We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Il Principe Hotel

Show Prices
#11 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Il Principe Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

947 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Il Principe Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 434: English reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We arrived via rental car after spending a week on a cruise. We used a GPS to find our way to the hotel, but there was plenty of signage to assist us. The one way streets were a minor inconvenience, but the staff assisted us by taking care of our car right away. Upon checking in, the staff assisted us...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Terry S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Just perfect location, comfortable rooms, helpful staff who don't stop smiling and nothing is too much for them. We had 4 fantastic nights. Would definitely go back! The only but would be that our room 206 had a rather small bathroom...if you are a tall person your legs would hit the shower doors, so ask to see your bathroom before...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ChioChuca
usa
Reviewed 15 October 2012 via mobile

Right near the heart of Catania is this perfect gem. An old building with all the newest amenities and only a few blocks from the central bus station. The money saved on a taxi can give you a fabulous dinner at one of the nearby restaurants that open after eight o clock. They appear by magic.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Pagosatravelbumusa
Crete, Nebraska
Reviewed 14 October 2012

A very high quality hotel in a great location, just off the Duomo square but in a quiet off street with no noise. The room is average size for Europe, very modern with hardwood floor and very clean. The bathroom is nice with a handheld shower mounted OK for normal use, though there's no tray to put anything in the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Tom709
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Excellent hotel. We had booked this for one night as a stop-over en route to Palermo but we will be very happy to return at some future date for a more extended stay. The staff were welcoming and helpful and the room was stylish, comfortable and clean. Breakfast was also excellent. Free wi-fi was great (once we remembered to collect...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Celia H
Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2012

This hotel is very central and less than 10 minutes walk from the bus from the airport (which costs 1 Euro). The breakfast is great - best of the 6 hotels we stayed in in Sicily - a reasonable choice if you don't fancy cake! The bathroom was very nice but the bedroom was a little bit poky - would...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank DebbieWoWos
malta
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Nice hotel in the centre of Catania, just few metres from Piazza Duomo. Good size rooms, helpful staff and good choice for breakfast. The bathrooms needs some maintence but overall it was a nice experience.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank rosyg
Newbury, Berkshire.
Reviewed 4 October 2012

We have recently returned from a 7 night stay at this hotel and certainly have no complaints. Wonderful location with plenty of good restaurants only minutes away and only a couple minutes walk to Via Etnea, the Cathedral and markets. The hotel is excellent - very helpful staff, a good breakfast and the bonus of free wi-fi. Highly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Moriston
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 October 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night while our Sicily tour. The location is amazing, rooms are fabulous. Service very friendly, owner on the premises as they are extending this great hotel with even greater rooms (We had the privilege of visiting the new annex) We won't hesitate to recommend it and if back to Catania we will definitely...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Aline K
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2012

We had no problem finding this hotel as it is only less than 5min from Duomo piazza in the heart of the Baroque District of Catania. This is a great City to explore and this Hotel plus the fantastic weather really made it a great holiday. Help with bus times for day trips was no trouble for the reception staff...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 619reviewer

338 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (155)
Viewed
Room/Suite (38)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (24)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
4:40
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (55)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (156)
Viewed
Amenities (14)
Viewed
Comfort Standard Room (22)
Viewed
De Luxe (19)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Suite (39)
Viewed
The Hotel (47)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (27)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Catania hotels
UNA Hotel Palace
#2 of 49 in Catania
1,512 reviews
Centro Catania
Liberty Hotel
Liberty Hotel
#1 of 49 in Catania
711 reviews
Hotel Villa Romeo
#4 of 49 in Catania
484 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Centro Catania
Hotel Romano House
Hotel Romano House
#10 of 49 in Catania
566 reviews
Borgo-Sanzio
Hotel Etnea 316
Hotel Etnea 316
#5 of 49 in Catania
465 reviews
Borgo-Sanzio
NH Catania Centro
NH Catania Centro
#6 of 49 in Catania
957 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Il Principe Hotel is surrounded by baroque architecture in Catania's historic centre. Located on the Alessi Steps between Via Etnea and Via Crociferi, it offers free Wi-Fi. The rooms at Il Principe Hotel Catania all have parquet floors and elegant furnishings. Each room includes satellite TV and a private bathroom. A continental buffet breakfast is served daily in the dining room. Guests can also relax in the hotel's American piano bar. Il Principe Hotel lies 1.5 Km from Catania Centrale Train Station. The airport is a 12-minute drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Principe Hotel

Address: Via Alessi 20-26 | Centro Storico, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Price Range: $126 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Principe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Agoda, Odigeo, Travelocity and HotelTravel.com so you can book your Il Principe Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Il Principe Catania
Hotel Il Principe
Il Principe Hotel Catania, Sicily
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Catania
#4 Romantic Hotel in Catania
#5 Family Hotel in Catania
#7 Luxury Hotel in Catania
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Il Principe Hotel staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question
Manchester, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, California
over a year ago
Houston, Texas

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Il Principe Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for pictures of YOUR room. There are different rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 6713, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have better views, check with reception. If you need a hot tub, make sure to ask.”
 of 5 bubbles C_72n, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to ask for a room with good WiFi reception”
 of 5 bubbles shervins2015, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the lifts”
 of 5 bubbles quickchick2015, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I liked the room I had in the bldg next to the reception a little better than the one in the reception bldg.”
 of 5 bubbles martinmJ7812QM, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay