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Hotel Royal

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#14 of 50 Hotels in Catania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time in Catania and Sicily and we were a little nervous. Dont be. This hotel, at least our two rooms were recently renovated and to a high standard.Although we overlooked the street we werent troubled by noise. The staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful and the front desk folks spoke English. You could easily walk around the old...

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HotelRoyalCatania, Proprietario at Hotel Royal, responded to this review

Kind Robert, thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad to know that you liked our Hotel and that you really enjoyed your vacation. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to have you with us soon again! Best wishes, The Royal Hotel Staff P.S. Nice shots!

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

What a unexpected jewel right in the centre of Catania. Staff were very welcoming and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. The room was amazing and I felt like a princess sleeping in the huge four poster bed with dream-like drapes. The bed linen was crisp and white and the bed was deliciously comfortable. The bathroom was clean, again...

Thank diydude
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great friendly hotel in City Centre location. I stayed 4 nights at this hotel. Hotel is on hill so I recommend you take a taxi from the airport if you planning to stay at hotel. The room was very good. I did have problem with my lights on the first night. I reported this and this was immediately. There are...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 30 November 2016

First the good things: It's a pretty hotel and we had an attractive room. It's well-located in the center of town. The staff were very kind. However we checked into a suffocatingly-hot room and after an hour of back-and-forth with the staff, we learned that the air conditioning had been turned off for the winter and the only way to...

Thank Thomas V
new zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great hotel staff very helpful. Had a suite and the rooms were very big. Loved the painted murals on the ceilings. Had an evening meal there and it was very nice. The breakfast was also very nice. Close to town and up a hill we got a taxi from the train station and it cost Euro15.

1Thank daisynewzealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Loved it here-the rooms were clean-the staff very helpful and friendly-lovely breakfast too-try the bombilini alla crema. Coffee could be a little hotter though! The situation is perfect for the rest of the city-so many restaurants nearby. The sun terrace is amazing and has a fab view of catania and it's rooftops together with Mount Etna. The breakfast room is...

Thank Giulietta34
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I stayed at the Hotel Royal from Friday to Sunday and was very impressed! The location is absolutely perfect, it's in the center of everything! All of the monuments are easily walkable - 5 to 10 minutes. Our room was nice, comfy bed, good pillows and nice shower. The breakfast was wonderful! Not only were the food choices plentiful, but...

Thank Sara V
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

with a perfect location Friendly and helpful front of house staff Excellent breakfasts Good wine list and helpful sommelier Rooftop terrace just a wonderful place for pre dinner drinks and snacks ably provided Room charming Bathroom stylish All good!

1Thank MAQMelbourne
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Good location but a rather tired hotel. Our room was mediocre at best with air con that was very noisy but had little effect, broken fittings and a safe that was reported locked but not dealt with. Very nice staff but a very mediocre breakfast buffet.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We recently enjoyed four night at Hotel Royal, in a room facing the courtyard. We requested two single beds when booking and there was no problem with our wish. The only failt with the room was the bathroom where the shower was small and it was easy to touch the water handle with the back when moving. Another drawback was...

2Thank Joakim R

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Hotel is a four star hotel in the centre of Catania with 19 rooms. The rooms are positioned on three different levels. Each room is named after either an important Sicilian person or period of Sicilian history. The first floor is dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini. A world-renowned composer, born in Catania, and author of noted works like La Norma. The same Norma lends her name to our most beautiful suite. This suite boasts beautiful vaulted ceilings where, following a meticulous and complex restorative project, we were able to maintain the original frescoes, painted in the 18th century. The frescoes are not the only unique features of this suite, which could more accurately be called a royal apartment. It is almost 50m2 and has a fabulous bathroom, like something directly from the fabled Arabian Nights. The second floor is home to the rooms dedicated to Magna Grecia (Latin for "Greater Greece"): a very important period in the history of the city of Catania. The third floor is dedicated to Giovanni Verga. This author brought the name of Catania and of Sicily into the lives of many around the world with his historical novels, names that are kept alive today in names of the rooms of our hotel. All rooms are equipped with LCD monitor, WiFi, and a control panel for the electronic adjustment of lights, but most importantly they are very spacious. The Superior rooms boast either a splendid four-poster bed or a private terrace. One of the Superior rooms has a private access to the rooftop terrace with the possibility to book the exclusive use of the Solarium and the Jacuzzi. The Suites are particularly ample with separate, clearly defined living and sleeping quarters. The Suites also offer a relaxing shower with water massage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Royal

Address: Via Antonino di Sangiuliano 337, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Price Range: €65 - €127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Catania
Hotel Royal Catania, Sicily
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#10 Luxury Hotel in Catania
#12 Business Hotel in Catania
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“Our room had a balcony that faced the inner courtyard, it was quiet and had a nice view.”
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“Room facing the courtyard.”
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“A fellow traveller told me that room 303 was extremely small. Try to avoid it.”
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“A room on the front with views of Etna.”
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