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Il Principe Hotel

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#12 of 50 Hotels in Catania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel whilst on tour with a group of about 30 people. Room was passable and clean. Staff were totally indifferent to their customers Food was appalling and the buffet breakfast very limited. The only saving grace was the fantastic location.

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Glens Falls, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a large family, and booked 5 rooms. We paid full price, and the rooms were not available until after 4 pm. We all sat around the small lobby, and were never offered a drink, water, or anything to make this extended wait more pleasing. The rooms were small, cramped...bedspreads not clean and very torn. The entire hotel was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here because it is so central but it would be wrong to suggest it is worth four stars. Although my laundry was done immaculately, simple things like getting a decent envelope or sending a postcard were unavailable. The rooms were comfortable but it was difficult to regulate the aircon, the fridge made a terrible noise and...

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1Thank S8664VInicolasb
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The rooms were slightly small-ish but very modern and nice. Good location in the city center. Nice breakfast. We were just there for a short overnight so I didn't experience any of the services or amenities.

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

I came back with six colleagues a number of years since my last stay. I specifically wanted to stay here because of a very nice experience before. The hotel has slipped. The staff isn't as accommodating as in the past (they seemed bothered at times), the room was much smaller than I had before; I do not believe there's such...

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Matching Tye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The hotel is smart and well located in the centre of the city, so great access to bars, restaurants and the sights. The only downside was the room we were in...the room itself with the on suite bathroom were very nice, well decorated, clean and good sized, BUT, there was no windows. The only thing there was, was a thin...

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

We only stayed at Il Principe for 1 night so don't have a detailed review. The hotel's location is perfect. It is within walking distance of a lot of the city's sights as well as restaurants and bars. The hotel itself is pretty standard. Our room was spacious though oddly designed to feel more like a train compartment. The window...

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A good hotel in the historic centre. Our room was large and comfortable, but in need of maintenance: the double-glazed window was broken, the internal blind was falling apart, we couldn't get the fanlight blinds to work, the sink & bidet plugs didn't fit properly, and over 2 days we could not get the wi-fi to work. There was a...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This hotel was the first on the rather wonderful Tour Carousel of Sicily. We arrived late from Amsterdam around 11.00pm and were welcomed pleasantly and asked if we would like dinner as we had missed the tour dinner. Decided on a glass of beer and a pot of tea instead. You guessed it; of course we were charged for it...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very close to Duomo, friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Best breakfast I had in my 5 day stay in Sicily ( 2 nights in this hotel), highly recommend it. Wifi connection was not really good though in our room.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Il Principe Hotel is surrounded by baroque architecture in Catania's historic centre. Located on the Alessi Steps between Via Etnea and Via Crociferi, it offers free Wi-Fi. The rooms at Il Principe Hotel Catania all have parquet floors and elegant furnishings. Each room includes satellite TV and a private bathroom. A continental buffet breakfast is served daily in the dining room. Guests can also relax in the hotel's American piano bar. Il Principe Hotel lies 1.5 Km from Catania Centrale Train Station. The airport is a 12-minute drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Principe Hotel

Address: Via Alessi 20-26 | Centro Storico, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Price Range: €69 - €220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Principe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Il Principe Catania
Hotel Il Principe
Il Principe Hotel Catania, Sicily
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Catania
#4 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#5 Family Hotel in Catania
#8 Luxury Hotel in Catania
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“Avoid this hotel!!”
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“Some rooms have better views, check with reception. If you need a hot tub, make sure to ask.”
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