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Via Recalcaccia 2 Corner Piazza Manganelli, 95131 Catania, Sicily Italy
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#14 of 62 hotels in Catania
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In a prestigious position of the baroque of Catania rises the Manganelli building, an ancient noble residence. The Manganelli Palace borns indoors it, pleasant and exclusive hotel in which refinement and style mingle to draw an elegant and unique environment which represents the new way of sleeping in Catania. Thanks to the strategic position from where you can admire the town, to the wise restoration of the frescoes and to the maximum attention in the details, the classical style is combined with the elegance of the contemporary style offering an exclusive receptivity. Both who travels for pleasure or for business will be surround oneself with rooms elegantly furnished, comfortable and with every comfort.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Sofa
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Clothes rack
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Classic
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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bobvangeel wrote a review Oct 2022
Leuven, Belgium29 contributions16 helpful votes
Lovely hotel in an 18th-century palace. Basic but clean and cosy rooms. Everyone of the staff was as friendly and nice as could be. Special mention for the lady who was responsible for the breakfast: although clearly very busy she did everything with a smile and a kind word for everyone.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Amy W wrote a review Sep 2022
Boston, Massachusetts118 contributions12 helpful votes
I stayed in the suite for 2 nights while visiting Catania. Everything was wonderful, from Massimo’s welcome at check-in, the location right in the middle of everything, to the beautiful room. I will definitely be returning to stay at this hotel when I come back to Catania.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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DenitsaSofia wrote a review Jul 2022
Sofia, Bulgaria412 contributions164 helpful votes
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High quality service! Top location in the historic center of the city, just 5 minutes walk to the Duomo, in a quiet street. A lot of great restaurants around. The last floor open air terrace is fantastic. You can have breakfast there but also good quality wine in the evening! The rooms were newly renovated and very comfortable. Free wifi within the hotel. It was the perfect place to explore Catania.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Haggis360 wrote a review Oct 2021
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom53 contributions35 helpful votes
I think the hotels had a makeover since past reviews.Our room was spotless and new beds etc .The roof terrace to eat was lovely but a nice continental breakfast provided inside if wet. Unfortunately one of our 3 nights had an angry couple but if no night person on charge little you can do. Hotel was very Central and near to lots of lovely restaurants with reasonable prices.The gentleman on reception very helpful arranged a taxi to take us to get our mandatory Covid tests before returning to UK Taxi waited for us to get our negative results excellent then took us back to hotel.Proof is put on your iPhone of test. On checkout the old machine only accepted credit cards mine was a debit card ie instant bank payment after a bit we sorted it out.I had just bought a coat in Coin and payment was instant.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: We had 401 a beautiful room and shower spotless
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Gerard B wrote a review Feb 2020
18 contributions9 helpful votes
We had high expectations of this hotel but it just didn’t make the grade. In our ‘superior’ room , the furnishings were worn and looked unclean, the carpet was dirty but at least the bed linen appeared clean. The bathroom was large but a little grimy. We were unable to close the shower door properly so I’m unsure of the function of the lock on it - bizarre. The toilet paper dispenser was a nasty addition, We had the misfortune of staying on a weekend . The noise level outside in the piazza on both nights was appalling. This is not the fault of the hotel but perhaps the ‘superior’ rooms should be facing the courtyard which might reduce the noise level. For all this, the rooms were overpriced.If I had the misfortune of visiting Catania again I would not return to this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Texanstravel wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas13 contributions2 helpful votes
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The online photos were beautiful. I love architecture and had really looked forward to coming. I’d tried making a reservation direct with the hotel but they didn’t respond after a day so I booked through a booking service (their website is Italian only). I did email the desk about upgrading my room. After five emails back and forth with them telling me there’s an extra charge and me saying I realize that I gave up. Then I realized I booked one day too many. I’d be checking in Jan 28 and not the 27th. I didn’t expect a refund but the email I got back was downright unfriendly. “we inform you that unfortunately if you will make no-show tomorrow, you should make a new reservation from 28th January to 01th February 2020. Unfortunately there are some conditions to respect with the agency, and your reservation is not refundable in case of no-show at check-in date. Thanks for your comprehension. Best regards Giuseppe Rapisarda” I called the booking service who straightened it out. I asked (nicely) to speak to a manager. No manager is available. I’m really disappointed. Doesn’t help that the room is dark, dingy, and smells of mildew. I’ll add some outside photos tomorrow that will stun you on how different they are from online photos.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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MCDA wrote a review Dec 2019
22 contributions18 helpful votes
The hotel is indeed in a great location for sightseeing. The staff is really polite and as helpful and accomodating as they can. The morning buffet is very pleasant and with outdoor seating. However, the facilities of the rooms themselves really need maintaining and repairing. The bed stand is all worn out and falling into pieces (why dont just remove it?), the arrangements to keep the original ceiling are understandable but render the rooms more noisy and unsettling, there is no hot water neither enough water pressure to take a shower. We understand this was an economic hotel, but there are some minimum requirements that every guest deserves and can be observed everywhere by any owner (such as provoding means to have a decent shower or replacing broken items)
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sherrie T wrote a review Oct 2019
New Jersey5 contributions6 helpful votes
Tucked away on a side street, this place is a find. Staff were friendly and obviously love their jobs. The breakfast selection is delicious and eating in the sun on the patio is the perfect start of the day. Aperitivos and wine at night under the stars left us feeling relaxed and happy to be in this wonderful city.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: The rooms on the main floor have lovely painted ceilings.
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SUZANNE P wrote a review Oct 2019
Slidell, Louisiana27 contributions45 helpful votes
The staff is outstanding. I cannot praise them enough. They are friendly and very helpful. They do need more help at the front desk. Often, five people were in the little lobby for help while the desk clerk scrambled. The beds were comfortable. The hotel is quirky and charming. Breakfast was excellent. I take issue with the management. We had requested an larger room with an upgraded bathroom and the workmanship and repairs were shoddy, someone sloppily caulked the tub over mold, and drains that don’t work properly. Housekeeping attempted to remove the mold and were able to only reach that which had grown out from under the caulking. We were in and out the bath as quickly as we could. Soaking in the jacuzzi tub wasn’t an option. The hall lights are on motion detector switches that only trip as you are walking toward the room. In the opposite direction, You are in the dark til you pass the light. The lack of attention to details, some important (mold), some not (light timing), made me concerned for what we might not be seeing. This makes me think someone is not watching over the entirety of the property and operation.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Randi R wrote a review Oct 2019
Renton, WA29 contributions37 helpful votes
Stayed at Manganelli Palace Hotel for 1 night October 2019. The hotel is very conveniently located to the airport - it was a 25 euro cab ride, but I could have easily taken the metro as the stop is only a few blocks away. The hotel is located off a palazzo adjacent to the key shopping and sightseeing area off Via Etnea. Walking along Via Etnea will bring you the main square of Piazza Del Duomo. There are lots of lovely cafes and stores selling reasonably priced, but very chic, Italian clothes. Not too many tacky souvenier shops. The area immediately around Magnanelli Palace is a real neighborhood. You can see people hanging up their laundry to dry off their balconies. Checking on the profusion of potted plants on the balcony set out to soak up the Sicilian sunshine. This is an authentic Sicilian neighborhood. There are still some buildings with stucco peeling off the sides of the buildings. Some graffiti. It is not overly sanitized, which means you will be getting a true taste of Catanian life. The hotel is on the 4th floor above the street so I was not bothered by any street noise. But then again I wear earplugs. The air conditioner was a bit noisy. The hotel staff are very friendly and efficient. Check-in was a breeze. The couple in front of me were asking for dining recommendations and the desk clerk was most accommodating for them. I personally didn't ask for any recommendations but have no doubt he would have been equally as forthcoming for me. There are many dining options in walking distance, so you will have no trouble finding anything from a rustic trattoria to fine dining in easy walking distance to the hotel. The room was very large by European standards. The bathroom small but efficient. Came with a bidet which is also standard. The bathroom amenities were small but usable. Plenty of hot water and the shower easy to figure out. There is a mini bar in the room - good for keeping leftovers in. They did charge me 1.50 Euro for the bottle of water I took, which was on the expensive side. The aperitivo offered is a steal! For the cost of a glass of wine (I paid 14 Euro but there might have been cheaper alternatives) you get to eat off the aperitivo buffet for free - as much as you like. The food was delicious and a huge variety. A fresh avocado salad, caprese, sliced meats, salad, etc. Definitely enough variety to make a nice simple dinner. Breakfast was also delicious and plentiful and was included in the price of the room. Check out was good. Overall highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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US$75 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manganelli Palace Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Nearby attractions include A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce (0.4 km), First Lounge Bar (0.2 km), and Palazzo Biscari (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Don Peppinu Catania, Chiosco Sicilia Seltz, and Collage Boutique Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Biscari (0.4 km), Piazza del Duomo (0.3 km), and Castello Normanno (7.6 km).