We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Porta Felice. It is around a 20 minute walk from the centre but only 5 mins from the seafront. The best way to get to the hotel from the airport is on the Prestia a Commande bus to the Stazione Centrale at €11 return and then you can either walk (about 20 mins) or taxi for around €15 to the hotel. The reception staff were incredibly helpful and spoke good English. We were quite surprised that not many people spoke English in Palermo.
Our room was spacious with lovely decor and the air conditioning worked wonderfully as it was so humid outside.
We had a room on the first floor at the side of the hotel so it was nice and quiet. Don't expect a great view though as it's on a very narrow street, this didn't bother us though. The bathroom was a little dated but was fine for a long weekend.
Breakfast was pretty poor, a mere selection of cakes, bread and cereal and some sorry looking bacon and eggs. The staff were not particularly good at keeping the small selection topped up.
We also tried out the spa in the hotel which was lovely on a very rainy day.
All in all, a lovely hotel and I would stay there again but would definitely improve the breakfast selection.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Palermo, in the historical city centre, a few metres from Foro Italico gardens, Piazza Marina, via Alloro and Corso Vittorio Emanuele.It is elegant and welcoming. It was built on the foundations of a XVIII century building and has been completely reconstructed. There are 30 rooms and 3 suites all equipped with satellite tv, internet connection, telephone, safe and mini bar.Breakfast and bar services are located on the top floor on a panoramic terrace from where it is possible to admire the walls of Palazzo Steri and Piazza Marina. The Wellness club, on the ground floor, offers a wide range of relaxing services from a sauna, steam bath, small pool with hydro massage, emotional showers and also many personalized beauty treatments and massages.For meetings there are 2 rooms up to 20 persons and also, on request, there is a guarded parking area nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porta Felice Hotel
- Hotel Porta Felice Palermo, Sicily