Palm Gallery is a haven of peace in a bustling city. It is a charming boutique hotel situated in a residential area but with good transport connections to the tourist areas. Buses and taxis are readily available but we took advantage of the weather and views of beautiful surrounding buildings and strolled to the nearest Metro station. We were warmly welcomed by Daniel and given a map of the city which was in constant use during our stay plus a map of local transport and a map of the local restaurants with details of the type of cuisine, price ranges and opening hours. Brilliant.
We stayed in the Cosy Room D1 which was perfectly big enough for us although some reviewers think it is too cramped. We were rarely in the room so this wasn't a problem and waking up to the gorgeous view of the gardens at the side of the hotel was delightful. The en suite was small but perfectly formed and sparkly clean. Sweeties in the room was a nice touch but a kettle would have been useful for us personally. I had a sneaky look at the other rooms on the first floor when they were being cleaned and they didn't look much bigger but this room would only be suitable for couples.
Breakfast was a daily feast with a massive choice of eggs cooked to order, cooked meats and cheeses, cereals, bread, toasts, pastries, fruit, yogurts, juices and the biggest collection of honeys I've ever seen.
Palm Gallery staff really cannot do enough for you and every single one was warm and welcoming. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 3 stars hotel, located in a very charming area 2 km from Spanish steps, in a liberty villa with garden, totally renovated. Design and liberty rooms. Private bathrooms, wifi, safety box, minibar, air conditioning, LCD TV, personal scale, hairdryer. Fresh pastries and high quality breakfast, wine & cocktail bar, airport pick-up, babysitter, indoor & outdoor relax area, store, fitness, rooftop terrace & garden events. ... more less