, just on how we found the hotel and service. Our first reaction on seeing the hotel was one of relief, as it looks very nice from the outside. The service at reception on check-in was very quick,...

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London, England
Reviewed 24 August 2009

Booked hotel through lastminute as it was a real bargain and reviews were ok. this hotel makes a lot of the fact that somebody gave it 5 stars but whoever it was, they were wrong. Some elements are nice but... No 24 hour room service (in fact nothing past 22:30), no in'room movies, bar closed before midnight on a Friday...

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Oslo
Reviewed 6 August 2009

Great hotel with high standard. The balcony had no furniture. But the room had flatscreen-TV with proper picture (in contrast to other Sicily-hotels). I got the impression that it was free wireless internet, but it turned out wrong information. The hotel offered a beach-package with transport and sunbed. But the transport was very late, and the beach was overcrowded. But...

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 11 June 2008

Good location, and good breakfast, which is important to me, since a typical Italian breakfast is not enough for me. Some people in my group thought it wasn't actually a 5 star, but I had no complaints. The single room with shower only (no bathtub) was a good deal for the money. The staff was helpful and attentive. The air...

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1Thank tomchaos
London
Reviewed 14 April 2008

Have stayed many times here. Perfect city location. Great staff and service and food but decor looking tired. Beds need replacing! Will definately stay again.

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Jämjö
Reviewed 9 December 2007

We had a good stay at Excelsior Grand Hotel. We specially approved the fantastic view to Etna every morning. That made our day. There are several quite good small restaurants nearby. The service at the hotel was as good as you have to aspect.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2007

This hotel was pre-booked for us as part of a conducted tour of Sicily. The room was excellent, clean with an enormous bathroom. A bit too formal for a holiday hotel. We had a medical emergency in the middle of the night and the night reception manager couldn't have been more helpful. Would we recommend it? Only as a last...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Catania Excelsior

Address: Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Price Range: €68 - €155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Catania Excelsior 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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Also Known As:
Excelsior Grand Catania
Hotel Excelsior Grand
Mercure Catania Excelsior Sicily
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Catania
#13 Luxury Hotel in Catania
#14 Business Hotel in Catania
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“Suites have great views”
 of 5 bubbles 760duncanc, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a balcony and Etna view.”
 of 5 bubbles SusannaC760, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with view of Etna on front of hotel. Roads are cleaned for approx 1 hour every morning at 4.30am.”
 of 5 bubbles cynthiahowlett55, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the corner”
 of 5 bubbles 540kristijant, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“avoid the rooms over the lightweight as they are noisy with plant”
 of 5 bubbles 79amandah, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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