Proximatey to the airport was the main reason for my stay. The hotel needs to be updated.
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
The bar was shut when we arrived and the contents of the mini bar were poor and warm.
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 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.
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.
staff was knowledgable and friendly
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.
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.
Other than near Station, not a particularily good location. But very reasonably priced for area, and very good rooms.
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
Location is close to train station and city centre Location is terrible at night although convenient by day.
It is very centrally located
Clean and elegant hotel right on Via Etnea.
nice room ,very clean with a good view there was aproblem with the aircondition and TV but help came quick
in the middle of the city - on the shopping street and close by the nicest buildings, squares - view on Etna AND Dom
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 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.
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.
Staff spoke excellent English, recommended great places to visit and eat and made us feel very welcome. Good central location.
the rooms are big and comfertable. beutifull dezigen. the hospetality of Jan Lica- great! no
Parking within hotel grounds, friendly staff The area of Catania - I would not return to Catania
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.
location and character of rooms
Great accomodation, centrally located with a great breakfast. The staff were lovely and very very helpful always. Would recommend and will stay again.
Welcoming delightful staff and wonderful painted ceilings Cracked mirror in bedroom
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 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).
very nice people , very friendli and very clean ,
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.
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
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
cleanliness and the pool
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.
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.
The location close to the airport and the nice room
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.
Near to the airport, nice green garden oasis in the town. This hotel is too far from 5 stars.
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,-.
* 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!
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
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.
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.
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
Free internet in the room and free drinks in frig, very nice deco overall.
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.
The breakfast and the dining area were lovely and the staff excellent. We are very comfortable in recommending it to others
Excellent Hosts. Great location. Best Breakfast of the whole trip.
there was no breakfast
Professionalism and friendliness of the staff, attention to detail in design, availability of necessary information, range of additional services (such as Etn trip)
It was nice to stay at the hotel. Very kind hotel staff.
very nice place, newly renovated with a very cosy reception that also serves as kitchen and breakfast room
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!
The B&B is perfectly situated, 5 min walk from all the main sights. Rooms are spaciaous and quiet, the breakfast is excellent.
Central placed hotel, you can walk to nerly every place in the old town of Catania. The staff was very helpful and friendly
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 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.
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!!!
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.
Staff very helpful, and its location is very close to all the nighlife and sights Nothing
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.
morning noise because of location above street market
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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 shutters closed but window open at night, so didn't get any bites.
Very convenient position and the rooms at the back very quiet.
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 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.
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 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...