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Il Gattopardo House

City-center guesthouse within walking distance of Catania Cathedral

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  • nice reception, lovely welcome set, great location

    Jul 17, 2020

  • We always stay here when we visit Catania. Location is central and handy to get to the…

    Jul 16, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge services

Feel at home

  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Elevator

What’s around

  • In Catania City Centre
  • Catania Beach - 36 min walk
  • Via Etnea - 1 min walk
  • Catania Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Catania Port - 15 min walk
  • Catania Harbour - 20 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Single Room (external private bathroom)
  • Standard Double Room (external private bathroom)
  • Superior Double Room Single Use, Ensuite
  • Superior Double Room, Ensuite
  • Superior Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Senior Suite, Multiple Beds, Ensuite
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite, Courtyard Area
  • Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room Single Use, Ensuite, Courtyard View
  • Standard Single Room, Ensuite


  • In Catania City Centre
  • Catania Beach - 36 min walk
  • Via Etnea - 1 min walk

What’s around


  • In Catania City Centre
  • Catania Beach - 36 min walk
  • Via Etnea - 1 min walk
  • Catania Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Catania Port - 15 min walk
  • Catania Harbour - 20 min walk
  • Roman Amphitheater - 2 min walk
  • Via Crociferi - 2 min walk
  • Villa Cerami - 2 min walk
  • Church of Sant'Agata in Prison - 2 min walk
  • Piazza Stesicoro - 2 min walk

Getting around

  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 15 min drive
  • Catania Central Station - 16 min walk
  • Catania Acquicella Station - 26 min walk
  • Catania Ognina Station - 6 min drive
  • Porto Station - 14 min walk
  • Italia Station - 22 min walk
  • Borgo Station - 23 min walk

At a glance


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1780
  • Elevator

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Small print

Also known as

  • Il Gattopardo Catania
  • Il Gattopardo House
  • Il Gattopardo House Catania
  • Il Gattopardo House Guesthouse Catania
  • Il Gattopardo House Guesthouse
  • Il Gattopardo House Catania
  • Il Gattopardo House Guesthouse
  • Il Gattopardo House Guesthouse Catania

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25.0 per day

Cribs/Infant beds are available for EUR 10.0 per day


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city and is collected at the property in cash: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to a maximum of 4 nights. Guests exempted from the tax: Catania residents; exchange students; University students; children under 16 years of age; coach drivers and tour leaders for groups of at least 25 people (1 coach driver and 1 tour leader per group); disabled persons, patients, and their companions/helpers (max 2 per patient), subject to submission of proper documents to the property.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Il Gattopardo House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Il Gattopardo House.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pizza and Waffle (3-min walk), Eat Pizzeria (4-min walk), and Streetfood (4-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Close to airport bus stop. Staff here is really kind and helpful. We had a large room with newly remodeled en-suite bath. Good shower, ok bed. No complaints.

    1 night trip, Feb 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very helpful. Loved the marble and carved stairway handrail.

    Mark, 1 night trip, Feb 7, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Miserable room, harassed over arrival times (although I did understand later on, the reason) I appeared to be the only one and they had to come specially to meet me with the keys. I never saw the glorious coloured ceilings in the pictures of hotel. Who took those photos I wonder? Lighting* awful and dismal in room. A long walk to external toilet. Facilities majorly lacking. Just a depressing room. No breakfast facility. One Of the worst places I have stayed in. Ruined my holiday. How did this get a 4*. What was Expedia doing?

    1 night family trip, Jan 20, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    This is a gorgeous palazzo from the outside and the rooms on the upper floor, the piano nobile, are pleasant, I am sure. My room was ton the lower floor and a little sunless facing a light well at the back. Moreover, the heating was not great and there was a fair amount of noise from heaters and other machinery. The situation is excellent, but there are better places to stay in Catania which are nearby.

    3 night trip with friends, Jan 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing rooms. The hotel was a palace and even my room was decorated with a fresco (the whole ceiling! ). A must if you like to visit Catania and you like art.

    1 night romance trip, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful place

    This place is just fantastic and I travel a lot. You get a huge room that looks like a Palazzo, in a real former Palazzo with a bathroom the size of most 5 star hotel rooms. I could live there forever. Spotlessly clean everywhere and it cannot be more centrally placed. They even let me have a late checkout. Carlo and the staff are just amazing and I had a wonderfull stay. The prize is a bargain. I hope to return next year.

    john vestergaard, 4 night trip, Oct 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice and quiet staff very pleasant. great atmosphere. it is an old palace. reasonable price. would go back there again

    4 night family trip, Oct 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Spacious room, quiet, perfect temperature, comfortable bed.

    2 night trip, Oct 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The owners were extremely helpful and welcoming. The gentleman proprietor was wonderful as he took us in after 10PM due to our previous hotel's water supply failed. We stayed in a beautiful antique suite with painted ceiling and tiled floor. The hotel is located in the heart of Catania but wasn't noisy at all. Thank you so much for looking after us!

    6 night romance trip, Jul 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel in Catania....

    Great little place. Lovely rooms with a real old Italian feel. Almost stately. The manager kindly waited up for us because of a flight delay. The staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful. Highly recommended !

    m, 1 night romance trip, Jul 7, 2019

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