Top hotels in Catania
Le Dune Sicily Hotel is only 2 km away from the city centre of Catania. It lies in an enchanting place between the golden sand of "de La Plaia" beach and a beautiful small Maritime pine forest. It perfectly fits into the landscape's colours with its Mediterranean style, set in this magnificent backdrop fully respecting the surrounding nature.
Located in Piazza Verga, in the heart of Catania, the prestigious Mercure Catania Excelsior is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Built in 1953 and newly renovated in 2001, it has 176 rooms, including 12 Grand Suites. Its conference room, banquet room, 7 meeting rooms, restaurant with garden, American Bar and Fitness center make it the ideal solution for business and international meetings.
The Romano Palace Luxury Hotel has been inagurated in 2004 and it is the first de-luxe hotel in this part of Sicily. It rises in an ideal location, on the seafront of Catania in an area called “La Plaja”. It is immersed in 25.000 square metres of private gardens, just few minutes far from Catania historical centre and “Vincenzo Bellini” airport, both easily accessible by the free of charge shuttlebus. 100 twin and double rooms divided into classic, superior & deluxe categories, with amazing views over the private garden, the sea, the pool or the impressive Etna mountain. All rooms offer the most modern and sophisticated equipments such as: Tv Sat, Sky Tv, high-speed WI-FI and cable ADSL Internet connection, minibar, laptop rental and safe deposit box. 4 de-luxe suites furnished with a special, impressive design that combines styles from East to West, according to the international and multiethnic atmosphere of the hotel: the Maroccan, the Gold Baroque, the Japanese, and the White Baroque. All of them with double bathroom and Jacuzzi bathtube, large screen plasma 42-ich TV and a large terrace equipped with table, chairs and comfortable chaises-longues.
The elegant Hotel Royal is set in an 18th-century palace in the heart of Catania, just a short walk from many of the city's cultural and historical points of interest. The Catania Cathedral, Roman Theatre and Odeon, and Palazzo degli Elefanti are all within a five-minute stroll, and the university, Bellini Gardens, and Ursino Castle are also nearby. The hotel's beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites are named after Sicilian historical figures and feature modern comforts such as free internet access and surround-sound television. In the evening, guests might make use of the outdoor Jacuzzi and sip a favourite drink on the terrace with wonderful city views. The terrace also provides an excellent space for sunbathing on sunny afternoons, or for celebrating a special occasion such as a wedding or banquet. This is the perfect place to spend a delightful holiday in Sicily.The Royal Hotel offers both the business-customers, who require specific services for their work, both for tourists traveling for pleasure. The Hotel Diamond tip is the Solarium, the 4th floor of the hotel, with sunbeds and sunshades, away from indiscreet eyes.
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Situated in Catania, 2.1 km from Lido Arcobaleno and less than 1 km from the centre, Residence Palazzo dei Delfini features air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi, and a fitness centre. Each unit features a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet and a hairdryer. The apartment offers a sauna. A car rental service is available at Residence Palazzo dei Delfini. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Catania Piazza Duomo, Catania Amphitheatre and Villa Bellini. The nearest airport is Catania Fontanarossa, 6 km from Residence Palazzo dei Delfini, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
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Hotels in Catania
The energy and vibrant personality of Catania can be felt in the air. It's a Sicilian town by the sea that doesn't take itself too seriously. The island's markedly different atmosphere to the mainland gives you a fresh new take on Italian holidays. Staying in Catania combines a seaside holiday with a continental escape.
Get in and out
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport is the second largest airport on Sicily and impressively convenient. There are direct flights to and from London, Manchester and East Midlands airports. From the arrivals hall, it's around 15 minutes to the town centre by car.
Train lines run along the coastal edge of town, with a key stop at Catania Centrale railway station. It's a link to all of Italy's major cities, via connecting ferry services to the mainland from Messina.
Things to do in Catania
The town looks out onto the Ionian Sea, and sits below Mount Etna. Much of the area was rebuilt after an eruption in the 17th century, at which time builders used the volcano's black lava to create new avenues and Baroque architecture. As such, Catania has lots of side streets and wide piazzas to explore.
The heart of the town is arguably the university, as most of the main sights and buildings are clustered around it. La Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata – dedicated to Catania's patron saint, St Agata – is nearby, and there's also the Castello Ursino & Museo Civico, a museum of archaeology and local artifacts.
In the very centre of Catania, at the Piazza del Duomo, you'll see the town's symbol: the Fontana d'Ellephante, a lava fountain shaped like an elephant carrying an obelisk. This unusual sculpture bears an inscription which some say is also dedicated to St Agata.
Most of Catania is laid out in a grid formation, so it's easy to find your way around. Catania Metro is the town's public transport system – the most southerly in Europe.
Sicily's famous food includes arancini (filled fried rice balls), pane e panelle (chickpea fritter sandwich) and polpo bollito (boiled octopus). As a seaside town, Catania is also known for its fresh fish. The fish market held here is extremely well known in the area.
Catania offers you hundreds of places to eat and drink. When the weather's fine, choose somewhere with outdoor seating and watch the world go by. The odd steakhouse, tearoom and Japanese restaurant can be found amongst the many traditional Italian eateries.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Catania
What are the best hotels to stay in Catania?According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Catania are NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi, Romano House and Mercure Catania Excelsior.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Catania?The lowest price for a double room in Catania is £31.
What hotels are in the central Catania neighborhood?If you want to stay near the center of Catania, you can consider staying at Liberty Hotel, Rubens and B & B Alba.
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