Lovely large flat (2 of us shared the biggest apartment as we wanted seperate bedrooms) with an out-door seating area big enough to have meals (rare in central Palermo) and spacious old rooms. It is really for groups of friends who are going to enjoy being out on the town every night and only coming back to sleep in the small hours. It is right in the middle of everything, with dozens of bars and restaurants within 100metres, and the Teatro Massimo across the street. Advertised as sleeping 7 or 8 that would mean 2 or 3 sleeping in the hall and one in the kitchen as well as 2 in each of the 2 double bedrooms, and with only one bathroom that would be very cosy! If you wanted to eat in, the table on the terrace would seat 6 but only 4 in the kitchen if you wanted to eat indoors; we ate all of our meals outside. There isn't a view (just the the house opposite across a tiny back alley) but it was lovely to sit outdoors at the end of October. Spotlessly clean and fairly well equipped, including a washing machine. The only problem was the noise. I'm not sure where the other reviewers (who said it was quiet) stayed, but it wasn't here! I live right in the centre of London so I'm used to living with city noise, but this would have had the noise abatement officers out if it was London! .The streets around are heaving until 1am (later on Friday and Saturday), although generally just the hum of voices and people enjoying themselves but there was also very loud music until 2pm on 2 nights. Then at 6am the restaurant kitchens start up and the beer kegs are delivered and the rubbish bins and glass waste collected. Hard to sleep even with all windows and shutters closed, and almost impossible with the windows open to get some fresh air!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CasaTeatroMassimo has three apartments located at the first and at the second floor of a cosy building dating to the early 900s. All have been recently restored and refurnished and are given all the comforts for a quality stay. The owner, resident in the building, ensures you assistance and friendly care. CasaTeatroMassimo boasts a prestigious position in the very heart of the historic centre of Palermo, exactly opposite the Teatro Massimo. All the main landmarks of historic, religious or monumental interest of the town, mandatory tourist destinations in Palermo, as well as the main shopping streets, can be easily reached from its location in the Olivella district. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- CasaTeatroMassimo Palermo, Sicily