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Posted On August 28, 2023 By Louis

The Top Hotels in Catania

Catania, a port city on Sicily's east coast, has a long history dating back to around 729 BC. Founded by the Greeks, it is known for its vibrant culture, delicious food, and stunning architecture. If you're looking for luxurious accommodations, you can find a range of 4 and 5-star hotels in Catania making it easy to experience the city's charm while staying in some of the best hotels in Catania Sicily.

How we select the best hotels in Catania

When choosing the best hotels in Catania, we prioritize prime locations near iconic attractions like the Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, Piazza del Duomo, and Via Etnea, allowing guests to easily explore the city's rich cultural heritage. Exceptional guest reviews highlighting stylish decor, impeccable service, top-notch amenities, and memorable dining experiences heavily influence our selections.

We favour properties that seamlessly blend Catania's historic architecture with modern luxuries and design, from converted landmark buildings to chic boutique accommodations that capture the unique sights, sounds, and flavours of this vibrant Sicilian city. Hotels boasting breathtaking views of the majestic Mount Etna are highly sought after, as our curated choices aim to provide an authentic taste of local hospitality and immerse travelers in the essence of Catania's captivating charm.

A map of the best hotels in catania sicily

The areas to stay in Catania

Central Catania

Central Catania, often referred to as the heart of the city, is where you'll find a majority of the city's historical landmarks. Staying in one of the hotels in Catania in this area offers easy access to iconic sites such as the Piazza del Duomo, the Catania Cathedral, and the bustling Via Etnea. The central district is a perfect mix of old and new, with ancient Roman theatres nestled alongside modern shopping streets.

Seaside Areas

For those who crave a coastal experience, the seaside neighbourhoods of Catania offer a tranquil retreat. Areas like La Plaia and Ognina provide beautiful beaches and the chance to enjoy water sports. The seafront promenade, known as Lungomare di Catania, is lined with charming cafes and restaurants where you can savor fresh seafood while gazing at the Mediterranean. Opting for hotels in Catania Sicily in these areas ensures a blend of relaxation and local charm.

The Historical District

Catania's historical district is a UNESCO World Heritage site, celebrated for its baroque architecture. Wandering through the narrow streets of this area, you'll encounter numerous palaces, churches, and monuments that tell the story of the city's rich past. Accommodations in this district often reflect the historical ambience, featuring traditional Sicilian decor and architecture. Choosing Catania hotels in the historical district provides an immersive experience in the city's storied heritage.

Luxury Hotels in Catania Sicily

Luxury hotels provide the best of the best when it comes to accommodations. You can expect spacious and well-furnished rooms and a wide range of amenities, such as plush bedding, marble bathrooms, and in-room technology. The top-notch staff will go the extra mile to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Luxury Catania hotels are typically located in excellent locations in the city centre or close to major tourist attractions.

Romano Palace Luxury Hotel

The Romano Palace Luxury Hotel is a 5-star beachfront Catania hotel. It was the first 5-star hotel in the city, opening its doors in 2004. It is considered one of the best hotels in Catania Sicily.

The hotel is located right on the sandy beach of Catania, and it has a large swimming pool with sun loungers. It also has a gym, dry cleaning services, and much more. The 104 rooms all have a mixture of mosaic and gemstone bathrooms. Central Catania is just 2.5 kilometres from the hotel. 

Find out more information and check the prices for The Romano Palace Luxury Hotel.

Romano Palace Luxury Hotel in Catania room

NH Catania Centro Hotel

In the city centre close to the shopping district is the 4-star NH Catania Centro Hotel. They have 128 rooms with the rooms on the higher floor having breathtaking views of Mount Etna. There is a gym available for guests along with an elevator, a restaurant, and an onsite bar.

This Catania hotel has rooms that are eco-friendly with LED lights and eco toiletries plus have double-glazed windows. It is pet-friendly if you want to take your dogs and cats on holiday.

Find out more information and check the prices for NH Catania Centro Hotel.

NH Catania Centro Hotel Bar

The NH Catania Parco degli Aragonesi

The NH Catania Parco degli Aragonesi is a 4-star hotel in Catania, part of the NH Hotel Group. It is located on the Playa di Catania, a beachfront area in the city. The hotel has a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden. It also has its own private beach for guests.

All of the modern rooms at the NH Catania Parco degli Aragonesi have a private balcony. Some have garden or sea views, and all include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. To add to the privacy and to enjoy a good night's sleep, the walls are soundproofed.

If you are looking for a comfortable and relaxing stay in Catania, the NH Catania Parco degli Aragonesi is a great option. 

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The NH Catania Parco degli Aragonesi swimming pool

Boutique Hotels in Catania

Boutique hotels are a type of hotel that is typically smaller and more intimate than traditional hotels. They often have a unique personality and charm that reflects the local area, and they offer a more personalised experience for guests. The staff at boutique hotels in Catania are typically very attentive and go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. They often know guests' names and preferences, and they are always happy to help with anything that guests need.

The Liberty Hotel

The Liberty Hotel is a 4-star boutique Catania hotel. It is a converted early 20th-century villa in the city centre. The hotel has just 18 rooms that can be reached via the elevator, all of which have stylish furniture, including a mosaic marble bathroom.

I personally love the pillow selection, and the rooms also have free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The staff are multilingual and reception is open 24 hours.

Breakfast is served in the outdoor garden, and drinks are also available in the evening. Babysitting is available for young children. 

Find out more information and check the prices for The Liberty Hotel.

Liberty Hotel Catania Bar

The Katane Palace Hotel

The Katane Palace Hotel is a popular 4-star traditional Catania Hotel. Services include complimentary breakfast, wifi and a 24-hour reception. The staff are multilingual and can recommend excursions all over Catania.

In the hotel, they have a great restaurant, a bar and a courtyard to have breakfast in the morning sunshine. In the afternoon you can sit in the shade, relax and enjoy a game of chess. The rooms are renovated, have air conditioning and also a safe for your valuables.

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Katane Palace Hotel Courtyard in Catania

Palazzo Marletta

One of the best boutique hotels in Catania is Palazzo Marletta. This a palace-converted hotel overlooking the Piazza Duomo.

Rooms are designed full of luxury and range from standard doubles to deluxe doubles that are huge and embrace the Sicilian history.

Close by is the fish market and staff can help with arranging nearby tours of Sicily. Staff can also organise babysitting.

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Luxury deluxe double hotel room in Palazzo Marletta

Family Friendly Hotels

Family-friendly Catania hotels are designed to make your stay with your children as enjoyable as possible. They typically have amenities such as Larger rooms with space for everyone to spread out, Kids clubs with activities and games to keep children entertained and restaurants on-site that serve kid-friendly food. The locations of family-friendly hotels are also chosen with families in mind. They are typically located near things to do in Catania, such as amusement parks, water parks, and zoos. The staff at family-friendly hotels in Catania are also trained to be patient and understanding with children.

Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze

Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze is a 4-star family hotel in the city centre of Catania. It has lots of amenities such as a rooftop garden with views of Mount Etna, 2 restaurants to dine in, a gym and a lounge bar.

There is a wide selection of soundproofed rooms with premium bedding, free wifi, and air conditioning. They are modern with Arab/Norman-styled influence. Highchairs are available throughout alongside extra beds and babysitting services. Palace Catania is located near all the popular attractions in the City.

Find out more information and check the prices for Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze.

Palace Catania Una Esperienze balcony overlooking the city at night

Il Principe Hotel

Close by is the 4* Il Principe Hotel. Their services include babysitting, bicycles to ride around the town and visit all the sites with your family. All furnished rooms have aircon, satellite TV, free wifi and many can fit a large family.

This Catania hotel has a rooftop terrace to look out at the town and an elegant bar to relax at after a long day out.

Find out more information and check the prices for Il Principe Hotel.

Il Principe Hotel luxury double suite

Duomo Suites & Spa

The Duomo Suites & Spa stands as one of the best hotels in Catania being a four-star, four-story hotel situated in the heart of the city. It is near the Catania Cathedral and the shopping district.

Constructed in the 18th century, the hotel retains its allure even after undergoing renovations. Every room boasts a unique design, drawing inspiration from iconic films.

Duomo Suites & Spa has a fantastic wellness spa with many treatments to choose from. On the fourth floor they have a terrace that has views of the whole city. For families, they have babysitting services, extra cribs, and also laundry services.

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Duomo Suites & Spa hotel room

Hotels in Catania City Centre

Palazzo Sangiorgio Catania

Palazzo Sangiorgio, one of the best hotels in Catania Sicily, is a new 5-star hotel in the city centre that has revived an ancient part of Civita's history.

Built on the prestigious Palazzo Hernandez ruins, it retains a noble refinement with modern spaces and services. It offers 25 designer rooms, each unique, plus a Mediterranean restaurant by innovative chef Jonathan Mirabella.

The rooftop features a solarium, solar-heated outdoor Jacuzzi, and panoramic views for guests and locals. Sunset is the perfect time to enjoy an elegant aperitif on the terrace, basking in Sicilian warmth at this hotel in Catania's cultural heart.

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Palazzo Sangiorgio Catania room. One of the best hotels in catania sicily

Romano House

Introducing the 4-star Romano House. It boasts a sophisticated design and an international ambience, skillfully restoring artistic testimonies from the late 17th century.

The finest luxury details and maximum comfort are prioritized. Each room and suite at Romano House is a unique gem, where every single element harmoniously complements the overall atmosphere - from the frescoes adorning the ceilings to the exquisite fabrics, from the ornamental embellishments to the carefully curated lighting.

On the terrace, with a captivating view overlooking the rooftops of Catania's historical "Civita" district, guests can enjoy a fascinating Technogym wellness corner.

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Romano House hotel in catania

20 Miglia Boutique Hotel

20 Miglia Boutique Hotel, one of the best boutique hotels in Catania Sicily, is a unique 4-star hotel embracing the area's virtues within a 20-mile radius from Catania to Mount Etna and Riviera dei Ciclopi. Guests are immersed in an atmosphere rich with historical and archaeological heritage. The renovated early 20th-century building feels like an intimate family home with just 22 rooms.

The sophisticated, romantic rooms range from comfort to junior suites, with elegant bathrooms offering tubs and showers. Each room provides a complimentary Manet device - a digital travel assistant with free unlimited calls and internet connectivity, even outside the hotel without needing Wi-Fi.

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20 Miglia Boutique Hotel in Catania Lobby

Budget-Friendly Hotels in Catania

Budget-friendly hotels are a great way to save money on your trip. They typically offer the basics, such as Wi-Fi, a bed, and a private bathroom or shared bathroom. Some budget-friendly hotels in Catania Sicily may also offer free breakfast.

Hotel Biscari Catania

Hotel Biscari Catania is a baroque-style hotel in Catania city centre. It is great value for money, has excellent reviews and you can usually get a room for under €100 a night.

Hotel Biscare Catania also has many services such as parking, a bar and a beautiful rooftop terrace where you can have breakfast. The rooms are soundproofed, clean and also pretty large. You will find air conditioning.

The staff are polite and can arrange tours for you or let you rent out bicycles to explore the large city.

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Hotel Biscari Catania room with red walls and red sheets

Hotel Sangiuliano

Hotel Sangiuliano is a traditional 3-star Catania hotel in town that has its own winery attached to it. It is cost-effective and has many quadruple rooms for those traveling in a group that is arranged on 2 levels for privacy.

Here you will find free breakfast, and air conditioning in the rooms along with premium Italian sheets and access to a pillow selection. You can go on a winery tour, rent bicycles or the staff can recommend tours around Catania.

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Hotel Sangiuliano Catania Bar

Hotel Villa Romeo

One of the best hotels in Catania when it comes to value is the Hotel Villa Romeo. This is a classic Sicilian hotel in the centre of town.

In Hotel Villa Romeo you will find many rooms to choose from. This includes singles, quadruples and then their incredible green-coloured suites. They have just 25 rooms and all include wifi, aircon and safes.

The amenities at the hotel include a bar, a terrace, and a garden. The staff can also arrange dry cleaning services.

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Classic Sicilian suite at Hotel Villa Romeo

If you are looking for more accommodation in Catania and not just hotels, you can read our blog where to stay In Catania.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best hotels in Catania?

The Romano Palace Luxury Hotel & The Liberty Hotel are the most popular hotels in Catania.

What are the most affordable hotels in Catania?

Hotel Biscari Catania & Hotel Sangiuliano, and Hotel Villa Romeo are the best hotels for value in Catania.

What are the best Catania hotels for families?

The top family hotels in Catania are Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze & Il Principe Hotel.

What facilities can I anticipate at Catania hotels?

The available amenities in Catania hotels depend on your chosen location and personal preferences. If you select a spot near the ocean, a pool might not be part of the package. Budget-friendly hotels generally provide essential amenities. In contrast, a 5-star hotel in Catania is expected to offer a bar, gym, pool, and a variety of other services.

What are the best Catania hotels for couples?

For couples, the top hotels in Catania are The Romano Palace Luxury Hotel & The Liberty Hotel.

What are the best hotels in Catania for breakfast?

The Katane Palace Hotel & Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze have the best breakfast out of all the Catania hotels.

What are the best Catania hotels with a pool?

The Romano Palace Luxury Hotel and The NH Catania Parco degli Aragonesi are the best hotels with a pool in Catania.

What are the best hotels in Catania with a view?

The top hotels with a view in Catania are Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze & Il Principe Hotel.

If you are looking for more accommodation in Catania and not just hotels, you can read our blog that goes into villas and bed & breakfasts.

Tips for booking Hotels in Catania

When booking a hotel in Catania, it is important to read reviews from other guests. This is a great way to get an idea of the property and what to expect. I recommend reading at least 10-20 recent online reviews to get a good overview. Pay attention to both the positive and negative feedback, as this will give you a more balanced picture.

Catania is a popular tourist destination, and hotels can fill up quickly, especially during peak season. To ensure that you get the best possible deal and your preferred hotel room, it is advisable to book your hotel at least 6 months in advance.

If you are planning on renting a car during your trip to Catania, be sure to check the parking situation at your hotel. Some hotels offer free or discounted parking, while others charge a daily fee. This could save you a lot of money, especially if you are staying in a busy area.

Look for hotels with complimentary breakfast: Many hotels in Catania offer complimentary breakfast to their guests. This is a great way to save money and have a delicious breakfast without having to go out.

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