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Il Principe Hotel

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Basque Country
Reviewed 14 July 2011

So, this was the last hotel of our Sicily trip, and the second one we tried in Catania after the Liberty. A friend had already left so we booked a triple room; reached the hotel by car, and you know driving can be both fun and nerve-wrecking in Sicily, although indications to reach the hotel are pretty clear. As was...

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Wicklow
Reviewed 8 July 2011

Our first time to Catania and we booked into this beautiful hotel for two nights. The friendly porter parked our car for us and then showed us to our fantastic bedroom. It was amazing and spotlessly clean and very large. The staff were all very friendly and the breakfasts were probably the best breakfasts we have ever had in Italy...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Friendly staff, comfortable, spacious and quiet rooms, and good value for money. Well located to the city centre attractions.

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Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 5 June 2011

The Il Principe is a newly-built or completely renovated boutique hotel right within 2-3 blocks of two of Catania’s principal tourist attractions—the duomo and the fish market. The hotel is sleek and beautifully finished, modern rather than traditional. Our room, neither large nor small, was tastefully decorated, and the bath was well-appointed. Staff was polite and helpful (their recommended restaurant...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 May 2011

We only spent one night at the hotel but it was overall a very good experience. The hotel is situated in the historical district of Catania, within easy walking distance of a number of interesting sites. Our room was a spacious suite with a mezzanine floor & large ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath. It had two balconies and a decorated...

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Basel
Reviewed 15 May 2011

When we arrived at the hotel, we were told by bthe staff that we had been overbooked and that we had to spend the first night in another nearby hotel (Manganelli palace). The staff was not particularly friendly on this occasion, but after that our stay there was ok. The room are really spacy and nice but a little noisy...

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Cambridge
Reviewed 28 April 2011

The Hotel wasn't that bad, and in fairness, in contrast to the other hotels on our trip, this was the cheapest. We had a Double Room Suite at the front of the hotel. Unfortunately, this was during the time the night club/bar next door was going, they unloaded trucks at 5:00am, they are renovating the building directly opposite and the...

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Napoli
Reviewed 27 April 2011

Nice hotel, perfectly located in the ancient center of Catania. Employers were very polite and helpful for information on restaurants, bars and nightlife. Our deluxe room was very modern and sunny. Overall a good, quite romantic, hotel close to everything in Catania. The good ratings on TripAdvisor are well deserved.

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Oslo
Reviewed 22 April 2011

We stayed three days at the hotel in April 2011. Thanks to signs directing us to several hotels located on the main entry streets into the city we managed to find the hotel quite easily. Without the signs it would have been almost impossible. The hotel is rather small and simple with not so much fuzz about it. We stayed...

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Firenze
Reviewed 8 February 2011

Il Principe was the perfect choice for us during the Festa di Sant'Agata celebrations as it was extremely close to everything including the Duomo, major sites and good restaurants. During this time, the traffic is diverted from the center, so a central location is key as taxis are limited. The staff couldn't have been more helpful when booking last minute...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: ₹ 6,123 - ₹ 19,867 (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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Catania
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