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Idea Hotel Catania Ognina - Catania

3 star Hotel Catania

Via Messina 628 - Catania

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 45 .00
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Idea Hotel Ognina is a sea-front 3-star hotel at the end of the Catania sea promanade, with a spectacular view of Mount Etna and Ognina gulf, only a few minutes on foot from the city's historic center.

Guests will enjoy attentive, personalized service provided by highly competent staff. Hotel amenities include a bar with panoramic views of the city from the 7th-floor terrace, a restaurant, meeting facilities, and a private parking area. Breakfast is provided in the bar, and includes local specialties prepared by the chef.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.6 Good
Based on 133 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Very good hotel very near to the center, as well as on the sea side. Our room had ...

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Breakfast at Idea Hotel Catania Ognina

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Facilities at Idea Hotel Catania Ognina

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Conference room
  • Meeting Room
  • Free parking
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 10 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 7 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 7 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and is collected at the property in cash: EUR 1.5 per person, per night, up to a maximum of 3 nights. Guests exempted from the tax: Catania residents; exchange students; University students; children under 18 years of age; coach drivers and tour leaders for groups of at least 25 people (1 coach driver and 1 tour leader per group); disabled persons, patients, and their companions/helpers (max 2 per patient), subject to submission of proper documents to the property.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

8.0

Clean

6.5

Location

7.6

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

7.7

Service

Idea Hotel Catania Ognina reviews

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Pity it is not closer to the city. Have to use taxis to get anywhere.

7.6 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Malta

The location and view from window facing sea was fantastic, being on higher floors. Secured parking appreciated. The only complaint is inoperative a.c in bedrooms, being November, but weather still hot. Shower too, too cramped expecailly for mature persons making it a bit dangerous and slippery goin out of it. Otherwise clean and all amenities available. Will recommend.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I return at Jolly Ognina after some years, and I find it better than before. Suggested!

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

Good value for money! We had our car and the private free parking was a gift! Personel OK! Breakfast was good. But internet 5 euros for half an hour?

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Malta

It is not our first time here and we are always given excellent service. Highly recommended.

7.4 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

small room, italian braekfast, good and cheap for staying one night

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Very nice

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We booked this hotel since we were interested in doing a tour of Mount Etna (which was absolutely amazing - Acquaterra). Jolly Ognina was just brilliant! When we first arrived, the concierge helped us organise our tour, buses and recommended hotels. He seemed very happy to assist and didn't hesitate to search on-line for us! The night was very pleasant and I will definitely return there! Highly recommend!

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

A modern hotel, fully functional, professionally run, and beautifully located (ask for a room with a seaview). Excellent breakfast for an Italian 3-star hotel. A larger TV is in order though!

6.4 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

We saw some students. I think the hotel is maybe too far from the center of Catania. This is reachable by bus, but there is no schedule of the buses so sometimes it takes a while to go somewhere. We choose this hotel because it has a beautiful view on the sea, but in the description, it was not well indicated that it was so far from the center. But we enjoyed our stay anyway.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

Our room overlooked the sea, so we had a good view. If the room was on the front side of the hotel, then the view would be that of a busy ring road. However, the rooms are well sound proofed from the outside, so on whichever side the room is, it is totally silent. Comfortable room, but the shower cubicle is very tight.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Excellent rooms: modern, news materials, spacious, clean, good isolement from street. Good service. Only one problem: it's far from Catania center and it's near to a big street with lot of traffic. But we have not heared any sound thanks to good double windows.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Huge room, but only a very small window! Good service! Pay attention: the 70 euro rate has NO BREAKFAST INCLUDED (it costs 10 euro/person)!!

5.7 Ordinary
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Our room was relatively large, but did not have a view and seemed a little damp. The services were generally good (air conditioning etc). The location is convenient if you arrive by car, but is not very convenient for the town centre (long walk or bus).

7.6 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Un vrai hôtel ***. Really ***.

5.4 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

It was not write on the web site that breakfast was not inclued in the price...

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Japan

at the point of the cleanliness and usability,this hotel was the best throughout my journey.

7.6 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Austria

Hotel is as indicated in the online description. Fine for a short stay, for a longer stay, rooms are too small, especially the bathroom.

4.2 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

camera doppia adattata in tripla,biancheria presente solo per due persone e ottenuta su richiesta,, spazio insufficiente, rumore, vista su area servizio, primo piano. Le mie richieste erano per una camera tripla, piano alto, lato mare e tranquillità. Al mattino ci è stata offerta spontaneamente e gratuitamente la colazione, per "scusarsi" del disservizio offerto.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

excellent, but quite far from the center... anyway there is a bus stop near there...

7.0 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

It was our first time to Sicily and Catania, the website needs to give more details on how to get to the Ognina Hotel, by bus, train or taxi. They also need to tell you that the hotel is actully build just next to a very busy road and on the same sight as the hotel is a very ugly petrol station. Some of the staff at the Ognina was very friendly and helpful with bus numbers, maps etc. Unfortunately, some were not as helpful and quite short with us, when asking information about the surroundings. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were welcoming, clean and neat. The aircon was great in the summer heat!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Malta

This Hotel suited me fine since it also has a safe private uncovered car area.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

We liked the hotel, good car parking, good price (we seemingly booked by internet a "promotional price".

6.8 Fair
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

good and nice place, if car is available. Otherwise, location to far from historical city center.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Very professional staff and very helpful. I hope I can stay again in your hotel. Thanks again Antonino Adamo

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Gas station at front entrance was somewhat off-putting. Hotel personnel were grumpy. Room was very small. Shower was so small you couldn't turn around in it. OVerall, would not recommend hotel.

6.2 Fair
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

much further from airport than expected but early morning drive was rapid.faces gas station and rooms small

7.8 Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Directions for people arriving by car (such as rental cars from airport) should be more detailed. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

7.8 Good
  • February 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

Excellent orange juice at the breackfast buffet!!!

7.2 Good
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

Unfortunately Catania was only a stop-over stay. Yet the staff was very friendly, the hotel more than suited our requirements. The travel directions could have been better, we had to search how to get there by public transport in the late evening. Given the status of Sicily we were a bit anxious to get to the right place asap. Overall I would recommend both the Hotel and Venere!

7.7 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

4.8 Ordinary
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

7.0 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

5.1 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

7.9 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.5 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

7.5 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

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7.0 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

1.8
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

6.9 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

5.6 Ordinary
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Argentina

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.2 Ordinary
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

0.1
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

5.3 Ordinary
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

5.4 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

4.9 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.0 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.7 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

6.9 Fair
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

6.4 Fair
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Idea Hotel Catania Ognina, offering 66 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 32-inch flat-screen televisions with satellite channels and pay movies. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Catania visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets and hair dryers. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Idea Hotel Catania Ognina

By car
From the A18 highway, take exit Catania Est and follow signs to Catania centro. The hotel lies close to the SS114 road, not far from the city centre.

Distances from Idea Hotel Catania Ognina

Fontana dei Malavoglia - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Le Ciminiere Fairs and Convention Center - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Parco Gioeni - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Botanical Garden of University of Catania - 3.3 km / 2 mi
Piazza Roma - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi
Metropolitan Theater - 3.6 km / 2.2 mi
Bellini Gardens - 3.6 km / 2.3 mi
Catania University - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Massimo Bellini Theater - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Roman Amphitheater - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Piazza Stesicoro - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Villa Majorana - 3.8 km / 2.3 mi
Gothic-Catalan Arch of Saint John of Friars - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Norman Castle - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Porta Uzeda - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
The preferred airport for Idea Hotel Catania Ognina is Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 8.1 km / 5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Idea Hotel Catania Ognina

  • Free parking