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Room was large and clean but next to some staff room at the very end of the hall downstairs so could hear loud talking. The location is good for travelers having to fly in and out of Catania airport. The hotel has a shuttle for 5 Euros. At a minimum coffee or tea should be provided for guests no matter even if they paid less than another guest. The hotel is not near restaurants and cafes so you would have to leave the hotel to go to a cafe.
Room was a nice size and it was clean. Steph was unfriendly and unhelpful. Also, shuttle bus was full when we needed it. We needed to get to the airport at 5 o'clock in the morning. That's why we stayed at the hotel! Had to take a taxi for $20 instead.
Good location. Generally pleasant and helpful staff. quick response from room service. Excellent potato and mushroom soup in the restaurant!!. Except for the bathroom safety issue, the room was good and when no opener was available for the minibar, one was quickly supplied along with the room service. We had a great view of Etna from our room that afternoon--an unexpected plus after spending ten days in other parts of Sicily. Downgraded you on "facilities" primarily on the safety issue. Like all European hotels, no one seems to make it easy for older people to get in and out of the shower/tub safely. Besides the wall bar, there are hold bars that fasten to the edge of a tub which are helpful in getting out. I have seen some here in the US, don't think I saw any in European hotels. Also square toilet seat was a surprise--we even took a photo because we had never seen such before--but I don't find that it is very comfortable to sit on!
Room spacious and clean. Close to airport. Shuttle pickup slow. Seem to run the shuttle hourly. So close to the airport it could be as needed or, at least, twice per hour.
Staff is excellent. Price is very good. I will come back again.
location in center of catania
We were in honeymoon and receptionist upgrade us to a suit.Staff is very helpfull and friendliness. Location is center and walk distance to many places. Smell of the room, Ac is not working proparly. Internet is expensive.
The location is excellent and the staff were so helpful and obliging. The cleanliness both of the room and the common areas was extremely good - better than in a number of 5 star hotels around Europe i stayed in.
The location of the hotel was good, it is on the main street and near restaurants. The bus to the Airport is just outside the door and cost only 1euro, so dont bother with a taxi. The staff could have been more helpful. we went upstairs to the roof bar on our first night and were charged €8 each for a drink, there was a buffet set out, but none of the staff bothered to tell us that if we paid one euro extra we could have had the buffet included. The reception staff didnt seem to know much about the Mt Etna tours, they werent able to book one for us, yet when we rang the tour operator from our room, we were able to get it straight away. The lobby of the hotel was always very quiet, very few people around, a strange feeling.
the bed as to hard
I liked most the comfort of the room especialy the use of the air conditon,and the tideness of the beds.and next time i will be visiting Catania again I will book overethere.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast, featuring both hot and cold items, breads, cornetti, cakes, champagne, and juices was not only delicious but the best that we have had in Italy. The room was clean, modern with comfortable beds. The location was ideal - right on the main shopping street of Catania and only 5-10 minute walk to the Duomo. The hotel is also very near the main open market selling fresh vegetables, fruit, bread, meat, and clothes. We stayed at the hotel in February. The temperature of the room was preset to 26 degrees Celsius. It was a little bit on the warm side. Although we tried to change the thermostat, it always reverted back to 26 degrees. This is only a minor complaint however as everything else about the hotel is perfect.
The staff were very helpfull Nothing
Friendly and helpful staff.
Food in the restaurant was very good. Staff very helpful, courteous and friendly Our meal on thursday 21st was exactly the same as that on the wednesday although very good 20th. Howevber a word with reception ensured we had different menu friday and saturday which were bo9th excellent. some thought need sto be put into serviuce for guest who stay more than 1 night
1) the central placement of the hotel 2) in low season they can park your car themselves in the garage 1) the city itself is awful: very dirty, all walls and historic buildings are in graffity even fountain and main street, a lot of poor and dirty people on streets outside the 1 main walking road (so in the evening it's scary to walk). We ran away from this city on 3d day, although planed to stay for 5. The main reason to come here is Etna - that is fantastic. 2) the hotel itself is business-style one with old furniture with respective "old smell" in rooms. Think that it should be cheaper
Location is excellent - Staff very cordial and efficient - Comfort rooms - very good breakfast NA
Staff were very friendly and the food was very good
position for exploring
Good quality, clean and friendly staff. A bit pricy. Location not great (Catania is not great as well) but close to the center.
Friendly staff (although the barman was sometimes difficult to find) Some loud, brash Americans who were obviously on their tour of Europe, and thought they owned it.
Well appointed and tastefully furnished. Friendly staff on the whole. Excellent food and breakfast - beware of the gourmet dinner, it has 8 courses! Not a great location, being tucked away in side streets a fair walk from the city centre. Driving is impossible - allow 1 hour to get to the airport at busy times.
The breakfast and the dining area were lovely and the staff excellent. We are very comfortable in recommending it to others
Free internet in the room and free drinks in frig, very nice deco overall.
the only that no wifi was on place they told that no cards and we have to go to vodafone to buy moble connection sorry in a hotel normaly is free in malta you find free wifi even in a restaurant am not saying in hotel room but in reseption thank this was not the first time that we was in hotel
The hotel was very pleasant inside, rooms well appointed. Outside not special but then no buildings are in catania! Didnt eat at the restaurant as was expensive and choice quite limited. Breakfast adequate
everything was ok, early check out and late check in
Everything in the hotel are very new.The staff is very helpful and kindly.
Everything was perfect. The best staff!. Very nice rooms, comfortable, parking, near city centre, near bus. It is a very good choice in order to have a pleasant time
Very friendly staff, nice rooms, close to the center (5 minutes walk).
location, interior and breakfast Wifi didn't work at that time.
Hotel staff noice from the street
Room, breakfast, hotel interior, location are good. Hotel bar didn't work at midnight. Hotel staff failed to provide adapter for electricity plugs, so I had no ability to charge my laptop.
The hotel is in general nice, namely the garden and the swiming pool. It's located near the beach, although it's on the other side of the road (no direct connection); The hotel is in front of a noisy road; the employees are nice in general but need a little bit more of organisation; we found the bedroom small for one couple and one child
Pool. Still no fitness center. I stayed for a week and breakfast was the same every morning. Overpriced menu.
Rooms were very clean and good size Lower your food and beverage prices. We stayed at this hotel due to the location of the closeness to the airport. Also taxi that was hired from your hotel was an outrageous price for a five minute drive to the airport. Hotel should provide a shuttle to the airport as it is so close.
The pool was in excellent settings and very ease to enter if one is elderly. The food and service also excellent when we dined in the evening and the atmosphere was lovely. The hotel itself is a little shabby and too drab for a mediterranean seaside resort, it could do with a nice light uplift. Apart from that we enjoyed our two day stay. A little more care on the cleanliness in general
Near to the airport, nice green garden oasis in the town. This hotel is too far from 5 stars.
cleanliness and the pool
* REstruant made some good food (pasta at least). * Close to airport if yo on you way home (But is is not reaally possible to work to airport even it is only 2 km away). * Rooms to small! * Resturant service limited (only from 20 o clock in the evning, hence ,ot good for famillies with small childeren). Limited selection for room service! PRICY prices!
Double room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Buffet breakfast was excellent with plenty of variety including hot food and fresh fruit.The hotel staff were very helpful. The hotel has a superb swimming pool and offers access passes to the adjoining beach. It also operates a complimentary airport and city centre shuttle. Free WIFI is available in all the rooms. The hotel restaurant meals were excellent and reasonably priced. Parking provided on the site. Have no complaints about this hotel.
Spacious room, clean and nice bathroom. Nice staff (Alfredo) ! Modern and nice pool, great breakfast, lots of choice. The hotel is about 5 min. from the city centre. There is a hotel shuttle, but the shuttle doesn't drive frequently. Drinks and food are pretty expensive in the hotel, glas of soda eur 4,-.
The location close to the airport and the nice room
Good central location with highly efficient and professional staff. A few problems re noise from nearby bars on the Saturday night!
Professional, discreet and what any experienced traveller requires, Bravo! Personal, hotel tour guide, facilitator for ones movements around Catania: local consultant...social, cultural and business.
The staff was very skilled and able to improvise regarding parking and more. breakfirst fine too.
Excellent location, Luigi on the reception desk was exceptionally helpful and even arranged to send on the clothes I'd left to our next hotel in Taormina! We were offered a choice of room and selected a small but well equipped and comfortable room with delightful french windows and balcony. We were on the side of the hotel and this turned out to be quiet. I'd advise you to avoid the front of the hotel at the weekend unless you are going to be out yourself partying late (it's a bit of a gathering place late on in the evening). The breakfast service was not replenished - we went there half an hour before it closed and it was pretty sparse to say the least, but the coffee and croissants were excellent. It's probably best to get their early. Our bathroom was a little on the snug side which may be a problem for some, but then we did have a choice of larger rooms had we wanted them.
Central location, friendly staff, great room.
Charmingly decorated, room spacious, staff friendly and helpful, location excellent.
Male front staff service was welcoming and more...
Very friendly staff. Room excellent. Breakfast not too impressive - but italians don't do breakfast like brits.. Location fine for catania sightseeing etc. No. It was good and we would stay again. Really liked the place.
Very friendly staff, helpful and competent. Breakfast rich and good. Position of hotel is good and room was quiet. I am looking forward to spend my time once more in this hotel.
Beautifully situated in the centre of Cantania with very high standard of rooms
Hotel royal is placed in the prettiest part of Catania. A walk away from piazza duomo and piazza universita and Etna st which has amazing shops. It's the best location in the best price and value for your money. The hotel has a beautiful design, each room is special, very helpful staff and awesome breakfast. We had such a great time and we felt like kings staying there :-)
The location the hotel is close to city centre anb walking diatance to many historical monuments, shops and restaurants.
Staff were very freindly and willing to help i.e. they provided me with a map of the town so I could squeeze in some shopping after allday meetings! :o) The decor in the hallway is a bit dark, I guess this could be romantic if travelling in a couple but as a lone Business traveller I always made a dash to my room!
staff breakfast was very poor and the hotel is rather dark inside.
The room was elegant, well designed and extreamly comfortable. The price was dirt cheap for the quality of the hotel (89 euros). The Hotel Royal is on the same level as a 5 star Grand Hotel.
great room, modern facilities in a baroque style design, interesting design of the lobby, great terrace, friendly staff who knows English. a bit noisy due to the passing car, but totally worth the effort.
High quality accomodation More pillows required.
Good location; palatial rooms - great bar with fantastic views Too many electronic hotels on shower, lights, curtains etc that were very confusing and difficicult to use
Central location (easy walking distance to historic centre, quiet at night), helpful staff, attractive building
The room was really beautiful and the buffet breakfast was great - lots of selection and the freshly made coffee really added something. Loved having it out on the terrace too! The bathrooms were also a really nice size and had a great shower. The people at the front desk definitely could have been a little friendlier at some points, and the most friendly one gave us all wrong information for the bus times.
Terrace bar was very nice and service there was good.
The hotel looks very new, nice lobby and remodeled rooms and bathrooms. The room was very small, the location was great, as long as you walk left when you get out of the hotel (if you go right you'll find lots of hookers, waiting, sitting on plastic chairs, i'm not joking). Great restaurants within 1 block, friendly staff.
The staff is so kind, the building wonderfuly renoved! I had an upgraded room!
This hotel is a good surprise. According to international standards, it is a real *** hotel. According to Sicilian standards it is much more than the usual *** hotel. The personnel provides very good advices: for visiting the country, for visiting the city, for restaurants... The localization is perfect to go to center town. It is also perfect to circulate in and around Catania (taking into account the local driving way). Rooms are very large. Parking is in the street. It is recommended to ask the personnel to survey the car, but also to help to pay the parking during the day (they are very gentle also for that). It could have been a very good place for families... except that the hotel is located in the border of a desperate area where pitch are operating. A very "glàuco" part of the city (no trouble coming from it for adults).
Nice design, new furnitures. The breakfast was extremely disappointing, the served us three tiny (3 cm diameter) bread slices and some crackers. Far from being enugh considering that it is a 4 star hotel. Air conditionning was inexistant in the public areas outside the hall.
clean, very close to the city center.. girl at the reception did not speak English at all.. very strange futuristic design, felt myself like in a mental hospital.. poor breakfast..
NIce hotel renewed 2010, nice staff, 5min walk to centrum, amazing value for money rate
When I booked the hotel it says: last room, book now. When I got there, there was nobody except 2 swedish persons.The hotel is nice, but if there are no guests, it's no fun. Design hotel, maar ook klassiek antiek gedeelte, erg mooi. internet to expansive, the price is 0.75 ct per hour but you have to pay for 24 hours. small swimmingpool. beachshuttle is ok, nice beach. nothing to do in the neighborhood but busstop to centre is outside the hotel.
friendly staff in particular the waiter from Mauritius and the bar tender. rather a long way out of town. The map did not make this completely clear, to me at least!
Unfortunately, because it was the end of our long travel from the US, we slept though our stay
area not great but hotel was lovely car parking space
Friendlyness of the staff, excellent view from the breakfast room, nice bar
quiet at night, pleasant to be away from center of city internet is expensive !
Quiet location, far from city center, convenient if you have a car. Professional staff, we could choose a room on the modern part of the hotel. Beautiful social area in a classic style. Very good breakfast. Paid car parking.
good internet access water leakage from the shower room to the direction of the toilet
The location of the hotel in the town center allowed us not to use the car, avoiding the traffic jams of Catania
Our massive bedroom and terrific breakfast! The secure parking was a great bonus.
The friendliness of the owner and the personnel. The room was very spacious and quiet.
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, very happy, the room is very large and very clean, the breakfast is very rich.
I was given a room in an adjacent building and ended up being locked in the building. I was charged for a large room which I had not requested which almost doubled the rate. As a solo traveler, I didn't feel safe in the building and didn't sleep. The decor needs upgrades, it's not at all cozy or warm.
Very friendly and personal welcome. The rooms are very spacious with large bathroom, especially for a hotel in the city center this is rare, as goes for the private car park. Very nice brioches at the Italian breakfast....so really excellent place for visiting Catania and to be recommended!
very clean rooms, free bottled water in room replenished daily, nice helpful staff, good breakfast, big spacious rooms, as good as a four star no
Extremely friendly people, very good location, good parking, totally worth the money. I recommend it 100% If your room opens to the Via Etnea you cannot let your windows opened because of the street noise.
On-site, secure parking, location, greeting and advise for touring from staff, friendliness of staff, larger room and bathroom. Nice touch having chocolates on the counter in the lobby.
One of the best hotels we ever stayed, very helpful, kind,professional, smiling staff.Good hotel, good location, excellent price, excellent service,good breakfast, room and bathroom comfortable and clean.
Very helpful staff available 24 hours. Very quiet given position of our room overlooking a main road. Very safe and secure. Many hotels in same price bracket probably wouldn't compete. Controlling the air conditioning overnight
Great accomodation, centrally located with a great breakfast. The staff were lovely and very very helpful always. Would recommend and will stay again.
I appreciated a lot the beautifull room: large, with fine fornitures and, overall, a ceiling with original decoration. The staff (Simona and her collegues) was very efficient and polite. If I'll come back to Catania I'll choose Manganelli Palace again
The staff was very helpful and our room was very nice I was disappointed that there was no jacuzzi in the suite as promised. That was the only reason we paid extra and there is not one. But overall the staff and the room were very nice.
Staff very helpful and friendly. Quite central. They should try to increase in parking facility. If you don't have where to park, then it is impossible to find a parking space in the streets. For a Hotel, with very few parking spaces, located on the 2nd Floor, a small lift, the Hotel is rather expensive. Prices are like a 4 star Hotel in other Italian Cities.
Small hotel with very nice atmosphere. The rooms are beautifully decorated especially the sealings which are hand painted. Friendly staff. Difficult to find parking space
location and character of rooms
We really liked Manganelli Palace. The central location was perfect to walk around Catania and to take the bus to Aci Castello. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Our room was big with a decoratively painted ceiling. The bathroom was modern and very clean. But what it really made this place outstanding was the staff: Simona, Dario and Danilo. Kind and extremely pleasant, they helped us fully with our travel nightmares (BA and Alitalia), thank you all! We highly recommend this hotel to everyone in search of affordable luxury and individual courtesy.
Parking within hotel grounds, friendly staff The area of Catania - I would not return to Catania
Welcoming delightful staff and wonderful painted ceilings Cracked mirror in bedroom