This was a great place to "crash" for a couple of nights - the room is well appointed (we even had a mezzanine level in the room with another bed upstairs) and the bathroom was good too. Breakfast was quite basic, but fresh and clean. It was less than £35 a night for two people including breakfast and for that it is amazing. The room was on the busy road, so it was a little noisy, but you can get that at any hotel, and be paying a fortune for the privilege!
This is a great hotel, front desk available 24/7, which was convenient for us since we arrived at around midnight on the first day. Front desk staff very friendly. The room and bathroom we had was nice, big enough. Clean towels every day, cleaning service is good. Cleaning staff did not speak English, but that did not bother us too much as we only had encounter with them on one day of our total 5-night stay. The neighborhood is not too nice, but it is not the worst either. There is a lot of trash on the streets, but that is not the hotel's fault, as that is the case through all of Catania (what we have seen). The central bus and train stations are close by (cca. 7 min walk), grocery shop is also nearby (a few minutes away). The breakfast is included in the price, they offer a few variety of bread and jam, honey, nutella. They also have coffee, yogurt, juice, water. Breakfast room is nice, clean. You have to stop by the front desk every morning so they print you the breakfast "ticket", which you have to give to the staff at the breakfast area. They also offer lunch and dinner, but since we were out of hotel for most of the day, we did not try that.
We visited Catania for a weekend and chosed this accommodation becase it is close to the piazza where the Etna public bus leaves from (10 mins walking) and has a 24/7 reception (we arrived to the city after midnight and it was a bit difficult to find a place close to the bus station that offered late check-in at no extra cost)
The staff was friendly, the room was clean and big with towels and toileteries provided. Breakfast was also good (bread, croissant, some sweets, jam, cheese, salami, cereals, juices, tea and coffee)
I recommend this place if you arrive to do the Etna trip and want to do some sightseeing.
One week stay end of July. Due to flight issues we arrived at nearly 11:30pm but reception is staffed 24 hours and they were very helpful. We were informed about the city tax and full cost which is great as some places spring it on you at the end of your stay.
It's basic accomodation but clean with all the amenities you'd need. Room was a top floor loft space type room with air conditioning and skylights that you could open/close, including blinds.
The shower was on the small side (I'm a well-rounded traveller) but hot water was available all day and night.
Didn't use the breakfast cafe but did use the vending machine for cold water which kept well in the small room fridge. Housekeeping kept the items stocked each day and replaced towels when required.
The location doesn't look much at first but a quick check on Google maps and we were 2 minutes walk from fantastic restaurants and bars. Easy to access bus and train station and 10 minutes from Via Etnea.
There was no lockable safe/storage in the room which could be an issue for some people, we didn't ask if reception had a safe. Overall a nice place to stay if you just want pleasant and safe accomodation; the 24 hour staffing was a definite plus point.
We visited a few days ago. Travelling with my husband & teenage daughter.
The room was large & clean with air con. The staff very helpful & friendly.
Less than 10 minuets walk to the main area of Catania. Everything in the area was very cheap, food, drinks, hotels.
Would recommend staying here.