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“Beautiful b&b in the hearth of Palermo”
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L'Olivella B&B
Ranked #25 of 478 Palermo B&B and Inns
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Milan, Italy
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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful b&b in the hearth of Palermo”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

This b&b is impressive, you are in the city center, and Elena (the owner) is always kind and ready to help you. The breakfast is really nice with a lot of different choices.
Our room was very big and very clean. In my opinion the best choice in Palermo! Amazing!!!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

I love Palermo and I love this B&B, so much so I've stayed here twice!

It's in a great part of the city, walking distance to everything. Parking is available in the square next door if you need it.

We had the triple room both times and love its spaciousness, modern bathroom, fridge, aircon and balcony over the square. It's very quiet at night when the doors are closed.

Breakfast is superb with fresh fruit and freshly baked sweet treats every morning.

Elena is lovely and a gracious host.

There's nothing at all to fault here! Highly recommended and very good value

And if you need to get to /from the airport ask Elena about her driver, €35 which is much cheaper than you'll otherwise be charged.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Three friends stayed two nights here in March. What a treat! The B&B is wonderfully centrally located in the Centro Storico of Palermo. Our rooms were lovely, each decorated in an individual style, comfortable, clean and welcoming. The common areas are equally inviting. The breakfasts were delicious, different on both days with homebaked treats we had to ask the recipes for! Elena, our hostess, is a lovely young woman who gave us a lot of information, arranged taxis, restaurants etc. while remaining discreet at the same time. I highly recommend B&B Olivella to everyone.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

What a nice accomodation in a typicall sicilian building - just great and perfectly situated!
Breakfast was yummi! And everything was really clean and comfortable.
Elena the host offered a lot of helpful information and tips.
Would always go there again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

B & B L'Olivella is a gem. The apartment itself is incredibly beautiful - all high, frescoed ceilings and flagstone tiles. The rooms are spacious, airy and elegantly decorated. And it’s perfectly located, right in the centre of Palermo, just round the corner from the imposing Teatro Massimo and the fabulously buzzing Porta Carini market.
Our time there was blissful. Every morning we popped out before breakfast for a quiet cappuccino on Piazza Verdi, returning to find the dining table groaning with fresh fruit and assorted cakes, breads and other goodies baked by Elena. Daytimes were spent exploring different quarters of the city, lunching at the various markets and eating gelato outside cafes. Come nightfall, there is no shortage of casual trattoria to enjoy.
Throughout, Elena was the ideal host – friendly, helpful and full of advice. This was our second visit to B & B L'Olivella and I have no doubt we will return again. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We stayed two nights in this excellent b&b in the heart of palermo. I think we could not have made a better choice. The location of this b&b is great, in a very nice area of palermo. The host Elena is very nice and helpful. She prepares an excellent breakfast every morning (different types of fresh cake and fruits) and makes you feel at home.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

love this b & b so much!  It was lovely, clean, tidy and located in a perfect location.  There were numerous restaurants around and also shops selling beautiful art pieces.
The room we stayed was large and had a high ceiling.  The host, Elena, was sweet and the breakfast she made was perfect.  I feel like going back home during the stay.  Excellent choice in Palermo!

Stayed September 2012
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Additional Information about L'Olivella B&B

Property: L'Olivella B&B
Address: Via Bara All'Olivella 67, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 478 B&Bs / Inns in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the historical centre where in a maze of narrow streets it is still possible to find the colours and flavours of authentic Palermo, Elena has opened the doors of her house to those who want to discover the city through the eyes of a traveller. In a "liberty" style building that was for years a famous silver factory, Elena has renovated the ancient rooms of her great grandfather's residence to offer guests a pleasant and charming stay, with an informal and warm atmosphere. The L'Olivella B&B will astonish you with its marvellous fresco art ceilings, its perfectly preserved floors and the original furnishings, which will tell you a one hundred year history. ... more   less 
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