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Via Butera 28, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy
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#3 of 558 Speciality lodging in Palermo
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Eleven beautifully appointed apartments, with antique furnishings and all modern comforts, are located in an 18th century palazzo facing the wonderful bay of Palermo, in the heart of the Kalsa quarter. The apartments are also available for daily rent. The palace was the last home of prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of The Leopard, and is now the home of his adoptive son, who oversaw its restoration.
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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David J wrote a review Oct 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Our previous comments from Sept 2018 (Arthawk Bristol) are still valid. We stayed in apartment 9 this time with its wonderful two terraces, both looking out to sea. If you are interested in Sicilian culture and history this is the place to stay. If we could award six stars we would. The duchess Nicoletta and her team are extremely helpful and knowledgeable and provide a personal touch which is lacking in hotels. You will have a memorable time here.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Caterina Monda wrote a review Jan 2020
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Butera 28 was an incredible and emotional experience! Our beautiful room #10 was situated inside an historic palace is already something but definitely by far one of the best hosts I've ever acquainted - the lovely Duchess Nicoletta, who gives you also the best inside tips to the city. She also teaches these incredible cooking classes if you sign up - 8 course meal - once in a life time treat!! We can’t wait to return back to Palermo and stay in the charming apartment.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Alan_W825 wrote a review Dec 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom22 contributions59 helpful votes
This was a wonderful place to stay. It's a palazzo, close to the sea but only a few minutes walk from the historic centre of the city. There are eleven apartments, which vary in size. Mine was spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with cooker, washing machine and a fridge stocked with basics so that I could have an adequate breakfast. TV and wifi were also provided. Nicoletta, the Duchess, who runs the place, also runs cookery classes, which I didn't try, and tours of the palazzo, which I did and which I strongly recommend. 20 euros well spent. You get to see the manuscript of Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel The Leopard. I should also say that Clara, Florence and Will, the three students who were working there as part of their year abroad while studying languages at British universities, were extremely helpful, friendly and professional. Lucky them to be able to spend time in such beautiful surroundings. I stayed there a week, and could happily have stayed longer. Palermo is a great city to spend time in and has an enormous amount to see and do. Do not miss the marionette museum just round the corner from the palazzo. The city may be too hot for comfort in July and August, but spring and autumn would be perfect times to visit.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Caro M wrote a review Oct 2019
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We have just returned from a fantastic 5 nights at Butera 28. Palermo is a bustling city brimming with history. Situated in the historic old town overlooking the port we found Butera 28 to be a gem of character and poise and well positioned to walk around Palermo. The apartments are within the grounds of the Palazzo Lanzo Tomasi ; a listed building. Our apartment was light, airy and impressively spacious . It was scrupulously clean with a well equipped kitchenette . The decor was pleasing and in-keeping with the historical building . WiFi and air conditioning were included . We were lucky to be able to participate in one of the cooking classes ( A Day Cooking with the Duchess ) which was a joy . I learnt some new cookery skills but more than this is was fun and like cooking and eating with friends . Nicoletta is both a charming and extremely knowledgable host . Her love of cooking and the palazzo and it’s history shine through . A tour of the palazzo was included which is beautiful and fascinating . I look forward to a return visit !
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
packedlite wrote a review Oct 2019
Cambridge, Massachusetts395 contributions164 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the apartments for three nights. The location is not very central, but there were many restaurants nearby and the marina is just a short walk. The area seems very much like a neighborhood. The apartment was on the 3rd (American) floor with no lift. It was in a condo building (part of the palazzo), so our neighbors were locals. Music and neighborly conversations were going on during the day, but were not disturbing. They made us feel even more so that we were part of a neighborhood. The apartment was quiet and clean. The furniture is sparse but functional. There was air conditioning in two of the three rooms. The kitchen had no windows, but the bedroom and living room were windowed and got a lot of light. It was on the street and there was some street noise at night, but it was not too bad. The kitchen was equipped well enough that we could make a simple meal, which was all we wanted. Coffee and milk and breakfast crackers with jam were provided. A Carrefour was a few blocks away and there was a bakery and a fruit and vegetable store just down the street. The bed was fine, but the pillows were thin and we could have used one more each. Dealing with Nicoletta and her staff was very easy and they were all very helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Butera 28
Which popular attractions are close to Butera 28?
Nearby attractions include Affresco del Trionfo della morte (0.1 miles), Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati (0.1 miles), and Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Butera 28?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Butera 28?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What are some restaurants close to Butera 28?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pablo’s Ristorante, Carizzi d'Amuri, and MadoniEAT.
Are there any historical sites close to Butera 28?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Conte Federico (0.8 miles), Palazzo Drago Airoldi di Santa Colomba (0.7 miles), and Oratorio di Santa Cita (0.5 miles).