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Via Alessi 20-26 Centro Storico, 95124 Catania, Sicily Italy
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#19 of 62 hotels in Catania
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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kat b wrote a review 1 Dec
Atlanta, Georgia7 contributions4 helpful votes
We had problems with the bedding, heating and the shower door. The room had only one old blanket and pillows with disintegrated fill (see photo). They gave us extra blankets and new pillows but did not fix the thermostat or the leaking shower door. We were given extra towels to absorb the water floating from the shower stall. We moved to another hotel after two days
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TravelGuyToo_Hou wrote a review Oct 2022
Houston, Texas37 contributions41 helpful votes
With the good, it has a nice location to Catania for tourist purposes. However, the rooms were tired. I stayed in two different rooms during a stop over with a tour group, once the TV did not work and the second time the TV was in and out. The interior of the hotel could use some new paint to cover the scuffs and scratches. Also, I stayed one night on the fourth floor...no windows but a skylight. Not bad for sleeping. The buffet is average, was hoping for better. The front desk people are pleasant but not friendly, which is OK. All being said, for the location you will not find a modern hotel, but places like this one. I would not have an issue staying here again if I were to visit Catania again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Abol4 wrote a review Oct 2022
Lake District, United Kingdom45 contributions37 helpful votes
Hidden away behind the main shopping area, this hotel is ideally located. Lots of shops, bars and tourist sights within easy reach. The staff were lovely, and the hotel was spotless - our room was lovely and really spacious, and had two little balconies which was really a plus. We only stayed one night because of flying home the following day, but we would definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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IAG wrote a review Oct 2022
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I visited the Il Principe Hotel the last week of September and the first of October 2022. I was attending ad event. I must say that the employees of the Hotel work hard and are, by and large, very curtious. The are two major issues with the hotel: Management is not attentive and the hotel is virtually impossible to communicate with in regards to reservations and issues that arise during the course of the stay. The manager Marco De Pinto was non responsive to registratio issues brought to his attention in writing. While his house cleaning staff work hard and are pleasant it is obvious that they lack appropriate oversight. My room had a filthy wooden floor that they refused to vacuum or mop. It was as if managemet and never reviewed or instructed staff on this element. Hallway carpet outside the rooms were also filthy and needed replacement. It appeared they had not been vacuumed for quite a period of time. The manager Marco De Pinto would sit in the lobby of the hotel as if being a guest and largely ignore activity occurring at the counter. They can do better.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from , Proprietario at Il Principe Hotel
Responded 2 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your experience with the other travellers. First of all, we want to thank you for the good words about the Staff of the Hotel. They are very professional, always smiley and ready to answer to all the request of our Guests. Unfortunately, you made a wrong reservation and, when you asked to modify the period of stay, it was too late to avoid the penalties. We have communicated it to you several times but you have insisted anyway. Probably, this is the only real issue incurred during your stay and the others are invented. Anyway thank you for your suggestions about my work. I'll strive to emprove my supervision. Warmest regards Marco De Pinto Hotel Manager
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ayjj0404 wrote a review Sep 2022
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This is not a 4 star hotel. It is 3 stars at best. The beds are incredibly uncomfortable, the pillows are flat, and the sheets feel like she paper. The room was not dusted before we got here, the bathroom smells, and the sink is clogged. The kicker is that the remote is broken so we can't turn off the TV. Get an Airbnb.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shaun G wrote a review Jul 2022
Albury, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Dear Marco, We would like to sincerely ‘Thank you for the wonderful time we had at your hotel. Your welcoming and friendly staff, beautiful accommodation, and great location helped make our stay memorable. We are especially thankful for your acknowledgment of our credit and trail of emails from our original booking a few years ago. We absolutely loved our stay at II Principe and our time in beautiful Catania. The memories of our fabulous stay with you we treasure. Thank you so much. Kindest regards Shaun and Annette Gorham.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Peter L wrote a review Jul 2022
Cheshire, United Kingdom127 contributions119 helpful votes
My wife and I spent 3 nights here as part of a three centre visit to Sicily. The hotel has a great central location close to Catania’s Cathedral Square. Wi-fi is excellent. The reception staff, especially Roberta, were very helpful. We had good size room, with a large double bed, adequate wardrobe and drawer space for a short stay, an easy to use safe, a long table on which to put bags, suntan lotions etc, a TV with 3 or 4 “English” channels, and a small balcony. The bathroom had a shower over the (jacuzzi) bath, but the screen did a good job of keeping the floor dry. There were plenty of bath gels and shampoos and the towels were changed every day. Breakfast was average, with 3 juices, yoghurts, 3 cereals, pastries and coffee from a machine. It was good to see the staff cleared and wiped down tables as soon as guests left the breakfast room. It is unlikely that we shall return to Catania, but I would recommend this hotel to business people and to holidaymakers on a short city break.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Cathy A wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed at Il Principe approximately 14 years ago. Since then, they acquired a second building and we stayed there with my family of 5. The staff are very helpful and accommodating to the needs of the guests. They will arrange whatever you need (reservations, taxi, etc). We were lucky enough to be there for a week and it was such a pleasure to have Roberta and her colleagues at reception. They were always so pleasant! The only improvement I would recommend is to have a bit more variety at breakfast. There was plenty of selection but it was always the same every day. This would only be relatable if you were staying for a longer time as we did. Also, we did not like the coffee from the machine. It would have been a nice touch to have it freshly made if possible. Other than that, everything else (water, air conditioning, cleaning and customer service) was top notch!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Giovanni K wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York4 contributions
Great service, great location. Well priced. We were very well received, and the few services we requested were executed with charm. Communication with staff was effective. Room spacious, lovely view from balcony.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Marco De Pinto, Direttore generale at Il Principe Hotel
Responded 18 Jun 2022
Dear Giovanni, thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you'll come back soon. Warmest regards
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christianna2016 wrote a review Jun 2022
Brussels, Belgium4 contributions1 helpful vote
The location, is perfect to visit the city on foot. Nothing glamour but correct. Furniture, bathroom a bit old but room very clean. Although down town (in a dead end alley), our room in the first floor was very quite. The personnel was extremely helpful, found solutions for any request we had right away: parking for our car, safe not working at arrival has been replaced... Breakfast average but considering price and location we are very happy with our choice! We will recommend the hotel to friends.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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$92 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Il Principe Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Il Principe Hotel?
Nearby attractions include A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce (0.3 km), Palazzo Biscari (0.5 km), and First Lounge Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Il Principe Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Il Principe Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Il Principe Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Il Principe Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Il Principe Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chiosco Sicilia Seltz, Calarittu, and Deliziosa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Il Principe Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Il Principe Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Il Principe Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Il Principe Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Biscari (0.5 km), Piazza del Duomo (0.2 km), and Castello Normanno (7.9 km).
Is Il Principe Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.