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icon 66 standard rooms
icon Free accommodation for children under 10
icon WIFI available on charge
icon Three soundproof modular meeting rooms
icon Free car park
icon Lounge bar 24h

Idea Hotel Catania Ognina

You will find us in:
Via Messina, 628 - 95126 Catania
095 75 28 111
02 49 52 23 21
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The Idea Hotel Catania Ognina is one of the most popular hotels in Catania, it is located on the seafront promenade just in front of the marina and only 4 kilometers from Catania. The hotel can easily be reached from the main roads and from Fontanarossa airport (12 km away).
The Hotel Ognina offers 66 double and single rooms equipped with sofa-beds. All the rooms are soundproof and provided with air conditioning, WIFI internet, 32’’flat screen TV, sky Gold TV and mini fridge. We are also pleased to accommodate requests for smoking or non-smoking guest rooms.
Some rooms have sea views while from others you will admire the magnificence of Mount Etna. Children up to 16 years old will benefit from free accommodation if they share the room with their parents. 
Every morning the staff offers a continental buffet breakfast which includes all that you need to start well your working or vacation day: cakes and homemade biscuits, fresh and in syrup fruit, a wide range of cereals, fruit juices and a great variety of cold cuts, cheese and eggs.
The hotel features three meeting rooms provided with meeting equipment and awash in natural light. The rooms can host meetings and conferences accommodating up to 150 persons. Snacks and lunch breakfasts can be served in the adjacent room.
The hotel offers a spacious free car park for cars and grand tourism coaches.
The Hotel Catania Ognina offers 66 completely soundproof rooms for smokers and not which include WIFI internet connection, 32’’ flat screen TV, pay-per view movies, phone, mini fridge, trousers press and air conditioning.

Rooms Details:


All the rooms offer an outstanding sea view either of the Gulf of Ognina or of Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. 
Children under 10 will benefit from free accommodation if they stay in an extra bed in their parents’ room. Baby cots are available upon customers’ request.

Hotel conditions:


If cancelled up to  18.00 (17.00 GTM) one day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  Whether cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.

Hotel Services:


Our breakfast buffet represents a real strong point: every morning guests are offered with cakes, biscuits and homemade creamy desserts. For those who love a continental breakfast we offer a selection of cold cuts, cheese, bacon and eggs. Of course you will find also fruit juices, coffee, Italian cappuccino, cereals and a wide assortment of fresh fruit.
In the immediate surroundings of the hotel you will find:
TENNIS CLUB UMBERTO: it offers several clay courts. Distance from hotel: 200 mt.
FIRST FITNESS CLUB: a modern fitness center which offers latest generation equipment and an array of personalized services. Distance from hotel : 200 mt.
TERME DI ARCIREALE: it offers beauty programs, health treatments, indoors pool, sauna, Turkish bath. Agreed with S.S.N. Distance from Hotel: 10 km.


Business services:


Our three modular rooms cover a total area of 140 sq and are awash in natural light. Rooms often host press conferences, candidate selections, training courses and exhibitions.
Every room is provided with screen projectors, flip charts, overhead projector and  stationery for meeting participants. The car park next to the hotel is available free of charge for meeting participants. The hotel staff can also provide lunch breakfasts, coffee breaks and delicious snacks.

How you can reach our hotel:



From Messina: exit at Catania tollgate and take the freeway to Catania Centro then exit at Catania EST and continue onto the bypass, go straight for 1,5 km. You will find us on the right hand side after the fountain.
From Palermo: Follow the signs to Messina highway and exit at the last sign for Catania (500 meters before Messina tollbooth) follow the signs to Catania Centro and then exit at Catania East. Go straight for 1,5 km. You will find us on the right hand side after the fountain.


From Fontanarossa Airport follow the signs for the central station then enter the Ognina promenade and go straight for 3 kilometers. As an alternative you can use the Alibus line n 457 to the train station and then the line n° 448 or 534.
Public Transportation


Take  bus n°448 or 534 until you arrive at the Gulf of Ognina.



The Festival of Saint Agatha, the city’s patron saint,  is the most popular religious feast in Catania. The festival takes place every year from 3rd to 5th February and on 17th August.  The saint’s martyrdom day is commemorated in February while in August  it is celebrated the “homecoming” of Saint Agatha’s relics in Catania after they were brought to Constantinople by the Byzantine general George Maniaces as war booty and where they remained for 86 years. It is the world’s third important feast in terms of participation: between 3rd and 6th February thousands of devotees and tourists come to Catania to join the festival.

Attractions in the surroundings:


The hotel is the ideal place to start exploring the city and the province of Catania, especially for those who travel by car. It is just a few minutes from the pictoresque fishing villages of Aci Castello and Aci Trezza and 30 minutes from Zafferana Etnea, the perfect place to start your  explorations on the Etna. Driving on the  A18 motorway northbound you will reach in 40 minutes the wonderful city of Taormina (50 km). In the surroundings you can take a walk along the beautiful promenade of Catania and taste the famous Granita siciliana or reach the wonderful stone beach. Just 300 m from the hotel you can find the ecomuseum “Museo Del Mare”.