BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo,  Catane

4.0/5  - based on 788 guest reviews.
Via Dottor Consoli 27, 95124, Catania, Italy - See map
+39 095 32 5330 +39 095 71 51818

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The BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo in Catania is located close to the city centre and it is ideally positioned to reach the harbor, the rail station and the airport. Sixty three comfortable rooms equipped with satellite television, pay television, Free Internet Wi-Fi connection, mini bar, safe for PC and hairdryer. Bar, meeting rooms and private car parking. Modern and comfortable, it is known for the warm atmosphere that welcomes the guests and for the kind professionalism of the staff. 10% national VAT included. Local city fee is 1. 50 Eur per night, per adult over 18 years old. The additional fee is excluded and it will be paid directly at the hotel. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo,Catane
  • 4
    « A short break in Catania »

    I have just returned from a four day break in Catania staying at the Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo on a bed and breakfast basis. The hotel and the rooms are very clean. The rooms are very spacious and quiet. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Room service is very good and rooms are cleaned every day and towels changed on a daily basis. The breakfast was very abundant with a good variety of items included English breakfast. If you intend to visit Catania do not hesitate to book at the Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo which is in the centre of Catania.

    5
    « excellent stay with the best value! »

    good location, clean rooms and comfort sleep and the best-value of stay in Catania! parking is reasonable. However, the elevator is too small and slow and sometimes it's easir to climb up - but not with kids or big luggages!

    5
    « Hidden gem, not far from anywhere! »

    What a wonderful surprise this hotel was. Every interesting place (fish market, cathedral, elephant square, Bellini gardens etc etc) was walking distance (20-30 min walk). The rooms are excellent with balcony, the wifi is free and breakfast is wonderful. Sky TV channels were free as well. Staff was good and very helpful. Overall, a wonderful experience, I would repeat it again if I came to Catania again.

    5
    « Found something I did not expect »

    This Hotel is rated as 3 star but when I used it, I found something I did not expect. This Hotel is to be rated 4 star. Great staff, very nice rooms, good breakfast, free internet, TV with Sky in different languages. It is situated in a quite area of Catania behind Bellini Gardens. 10 to 15 minutes walk from the centre. I really recommend this Hotel.

    4
    « whats not to like? »

    stayed here beginning of october in a double room on the fifth floor. view to back of hotel so no road noise. it had a large balcony. room was spacious and spotlessly clean. air conditioning was great and so was water pressure. towels and linen changed regularly. Staff were all nice and friendly. They booked trips and showed me how to use their computer which i needed for boarding passes. Large buffet breakfast and again staff were lovely. There is a coffee machine but the waiter will bring you capuchino and anything else you need. The area may not be the prettiest but is perfectly safe. It is only a 10 min walk through a lovely park to the main street. There was nothing i did not like about the hotel and would happily reccommend

    3
    « Hidden out of centre but sufficient »

    Don´t try to find it in the centre. It is 300 m from Giardino Bellini, but far from Cathedral, or Castello Ursini. There is friendly staff. Good breakfast. Just Italian TV programmes and no international press in the lobby. Just Italian. There is supermarket Siply nearby - 10 min walk. Maybe good for business travellers or walking lovers. Not for tourists who want to be in living town.

    4
    « Good value hotel »

    We had 2 nights in Best Western Mediterraneo. The staff were polite and helpful and very willing to assist. Our room on 4th floor was clean and tidy if somewhat dated in decor. But it all worked and the bed comfortable. The breakfast was adequate and very reasonably priced. We found it an easy walk from the hotel to the town Centre to attractions and shops. Dinner we ate at their recommended LA Terrazza del Barone , a 250 metre walk. The food was yummy and very reasonable. We will recommend the hotel to friends.

    4
    « Pleasant Hotel. »

    Nice comfortable hotel about 15-20 minute walk to centre. Rooms are good and nice size. Free Wifi, good breakfast for only 3 euro per person. Staff are very helpful. Nice restaurants close by and in centre. A good choice if staying in Catania.

    3
    « Decent »

    The staff was friendly and the beds were comfortable. The room had a large bathroom with shower and tub. If you want a washcloth, you will have to specifically ask for them. The streets surrounding the hotel were dirty but we never felt unsafe walking around. I would stay here again.

    3
    « Last minute booking »

    Due to a train strike our plans were thrown into chaos. Booking here at short notice was a godsend as it was in complete contrast to our previous hotel, a 4 star. Staff extremely helpful and friendly, room was large and comfortable, bathroom was excellent. Breakfast once again,a typical European continental, was ample. A 12 noon checkout was good for us as we had a 3pm flight to catch. Situated close to the centre of Catania most attractions were accessible by walking. A good stopover hotel.

  • 5
    « Perfect for short stay. »

    Very pleased that hotel had read our requests before we arrived and given us a room that had all of our requests. Good sized rooms, comfortable beds, very clean and good air con, city view from balcony, quiet for a good nights sleep. Easy parking, fee for certain hours. 10 min easy walk to Benedictine monastery, then 3 mins to Roman theatre, 2 to Duomo. Good breakfast for 3 euro each. Baronne local restaurant 200m away was good value and entertaining. On top of this was very competitive price. Would recommend and stay again if in Catania.

    5
    « Execelente »

    Excellent hotel. Well located. Great service. Very comfortable rooms. Close to all the amenities of the city and easy access to transportation, but you can reach many tourist points by walking . Unfortunately it not offers free parking.

    5
    « All considered is a good hotel »

    I stayed in Best Western Mediterraneo from 4 to 12 September 2016 in room 406. There is not much you can say in terms of criticism about this hotel. The rooms are clean and adequate for a short medium stay and there is a balcony. You have satellite TV including all sports. Bathroom is large and there is a lot of storage room for cloths. Breakfast is also good, very tasty and you can also order a "granita". The staff is particularly nice and professional. Location is acceptable. Wifi free and works well. Also free newspapers available at reception.

    4
    « Just What We Wanted! »

    Had a group of 40 conducting a battlefield tour for 5 days. The staff were courteous and helpful. The rooms were small (Single) but more than adequate for our needs. AC excellent! Used a Conference Room each day for our pre-day briefings

    4
    « Good choice »

    Excellent value for the price. It's not in the city center, but it's only short walk to most popular destinations. About 45 min walk to the rocky beach. The room was large and clean, with a large shower and great air conditioning. It has a fridge and safe. Our room had a balcony, but no chairs or table. The staff was friendly. They do have a bar and room service. The breakfast selection was large, and the quality adequate. We've had better quality of food at other hotels in Italy. Overall, would go back.

    4
    « A Clean Comfortable Hotel »

    ear Hotel Mediterraneo, We would just like to send to all the staff at your hotel a very Big Thank You for making our stay with you so wonderful and pleasent.We were really blessed that you could find the extra night to stay with you,as there would have been nowhere for us to stay at Catania Airport due to our own mistake,.We found the hotel to be very clean and comfortable,the breakfast gave an excellant amount of choice,

    4
    « Very Good Hotel »

    I have spent 4 nights here. The room was spotless and large, with all the amenities you expect from a good hotel, including a water kettle and tea and coffee, to make coffee in the room. The only thing that I did not like was that driving to the hotel, you drive through a lot of rundown dirty streets, full of grafitti, which gives you the impression that you are in a slum area. But the street the hotel is situated is not that bad.

    3
    « Decent Hotel »

    We did all our travelling by public transport so here's a bit of advice as I found it quite difficult - You can get the AMT Alibus from the airport to Catania train station (€4) which enables you to take any other AMT bus within 90 mins of stamping the ticket (you can buy tickets on board). This bus comes every 25 mins and is quite punctual. From the train station you can get the 431N bus which takes you to Via Lago di Nicito (closest stop to the hotel). We tried this option but we waited for this bus at the train station for over an hour (it arrived eventually but the driver left and we didn't have the patience to see him come back) so we eventually walked (about half an hour walk). Instead you could stay on the Alibus and get off at Bellini Ovest and walk through the park (if it's not late and you don't have too much luggage) as that is just a 5-10min walk. We actually got the Alibus from here to the airport. The hotel is fairly close to the city centre (the main shopping/eating area of Via Etnea), there is a park in between which provides a nice stroll and there are a few nearby restaurants/bakeries and a mini supermarket. The surrounding area isn't the prettiest, by day it is quite busy but by night I didn't feel as safe as it is quite quiet, dimly lit and you hear sirens quite a bit. The hotel itself is quite aged but the staff were super friendly and helpful (we had many questions) and our room - 508 - was spacious and clean. The only problem was that our door was quite hard to lock (turn the lock too many/few times and the door would open when you turn the handle - still don't quite understand) and the doors slam quite loudly on close.

    5
    « Good Location »

    This location is not too large but located in a central location and within 10-20 minutes walk of the major attractions and the beach. It is in a relatively quiet area and some good very local restaurants. Some specialize in Horse Meat - which I did not touch.

    4
    « Good hotel reasonable location. »

    Located in the heart of the city and a 5 min walk to some descent bars and restaurants. Staff are very helpful, breakfast is your standard euro fair, parking is limited and best left to hotel staff to do for you. Rooms are adequate with descent aircon.

  • 4
    « Good Location in Catania »

    Stayed at this hotel two nights 6-2-16 and 6-3-16 Arrived from Taormina by train and a short 15 minute bus ride to the hotel A short 15 minute walk to the main street in Catania A great restaurant right down the street from the hotel Staff at hotel were nice- good breakfast, good internet, and a short 15 minute cab ride toCatania Airport

    4
    « Good business-type hotel »

    The hotel is good if a bit nondescript. Full of business people on a Friday; all left by Saturday. The location for a tourist is so-so only; a fast walk to the center of Catania took 20 minutes; we took a taxi back. The taxi driver described the area of the hotel as "Our Bronx". That was a bit of exaggeration, but it sure doesn't look too good. Otherwise, everything worked in the hotel as it should. The staff was a bit overworked, but helpful.

    3
    « Just average. »

    Clean spacious room however very dated and not aesthetically appealing. Wifi in room is non existent even though there is signal and very limited in the foyer. Breakfast is very basic and not as much range as other Italian hotels. In room kettle was handy however no milk in the room fridge and no iron. Shame about the location of the hotel also as it is surrounded by dirty and rubbish covered streets.

    4
    « Good hotel »

    I stayed for three nights while attending a conference. The room was spacious and clean and the staff professional and courteous. The breakfast was a fairly standard continental buffet. In general the hotel was very good but not exceptional

    3
    « Could Be Better »

    One of the things I look for when I book a hotel is internet access. Either free WiFi or paid. This hotels wifi was horrible. The router signal was strong but there was very little data from the provider. You would think that a hotel such as this which caters to business travelers would ensure quick internet access, not this place. I expect better from Best Western. So, the room was very nice and clean, staff helpful, hotel located near center of tourist area, about a 10 minute walk.

    5
    « Excellent hotel in a good location »

    The rooms in this hotel are quite large with a decent sized bathroom with a bath. I had a double room for single occupancy with a king size bed which was very comfortable. The room was quiet. It had a kettle - not very common in Italian hotels; and there was plenty of room in the wardrobe. The staff were exceptionally helpful and efficient. On my last day I managed to lock the safe so that I could not open it - a member of staff came in 2 minutes and opened it. The hotel is conveniently situation near a bus stop into the centre and within 3 minutes of a wonderful restaurant, Il Terrazzo del Barone.

    5
    « Very friendly staff! »

    All our needs/requests were responded to quickly. The entire hotel was very clean and well stocked. Continental breakfast had variety and was fresh, the tuna salad from the bar I had for lunch was surprisingly fresh and tasty. My barista makes a mean americano coffee...so I had a second!

    4
    « Much better than expected! »

    I wasn't expecting much from Best Western Brand (previous bad experience) specially in Italy but I was very pleasantly surprised. Hotel is ideally located in a residential area , about 5 minute walk to the main shopping street and 30 minute walk to the bus and train station. What I liked the most about our room was the size, it was huge (and came with a balcony) and spotlessly clean. A/C wasn't working but it wasn't hot enough so we just left the balcony open for the night. TV comes with Sky satellite and all the channels you might need. OK this is not the newest hotel and might look a bit dated but it's not worn out our shabby. Breakfast doesn't come with much ( well it's Italy after all) but coffee is great and you can squeeze your own orange juice from the machine.

    4
    « 3.5 stars »

    The room was clean but fairly small and looked dated. Actually the entire hotel looked dated. As did the area and the town itself. Service was good. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. They have a parking garage right across the street for €9 a night. Breakfast was good. Wi-Fi worked well in the room.

    2
    « Very poor service »

    My room was very large. Try to get a room ending in 06 as they are spacious. However, the service is very poor as when I would call someone for help to my room, the person sent would try to argue with me and tell me that there is no issue without even looking at what the problem is. He should wait for me to talk and then give his take on it. My safe wasn't working at first and I had to ask for it to be repaired, only for the man to first tell me nothing is wrong. He then saw the issue later and didn't apologise for saying there was nothing wrong in the first place. Secondly, they do not provide irons in the room so you must ask for one. One was brought up to my room but the irons are extremely outdated and need an upgrade!!! The one I was given had scratches on it and pulled on my brand new top that I had not even worn yet. It wrecked my whole top and no one cared to apologise or compensate for it in any way. I tried the iron on another item and it did the same thing. And yes, I can iron properly, the iron was faulty. I asked for another one and yet again the man said I already have one, why did I ask for another? Without even having a look at the issue. Need better training of their staff. Very upset.

  • 4
    « Very nice for this money »

    It is the second time I visit Catania and I haved stayed to the same hotel, Mediteraneo. Again, very good and rich breakfast, very clean hotel and room, very good free wifi, very nice position for those that haven't rent a car. Last year I got a much bigger room that this time but was ok. Good job Mediteraneo

    4
    « Comfortable stay in this motel »

    Comfortable spacious room. Clean, quiet. Useful gym. Breakfast OK- but heavily carb based and I would have liked more fresh fruit etc- this was Sicily and the island is overflowing with sumptuous fruits! Great nearby restaurant at extremely reasonable prices. Good base for exploring the area- Etna, Taormina, Syracuse,Ortigia etc. We used the trains which were fast and efficient although the station in Catania seemed to be at the 'rougher' edge of town.

    5
    « Always the best choice »

    At the end.... if you're looking at a good base point for your journey in Catania. ..that's "The Choice"!!! Away from city's noise but just around the corner from deeper center that's really my best choice indeed. Quality spot and good service for your need, equipped gim room available for free. ... good breakfast and discount on dinner's opportunity. Last but not least: tasty sweets on the counter desk! !!!!!yummy! !!!!

    5
    « Still a darn good place to stay »

    Every time I go back to this hotel I feel like going home. The staff are splendid and make you feel like on of the family. The rooms are spacious, clean and well equipped. The wi-fi works always and breakfast is excellent. The freshly squeezed orange juice is a definite asset as well as the tasty ricotta pastry.

    4
    « Comfort off the beaten track »

    We weren't too sure about the location of this hotel when our taxi dropped us off. The area seemed quite dark and unfriendly. However as soon as we walked in the front door of the hotel, our apprehensions disappeared. The reception area was staffed with friendly, helpful people. Antonella was especially good to us and printed rail and bus schedules for us, gave us excellent information about city events, called ahead to our next booked hotel to get specific directions for us, and even gave us a personal contact number in case we had difficulties finding a "hard to find" location. Our room was small but very clean with a good bathroom, comfortable bed, good WiFi connections, and a balcony off the room. Our room was quiet. Ones facing the street may not have been, but there did not seem to be much traffic at night to cause any great noise. The breakfast was one of the best we had during a month long vacation. Still dream about the fantastic freshly pressed orange juice and the wonderful machine that juiced the oranges we fed to it. A coffee machine brews a variety of unlimited delicious coffees - a real bonus - and a full array of breads, cheeses, meats, eggs, fruit, cereals, cakes and pastries made it hard for us to leave after three wonderful mornings! The location turned out to be very good as well. We were there during the Carneval season and the festivities honoring Ste. Agatha and walked everywhere from the hotel. Although the area around the hotel was quite dark and deserted at night, we always felt safe walking . We'd go back in a flash.

    5
    « Second Home »

    This is the 10th year that i use the Best Western Mediterraneo in Catania. I found it very clean as usual, and the staff was very helpful with us all the time. In these last 10 years the hotel has refurbished from time to time always for better. For sure you see me again, and keep up the good work.

    2
    « Comfortable accommodation but organised disorganization during breakfast »

    A hotel which offers comfortable tourist class accommodation, but far from the town center, breakfast was invariably chaotic. The dining room did not accommodate / seat the number of guests at the hotel so that I had a three quarter of an hour wait to find a seat on one day, arriving late for an excursion. Staff did not overlook seating, removal of used dishes and cleaning of tables, let alone setting of the breakfast tables. in a timely and organised manner. The buffet was not replenished regularly to the extent that crockery, cutlery, coffee milk and bread had to be asked for, let alone other food items. One left the breakfast room feeling exhausted after hunting down necessities. I wouldn't return.

    3
    « Truly a hotel that deserves 3 stars, unlike many hotels in Italy which display 3 stars but are definitely NOT »

    This hotel had welcoming and helpful staff. It is well located for accessing the historic centre which is a brief stroll away. The breakfast had a good selection of cereals, meats, cheeses, breads, cakes and fruit and more. It is also located a few blocks from where there is a strip of cheap basic Sicilian eating places heavily patronised by the locals with the popular meal being the grillata (displayed as you enter the restaurant), salad and bread, and good local inexpensive house wine. There are also a couple of wonderful pasticcerias in the same area to sample the local pastries and cakes. If you are travelling by car the hotel's location is not a safe area so it is risky to park in the street but the hotel garage is just across the street and offers safe parking. Unfortunately WiFi did not work in our room and we had to sit in the lobby to use the WiFi

    4
    « good hotel »

    very nice hotel, good location, breakfast was great. staff very helpful. we got a room in the top floor, it had a great view with its own terrace. desk clerks are very welcoming and ready to help out with any questions or advice

    4
    « Nice room, pity about the breakfast »

    The hotel is well situated on a quiet street near the centre of town. The room is large and clean and the bed very comfy - I slept like a log. I have a decent sized balcony (no furniture on it) which has a superb view of Mount Etna which is erupting at the moment. I haven't figured out how to use the TV yet. The remote doesn't seem to have much effect on it. My first two days breakfast was a let down. Despite having a heating tray labelled 'scrambled eggs' it was empty. When I asked the rather surly waiter if I could have scrambled eggs he said 'no, only boiled eggs'. This morning there was a pleasant smiley waiter and scrambled eggs with fried bacon! All the rest of the things you'd expect at a continental breakfast buffet were there including a fabulous machine which squeezes fresh oranges for you. The breakfast is free which is a nice touch. WiFi is also free and works well and there are public computers for you to use as well. Apparently there is a fitness centre but I didn't try it. All in all I'd recommend this hotel as a frills free place to stay.

  • 4
    « Great hotel with good location »

    The Best Western is located a few streets away from the main shopping street in Catania and within easy walking distance of all landmarks and the sea. The hotel itself is clean and bright, with free Wi-Fi. The rooms we stayed in were of a good size, clean, well kept and had a balcony to allow you to sit outside. Tea and coffee were provided (although they forgot to fill it up on the first morning and we had to ask for it to be re-filled), as were toiletries. The television is linked to sky, so there are a number of channels to chose from in English. We did have an issue with connection the first evening, but the hotel fixed it for us whilst we were out the next day, after which we had no more issues. The reception staff were helpful and pleasant. We booked our return airport transfers directly with the hotel for a competitive price. The Wi-Fi signal was strong in the room and could also be used in the lobby. The breakfast was plentiful and of a good quality.

    4
    « Accommodating Staff »

    The room was nice and the staff was very accommodating. We drove and had difficulty locating the hotel, because navigating the streets in Catania is very difficult, even in the morning when the traffic is was light. Give yourself extra time to get to your destination when driving. Hotel parking is available for 10 euros and you do need the parking. Staff will park your car in a locked parking structure across the street. There are banks and restaurants nearby.

    4
    « Nice, Clean Hotel »

    We often stay at Best Western Hotels because of the consistency in decor, service and cleanliness. We were not disappointed in this one in Catania. Our only objection is that it is not in central Catania, so if clients have ambulatory problems, such as two of our group, they have to rely on taxis.

    1
    « Nice room, shame about the staff »

    Stayed for one night at the Hotel Mediterraneo. Room was nice and spacious with good bed. Had a small patio that was backed onto by a generator, so view was not pleasant. Wifi did not work in the room. Front desk were grumpy and seemed inconvenienced by any questions. I booked the hotel as I read it had parking, but when I checked in was told the hotel doesn't have parking. Breakfast was a shambles with poor supplies in many areas, no welcome and one grumpy staff member on duty, who was not very attentive. Unimpressed at the poor service in all areas. I would choose another hotel next time.

    4
    « Good place to stay in Catania »

    Felt welcom once we got there after a long flight. Spacious room, good bed. Bathroom fairly clean and above all spacious. The room had a balcony, big enough for 2 persons. You have to bring Chairs from room, they are not very comfortable for relaxing. Wiew to street, but not noisy. Air-condition was good. Breakfast good, breakfast service excellent. (Coffee could be better !). Helpfull staff at reception.

    4
    « Great value »

    This hotel ticks all the boxes. Good location, good service, good wifi, clean and spacious rooms. What else can you need. We didn't have the breakfast as we had an early connection but the staff offered coffee and take away pastries which was really nice of them even if we didn't accept Awesome value and would stay there again if in Catania

    5
    « Absolutely GREAT hotel »

    From check-in through check-out the stay, the hotel, the services, and the personnel were the B E S T. This team knows how to take care of people and understands hospitality. We had a tremendously great time thanks to the orientation and support we received from the front desk personnel during the day (AND NIGHT !) - very helpful and really people of heart. Would stay here again as often as possible. Breakfast was great ! Coffee was wonderful. The team knows how to take care of guests and the rooms were spotless. This team goes out of their way to make you feel welcome.

    5
    « Exellent Hotel »

    As I said in my previous review Best Western Hotel is one of the Best 3 star hotel in Catania. I stayed there with my family in August and nothing to complain about, restaurants 2 to 5 minutes walk, no doubt about it. I will stay again and again

    4
    « Good Hotel for a good price »

    We stayed in Catania for two days and visited my wife's family villages in Lentini and Carlentini which is south of Catania. The hotel has very clean and spacious rooms with great showers, The breakfast was probably an 8 on a 1-10 scale. The staff was very helpful in directing us to restaurants and sights around Catania. We rented a car so we also went to Taoromina for an afternoon. The hotel had parking for the car for Euro 9 per day. We found Sicily to be amazing and the hotel lived up and exceeded out expectations.

    5
    « short break »

    woke up to a very good breakfast, nice helpful people. It is kept very clean.the mattress was good and the pillow was even better. It's a bit far from the market area and town centre but did us well walking a bit after all that eating.

  • 3
    « Comfortable hotel »

    No complaints with the hotel but it is not in the best location. Rooms clean and comfortable. Quite a walk to the sights and public transport, through a very scruffy area. Graffiti everywhere. The town is quite disjointed, you have to enjoy roaming to find what you want.

 

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·From: Fontanarossa Apt Catania. Follow direction Catania Centro, then direction Stazione, take Corso Martiri della Liberta to Piazza della Repubblica, and then follow specific directions to the BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo. ·From: A19 Palermo Catania. Take the city ring direction Porto then follow specific sign to the BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo. ·From: A18 Messina Catania. Take the city ring, exit Catania Centro-Sangregorio, direction Catania Centro, then take Via Vincenzo Giuffrida and follow directions to the BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo.