Hotel Romano House

Via Giovanni di Prima nr. 20, 95131 Catania, Sicily Italy
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#13 of 63 hotels in Catania
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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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
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
VIP room facilities
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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JOHN E S wrote a review Oct 2021
Lake Worth, Florida2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are only two floors both facing the street but the windows are double pane for noise
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Nina_Black wrote a review Aug 2021
Ruesselsheim, Germany916 contributions126 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located in an old building that‘s been modernised in a very elegant, modern, full-of-light design. The rooms have a/c, tv, fridge, hairdryer and are functionally, yet elegantly designed. The breakfast was served according to a menu (Covid19-related) with countless options. The staff in the restaurant as well as at the reception was very kind & helpful and spoke quite a few languages. The location is practical with train/bus station and city centre in walking distance.
Upon arrival the floor in my room and bathroom was covered in strands of long black hair. But this was cleaned up instantly when I informed the rexeption.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jean-Jacques14x wrote a review May 2023
Douglas, United Kingdom30 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On two occasions I stayed here. Both times the TV didn't seem to function but who comes to Italy to watch TV! The rooms don't have tea/coffee facilities and in one room there was no bedside table. The rooms could have done with a deep clean. That being said the staff are most helpful and efficient even allowing one to speak Italian. The breakfast choices are plentiful and the bar also offers toasted sandwiches. If arriving at Catania airport I would advise taking the Alibus (4 Euro) getting off at Stop 11 Corso Sicilia. The street is a bit run down and there is a lively red light area further down.
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Date of stay: May 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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MrsWorldwide wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is clean and nicely furnished, both the public areas as well as the rooms. The staff is super helpful and also entertaining (e.g., Antonio at the bar) - we felt really welcome. The breakfast is great - they have a lot of choice, and the americano will wake you up even if you slept badly. I would definitely choose this hotel again when in town!

There are only two small downsides:
1. The street is quite loud, which is of course not the hotel's fault and you can always close your window.
2. The maximum water temperature in the shower is a single degree too cold for my taste, which they cannot change for some reason either.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: I would guess that the rooms not having a window towards the street are more silent, if there are...
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Wogen wrote a review Sept 2021
San Francisco, California16 contributions32 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Avoid this hotel at any rate!!
It is located in a shady area with shady people around. The public parking lot nearby appears dangerous.
The rooms are not well cleaned. There is dirt on the floor throughout the room. There are no drinking glasses in the room for water. There is only one towel for two people in a double room. Wifi did not work in the room. They fixed that by bringing a router to the room.
There are no other tv channels than Italian.
Worst thing, we came back at 10.30 pm to go to bed, and find air condition is not working and it is 28 degrees C in the room. Proposed solution by the hotel manager: you pack up all your luggage now and move to a small room on the ground floor that may be air conditioned. We spend the night sleepless, as our flight leaves early.
This hotel is a shame for Italian tourism. What a terrible conclusion to our Sicily vacation. Avoid this hotel at all cost.
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Date of stay: September 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: None that I have seen
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Joelle G wrote a review Jun 2022
Strasbourg, France12 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Me L wrote a review Sept 2020
London, United Kingdom351 contributions87 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Modern stylish hotel. The rooms were spacious and clean. 2 little negatives: one of the light switches in the room wasn’t working, but more bizarrely there was some kind of mesh that was used to cover up the window, which I think was to stop people looking in, but looked more like some junk dumped outside the window.
Breakfast was very good and well managed given Covid restrictions. A QR code on the table shows you the large variety available and the waiter brings it all out of the kitchen for you.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jean-Marc P wrote a review Dec 2022
Geneva, Switzerland24 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice old place.
We got the feeling that the bed sheet were already used before us, not changed for us.
We got a nice upgrade to room 212, for some reason, there was an electrical noise, between 31 and 33 decibels, depending where in the room.
Small shower, not 4 big persons.
Nice breakfast place.
One light didn't work in our room, many lights didn't work at the breakfast place!
Nice guy at the reception.
They save everywhere they can, the Ham was too old and tasted awfully bad. They replied that it depends on the quality they get......And how often they serve it again....
Not sur if the AC was working.
No water, no tea or coffee machine.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bouboule100 wrote a review May 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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axel wrote a review Oct 2022
Cambria, California6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location in town ,close to train station about 1 km and downtown,rooms are spacious,beds great. balcony in rooms and bathrooms are very nice, would really recommend this nice hotel to couples,service and personell is excellent and I teally loved the terrace with its charming water fountain/wall,sun chairs and a good place to switch off. Too bad but no pool, but then I wouldn’t have left the hotel to discover the city
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NikNakSpav asked a question Oct 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom22 contributions21 helpful votes
Can anyone give me any good Restaurant recommendations local to the hotel please. Thank you.
NikNakSpav asked a question Oct 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom22 contributions21 helpful votes
Can anyone give me any good Restaurant recommendations local to the hotel please? Thank you.
Answer from romanohouse
Catania, Italy
Hello, the bus you need to pickup is Alibus, and the nearest bus stop arriving from the airport is at the train station. best regards.
Zara N asked a question Feb 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, is there parking, and what does it cost per day?
Answer from Gweilow
Aberdeen, United Kingdom115 contributions65 helpful votes
As the hotel is smack dab in the centre of the city, there is a constant battle for parking. Having said that, we found it easy to find street parking all around the hotel but you have to be prepared to keep paying the meter. We didn't find this so intrusive actually as everything to see is within walking distance. Another way to solve the problem is not to have a car in the city and rent one as required. There are lots of rental offices in the city for this purpose. In brief, fly in to Catania, take a bus or taxi into town, walk the city to see the sights and rent a car when you would like to.
bobNewmarket asked a question Sept 2014
Newmarket, United Kingdom128 contributions33 helpful votes
Are towels available on the beach
Answer from Outandabout22
United Kingdom55 contributions40 helpful votes
This hotel is not near the beach. It is in the centre of Cantania.
Ruth W wrote a tip Oct 2023
Buderim, Australia48 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Staff are very helpful,"
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Jeanniehu wrote a tip Oct 2023
Calgary, Canada55 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to the happy hour at the hotel bar! Offsite parking easy and close"
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Sightsee27396052307 wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were in a great part of town. Close to many restaurants, bars, parking and ATM's. I highly recommend. "
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Victoria wrote a tip Mar 2023
28 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be careful, out room had mould. It smelled bad."
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ddm1001 wrote a tip Jan 2023
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida60 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for a room with a single floor design and with curtains"
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PRICE RANGE
RM 702 - RM 903 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaCataniaCentro Catania
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Romano House
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Romano House?
Nearby attractions include Chiesa di San Giuliano (0.4 km), Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata (0.4 km), and Palazzo Biscari (0.4 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 Don Peppinu Catania, Chiosco Sicilia Seltz, and Calarittu.
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.
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