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All reviews fourth floor great location old palace old fashioned lift side street city centre recommend this hotel tourist sites bed was comfortable visiting catania hotel is located nice terrace reception staff the breakfast area fish market elevator ceiling
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This hotel is on the top floor of a somewhat gritty building not far from the main square in Catania. A new elevator was being installed during our visit (a bit of bad timing). The staff was very pleasant. There is a outdoor roof terrace where one could eat breakfast in the warm weather or just lounge. The public areas were pleasant. The room was comfortable.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank wpnyc
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was one of the more expensive hotels we stayed at during our Sicily break, and we weren’t too impressed. Coming out of the lift, we walked into what felt like a building site as there were renovations still clearly on going. Check in was slow and seemed to involve a lot more admin than it should. (we arrived at 8.30pm and just wanted to get out to dinner). The hotel felt like a labyrinth, having to go down another 1 floor in another lift to our room (meaning we had to take 2 different lifts to get out of the building). The breakfast was okay, nothing particularly great and was staffed by just one seemingly overworked lady who was rushing around dealing with coffee orders for a number of tables. There were also not enough tables at breakfast, and so we sat down at a table that hadn’t been fully cleared from the previous guests. The hotel itself was fine, quiet and clean and the staff were friendly enough, it just didn’t seem worth the price and could definitely do with some improvements to the initial impressions and efficiency if it wants to be worth the price.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Louise A
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The hotel is a mixture of experiences. Firstly, the hotel is in a great location close to the main shopping street and historical buildings like the cathedral and the university and fish market. First impressions of the hotel are not favourable because the access is down a side street. The hotel is on the fourth floor and accessed by narrow winding stairs or a very old lift which takes 2 people. After a while the lift becomes a nice feature and adds to the charm of the hotel. Secure parking is in a courtyard outside but the staff have to continually move cars around as there are only 6 spaces for the hotel.

On arrival the staff were very friendly and very helpful, the public areas are newly renovated and very pleasant. The breakfast area is also very modern and the roof terrace is a wonderful place to sit in the sun. We had breakfast al fresco and it was wonderful.

The room was very large with a big bed and a good bathroom with a very effective shower, however because of the age of the hotel and the Palace theme everything is dated. The ceilings have wonderful paintings and our room looked out onto the street and it was enjoyable to watch life passing by below.

Unfortunately the corridor carpet to the rooms was very dirty and this gave a bad first impression of the hotel. The bed was comfortable and we would have been happy to stay longer if we had too.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Martin2013H
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Dingy, drab bedrooms and inattentive breakfast staff. Reception staff controlled front door access so when not at the desk we could not exit the building.
Good location with plenty of restaurants nesrby for dinner.
Extremely noisy music nearby on a weekend night. It went until 2am making it very hard to sleep.
We wouldn't recommend this hotel.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank BestNarelles
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stayed 2 nights at the Manganelli Palace Hotel.
The room we had was very old fashioned with a very small bed for 2 people. We asked for another room with a bigger bed, but nothing was available.
People at reception are not very friendly, however the girls serving breakfast and dinner made up for it. Breakfast is ok, nothing special but the small dinner they prepare for Euro 9 is very good and can be recommended.
The hotel is on the 3rd and 4th floors of an old building. You reach these floor with an old fashioned lift which fits max 2 people in - quite an experience.
Next time we visit Catania we will look for a better hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Waltons2010
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