Proximatey to the airport was the main reason for my stay. The hotel needs to be updated.
The bar was shut when we arrived and the contents of the mini bar were poor and warm.
Quality level of the Dinner was very good ! No Menù written in English, waiters doesn't speacks in English.
Location to Airport
It was a verynice room and dinner at the hotel was excellent They need a different system for early check out.We could not get into main office at 5 a.m. to pay our bill.we had to go back to our room and call the hotel to get let in and then go back to lobby to ask them to open the gate to let us out.A shuttle to the airport would be nice especially for early flights so you could drop your car off the night before
I love this hotel: my room was very large and comfortable, the hotel is positioned very close the city center and all the staff was kind and competent. nothing, all was excellent
It is close to shopping area. 1- location . 2- no facilities
Other than near Station, not a particularily good location. But very reasonably priced for area, and very good rooms.
Very attractive, comfortable room; friendly staff; The neighborhood around the hotel was kind of slummy; we never found "the sunny, yellow piazza" that was mentioned on the website. The hotel had obviously been remodeled, but the location is less than desirable.
Location to rail station, price, internet In a very hard to find location, not suitable for women (safety) Aircon did not work during stay, room safe did not work, no breakfast staff to assist.
Location is close to train station and city centre Location is terrible at night although convenient by day.
staff was knowledgable and friendly
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 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.
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 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.
It is very centrally located
Clean and elegant hotel right on Via Etnea.
in the middle of the city - on the shopping street and close by the nicest buildings, squares - view on Etna AND Dom
nice room ,very clean with a good view there was aproblem with the aircondition and TV but help came quick
location and character of rooms
Welcoming delightful staff and wonderful painted ceilings Cracked mirror in bedroom
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
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.
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.
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
Parking within hotel grounds, friendly staff The area of Catania - I would not return to Catania
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.
Staff spoke excellent English, recommended great places to visit and eat and made us feel very welcome. Good central location.
The management were very friendly and helpful; available to provide information on transport, trips etc. Do take up the offer of using the roof terrace as it is a great little suntrap and has some fantastic views. (Terrace itself is a basic area on the roof). Location is excellent. The style of the b&b is unusual and felt like a bizarre hostel. Rooms are functional. If you are seeking a more traditional b&/b or hotel style environment - this would not be the place for you. The building was originally once very ornate and decadent; now it is a bit shabby. I travelled alone and the timed light system was scary the first night as it doesn't give you enough time to get from one part of the hall to the next. That was frustrating. a couple of nights was ok. More than that (especially if you use Catania as a base for your travels around Sicily) and you might want to upgrade or skip to Taormina where there is a wider range of accommodation (albeit more costly) but it is still as easy to travel aroud from the same base.
I liked the helpful friendly host ad the spacious, clean bedroom and bathroom. There was free wifi connection if you have your own computer and cheap rates for the use of the hotel computer.
The room and the building were very authentical, like typical Italian.The room and bathroom are big, clean and pretty. The staff is very helpfull. The location is the best. In the center and quite.
the rooms are big and comfertable. beutifull dezigen. the hospetality of Jan Lica- great! no
Well, i found that the people were very helpfull.The room was extremely clean and the breakfast very very very good!I wouldstrongly recommend it. Check your elevators!
Spacey rooms with large balconies overlooking the sea, large and nice bathroom with a whirlpool bath, etc. Safe and comfortable parking. Nice and helpful stuff. Breakfasts were very basic, italian style only on day 3 & 4 we got some cheese and ham. Very weak Wi-Fi signal - not able to use it in the rooms.
we understood that it had a pool .we were very dissiapointed when it was accross the road and we had to pay a fee each day to use it
very nice people , very friendli and very clean ,
We had a clean, nicely furnished, spacey room with two large balconies overlooking the sea, large and lovely bathroom with a whirlpool bath, etc. Breakfast was good. Safe and comfortable parking. Nice and helpful stuff. Good (if not the best!) value for the money in Aci Trezza which itself seemed rather dirty city set in charming and unique Riviera dei Cyclopi surroundings. The only thing we missed was a private hotel beach, but we found a beach club nearby for 15 € a day (2 sunbeds, 1 umbrella and steps for safe (!) swimming).
The staff was patient and helpful as we tried to figure out how to park and also how to check out early. Even though this hotel supposedly has a 4-star classification it is at best a 2-star. I suspect it was classified when it was new 25 years ago, but it has degenerated and not been reclassified. The exterior facade has eroded and crumbled, giving a very bad appearance. The room was heavily perfumed with cleaning agents. The surrounding area was run-down and scary. We were booked for two nights but left after one night.
It's a small hotel near main shopping street Via Ethnea and very clean and cosy. We arrived in the dark and my first impression was, that the location is not so good, but I noticed that the hotel is closed and that only the guests can enter the lobby and the hotel itself. That gave me a reassuring feeling. In the morning, the picture was opposite; in front of the hotel is an open market till 1PM, but you don't hear the noise, when they are setting up the tables and stuff in the morning. The landlord was very nice and careful. As far as the breakfast is concernd, I liked the variety and the freshness of the food. And not to forget - they serve the real italian coffee at breakfast, which keeps you awake all day.
it was cossy hotel with afishent stuff' very clean quite in the center of the towen waht eles can man wishb in a busy city. no budy new how to get ther ther is no mark on the enterance . no parkink place for the guest.
The hotel is very central and the location is great. The staff are quite nice and helpful. All in all the hotel is clean. Surely will visit the hotel once again. Breakfast is set up quite early and so one has to wake up a bit early for breakfast.
The hotel staff was very kind and always helpful. Room was new and clean and has a nice bathroom. The hotel has a good location at the city center. It was a little bit difficult to find the hotel on the street. Bigger hotel sign would help.
Staff very helpful, and its location is very close to all the nighlife and sights Nothing
Nice large room, very friendly staff! The surroundings of the hotel building might be a bit putting you off at first, but when you enter the actual hotel on the first floor: what a surprise!!!
The hotel is located on a wonderful location, family, clean, comfortable, beautiful and surprisingly large room, rich breakfast... Great... Better than many 5 star hotels. For each recommendation!
English speaking staff, central location, value for money Street market surrounding the hotel, noises during the night, lack of parking, hard to find, poor breakfast.
morning noise because of location above street market
The hotel itself is very clean, modern and new, centrally located just off Via Etnea. Easy access to town. Very good value for money. Finding the hotel was a challenge, not signposted and situated on 1st floor. The street itself is dirty and riddled with market refuse, although it is quickly forgotten once you enter the hotel. Breakfast was very poor. Cleaning staff at the hotel were very friendly, sometimes more so than the receptionists themselves.
Not easy to find a way to the hotel
Nothing special Too far from centre. Parking a nightmare, under duress to get out of the cars blocking us in when going to airport Sun morning
Free, secure parking in the hotel's yard Breakfast variety: far better than many more expensive hotels in Italy Great view of Catania from room windows Form for guests to give their opinion and suggestions (in Italian): we took it as a sign of the management wanting to improve the service Unbeatable value-for-money, a great base to explore east Sicily by car Somewhat hard to find, have you GPS at hand A little old room furnishing but in very good condition Only one PC for internet access: could be useful if there was a second one or a network switch with cables to plug in more than one laptops
staff at villa mater where vert helpful and nice. a very good parking area for guest everything was just fine
nothing the room the noise
The staff is very kind, the hotel is perfect. I can highly recommend it. At first it's difficult to find. but eventelly is very easy.
Everything I would recommend Free Wifi Connection in all rooms.That will make the Hotel Superb
Really friendly staff and nice room with a fantastic view. the coffee
The hotel is located in a very quiet place, clean and full of scent. Rooms and the whole hotel is perfectly cleaned. far away from Downtown Catania, the buses have no "orario" ...
The view from window. Comfortable bed. Bathrooms are very small and old.
Good location and nice staff. Too many.......
I very liked family atmosphere in the hotel, nice place in the center of Catania.For this price very good option. small breakfast - just only 2 crosiant (i usuallly eat on breakast much more :)
the location is excellent, It is on the main road and very safe. The facility is too poor. The single room is as only a little bit bigger than the single bed. You even have no space to open your suitcase. The bed sheet is not standard white one, but very old, definitely no family will use that kind of bed sheet. The curtain is so thin and small that it can't cover the window, the outside can see everything through the curtain. The tower is not white one, looks dirty and ugly, I even dare to touch it.
The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean. I would whole-heartedly recommend the Hotel Etnea 316 to anyone thinking of visiting Carania. Also, take the guided tour that Marco does, it was terrific. The shower is small. Like barely large enough to be usable small. However, this is Europe, and it's to be expected.
The B&B is perfectly situated, 5 min walk from all the main sights. Rooms are spaciaous and quiet, the breakfast is excellent.
there was no breakfast
Central placed hotel, you can walk to nerly every place in the old town of Catania. The staff was very helpful and friendly
very nice place, newly renovated with a very cosy reception that also serves as kitchen and breakfast room
It was nice to stay at the hotel. Very kind hotel staff.
Professionalism and friendliness of the staff, attention to detail in design, availability of necessary information, range of additional services (such as Etn trip)
The staff was awesome! The location was very central to all the great sights. The bus and train stations were only a short walk away. Great value for the money and I have already booked with them again!
Excellent Hosts. Great location. Best Breakfast of the whole trip.
The friendly atmosphere. I felt like at home.
the staff was extremely friendly and we felt very welcome we haven't slept so well as whole night was noice from some water pump, although close to main tourist points in catania the near area does not look nice
The hotel has some rooms with beautifully decorated ceilings and our room was quiet, which we had asked for, and looked over a very pleasant courtyard. There were also good views of Etna from the breakfast room balcony.
The location is central to many spots in Catania and the rooms are adequate for the price. Internet was free but, not unlimited as a key had to be obtained every other day. Staff does not speak English and did not go out of their way to make any accommodations, communication overall was poor and there were last minute shuffling of rooms which, was annoying. Staff seems to be unclear on some basic pricing policies set out in rules set by their 3rd party booking agencies.
Very convenient position and the rooms at the back very quiet.
The Hotel is central and clean everytime I take a shower the water was cold. We were 2 in the room and only 1 of us had a hot shower.
To δωμάτιο ήταν άνετο και καθαρό. το προσωπικό του στην reception
The hotel is clean and the room is comfortable. It is situated near the market.
The room was big and wonderful, with the fresco painting on the roof. The balcony was over a crowdy street, with people, cars and motorbykes all day long passing by, coming and going from the nearby market, but when we closed the window, it was so calm, we could sleep without any problem. Everything was very clean and functionnal.The location is great, near the center, with many restaurants and places to go, but also just in front of the hotel there is a bus stop where you can take directly the shuttle to the airport. It's a little mess for arriving to the room. First you take the lift to the 1st floor; there you take your key, later you climb up and down several flights of stairs; later a corridor to the room... it's because of how is made the hotel within the structure of an old building, but it's foolness, anyway. The breakfast was not included and it costed 5 €!. The prize I think is too much, bat you cannot find better prizes in Catania, as I could check...
Central location, good for shopping, quiet hotel in a side street, staff was extremely nice and helpful, breakfast fairly basic consisting of just (but good) coffee and a selection of nice croissants Mosquitos in my bedroom so got mosquito repellent spray. Left shutte