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Via Giovanni di Prima nr. 20, 95131 Catania, Sicily Italy
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#12 of 62 in Catania
Luxury 4 star hotel located in the heart of baroque Catania, is a harmonious cross between historical 17th century architecture and the most contemporary and exclusive design. Precious 17th century art rooms combined with the most sophisticated design. Charming suites and comfortable luxurious rooms, each with an ad hoc atmosphere and typology, catered to your wishes.House Bar and "Il Riccio Restaurant" is part of Romano House Luxury Hotel, a place where tradition meets innovation. A rich Sicilian, and in particular Catanian traditional "cuisine", reinterpreted and modernised with complete respect for territory inspired flavours.To complete the offer, guests can find many modern meeting spaces.WiFi internet access is free in all rooms and spaces.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, German, Italian
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Jane T wrote a review 23 Jun
Newport Beach, California77 contributions15 helpful votes
I am sorry to write a negative review, as staff is kind and very professional, and hotel lobby is welcoming. But, the city does not take any pride in itself. We checked in and checked out on same day, but we prepaid, so we lost everything. We had come from Siracusa (fabulous), but decided to move on to Cefula (Le Calette - another jewel). Catania is not a welcoming city. We did go look at the Romano Luxury Palace, and the grounds were better there, but it was the same problem - we would be a prisoner of the facility. By the way, they "perfume" the rooms - if you decide to stay, mention if you do not want perform (we found it suffocating - at first I thought they were trying to mask a prior's guest's smoke, but when I finally asked about it, I learned this is what they do). Graffiti everywhere in the city, and trash bags randomly around the city. I didn't think to take many photos of the the trash bags, but got a lot of the graffiti so you can get a sense of the city. Also, the area does not cater to tourists - no shops/boutiques, no enticing restaurants, so you become a prisoner of your room, as there is nothing to do.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The rooms are perfumed. Tell in advance if you do not want this. There are no good views.
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Joelle G wrote a review 16 Jun
Strasbourg, France11 contributions3 helpful votes
I really wonder who gives 5 stars to this hotel… We booked a superior room for 3 nights and were given a room with such a horrible view that we refused to take it. The lady at reception claimed the hotel was fully booked but her colleague, Giacomo, who really wanted to help, showed us other rooms: one with a murphy bed (who needs a murphy bed in a hotel??) meaning no side lamps or any light in the bed area and one next to the elevator which we took reluctantly and ended up being constantly disturbed. The next day we asked to change rooms and he said that he would upgrade us. When we came back in the evening, no upgrade was implemented, and our bags were in a room with a murphy bed! We asked to move to the first room with the horrible view; we just wanted to rest. Except that there was some sort of annoying ventilation noise outside the room. In addition to this terrible experience, housekeeping is appalling. This is how the bed was made (see photos). Thank you to Antonio for brightening up the breakfast room! You do save the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022
reallyrosieNashville wrote a review 15 Jun
Nashville81 contributions39 helpful votes
This hotel in the old city of Catania was once a mansion, but re-done in a very contemporary style. Large beautiful rooms, good air conditioning, flat screen TV built into the wall, large bathroom with walk in shower. Young, friendly staff is very helpful. Breakfast and wi-fi very good. There is a roof top terrace. Catania, at first doesn't appear to be a very safe city, lots of transition going on, but this hotel is very safe and secure. I researched a lot of hotels in Catania and feel this is the only place I would recommend to stay and I have traveled extensively.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms facing the courtyard offer a quiet stay.
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David V wrote a review 15 Jun
Bellevue, Washington83 contributions8 helpful votes
The front desk gave great customer service helping to confirm my next day's car reservation. They also called a taxi so our group could get to the airport. The breakfast has many excellent choices of American and European foods, but also offers some traditional Sicilian meats, cheeses and olives. The wait staff at breakfast was very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Georgene R wrote a review 05 Jun
Davis7 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a first rate hotel which is very convenient to the main square of Catania. Great staff, incredible breakfast, and very comfortable room with great bed. The manager was very accommodating with a sense of humor.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Kathy D wrote a review May 2022
Davis, California32 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed here on the last evening of a Rick Steves tour of Sicily. The hotel rooms have been recently updated. They were very comfortable and spacious with lots of windows to open. The bathroom was also good sized by European standards. The staff was friendly and helpful. I was surprised how close we were to the City Center--just a few short walkable blocks away. Best of all was the absolutely sumptuous Breakfast buffet--with great coffee service! I was sorry I wasn't much hungrier!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Our room looked down into the inner open area, which I liked. Although we were adjacent to the...
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Bouboule100 wrote a review May 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
We didn't like: The room overlooks a very small internal patio, it feels like being in a well. The bathroom is large, however the shower area is too small with no door, meaning water all over the floor. There is no hook for the hand towel and it ends up next to the basin, or even better, on the floor! No shower cap nor glasses, essential items in a 4-star hotel. A kettle to make coffee or tea would be appreciated. The room and the bathroom are poorly lit and could be better cleaned. Ventilation noice heard on regular basis. We liked: Comfortable bed and nice, helpful staff.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Luxusdyr wrote a review Apr 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
Beautiful hotel in a great location. Very central yet quiet. Super friendly staff and great cannolis 😋 Walking distance to lovely restaurants. Spacious room with bathtub and huge double bed. My first time in Sicily but definitely not the last. Great food and friendly laidback people
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
David Benjamin wrote a review Mar 2022
Folkestone, United Kingdom2 contributions
The staff were friendly, cheerful and helpful. Front desk were very welcoming - on arrival, when we came down for breakfast and when going out and coming back to the hotel. Antonio in the restaurant was really good and genuinely interested in where we lived and told us how much he loved visiting London. Breakfast choice was excellent - I ate too many cannolis! Our room - on two floors - was ideal. The hotel is very close to the main high street and we enjoyed meals out in 3 of the restaurants which were no more than 100m from the hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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JOHN E S wrote a review Oct 2021
Lake Worth, Florida2 contributions
We had a very nice stay, the rooms were clean and very upscale. We had two rooms, both were nice, both were clean, the beds were very comfortable and wifi worked great. We did not watch any tv as we were on vacation, the breakfast was a la carte and Antonio was very profesional and dedicated. The breakfast was also very good. We chose the hotel because of the location, everything is within walking distance and we were able to park in front of the hotel. The hotel does not have parking of it's own. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: There are only two floors both facing the street but the windows are double pane for noise
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US$114 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaCataniaCentro Catania
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Romano House
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Romano House?
Nearby attractions include Travel to Sicily (0.2 km), First Lounge Bar (0.07 km), and Piazza Duomo (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Romano House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Romano House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Romano House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Romano House?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Romano House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chiosco Sicilia Seltz, Collage Boutique Bar, and Deliziosa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Romano House?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Romano House have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Romano House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Romano House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Romano House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Romano House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.