Romano House

Via G. di Prima 20, Catania

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18.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
10
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Really friendly and helpful staff who couldn't do enough for us before and during our stay. Cool rooms. A really lovely restaurant with excellent food.

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

Paul

Stayed May 2015

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Hotel Description

For fans of baroque architecture — churches in particular — the Sicilian coastal city of Catania is an absolute treasure trove. And in a city where a long scenic walk is among the most likely attractions, a centrally located base of operations is essential. Romano House, a 17th-century building rehabilitated in the style of a cosmopolitan boutique hotel, seems tailor-made for the purpose.

While the exterior is a model of old-world propriety, with two rows of modest white balconies jutting from the slate-colored façade, the interior doles out plenty of fun, vibrant accents, beginning with the lobby, where minimalist furniture is bathed in blue light. The hallways have a distinctly Kubrickian futuristic bent, with gleaming white walls lit from below. Each of the fifty guest rooms plays with aesthetic contrasts by laying out contemporary details — flatscreen TVs embedded in the walls, leather headboards, gleaming silver-framed mirrors — beneath an ornately frescoed ceiling (warning: may contain cherubs). Bathrooms drop the baroque homage and go straight for the modern jugular, with sleek marble and rainfall showers.

The bar is hip and angular (the décor a treat for Liza Minnelli fans), while the restaurant serves local specialties in a mod-inflected atmosphere. Expanding culinary horizons within walking distance isn’t a problem due to the hotel’s location, and the staff is aces when it comes to a good recommendation. Additionally, if you happen to be in town from June to September, you’ll appreciate the hotel’s private beach.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 46 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map