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Hotel Residence Empedocle

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The lady who was sitting at reception could not speak English, hence it was pretty difficult to agree about our request. The single rooms are very small. You feel uncomfortable in there. Because of this feeling, I changed my single room with double one. So I paid more. No breakfast. No service. It is the place only to sleep, if you can...

Not an hotel as such the Empedocle was one of these no frills, minimum staff look after yourself sort of places. Room was stark, though with interesting ceiling paintings. Breakfast was low budget and very DIY. Added nothing to our trip, other than a place to stay in Messina.

This could be considered circumstantial however the first room we were presented with had electrical problems. The air conditioning and lights would not stay on simultaneously. They switched us to another room but the air conditioning blew warm all night and the wifi never worked for even a minute. They told us the whole city was out but we discovered this is not true when we left the next morning and went down the street to a nicer and less expensive hotel where everything worked perfectly. The rooms at Empedocle were big and clean and there is a small outdoor patio in the back for socializing or smoking. The doors all lock from the inside as well as out so you cannot get out of the hotel without a key. Not very close to the parks or town center. Stay here only if amenities are not your concern. Breakfast was pretty terrible too.

We reached Messsina on the last fairy, and found it hard to get accomodation after 10 PM on a Friday night. This was a real surprise! A short walk from the center, excellent rooms in a very quiet neighborhood. The room was huge and was well equiped. We walked downtown on friday night, and realized how quiet it was. The center was crowded and music was really loud. The receptionisit was very nice and helpful, and breakfast was fine. A perfect place in Messina

This hotel is one of the best we've stayed in so far, certainly for the price. Quiet, clean, modern, helpful staff, easy to get to straight up the road from the station, makes this a very good Hotel for your stay in Messina. The only fault if you can call it that is that you will have to pay 12 Euro to use the internet, a lot of hotels include it free, but I guess if you add that to the daily cost it brings it inline with other hotels of the same standing, so overall rating is very good.

It is worth making the short journey slightly uphill from the centre of town, especially the bustle of nearby Piazza Carducci, to relish the serene charm of this exquisite, simiple gem of a hotel. I got a superb single room on the sous-sol floor, on its own, but conveniently adjacent to the excellent lounge (including computer terminals), where a substantial breakfast was served in the morning. The pricing is competitive. The room itself was lofty, well appointed, with a clean marble floor and attractive but muted furnishings; its French window opened onto a discreet rear terrace with potted orange trees, overlooking an apparently unused building next door, and this I had all to myself for a pleasant stroll before turning in. Privacy and calm relaxation were ensured. The bed was extremely comfortable and the temperature of the room perfect. The building seems to date from the post-1908 reconstruction - the exterior has character, but the interior has been recently thoroughly renovated. The staff were bright, very efficient, helpful and accommodating, and the other guests I came across all seemed to be enjoying the place as much as I was. The hotel enjoys an excellent reputation amongst its neighbours: in fact, I was recommended to the place by local tradesmen (who also gave me a choice of other addresses, should this one not have proved successful). As soon as I saw the place, though, I didn't want to go anywhere else. Yes, you can find hotels that are more centrally located. But, in this one, regardless of the brevity of your stay, you feel like you're actually living in the town - not just passing through. I don't know about you, but where I feel most at home, I relax most; and on a busy trip like this one, that made all the difference to the quality of my time in the town, and how effectively I was able to make use of it. Strongly recommended.

Ho soggiornato a Messina per lavoro per una sola notte e mi sono ritrovata in questo accogliete hotel con del personale gentilissimo e premuroso. La mia camera, anche se singola, era molto spaziosa, con una bella scrivania per lavorare e la cosa piacevole è stato il profumo di bucato che ho sentito non appena sono entrata in stanza. Colazione semplice ma con tutto il necessario. Il prezzo di € 54,00 poi è la più bella sorpresa finale :-)

En bit från stadens vimmel ligger detta Hotel/BB. Lyhörd och trevlig personal som hjälper till med det mesta. Enkel men ok frukost. Ljusa rum med sköna sängar. Överallt rent och tillgång till enkla toalettsaket. Enkel incheckning även när receptionen inte är bemannad. Prisvärt.

Eccellente struttura per chi va a Messina per lavoro....ottima struttura pulita e gestita con personale eccellente come accoglienza simpatia e professionalità...struttura che consiglio vivamente a tutti.

Eravamo in 3 e nella comodissima camera c'era 3 di tutto: armadio, comodino, tavolino. molto comodo. personale molto gentile e colazione molto ricca. non è un hotel "particolare" ma molto pulito ed essenziale.pulito ed efficiente

Via Felice Bisazza 89 Messina ME

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Fountain of Orion and Messina Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Residence Empedocle places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Fountain of Orion and Messina Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock. This 13-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Messina, the hotel is also a short walk from Cathedral of Messina and Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani.


Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 13 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Residence Empedocle enjoy an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free offsite parking is available. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 58 reviews