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UNA Hotel Palace

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

the hotel is located ideally in a short 10 minutes walking distance from catania's main tourist attractions.near the duomo piazza. rooms are spacious, breakfast rich, but - relatively - too expensive. in addition - they charge for parking, whereas there are no options nearby.

Via Etnea is split by a square so when I sourced it on the sat nav it was not clear which side of the square the hotel was on. The only criticism was that when I phoned the hotel I was put on to a general phone message site for UNA hotels. The reception staff advised later that if i had added 3 to the number i would have got through. I didn't know that. The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful and would check websites for us.The breakfasts were gargantuan with the female staff welcoming us as if we were best friends. The roof terrace has a terrific view of Mount Etna and the bar staff were always very accommodating. We had dinner once and the Sicilian breakfast once on the terrace. The standard of cooking was the best we had experienced on our first stay in Sicily. Our hire car was parked in the hotel garage by hotel staff and brought to us each morning. We never saw the garage. Room service was of a very high standard. I would heartily recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the south of Sicily in general and Catania in particular . It even had Schindler's Lifts!

We happened into UNA by accident when the hotel we booked turned out to be horrible. We walked in disheveled and sweaty from a whole day of travel. We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived. Although we did not meet any management, it is obviously run very well as all of the staff provided us with the same excellent service. We wanted to stay for our entire time in Catania but they were full. The great staff even made some phone calls to help us find other accommodations. How wonderful. I will be staying at UNA the next time I am in Catania.

When our first hotel did not work out we went to Una and they were very helpful. They could not accommodate all of our days in Catania but called around for us and recommended other fine hotels. The rooms are large and in great location. The linens are so soft and beds are comfortable. Our room had two large balconies and the rooftop deck is amazing. The restaurant was fine but not amazing--we enjoyed being there and snacks are served with drinks. There's a fine view of the city and Mt Etna from the roof. We will definitely stay here again when returning to Catania.

we stayed at the hotel. great location, great rooms. not far from Cathedral and restaurants. The roof restaurant was awesome. great views and food. we paid the extra Euro for the breakfast up on the roof. best thing we did. great view of Etna. if we go back to Sicily we would stay there again.

This is a lovely hotel with a delicious breakfast! I hope we are able to return one day. We used EtnaFinder as our Etna tour guide and we ate the best meals of our life in Catania! There is an amazing side street full of restaurants just 5 min from this hotel. Try FUD and all the other restaurants on that street and u won't be disappointed!

This conveniently placed centre of old town hotel is quietly excellent in all respects. Reception was friendly and efficient -and gave us an upgrade without our asking. Our junior suite was first rate: perfectly relaxing after a busy day. Dinner in the rooftop restaurant -with fine views to Mt Etna- was special both for the food and service (and the bill was reasonable). The buffet breakfast was a feast!

Hotel recently refurbished. Rooms very clean and have all amenities. Lots of extra details like vanity kit, intimate gel for the ladies, sewing kit etc...Food excellent. Staff really helpful. Hotel situated on a well frequented road. So safe even at night.

We stayed in the UNA Hotel Palace as part of a food and wine tour of Sicily and Southern Italy. This was our first hotel and it was great. It is located right downtown on a wide avenue that is convenient to shopping, sightseeing and dining. The room was spacious and comfortable; the amenities were first rate and the staff of the hotel was attentive and helpful. The bathroom was large and there was ample closet space. The breakfast buffet offered a great selection of cold cuts, pastries, yogurt, fruit and a juice squeezer for fresh OJ. Like most European hotels we have visited, the bacon and eggs were not what we are used to in the United States (that's not a criticism, only an observation). The location of the hotel was perfect, especially since we were there on a Saturday night. It seemed that the whole town came out Saturday night to promenade up and down Via Etnea in their best outfits. There were mature couples, families with kids of all ages and crowds of young people all out enjoying a delightful early Spring evening.

Excellent rooms, attentive and friendly staff, amazing breakfast and a sophisticated yet welcoming ambiance. The views from the roof-top bar/restaurant are incredible. There was plenty of space in the underground car park during our stay, even if the entry roads are a little tight.

Via Etnea 218 Catania CT

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Catania Cathedral and Elephant Fountain
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

UNA Hotel Palace places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Catania Cathedral and Elephant Fountain. This 94-room, 4-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with a fitness center and a conference center. Centrally located in Catania, the hotel is also a short walk from Massimo Bellini Theater and Palazzo Biscari.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Etnea Roof, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


UNA Hotel Palace's 94 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

At UNA Hotel Palace, guests have access to a fitness center, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet and self parking are available if you're driving, or you can take an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 8 meeting rooms, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Classic Triple Room (Free Wi-Fi)

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room (Free UNLIMITED Wi-Fi)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room (Free UNLIMITED Wi-Fi)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Triple Room (Free UNLIMITED Wi-Fi)

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1653 reviews