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Romano House

Via G. di Prima 20, Catania, Sicily, Italy

  • Exterior

  • Hall

  • Restaurant & Exterior

  • Room

  • Room

  • Room

  • Room

  • Hall & Restaurant

  • Restaurant


  • Rooms : 18.5
  • Service : 18.0
  • Public Spaces : 18.5

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From €89 (approx. $98)
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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.

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • Guaranteed 4pm check-out
  • 20% discount on a la carte menu items in restaurant
  • One complimentary glass of Italian sparkling wine or one cocktail, per guest, upon arrival
You can purchase Tablet Plus during your booking for 195 US$. Learn More
  • Romano House
  • Via G. di Prima 20
  • Catania, Sicily, Italy

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

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