I had read that this hotel was very good, but in a rather scary area. Can confirm the former - it is a lovely hotel. we stayed in a superior room and it was a large, beautifully appointed, well furnished room, with very comfortable bed. As for the area, I never felt threatened: in fact, there were lots of families with young children milling about nearby, looking perfectly relaxed. The location is great, on a small street (which can be a bit noisy) which links easily to a lot of the interesting building, public gardens and places of interest. Could not fault the hotel for the staff (who were very friendly and helpful), its decor, which is modern and fresh, nor the rooms, which are great. I would heartily recommend this hotel!
The hotel itself was great - helpful and friendly staff. However, there is no access to the beach. Turn left out of the hotel and you find a gypsey camp on the beach (10 mins) turn right out of the hotel and there is a beach rubbish site (7 mins). Bus service into town is good. The hotel does accommodate (noisy) children. Ask for a room overlooking the car park (and the closed beach access path) as the rooms overlooking the main room are noisy even though double glazed. Coffee and croisants for breakfast, nothing in the local area. Nearest supermarket 25 mins walk. You'lll need a car.
Celia from London, England
A liberty-style building set three kilometres from the bustling centre of Palermo city and 40 kilometres from the airport …More
Great location! Close to Theatre Massimo (opera house), airport shuttle, train and bus station, the cathedral,
the market - we walked for hours and enjoyed the experience. The room was great, the staff were
friendly and helpful. Some touches that stood out were - a bowl of fresh apples in the main check-in area, as well
as a jug of water that included fresh lemon slices. We had an excellent meal at the roof top restaurant.
Even though we were on a busy street it was very quiet. Would definitely return.
The hotel is close to the airport bus stop. It is situated opposite Prada and Politeama Hotel. It costs 6.30 Euros per person to the airport. Tickets are purchased on the bus. If purchasing bus tickets for around Palermo you can buy these from a kiosk. It is better to buy tickets for multiple days as this is the cheaper option. Otherwise a single trip ticket is valid for only 90 minutes from the time you punch it in.
For a family pizza try Dimas for 12.50 Euros. Excellent quality, and only a short walk away from the hotel. A number 806 bus will take you to the seaside. The number 101 bus will take you to Independence Piazza from where you can catch the 389 to the catacombs. 101 stops just outside the hotel.
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