HOTEL 17

Taking the charming volcanic rock waterfront of Catania, you reach this Hotel, strategically located just 500 metres from the city centre and less than a kilometre from the entrance to the ring road that connects the city with the main Sicilian motorways.

Fontanarossa International Airport is easily reached in a few minutes, as well as the Baroque heart of the city, with UNESCO heritage monuments, lively markets and its famous nightlife.

This Hotel, with its one hundred and one rooms and suites, swimming pool, beach club, conference center, à la carte restaurant and bar, is the ideal location for both business stays and wonderful holidays for exploring this corner of Sicily. From Catania. All the most famous places of art and culture in eastern Sicily can be reached during a day: Taormina, Syracuse, Baroque triangle of  Modica, Noto and Ragusa, Piazza Armerina, etc. Impressive and fascinating, Etna towers over the city and offers exciting all-year-round itineraries and panoramas that can be reached in less than half an hour and comfortably from the Hotel.  All rooms feature a large balcony with spectacular views of the Ionian coast or Mount Etna.

The à la carte Bacco restaurant, the panoramic Olimpo roof and the area around the edge of the large Pool surrounded by gardens and Bars are the places dedicated to relaxation and well-being of the palate, where you can taste the specialties of Sicilian culinary tradition and celebrate any anniversary in the company of your loved ones.

With its 100 seats and view of the Hotel gardens and pool, the Bacco is the main Hotel restaurant, where a rich American-style buffet breakfast is served, with a rich selection of meats, eggs, cheeses and specialties of Sicilian pastry such as iris, panzerotti (savoury turnovers), graffe and the ever-present cakes made with ricotta cheese, pistachios and chocolate. Fresh Sicilian orange juice and, in summer, fragrant brioches (sweet buns) and delicious ice sorbets complement your long “breakfast” at the Hotel.

The restaurant is always open for lunch and dinner, offering both a seasonal Grand Menu, in which regional cuisine is combined with international recipes, and a menu of the day ideal for a tasty but quick break.

In summer, the restaurant opens its doors to the pool area, with its lush gardens, where you can lunch or have dinner outdoors.

Number of rooms: 101

Services: The Reception staff is available for organizing the main excursions to beautiful Sicilian places of art or nature, easily reachable from Catania. Or they will simply help you to book a rental car or bike. Free unlimited Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel, with password to be requested when checking in. A comfortable workstation is available for guests in the Lobby, free of charge, and includes the use of a PC, printer and cable connection. Photocopy and fax service available on request. A large parking area and garage are available for guests staying at the hotel, subject to availability. Neither area is guarded during the day, and the access gates remain closed at night. For coaches, another area is available behind the hotel on request. The Beach Club and the Pool area, open from June to September, are  ideal places for relaxing during a vacation and after a long day of work, waiting to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets. The blue of the Ionian Sea and the black volcanic rock are in splendid contrast with the white woodwork of the beach club and its comfortable lounge chairs and sun umbrellas, which are free for guests. In the pool area, the Pool Bar with its relaxation area surrounded by greenery offers a rich menu of Sicilian delicacies for a light and tasty break. The beach club, run directly by the Hotel, is usually open from June to September, except for storms, adverse weather conditions and in the case of exclusive Farmindustria events, for which it is possible to predict temporary closure, even if in season.

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