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Stesicorea Palace

Piazza Stesicoro 56, 95131 Catania, Sicily Italy
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#33 of 62 hotels in Catania

Finding an ideal hotel in Catania does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Stesicorea Palace, a nice option for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Catania, Stesicorea Palace is located a short distance from Chiesa San Benedetto (0.2 mi) and Piazza Università (0.2 mi).

Rooms at Stesicorea Palace provide a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Stesicorea Palace guests have access to 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage. You can also enjoy free breakfast. Need a place to park? Parking is available at Stesicorea Palace.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Catania tapas restaurant such as Uzeta Bistro Siciliano, which is a short distance from Stesicorea Palace.

If you’re looking for something to do, Monastero dei Benedettini (0.5 mi) and Piazza Duomo (0.3 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Stesicorea Palace.

Stesicorea Palace looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Catania.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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DVB311 wrote a review Jan 2020
Piraeus Region, Greece129 contributions58 helpful votes
I wouldn't recommend staying at this hotel more than a couple of days and only if you are on a tight budget. It is dirty and smelly. On one of the days during our stay, the whole room smelled like a sewer. More strangely, there was a hatch in the wall, which was boarded up with thin plywood. There is dust and dirt everywhere! The bathroom is unclean and one of the (fresh) towels had pubic hair on it... They don't change the towels or refresh the toilet paper and there are NO toiletries. The beds and pillows are uncomfortable and the blankets dirty. Although the building is old and outdated, I think the biggest problem of this hotel is it's TOTAL lack of cleanliness. On the plus side, it is very central and the stuff is really helpful and kind.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: The rooms at the back are quieter.
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Dave_travel_reviews wrote a review Sep 2019
Birkirkara, Malta110 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is in Piazza Stesicoro, very central in Catania. When you get there you see a small door, hardly noticeable. Behind it, 2 floors of stairs, which lead you to the reception. The staff were very, very friendly. Stressing on the "very" because they go out of their way to be helpful. When we got there, we realised that parking is a nightmare, so we called and asked whether there's anywhere we can leave the car to drop the suitcases. The receptionist immediately told us that she'll come down to help and they came down and took our suitcases. They also gave us pointers on where to park and directed us towards a paid and guarded carpark in the area. When we checked in, they gave us room for four, which was actually a flatlet with 2 bedrooms, shower & toilet, kitchenette and dining table. This was also air-conditioned. The only reason that I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that the hotel itself requires some TLC. Otherwise everything is perfect (staff, location, amenities, etc...) -------------- Some additional notes for potential travellers. There is a McDonald's just below the hotel that stays open till midnight. A restaurant that is very popular is also around 20 metres (1 minute walk) away from the hotel - Trattoria del Cavaliere. It has very good prices and genuine food. Cover charge of €1 per person. Round the other corner there is Via Etnea which leads to the Cathedral at one end and to the public garden at the other end.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Matt H wrote a review May 2019
Froxfield, United Kingdom69 contributions31 helpful votes
So we booked this place via BA Holidays, and arrived late on a Sunday evening. We were shown to a room right next to the reception area marked with "PRIVATE" on the door, which had no external view from the window at the back, as it was totally "frosted" (like bathroom glass, etc). The bathroom was tiny, there was a noisy fridge in the room, and most strangely there was a hatch in the wall, which was boarded up with thin plywood. Reception was just the other side of this, and all night we could hear every tiny squeak, whisper, step, and conversation in the reception area. We asked to be moved for the next night, and we were, to a room at the far end of the hallway (marked simply "B" while all the other rooms had numbers), right in the corner of the building. It was quite shabby, and while we readied ourselves for that night we decided to call it quits and booked elsewhere for the rest of our holiday, having found a much nicer place online through Trip Advisor. I wish we'd checked Trip Advisor first before booking this place through BA. We have let them know about our issues here. It's a place which is fine for a night or two if you're on a tight budget, and just need a bed & basic bathroom, but it's certainly not "palacial" as the name suggests, and not a place I would recommend. It's more like a glorified hostel.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Robyn31r wrote a review Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
we just stayed there the 1 night, after being in a really bad place. Really helpful, excellent service, very helpful staff they go out of their way to assist, speak really good English. Walking distance to a lot of the attractions.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely but try and get one at the back of the hotel
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HarTeeuw wrote a review Aug 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands335 contributions49 helpful votes
Now here is a place right in the centre of Catania.... the rooms are old... yes, it has a charm too but.... it just needs an uplift. Bathroom with shower... the shower wall is just cracking and old... air conditioner sometimes stops working if the net is over used... and when you come in there is a pretty steep staircase to climb... I did not book this place myself ... But.... the very positive thing about this hotel is its staff... they are just wonderful!!!
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$35 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaCataniaCentro Catania
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stesicorea Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Stesicorea Palace?
Nearby attractions include Travel to Sicily (0.3 km), First Lounge Bar (0.3 km), and Chiesa San Benedetto (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stesicorea Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Stesicorea Palace?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Stesicorea Palace?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Stesicorea Palace?
Yes, street parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stesicorea Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chiosco Sicilia Seltz, Docalquadrato, and Collage Boutique Bar.
Does Stesicorea Palace have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Stesicorea Palace offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Stesicorea Palace?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Stesicorea Palace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Stesicorea Palace?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Piazza Duomo (0.5 km), Palazzo Biscari (0.6 km), and Chiesa di San Nicolo All'Arena (0.6 km).