Although the hotel seemed very busy, our four night stay here had a very helpful staff and manager. The reception rooms for meetings/weddings, family reunions, etc. are available. The hallways, restaurants and hotel rooms/suites were very clean and quiet. It is in a great location. Our 3rd floor balcony from our suite (a two-floor, bath and a half loft that could accommodate 3-4 people) had a view of Mt. Etna! Daily breakfast was very satisfying and and the Happy Hour/Apertivo on the rooftop bar was a very good value. Our king-sized bed was very firm and comfortable. Would definitely consider visiting again--there is so much to see -- not only in Catania, but an hour-2 hours away are other beautiful cities to visit using local, inexpensive ground transportation which is right outside the hotel's doors! We felt very welcomed by the local people and just wish we had more time to enjoy the beautiful churches, museums, parks and restaurants, trattoria's, and pasticeria's! We'll be back!
Carol from Asheboro, NC
Historical building dating to the 1900s and set in the historic and commercial centre of Catania, surrounded by many of its …More
Great experience/staff very helpful. Recently renovated but our bathroom must of had a leak from ceiling so some mould developing. Only there one night so I never noticed until morning.
I would definitely stay again if the repair was made.
Mary from usa
Traditional boutique hotel set in the historic city centre, within sight of Piazza Duomo and Via Crociferi, and 100 metres …More
Very good check in experience - Attentive staff all very pleasant
If staying longer than four or five nights menu not very extensive - although the portions are large.
Travelling as a couple - no sockets near a mirror in the bedroom - so had to wait until the bathroom was free and even then had to stand as now where it sit?
Terri from United Kingdom
Once surrounded by bountiful vineyards, and now immersed in a luxuriant park, this noble residence represented an important …More
"Airport connection - a bit expensive though nice"
Stayed there for one night - had to leave very early in the morning to catch a flight from Catania airport. The hotel has little pool - though it was chilly to swim. The hotel has a beach, though it is open from June 1st only... The restaurant in the hotel was nice but looked a bit posh (it is 4 star hotel). When arriving, call hotel to book you a taxi. It costs 28 euros from the airport to go by airport taxi. With hotel it costs 15 euros only...
Eugene from Cardiff, UK
Located right in front of La Playa, on of the most beautiful and best-known Sicilian east coast beaches, this four-star hotel …More
Stayed in Standard Double room. Bed was actually Queen size by Australian standards. Plenty of room for two. Bathroom facilities were fine. AC worked well. Breakfast had good menu range. Good WiFi signal. Staff very helpful. Elaborate old style decor throughout hotel. Good location for walking around old city. To get there on public transport without pulling luggage it's a 20 minute walk from bus terminus or central train station, but it's a difficult walk if you have luggage because it's uphill with lots of uneven pavement or cobblestones. We caught a local bus from central train station to near the hotel. Otherwise catch a cab. Neighbourhood is gritty but quite safe. Overall we thought this was very good value for money.
JP from Sydney
Restored, Liberty-style boutique hotel set in city centre villa, 200 metres from shops and restaurants and two kilometres …More
The family running the hotel is very nice. Although we could not speak Italian, we were able to communicate easily. The hotel is located right of Via Etnea where all the shopping is. The room was clean and quite large. We were served breakfast and the cappuccinos were delicious.
C.B. from Independence, MO
Situated in the historic centre of Catania, near the "Duomo" cathedral, the Gresi Hotel welcomes you on the first floor of a …More
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