Mercure Catania Excelsior

ex. Excelsior Grand Hotel

Piazza Giovanni Verga 39, Catania, Italy, 95129show map
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Overview

Enjoying a good setting, Mercure Catania Excelsior provides guests with bureau de change, a storage room and parking. With accents of an Italian architecture, the hotel was built in 1954 and renovated in 2001. Its friendly services and a welcoming atmosphere make guests feel like home.

It is also set less than 40 minutes’ drive from Etna. The property is located within a walking distance of Piazza Duomo and Anfiteatro greco.

Nearby you will find a palace, a cathedral and monuments.

Fontanarossa airport is situated within a 15-minute drive from Mercure Catania Excelsior.

Rooms

Mercure Catania Excelsior is a functional hotel of 6 floors featuring classic rooms that come with an in-room safe, climate control and a dressing area as well as marble bathrooms. The guestrooms look out on the mountain. Bathrooms with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and a shaving mirror are provided in the rooms.

Eat & Drink

Start each day at the restaurant with buffet breakfast. American meals are supplied at the 24-hour restaurant. A fine selection of wines, coffee and tea is available at the poolside bar. Luna Rossa and Ristorante Pagano can be found about 100 meters away.

Services

The property offers a video projector, a meeting room and a movie projector for the use of guests.

Relax

It features an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers, parasols, a hot tub and a sauna on site. The onsite fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   176.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Swim-up bar

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Boating

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Half board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Microphone
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Playground
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children4 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Stazione Catania CentraleStazione Catania Centrale3300 ft
Villa Bellini - ParkVilla Bellini - Park2700 ft
Bellini TheaterBellini Theater3300 ft
Italia Metro StationItalia Metro Station1400 ft
Stesicoro Metro StationStesicoro Metro Station2700 ft
Giovanni XXIII Metro StationGiovanni XXIII Metro Station2700 ft
Giuffrida Metro StationGiuffrida Metro Station2700 ft
Galatea Metro StationGalatea Metro Station2700 ft
Piazza DuomoPiazza Duomo4500 ftPiazza Duomo
Palazzo BiscariPalazzo Biscari4400 ftVia Museo Biscari 10 - 16
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Trattoria Catania RuffianaTrattoria Catania Ruffiana700 ftVia Aloi, 50
Ristorante PaganoRistorante Pagano200 ftVia Federico de Roberto, 37
OxidianaOxidiana400 ftVia Conte Ruggero 4/A
Al Gabbiano 2Al Gabbiano 2300 ftpiazza verga 4
Luna RossaLuna Rossa300 ftPiazza G. Verga, 3/4
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Teatro Romano CataniaTeatro Romano Catania4600 ft
Stazione Catania Porto AcquicellaStazione Catania Porto Acquicella3700 ft
Stadio Cibali CataniaStadio Cibali Catania1.2 mi
Stadio Angelo MassiminoStadio Angelo Massimino1.2 mi
Casa di VergaCasa di Verga5000 ft
Borgo Metro StationBorgo Metro Station3700 ft
Ferrovia Circumetnea Ferrovia Circumetnea3700 ft
Porta Garibaldi - FerdinandeaPorta Garibaldi - Ferdinandea1.4 miPiazza Palestro Piazza Crocifisso
Etnapolis Shopping CenterEtnapolis Shopping Center7.9 miContrada Valcorrente 23
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Getting around
Airports
Fontanarossa (CTA)3.7 mi
Comiso (CIY)44.7 mi
Train
Stazione Catania Centrale3700 ft
Stazione Catania Porto Acquicella4000 ft
Underground
Italia Metro Station1700 ft
Giuffrida Metro Station3000 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  212  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The ease of making the reservation, the room was lovely, clean, convient, and in a nice location.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff is very friendly and helpful, room was nice and clean and suituated in a nice location not very far from via etnea

  • 9.2
    Superb

    excelent room & breakfast.

    not much information readily available on tours etc, had to ask at reception.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Beautiful hotel. Breakfast had a good variety of choices. Staff helpful whenever we asked questions.

  • 6.2
    Good

    We liked size of the room and the fact that the bed for our 4 Y.O. daughter was given for free. Breakfast was quite good.

    Well, for this level of price internet could be free of charge at least in the lobby.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    We liked the breakfast - great selection. Also outdoor area was preasant. Cleaning staff looked after our room very well. All staff were very courteous and helpful.

    Coaches were blocked when trying to approach the entance to the hotel causing excessive horn blowing by the drivers waking us from time to time.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Price a little bit high, especially drinks

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Excellent client care, very helpful staff, highly professional. The room assigned was large and very clean. It's a beautiful hotel.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    At the arrival the purser parked the car in the hotel-garage and delivered our luggage to our room. At the departure, the car was ready at the door, with the luggage in it. That was just great.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Very spacious & comfortable rooms. Located in the city center. Great breakfast and friendly staff , speaking good English.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The room is very clean and it makes me feel real historial environment.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Only the Foyer and the Receptionist fits in 4 Star Hotel. The rest needs an urgent upgrade for a 4 Star Hotel..

    The room I was in (328) has most of the wallpaper peeling off, especially the bathroom and the bathroom floor appeared to be all stained. The full choice of breakfast was never available at the same time, thus you had to wait for your favorite sweet/cake to have its turn to be brought out. The Hot Water was almost always warm and not hot, so one cannot get a decent cup (small for a tea cup) of tea. In a 3 star Hotel in Rome I had 2 hrs free internet because I booked through Booked.net, at a 4 Star Hotel I had to pay for even a few minutes use of the internet.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The staff were friendly and accomodated us with car parking.

    The room wasn't clean. The balcony was a disappointment. The door to the balcony was next to impossible to open because it was so heavy. Light bulbs were missing. Poor shower. At 150 euro we would have expected more.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Hotellbetjeningen var allt for reserverte,hadde ventet litt mer åpenhet og smil.Ifølge min reservering skulle mitt rom ha balkong. Rommet jeg fikk vendte mot bakgate og var uten balkong.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    Moderne hotel med fin beliggenhed. God morgenmadsbuffet. Busstop lige foran hotellet incl. Lufthavnsbus. Store velindrettede værelser med store badeværelser!

    Betaling for at se tv!

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children4 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Fontanarossa (CTA)3.7 mi
Comiso (CIY)44.7 mi
Train
Stazione Catania Centrale3700 ft
Stazione Catania Porto Acquicella4000 ft
Underground
Italia Metro Station1700 ft
Giuffrida Metro Station3000 ft
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