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“Overall, very average”
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Hotel Rubens
Ranked #43 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Central location, very useful if you want to spend time in Catania, you can walk everywhere. Unfortunately, the central location makes it very noisy as well in the evenings and at night. I did not get any sleep. The room was clean, but equipped with old creaking furniture, bathroom clean and ok. Breakfast - 3 euros, very average, horrible coffee. Staff nice and friendly, but surprises can happen. We had to pay additionally for breakfast (which we decided to have after we arrived at the hotel). We were leaving on Sunday, only the cleaning lady was there. She did not know how to take a credit card payment, so we gave her cash, and she didn't have any change! She demanded the exact amount, which we did not have, so we had to let go of 1 euro. Very annoying.

Room Tip: Insist on getting a room without the view of Etna. These rooms are giving out to the main street, ho...
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

The hotel was located in the main street of Catania, it had a nice balcony, but it was very noise during the night. Staff was really friendly and helpful, the room was clean, but the overall building and furniture was very very old. We did not have breakfast, because making quick maths, they charge you close to 10€ per person, and since we were 4, it was cheaper to go out.
It was not a bad experience, specially because staff was really nice, and probably without many options we would go back there again, but is not an outstanding experience.

Room Tip: Not towards Via Etnea, because it extremely noisy.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank CeciliaDF
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Hotel Rubens is more a B&B than a hotel, I would say. It is located on Via Etnea, the main shopping avenue in Catania, and it will take you about 30mn to walk to the main station for the hotel (or you can take the bus - bus stops are right next to the hotel). You can see Etan from the balcony, which is a nice touch.
Our room was large with very high ceilings but because it is so close to the main avenue, it gets EXTREMELY noisy with the windows open. Thankfully we had air-con so we did not need to keep the windows open at night.
Toiletries and towels were changed everyday and the owners were friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was OK but nothing special, you get a selection of bread, pastries, cakes, cereals, yoghurt, but overall there is not too much choice and sometimes the bread looked stale (you can toast it so it's not too bad).

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 19 September 2010

We got to the hotel at 7 pm, front door was closed, nobody answered for the buzzer. We buzzed a different B&B in the same buliding. Finally 2 guys managed to reach the owner on the phone and told us that our room is not available yet! We were put in a room in that different hotel 1 floor above Rubens hotel but with no explanation.
No breakfast provided eventhough we paid for it...!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2010

We spent one night in Catania, had to catch an early flight out the following morning. This is a nice place and was perfect for one night. Good location for the airport bus. Good restaraunts in the area. Very clean and secure.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Etnea 196, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
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Ranked #43 of 49 Hotels in Catania
Price Range: RM170 - RM1,797 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Rubens 1*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is ideal for businessmen or tourists right in the heart of the town on the busy main street Via Etnea. The rooms are luminous and equipped with TV – Mini fridge - Telephone - Air conditioning – and shower. ... more   less 
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Rubens Hotel Catania
Hotel Rubens Catania, Italy - Sicily

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