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Il Principe Hotel - Catania

4 star Hotel Catania

Via Alessi 24 - Catania

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 84 .00
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Il Principe Hotel is situated on the Scalinata Alessi, between the famous streets via Etnea and via dei Crociferi in the historical center of Catania, close to the major attractions of the city.

This 4-star hotel in Catania offers all modern comforts, including piano and American bars, tea room, fitness center with Turkish bath, meeting/conference/banqueting room, Internet point, wireless Internet access throughout the building and complimentary wired Internet access. Parking is available on-site (limited availability) for a fee.

This hotel provides guests with the following accessibility features: wheelchair accessibility and in-room accessibility.
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Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 57 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

I spent only one night, but I certainly recommend this hotel. It is very well loca...

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Breakfast at Il Principe Hotel

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Il Principe Hotel

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Conference room
  • Secretarial service
  • Meeting Room
  • Steam bath
  • 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.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 12.00 per person (approximately)

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.

Il Principe Hotel is also known as

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9.0

Clean

8.9

Location

8.6

Quiet

8.6

Spacious

9.1

Service

Il Principe Hotel reviews

7.3 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

The location is great. The hotel is situated very close to the town center. There are many signs to the hotel so you wouldn't find it difficult to find it. If you choose to walk from the station or bus terminal, it would be 25-30 minutes by foot. We stayed at the hotel twice, and the staff at the reception were helpful, but there were some minor issues such as on our first stay, the hotel rooms on the opposite side of the reception was under renovation, and construction cars were dominating the entrance of the hotel so our taxi could not stop in front of it. The room was not spaceous as we expected, but was confortable. On our second stay, 5 days after the first, we were shown to the refreshed room (which is in the renovated building.) The room was spaceous with high ceiling, but very noizy. The sounds and voices from the streets and from other rooms all came in, and we had trouble sleeping. There was a hole in the bathroom, which someone apparantly forgot to hide after electricians have done there jobs. The safety box was free for anyone to carry away, because it was not fixed to the closet and had nails inside.

7.5 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Il Principe is a great hotel in a very good location, close to the centre of Catania and within walking distance to the main shopping area and close to public transport. Rooms were clean and well set out. Breakfast options were numerous and staff attentive. Both of the girls at the desk were lovely, especially Simona, who was always very helpful. My only issue was that the website showed a 3 person room as having a mezzanine level whereas our room had a bed and a sofa bed - not the ideal when 3 adults are sharing.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Japan

We liked the room which was with a jacuzzi and with modern interiors.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Very nice hotel, great location.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Great hotel. We had a hard time finding it as the street signs were confusing and it is located in the center of Catania on a small side street. The room was excellent for 3 single women travelers, 2 double beds and a single in a loft. There is a terrific restaurant/bar a few doors away. Food is excellent, however, live music played loudly into late hours. Staff were very good. I would highly recommend this place to others.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

I didn't use wi-fi in my room.It was very very inconvienient for me.But this hotel had a public computer and could also print out my document. There were some restaurants and bars around the hotel.So the day before holidays,it was very noisy!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Service was great and very friendly and helpful , would recommend highly again .

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Lovely elegant hotel; friendly staff and great customer service.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Malta

Pros: Staff helpful, esp Luca at the desk. Thank you Luca! Other staff also helpful when booking excursions. Very central hotel location. Free strong wifi with our room rate. Most staff multi-lingual, which is not common in Catania and rest of Sicily. Good decent breakfast. Check out is noon. Cons: Shower room tiny, hotel due for renovation.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Unfortunately wi-fi only available in public areas. Lovely hotel in a very convenient location

7.9 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Japan

It stands in the city center, just a few minutes walk from Piazza Universita or Via Crociferi. It is very convenient for tourists to explode old town.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel with excellent service. The only weakness would be in the internet option, which was not working.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

El hotel está perfecto en cuanto a ubicación, trato personal, limpieza etc. Lo único que creo que no se corresponde con un 4 estrellas es el desayuno. Es escaso y poco variado. Por lo demás totalmente recomendable.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Magnífico hotel.Muy bien situado. Spa ofertado en construcción. Desayuno muy correcto.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

Nice hotel, well located, pleasantly decorated, good breakfast, excellent relation between quality and price. Many thanks to the well trained and kind personnel, especially to Lucca (from the reception desk) who is likely to be born for such a job. There is also a nice traditional restaurant in the vicinity of Il Principe Hotel. It's called Anticca Sicilia. Do not miss it!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

bus station to and from the airport nearby, "pizzeria college" 2 min. from the hotel, seafood rest. at the fishmarket very close. in catania we had no car, was not important.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed 2 nights and all the staff at Il Principe were welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was wonderful- the best on our trip to date (4 other places). However, driving directions to the hotel were poor and we needed help in finding it.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Even though you had to drive around to get to the hotel, once you got there you were welcomed by a very efficient and polite staff. They made sure you were treated like a king. the surraundings are perfect. can walk to the duomo, i giardini, restaurants, via etnea etc. When we return to Italy in a couple of years, Catania is one of the places we will visit and of course we will be staying at Hotel Il Principe.

6.2 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The stay was good, location perfect and the staff very helpful...esp as we don't speak much italian. However, we had a room on the ground floor which made it very noisy (street outside) and the fridge in the room made areoplane noises throughout the night. A good stay marred but the street and fridge noise.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Mexico

The Hotel is nice, but the best thing are the employees: they are really kind and made me feel at home!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

A very good hotel located close to excellent restaurants. Cars need parking by the hotel staff.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Il Principe Hotel, offering 80 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and direct-dial phones during their Catania visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, safes and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Il Principe Hotel

By car The hotel is easily reachable from the highway A18: take the exit Catania and follow the indications to centro/piazza università. By train The Catania railway station is about 1 km from the hotel. By airplane The Catania airport is about 7 km from the hotel.

Distances from Il Principe Hotel

Museo Emilio Greco - 0 km / 0 mi
Bellini Civic Museum - 0.1 km / 0 mi
San Benedetto Arch - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Church of San Giuliano - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Museo del Giocattolo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Basilica Collegiata - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza Universita - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Cathedral Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Greek Amphitheater - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Duomo of Catania - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Fontana dell'Elefante - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Gothic-Catalan Arch of Saint John of Friars - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Roman Columns - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza Mazzini - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Fontana dell'Amenano - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Il Principe Hotel is Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 4.1 km / 2.6 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 Il Principe Hotel

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking