Hotel Villa Romeo3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
In November we stayed one night at this hotel because it was recommended as convenient to the airport (it is) and within walking distance to downtown ( it is, but would only do so in daylight since it is not well lit and the hotel is really only local to the train/bus stations). The physical plant is pleasant, well maintained, comfortable and very clean. The highlight of the stay only happened after we left and I discovered I had left some pieces of jewelry in the room. I assumed they were gone for good. An email to the front desk resulted in a prompt reply that the pieces were found and at the front desk. The Capo Ricevimento, Francesco Maravigna, was extremely helpful and patient and continued to follow up with me after several disappointing attempts I initiated state side to have federal express pick up the package . After almost a month, thanks to the efforts of Mr. Maravigna, the items were safely returned to me. Outstanding service!
Arrived at this hotel at 1.30 in the morning to find it closed with 2 big steel doors that meant business .If they didn't want you in you were not getting in !! end of Once inside there was only a night man on who looked quite dour in the darkened lobby but turned out to be very friendly and courteous. This hotel is not for everyone but I must say the colour scheme in the hallways are certainly different and will be loved and hated in equal measure. Personally I thought they are marvellous The rooms are very clean but a little dated .My room opened out to an enclosed courtyard which would be grand in the summer shade The area looks very run down especially at night but friends who have stayed here for long periods say it's safe as can be All told it's not a bad choice of hotel .Main crib is no food available in evenings but this being Italy there are no shortage of places nearby
The hotel is nice with a lovely courtyard area for breakfast. The only problem is that the hotel is situated in not the nicest part of Catania (if there is a nice part!). We only stopped one night after having a late flight. The local people were friendly enough but it was very seedy with a number of ladies of the night just around the corner. Not for families!
Super nice and cool place to stay in Catania. Friendly staff. Clean rooms and good breakfast. I will never stop being amazed by how people don't understand......when traveling to other countries they CAN'T expect same standards they have in their own countries....HEY! you indeed are in a different country!! This hotel for the price is great! Not one complaint! Great stay for the money and I will return soon with my family. Enjoy the Sicilian hospitality and magic!
We chose this hotel because it was convenient for the station and we expected to be going on by train. As it happens, we did not use the train, but that does not change my view that the hotel is excellent for travellers with luggage who want to be close to the station. Otherwise … The hotel is a little faded in its glory, but it was very clean, the beds comfortable, and the staff unfailingly helpful. However, it was also noisy and the rooms are very variable. On two separate nights there, I was given small noisy rooms while two of my friends had spacious rooms opening onto a courtyard. It depends on your luck I suppose. Breakfast was OK. The hotel is a good 10 minute walk from the centre through some of the dirtiest uneven streets I have encountered in Italy; they need a jet-hose and a lot of whitewash to remove the graffiti. The next corner also appeared at night to be its own small red-light district. We received completely the wrong impression of Catania, although nothing can remove our memories of the most incredible fish market we have ever seen, and some superb fish restaurants too. There is more to this city than the impression given to us by that 10 minute walk where every second shop seemed to be selling door handles. So yes, a good hotel if you have luggage and need access to the station. Otherwise, I suggest that you opt for something closer to the centre.
We were given an excellent room. Hotel had interesting furnishings and pictures. Excellent breakfast in sunfilled patio. They catered for gluten free requirements. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Parking in street just outside looked worrying at first but was fine. Not perhaps the best part of Catania, but we were easily able to walk into the historic centre in 20 minutes, and the driving access to airport is convenient.
The hotel is quaint and the staff very helpful and polite. It is in an area that at first appears a little daunting, dark and shabby but after all it is near a railway station. Don't be put off. It's is a good hotel, clean and roomy about 15 minute walk to centre of town. There are also bars and restaurants close by.
Room was comfortable,if furnishings a bit dated. Lovely inner courtyard for breakfast,which had lots on offer. A great place within walking distance of both the rail station and the bus station. Receptionist very helpful.
At first approach, the hotel does not look so appealing due to the typical railway station environment. However, once inside, one will find a hidden gem. Despite the somewhat dodgy appearance of the area, the location is actually the best asset of the hotel. It provides easy access to the train, bus, and metro stations (just a few minutes' walk). We used it as a base for day trips to Siracusa, Mt Etna excursion, and a trip on the Ferrovia Circumetna. The hotel is also an easy 15 minute walk to downtown. A bakery just around the corner was handy for buying snacks, drinks, and made-to -order sandwiches. Our room, while simply furnished, had all the necessities for a pleasant stay - good, well-placed lighting, bedside electrical outlets, the most comfy beds, quiet efficient air conditioning, etc. Breakfast consisted of a variety of hot and cold items and was perfectly adequate to start the day. If you are looking for luxury you will not find it here but for everything needed for a good stay, look no further.
We chose Villa Romeo because of TA reviews & proximity to the station. So really pleased to find it was a short stroll to the duomo & elephant fountain (once we had our bearings!) Room was spacious with balcony looking out to the street, a refurbished bathroom with lovely walk in shower which was powerful with plenty of hot water. Breakfast was very good, fruit, cereals, yoghurts, breads, pastries etc. We ate outside in the beautiful patio area. Staff were great-really helpful & their English was excellent. Highly recommend it.
- Walking distance to Massimo Bellini Theater and Palazzo Biscari
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Business center
Located in City Centre, Hotel Villa Romeo is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Massimo Bellini Theater and Palazzo Biscari. This 25-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Catania Cathedral and Elephant Fountain are also near this Catania hotel.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
Hotel Villa Romeo's 25 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Free newspapers and safes are also standard.
Guests of Hotel Villa Romeo enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10.00 per day, and there's also an airport shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 575 reviews