was do to check in at 2pm but arrived at 10am and asked to leave cases but told one room was ready and we could use that immediately, receptionist came up a few minutes later and gave us card for the second room. rooms were nicely decorated lots of space nice high ceilings, aircon very quiet and effective, the rooms were cleaned daily by very nice cleaning staff, we took breakfast in the courtyard a very nice setting (breakfast was very basic, apart from scrambled eggs there was no other hot options) the lady providing breakfast was very helpful and polite. the reception staff could not do enough for us arranging tours, directions, and advice.
the area around the hotel is a little bland,(close to main road, so can be a little noisy on occasions) with very few bars or restaurants although the bus and train station is a two min walk with access to all areas, it is a 15-20 min walk to the main areas in Catania.
watch out for the traffic in catania, these guys just go for it, it seems to be a free for all.