I loved this hotel! Simple, clean, pleasant, and very good value: just right.
Warm welcome from friendly and helpful staff; spotlessly clean; room with a view over the rooftops of old Palermo; ample hot water, good volume shower, efficient air conditioning/heating; comfortable bed with sheets changed daily; good breakfast (delicious pastries, fruit, yoghurt, etc, etc) sights within easy walking distance (Cathedral 10 minutes, Cappella Palatina 15+ minutes, Palazzo Abatellis - now open, despite what your guide book may tell you - 15 mins), train station 15 mins+. Clearly signposted from Via Maqueda. Do not be put off either by the state of the surrounding streets (normal for this part of Palermo, and part of the charm) or by the entrance (the hotel doesn't own the buildings surrounding the courtyard, so their appearance is not within their control). It is true that there is noise from bars in the street behind the hotel, which play music at very high volumes, sufficient to penetrate double glazing and shutters, until late into the night- and, again, the extent to which the hotel can control this is limited - so bring ear plugs. And note: there is no lift. Note also that - if you think of catching the 389 bus from Palermo to Monreale - pickpockets are currently extremely active (and successful) on both the outward and return journeys.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Columbia Palermo Sicily
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel: Columbia Palermo Hotel is located in the heart of Palermo city centre, about 300 meters far from the Massimo theatre, the Cathedral, the Pretoria Square, Ballaro and Vucciria markets, only few steps from the Quattro Canti ( Vigliena Square). Situated in an historical palace of XIX century, entirely restyled, the Columbia Palermo Hotel offers a cosy and friendly atmosphere an all sorts of the most modern comforts. The Rooms: All 24 rooms are fully equipped with: private facilities and shower, hairdryer, TV color, mini bar, air conditioning, and WI-FI connection. Our service: Credit card, 24-hour reception desk, Rich international breakfast, Disabled persons room, Car-motorcycle-bike renting , WI-FI connection, Bar, Room service (part-time), Alarm call service, Cradle, Fax service, National newspapers (on demand), Arranged restaurants near the hotel, Private car parking. ... more less
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