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|Distance to city centre||0.9 km|
|Nearest airport||Catania Fontanarossa|
|Distance to airport||5.7 km|
|"Good breakfast, polite staff"||(in 43 reviews)|
|"Good location and parking available."||(in 30 reviews)|
|"Breakfast excellent Staff very helpful."||(in 48 reviews)|
|"Far from city center"||(in 3 reviews)|
|"They need to renovate the rooms."||(in 10 reviews)|
|"The hotel is very shabby: dirty carpets, peeling wallpaper, unreliable lifts."||(in 7 reviews)|
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|balcony doors||in 8 reviews|
|beautiful hotel||in 54 reviews|
|breakfast was very good||in 61 reviews|
|city center||in 3 reviews|
|dirty carpet||in 7 reviews|
|double delux||in 3 reviews|
|far from city||in 8 reviews|
|good location||in 37 reviews|
|great bar||in 15 reviews|
|location and parking||in 36 reviews|
|lukewarm at best||in 3 reviews|
|mini bar||in 13 reviews|
|need some renovation||in 14 reviews|
|old worn||in 3 reviews|
|plenty of space||in 8 reviews|
|room with a balcony||in 73 reviews|
|staff very helpful||in 61 reviews|
|view of etna||in 11 reviews|
Spacious room, bathroom comfortable, breakfast good, all staff very helpful. Great Location and car parking and guest pick up access was very convenient. The overall hotel building was quite grand however,generally needs restoration throughout.
Carpet and furniture throughout was very dated and threadbare. Elevators not safe, due to door closure not sensitive to obstruction either by a person or object. Room/Door was squeaky, Light fittings were loose and coming away from the walls. Again, the building is quite grand and is in dire need of updating to it's former glory.
At the breakfast time you can get free glass of cava. Kept our luggages free of charge because of the late flight Staff while complaining putted some efforts to fix it Felt safe even the homeless people were sleeping almost by the door of the entrance of it
I have booked the room with the mountain Etna view and a balcony. I have payed more money just to have exactly that room for the very special occasion. They have upgraded me for the suit, but it was just a room with the ugly street view, just a bigger than regular. If I would have a chance and I would just cancel it. Beds were absolutely uncomfortable and the wallpapers were falling apart. Room carpets seems were cleaned properly long time ago and I started having dust allergy (I have small asthma). I am not even talking about dusty curtains. Reception - absoltely useless. When we have asked for the nice beach close by we were guided to some black sand beach with big waves, which is 15 min away. We have walked around 2 hours searching, but the ones around were just rocks or just kinda sandish with a fresh fish seller and come cats around. After making a pit stop at the coffee place and checking google we figured out that the nice one is 25 min drive from where we were. If you ever decide to stay in here just know that reception doesn't know much or doesn't really care. Breakfast for the value of money was absolutely dissapointing as for example coffee of one of our days was finished (more than 1 hour before the breakfast has been finished) as some other things. The staff was just relaxing and having their breakfast just by the side of the guests. Not a good selection of vegetables, just 4 kinds - two types of low quality letuce, worse ever seen tomatoes in Catania and something more what I don't remember. Even boiled eggs were not fresh!!! A bit of fruit, some juice, wafles and so on. No avena flakes, just kellogs style stuff. Looks good from far away. Would highly recomend places for food around the hotel. You will be surprised how good it is comparing to what you are getting in a hotel. Shower in a room was barelly alive as no water preasure and it takes some time to regulate it, sink was clogged.
Room condition not very good - mainly wall coverings peeling off, worn and just a bit 'tired". Breakfast very good, dinner was very poor. Bar service excellent.
Central location to where we needed to be
Too far away from a 4 star hotel standards. Rooms are dirty. A lot of noise coming from doors opening, service elevators to the room. Not worth what you pay
Located in Piazza Verga, in the heart of Catania, the prestigious Mercure Catania Excelsior is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Built in 1953 and newly renovated in 2001, it has 176 rooms, including 12 Grand Suites. Its conference room, banquet room, 7 meeting rooms, restaurant with garden, American Bar and Fitness center make it the ideal solution for business and international meetings.
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- Great reception
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FAQs when booking at Mercure Catania Excelsior
Where is Mercure Catania Excelsior located?
Mercure Catania Excelsior is located at Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, 0.9 km from the centre of Catania. Giardino Bellini is the closest landmark to Mercure Catania Excelsior.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Mercure Catania Excelsior?
Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Mercure Catania Excelsior.
Does Mercure Catania Excelsior offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Mercure Catania Excelsior offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Mercure Catania Excelsior offer free parking?
No, Mercure Catania Excelsior does not offer free parking.
Does Mercure Catania Excelsior offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Mercure Catania Excelsior does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Mercure Catania Excelsior from the airport?
Mercure Catania Excelsior is 5.7 km from Catania Fontanarossa. Mercure Catania Excelsior is 71.7 km from Comiso.
Can you bring pets to Mercure Catania Excelsior?
Yes, Mercure Catania Excelsior is a pet-friendly hotel.
Does Mercure Catania Excelsior have a pool?
No, Mercure Catania Excelsior does not have a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Giardino Bellini 0.8 km
- Orto Botanico 0.9 km
- Roman Amphitheatre 1 km
- Church of the Badia di Sant'Agata 1.3 km
- Palazzo Biscari 1.3 km
- Cattedrale di Sant'Agata 1.3 km
|Catania Fontanarossa||5.7 km|
|Catania Marittima||1 km|