Catania is the second largest city in Sicily, home to a very busy international airport, commercial seaport and lots of tourist attractions such as piazza duomo also known as Duomo square – the very center of Catania. There is lots to see and do in Catania but of course, no trip to Sicily is possible without somewhere safe, clean and comfortable to lay your head at night. We have collated a list of the best hotels in Catania to make your holiday planning a breeze!
While you’re here
Just one hour drive from Catania airport is the beautiful seaside town of Taormina. You really don’t want to miss a trip to this beautiful place while you are already so close! Don’t have a hire care? Not to worry, there are approximately 30 trains per day travelling between Catania and Taormina The journey by train is only 50 minutes. Check out our list of the best hotels in Taormina or if you are planning to travel to other areas of Sicily, this page will guide you.
Our List of the Best Hotels in Catania
Travelers, businessmen and businesswomen will often be transiting through Catania and looking for somewhere to stay that is nearby the airport. Catania International Airport Hotel is located in a quiet area just five minutes from the airport. The hotel offers free parking as well as a complimentary shuttle bus to Catania airport which is just 450 meters away. This is one of the best hotels in Catania for a comfortable stay before international flight departure, particularly early morning flights.
The rooms have everything you need to be comfortable and all that you would expect from an airport hotel; air conditioning, LCD TV screens including Sky channels and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant offers an a la carte menu with local and international cuisine. We would suggest steering clear of the mini bar noting a small bottle of water was charged €10 to our room but otherwise this hotel made for a very comfortable stay the night before our early morning flight departure.
The Romano Palace Luxury hotel is a 5-star hotel located 10 minutes from Catania International Airport via taxi. An ideal stay if you are just arriving in Catania or have a flight the next day.
The accommodation features a big pool, onsite parking and 25 hectares of well-maintained gardens. Located just across the road from the beach with change rooms available at the beach, hotel guests receive a complimentary ticket to enjoy the Lido beach facilities, a saving of €10, just ask at reception for your pass.
Reliable wi-fi is included in the price of your stay as well as complimentary breakfast where you can enjoy fresh pastries, fruits, cold cuts, cereal and coffee. Soak up the spectacular view of the sandy beaches from the terrace of the building or joy a glass of prosecco on the roof top terrace with views of Mount Etna, after a tiring day at the beach. You might also wish to enjoy a warm massage inside the spa treatment room or opt for in-room services.
For those travelling for business, the hotel has on-site meeting and conference rooms which can be booked at reception or reserved in advance by calling prior to your stay.
While you are on a business trip in Sicily or just a holiday that you need to have a quiet and comfortable stay, then Liberty Hotel Catania has you covered. The hotel is located 15 minutes’ walk from the historic town center.
They offer silent but exquisite rooms which are old-fashioned but comfortable making the whole atmosphere relaxed and peaceful. Guests will enjoy free Wi-fi during their stay as well as on-site parking and a complimentary breakfast with cold meats, cakes, Sicilian pastries, fresh fruit, water, tea and coffee. The hosts, Silvio and Valentina could not be more friendly or hospital, offering tips and recommendations for things to see and do in the local area.
They also offer salon and barbershop services to their clients throughout their stay there. Each room has air conditioning, television, telephone and safety boxes to store your valuables.
What really sets Hotel Centrum Catania apart is that they allow pets on the premises, so if you are planning to make a Sicily vacation with your pet, this is one of the best hotels in Catania for you.
The hotel offers complimentary breakfast which you can request to be served in your room at no extra charge if you would rather avoid the breakfast rush in common areas. The homemade pistachio cake is certainly the star of the breakfast offering, cake lovers, make sure you try it! The rooms are super clean and location is central providing easy access to all key areas of interest in Catania and easy walking distance to the train and bus stations.
The staff provide a great service and are happy to assist with recommendations, they will also provide guests with a map of the local area to help you explore Catania.
B&B Sciara Larmisi is located in the center of Catania just 500 meters from Piazza Duomo. The hotel is considered one of the cleanest and best hotels in Catania.
Slippers and toiletries are provided to guests with options for Italian or continental breakfast served on the beautiful terrace when weather permits. They were also very kind to arrange a breakfast for us even though we were leaving very early in the morning on our last day – that’s service!
If you haven’t already organized a rental car, the B&B offers bike hire and care hire for guests convenience but if using public transport is your preference then getting to and from the airport won’t be an issue as the Alibus airport shuttle bus stop if just 50 meters away from the property.
The rooms are spacious, with private bathrooms and the wi-fi internet connection worked well. Tip: the corner rooms overlook the piazza and can be a little noisy so we recommend requesting a room in other areas of the accommodation.
The hotel Villa Romeo is a 3-star hotel in the center of Catania. They have balconies where you can sit, relax and have a view of the country’s museums or enjoy Aperitivo with a drink from the bar.
They also have clean and comfortable rooms with air conditioning, digital televisions, minibars and smoking zones for their visitors. The rooms are not large but tastefully decorated.
While not as central as some of the other hotels, Villa Romeo is roughly 15 minutes’ walk from the city center and close to the bus stations and central railway station.
Parents rejoice, II Principe Hotel Catania offers childcare services so that you can enjoy every moment in one of the best hotels in Catania, all while your children are taken care of. Time to put your feet up mum and dad – or explore with your significant other.
II Principe Hotel is in the charming central area of Catania near shopping and the main attractions. We recommend calling ahead to reserve the valet parking, particularly during peak season.
Continental breakfast is complimentary together with a strong Wi-Fi connection. Each room is stocked with a minibar, television but not coffee making facilities in the room.
The hotel offers smoking rooms for guests so be sure to request a non-smoking room if that is your preference.
Which of the Best Hotels in Catania will you choose?
The hard part is deciding which hotel from this list of the best hotels in Catania is the right one for you! Hopefully we have been able to help you choose from the best hotels in Catania. Leave a comment below if you have any questions or wish to connect with others who love Sicily as much as we do.
Wishing you an unforgettable time while you visit Catania.
Alicia & Daniele.