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Il Giardino di Ballaro

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nicely refurbished historic house with lots of modern elements. The staff and owner were extremely welcoming and helpful, giving very helpful advice for places to dine out and party on just that very night. The location is very central: Both old town, shopping streets, the opera house and railway station are in walking distance. Yet the neighborhood is gloomy... More 

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Imola, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I couldn't resist the title to this review, but do not be alarmed. Almost in the middle of the Ballarò market district, hugely colourful and multi-ethnic, this exquisite B&B is heavenly. Owned and run by a team of young ladies, everything is touched by a little magic. A tasteful blend of contemporary style and vintage pieces (some from the antique... More 

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Agrigento, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this place on a last minute trip to Palermo, and it was a surprise. Il giardino di ballaró is a boutique hotel very close to the lively mercato di ballaró and a few minutes to the cathedral. The hotel has been renovated with taste (lots of artistic details and original features) it enjoys a beautiful garden inside the... More 

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New York City, New York
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A lovely small B and B walking distance from major Palermo points of interest .we really enjoyed the charming ambiance of this place with very interesting common areas and unique well equipped rooms . While it was hard to find with our rental car it was ery much worth the effort .The owner Analise and her daugher Aurora warmly greeted... More 

1 Thank Richard A
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Phenomenal b&b. Staff were absolutely lovely, location really central and in the ancient quarter, with so much to see it was safe and local and I could have walked around for hours. The b&b was the best decorated we have stayed in, lovely art work and modern/refurbished. Excellent stay and will return.

Thank Jennifer H
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice hotel in the lively location of Ballaro. We had a large, comfortable room. The breakfast offers an array of savory and sweet items. I love the decor, including the cool paintings and sculptures. The people who manage the hotel are extremely nice and helpful.

Thank Aileen Z
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We have just stayed at this B and B and had a lovely time. The room with balcony overlooking the street was fab as was the breakfast room and the breakfast. Staff were really helpful too. Although the area is quite rough I never felt anxious about walking around at night indeed it felt quite safe and very lively!!! I... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Honestly there is nothing to say. Just do not hesitate. They are welcoming. The room is nice and big. The atmosphere is charming. The location is ok (though maybe not the safest in Palermo at night). The best? The breakfast outside in a small, calm and lovely place. I recommand this place.

Thank Ffff999
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Couldn't have been more convenient (in the heart of Ballaro in Palermo's historic center, very atmospheric). The staff was excellent. The hotel was pretty. Please note the front desk has somewhat strange hours (as a B&B, there is not someone there 24 hours). The concierge went out of her way to help us meet all our needs in advance, though.... More 

Thank Juliet G
Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The location is perfect...Within walking distance of most everything. Being in the old city, there is a charm and grittiness not found in greater Palermo. As tourists, this is the area where we wanted to be. We parked our car on the street across from the B&B for three days. No problem. Our accommodations were quiet, roomy with a great... More 

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Ai piedi di Palazzo Conte Federico, nel cuore del centro storico di Palermo, nel mercato di Ballarò si trova il B&B di charme “Il giardino di Ballarò”.Il restauro, terminato nel luglio del 2011, ha portato alla luce elementi architettonici che danno a questa dimora storica un fascino ed una particolare atmosfera; infatti sia gli archi in pietra secolare del XVIII e XIX secolo, che i colonnati di ghisa testimoniano vari interventi nel tempo.Il boutique B&B dispone di ampie camere elegantemente arredate e corredate di vari servizi (televisione, aria condizionata, riscaldamento, bagni in camera, asciugacapelli, WiFi).Le triple e le quadruple hanno doppi servizi, la modernissima cucina su richiesta è messa a disposizione degli ospiti dalla padrona di casa.Questa dimora è completata da un’antica corte che custodisce un giardino e da una terrazza solarium sui tetti.Durante le belle giornate si potrà fare colazione all’aperto in giardino, all’ombra degli agrumi. La colazione offerta è ricca di specialità siciliane e non solo.Ampi saloni con camino sono a disposizione della clientela. Il giardino di Ballarò si trova a cento metri dal mercato arabo di Ballarò e duecento dalla Cattedrale, Cappella Palatina, Chieda di San Giovanni Degli Eremiti, Casa Professa e cento metri dalla Torre di San Nicolò, da cui ammirare i tetti della vecchia Palermo.A 350 metri parcheggio custodito. Trasferimenti per aeroporto, porto e stazione. Babysitter, massaggi rilassanti e noleggio carrozze siciliane su richiesta. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Giardino di Ballaro

Address: Via Porta di Castro 75/77, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Price Range: £60 - £291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Il Giardino di Ballaro 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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 of 5 bubbles YuppyBerlin, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“Quieter rooms are off the main street”
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“A taxi was organised from the airport to the hotel , euro 35, a good price as others quoted 45.”
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“"Soura" was large and comfy. It was winter, so the windows were closed, it seemed quiet enough.”
 of 5 bubbles moschofilero, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
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