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  • Combining classic architecture with modern facilities, the Mercure Catania Excelsior is set in the heart of Catania
  • History, cuisine, shopping, and culture - Catania has it all - all under the shadow of the magnificent Mount Etna
  • Enjoy a free room upgrade and late check-out, leaving you more time to explore this wonderful region

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Your Destination

Catania, situated on Sicily's east coast, has been buried under lava from Mount Etna seven times and has risen each time like a phoenix from the ashes. This, coupled with the Sicilian melting-pot of cultures from Greek, Roman and Byzantine occupation in ancient times to French and Spanish rule during the Renaissance, makes the city a fascinating destination.

UNESCO awarded the city's Baroque centre the status of a World Heritage Site. There are countless Greek and Roman sites to visit and Baroque churches and palaces to sample. Don't miss the city's emblematic monument dating from 1736, the Fontane dell' Elefante, a comical black lava statue of a smiling elephant topped by a white obelisk. Also known as U Liotro in Sicilian, the statue stands in Piazza del' Duomo.

The Grand Hotel Excelsior Catania is conveniently situated in the city centre near the railway station and within walking distance of monuments such as the city's cathedral, Duomo di Catania, the Fountain of the Elephant and the Teatro Massimo Bellini opera house.

Make use of the optional car hire where you can travel to and from these spectacular sights conveniently.

Your Hotel

Grand Hotel Excelsior Catania is a prestigious 4 star hotel in Sicily's beautiful second city which lies in the shadow of Mount Etna. Black volcanic rock and white limestone have given Catania its own striking visual aspect, which makes it an ideal tourist destination.

The hotel was reopened in 2001 following complete refurbishment. This large and masterfully designed 4 star hotel resort offers absolute relaxation, fantastic southern Italian cuisine and a world of history and culture within walking distance.

Wireless Internet access available (charges apply)
Parking (on request)
Car, motorbike and bicycle rental
Bar and restaurant
TV room
Fitness centre (7 am to 11 pm)
Turkish bath
International and local daily newspapers
Buffet breakfast
Concierge 24/7
Laundry service
Valet service
Room service (until midnight)
Babysitting (on request)

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

Just for you: free upgrade to a Superior Room and late check-out (2pm)

Adults Adults
2 Adults
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1 Child
These spacious rooms are 258 sq. ft. (24 m²) in size with a balcony overlooking Mount Etna. Rooms feature a double or twin beds (allocated locally) large desk, air conditioning, LCD TV with satellite channels, safe, minibar, WIFI, marble bathroom with tub or shower.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.

Just for you: 20% discount at the restaurant and a welcome drink upon arrival.

The hotel offers fine dining in Le Zagare restaurant and a bar service in l'Incontro bar. Lemon trees adorn the terrace of the Le Zagare restaurant, which serves dishes with regional flavours using the best Sicilian produce. The cuisine is creative and refined and includes freshly caught fish from local waters.

The sumptuous l'Incontro Bar, beautifully decorated in tones of earth and sun with luxury wood panelling and striking, embossed gold-on-black engravings, is an ideal place for snacks and drinks.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers are not included with this offer but can be added during the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).  The transfer distance/time from Catania airport is approximately 7km/15 minutes.

Car Hire: Car hire is not included but can be added during the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).

Meet & Greet

If you are driving to the airport in the UK, and book our package including flights, you may wish to add our 'Meet and Greet' service. Take the hassle out of airport parking and have an official representative take your car on arrival, and it will be waiting for you on your return.

This can be added at the next stage of booking process where available.

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.

The minimum age for driving a hire car in Italy is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year. You must present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers -

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, 'Meet & Greet', car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services.  Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your ‘Safe Senders’ list or check your ‘Junk mail’ regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only -

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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Discounts on holiday offers:

In order to show a percentage discount, we compare our offer price with a "reference" price (as shown against each offer). This reference price is provided to us by the hotel, tour operator or other partner and corresponds to the prices displayed in the hotel or partner brochure. We include the cost of additional services such as room upgrades, welcome drinks, treatments, etc. as negotiated by our team, when calculating the reference price.

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