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Beach Hotels Near Charleston in Palermo

4.6/5Outstanding10 Reviews
0.32km from Charleston
For three nights, Residenza Wagner was our home in Palermo. To start with, it met all my key requirements to a city accommodation: it is centrally located (while not situated in the most touristic spot), is very clean, has modern bathroom and room facilities (without being soulless à la hotel chains), and, while being family-owned, is professionally run (and is Covid-compliant.) Our room had a little balcony and some charming decor touches by way of tile inlay in the wall and original wooden wardrobe. More importantly, its greatest "feature" is the owner, Francesco. All my pre-reservation inquiries were answered swiftly, helpfully and honestly. Upon our arrival and throughout the stay in the city, Francesco made sure we were equipped with discrete advice as to transportation options, restaurants and sights. He was also accessible on WhatsApp during the day for any potential questions and emergencies, and offers of practical help. I think the definition of the word "hospitality" has been written with him in mind. We greatly enjoyed staying at Residenza Wagner and will warmly recommend it to others.
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4.2/5Very Good17 Reviews
0.35km from Charleston
Because it is the last stop of the journey, and considering the hotel chain, our vigilance is reduced. When I went to breakfast, I didn't lock the suitcase. When I returned to China, I found that one thousand yuan in the suitcase was gone. I suspect it was stolen in this hotel, because there are lock boxes in other places, and staying here. The RMB in front of the hotel has always been there. I have seen the experience of other people before I traveled. I know that Italy has such a theft incident. I didn’t expect it to happen to myself. I can only blame myself for being too big.
FromUS$84
4.4/5Excellent12 Reviews
0.36km from Charleston
The room is super big, and the boxes are just spread out. Because Palermo is not big, it is convenient to go anywhere. The front desk provides a map, but the Italian cannot be read, so I still rely on Google. One thing to complain about is that the door of the room is a bit loose. As long as someone opens and closes the door, it will ping-pong. The first night we thought someone was opening our door, which scared us to death. Later, when the problem was discovered, the cabinet with the luggage was completely dead and quiet. Personally, this is still a big problem.
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5/5Perfect11 Reviews
0.44km from Charleston
The elegant Hotel Posta is a former noble mansion located in the historic centre of Palermo, just 300 metres from the Massimo Theatre. All rooms offer a LED TV with free Sky channels.The rooms feature air conditioning and a private bathroom. Some of them include a balcony.The lounge of family-run Posta Hotel is complete with a well-stocked library. International cocktails are served in the bar, open 24 hours a day. Breakfast includes fresh and local specialties, including gluten-free products.The 24-hour concierge can help you book excursions, tours, and theatre tickets.Hotel Posta offers a beach service. A free shuttle to the private beach is offered between 16 July and 10 September.
FromUS$68
4.2/5Very Good17 Reviews
0.83km from Charleston
For the hotel set by cruise ship, the location is just opposite the pier, and there is also its own free parking lot, which is super convenient. The room is a budget hotel, which is quite satisfactory. The most unexpected thing was the hotel's breakfast, which was hearty, and overlooked the harbour. It's not far from the scenic area, if you can, you can walk along the beach to Sijiaochang and the Royal Palace. We walked slowly for about 45 minutes. Overall very satisfied.
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Other Hotels Near Palermo

3.9/512 Reviews
Palermo|3.32km from downtown
Stay at The Villa Igiea, incredible is an understatement... really! Staying here felt more like a privilege then just another resort stay, and being invited into its history... between Italy and Sicily. I still can't believe how well preserved and maintained this seaside luxury resort has been kept up. I booked my stay because I wanted a true Sicilian experience and The Villa Igiea delivered it spot on. I planned seven nights in Sicily, my first three nights here, arrival was warm, courteous and welcoming... I was upgraded to an ocean view suite that was large, comfortable, cozy, high ceilings, large windows that opened and working shutters, killer views of boats, working harbor, ocean, grounds and amazing sunsets! Let me be clear about something, The Villa Igiea embodies old world luxury inside and out, very much reminds me of the Reids Palace on the island of Madeira, but in Sicilian sophistication and style. If your hotel preference is shinny, bright and new, then this resort will be too sophisticated with its old world elegance for you... Enough said I found the resorts staff to give five star service, every meal delicious, ingredients fresh and ingeniously prepared, daytime poolside relaxing, evening strolls romantic [even solo] decor befitting the history and location excellent for adventures off property. I would, and have, not only recommended The Villa Igiea but Sicily also, making it a perfect island and historical amazing vacation destination, add it to your list! Here are just a few of my treasured memories and photo's. Enjoy every adventure ahead of you and the diversity our planet offers
FromUS$594
5/5Perfect11 Reviews
Palermo|0.92km from downtown
The room is quite big and the breakfast is great! Just missing a kettle
FromUS$119
4.4/5Excellent41 Reviews
Palermo|0.04km from downtown
Hotel facilities are very good, very close to the Four Corners factory and major attractions. A little distance from the train station and the airport bus stop. The front desk staff was very helpful in solving the problem. More than 810 yuan is worth living.
FromUS$112
4.7/5Outstanding14 Reviews
Palermo|3.57km from downtown
The hotel is a bit old and the breakfast is good. The seafood restaurant on the side is good.
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4.5/55 Reviews
I’m sad to write this review because the interiors of this hotel are delightful, as are the ladies in the morning. But I would not stay here again. Being from New York, I’m quite used to city noises and they don’t bother me. However we were awoken Saturday night after 3:30 due to screaming drunk people (there is a row of restaurants and bars on the street adjacent to the hotel). I would have written it off as being a light sleeper and it being a Saturday night. I was expecting a quiet night on Sunday, but that was not the case. We were awoken at 2:30 again, yelling drunk people and table pounding (perhaps a drinking game?) which went on til 3:30. And my husband is a heavy sleeper. People do live here, I don’t know how they deal with the noise. The location is excellent, very close to the old city’s center and lots of restaurants. It is not seedy or dangerous as someone else suggested. If you’d like to go where locals go, it is right around the corner. However the noise is intolerable and the ear plugs they supply don’t do anything to cut the noise. There is a room off the breakfast room that may not be subject to street noise, but you will probably wake up as the first person is served breakfast. I would only stay here if you are a very heavy sleeper or plan on staying out late yourself. They offer a nice breakfast with fresh blood orange juice and the room is large and comfortable. Tea, coffee and snacks are available 24/7. Please look into insulated windows, management!
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FromUS$101
4.2/517 Reviews
For the hotel set by cruise ship, the location is just opposite the pier, and there is also its own free parking lot, which is super convenient. The room is a budget hotel, which is quite satisfactory. The most unexpected thing was the hotel's breakfast, which was hearty, and overlooked the harbour. It's not far from the scenic area, if you can, you can walk along the beach to Sijiaochang and the Royal Palace. We walked slowly for about 45 minutes. Overall very satisfied.
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FromUS$102
4.4/512 Reviews
The room is super big, and the boxes are just spread out. Because Palermo is not big, it is convenient to go anywhere. The front desk provides a map, but the Italian cannot be read, so I still rely on Google. One thing to complain about is that the door of the room is a bit loose. As long as someone opens and closes the door, it will ping-pong. The first night we thought someone was opening our door, which scared us to death. Later, when the problem was discovered, the cabinet with the luggage was completely dead and quiet. Personally, this is still a big problem.
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FromUS$84
4.5/55 Reviews
We stayed here over the New Year. The location is excellent, right in the heart of the cultural and historic centre of Palermo. It is an easy, mostly level walk to many of the major attractions. The room was clean and characterful, and spacious. Breakfast was fine for us, it was a generous buffet, continental / Sicilian style. Paolo and his mother were great hosts, allowing us to leave our luggage after checkout as we had a late flight. We'd happily stay here again when we return to Palermo.
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FromUS$92
4.1/510 Reviews
we stayed here for one night. Arriving in the evening was a bit of a shock since part of the neighbourhood was run down, but the following day in full light we realised that a lot of palermo antique center is run down!!! the palazzo is beautiful and tastefully decorated, the room was ample very well appointed, the hygiene & beauty products as well as the bath towels were of very good quality. breakfast buffet was fresh and sufficient and included gluten free products which was great as I am celiac and had run out of my own supplies. The staff were very very friendly efficient and always available to help. There is a small square right in front of the hotel where you can park. We are planning a second trip to Palermo and will definitely stay there as a direct booking onto the website of the palazzo gives you an unbeatable rate that includes breakfast buffet. Philippe & Andonis from France & Greece
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FromUS$132
5/511 Reviews
The room is quite big and the breakfast is great! Just missing a kettle
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FromUS$119
4.4/510 Reviews
I stayed here for three nights in February and I slept in Room No. 1 - a quiet and spacious room with a comfortable bed, lovely flooring and a large bathrom. Although this room has a French window which looks out on a very enclosed space and gives little light to the room, I believe that, all things considered - for example the excellent breakfast, the charming and helpful hosts, plus the reasonable price - this is a very nice place to stay and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
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FromUS$93
4.5/510 Reviews
We stayed here in August for 3 nights, i got a phone call when i landed to see how long i would be. Found the liberty suites after walking around for a few minutes, they are a bit hidden but didnt mind that. Went to check in out room would be ready in 10 minutes which was perfect. Room very spacious, air con, big bathroom. And a very reasonably priced mini bar. The receptionist was a gentleman couldnt do enough if we had any questions he done hes very best to answer them. Breakfast plain and simple, breads, cheese meats, yogurts. Very close to teatro massimo where all the restaurants and bars are. We tried to look online before we went and while we were there to see where tourists went for food and drinks and could find nothing. So head to teatro massimo and its all there. Would 100% recommended the liberty suites.
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FromUS$96
4.6/510 Reviews
This is a brilliant B&B only a 5 minute walk from the Palermo Train Station. It is managed by the wonderful Mari, always smiling & nothing was too much trouble. The room was very comfortable, clean & spacious with good en-suite shower. Tasty pastries, cannoli & cake for breakfast & great coffee. Thoroughly recommended!
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FromUS$74
4.4/510 Reviews
The hosts were fantastic, and the place is tidy and does the job. The only problems were that the WiFi was awful but that seems to be the norm for the whole city to be honest. And that the walls are not very sound proof, you could hear the family that stayed in the room adjacent and the children were not quiet lol. Breakfast is nice, selection of pastries, espresso machine, yogurt/cereal/toast/fruit and a selection of juices available. The bed is comfy and rooms are spacious, the bathroom is clean and the spa bath is pretty neat. The hosts were lovely people happy to help with everything but also happy to stay out of your way for the most part when you didn’t need the assistance! On my first night I arrived late and they outlined a couple of restaurants that would be serving food within a close radius for me and were happy to recommend places throughout the week. Would definitely stay again, for the price it is an absolute bargain. Only advise to make it perfect would be to get better WiFi coverage 😊
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FromUS$34
5/55 Reviews
Me and my girlfriend just book a room for a couple of nights last week end and we have to say that this B&B is very handy as it is right in the city centre near the to the major sites, markets included. The place is extramely clean and confortable. BUT the best thing of all are the owners Manuela and Manlio, a very humble couple, always available to help and give advises as to where to eat, when and what to visit in the city. We didn't have breakfast but we saw another copule having breakfast one morning..... next time we are definately going to get the room with breakfast included as it looked soo delicious and rich!!!!! SO thank you soo much Manuela and Manlio for your hospitality and see you very soon!!! We are planning another week in in Palermo early in november!!!!!! Ciao Gabriele e Stefania
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FromUS$88
4.2/510 Reviews
This hotel is a short walk outside the main stretch of Palermo. It's a little bit hidden and we had some trouble finding it. Google maps and some reading of the various signs was essential. The hotel is very small, taking up one floor of a tallish building. This means there is little street sound, which is nice. However, due to the small number of rooms, you're likely to be placed near the lobby, which is sometimes a little loud. The hotel has a bio theme, so there's lots of plants and some interesting handmade art on the walls. Our room had some art made out of orange peels, which was weird but nice. Breakfast was pretty good, although somewhat limited. The staff were very helpful and friendly. There is one warning to note: the elevator is very old, and very small. If you are at uncomfortable in confined spaces, you will not like this elevator. It is also impressively slow. It feels like the elevator could only be this slow by design. That's how slow it is. We usually walked the 8 floors of stairs going down, because it was quicker. Aside from the elevator, this is a convenient and cheap place to stay. Recommended.
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FromUS$68
4.5/55 Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this new hotel. My room was large, well equipped (including a kettle) and the bed comfortable. It had two balconies with a view of the street below and a glimpse of the marina. The walk in shower was powerful and easy to control. The wifi was fast and easy to use but I did not need the air conditioning. Housekeeping was of a high standard. Breakfast (included in the price) was simple, of high quality, presentation and service excellent. It is located a few minutes walk from Via Roma and Via Vittorio Emanuele in the old town. The area is rather run down but this was not a concern. The airport shuttle stops at Via Roma and was convenient. Above all I was impressed by the excellence of all the people working at the hotel.
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FromUS$97
4.5/510 Reviews
Good value for money, great location for our short stay! Clean, modern and well managed! This is a B&B but works perfectly well as a concept and much better value than the main hotels at this standard! Key areas of Palermo in walking distance , so perfect for short stay if you just want to explore the city centre! Vucceria is a short 10 minutes walk away!
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4.9/510 Reviews
Where do I start? With the thing that makes this stand out from any hotel, and probably most other B&B's - Georgia. She is the perfect hos, and takes such pride in her immaculate renovated apartment. You really do feel like family and there's nothing that is too much trouble for her. She even wasted 2 hours of her day just chatting to me about life in Sicily when I arrived early off the overnight ferry before my room was ready. No matter what you need help with - transport, sightseeing tips, where to buy just about anything....she will help. If you want to get a glimpse of real Sicilian life, this is the place to stay. Location is fantastic - in a beautiful old apartment building in the upscale part of town. An easy walk from the port and into the centre. Plenty of eating and drinking options for all budgets nearby (Pastry Martino on the opposite corner serves amazing canoli and great coffee, and Pizzeria Biondo had the best reasonably-priced pizzas we had in Sicily), and a nice vibe on Friday and Saturday nights. The rooms were immaculate and very thoughtfully designed with the quality you'd expect from Italy. There were a few comments about the noise from other rooms - if you've lived in an apartment this wouldn't be an issue. If you haven't, earplugs are supplied, so don't let this put you off. The B&B is a large 4/5 bedroom apartment on the 5th floor (or thereabouts) with a breakfast room - I'm not a morning person but I enjoyed chatting to the guests who were staying there as the sort of people who stay at B&Bs tend to be interesting to meet, and good for sharing tips and travel ideas. All in all, I cannot recommend this B&B enough. Palermo was the highlight of my Italy trip, and this B&B was the best I've stayed in. Grazie Georgia!
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FromUS$72
4.6/510 Reviews
This wonderful B&B in the historic center of Palermo offered us small touches of luxury throughout our stay. The Superior room we booked was larger than expected, very comfortable with a superb bed and pillows, beautiful wooden floors and a nice bathroom. The few pieces of art on the wall and a natural fragrance (of the eco friendly cleaning liquids) rounded of the experience. We also enjoyed the tasty breakfast and excellent coffee as well as a friendly chat with the hosts who gave us perfect advice on what to see and where to eat. The long breakfast table made it easy to meet other guests and exchange tips on the fascinating city of Palermo; there were also a couple of small tables for the mornings we wanted to enjoy some privacy and celebrate our wedding anniversary (with a complementary bottle of very good prosseco offered by the owner). The breakfast room also served as a lounge during the day with a small free library, tea and cookies and pleasant music that made us happy just to sit on the couch and relax after walking everywhere during the day. We are really grateful to Sergio and Giada for their wonderful hospitality and all the personal touches that made our stay so pleasant.
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FromUS$108
5/55 Reviews
The property exceeded my expectations - their breakfast room is simply amazing with music in the background, very beautiful details (Ramona the owner is an artist herself with very good taste in decorating and making you feel cozy and comfortable). The entire hotel smells so so good - they use a perfume it's amazing how much care they take of the place. Delicious breakfast - with everything that your heart desires (prosciutto, mozzarella, cheese, fresh tomatoes, fresh bread, fresh pineapple & orange juice, fresh-cut fruits, yogurt, muesli, almonds, lots of sweets - mini cannoli so so lovely, brioche, cake, biscuits, pistachio cream etc). Very clean and comfortable rooms, nice decorated. Hotel just around the corner from the main street - also 24/7 carrefour near and 101 bus station - the bus that has en route the central station, also airport bus near.
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FromUS$124
5/51 Reviews
The hosts are very kind and welcoming. The room is spacious and confortable. You are at aprox.30 min walking to the city center. The here were no fridge in the kitchen/ or room, the rest was very nice.
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FromUS$49
5/56 Reviews
I spent my birthday weekend in the gorgeous Deluxe Junior suite! Communication prior and during the stay was amazing, Davide and Francesco were great hosts! This is not a hotel or B&B in a traditional sense, most things are managed remotely and hosts give you a lot of privacy! The room was excellent, free bottle of Prosecco upon arrival! My favourite thing was the bed! SUPER COMFY! The shower and hot tub were incredible, especially after a long day of exploring the city! Be mindful of the water levels and side pumps, if over-flowing, the water will spill onto the floor and set off the flood alarm system!!! Lesson learned lol. Breakfast was average but worth it for the price of the suite! The area is so close to the main train station, all attractions are within 15min walk, the area might be questionable for some but I liked the vibe - filled with working-class locals :) I even received a gift as I checked out! Overall, I highly recommend this accommodation!
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FromUS$68
4.4/510 Reviews
I would thoroughly recommend this little hotel. It is run by two enthusiastic sisters - they really are "La Laconda Del Gagini"! We flew from Stansted, London and the flights to and from Palermo were late. We very nervous of taking a taxi without phrasebook Italian - but they picked us up from the airport, dropped us off when we departed and even stored our luggage during our departure day. They made great recommendations of things to do, and were very sweet with our children. Our room was enormous! (compared to other Italian hotels that we have stayed in). The room was also kept clean and spotless. It had an old palatial grandeur - with Wifi. The hotel is central in a quiet side street, with lots of restaurants, markets and sights within easy walking distance. Breakfast is good and Sicilian - lots of cake. We are hoping to return one day.
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FromUS$115
4.4/510 Reviews
Just came back from a 16-day trip to Sicily and we loved every bit of it! Palermo was the last stop of our trip and we spent 4 nights at the Quattro Canti B&B. Location is excellent, just right opposite the Fontana Pretoria (fountain of shame) and few steps away from the beautiful Quattro Canti junction. Teatro Massimo is a convenient 10mins walk away and the airport bus is round the corner in front of Rinascente. We felt very safe in this area and there are many restaurant options within 5 mins walk. We had a room on the second floor facing the next building hence not much of a view. Room is okay overall and bed is firm and comfy. The restaurant on the top floor has a good view. Special thanks to Bernadetta at the front desk who was extremely helpful with all our needs.
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FromUS$67
4.7/510 Reviews
There were a few things that made this stay good and not so good. Firstly, the noise from the outside street enters the room. You can also hear the tv from the next door room and people talking No extra pillow or blanket was provided. One bedroom wasn’t made up when told it would be. First impressions on arriving at night was “what have I got into?” As the surrounding area looked quite neglected and somewhat scary. In daylight it looked better, but it is still outside the old area and the total precinct is quite dirty and unkempt. The way that Salvatore has renovated the property’s beautiful, but there are a few little things that would further improve the stay. For €10 it was nice to sit down to a table that had been immaculately set and served breakfast, however, for the money, it wasn’t quite worth it. There is only so much food one can eat for breakfast. By not including breakfast, this also means that this is not a true b&b in the sense that we know it. Also, there weren’t enough eggs for everyone and there were two slices of salami and four slices of cheese between six of us, however, there were plenty of rolls and pastries. The other disconcerting things were that the family live adjacent to the rooms and have a security camera within the living area that was part of our accommodation. It was like Big Brother watching over us. The owner is rightly, very proud of his accommodation, so be aware that under no circumstances is oily food allowed in the accommodation at all. We found out the hard way by being strongly told off. With all of that I’m not sure whether I would stay here again due to the noise factor from the street, the restrictions and the area.
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FromUS$86
4.5/55 Reviews
This is a combination of the very old (a refuge for fallen women we were told) and modern comforts. It is a swine to find, especially on a Saturday afternoon, when roads and alleys are blocked, but once you get orientated, it proved very central. Very helpful and gracious staff, a pleasant breakfast, decent wi-fi, comfortable rooms arranged in an unusual layout. Once inside it is quiet, outside can be noisy due to an ethnic community centre being nearby where people seem to be enjoying themselves! All on all, quite a find.
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FromUS$87
5/53 Reviews
Really glad I chose this place, super location and very stylish room. A delicious spread for breakfast every morning, including Sicilian pastries. I loved the view from the balcony, watching cruise liners and ferries arrive and depart. The staff were super friendly and I would definitely stay here again as it was such great value.
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FromUS$38
4.6/510 Reviews
We booked what was called a «de luxe penthouse», so we had certain expectations. We got disapointed. The standard of the apartment was average, at best. Description said airconditioned. There was one ac-unit in the apartment. It was in the living room, and it was not powefull or efficient enough to cool down the whole apartment. We had to sleep with our bedroom doors open, and the temperature was still 25-30 C. Description said microwave owen and dishwasher. There where no microwave and dishwasher. Description said free wifi. Well, there was some kind of wifi, but it was none-functional. We asked the manager to fix it. She said she would look in to it, but nothing happened. So, no wifi. Description said 3 bedrooms. There where two bedrooms, and two beds on an open loft, with a very low ceiling. The refridgerator was broken. We asked them to fix it, and they brought us a «brand new» used one the next day, which worked fine, but they did not remove the old one the week we stayed there. Description said extra bathroom. There was one bathroom. The toilet seat was broken. Toilet paper-holder broken. Towel hanger next to shower broken. Cup next to bidet broken. Soap dispenser broken. Washing machine broken. Mould in the shower. The walls where stained, but the rest of the apartment was clean. The beds and pillows where a little bit hard, but this is our personal taste. The apartment is situated by a busy street, so we expected some street noise. The noise was beyond all imagination. Not only from the traffic, but also from the restaurants and nightclubs across the street. Extremly noisy neighbourhoud, night and day. Easy walking distance to good restaurants and the town center. View from the terrace was nice. One of the chairs on the terrace was cracked. Manager was attentive, answered our questions, and booked airport transfer for us, which was a fair deal. These are honest facts about the apartment we had. We are experienced travelers, and we would advise the managers of this apartment to wright an honest description of it. To call IT «de luxe», is just a fraud, and has got nothing to do with reality.
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FromUS$475
4.1/510 Reviews
Simple B&B, offering good service, spacious rooms and a central location for exploring Palermo for a weekend. Six rooms, including one three and one four bed room, located on a side street off the main shopping street. 5 minutes to airport bus (6 euros one way) or 40 Euro flat rate fare by taxi. Room remain cool. Good shower. Simple breakfast with good coffee and friendly family running the place. Overall great stay and excellent value for money.
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FromUS$87
4.4/510 Reviews
Overall this b and b is very good. The man we met at reception was very friendly towards us, our room was smaller than apeared in the photographs but it was lovely. The breakfast provided was also quite varied. If there was a downside it is the shared bathroom. As far as we were aware it was being shared between ourselves and the guests of one other rooms. However frequently we found it occupied so we wondered if other guests were using it as a second or public bathroom too. A good idea would be to provide an extra key for the guests who don't have a private bathroom. Another suggestion would be to place a towel rail nearer the shower. We found the floor to be soaked a number of times but this was somewhat understandable given the towel rail was on the other side of the room. Other than this we can recommend this hotel, it is in a very nice location while we discovered that other areas of the city were quite dirty.
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FromUS$213
4.2/510 Reviews
Palermo Rooms are in good in good location...5 mins to Via Liberta..and keep going straight to many attractions ,....train/bus station,... historical area. etc.,....if you go down you will be in beautiful marina with lots of restaurants nearby! ...about the b and b were very clean..clean towels, clean kitchen which you can go anytime to do your cup of tea or coffee...breakfast was good selections of cakes or toast with a variety of ham...overall I would recommended if you want to stay in Palermo for a few days with a very reasonable price!!
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FromUS$63
4.5/510 Reviews
We cannot expect a better place to stay in Palermo - 5 minutes walk from the city center and main tourist attractions; newly furnished and very comfortable rooms; and at 1st place a great host - Giuseppe. He made our stay in Palermo a great experience and was there for the difficult situations that we were facing - found a solution of our rent-a-car problem and even drove to the airport in order to give us the mobile phone that my father has forgotten in the room. Every morning a delicious breakfast was prepared by Giuseppe including one of the best cappuccinos that we have tried. Overall, we had the feeling like we are at home and receiving a 5 star hotel customer service just from one amazing Italian host - Thank you, Giuseppe!
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FromUS$71
4/510 Reviews
Being half-Sicilian I’m always going to be biased about this place. Despite coming here as a child every summer and more recently twice in close succession, this is actually my first visit to Sicily’s capital. This is the start of a nine day holiday to the island that commenced with two days in Palermo. Travelling with my parents in law, my wife and eight year old son, we collected our Fiat 500 (L - this big one) and set off for our Mediterranean Adventure. The plan is to circle the island counter-clockwise taking in Trapani, Marsala, Sciacca, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina and Cefalu. We are going to the sites, little ports, temples, theatres, mosaics and sample as much food as our bodies will allow! Back to the hotel for a second, it is easy to find from the airport, there is a large underground car park (which is great because you almost certainly risk your Insurnace excess parking on the street)... Palermo could be translated to Dented-Panel-City!!! The hotel itself is then walking distance to the northern quarter and roughly 15/20 minutes from the Ballaro Markets. The hotel is perfect, large rooms with balconies, adequate bathrooms with a great shower. You’re provided with an abundance of towels everyday! The beds are comfy and the air con is effective, quiet and simple to use. Fallen in love with the staff here - Pipo and “Lorri” in particular have made our stay really special. Our son is not fussy about food but like most eight year olds does prefer chips or penne with a ragu and Parmesan to anything else - and there was never an issue asking for these even if off the menu. Nothing was too much bother and the service is excellent. The food is superb, a simple four courses with three options per course. We’ve enjoyed a tomato and fresh ricotta salad, farfalle pasta with salmon, chicken escalope, spaghetti with olive oil and chilli, local fish, Saltimboca and all this washes down beautifully with local red wine. Five of us eating, four courses including a pudding to die for was 60€...bargain! Breakfast is equally simple and sublime with a vast array of cakes and pastries - our son enjoyed the donuts with nutella (so did I in fact). Referring back to my title of six lanes into one, I was referring of course to the driving style... I’m still not sure how many lanes are in one road, at one point I’m sure there were six lanes of cars and busses meandering round parked cars and scooters whilst avoiding a woman arguing with her partner on the side of a motorway junction (pulled over as you do). It is bonkers. However just go with it, push out with conviction and spot the tourists - we are easy to spot as the only ones using indicators. Rear view mirrors are really there as target practise for scooters / just assume there is always a scooter or car on your backside and you can’t go wrong. It was brilliant, chaotic and yet somehow refreshing to just go where you want, when you want and how you want - I think my father in law got it when
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FromUS$47