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Safety index

87 out of 100

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Il Gattopardo House

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8.6

Good (1,441 ratings)

Catania, Italy - 

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Nearby Via Etnea

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420 m Piazza del Duomo

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490 m Elephant Fountain

Hotel Overview

Il Gattopardo House is a popular accommodation choice located in the heart of Catania. This hotel garners attention for its distinctive blend of historical charm and contemporary comfort, offering a unique stay experience to its guests. Based on user reviews, it's a beloved spot for both tourists and business travelers looking for an authentic Sicilian experience.

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Hotel highlights

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Cleanliness

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  1. Location: Centrally located, offering easy access to major tourist attractions and public transportation.
  2. Staff: Friendly and helpful, providing personalized service to guests.
  3. Cleanliness: Rooms and common areas are well-maintained, ensuring a pleasant stay.
  4. Value for Money: Competitive pricing for the quality of service and amenities provided, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious travelers.
  5. Atmosphere: The hotel boasts a unique blend of historical and modern elements, creating a charming and inviting ambiance.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Level: Being located in a bustling area, some guests have reported noise disturbances during the night.
  2. Room Size: A few guests found the rooms to be smaller than expected, which might be inconvenient for those traveling with a lot of luggage or preferring spacious accommodations.
  3. Breakfast: While generally satisfactory, some guests felt the breakfast options were limited and could benefit from more variety.
  4. Wi-Fi Connectivity: There have been occasional complaints about the Wi-Fi service being unreliable or slow, which could be problematic for business travelers or those needing constant internet access.
  5. Air Conditioning: A minority of guests have mentioned issues with the air conditioning in their rooms, either due to it being too weak or not functioning optimally during summer months.

Amenities

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Free WiFi

Housekeeping

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

No onsite parking available

Coffee and tea in common areas

Art gallery

Designer stores

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Total 1,441 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.6

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8.8

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booking

1,106 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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expedia

335 Reviews

8.8 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 42 times

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Reviews based on Location

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Grace Mac7 months ago
5/5Google icon

Lovely clean, quiet guesthouse in an excellent location. Hosts were lovely and very accommodating! We stayed in a room with a private bathroom with a nice shower. AC was quiet and the bed was very comfortable. Recommend for travellers looking for affordable accommodation close to Catania attractions.

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Ellen E8 months ago
5/5Google icon

This place is both a gem and oasis right in the middle of Catania. The property is beautiful in its own right, but the location is absolutely unbeatable. It’s a close walk to most sightseeing spots, the bus to the airport and many sweet neighborhoods. It’s also a short walk to the departure point for many Etna tours. We stayed in both the standard and the superior room. While the standard room is perfectly nice (and convinced us to return again to the hotel at the end of our trip), I really think the upgrade to superior room is absolutely worth it. (This is from the perspective of someone who doesn’t typically upgrade.) Besides the lovely furnishing and beautiful painting on the ceiling, the bed and pillows and linens in the superior rooms are incredibly comfortable. You also really feel like you’re experiencing the best of Sicily even while you’re in your room. If you have the opportunity to stay here, I wouldn’t hesitate.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 10

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Number of floors 2

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1780

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

21

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175

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96

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Via Etnea

Nearby

Piazza del Duomo

420 m

Elephant Fountain

490 m

Catania Cathedral

490 m

Ursino Castle

1.05 km

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Getting around

Porto Station

980 m

Catania Central Station

1.12 km

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Airports Nearby

Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)

8 km

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Restaurants

Wine Bar

Nearby

Al Vicolo Pizza&vino

Nearby

C&G Cioccolato e Gelato

210 m

Scardaci Ice Cafè

140 m

Bar Stesicoro

210 m

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Daytime safety

61 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

34 out of 100

Unsafe

Catania safety index

Safety

Crime

87

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

87 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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87

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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73

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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89

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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74

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

60

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

60 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

69

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Mugging or robbery  56/100

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Car theft  73/100

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Car break-ins  71/100

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Home break-ins  56/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

54

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Physical attacks  49/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  29/100

Other crime severity

High

66

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Insult or harassment in public  47/100

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Corruption or bribery  78/100

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Drug problem  63/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.2 - $1

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Coffee

$1 - $2

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Beer 0.5L

$1 - $2.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$10 - $20

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1 - $2

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1 - $1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$40 - $80

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$3 - $10

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McMeal at McDonalds

$7 - $10

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.5 - $2

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Public transport, monthly pass

$20 - $70

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$10 - $15

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$35 - $70

Weather In Catania

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Precipitation In Catania

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.516

PM1024

56

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Good

Water quality is satisfactory. Slight deviations may be noticed.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 10:30

Children welcome

No pets

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