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Manganelli Palace Hotel

Via Recalcaccia 2 Corner Piazza Manganelli, 95131 Catania, Sicily Italy
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#16 of 62 hotels in Catania
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In a prestigious position of the baroque of Catania rises the Manganelli building, an ancient noble residence. The Manganelli Palace borns indoors it, pleasant and exclusive hotel in which refinement and style mingle to draw an elegant and unique environment which represents the new way of sleeping in Catania. Thanks to the strategic position from where you can admire the town, to the wise restoration of the frescoes and to the maximum attention in the details, the classical style is combined with the elegance of the contemporary style offering an exclusive receptivity. Both who travels for pleasure or for business will be surround oneself with rooms elegantly furnished, comfortable and with every comfort.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Rooftop terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Washing machine
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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Gerard B wrote a review Feb 2020
18 contributions8 helpful votes
We had high expectations of this hotel but it just didn’t make the grade. In our ‘superior’ room , the furnishings were worn and looked unclean, the carpet was dirty but at least the bed linen appeared clean. The bathroom was large but a little grimy. We were unable to close the shower door properly so I’m unsure of the function of the lock on it - bizarre. The toilet paper dispenser was a nasty addition, We had the misfortune of staying on a weekend . The noise level outside in the piazza on both nights was appalling. This is not the fault of the hotel but perhaps the ‘superior’ rooms should be facing the courtyard which might reduce the noise level. For all this, the rooms were overpriced.If I had the misfortune of visiting Catania again I would not return to this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Texanstravel wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas13 contributions1 helpful vote
The online photos were beautiful. I love architecture and had really looked forward to coming. I’d tried making a reservation direct with the hotel but they didn’t respond after a day so I booked through a booking service (their website is Italian only). I did email the desk about upgrading my room. After five emails back and forth with them telling me there’s an extra charge and me saying I realize that I gave up. Then I realized I booked one day too many. I’d be checking in Jan 28 and not the 27th. I didn’t expect a refund but the email I got back was downright unfriendly. “we inform you that unfortunately if you will make no-show tomorrow, you should make a new reservation from 28th January to 01th February 2020. Unfortunately there are some conditions to respect with the agency, and your reservation is not refundable in case of no-show at check-in date. Thanks for your comprehension. Best regards Giuseppe Rapisarda” I called the booking service who straightened it out. I asked (nicely) to speak to a manager. No manager is available. I’m really disappointed. Doesn’t help that the room is dark, dingy, and smells of mildew. I’ll add some outside photos tomorrow that will stun you on how different they are from online photos.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
MCDA wrote a review Dec 2019
12 contributions6 helpful votes
The hotel is indeed in a great location for sightseeing. The staff is really polite and as helpful and accomodating as they can. The morning buffet is very pleasant and with outdoor seating. However, the facilities of the rooms themselves really need maintaining and repairing. The bed stand is all worn out and falling into pieces (why dont just remove it?), the arrangements to keep the original ceiling are understandable but render the rooms more noisy and unsettling, there is no hot water neither enough water pressure to take a shower. We understand this was an economic hotel, but there are some minimum requirements that every guest deserves and can be observed everywhere by any owner (such as provoding means to have a decent shower or replacing broken items)
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sherrie T wrote a review Oct 2019
New Jersey5 contributions5 helpful votes
Tucked away on a side street, this place is a find. Staff were friendly and obviously love their jobs. The breakfast selection is delicious and eating in the sun on the patio is the perfect start of the day. Aperitivos and wine at night under the stars left us feeling relaxed and happy to be in this wonderful city.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: The rooms on the main floor have lovely painted ceilings.
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SUZANNE P wrote a review Oct 2019
Slidell, Louisiana26 contributions45 helpful votes
The staff is outstanding. I cannot praise them enough. They are friendly and very helpful. They do need more help at the front desk. Often, five people were in the little lobby for help while the desk clerk scrambled. The beds were comfortable. The hotel is quirky and charming. Breakfast was excellent. I take issue with the management. We had requested an larger room with an upgraded bathroom and the workmanship and repairs were shoddy, someone sloppily caulked the tub over mold, and drains that don’t work properly. Housekeeping attempted to remove the mold and were able to only reach that which had grown out from under the caulking. We were in and out the bath as quickly as we could. Soaking in the jacuzzi tub wasn’t an option. The hall lights are on motion detector switches that only trip as you are walking toward the room. In the opposite direction, You are in the dark til you pass the light. The lack of attention to details, some important (mold), some not (light timing), made me concerned for what we might not be seeing. This makes me think someone is not watching over the entirety of the property and operation.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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US$65 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manganelli Palace Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Travel to Sicily (0.3 km), First Lounge Bar (0.2 km), and Chiesa San Benedetto (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chiosco Sicilia Seltz, Collage Boutique Bar, and Docalquadrato.
Are any cleaning services offered at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Manganelli Palace Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Manganelli Palace Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Piazza Duomo (0.3 km), Palazzo Biscari (0.4 km), and Chiesa di San Nicolo All'Arena (0.6 km).